Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wanted Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

 Considering she’s a girl who calculates everything, Addie Battes knew the statistical probability of being abducted in her lifetime—too bad she never analyzed the odds of falling in love with her captor.

While stopping at a crowded rest area one summer night, seventeen-year-old Addie accidentally catches a truck hijacking in progress. Desperate to rid the crime of its only witness, one of the thieves kidnaps Addie. Yet surprisingly, when a renegade thief attempts to silence her for good, Addie is saved by the very man who abducted her. Now, forced on board a cargo ship in the middle of the ocean, Addie finds herself surrounded by international smugglers who want nothing more than to throw her overboard.

All except the artistic and intriguing Charlie Hays, whose strange protectiveness convinces Addie to trust him, even when common sense tells her otherwise. Yet, despite her doubt, and his unrelenting temper, their relationship develops into something much more. But, Charlie’s scorned colleague has stowed away, and as he seeks revenge against his coworker, Addie and Charlie are forced to put their new love—and lives—at risk.

Author Bio:
A native of New Jersey and lifelong nerd, Amanda Lance recently completed her Master in Liberal Arts at Thomas Edison State College after her BA in English Literature and AFA in creative writing. As an avid reader of all genres, some of her favorite authors include Hemingway, Marquis de Sade, Stevenson, Bukowski and Radcliffe.

When she isn’t writing or reading, Amanda can found indulging in film noir or hiking with her other half and their extremely spoiled dog. She is obsessively working on her next book and trying to tame her caffeine addiction.

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First line: 
Did you know 30,000 people are kidnapped around the world every year?
Digital copy received for tour
3 stars out of 5
I could't decide whether I like this book or not. Addie's and Charlie's characters didn't feel consistent. There was Brave Addie and Scared Addie; Bad Charlie and Good Charlie. They didn;t seem to flow together. At times I loved the characters, but then they would suddenly switch personalities and I would be so confused. I also didn't like how fast Addie and Charlie fell in love.

The reason I gave this book three stars instead of two is that all the character's emotions felt real. Amanda did an amazing job at putting those feelings into words, even if at times I didn;t undestand the sudden transition.

I do wish Amanda had expounded more on Polo's part. He was great!!

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