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Deviate by Tracy Clark Blog Tour Stop

Release Date: 03/03/15
Entangled Teen


Summary from Goodreads:Tormented after a daring escape, Cora Sandoval must find a way to stop the Arrazi from murdering innocent people and from violating, using, and killing the Scintilla for their powers. She must also accept one bitter betrayal: Finn Doyle—the Irish boy who has both a piece of Cora's heart and soul—is Arrazi...
On the verge of extinction and sought by those who would either consume or destroy them,  Cora and the remaining Scintilla survivors must solve the mystery of The Light Key. If they fail, the truth will stay buried forever and mankind will pay the ultimate price.
No longer will she hide.
No longer will her loved ones be hunted.
And she will have her vengeance...even if she shatters her heart in the process.
Deviate surpassed Scintillate in my opinion, I really enjoyed it. I believe in my review of Scintillate I said something about it having a lot of potential to be a great fantasy/supernatural series. And I can honestly say I was not disappointed with the path that the author took with Deviate. I was blown away by all the new information and so much happened in this book...wow. I loved the idea of the Scintilla and the Arrazi and the whole world that involved them, from the first book. And that carried over so well with Deviate. You get to see much further into their world and are aware of even more dangers that await the Scintilla. The plot was fast paced and was equally surprising and exciting. 

I loved Cora, the main character, I felt like she was strong and passionate in such a beautiful way while still being human and worrying about things. I felt like she was a really good balance between her fears and her determination to keep the people that she loved safe. Then there was Giovanni who I liked a lot although I did have my doubts. He was really sweet. As were Cora's best friends, Mari & Dun who were a great part of the story. And then you have Finn. I was excited to find out we had two POVs throughout this book, Cora's like in the first book and Finn's. I think it helps you to be sympathetic to the Arrazi. And the poor boy definitely has an interesting time, I'll be honest that there were a few of his choices that I had a hard time swallowing but then again he must of been going through a lot.

Overall, I was so happy with this book. I was sucked back into Cora's story very easily and the way that the book is written, you honestly can't think of Finn that badly and you can empathize with him. Which makes several things a whole lot harder. Including the romance which I felt very clearly about in the first book and now I just have no clue what I want! I should also mention that the setting, Ireland, is absolutely gorgeous and the way it's described is wonderful. So, if you're looking for a new fantasy series to get hooked on I would definitely recommend the Scintillate series and this book. I'm giving Deviate 4 out of 5 flowers.
**I was not paid to review this book, which I was given freely, and the opinions I've expressed in my review were my own.
Book One: Scintillate

About the AuthorTracy Clark is a young-adult writer because she believes teens deserve to know how much they matter and that regardless of what they’re going through, they aren’t alone. In other words, she writes books for her teen self.
She grew up a “Valley Girl” in Southern California but now lives in her home state of Nevada, in a small town at the base of the Sierra Foothills. Her two children teach her the art of distraction and are a continuous source of great dialogue. She’s an unapologetic dog person who is currently owned by a cat.
Tracy was the recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Work in Progress Grant. A two-time participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program where she was lucky enough to be mentored by bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins, who taught her so much about the art of writing and cured her of her ellipsis addiction.Her debut novel was inspired by her enchantment with metaphysics as a teen, seeing it as the real magic in life. Tracy is a part-time college student, a private pilot, and an irredeemable dreamer.
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3 comments:

  1. So excited this was even better than the first, love it when that happens!

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  2. I don't know these, so thanks for sharing. That's great you thought the series got better in this one!

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  3. This one is new to me, but those covers are really pretty. Not to mention Ireland which is a country I don't think I visited yet, bookish wise. I need to. Great review :)

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