Thursday, August 2, 2012

BLOG TOUR # 47 - BOOK REVIEW / GIVEAWAY - ARSON by ESTEVAN VEGA - ARSON # 1


Today on Novels On The Run I have my book review of Arson . There is also a giveaway below.

ENJOY!




By: Estevan Vega
Published By: Stonehouse Ink
Released : Available Now
Details: Digital , 280 Pages

RATING: 4.25 INTRIGUING STARS!!

Book Blurb : Goodreads

ARSON is the first book in a Young Adult Paranormal series. Book two, ASHES, is also available now.

ARSON GABLE FEELS LIKE A FREAK. HE CAN CREATE FIRE. HE NEVER ASKED FOR IT. HE NEVER WANTED IT. BUT HE CAN'T SHUT IT OFF.

Before now, three things were true: he both loved and despised his grandmother; his life was going nowhere; and he was alone. But when a strange girl--who feels more normal behind a mask than inside her own skin--moves in next door, Arson hopes to find something he's never had: purpose. After years of living in fear, he will be forced to confront his haunting past and embrace the unknown as he walks the fine line between boy and monster. Edgy, realistic, and breathtaking, Arson, the chilling chronicle of an isolated teenager with unimaginable ability, is set to ignite the hearts and minds of a new generation.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

Arson Gable lives with his grandma, in a cabin by the lake. Arson is different. I spent a lot of the book trying to understand grandma and her ways. She was a rollercoaster of a woman. She dealt punishment her way.

This was a most compelling story.

Emery is the new neighbour. She wears a mask. Her parents Joel the minister and Aimee are going through a very bad patch. Joel has so much love to give, now, but when Aimee needed it most.

Arson works at the local icecream parlour. He is infatuated by the girl who lives across the lake, Mandy. Mandy likes free icecream. Arson doesn’t know how to say no to Mandy.

Arson was an unusual boy. A freak. He knew it.

We learn early on that Arson has a power, he can burn things. The lake is his solace. For most of the book, I kept wondering where Estevan was taking us with Arson’s power. Then it all started to weave together to a finale for book one that I did not see coming.

We spend a lot of the book getting inside different character’s heads. Joel and Aimee have marriage problems. Joel has skeletons in his closet.

Arson is learning how to not get himself locked up for days by his grandmother who appears quite insane sometimes, but is she. Does she have a huge burden she is hiding?

The scenes with Abraham in the hospice were lighter, yet sad scenes. Estevan had Emery and Arson volunteering and talking to the patients in the hospice. Arson is quite damaged and Emery is scarred for life, hiding behind her mask. This book has us being a part of the lives of these two main characters and their damaged families lives.

Then ... the story goes up a several notches quite quickly. I would have liked more of the latter couple chapters to have been a part of more of the book, pace wise. I do feel like I really got inside the main and sub character’s heads and it would appear the party for Arson has only just started.

I enjoyed Estevan’s tale and he has left me very intrigued by the last couple chapters. It all of a sudden got very cloak and dagger. This was a well written story which has left me very intrigued to read 'Ashes'.




13 comments:

  1. I don't really have a favorite book. I could probably list about 10 but it honestly depends on my mood.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This sounds awesome!

    My favorite book is Lola and the Boy Next Door:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have this book to read, I am looking forward to cracking it open:D

      Mich

      Delete
  3. Hi, Michelle! So glad you liked Arson! And thanks so much for being a part of this killer tour! You rock!

    Estevan Vega
    facebook: we are arson
    twitter: @estevanvega

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Estevan,

      Thankyou and you're welcome:D

      Michelle

      Delete
  4. Its hard to pick just one favorite but my favorite so far this year is Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (Entered as Natalie Cleary)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have Deadly Hemlock it is called here, I have this to read. I heard it is uber smashing!

      Mich

      Delete
  5. My favorite book is the Iron King by Julie Kagawa

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have been on many, many, many blog tours in last four months. I am settling them down now so I can read Iron Knight, too. I have it on my shelf:D

      Mich

      Delete
  6. My favourites change from time to time. Depending on what is currently popular, my mood, the phase of the moon, etc. However, Carol Berg's Lighthouse doulogy has always been in the top 5 of favourites for a very long time...

    Cherry Mischievous

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oo not heard of Carol's Lighthouse Trilogy, I shall plop it on my reading pile now:D

      Mich

      Delete
  7. I just ventured into John Greens book and a new favorite my be The Fault in Our Stars

    ReplyDelete
  8. My favorite book at the moment is The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. :)

    ReplyDelete

We love hearing from you, your comments mean a lot to us.