Friday, April 27, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Andrea Heltsley

Title: Dissolve
Author: Andrea Heltsley
Date Published: 4/04/12

Everything seemed to be going right for Cora. She had a wonderful fiance, a great best friend and a fulfilling life. One day, a tragic event causes that life to crumble around her. She turns to her best friend in her time of need. They embark on a search for answers, delving deeper into a web of magic and destruction. The closer they get to the truth, the more questions they have. To Cora, magic was the stuff of fairy tales. Immersed into a very different kind of world, the real storm was just beginning to take hold.
“It felt like I was nowhere yet everywhere all at once. I was invisible and completely panicked. The millions of pieces I had dissolved to drift on the breeze and away from my nightmares. It was kind of like floating weightless in a pool, perfectly relaxing. The warm breeze from the window embraced and soothed me. I let the air current carry me as far as it could through the summer city.”
“Defeated, I closed my eyes and took a few calming breaths trying to relax myself. I pictured the dandelion in the park today and took a deep breath as to blow the fluffy seeds in all directions. I pretended I was light and fluffy and started to feel a tingling in my body. I began to feel as light as the dandelion seeds and soon I felt like mist floating. This time, I tried to keep myself in the room, swirling in a humid block.

My Rating:

My Review:
This is one of those stories, that falls in between YA Paranormal and Adult Paranormal. There is definite behavior that you dont typically see in a YA book, the characters are quite immature and act like those in a YA book though.

Cora is a very easy character to enjoy reading about even though she was a little too unemotional at times for what was happening to her. I didn't believe the loss of her fiance had enough of an impact on her first of all, and then when everything turned supernatural she just seemed to go with it... I for one would have been freaked out a bit more. Maybe had a temper tantrum or melt down or two?

I do wish the story would have focused more on Cora instead of adding all of the secondary characters. It felt a little forced and maybe took away from her development as a character.

I really liked the premise of this story, I did however feel that the story seemed to have A.D.D. at times. I felt like the storyline was jumping around a bit too much.  I think that while the execution was a little off on this one, Andrea Heltsley still managed to make a solid debut for herself.

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Andrea Heltsley

Author Bio
I am a biology nerd who loves reading just about anything paranormal and some chick lit. I enjoy
sunshine and my two Italian greyhounds with my husband. I always write to music, it helps the creative
process. Dissolve is my first novel. I have been writing ever since I was in grade school and have finally
decided to make a career out of it. More books to come summer 2012 and 2013.

This stop marks the end of this Blog Tour. You can visit all of the stops on the tour for Interviews/Giveaways/More Reviews by following these links:

April 16 - Kindle and Me - Giveaway
April 17 - Ebook Apothecary - Interview
April 18 - Doodles Book Blog - Giveaway
April 19 - This is From My Heart - Giveaway
April 20 - Taking it One Page at a Time - Review
April 23 - Claire Reads - Review
April 24 - Mama Knows Books - Interview
April 25 - Author Bernadette Marie - Interview
April 26 - Forbidden Passions - Review
April 27 - Nick's Book Blog - Review

Huge thank you to Andrea Heltsley for choosing READING ADDICTION BLOG TOURS! 
We've enjoyed working with you! 

1 comment:

Tina-Sue said...

Great review and nice blog :o) Happy to follow along and hope you'll drop by and visit us:

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