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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Jaime's Review of Silver by Talia Vance and Blog tour Info!

Talia Vance
Release Date: September 8, 2012
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Flux
ISBN: 0738733032
Source: ARC from the publisher
Rating: Loved
From Goodreads.

"As I step into the room, a silver flash blurs my vision. Before I can take a breath, the world falls away." Brianna has always felt invisible. People stare right past her, including the one boy she can't resist, Blake Williams. But everything changes at a house party where Brianna's charm bracelet slips off and time stands still. In that one frozen, silver moment, Blake not only sees her, he recognizes something deep inside her she's been hiding even from herself. Discovering she is descended from Danu, the legendary Bandia of Celtic myth, Brianna finds herself questioning the truth of who she is. And when she accidentally binds her soul to Blake, their mutual attraction becomes undeniable. But Blake has his own secret, one that could prove deadly for them both. Bound together by forbidden magic, Brianna and Blake find themselves at the heart of an ancient feud that threatens to destroy their lives and their love.

First this cover is gorgeous Talia got lucky with her cover artist! Second I loved this book! This was a new mythology. I have never read anything about Celtic myth (in YA) and since I’m Irish I was eagerly awaiting this one. I will say one thing this book even though it is YA there is some very adult things about it. There is more talk about sex and other aspects to sexual relationships than I’m used to in YA. Also more drinking. It may not be for some younger YA readers but it I loved it. Talia got real. I mean what teenager doesn’t talk about this stuff?

I loved some of the characters in this book Blake, Austin, Joe, Brianna, Micah, and Jeremy but there were others I could not stand. Like most of Brianna’s friends they were shallow and just bitchy. I have no clue why Brianna was even friends with them she would have been better off alone. The people were only a small part of this for me though I really loved the story itself and the myth & magic. I’m really hoping for more of the myth in book 2 Gold as well and also more of a backstory on a few of the characters. Ahem….Joe…ahem lol

Clearly I haven’t picked a “Team” yet on this one since I’m not rambling about a boy Talia made it tough to choose. I love Blake and Austin both for very different reasons oh and Joe too! See you’ll just have to read Silver to find out what I’m talking about.

I chose a passage that I thought was funny it made me laugh so hard!

Micah nods. “We should be hooking up, not killing each other.”

Blake laughs.
Joe takes a pack of cigarettes from his pocket and taps it lightly against his wrist. “Let’s just say that none of us wouold be too upset if you knocked Jonah down a peg or two. We’re here to show you how.”

I unclasp the bracelet, setting it in Blake’s palm and step away.

“No way!” Jeremy steps back. “No effing way!”

Micah laughs. “Jesus, no wonder Jonah went all psycho-spaz.”

“Dude, Jonah is always going psycho. It’s a permanent condition.”

“Check her out. He must’ve freaked.”

“He’s still a douche.”

Wow. So apparently, Harold and Kumar go to the spirit realm.

Blake grins at them. “You guys want to help her learn to kick Jonah’s ass?”

“Does a baboon’s ass need Rogaine?” Jeremy high fives Micah. And then they’re gone.

I take the opportunity created by their disappearance to confront Blake again. “Are you sure about them?”

Oh and we’re hosting the Silver blog tour in a few weeks so make sure to stop back by for our post. Here’s the schedule!
9/1/2012- YA Sisterhood- Blake Interview
9/2/2012-  Page Turners Blog hosted by Sophie- Lightening Round Q&A
9/3/2012-  The Review News- Review
9/4/2012- Two Chicks On Books- Dream Cast Post
9/5/2012-  What The Cat Read- Silver Playlist
9/6/2012-  I'm a Bookshark- Top Ten Scenes from Silver
9/7/2012- Debbie's World Of Books- Guest Post
9/8/2012- Magical Urban Fantasy Reads *****Release Day**** Scene from Blake’s POV
9/9/2012- The Ravenous Reader- Interview and Review
9/10/2012- Taters Tall Tales- Review
9/11/2012- Books Over Boys- Interview
9/12/2012- Jean Book Nerd- Interview
9/13/2012- Fiktshun- Celtic Myth Guest Post
9/14/2012- Literary Exploration- Interview

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  1. ~gasps~
    I'm currently reading this book and I've stalked Talia nonstop ever since...
    I was planning on getting to it farther along the way...But Fiktshun practically made me read it... Now I'm dragging my reading because I just don't want it to end... not at all!
    I'm also torn hehehe
    I loved Austin at the beginning and was completely wary of Blake... didn't trust him...
    Now... I simply don't know...

    Thanks for the review... though I skipped the fave quotes you chose... lol I'll have to come back and read them when I'm done with the book <3333

  2. Hmm. I just couldn't get into this book! It was really nice in the beginning but now I'm getting really creeped out and confused by what is happening in it!

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  3. Nice teaser and review! I agree the cover is gorgeous!!! But three guys? Two is to many for me ;) glad you enjoyed it!


  4. I agree the cover is gorgeous. I don't really have a team picked yet either. I liked Austin in the beginning but by the end honestly I liked Micah and Jeremy even if they aren't the romantic interests. The times we see them they seem so quirky and funny.


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