Saturday, April 5, 2014

Review: Captivate Me (Giveaway Included!!!)

Description Provided by Goodreads:
“My mom had always told me – when you meet “the one”, you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them. I had always wondered, though, if my mom’s words of wisdom were finite – if they applied to everyone. Maybe those who had found their one great love were the lucky few, and maybe the rest of us would have to settle for less than earth-shattering.”
Seventeen-year-old Kat Walsh is a Gifted – a human with paranormal abilities. With her mom a former Angel and her dad a dream prophet, it’s always been in her genetic make-up to be extraordinary. Unfortunately for her, the world can’t handle the strange or unusual. So when she slips up and uses her powers at her high school in Ireland, the entire student body treats her like a freak – even the ones she thought were her closest friends.
Broken, but hopeful for a fresh start, she allows her parents to enroll her in a boarding school buried deep within the forests of a small Colorado town. At Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she feels as though she can finally be herself; she makes new friends and even has the attention of the most popular guy in school – Levi. Everything feels normal again… or does it?
Not long after her arrival, weird dreams of an alluring boy whom she’s never met surface during the night, and the eerie, shadowy trees encircling their school seem to call to her. As these disturbing, yet enticing developments intensify, other bizarre occurrences happen – students and staff turn up missing, and mystery visitors leave gifts while she sleeps. With all of these other things vying for her attention, a desperate Levi has to fight even harder to keep her interest. But with the dreams of the attractive boy slowly captivating her heart, Kat has to make a choice – will she settle for ‘great’ Levi, or will she search for her elusive dream visitor, possibly stumbling across ‘amazing?’
From the author of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles, comes a refreshingly different Young Adult series with plenty of love, suspense, and a new take on the Paranormal.

Story Line: I thought that the story line was very unique and refreshing; yet, sweet at the same time. This different perspective on soul mates was really cool because it "captivates" people and pulls them toward their love. I also enjoyed that in the story there was a love triangle because it made the book stand out even more from the typical soul mate books! I also enjoyed the fact that it incorporated paranormal aspects, such as telekinesis and angels (lots of fun to read about!!!)

Relationships: I found that the struggle in relationships that Kat is faced with in the book, while supernatural, were very relatable. Kat struggles with her feelings for Levi and this mysterious person that calls to her. I found that this struggle could be similarly related in real life to people who are looking for their soul mates and wondering if the person they are with is that person.

Kat: I enjoyed reading about Kat's character because she was sweet; yet, confused throughout the book because of all the decisions she has to make. I enjoyed the supportive family dynamic she enjoyed with her family and loved that she develops new powers throughout the book. Overall, she was just like a regular teenager with a set of problems and for this I found her to be relatable and enjoyable to read about!

Levi/Gabe: Levi and Gabe are the love interests in this book. I enjoyed the mysteriousness of Gabe at the beginning of the book because it just kept me wanting to read to find out who he is. Levi is sweet and funny through out the book, making him a delightful character! I found that I couldn't choose between the boys, which was something new for me! 

Overall: This was a highly entertaining book that held me captivated (hehehe!!) It's an awesome paranormal and romantic book to read that will leave you wanting the second book!

Rating: I would give this book a 9 out of 10!

About the Author:
Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-fi novels.

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