Friday, January 20, 2012

The Childe Blog Tour by C. A. Kunz - Review and Win a Kindle Fire Game!


Welcome to my stop at The Childe Blog Tour! This tour is organized by Mindy at Books Complete Me and by the author C. A. Kunz. The blog tour runs until 11th of February and there are lots of blogs participating. To see the full schedule and to visit all the participating blogs, visit Mindy at Books Complete Me HERE or see below where the Blog Tour Schedule is written.

My stop includes some information about The Childe and about the authors C. and A. Kunz, a review and a giveaway of Kindle Fire which you can win if you follow the blog tour!

Let's start with the review!


Author: C.A. Kunz

Title: The Childe
Series: The Childe book #1
Release date: 18th of February 2011
Published by: C.A. Kunz
Reading level: FICTION – Young Adult: Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy
URL: http://www.cakunz.blogspot.com/
Source: Received from the author for reviewing for blog tour

Summary of The Childe:



Cat Colvin
Average Teenager?
Or Something Else Entirely?


Cat Colvin is pretty much your typical run-of-the-mill teenager. Sure, she’s taller than most girls, has a mane of fiery red hair that’s impossible to tame, is left-handed, and her eyes are two different colors, but that’s where the differences end... unless you include the minor detail of her slow transformation into a Childe.


High school can definitely be challenging, and for Cat it’s no different. This is especially true when she’s faced with the daunting task of trying to hide her budding Childe traits as they begin to reveal themselves at the most inopportune times. To make matters worse, her family is oddly dead set against Ryan, the boy she grows to like. But everyone has their secrets: is Ryan really what he seems to be, and what is Cat’s family not telling her?


The Childe is the first book in this coming-of-age fantasy series which follows Cat's life through the twists and turns toward finding out whom and what she really is. Come and take the plunge with Cat into a world filled with mystery, biting humor, and the paranormal.

My review:

I absolutely loved The Childe! It was well written; it caught my attention from the first pages. C.A. Kunz did something that only very good authors do – the book kept me behind it and I did not put it away until the last page was turned. And I wanted to read it again!

Regarding the plot:

The setting was wonderfully created. Even though it is about high school girl and about her coming to age, it has so many interesting and intriguing plots, so it does not seem as a usual high-school or usual teenage girl. And it’s not. When I started reading I was very curious to understand what does The Childe means, but it was revealed towards the end of the book and it still left so many questions open. Still, everything what was going on in the high school and around and with Cat was brilliantly written – there were interesting supportive characters who were fun to read about; there were fascinating friendships and secrets, secrets which have great influence on Cat’s life.

When Cat starts at the high school, everything seems to go fine – Cat has her friends, she gets to the swimming team, she finds a guy who she is interested about. And then strange things start to happen – people start to disappear, Cat meets a witch, she starts to feel awkwardly, she feels that someone is until her world breaks – she finds out a truth about her family.

At the same time there are parallel stories going on. Cat receives a book on a fair in a weird book store which seems to tell her a story, a story she still does not understand. Besides that, there is a coven of vampires who has special interest in Cat.

As the story develops, Cat is drawn to a young man Ryan, so the good start for a love story is not absent either!

I genuinely enjoyed The Childe.

Regarding the characters:

Cat was cool! She was in many ways described as a normal teenage girl, but she was strong, feisty, curious and friendly. C. A. Kunz created a very interesting protagonist in my opinion. She was my favorite character together with Ryan. Ryan was simply adorable! He is good looking, sweet, warmhearted and … a vampire! I loved everything about him and the scene where he gives his ring to Cat was so cute.

There were many supportive characters and C. A. Kunz did incredible work with them. Just to mention few of my favorites:

Cat’s cat Jewels who is making visits at Cat’s room. I have a feeling that Jewels is not just a cat, but my hunch was not confirmed in this book.

I loved Miss Amaya, Cat’s teacher who is also a witch. She introduces a different world to Cat by taking Cat under her interest and protection.

Cat’s friends were likeable and seemed very real. I am also curious about Julie – who is she and how will she guard Cat?

