Embrace by Cherie Colyer
Release Date: December 20, 2011
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Age: Young Adult
Genre: Magic, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Source: Publisher for A Tale of Many Reviews Blog Tours
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Sometimes you end up hurting the ones you love. You find you can't save them or yourself. Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve. Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him. Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own. Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover. Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.Embrace is a young adult paranormal romance, that reads like a movie, I could see the events unfolding in my head thanks to Cherie's wonderfully written and easily flowing words. The story takes place in Massachusetts, but the setting could easily be any high school, until strange supernatural things start happening. It's about so much more than the description leads the reader to believe. With plot twists and suspense, once immersed in the story it's very hard to put down.
Madison is an easy going and likable character. Finally willing to move on with her life, after Kevin her long term boyfriend moves away, Madison opens up her heart to the new guy Isaac. When trouble finds Kayla, Madison's best friend, it is up to Madison, Kayla's boyfriend Josh, and Isaac to help her. They are an amazing group of friends and I really enjoyed the relationships that are built beautifully by Cherie. Kayla and Josh are my favorite couple in the book, their easy and intense relationship is cute and something every girl wants at their age.
The supernatural aspect of Embrace really tied into the problem of the story well. The author takes something so unbelievable as magic and makes it happen almost naturally. It's a well developed and engrossing read that fans of the paranormal genre are sure to enjoy.
Once the story got moving I was captured in this new world of power. Embracing change is a big theme in the book, many different changes occur in the story, and the title more than fits. It's a fun and thrilling book with an excellent group of characters some of which the reader has to be careful to trust. I really enjoyed Madison's story and can't wait to read more from Cherie.
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