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Author: C.A. Kunz
Publish Date: Published February 18th 2011 by C.A. Kunz
Cat ColvinThe childe is hunted. They are not supposed to exist.
Or Something Else Entirely?
Cat Colvin is pretty much your typical run-of-the-mill teenager. Sure, she’s taller than most girls, has a mane of fiery red hair that’s impossible to tame, is left-handed, and her eyes are two different colors, but that’s where the differences end . . . unless you include the minor detail of her slow transformation into a Childe.
High school can definitely be challenging, and for Cat it’s no different. This is especially true when she’s faced with the daunting task of trying to hide her budding Childe traits as they begin to reveal themselves at the most inopportune times. To make matters worse, her family is oddly dead set against Ryan, the boy she grows to like. But everyone has their secrets: is Ryan really what he seems to be, and what is Cat’s family not telling her?
The Childe is the first book in this coming-of-age fantasy series which follows Cat's life through the twists and turns toward finding out whom and what she really is. Come and take the plunge with Cat into a world filled with mystery, biting humor, and the paranormal
Cat is a typical teenager who is sheltered by her parents. After convincing her parents, she finally attends public school where she tries to fit in. On her first day, she has a run in with a group that gives her a hard time, and continues to torment her. Why? She’s new, and has not caused any problems.
Cat starts experiencing strange dreams that seem weird but real, and at random times, have unexplained experiences. She begins to wonder if she is losing it. Her parents and brother Tyler are very protective of her.
Ryan, a member of Isaac’s tormenting group, is drawn to Cat. He watches her from afar until he is assigned to tutor Cat for Math. He knows he shouldn’t have feelings for Cat, but can’t seem to control them.
Cat has an amazing group of friends that are always there to support each other…Matt, Amanda and Elle.
Girls are starting to disappear, which causes panic in the community, and curfews are enforced. Not only is the community gathering to protect, but also a secret group who is trying to figure out who is responsible.
The Childe is an insanely incredible story that will grab your attention for wanting more. I love the personalities of the characters, and at times found myself laughing aloud at the real life teenage experiences. The finale will definitely keep you in suspense! The story has mystery that will definately keep you interested and in suspense. I admire Cat for wanting to live a normal life by not being so sheltered by her family. And the ending....grrrr....definately a cliff hanger that will make you BEG for Dark Days!
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For the Kindle Fire Giveaway:
“Find The Answer” Game Details: This is the main way we are going to get people involved to win the Kindle Fire. Every time a blogger posts a post, we will wait until we get at least 5 comments (from different people) until we post our question in the comments section. The question will deal with something about the post, so they will have to read each post to find the answer. They will have to submit their answers to firstname.lastname@example.org for every question to get the biggest point value.
Here is the point break down:
For each post there will be a possible 10 points to gain:
5 points - for answering the question correctly through email
1 point – for following the blogger’s blog (must post their GFC name)
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Blog Tour Schedule
Sunday, Jan. 8th – Books Complete Me (Opening Post: Cover Reveal for Dark Days and Blog Tour Details)
Monday, Jan. 9th – A Diary of a Book Addict (Review of The Childe)
Tuesday, Jan. 10th – Book Love (A Unique Mother (Tiffany King) and Daughter (Ashlynn King) Review of Dark Days)
Wednesday, Jan. 11th – Book Bite Reviews (Author This or That Post) AND Intoxicated by Books (Review of The Childe)
Thursday, Jan. 12th – Amethyst Daydreams (Guest Post: Playlist with Book Scenes)
Friday, Jan. 13th – Mundie Moms (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) AND Fiktshun (Character interview: Cat Colvin)
Monday, Jan. 16th – Reading Away The Days (Character This or That: Ryan Beckford) AND Jowanna Reads (Review of The Childe)
Tuesday, Jan. 17th – Blethering Book Worm (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) AND Reading Lark (Guest Post: Why we write YA paranormal)
Wednesday, Jan. 18th – Katelyn Torrey (Sample chapter post from The Childe/Teaser of Dark Days) Thursday, Jan. 19th – Bookish Babes (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Friday, Jan. 20th – Mundie Moms (Video interview post) AND Me and Reading (Review of The Childe) 3rd Week:
Monday, Jan. 23rd – Me Myshelf and I (Guest Post: Being A Part of an Indie Group – The Paranormal Plumes) AND Insane About Books (Review of The Childe)
Tuesday, Jan. 24th – Katelyn Torrey (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Wednesday, Jan. 25th – Blethering Book Worm (Character spotlight: Robert Craven) AND Words 2 Follow (Review of The Childe)
Thursday, Jan. 26th – Fiktshun (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) AND All Things Books (Guest Post: Our Writing Method)
Friday, Jan. 27th – Page Flipperz (Character This or That: Cat Colvin)
Monday, Jan. 30th – Book Bite Reviews (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Tuesday, Jan. 31st – Me and Reading (Teaser Tuesday for Both The Childe and Dark Days) AND Page Flipperz (Review of The Childe)
Wednesday, Feb. 1st – Reading Lark (Review of The Childe)
Thursday, Feb. 2nd – Books Complete Me (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Friday, Feb. 3rd – Bookish Babes (Favorite reads: Indie published) AND Jowanna Reads (Guest Post: Author Interview)
Monday, Feb. 6th – Amethyst Daydreams (Review of The Childe) AND Reading Away The Days (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Tuesday, Feb. 7th – Insane About Books (Character Interview: Ryan Beckford) AND Books Make Me Happy ( Link to Review of the Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Wednesday, Feb. 8th – All Things Books (Link to Review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Thursday, Feb. 9th – Words 2 Follow (Our Favorite Reads: Traditionally Published)
Friday, Feb. 10th – Forever Lost In My Own World (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) Saturday, Feb. 11th – Books Complete Me (Special Post and Last chance to enter Kindle Fire giveaway)