Friday, June 28, 2013

Vengeance By Jamie Canosa (and a giveaway!)

Aiden's Angel extraordinaire, Jamie Canosa, (who made book trailers of awesome for Between and Hell Transporter) also happens to be a fantastic author! Her first book, Dissidence, came out last year (see my review here), and now the sequel is out!

Things aren’t always as they seem. In fact, in a world of secrets and lies almost nothing ever is, but Kaleigh made her choices and now she has to live with the consequences.

Haunted by her guilt, Kaleigh is forced to question everything she thought she knew. From friends and foes, to loyalty and love, she’s quickly losing faith in herself and those around her.

Everyone she cares about has been hurtled to the front lines, but can Kaleigh find the strength within herself to keep fighting? Or, surrounded by loss, deceit, and betrayal, will her fiery spirit finally be extinguished?

Dissidence ended on a massive cliffhanger, so I was eager to get my hands on the sequel to find out where on Earth the story was going to go from there. I had my theories, but I could not have been more wrong. A couple pages in, my jaw was hanging open. She didn't! Oh, yes, she did. And she walked me through the aftermath step by step, letting me steep in the agony and determination that can come from loss.

Canosa doesn't shy away from true feelings in this book, which was one of the many things I loved about it. Dystopians paint a picture of a ruined society, but humans are humans no matter the setting, and Canosa did a fantastic job of being real inside a dystopian world.

Kayleigh's voice is snarky and sarcastic throughout both books. She made me smile with her unflagging sense of humor, even when death was a near certainty. The action is non-stop and intense, but thankfully, not gory. In fact, the characters go out of their way to disarm and disable opponents without killing them, which I found a nice reprieve from the ultra violent themes popular today. Dissidence has the same feel and tension of Divergent by Veronic Roth. But Vengeance surpasses Insurgent by a mile, in my opinion!

If you're a fan of YA dystopian novels, you owe it to yourself to check out these books. And then you can say you knew her back before she became a NYT Bestselling Author!

Connect with Jamie on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads, and don't forget to follow her blog. Then enter the giveaway below so you can see for yourself what I'm talking about! Can't wait for the giveaway? Then pick up your copies of Dissidence and Vengeance now. You won't be sorry!

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