Cicada by Belle Wittington & WOW


Cicada by Belle Wittington

Published September 13th 2011 by CreateSpace 

Source: Won in a Giveaway

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Summertime for Blair Reynolds and her friends had always been carefree and fun…until the summer they happened upon something that was not human. As they band together in a fight for their lives, Blair’s true love becomes something more than human. Something unnatural. And their survival depends entirely upon their ability to keep a secret.

Review

I love the way this book starts off. It asks the reader if they can keep a secret and if not, they should just close the book and not even read it suggesting possibly burning it. This gave me a chuckle and had me even more intrigued to read it.

Blair doesn’t really have any friends of her own. She usually just hangs out with her older brother and his friends. Andrew and the crew are a year older than Blair and the book starts at the beginning of the summer before Blair’s senior year. Blair wants to spend as much time with them before they all head off to college and she is stuck at home all alone.

Blair seems to have a little bit of a crush on her brother’s friend Everett. It really never is quite said out loud, but it is hinted around. Hmmm, how do I explain Everett? Well, Blair’s nickname for him is “bug boy”. He knows all there is to do with bugs, ask him any question about any bug and he will know the answer. He is kind of nerdy, but very sweet. He also tends to gravitate toward Blair.

The summer seems to be going fine until the crop circle appears at Blair’s grandparents farm. That is when all hell breaks loose. The crew finds a strange-looking pod in the woods and Everett, being the bug boy, decides that they need to save it. The pod looks just like the cicada shells, only much much larger.

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When the pod starts bursting open and reveals what is inside, the trouble really begins. Everything and everyone is changing before Blair’s eyes and she is really having a hard time dealing with it. Also the fact that everyone is trying to keep secrets from her and she will do her damnest to find out what they are.

I really enjoyed reading this book and getting to know these characters. The story line is really unique and different. There is a little twist of a love story with Everett and Blair, but is kind of short-lived. The ending left me actually wanting more and saddened to the way the story had turned. The author gives you a small glimpse into the next book, Firefly, but of course leaves the reader on one heck of a cliffhanger.

“I don’t want to die without telling you that I love you,” Everett’s voice was a faint wavering whisper, and his lips swollen and bloodied. “I always have.”

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Eden-West (Eden 2) by Janelle Staldor

To be published in 2012

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New beginnings, new conflicts, and new adventures arise in the second instalment of the Eden Series, Eden-West.

Months after his initial journey into Eden, Aiden is learning to cope with everything that has happened to him. His social status in school has changed, his friendship with his best friend Ethan is in jeopardy because of it, and worst of all, he hasn’t heard a thing from his new friends in Eden, ever since his quick exit the first time. What has become of the world he fell in love with? Are his friends safe? Is the war over? With no answers, and no hope for contact, Aiden finally decides to move on and focus on his life in his world. Just as he makes his decision, a familiar bright light shines off in a distance and he knows exactly what it means. Another adventure awaits, and when he returns to Eden, it is to a whole new part of that special world, with a whole new cast of people.

Elisa is sent to the South to retrieve the one thing she’d rather avoid – Wolf. Her father, Captain Turk, specifically told her to get in and get out, but that is easier said than done. When she finds her missing friends, she also finds a whole new world of trouble, and he goes by one name – Markus, the leader of the Sun People.

Follow all your favourite characters as they ready themselves to continue the battle started in book one, and fight for a world threatened to be destroyed.

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