Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Blog Tour and Review - Juniper's Princess by Chelsea O'Neal

Excerpt, giveaway and a review!
Daniah is different, she always has been and now her dreams and visions of the future are increasing, she knows her life is changing. She just doesn't know by how much...

Jaiden is different, but he knows why and he knows his responsibilities. He must find the saviour of his race, the angel human half-breeds who are fighting a war for humanity's souls. If he can't convince Daniah she is more than just a little different - she is the princess of their people - they are all going to die.

Unfortunately Daniah doesn't have many reasons to trust Jadien, especially when he is caught in a web of his own lies.

In a world where half-breed angels walk among us, fighting an evil for our souls, Daniah must find the strength to become the princess we all need.

I look at him as he leans back and our eyes lock, and I feel a shiver run all through my body. I can’t seem to remember what he just said to me, I can’t think of what I am doing or where I am. How is this happening? When I look into his startling bright green eyes, my mind stops working. A picture of a woman I don’t know flashes in front of my eyes; I have definitely seen this woman before, but where? I start to feel very weary and shaky; thank goodness I’m sitting down, I think to myself. Everything else starts to fade away. All I can see is his eyes. I hear a male voice say something harshly that I can’t understand, then everything goes black.


I’ll admit that other high star reviews influenced my decision to read this book. I shouldn’t have heeded them.
In spite of my rating, I did like a few things. The hero, for one. From the descriptions, he was pretty hot, a bit full of himself but showed his caring side when it was needed. The bad-boy with a heart. The story itself was intriguing, which is why I wanted to read it, it was a different, original take on the usual angel romances flitting about and if the negative points of this book didn’t exist, I would have loved the plot.

Saying that, the main, major pitfall was the writing. From the get go, it felt like I was in the head of a ten year old fangirl, not a woman, with a business. The writing is simple, and immature and I couldn’t connect to the characters at all. There was just no substance to what I was reading. It was flaky and staged and not romantic or sexy at all.

I awarded this book 2 Throbbing Hearts (stars) and couldn't give it a heat rating at all.
I received this copy in exchange for an honest review.
Author Bio

Chelsea O’Neal lives in her fantasy world where people can fly, vampires could be real, money is never an issue and the romantic meeting of your true love is a normal happening.  When not relaxing in Chelsea-ville, she enjoys talking with animals who talk back and taking long walks with her prince charming.

Actually Chelsea lives in the United States in Nebraska, where she was born and raised, with her black lab Daisey, who hasn’t spoken actual words to her but she is pretty sure Daisey understands her. She is yet to meet her prince charming, though she is quite sure he is out there.  Chelsea enjoys working in a library as well as a cosmetologist. She is an avid reader and writing has always been her passion. Juniper’s Princess is her first novel, set to be released soon, and she is working on her next book now.


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  1. Jess, thank you for your honest review on tour today and thank you for taking part.