Friday, January 31, 2014

Book Launch & Review: I Am Forever (What Kills Me #2) by Wynne Channing!

Today kicks off the official release of I Am Forever, which is the much anticipated sequel to What Kills Me by Wynne Channing. As a huge fan of this series, I am VERY excited to be participating in the book launch! Below you will see more info about the author and her books, as well as my review of I Am Forever where I may or may not fangirl profusely....


About I Am Forever: Axelia fought an army of vampires and survived. Once fated as the destroyer of the vampire race, she is now welcomed into the immortal empire and revered as a god. 

But instead of relishing her victory, she faces a dangerous new world and an empire at war. Axelia is thrust into the position of supreme vampire and caught in the crossfire of battle. To make matters worse, her role alienates Lucas, the one vampire that she trusts.

 
Her power spawns evil enemies. And they know how to get to her — by hurting those whom she loves most.

 
 

About What Kills Me: An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race.

 
So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive.

 
How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals?

 
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About Wynne: Wynne Channing is a national newspaper reporter and award-winning young adult novelist. Wynne loves telling stories and as a journalist, she has interviewed everyone from Daniel Radcliffe and Hugh Jackman to the president of the Maldives and Duchess Sarah Ferguson. The closest she has come to interviewing a vampire is sitting down with True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard (he didn’t bite). She briefly considered calling her debut novel “Well” so then everyone would say: “Well written by Wynne Channing.”

 
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My review of I Am Forever:

I was so excited to get my hands on a copy of I Am Forever, the sequel to What Kills Me! I became extremely attached to the main character and her story after reading the first book, so naturally I fangirled at the chance to read the second book. Wynne Channing has concocted the perfect writing formula and applied it to this series. I Am Forever is fast-paced, intricate and incredibly imaginative! She's taken your classic vampire story, stomped on it, and morphed it into something fresh and enjoyable--with twists and turns in the plot you will never see coming!

The heroine, Axelia A.K.A. Zee, went through a life-changing transformation in the first book which resulted in her running for her life with the help of Lucas, a fellow vampire--who is also a very handsome and noble guy. This book picks up right where the previous one left off, and it's all about what happens next for Zee now that the tables have turned and the monarchy/vampire race has accepted Zee into their society. But even though the metaphorical waters seem still and calm on the surface, you just know that something is lurking beneath the depths, gearing up to make some monster waves! That is the best way I can describe the feel of this novel, and I loved the suspense and intrigue of it all.

Zee really shows us what she's made of during the course of this novel! She is NOT a chick you want to mess with. There are several fight scenes that are so descriptive and intense that you will think you are right there in the middle of it all; it gives me the shivers just thinking about it. Zee is definitely not afraid to get BLOODY. She kicks some serious butt and I love it!

Speaking of love....The monarchy guides Zee down one path, while her heart is with Lucas; who is on a completely different path. Their relationship is really tested, strengthened and defined in this book. These two make such a great team and their chemistry is untouchable--I can't get enough of their banter and interactions! Zee is still full of snarky and humorous musings, and I enjoyed several laugh-out-loud moments prompted by her. There are some new characters that are introduced that compliment her personality so nicely; her new friend, San, being one example. He cracked me up!

I could gush and profess my love for I Am Forever all day and night. But just take my word for it when I say YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK (after reading the first book, of course)! It is well worth it and it's a fantastic read.

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