Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sleepers Review & Giveaway

Sleepers

Summary
An adoptee raised in a foreign land, sixteen-year-old Lianne was content with her life as handmaiden to the queen, until a spell cast on her at birth activated. Now she's filled with uncontrollable rage and access to magic she thought had been bled from her people years ago. Even her years of secret training in elite hand-to-hand combat and meditation can’t calm the fires raging inside her.

Her heart is torn between two boys, the one she’s always loved and the one who always ignored her. But when the kingdom threatens to tear itself apart due to rumors surrounding the queen’s alleged affair, who will Lianne protect and who will she destroy?


What I Loved
Fast Paced
The ball kept on rolling throughout this entire book, there was never a dull moment nor a desire to skim through anything. I had to read each and every word and I fell so easy into a book trance and I didn't even realize that an hour or two had passed by so quickly. I got very annoyed when I had to leave for work and put down the book, throughout the entire day my mind kept on wandering back to my book and the desire to finish the book asap.
Characters
Lianne: I quite like her. She is physically strong and a very capable hand to hand fighter, which I do love my female characters able to kick some ass. But she is also a sweet and loving person (pre-awakening). This makes for a good internal tug-a-war when she awakenings and has a bunch of violent angry foreign feeling to deal and cope with. 
The Boys
I do really want to talk about each boy in detail, but I don't want to ruin your discovery about the storyline. So I will just choose to say a little about each boy and not go into any detail about them, the two boys are Kellan and Bryden. Kellan is Lianne's boyfriend, she has trained with him (she kicks his ass every time) and has had a crush on him for a long time. Bryden is her childhood best friend and after he had an accident that made him a cripple he ignored her and distance himself from their friendship. That is all I can give about these two without giving anything away, so that means you just have to read for yourself to find out more about these boys.

Just Choose Already
Lianne has a few hard choices to make and she does some flip flopping between the 2 sides, it does get a little tiresome when she can't make a solid decision. I was very glad when she finally does hold all things at bay and make the decision based on what she wants to do and not what anyone else wants her to do.

Recommendation
If you love YA fantasy, magical historic time periods with coming of age tough choices this is just the book for you.

Information 
The Swarm Trilogy
1) Sleepers: currently only available as an ebook, paperback in a month or so
2) out possibly late Fall November- December
3) Spring 2012, she will be finishing Severed first

The Cloud Prophet Trilogy
1) Anathema
2) Oubliette 
3) Severed out in Fall 2011

How would you react to a dormant anger and power suddenly arising within you?

I have Anathema on my kindle and when Severed comes out I am going to read all of them together. I love Megg's work in this book Sleepers and I can't wait to read the rest of her books.

*Closed*
Giveaway
Megg has donated an ebook of Sleepers for 1 lucky reader.
Rules
International
You don't have to be a follower to enter
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To Enter
1) Answer the question above +1
2) Spread the word through any venue (Facebook, twitter, blog, etc) about the giveaway +1
3) Follow Megg on her Blog, Facebook and/or Twitter +1
4) Put the book on your Goodreads to-read list +1

Total your points: 4 max
 
Contest ends August 3rd 2011 at midnight Pacific Time

Winner is Margaret
Congratulation, enjoy the read

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7 comments:

Stephanie O. said...

Great review!

I too found myself having to read each and every word. I didn't want to miss anything.

I have read Anathema and Oubliette (both are AWESOME). Clearly Megg has a way of writing a story so it stays with you.


Stephanie O.

Margaret said...

I think I would try to channel the energy to something positive. Thanks for the giveaway!

Margaret
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Vivien said...

I would probably have a hard time controlling myself. I'd try to focus on harnessing it the best as possible.
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JLynn said...

Hmmm... dormant anger and power sounds like a pretty volatile situation, not sure I could handle it at all. Definitely have to find a good outlet for all that negative energy! +1

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AmyC ~ said...

It would freak me out, but I would eventually learn how to control and use it.
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Gee said...

Hmm. I would be extremely surprised and try to control it? Beats me, I'll do something about it when I find out! :) +1

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