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Thursday, 2 July 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Sarina, Sweetheart by Megan Carney

Book & Author Details:

Sarina, Sweetheart by Megan Carney
Publication date: March 5th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Science Fiction


Her name is Sarina Wocek. Her breath is poison. She was not born out of love.

Twenty-three years ago, government officials traced the budding epidemic of hemorrhagic fever HF186-2A in south Florida to the Wocek family and their adorable six-week-old daughter, Sarina. Her father, Gregory, admitted his role in genetically engineering a biological weapon with pride. She was taken to a lab hidden in a rural area of New Hampshire. She hasn’t left since.

Her government keepers could cure her, but they won’t. Genetically engineering a child to be a weapon of mass destruction, that’s unethical. Refining a weapon of mass destruction that someone else created? That’s just being clever.

After twenty-three years of captivity, she escapes. She crosses an ocean to put her father and the lab behind her, but it’s not enough. When she sees the first bleeding sore, she knows she didn’t leave the virus behind either.

The only way she’ll be free is by destroying every trace of the lab. She only has one advantage; she doesn’t care if she makes it out alive.



5 out of 5 (Exceptional)

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**I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.**

Sarina is living a nightmare. She is a living, breathing, walking, talking weapon. She was bred to kill. She is locked in a cell and is operated on frequently.  She longs for a different life. A life of love and happiness. How can Sarina achieve this when all she knows is death and murder?

This book was intriguing, thrilling, and suspenseful.  This was definitely one of those books that left you sitting on the edge of your and peeling away your cuticles and finger nails.  The story line was semi-slow to start but once it picked up it took off running. I enjoyed reading this story as it had me guessing what was going to happen and trying to figure the bad guys to the good guys. There was some definite heartache in this book and some serious anger as well as confusion that was felt from start to the end. Those emotions were loud and clear.

The scenery was explained incredibly well and if you closed your eyes you could picture the building, scenery, and places talked bout.  One of my favorite scenes that was described perfectly was the fire scene. Once you read the book you will get what I’m saying. It was described incredibly well!

The ending intrigued me. It’s almost as if she left it open for another book but also left it as a closing for the first book. I can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next!

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) - ends 9th July

Prize(s) will be listed on the Rafflecopter this weekend!

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Megan Carney is an author, geek and amateur photographer living in the Twin Cities. She has ten years of experience in the field of computer security. Her previous short story publications include: ‘Flighty Youth’ in the Raritan, ‘Modern Mayhem’ in the Wayfarer, ‘Swing By Close’ in the Wayfarer, ‘Directions’ in the Bell Tower. ‘Swing By Close’ and ‘Directions’ both won first prize in the fiction sections of that issue. The Christian Science Monitor dubbed her self-published photography book, ‘Signs of My Cities’ as having “youthful zest.”

Her non-literary creations include: a robot to clean the bathroom tub, Zim and Gir costumes, No-Dig tomato stakes, StickFriend the bear bag hanger, and a burning coal costume so she could be Katniss for a night.

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  1. Wow this sounds like such a wild ride! And an edge-of-your-seat read too! I love how cinematic the whole world building sounds, too! Great review! :)

  2. Loved your review.. sounds like a great book! I've added it to my TBR and can't wait to check it out..thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thank you! I do hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed reading it. It was awesome!


  3. I really like your review and than you for the giveaway

  4. I love the plot of this book. Sounds like a cool summer read.

  5. Thank you, very much! This book really was a great read! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!!