Simmer by Kaitlyn Davis Blog Tour

 

Simmer
Midnight Fire #2
by Kaitlyn Davis
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“Slowly, like a whisper almost blown away in the wind, two words streaked across her mind: ‘Kiss me.’”
Kira may have survived the eclipse, but her troubles are far from over. She’s headed to Sonnyville with one goal in mind: to learn more about her parents. But with Luke and Tristan competing for her heart and Diana gunning for her head, time is running out on the search for her mother. And the closer Kira gets to answers, the more terrified she becomes. The conduits fear her, the vampires fear her, and Kira is starting to wonder if maybe they’re right…

Simmer is the second book in the thrilling Midnight Fire Series. It is approximately 65,000 words

Review:

First I have to say that this book was much better than the first in the series “Ignite” (see review below). The characters have more definition and the storyline which is pretty predictable is more interesting than in the first book.

It is obvious to me that the author took more time to write this book then she did the first. I would have no problem recommending this book to a young adult to read where with the first book I would not have thought of recommending it. Funny thing is because it is a continuing story I would not have to tell the young reader that they should read the first to understand the second.

Honestly I am still not fully taken with the characters. They never really jump out to me but then as I explained in the review for book one I am a couple decades past the intended age target. The books still makes me feel that the author was rewriting Twilight to how she would like it but it really starts to stand on its own a little bit more.

Am I head over heels for this book? No. However I can see why a young reader may enjoy it more than I did at my (cough) advanced age.

REVIEWED BY: Kimberly

Ignite
by Kaitlyn Davis
PUBLICATION DATE:   10/09/11
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BOOK SYNOPSIS:
“With one last look, one final search of the lines of his face for some sign, Kira turned and ran away from the sound of the man she loved laughing in the face of her death.”

When Kira Dawson moves to South Carolina, she meets Luke, a blond goofball who quickly becomes her best friend, and Tristan, a mysterious bad boy who sends shivers down her spine. Kira knows they’re keeping secrets, but when she discovers Tristan’s lust for blood and her own dormant mystical powers, Kira is forced to fight for her life and make the heartbreaking decision between the familiar comfort of friendship and the fiery passion of love.

REVIEW:
First let me say that this book is meant for a young reader and since I have not been young for a couple of decades now I might not be the best to review.  However….

I had a hard time with these characters. They never seem to warm up to the reader or for that matter to each other. I never figured out what they saw in each other. Some of the time it made me wonder how anyone could not think of these characters as mean and spiteful. I think they possibly could be a portrait of the teenagers of today with the feeling of entitlement.

I really felt like the author watched Twilight went to bed thinking how she would have done it different and then wrote it out on paper but just did not have the gift of writing behind her thoughts. Maybe some youth readers would enjoy it so I would not solely base the book on me but I can not say this is something that I enjoyed.

REVIEWED BY: Kimberly

 

Kaitlyn Davis’ Bio:

Kaitlyn Davis graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Writing Seminars.  She’s been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to finally share her work with the world. She currently lives in New York City and dreams of having a cockapoo puppy of her own.

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4 Responses to Simmer by Kaitlyn Davis Blog Tour

  1. Maria D. June 27, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    I think sometimes it’s hard to review a book intended for the YA audience because we aren’t that age anymore and the “angst” or emotional issues addressed aren’t what we remember them to be but I think overall this is a good review and very well done:)

  2. Tribute Books June 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    Kimberly, thanks for the reviews and Kelly, thanks for hosting Kaitlyn on your blog.

    • Kelly June 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

      Anytime Nicole!!!

  3. aurian June 28, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    I am not a fan of YA, so I can understand your reluctance about the books.

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