{Blog Tour} Review & Giveaway: The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard

Posted January 9, 2014 by Bee in Blog Tour, Giveaways, Reviews / 2 Comments

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard, hosted by JKS Communications! You can read my review below and enter a very cool giveaway! But first a little bit more about the book. Look at the awesome cover!

{Blog Tour} Review & Giveaway: The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard

The Almost Girl


by Amalie Howard
Published on January 7th 2014
by Strange Chemistry
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Also by this author: Waterfell

Seventeen-year-old Riven is as tough as they come. Coming from a world ravaged by a devastating android war, she has to be. There’s no room for softness, no room for emotion, no room for mistakes. A Legion General, she is the right hand of the young Prince of Neospes, a parallel universe to Earth. In Neospes, she has everything: rank, responsibility and respect. But when Prince Cale sends her away to find his long-lost brother, Caden, who has been spirited back to modern day Earth, Riven finds herself in uncharted territory.

Thrown out of her comfort zone but with the mindset of a soldier, Riven has to learn how to be a girl in a realm that is the opposite of what she knows. Riven isn’t prepared for the beauty of a world that is unlike her own in so many ways. Nor is she prepared to feel something more than indifference for the very target she seeks. Caden is nothing like Cale, but he makes something in her come alive, igniting a spark deep down that goes against every cell in her body. For the first time in her life, Riven isn’t sure about her purpose, about her calling. Torn between duty and desire, she must decide whether Caden is simply a target or whether he is something more.

Faced with hideous reanimated Vector soldiers from her own world with agendas of their own, as well as an unexpected reunion with a sister who despises her, it is a race against time to bring Caden back to Neospes. But things aren’t always as they seem, and Riven will have to search for truth. Family betrayals and royal coups are only the tip of the iceberg. Will Riven be able to find the strength to defy her very nature? Or will she become the monstrous soldier she was designed to be?

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

3 Stars
Review

The first thing that drew me in was the cover. That’s no surprise, it’s awesome. I was a bit confused at the start but I got into it after a few chapters. It’s full of action and that’s awesome, but there were a few things that disappointed me.

For the most part, this book is full of action and it’s fast-paced and I loved that. So much happens in this novel and it was mind-blowing! But those two things are the only things that worked for it. Plus the cover of course. That’s still awesome. So I’m going to talk about the things that bothered me. And that’s just me, maybe you think very differently about it.

So there was so much happening at once that, after a while, it was confusing. I didn’t really have an idea of what was going on and why Riven needed to bring Caden back. I would’ve like more background on that during the book. I got it in the end, but still, I didn’t really understood it.

The other thing was character developement. I don’t have any problems with the main character, Riven, but it’s the all the other ones. I don’t exactly know how to describe it. A friend used the word Characterization in her review. I agree with her aobut this book.
This book is pretty good. If you love fast-paced books full of action, you should definitely give this a try. And the cover and the title are enough to make you curious, but those did reveal a kind of big thing in the plot. In the book it’s treated as a big deal, but I was a bit let down because I could guess what it was because of the cover. But still. There’s a lot of awesome, fantastic action and I really recommend it to people who love that.

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About Amalie Howard

AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive. In between writing novels and indulging her love of reading, Amalie is also a books review editor for TheLoopNY, and blogs at amaliehoward.com. She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency.

Her debut novel, BLOODSPELL, was selected as a Seventeen Magazine Summer Club Read. She is also the author of The AQUARATHI series from Harlequin TEEN (WATERFELL Nov 2013 and OCEANBORN Aug 2014), THE ALMOST GIRL from Strange Chemistry Jan 2014, and ALPHA GODDESS from Skyhorse/Sky Pony Press Mar 2014.

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About Amalie Howard

AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive. In between writing novels and indulging her love of reading, Amalie is also a books review editor for TheLoopNY, and blogs at amaliehoward.com. She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency.

Her debut novel, BLOODSPELL, was selected as a Seventeen Magazine Summer Club Read. She is also the author of The AQUARATHI series from Harlequin TEEN (WATERFELL Nov 2013 and OCEANBORN Aug 2014), THE ALMOST GIRL from Strange Chemistry Jan 2014, and ALPHA GODDESS from Skyhorse/Sky Pony Press Mar 2014.

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