Monday, June 29, 2015

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} Chasing the Wind - By Nazarea Andrews


Author: Nazarea Andrews 
Release Date: 6/18/2015 
Purchase Info: Amazon   
Kaida grew up in two worlds--a child in the Manor raised by Sabah before she was granted Citzenship. But the only place she has ever felt like she's belonged is with Cedric and Guin, the boys she grew up with. 

When Cedric's involvement in a rebel faction goes wrong, the Commission exiles her and holds Guin hostage. Now, she's on her own for the first time, and searching for the sister who left her behind and a princess who was stolen from the City--and then she stumbles across a face from the past. 

Hawke has been an outcast since his Tribe died. When he finds Sabah's sister on the road, he agrees to help her. But as they search the wilds and grow closer, his disdain for her is slowly replaced by a deep attraction for the girl who faces every challenge so bravely. 

And as the City's deadline dwindles, and the boy she loves hangs in the balance, Hawke is left to wonder if he is protecting her, or if he the biggest threat she will face.

With Nazarea Andrews you can never be disappointed!

I did go into the second book in this series not having read the first one, and was I lost at first?? A little. It took me a second to catch onto the dynamic between Kaida and Guin....and Cedric...but as gracefully as Nazarea builds her worlds I quickly felt as though I've known these characters forever.

Praise Jesus that I was able to meet Hawke at the same time everyone else was, because he is absolutely delicious! Brave, fearless, willing to sacrifice himself in order to protect Kaida at any cost, and that fine balance of violence that makes us all swoon over men like Hawke. Nazarea has a true talent for sculpting men that ooze sex, violence and bad-ass! (I'll take 2!) My heart bled for Hawke, not only for the heartache that he was feeling as his feelings began to develope for Kaida, but what he had to experience in his life to end up where he did. Everyone says that tragedy shapes people into who they become, but Hawke won't let Kaida see what he's been shaped into, and frankly I think it's because he's not quiet sure who that truly is.

Frustration hit me with Kaida....does she have a lot going on with the male group dynamic?? Sure.
But who doesn't when you have men that you've known since childhood, one who's being held captive, and a mysterious outcast who drips intrigue! Throughout the entire book Kaida had some moments of absolutely strength, showing who and what she can be, but then the next second she would be questioning too much for my liking. I'm not sure if she was like this in the first book, but I feel like it's an evolution of character for her, or prehaps an emotional defect from everything that she's been through since the ending of the first book. Either way it makes me want to look further into what makes Kaida.

I will go ahead and automatically think that there's a third book to come with the way #2 left off, or at least I hope that there is. Each character in this series has such potential that it's extremely exciting to see where an author like Nazarea can take them to.




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