As you can understand there are many important supportive characters which role is not revealed in the first book and that made me very intrigued. I cannot wait to read the second book in the series! I simply need to know!

Generally:

I loved this book! If you like young adult books which has a great content, interesting characters and a very good plot, then The Childe by C. A. Kunz is a must read for you! Buy it!

5 Flowers!
5 stars.

 
About the authors:
 
A total love of all things supernatural is what inspired this fifty-four year young mom and her twenty-six year old son to put this story on paper.



Carol Kunz was born in New Ferry, England. Her interest in the supernatural was first sparked upon meeting a ghost at the age of eight. As a teenager, she was always fascinated by the mythology behind vampires, werewolves and witches. Being an avid reader, Carol finds it easy to spend several hours wrapped up in a great fantasy novel.


Adam Kunz was born in Newport News, Virginia. Growing up, he was a huge fan of creature features and books about things that go bump in the night. When he is not busy writing, Adam enjoys his job at a certain theme park in Orlando, Florida as a décor consultant. This job brings him face to face with all sorts of nightmarish creatures, especially when he decorates the haunted houses for the park’s annual Halloween event.


Carol and Adam currently reside forty-five minutes away from each other in the sunny state of Florida. The Childe is their debut novel.




The Childe and a swag pack.


You can earn additional points for LIKEing specific pages and FOLLOWing specific pages towards the GRAND PRIZE!!

There will be a RANDOM comment chosen from ONE blog each week for the winner. *SO make sure you COMMENT on each and every blog post to increase your chances of winning, every day, each week*

WIN  A KINDLE - FIND THE ANSWER GAME

“Find The Answer” Game Details: This is the main way we are going to get you involved to win the Kindle Fire. Every time a blogger posts a post, we will wait until we get at least 5 comments (from different people) until we post our question in the comments section. The question will deal with something about the post, so you will have to read each post to find the answer. You will have to submit your answers to kindlefirechilde@gmail.com for every question to get the biggest point value. Here is the point break down:


For each post there will be a possible 10 points to gain:
5 points - for answering the question correctly through email
1 point – for following the blogger’s blog (must post their GFC name)
1 point – for tweeting about the blog post (must post their link)
1 point – for following C.A. Kunz’s blog (must post their GFC name)
1 point – Sharing the post on Facebook (must post their link)
1 point – Like either C.A. Kunz’s Facebook page or The Childe Facebook Page.

So start commenting!!!! And come back to see, if there are 5 comments, because then the quesiton comes!

Blog Tour Schedule



Sunday, Jan. 8th – Books Complete Me (Opening Post: Cover Reveal for Dark Days and Blog Tour Details)


1st Week:


Monday, Jan. 9th – A Diary of a Book Addict (Review of The Childe)
Tuesday, Jan. 10th – Book Love (A Unique Mother (Tiffany King) and Daughter (Ashlynn King) Review of Dark Days)
Wednesday, Jan. 11th – Book Bite Reviews (Author This or That Post) AND Intoxicated by Books (Review of The Childe)
Thursday, Jan. 12th – Amethyst Daydreams (Guest Post: Playlist with Book Scenes)
Friday, Jan. 13th – Mundie Moms (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) AND Fiktshun (Character interview: Cat Colvin)


2nd Week:


Monday, Jan. 16th – Reading Away The Days (Character This or That: Ryan Beckford) AND Jowanna Reads (Review of The Childe)
Tuesday, Jan. 17th – Blethering Book Worm (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) AND Reading Lark (Guest Post: Why we write YA paranormal)
Wednesday, Jan. 18th – Katelyn Torrey (Sample chapter post from The Childe/Teaser of Dark Days)
Thursday, Jan. 19th – Bookish Babes (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Friday, Jan. 20th – Mundie Moms (Guest Post: Cast Our Book) AND Me and Reading (Review of The Childe)


3rd Week:


