Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blog Tour for "Perilous", by Tamara Hart Heiner

It’s time for my review of Perilous, by Tamara Hart Heiner, as part of Tamara’s blog tour. I shared the blurb for Perilous with you awhile back when I was reading it as part of my What Am I Reading for My 2010 Old/New Reading Challenge series, but since that was clear back in early November, here it is again:

Jaci Rivera has plans for her sophomore year: go to regionals with the track team, make the honor roll, and eat too much pizza with her best friends, Callie and Sara. Her biggest concern is Amanda, the pushy girl who moved in a few months ago. 

What she doesn't plan for is catching a robber red-handed, or being kidnapped. The desperate thief drags her and her friends 2,000 miles across the Canadian border. They escape from his lair, only to find that he has spies and agents watching their path home, waiting to intercept them and take them back. 

Then Jaci finds something out about her family. Something which irrevocably connects her to their kidnapper, and makes her question their chances of escape.

Perilous is a young adult thriller filled with non-stop action. And boy, does Tamara know how to write non-stop action scenes! This book grabs hold of you from page one and doesn’t let go until the very end. In fact, it doesn’t even let go of you then, because Perilous is a two-part story, so you’ll have to wait for the sequel to truly find out the answers to all the questions raised in this volume.

It’s important that you know there’s a sequel coming, because I didn’t and I found what I thought to be the ending a bit jarring, only because I felt like I had been left hanging with so many unanswered questions and scratching my head about why the author would leave things so unresolved. So I asked her, and that’s when I learned that there will be a sequel that will answer all my concerns. So be patient when you get to the end, and if you recommend Perilous to your friends, be sure to warn them in advance about the sequel!

Tamara is holding TWO incredible giveaways in connection with her book's debut.

GIVEAWAY #1: Book giveaway 

The winner of this contest will be randomly chosen. Every person who comments on any post during the blog tour will be entered into a random drawing for a book.  The contest begins on Nov. 16 and ends on Dec. 15. Click here to find the blog tour schedule.

GIVEAWAY #2: Kindle giveaway

This contest is point-based and begins Nov. 15 and ends Dec. 15. Whoever has the most points wins the Kindle. There will only be one Kindle given away. Here are the points:

1 point: blog comment (can comment on all the blogs, multiple times, on the tour)
1 point: follow Tamara's blog (http://tamarahartheiner.blogspot.com)
1 point: retweet
2 points: blog about the blog tour
5 points: purchase the book (ebook or paperback, must email Tamara the confirmation email) if they actually buy the book in the store they can mail Tamara a copy of the receipt.
Add up all your points as well as their proof (links, etc) and email it to tamara@tamarahartheiner.com at the end of the blog tour
People can earn an infinite number of points!

Remember, the deadline is December 15. (That's TOMORROW!)


Rachelle said...

Thanks for sharing your review. I'm looking forward to reading this soon!

lastnerve said...

I swear, when I started reading the blurb, I thought you were talking about my daughter! hahaha, she's a track FREAK! She eats, sleeps and breathes track! I know she would soooo love this book and then I get to read it! Putting it on my TBB list now


Tamara Hart Heiner said...

thank you, Joyce!!! I so appreciate you doing this!

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

This sounds like a heart-pounding story. Great review!

Vanessa A. Johnson said...

Sounds like a great story. Continued blessings on all of your endeavors