Captivate Me & Fight for Me by S.J. Pierce #BlogTour #Review

Captivate Me
S.J. Pierce
Publication date: April 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Captivate Me is Book One of The Captivated Series, a Young Adult Paranormal Romance

“My mom had always told me – when you meet “the one,” you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them. I had always wondered, though, if my mom’s words of wisdom were finite – if they applied to everyone. Maybe those who had found their one great love were the lucky few, and maybe the rest of us would have to settle for less than earth-shattering.”

Seventeen-year-old Kat Walsh is a Gifted – a human with paranormal abilities. With her mom a former Angel and her dad a dream prophet, it’s always been in her genetic make-up to be extraordinary. Unfortunately for her, the world can’t handle the strange or unusual. So when she slips up and uses her powers at her high school in Ireland, the entire student body treats her like a freak – even the ones she thought were her closest friends.

Broken, but hopeful for a fresh start, she allows her parents to enroll her in a boarding school buried deep within the forests of a small Colorado town. At Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she feels as though she can finally be herself; she makes new friends and even has the attention of the most popular guy in school – Levi. Everything feels normal again… or does it?

Not long after her arrival, weird dreams of an alluring boy whom she’s never met surface during the night, and the eerie, shadowy trees encircling their school seem to call to her. As these disturbing, yet enticing developments intensify, other bizarre occurrences happen – students and staff turn up missing, and mystery visitors leave gifts while she sleeps. With all of these other things vying for her attention, a desperate Levi has to fight even harder to keep her interest. But with the dreams of the attractive boy slowly captivating her heart, Kat has to make a choice – will she settle for ‘great’ Levi, or will she search for her elusive dream visitor, possibly stumbling across ‘amazing?’

From the author of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles, comes a refreshingly different Young Adult series with plenty of love, suspense, and a new take on the Paranormal.

Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content.

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Review
Kat is a Gifted and has always known that she would have powers. When she accidentally uses that power at her high school in Ireland, everyone treats her like she’s a witch. She learns that the people she thought were her closest friends are definitely not that so she agrees to let her parents send her to a boarding school for people like her. There she meets Levi and thinks she has found “the One”. When she starts having dreams about a mysterious guy, she wonders if she should continue her relationship with Levi or find out more about this guy. On top of that a lot of mysterious things are happening at the school including students and teachers going missing.
Captivate Me is a fun YA read. I really enjoyed the romantic aspects of the story but I loved that there was a whole plot going on that was set apart from that. I really like Kat and was glad to see her feel like herself at her new school. I can’t wait to read the next book.
Rating: 4.5 stars

Fight For Me
S.J. Pierce
Publication date: February 14th 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

A fresh start – something Kat and Gabriel thought they would find when they left their pasts behind at Midland Pines High and moved to a compound for hybrids. Or at least safety from a witch seeking revenge. But now… that’s all changed. Now, thanks to a flirty hybrid hell-bent on winning Gabriel’s attention, the terrifying visions of another prophetic Gifted, and the strange and worrisome behavior of one of their closest friends, Kat finds herself fighting for things that had once come so easily, including her relationship with her soulmate. And now she’s afraid.

Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content.

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Review
Fight for Me is book 2 in the Captivated series. Kat and her friends are now living in a hybrid compound. They are no longer in school and have jobs so they have to be adults. There is a flirty hybrid who is determined to make Gabriel hers. Relationship drama is bad enough, but Kat and Gabriel are also dealing with threats to their lives as well as one of their closest friends acting all weird.
Kat is scared and I can understand why. There was so much going on and this book is so well written that I was as stressed as the characters. I enjoyed seeing Kat grow as a person and I can’t wait to see what Book 3 has in store for these characters.
Rating: 4.5 stars

Author Bio:

Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-fi novels.

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  • Susan James Pierce

    Great reviews! Much love xoxo