Wednesday, January 18, 2012

In The Arms of Stone Angels by Jordan Dane: Review & Giveaway

Two years ago, Brenna did the unthinkable. She witnessed the aftermath of a murder and accused her only true friend--the first boy she ever loved--of being a killer.

Now sixteen, Brenna returns to Oklahoma only to discover that Isaac "White Bird" Henry isn't in juvie. The half-breed outcast is in a mental hospital, frozen in time, locked in his mind at the worst moment of his life. And when Brenna touches him, she's pulled into his hellish vision quest, seeing terrifying demons and illusions she doesn't understand.

Feeling isolated and alone, she's up against the whole town, targeted by bullying former classmates, a bigoted small town sheriff, and a tribe who refuses to help one of their own. But when Brenna realizes she's as trapped by the past as White Bird is, this time she won't turn her back on him. She's the only one who can free them both.

Even if she has to expose her secret--a "gift" she's kept hidden her whole life.
** This book was provided to us by the author, and we were in no way paid for our review.
The review was done simply because we support and believe in the author's works** 

Seriously when I read the synopsis of the novel I knew it would be good!  Who doesn't want to read a good old supernatural murder mystery? As I began to read into the life of my new favorite female main character, Brenna Nash, I found myself becoming more and more intrigued The girl can see dead people after all!  She also goes to sleep in the graveyard and she saw her best friend, White Bird leaning over a dead girls body. Kinda creepy... Anyways I constantly found myself thinking, “Poor Brenna” when she moved back to the town where she was accused of being a part of Heather Madsen's murder.

The novel had emotions stirring in me that only a nicely crafted novel can.  All of Brenna's memories from her and White Bird's childhood had my heart melting, or whenever Brenna was in trouble I found myself hoping that she would be okay. Now I know that some of you are thinking, 'why would she get in trouble?' Well, it's an easy answer...see for some unknown reason (which becomes clear at the end of the novel) all of the popular people have it out for Brenna, hoping that she won't try to open back up Heather Madsen's case. How better to keep her quiet than by humiliating her?

Something I found interesting was how Jordan Dane described some of the Euchee traditions that White Bird was involved in, and how she described White Bird's personal hell that he was trapped in. And I absolutely love, love, loved getting to see from Jade Deluca, Derek Logan and Sheriff Logan's POV, mainly because I found myself wondering, 'why do I have to know what they're doing?', and got the answer during the explosive ending that I did not see coming. At. All. Like, honestly when I came across the ending my heart stopped beating, it was just so unexpected and unpredictable. Reader beware.

I recommend this to anybody who wants to read an awesome, paranormal murder mystery mixed in with teen life, with some revenge thrown into a story with such a great ending. Totally unexpected. Totally loved it.

 Here's what we have up for grabs!

A signed copy of In The Arms of Stone Angels by Jordan Dane and some signed SWAG for
In The Arms of Stone Angels and On A Dark Wing!

Here's how to win:
- Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter.

Official Contest Info:

- Make sure you enter your e-mail address correctly. This is the only way we can contact you to get you your prize, so double check :)
- You must be 13 years of age or older to qualify.
- This contest is open to US & Canadian residents only!
- The winner will be announced sometime on February 25, 2012. The winner will be notified by e-mail (again, make sure you typed it correctly) and will have 48 hours to reply to us. If we don't hear from you, a new winner will be chosen.
- Good luck!!

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Jacquelynne said... Best Blogger Tips

EEEKKK!!! I have been wanting to read this book FOREVER! like FOREVER FOREVER! hahaha. What a fantastic giveaway :) and your review I absolutely love it :) It has everything I wanted to know including a mysterious mind stopping ending that now I NEED to know lol. You sure know how to write a review my dear :) Fabulous!

Proserpine said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

VanillaOrchids said... Best Blogger Tips

Would so love to read that book. Thank you for the opportunity!


The Little Blue Pig said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like such a good book! I read On a Dark Wing and loved it, so I must check this out soon! Thanks for the review ^.^ I almost forgot about this one.

The Lovely Getaway said... Best Blogger Tips

This book sounds like one I would LOVE! Thanks for the awesome chance to win :)


desitheblonde said... Best Blogger Tips

i love the goodie and the book will be read and hen i would keep the goodies and put themin my collection

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