Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Return the Heart BlogTour + Giveaway

May 25th 2010 by Yorkshire Publishing
Paperback, 292 pages 
Genre: YA, Paranormal

What if your gift was a curse?

To a casual passerby, Lilly Paige is anything but special. As a seventeen year old, she is faced with all the complications of a teenager, but deep down there is much more. Lilly has a gift, though sometimes it seems to be a curse.

Lilly can peer into the hearts of others - their deepest, darkest secrets are there for Lilly to see - but to what end? Raised by aloof parents, Lilly has been independent her whole life, but soon she will need to rely on her friends to evade an evil that has sold her gift to the highest bidder on the black market. Lilly and her four closest friends are immersed in a dangerous game of cat and mouse, that will not only reveal more about Lilly's gift, but also her link to an old Russian prophecy.

Can Lilly and her friends escape the danger that is so close they can practically feel it? Where will their perilous journey lead them - to darkness or light?--Goodreads

My Review:
This book is a great beginning to a wonderful series. I have to admit that I was a little hesitant to pick up this book on my own. Only because I have been swamped with other books and I hadn’t heard anything about it. So when I was ask to participate in the blog tour it made this book top priority and I’m so glad it did. This book was unbelievable. The premise was amazing. The characters phenomenal. At every turn the story just got more interesting and I couldn’t put the book down. Seriously at one point I was yelling RUN LILLY RUN!! *sighs* It was exhausting but so worth it.

Here is what is going on in this book. There are five friends, Lilly, Claire, Seth, Andrew, and Kyle all with different supernatural abilities on the run for their lives from very powerful and dangerous organizations. Organizations that want to use their supernatural abilities to gain power over other organizations around the world. But that’s not all. There is also a old Russian prophecy that Lilly seems to be linked to which makes her situation much more complicated. And last but never least there is a very beautiful and passionate love story.

Lilly’s character was some how both sides of a coin. She was fragile and vulnerable yet brave and strong. She is extremely intelligent and blessed or cursed how ever you want to see it, with a gift of sight. Sight into the hearts of anyone with just a glance. She is able to see desires, strengths, weaknesses, fears, what angers them, and what pleases them. She is able to see their true self. She called it their essence. I think this is an amazing gift. While I was reading this story I thought to myself If I was able to chose to be a supernatural being and with super powers I would definitely chose to be just like Lilly.

Now in the beginning of this book Lilly is a lonely teenager who thinks she is the only person in the world who is cursed with such a gift. But she soon finds her self not only surrounded by other gifted teens but by true friends that help intensify her powers. One of these friends is Seth, Lilly’s love interest.

Oh Seth! Why do you have to be such a gentlemen? Lol. Seth is such a gentlemen it was a little frustrating at times but this is a YA novel and so it was very appropriate. Actually it was kind of refreshing to see a character who really is unselfish in every way possible. He’s perfect, romantic, gorgeous and responsible. Yes very dreamy. He treats Lilly with the utmost respect and love I have seen any character do in any book towards his soul mate and true love. Notice I use soul mate and true love because their relationship is seriously soul deep and they can communicate on such a deep level that it would be extremely hard to not see them as a couple. I hope that makes since and you really need to read the book to understand exactly what I’m talking about.

Well those are the two main character I loved and can’t wait to read more about. There are many others which are very interesting especially crazy Claire and handsome Nikolai.

This was one story I didn’t want to end and I was very ecstatic to hear from T.K. that there will be a sequel. YAY!! As soon as I can get my hands on it I know I will not be able to put it down till the very last page just like this book. So if your looking for a story that is unique and very exciting you really want to put this on your TBR list.
Lilly--"When I read someone's heart, I see their essence." I looked around to see their expressions. "I sense who they are, their stories, thoughts, and emotions, I know their history, hopes and dreams. I know them thoroughly. I see what makes them who they are. I see why some people are angry and what causes each personality to be distinct and unique. All I have to do is look at them. I don't even have to look in someone's eyes. I can be far away or just see their picture, but I know them. I know their deepest secrets, fears and worries and along with their greatest joys and accomplishments."
"Are you the one?" Defiance swelled within me." It has been said that she who read the hearts of many shall return the hearts of many to Russia. It is you. Am I right?" 
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    Thanks, Scoot

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  12. I agree- Lilly is such an awesome balance of a character
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog