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{September 2, 2013}   {Blog Tour: Review, Top Tens, and Giveaway} Soul Survivor by Michelle N. Files (Hybrid #1)

Soul Survivor

Author: Michelle N. Files

Series: Hybrid Chronicles #1

Publication: June 14th, 2013

Category: Young Adult

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Synopsis

From Goodreads: Hailee Mai Hart is just a simple, normal girl. Or so she thought. When she left her one-horse town for a college education in the big city, she never could’ve imagined what awaited her.

She’s quickly thrown into a world filled with angels, danger, and a curse…her curse. Come to find out, she’s not so simple after all. She’s actually the last of her kind, and the fate of the world rests on her shoulders. She has one chance to save Earth, and it all comes down to one choice: Light or Darkness. What is right and what is wrong is all a matter of perspective, which leaves her heart dangerously tangled. No matter which path she takes people will die, and that’s just not an option.

Will she be able to save everyone, or will she be the Soul Survivor?

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Review:

SoulSurvivor-AlexSoul SurvivorHailee is a very complex character, self-assured and strong-willed in some instances, while full of doubt and panic in others. In other words, she’s real, and I enjoyed getting to know her in this first novel of the Hybrid series. She has a lot of weighty decisions to make in this novel, and I don’t envy her at all, but I do respect her immensely! And Alex and Seth? Both are infuriating suitors in that they bicker all the time and hassle Hailee about her destiny, but I loved them all the same.  Part of their charm comes from their intense hatred of one another, to be honest. I wasn’t necessarily a fan of Ami, though, but would you be a fan of a woman who always tells the truth, regardless of a person’s feelings? Nah, probably not.

Truth be told, in the beginning I was a little nervous about the “insta-love” relationship that was brewing between Hailee and Alex in this novel. I’ve never really been a fan of instant relationships, and that is definitely what happens in the beginning of this intense novel, but there is a rhyme and reason behind it all, and Files soon put my worry to rest as she began to flesh out the characters and the truth behind all their identities came to light. I must admit, I breathed a sigh of relief because I really liked the storyline, and so I was very happy to realize that “insta-love” isn’t actually the case at all.

The plot itself was very well written and I found it unique as a reader. I love angel novels, but this is different, dealing with guardians, messengers, hybrids, and, of course, the Darkness.  I think the Darkness, Seth, was my favorite character because I never knew what he was going to do next, and he’s the bad boy image 100%, magnified because he’s actually full of murderous intent and destruction. He’s no faker, that’s for sure; he’s not putting on a façade, and that’s the personality that gets me every time.

The ending to the novel was perfect… for a minute there I was truly worried this would be a sad sob story because Files does something I certainly wasn’t expecting, and it blew my mind. It is remedied, however, opening the door for the sequel, which I am extremely excited to read. Four stars.

4 stars

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17906541-soul-survivor

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Survivor-Hybrid-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00DE50H2O/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/soul-survivor-michelle-nicole/1115658248

I won a copy of this novel in a giveaway and read it prior to joining this awesome tour.

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Top Tens List – Songs to Listen to as you read Soul Survivor–from Michelle Nicole

  1. “She Is Love” by 3 Doors Down ~ Chapter 1 – Lost and Found
  2. “I Never Told You” by Colbie Caillat ~ Chapter 16 – Going Home
  3.  “Just A Kiss” by Lady Antebellum ~ Chapter 25 – Under the Moonlight
  4. “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele ~ Chapter 30 – Rain
  5.  “Criminal” by Fiona Apple ~ Chapter 35 – Desire
  6. “Give Me a Sign” by Breaking Benjamin ~ Chapter 37 – Miracles and Options
  7. “Without You” by Breaking Benjamin ~ Chapter 41 – Plan B
  8. “Anthem Of The Angels” by Breaking Benjamin ~ Chapter 43 – Facing the Music
  9. “Hymn For The Missing” by Red ~ Chapter 45 – The Sun and the Moon (first half)
  10. “Never Be The Same” by Red ~ Chapter 45 – The Sun and the Moon (second half)

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Giveaway

Prizes:

1 – Print copy of Soul Survivor by Michelle Nicole {US Only}

3 – eBooks of Soul Survivor by Michelle Nicole {International}

End date: September 21st, 2013 @ 11:59pm EDT

Click this Rafflecopter Link to Enter!!!

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 About the Author:

MichelleNicoleMichelle Nicole was born and raised in wild, wonderful West Virginia. While her first passion is numbers, not long into adulthood, Michelle rediscovered her love of books and with it the joy and fulfillment of writing her own stories. She spends her days working as a CPA and her nights weaving tales of love, friendship, and everything in between.

When she’s not working or writing, you’ll find her binge watching her favorite TV shows, reading, tweeting, hanging with her husband and furry children, or spending time with her close knit extended family.

LINKS

Website: http://authormichellenicole.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleNicole

Twitter: https://twitter.com/M1chelle_N1cole

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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7085821

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Andrew T. Kuligowski says:

When I started reading review, I couldn’t decide if I would want to read it or not. By the end … I still couldn’t decide. (Maybe because it starts off with a negative connotation?) Something for me to keep an eye out for when I write a review …



Good eye–I never thought about that! I’ve moved the paragraphs around in the review so it begins with something positive. :)



rolyanna says:

What an impeccably constructed review! You have a great taste in music as well <3



Thanks! Michelle is awesome! :)



Thank you soo much Shana! You have no idea how much this means to me! Thanks for the review and being a part of the tour! :D



Raina says:

Fantastic review and post, Shana! I love the playlist. too. Thanks for participating in the tour. ♥



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