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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Exclusive Cover Reveal!! The Dawning of Scarlett by Jennifer Osborn, Plus a Review!

The Dawning of Scarlett by Jennifer Osborn
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: April 28, 2016 Pre-order!
Publisher: Self

As a pale revenant—the vampire faction believing all life is sacred—sixteen-year-old Scarlett Ellis has learned to hide in the human world.  She goes to night-school, works at a coffee shop, and her uncle Chasem trains her in martial arts. No matter what, she has to be prepared, because when she turns seventeen, she’ll be of Dawning age—and her biological father Apollo vows to see her dead first. 

Expecting her Dawning to be impossible, she accepts the fact that she will become a rogue, forever hunted by revenant renegades and outcast by her own people. Scarlett thinks she’s prepared for this—until the curly-haired Nicholas Lightener walks into her life and asks her out on a date.

Torn between her feelings for Nick and the danger of the revenant world, Scarlett’s strange life is turned inside-out when she’s kidnapped and forced to do the one thing she swore she’d never do. Plus, she has no idea whose memories keep appearing in her dreams, or if they can even help her. Determined to free herself from a death sentence, Scarlett must fight to become who she was born to be.

How about that cover? Looks lovely doesn't it? The book is pretty amazing too. Scarlett is quite an emotionally complex character, and she is brought to life so well within this story. She felt real while I read, and there were times where I felt what she felt. She knows how to use her strengths, but at the same time there were moments where I could see she still had her "high school girl" mentality. Again, she's very realistically written. Each character brought something to the story. The tension between Scarlett and Apollo is palpable. So much so, it hurt to read at times. Chasem was interesting. I'd love to learn more about him. He has me very intrigued.

I also learned something in this book. I always thought revenants were zombie or ghost like undead creatures. I didn't know they could also be vampires or a form of vampire. Through a little research after reading the book, and thank you to the author too for her information. We sent each other info back and forth about it. So, I learned something new. I love when a book teaches me... especially when it has to do with mythological/fantasy creatures. It adds to the adventure of reading.

I would like to say many things about the ending, but I can't for fear of revealing too much. Let me just say it was emotional in a way I never expected.

The Dawning of Scarlett is a story with so much to offer its readers. Its fast paced action, complex characters and situations, romance, revenants.. and not to mention the emotions that fly all over the place while you read. It's definitely a book I'd recommend for anyone who likes a little bite in their reading. I'm ready for more!

The ARC of The Dawning of Scarlett by Jennifer Osborn was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Also check out my review of another book by Jennifer Osborn!!

Jennifer Osborn was born and raised in South Eastern Kentucky and transplanted to the Cincinnati, Ohio area where she continues to live.

Having grown up with characters freely roaming around in her head, she gave into the compulsion to write them on paper and give them a voice.

Through out high school, her stories were passed around from friend to friend, which fueled the desire for more.

As an adult she is continuing to pursue her love of writing, both in books, short stories and poetry form.

To learn more about Jennifer Osborn and her books, visit her website & blog.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

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