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Has anyone ever heard the saying “I ain’t to proud to beg?” Yes, well, I have to say it has totally been my way of life for the past twenty four hours. I randomly got an email from one of the Entangled Teen publicity teams ( I read a lot of their books) and it listed two books, one about a girl who is a phoenix and another about vampires. I am a fly-by-the-seat of-my-pants kind of girl when it comes to reading. I want what sounds good at the moment and I am not easily swayed from whatever I have a hankering for. I went to NetGalley (a site where I sign up for ARCs) and requested both. To my dismay I totally got rejected for the one I really wanted ( this rarely happens) so I took it upon myself to email the publishing team that sent the email and asked for it again, not knowing if they even respond to their spam emails or not. Turns out they do and I totally got it! Why do we care? Well, because the book is freaking awesome! Risen by Cole Gibsen is a fresh and unique take on vampires and I am kind of obsessed! Entirely too short for my taste, only because I enjoyed it so much, it features well balanced, slow moving chemistry, unique plot twists, great world building, well written action and a strong leading lady that remains resilient despite her ignorance and doesn’t stray from her feisty ways. It isn’t overly weighed down by teenage angst and there are no poor pitiful me types which I LOVE. I get so tired of drooling, overwhelmed female leads that shake at the knees and need saving. This book gives that particular anxiety total relief. I totally dig this features a strong, sexy love interest, Sebastian, that needs help but isn’t made to look weak and emasculated. With as much as I read, it is rare for a writer to surprise me. Although I had my suspicions about one big occurrence, another caught me off guard entirely and now I have to wait for goodness knows how long to discover the truth. Ahhhh! If you enjoy paranormal fiction and YA, you should snag this asap! It is a winner y’all!
Here are the deets! Now excuse me while I go find something else written by Cole Gibsen! Risen will be released March 27, 2018!