Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Hello All!!!
Today I have a review for the up and coming Paranormal YA from Alyxandra Harvey, Red! You'll find the summary for Red below:

Release Date: March 2015
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
Bad girls burn hot…

Red is the color of Kia Alcott's hair.
It's her temper, which blazes hot and always gets Kia into way too much trouble.
And it's the color of fire. Fires that Kia can start…just by thinking about them.

When her latest “episode” gets her kicked out of school, Kia is shipped off to her grandmother, who works for the wealthy Blackwoods. It's an estate shrouded in secrets, surrounded by rules, and presided over by a family that is far from normal…including the gorgeous and insolent Ethan Blackwood.

Ethan knows far more about the dangers of the forest surrounding the estate than Kia can ever imagine. For this forest has teeth, and Ethan is charged with protecting the outside world from its vicious mysteries.

But inside, even the most vibrant shade of red doesn't stand a chance against the dark secrets of the Blackwood family… 

When I first saw Red in my inbox as an option to review, I was immediately intrigued. The idea of a girl who has a huge temper being able to start fires with her mind...awesome! Then you add to that the beautiful estate full of secrets aspect and I was completely hooked.

I thoroughly enjoyed being in our main characters head. Kia was strong, willful, and a bit too quick to jump into situations that could end up with her in lots of trouble. I loved her relationship with her grandmother and how it evolved throughout the story. I also enjoyed the friendship she developed with Sloan, who, for me, was pivotal to how much I enjoyed this story.

I also thought the relationship between Kia and Ethan was done very well. It didn't just start with jumping into their super-intense love for one another (no insta-love here!), but felt natural and real to me. And being able to see the story from his viewpoint also made this story jump off the page even more. I loved Ethan's voice and seeing how he struggled with the great sense of duty he had in his life, verses his intense anger towards his father. You definitely saw his growth form being a teenager, into more of a man by the end of the tale.

The twist of the house and what was held within its walls was very cool, and I loved seeing Kia navigate the ins and outs of living in that sort of a situation, while trying to keep her firestarting ability a secret.

Overall, this was a really great read, it was well written, and the suspense was amazing!

I give it 4 stars!!!

About the Author
Alyxandra Harvey lives in a stone Victorian house in Ontario, Canada with a few resident ghosts who are allowed to stay as long as they keep company manners. She loves medieval dresses, used to be able to recite all of The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, and has been accused, more than once, of being born in the wrong century. She believes this to be mostly true except for the fact that she really likes running water, women’s rights, and ice cream.
Among her favourite books are ‘The Wood Wife’ by Terri Windling, ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte, and of course, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen. Elizabeth Bennet is her hero because she’s smart and sassy, and Mr. Darcy is, well, yum.

Aside from the ghosts, she also lives with husband and their dogs. She likes cinnamon lattes, tattoos and books.

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