Changling by Ari Harper Blog Tour {Review + Giveaway + Playlist}

Welcome to my stop on the Changling by Ari Harper blog tour!! I did a tour for the first book in the series, Witchling, also. Be sure to enter the giveaway and leave the author some comment love

Series: Curse of Kin #2
Release date: October 30th 2013
Publisher: Lycaon Press


BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Each of the three friends has a place in the curse. This book follows Sully as he finds out more about his history and his skills.

Nera’s best friend Sully knows there is something special about him. After all, he is related to her uncle and Jasper is a witch.
Stands to reason that something would have been passed down.
They just have to find what powers Sully has been bestowed with.
But when they do, is it as simple as he thinks?
To be able to change into his animal and run wild is one thing. To be hunted for the beast that he is, is another. And when they find out who wants him dead, they realize that life isn’t as simple as they thought.

About the Author

Ari Harper never wanted to grow up.
To offset the limitations of aging ungracefully, she created her own set of unique worlds where she can be and do whatever she wants.
Gods, witches and demons surround Ari while she spins her magic, doing mainly what they tell her to do. Given a chance, she prefers to work amongst chaos, which is good because she is constantly surrounded by children, all clamoring for attention. Some of them end up in her stories, some of them even get to die grisly deaths or be cast away to another realm. Her favorite pet is a big black dog called Hugo. You will find him as himself in the Curse of Kin series as Nera’s faithful hound.

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So this book and I aren’t exactly on the same page. In the last one, Nera was a used to be human who came into the knowledge that she is a witch who is destined to save the human race and rule the world. I don’t know about you but that would freak me out a bit. Okay, that wold freak me out A LOT. I mean, come on, the fate of the world literally rests on your shoulders. In this one, Sully, one of her best friends is coming into the power of shape shifting. Freakyy. Nera is coming to discover that she just keeps getting powers. She’s getting stronger, faster and brattier. I honestly didn’t think it was possible. It’s like she has a need to make everyone feel bad if she is. I mean she even say it. Roar. Come on honey, I’ve said it before, grow freaking up. You’re not going to get rid of your powers. Sorry you’re stuck with them. Yeah, it really sucks to be you; you’ve got pretty awesome friends, an amazing family, an adorable little brother, powers that will help you be able to protect the ones you love and you’ve got Bones. Bones? Yeah, in case you haven’t noticed (and I’m pretty sure you haven’t) he’s amazing. He cares about you so much and you treat him like crap. Everything he does it to protect you and you’ve said ‘thank you’ what- twice?

Okay, I think I’m done ranting about Nera and he brattiness. In case you can’t tell, I’m not too fond of her. Now, Bones is another story…. I rather like him. I feel really bad for him. Why he likes Nera I will never understand. Why Sully likes Nera I will never understand either. Not a fan of Sully either. Not very good at keeping promises and is kind of a baby. *shugs* There’s a line between bluntness/ being mean and telling it how it it. Yeah Nera is mean. Dear guys, why do you like her? Okay, not to talk about something other than what I feel about the characters.

Okay, so when Nera gets into people’s head, the way the thoughts are formed are kind of weird. On page 95 of the ARC Bones thinks “I feel betrayed and resentful” and no one ( and I mean no one) thinks like that. Sometimes the characters talk and think a little funny, especially for highschoolers, but overall I thought that it was well composed. Sometimes the five year old’s thoughts/ speech was a little too formal. I know, I know. He’s supposed to be mature for his age because he has freakin awesome powers, but can we make it a little more realistic? Please?

Okay, you know what I would love? Like really, really, really adore? If we could have a few scenes from Bones’ POV. There’s this one scene where Bones is in the background and Jasper coughs and when Nera turns around Bones is blushing and I would love to know what he was thinking that was so embarrassing.

And then there’s the love triangle. Yes, there’s a love triangle. I actually thought it was well composed for one; it wasn’t mushy and weird. It was kind of cute. Whenever Bones was around, Sully would get all touch feely and when ever Sully was around, Bones would get short and snappy. It was cute. I found it a little funny.

I love the descriptions in here. I could see everything. The emotions were real (not matter how much I though some of them were uncalled for) and so were the smells, sights and sounds.

Overall this book is loveable with a MC who needs to grow and and a boy named Bones who needs to not let her push him away.

Playlist

  1.  I Forgive You by Every Avenue
  2. Crash by You Me At Six
  3. Takes One To Know One by You Me At Six
  4. All I Want by A Day To Remember 

Those are the best I can come up with 😀

Happy reading
Jackie
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2 thoughts on “Changling by Ari Harper Blog Tour {Review + Giveaway + Playlist}

  1. Thanks Jackie for your comments. I agree, Nera is a brat! Hopefully she will redeem herself by the end of the series 🙂
    When I first wrote this book I wanted to have Bones POV as well, but unfortunately during edits they got cut 😦

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