Friday, November 9, 2012

BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - SEE by JAMIE MAGEE - SEE # 1

By: Jamie Magee
Published By: Jamie Magee
Released: Available Now
Details: Digital, 323 Pages

RATING: 4.5 DRAVEN & ADEN STARS!!

Blurb: Goodreads

Forgetting who you are, your ambitions, your passions is crippling….but remembering – embracing your purpose with a new sense of determination is more than empowering….it's life altering. Charlie Myers is on a life altering path that will cause the dammed to humble in silence.

One night…just a few friends, how could it go so wrong? That was the question seventeen year old Charlie Myers was asking when she found herself in the ER. Outwardly nothing was wrong with Charlie, she was a vision of perfect heath, internally she was battling a raging headache…one the doctor told her she would overcome shortly, but Charlie knew something else was wrong …very wrong.

Part of her had been stolen…she was missing memories. Those memories were sacred. They held the key to her sanity. They told her that the sinister whispers, the shadows that came to life before her were not as ominous as she felt they were. They held the bond with her late father, a famed musician. They caused her to forget the one talent that allowed her to face the darkness that haunted her every waking hour. They also masked a much deeper bond, the face of the one that had stolen her heart, long before the age of seventeen.

Sitting in the ER with her angry mother she couldn’t figure out what she was missing, or even how. Her thoughts told her that she needed to protect Britain, a friend of hers, but that didn’t make any sense – Britain didn’t need to be protected from anyone, he was strong, young, and absurdly wealthy. Charlie also knew that even though her friend Bianca called Charlie her best friend, she didn’t trust her …she was almost sure she despised her, but she couldn’t figure out why, or understand how random thoughts were telling her that she adored both Britain and Bianca – that they were her saviors – that they brought silence to the unstoppable whispers, but the silence scared Charlie. In her mind anyone or anything that could bring silence to something that dark could not be good.

Charlie wanted to stay in NY, figure out what she was missing, why, and who was behind it all, but her mother had other plans. Against her will, Charlie was sent to Salem to live with her sister, within that small town Charlie found her memories and so much more.

Her story begins now.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:


I really enjoyed this original story. The characters ALL, whether villainess or good, intrigued me.

Jamie keeps you guessing and lets the reader discover alongside Charlie the why of her memory loss.

This is definitely a very intriguing book that keeps the pages turning quickly. I want to read more in this series.

Bianca and Britain are almost stalkerish in their behaviour. They are a duo that came across a little creepy and unhinged at times.

Draven and Aden are twins and they are simply gorgeous. Draven is such a patient character. He has a lot he has lost, and he needs Charlie to find herself ,without scaring her off.

I felt as lost as Charlie. Having your memory stolen, not being able to recognize those you love, would be a terrible thing. I think it is worse for the people who know you, and watch you not remembering them. They feel the loss more and have to sit tight and watch it play out and hope it comes full circle.

Kara, Charlie’s sister , her mother, and her friends of Salem are all watching and waiting for Charlie to ‘See’.

I really liked the title of this book and the meaning throughout the story. The book cover is stunning.

Music and guitar music is used wonderfully, woven into the plot and it made it different. It added something. The use of it in her home, and the guitar she heard, that was only for her, I loved that.

It’s hard to say anything without giving away the plot. It is very well written, Draven is just beautiful the way he behaves around Charlie. He is hurting but he puts Charlie first in order to understand what has happened. He is protective and makes sure everybody gives her the time and space she needs.

But does she have time to spare?

Aden is so sweet . Madison is a great character. She pulls her fair share of bravado. Nana is a wonderful character who knows how to sort everybody out.

I think Austin and Wesley will be wonderful to get to know better and the thing that is going on there.

I liked the shadows part of the story and what they represented. It was different and they made you feel creeped out by them, but are they to be feared?

This was a wonderful first installment in this series. You can’t help being drawn into the plot and turning the pages rapidly. In a way I felt quite close to Charlie like it was my memories I were searching for. 

FAVE QUOTES: 


“I think I’m going crazy,” I mumbled.
“You’re not crazy…just lost,” he said tenderly.




“Sometimes when I don’t have a reason to laugh…I try to think of times I did laugh – It helps me work through some dark moments.” 

Draven followed my stare, but he focused on the reflection. “She’s the perfect distraction,” he said to Aden.



Michelle




Witness #2 - July 2012



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6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful review! Thank you so much! ~ Jamie M

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    1. You are welcome it was a wonderful story, kinda made me want to learn guitar. I was the errrr, Clarinet player in the school band. Hmmm we didn't get very exciting music sheets, lol!

      Mich

      p.s. Happy Birthday Jamie!

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  2. Awesome review!! I recommend the whole series to anyone. You feel like you are apart of her characters. This series also incoroporates music into the story. Jamie keep it rocking!! Oh and for anyone who wants to know, the next release in the series is January 11,2013.

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    1. Hi Kari,

      You actually reminded me I had left off my pizap image of Witness as well, so I rectified that:D

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Mich

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  3. Great review! And aww! Those quotes! The cover is simply beautiful too. The eeriest, but prettiest cover I've seen!

    Jesse @ Pretty in Fiction

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    1. Hi Jesse,

      It is a beautiful cover, means a lot to storyline. It is one of my fave cover designs:) Fancy a guitar and ghostly kinda mist with words, but there is something about this cover that grabbed me:D

      Mich

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