Monday, Jan. 23rd – Me Myshelf and I (Guest Post: Being A Part of an Indie Group – The Paranormal Plumes) AND Insane About Books (Review of The Childe)
Tuesday, Jan. 24th – Katelyn Torrey (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Wednesday, Jan. 25th – Blethering Book Worm (Character spotlight: Robert Craven) AND Words 2 Follow (Review of The Childe)
Thursday, Jan. 26th – Fiktshun (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) AND All Things Books (Guest Post: Our Writing Method)
Friday, Jan. 27th – Page Flipperz (Character This or That: Cat Colvin)


4th Week:


Monday, Jan. 30th – Book Bite Reviews (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Tuesday, Jan. 31st – Me and Reading (Teaser Tuesday for Both The Childe and Dark Days) AND Page Flipperz (Review of The Childe)
Wednesday, Feb. 1st – Reading Lark (Review of The Childe)
Thursday, Feb. 2nd – Books Complete Me (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Friday, Feb. 3rd – Bookish Babes (Favorite reads: Indie published) AND Jowanna Reads (Guest Post: Author Interview)


5th Week:


Monday, Feb. 6th – Amethyst Daydreams (Review of The Childe) AND Reading Away The Days (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Tuesday, Feb. 7th – Insane About Books (Character Interview: Ryan Beckford) AND Books Make Me Happy (Link to Review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Wednesday, Feb. 8th – All Things Books (Link to Review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Thursday, Feb. 9th – Words 2 Follow (Our Favorite Reads: Traditionally Published)
Friday, Feb. 10th – Forever Lost In My Own World (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Saturday, Feb. 11th – Books Complete Me (Special Post and Last chance to enter Kindle Fire giveaway)




Happy hopping and good luck!
 
And buy The Childe, it's awesome!!!!
 

23 comments:

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    1. Hi roro, have you read Dark Days also?

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  2. So much fun.

    GFC: Mary Preston

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  3. Hmmm! A highschool girl with secret abilities. Sounds good! Enjoyed your review!

    GFC: Sophia Rose

    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you Sophia!If you haven't read it yet, then I highly recommend.

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  4. Inga - this is a great post and very interesting review - I really enjoyed reading it, and it does make me want to read the book!! I hope I remember to keep checking back here....

    Thank you, Inga!

    Patricia
    madley (AT) cogeco (DOT) ca

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    1. Thank you, Patricia!
      Definitely come back!

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  5. This is the best review of the book at The Childe Blog Tour so far.
    GFC: Diana, FB: Demitra Giote
    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/artdem83/status/160337404828450816
    FB post:
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=278911398831221&id=1522821560
    artgiote at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you Diana, that was very kind of you! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. loving the blog tour charlahinkle@hotmail.com

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    1. I am glad to hear that, Charla! I think the authors are also glad that people are enjoying the tour.

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  7. Every review has been wonderful! Such a great blog tour!!
    manders_20_00@hotmail.com
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/werenotstupid/posts/279893392070100
    https://twitter.com/#!/MandibleLewis/status/160428049907728385
    I follow the blogs and I like them on Facebook (Mandy/Mandy Luy)

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    1. Thanks Mandy for sharing and commenting!

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  8. Yay 5 comments! Here's your Kindle Fire giveaway question:

    Which of Cat's friends is this reviewer most curious about?

    Remember to send your answers to kindlefirechilde@gmail.com

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  9. All the reviewers have such nice things to say about this book, I'm glad I've finally gotten to start reading it myself.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

    GFC follower of both blogs: Kathy Merkel
    FB pages liked: Kathryn Anne Merkel

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  10. I can't wait to read The Childe! I got it for my kindle a few days ago, but I haven't had time to read it yet.

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  11. Great review, Inga. It makes me want to read the book.

    catherinelee100[at]gmail[dot]com

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  12. I have read The Childe,n it was Awesome!Loved all the characters!I can't wait to read Dark Days

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  14. Hi, Inga -
    I always have to come back here, to completely understand what the rules are!
    I know I posted here before, so not sure if you will "count" me!!
    Really appreciate your contribution to this Tour.

    Patricia
    madley (AT) cogeco (DOT) ca

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