Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sacred Blog Tour

A HUGE Thank You to Jean Booknerd, Random House and Elana K. Arnold for putting this tour together!

ELANA K. ARNOLD completed her M.A. in Creative Writing/Fiction at the University of California, Davis. She grew up in Southern California, where she was lucky enough to have her own horse--a gorgeous mare named Rainbow--and a family who let her read as many books as she wanted. She lives in Long Beach, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals. She is represented by Rubin Pfeffer of the East/West Literary Agency. Sacred is her debut novel.


Growing up on Catalina Island, off the California coast, Scarlett Wenderoth has led a fairly isolated life. After her brother dies, her isolation deepens as she withdraws into herself, shutting out her friends and boyfriend. Her parents, shattered by their own sorrow, fail to notice Scarlett's pain and sudden alarming thinness. Scarlett finds pleasure only on her horse, escaping to the heart of the island on long, solitary rides. One day, as she races around a bend, Scarlett is startled by a boy who raises his hand in warning and says one word: "Stop." 

The boy—intense, beautiful—is Will Cohen, a newcomer to the island. For reasons he can't or won't explain, he's drawn to Scarlett and feels compelled to keep her safe. To keep her from wasting away. His meddling irritates Scarlett, though she can't deny her attraction to him. As their relationship blossoms into love, Scarlett's body slowly awakens at Will's touch. But just when her grief begins to ebb, she makes a startling discovery about Will, a discovery he's been grappling with himself. A discovery that threatens to force them apart. And if it does, Scarlett fears she will unravel all over again.

Review : I really enjoyed this book. Scarlett is a girl going through a very hard time, her parents are in their own grief so they don't notice her and the weight loss and some other problems. She is just so far down into herself she isn't seeing that much until Will.

Will changes her life, makes her come back from the dark place she was in. But as things start getting back to normal and Scarlett is opening back up there is something that will threaten her, and she may not come back. I liked Scarlett but at times kind of wanted to slap her and tell her to snap out of it. I can't wait to see where book 2 takes us, and to see if they can make it through.

Book 2 :

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