Monday, June 24, 2013

Blog Tour with Giveaway: REMEMBER ME by Amaleen Ison

I love being a part of blog tours!!!  They're just such fun!
It's especially wonderful when the book is sooooo freakin' AWESOME!!!
I've even included an excerpt just in case you won't take my word for it ... tee hee hee!
AND there's a giveaway involved which makes it all the more special! Woot woot!!!

Sera isn’t living. She’s existing—barely. Bedbound by illness, she has no memory of life before the freezing barn she now calls home. A mournful song haunts her dreams and hints at a past not completely buried—one she’s desperate to uncover. Yet Father’s whirlwind visits to draw blood and administer medication don’t provide answers. He only confirms the one thing she already knows; she’s dying.

A lonely death without ever knowing her past seems inevitable until a sudden, mystifying return to health coincides with the arrival of a boy in the opposite out-building. The inextricable pull to the stranger, and the broken memories that storm her mind when he’s near, warn of a history quite different to any she could have imagined. If she’s to uncover the truth she craves, she’ll have to decide whether knowledge of the past is worth forfeiting her second chance at life.

Genre:  YA Fantasy Novella
Publisher Type:  Small Print/Indie
My Rating: *  *  *  *  *

My Review:
I picked up Remember Me and stayed glued to my Kindle for the entire ride.  It's such an engaging story, I just couldn't put it down!!!  Ison's writing is smooth and her descriptive style really places the reader right in the story, experiencing it all.  But it's the mystery and the characters that truly drive this story ... oh! such an amazing tale!!!  Conflicted characters, mysterious motives, and some seriously awesome plot twists fill the pages of this novella.  There's some bitter sweetness and the ending will definitely cause you tears, but it's soooo worth it!  Wow!!!  Just an amazing job by Amaleen Ison!

Cover Art:
I absolutely love this cover. I said as much when I did the cover reveal, and now that I've read the book, I love it even more!!!

Father snatches the cover away and yanks my bare arm straight. Angry-looking bruises and red track marks riddle my paper-thin skin from wrist to elbow crease. He flicks a spidery-looking vein. “Dammit. Next.” My sluggish movements prove too slow for his liking, and he grabs my other arm. “We’ll give this one a try.”

I turn to Noah. Although younger than Father and not yet graying, his straggly black beard and tired-looking eyes make him appear older. He wears a worried expression and avoids my gaze. Perhaps he pities me, or my condition embarrasses him. Probably both.

The fog of medication descends in my mind and sends its glacial water surging through my veins. The barn wobbles, and my head lolls back on the pillow, giving me a view of the rafters. When it comes, the prick of the needle doesn’t hurt. Only the beautiful, melancholy song that plays constantly in my mind accompanies the odd sense of draining life.

Minutes, hours, days later—I can’t tell—Father holds up a full vial of blood to a shaft of sunlight streaming through the hole in the roof. “Thank you, my angel.” He kisses my forehead and squeezes my hand at the same time. I smile at the show of relief in his eyes, before my heavy lids close.

“She’s sleeping,” he says.

Footsteps draw near.

“She looks worse.” The disembodied comment comes from somewhere near the foot of the bed.

Father grunts.

“Her blood isn’t working anymore.” Noah’s voice sounds tight.


“We ought to let her die peacefully.”

Yes, they ought to let me die peacefully.

“No!” Father’s breath comes in heavy gusts. “I won’t give up on her. We’ll capture the other one.”

“We’ll be damned.”

“Too late.” A loud clunk and something metallic skitters across the floor. “We’re already damned.”

Purchase Links:
Pick up a copy RIGHT now, because I know you're dying to do so!!!!  Find Remember Me at Bono Books, Amazon, & Amazon UK.  Don't forget to add Remember Me to your Goodreads TBR!

Giveaway Time:
Yay!!! Celebrate good times, come on! (you know, you're singing along now, too).  Here's an awesome chance to win some goodies!!!

1 comment:

  1. Danielle, thank you so much for hosting this stop on my blog tour. :-) You're a star for taking the time to read my story and write a review. :-)Absolutely thrilled you enjoyed my wee tale.