Saturday, 14 December 2013

Storm Warning by C. Quinn & E. Lee (BLOG TOUR)

Storm Warning - by C. Quinn and E. Lee (BLOG TOUR)


Sometimes you don’t see the storm coming until it’s too late...

Severe Storm Warning Tip #1:Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.

Severe Storm Warning Tip #2:If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.

Severe Storm Warning Tip #3:
They may strike quickly, with little or no warning.

Situated just outside of Oklahoma City, Calumet County is divided into two drastically different communities: Hope’s Grove and Summit Bluffs. One is the small backward town where dirt roads lead the way to field parties and railroad tracks. And the other, a sprawling suburb where paved drives lead to the landscaped lawns of the wealthy and privileged.

For five teenagers smack in the middle of Tornado Alley, summer is heating up fast. The winds of change are blurring the invisible line that divides the rich and the rural.

One has a secret. 

One has a crush.

One has been lying. 

One will get caught.

And one might not make it out alive.

They’re from two different worlds…but one summer is about to change everything.

About E. Lee and C. Quinn:

Whether you believe in destiny, divine intervention, or just plain ol' dumb luck, several things happened in 2013 that caused E. Lee and C. Quinn's paths to cross. It may have been that the stars aligned perfectly, or the fact anytime Luke Bryan was mentioned on a social media site both of them were tagged, or maybe it was just that their small town roots and country girl attitudes were magnetically drawn together—calling out to one another, “Y'all should write a book!” Despite geography keeping them apart—Lee in Illinois and Quinn in Alabama—they did. Thanks to three-hour phone calls, ridiculous amounts of online chats, and umpteen Google Docs—Storm Warning is the first book in their edgy new Young Adult series,  Broken Heartland.

My review:

Ok, I guess I should start at the beginning of this book, since that's where I started reading from...
Okay the beginning of this book didn't really grab me. To be honest the only reason I kept reading was because I was given and ARC for a blog tour and so had to read it. To be honest (since I can be because no one reads these...) I contemplated lying and saying that I'd given it less than 3 stars so I wouldn't post it...but THANK GOD I didn't. It took me about 4 or 5 chapters in before I got into it, and the only reason (at first) why I kept going was for Kyle and Cami.

Ok, let me explain this. So, I got into the book and it started to make sense. And I'd started pairing off the couples in my head when I went 'wait a minute...' looked around 'THERE ARE ONLY 5 CHARACTERS!' and that's the story as to how I discovered that there was going to be a love triangle in the book.
And, that love triangle brought me to come to this realisation (credit:instagram)

So, the characters:

I think Kyle is my favourite character. He's kind of what meets the eye. He's hot (sure he might've been a player pre the book, but eh), he's got a heart of gold, cares for his sister and mother SO much, has witty comebacks and the MOST AMAZING PICK UP LINES EVER, and is the sweetest guy. Like, he has a couple insecurities, too, but they just make him sweeter and more amazing.

I think Cami's my second favourite character. Because she realises what I have too: popularity is one big game and, after school, it doesn't count for s***. She's witty, confident, gorgeous, but she has a hard past. At sometimes I wanted to sock her for not doing things right but, hey, she's only human - what do I expect? She's a little heartbreaker - I know she broke mine.

This girl is sweet. But I kinda hate her. Because she's in the middle of the love triangle, and she plays both sides without meaning too. She's kind of a whiner and is such a baby (emotionally, not physically) and although it might not seem like it, to me it seems like she thinks she's the queen of everything. So, psah. I dislike you, EJ, as much as I like you, too. I like her because she's innocent and quick-tempered, but that doesn't excuse the other things I don't like about her. She's kind of an attention hog...

Asshole extrodinaire? I used to think so, but like Cami I've come to love him. At first I was rooting that he wouldn't end up with anyone or he would end up with Millie (hey, he did mention it at one point...) but in the end I've come to love him so much. Like Cami, he's in a situation that most people don't see as 'hard' because it appears like he's got everything. But I know that sometimes it's what you feel that makes it worse, and people who have less are happier and better off than people who have more. And the people who have more feel like they are spoilt if they are sad.

The brother's best firend. At the beginning of the book I was rooting for him, but after a little bit I came to despise him. He's such a jealous coward, who gets mad when someone takes what he wants but who isn't man enough to take it himself. And when he doesn't get it he puts everyone else down and goes bloody psycho. I don't really think that Coop deserves to get what he wants, and sure he may have worked very hard physically for his whole life but, let's face it...his life has been simple. The simpler, the easier.

So, there you have that, and now I'll talk about the authors. I have no idea how this was written, and their writing styles are so similar that I couldn't detect a difference in their writing styles. So, however it was done, brava.

Now, I have one more thing to say...(credit:instagram)

This is sad because it's all true.
So, enjoy having your heart TORN OUT AND RIPPED TO SHREADS!!!


Hope’s Grove was small. Everyone knew about her parents, and she was already dreading facing them since the news of her dad’s affair had hit. But facing them without her brother and her best friend would be her worst nightmare.
After the girls had said their goodbyes and she’d watched her friend’s taillights fade down the drive, Ella Jane scuffed her boots along the winding dirt road that led her home.
She was about halfway there, watching the sun sink low in the evening sky, when the unmistakable rumble of a pickup truck came barreling down the road behind her. She stepped aside to let it pass without looking back. But it didn’t pass. It slowed practically to a stop right next her.
She turned, wondering what the heck the driver’s deal was. There was more than enough room for him to go around. But the smiling face beneath the backwards trucker hat sent the words on the tip of her tongue swirling away with the dust the truck had riled up.
She bit her lip and grinned. Warm brown eyes gleamed in her direction. “Hey there, Ellie May. Need a ride?”
She rolled her eyes. Why Brantley Cooper couldn’t call her by her actual name was beyond her. But as long as he was talking to her, she really didn’t care much what he called her. He can call me ‘flower’ if he wants to.
He was a year older than her and a year younger than her older brother, Kyle. Smack in the middle of their ages and grades in school and usually smack in the middle of their arguments. Coop kept the peace. Balanced them out perfectly.
The three of them had met at the same time as kids but Coop and Kyle had become like brothers instantly. She’d always tagged along wherever they went. Kyle had whined about it when they were younger but Coop always made her feel welcome. He held doors open for her so she didn’t get left behind, made sure to invite her despite her brother’s protests, and lately he’d even stopped by and hung out even when Kyle wasn’t home. And this year, she’d be a junior and Coop would be a senior. With her big brother away at college, she couldn’t help but fantasize about what might happen if she and Coop spent time together alone.
“Hey, Coop. Lynlee just left so I was just…” She glanced toward home. Kyle wasn’t back from football camp yet, and her mom was baking herself to death, trying to keep her mind off of everything.
“Yeah, I heard the Wicked Witch was moving west. You up for some fishing? I have to drop my bike off at the house but we could swing by the lake after.”
She should get home. She knew she should. Should order a pizza and convince her mom to take it easy for a night. Except…it was Coop. And in all her sixteen years, he was the one boy she’d never been able to say no to.
“Yeah. Yeah I’m up for it.”


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