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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Giveaway Review Excerpt HORIZON by ALYSON NOEL @AlysonNoelBooks @StMartinsPress

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 November 19, 2013
Series:  Soul Seekers, book 4 of 4

Fate has bound them together—and torn them apart. Now Daire and Dace face one final fight that will seal their destiny forever.

Daire Santos is the last of the Soul Seekers, and the only thing standing between the Richters and the destruction of everyone she loves. With her grandmother gone and Cade back in Enchantment, Daire must finally step into her destiny and lead the fight against the Richters. But what if that means sacrificing the person she loves most?

Bound to the Richters by blood, Dace struggles against the darkness growing inside him that threatens to claim Daire too. Though Daire refuses to give up on him, the choice may not be hers. An epic battle is on the horizon and the end of the world looms near. With such insurmountable odds stacked against them, is their love really enough to conquer all?





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EXCERPT 

ONE
Daire

It’s been months since I last had the dream.

Months since I was trapped in its unyielding grip.

And though I try to resist, try to force my way back to the safety of consciousness, I continue to slip.

I’m aware but not lucid.

The dream is not mine to control.

As always, it begins in the forest. A forest that exists in the Lowerworld— that unseen dimension yawning beneath this world, the Middleworld, with the Upperworld sprawling above.

It’s a place I’ve visited many times, in both waking and dream states. A place that consists primarily of compassion, love, and light.

Primarily.

But not entirely.

Or at least not to night.

It’s Raven who leads me. Soaring above an unchanging landscape of crisp cool air and wide verdant lawns with lush bouncy blades that spring underfoot. His purple eyes glimmer, rushing me past a tall grove of trees cloaked with leaves so thick, only the faintest trace of light filters in.

Raven’s driven by purpose.

I’m driven by need.

Along with an irrepressible longing to re unite with the boy who awaits me.

A boy who is no longer a stranger. No longer faceless and nameless.

Now that we’ve watched each other die, now that we’ve been intimate, there are no secrets between us.

In the dream, Dace bears the same glossy dark hair and gleaming brown skin he does in real life. The same astonishing icy- blue eyes banded by gold that reflect my image thousands of times.

Kaleidoscope eyes.

He’s my fated one, as surely as I am his.





About the author: ALYSON NÖEL


Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times best selling, award-winning, author of FAKING 19, ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS, LAGUNA COVE, FLY ME TO THE MOON, KISS & BLOG, SAVING ZOË, CRUEL SUMMER, FOREVER SUMMER (a LAGUNA COVE/CRUEL SUMMER 2-in-1), KEEPING SECRETS (a SAVING ZOË/FAKING 19 2-in-1), the IMMORTALS series including: EVERMORE, BLUE MOON, SHADOWLAND, DARK FLAME, NIGHT STAR, and EVERLASTING, the IMMORTALS spin-off, RILEY BLOOM series including RADIANCE, SHIMMER, DREAMLAND & WHISPER, with short stories appearing in the anthologies FIRST KISS (THEN TELL), KISSES FROM HELL, & DEAR BULLY. She is currently working on a new series for teens, SOUL SEEKERS--FATED & ECHO are in stores now, MYSTIC, & HORIZON will follow in 2013.

With over 8 New York Times bestsellers in 2 years, and over 6 million copies in print, her books have been translated into 37 languages, sold in over 50 countries, and have made the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NCIBA, and Walmart bestsellers lists, and have won numerous awards such as: the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, appeared on the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick.

Chosen as one of OC Metro magazine's "20 Women to Watch," she's been nominated for the Orange County Business Journal's "Women in Business Awards" as well as their "Excellence in Entrepreneurship" award. Her adult novel, FLY ME TO THE MOON, was optioned by Ridley Scott's, Scott Free Productions, with Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones' Diary) set to write and direct, and all 4 books in THE SOUL SEEKERS series has been optioned by Cheyenne Enterprises.

Born and raised in Orange County, California, she's lived in both Mykonos and Manhattan and is now settled in Southern California where she's working on her next book.

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MY THOUGHTS
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

*** spoilers if you haven't read the first books in the series **** 



Daire and Dace are at the end of the road in more ways than one. She is now basing her life on a dream she has had that predicts the end of everything between her and Dace, but that ending is nowhere near as devastating as the end of the world that could happen if Daire doesn't listen to her true self and rely on her training. Dace knows exactly what he needs to do to put an end to his family and rid the town of Enchantment of the Richters and their evil forever. Told in several different viewpoints, this is one stunning conclusion to a wonderful series.

Oh, there are so many things going on in this last installment.and Daire's dream starts to become a real nightmare.  The club that was destroyed is now almost rebuilt and she finds clues that all is not right there.  When an invitation arrives in a rather disturbing fashion, she knows the horror is going to start and the only way to save her friends is to see the whole thing through even if that means her own death.  Dace is also tuned into what is coming and he makes decisions that force the issue even more.  

Cade is now almost entirely taken over be the dark evil that resides in him, but what he doesn't realize is that Dace is one half of the whole.  ARGHHH, I really want to just come out and ruin it for you but I can't.  All I can say is that you won't be disappointed and that I loved how this ended.  This was a really quick read for me and the relationships between the friends just felt so right although at times, I was almost in tears.  I did get the warm fuzzies when this finished though.



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1 comment:

  1. Hi Mary,
    As always I love the post you did for HORIZON. We are truly happy to know you loved the last book in the Soul Seekers series.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for being in our FFBC Team. You guys rock! ;)

    Patri @ The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club

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