A “FREEK”ishly Good Book: Freeks Book Review & Blog Tour

 

Title: Freeks
Author: Amanda Hocking
Release Date: February 2017
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Overall Rating:  7.5/10
Genre: Romance, Adventure, Fantasy, Supernatural

“Despite all that, I couldn’t shake the chill inside my chest, like my heart had been incased in ice”
– Freeks ARC, Amanda Hocking

I haven’t read an Amanda Hocking novel in ages and this book definitely did not disappoint. Before I read this book, I judged a book by its cover and frankly, I was unsure about the novel. The cover doesn’t do it justice and nor those the little blurb on the back of the book. However, diving into the world of Mara and Gideon was definitely thrilling and is one of the best books I’ve read in a while.

The storyline was the perfect recipe of romance and adventure. It had the perfect balance of both. Since the beginning, I was already shipping both Gabe and Mara. Their relationship wasn’t too rushed, I loved the development and chemistry between the two. Their romance tugged at my heart and Gabe was definitely the cutest. The main characters both Mara and Gabe were also developed really well. Both had their issues and struggles which they somewhat managed to overcome. I loved following Mara’s story. Finding out about her history and the spiritual ancestry was something I do not read about often. I really enjoyed reading about who she was and I definitely found myself relating to this teenage girl. In addition, Gabe was your cliche mysteriously boy from town but did I mention, I love a good cliche. Gabe was definitely lovable, he had the perfect vibe and was the perfect boyfriend. What wasn’t there to love? I knew he was somehow linked to do with the murders in the carnival but I did not see the whole werewolf thing coming.

I was constantly turning the pages to see what was going to happen next. I wanted to know where Blossom went. I wanted to know who was behind the murders on the campsite and I wanted to know Gabe’s secret. I love books that just leave you on the edge with every chapter and Freeks definitely does that. When a chapter ends, it ends on a cliffhanger that makes you want to keep reading.

However, Freeks isn’t some AMAZING novel. Don’t get me wrong it’s a really good read but the story isn’t one that stands out of the crowd. There is nothing major to fangirl about and at times I did find myself confused with the many characters in the book. I think that because there were so many characters, I found it hard to recognize who was who. That’s why I didn’t give it a high 8 or a 9 but it is still a really enjoyable read that you should definitely read when given the chance.

Overall, I definitely enjoyed myself whilst reading the book and I read it within three days, which highlights the fact that I loved it. I love Gabe and following the thrilling plotline definitely left me page turning for more!

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Yay!! I’m back with another Teaser Tuesdays!

This time, I’m currently reading The Young Elites by Marie Lu! I have heard so much about how amazing this series was and if you didn’t already know I had a major book hangover with Marie’s debut series: Legend! I’m so excited to start her latest series The Young Elites, which follows the story of a young girl who had fallen ill in a nationwide epidemic. When she recovers, her life is no longer the same and she is forced to live with society’s oppressive thoughts and words. However, soon she discovers she has a super power and she is one of them- a Young Elite.

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Anyway, I’m currently loving this book! Have you read it before? To be honest, I was slightly skeptical to start this book. To me, it sounded like your typical young-adult dystopian- a girl discovers she has supernatural powers, she’s “special” and along her journey she falls in love. However, I read a few chapter and was captivated with this story! I asked around and I’ve heard many good opinions- maybe, I was wrong! I’m really enjoying it so far! Thank god I borrowed Rose Society as well because I think I’ll be binge reading this series!

” In the midst of darkness and panic, something moves in the sky. And just like that, the black clouds twist- they scatter into a swarm of a million moving flecks that swirl across the sky and then dive down, down, down at the crowd,”
– Marie Lu, The Young Elites

I hope you enjoyed this mini Teaser Tuesdays! What are you currently reading? Recommend some of your current reads down below:

Also, I plan on starting some discussion posts! What do you guys think?

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Teaser Tuesdays!!! (December 28th)

Hey guys!

You must be thinking Teaser Tuesdays??? I decided to start Teaser Tuesdays, to bring in some new things into my blog for the new year! Teaser Tuesdays is where you open to a random page in your current read and give a short teaser sentence or short paragraph from that page. I’ll also include the title and author of the novel, as well as how much I’m currently enjoying it!

What are you currently reading?- comment below:  Or you can link your Teaser Tuesday Post below, I would love to see what you are reading!

If you read in my last post, you would know that I am currently re-reading the Lux series! I recently read Oblivion and after enjoying it so much I decided to finish off where Oblivion ended! I am currently reading the last novel- Opposition!

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“I bit down on my lip, sensing something was off. Like the air had suddenly turned stale, and it was hard to catch my next breath. A nervous sensation crept into my core like a thousand little ants,”
– Jennifer L. Armentrout, Opposition

I hope you all enjoyed this little teaser from my current read, Opposition! I love the Lux series and so it isn’t a surprise that I am currently really enjoying it! Don’t forget to comment below a teaser from your current read!

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