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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - The Lunam Ceremony by Nicole Loufas

Book & Author Details:

The Lunam Ceremony
by Nicole Loufas
Publication date: May 20th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy


Synopsis:

Born from a curse that allows her kind to shift from human to wolf, Kalysia won the genetic lottery. She is the offspring of an original, born to lead and bound by her duty to produce an heir to continue their bloodline she must leave the only life she has ever known to take part in The Lunam Ceremony. This ancient ritual will solidify her place in the pack and determine who she will love for the rest of her life. There’s just one problem – Kalysia doesn’t believe in love.

That changes when she falls into the hands of Dillan Dukes. The attraction is undeniable. The connection unbreakable. He is everything love at first site is supposed to be, suddenly her future doesn’t look that bad.

Unwilling to give up hope on going to college and having the life her and Dillan fantasize about outside the pack, she reluctantly takes on the role as pack leader. When an unexpected proposal is made that will grant both Dillan and Kalysia their freedom she is willing to put her ego, and her heart aside, to make her dream come true.

One night.
One act of selflessness.
For the life she’s always dreamt about.
Only things are not what they seem.

Can Kalysia and Dillan find happily ever after with the consequences of that night haunting them forever?

Will one fateful night destroy Kalysia’s future along with the future of the pack?

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3 out of 5 (good)


This is one of those reviews that I struggle writing. It is also one where I feel the need to emphasise that 3-stars is NOT a bad rating! I enjoyed this book, it just didn't blow me out of the water like it has for some. Let me explain...

Kalysia is preparing to have her Lunam Ceremony, after being brought up by her mother out of Pack life. Although Kalysia knew from an early age just who she is, she also knows next to nothing about what being part of a Pack entails. Her mother tells her that Kalysia will shift for the first time into her wolf, and she will also meet the love of her life at the same time. As it happens though, other people let slip that there's a bit more to it than that and free will is also involved. Kalysia and Dillan bond and everything is happy, or so it seems. 

I will leave the story synopsis there as really, you need to read the book for yourself and my review isn't just to rewrite the synopsis for you. 

Kalysia is a strong character that reacts 'normally' to situations. She gets angry, she gets tearful, she gets resentful. The thing I couldn't quite get is that even though it is proven that her mother lied to her, she just brushes it off and blindly follows what her mum wants her to do.

Dillan is an okay character that I could never warm up to. There is just something about him that left me wary. Is he a good guy or not? Is he the actual main male in this story, or not?

With emotions at an all-time high throughout the book, plus a 'love' triangle that turns quadruple (possibly?!?!), you will have to read every word to understand what is going on. 

With an interesting take on a genre saturated with shifter stories, this was very well written.

* I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review. *

Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

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Nicole was born and raised in California. She claims to be a San Francisco native, however she’s lived in both Northern and Southern California. She credits her creativity to the fact that she attended 12 schools between kindergarten and her senior year in high school. Her nomadic childhood allowed her to reinvent herself often. Some might say she was a liar. While others see the stories she told as a coping mechanism. Twelve schools, in six cities, in twelve years – give her a break. Today she channels her storytelling ability into writing novels. Long story short – kids that lie become writers.



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3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great read.

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  2. I love the cover! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thanks for hosting today! Great review! :)

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