Saturday, June 8, 2013

Blog Tour: Jaded & Faded by Mercy Amare + Giveaways

Goodreads description:
I'm Scarlett Ryan.

Yes, THAT Scarlett Ryan.

I live an extraordinary life: millionaire rock star, owner of exotic cars, pictures of me in every magazine, millions of fans, and a name that is recognized world wide. It's supposed to be my dream come true. But, my life IS a fantasy, and I want real. I want exciting. I want... NORMAL.

So, I moved from California to Florida, hoping to obtain some normalcy. Instead I find...

Stephan Montgomery.

He's an arrogant jerk. Seriously, I hate him. I swear if he tells me one more blonde joke, I will punch him... again... Unfortunately I can't stop thinking about him, or his gorgeous green eyes. Trust me, I know that he's bad for me. If only my heart would listen.
I also find out that my parents have kept a LIFE CHANGING secret from me. I need to know the truth.

The harder I strive for normal, the stranger things seem to get.

Jaded is book 1 of the Rock Star trilogy

Goodreads description:
I left Hope – the only place I’ve ever felt at home. So now what? Where do I go from here?

When I left, I didn’t just leave my home. I left my friends, my sisters, and Stephan… I just found them. I can’t lose them now.

I know that I want to do MY music. I need to remember WHY I wanted to play music in the first place. And the only way to get that is by firing my dad, but that may be harder than I thought.

On top of everything, I now have cameras following me around everywhere. Even my own home isn’t safe anymore.

I’ve come to realize that normal will never be an option for me.

Duel Review: Okay I decided to do a duel review because I started Faded as soon as I finished Jaded and I felt it would be easier to write a review for both as one so as not to mix them up. Also, this is the first review I've written in a while so bear with me please.

I am so  torn between whether I love the series or not. On one hand, I couldn't put the books down. I read Jaded in one day which is unusual for me lately. On the other hand, I don't really like Scarlett.

Scarlett, at first, seemed really snobby. "I'm Scarlett Ryan, everyone loves me blah blah blah". Then we get to know her and she's honestly a good person but extremely high maintenance. 6 inch heels everyday? Really? She'd have to go under the list of characters who I don't like but I care about. She's grown on me a bit.

Then there's the romance. Okay I definitely expected there to be a love triangle, which there wasn't. And I'm so happy about that. I really love Stephan and Scarlett together, especially in book 1. Book 2 seemed to revolve too much about how much they wanted to have sex together but they wouldn't because of personal reasons. I think Stephan's a great guy for Scarlett, but I don't think she's ready for a relationship yet.

I don't know much about the "rock star" industry so I can't really talk about how good of a portrayal Scarlett's life is. From what I do know, Mercy Amare does give a pretty good fictional display of this life style. I can't complain about that. I wish I knew how Scarlett sounded, though. Maybe Mercy will record some songs, yeah? ;)

I don't really have much else to say without rambling. Overall, these were good books. If you're looking for a light read, pick up Jaded. That one is probably my favorite of the 2 (however, Faded left me wanting more by the end. I definitely need book 3 soon).

Lastly, just give Mercy Amare's stories a chance. I've read a few of her other books and all I can say is: you'll definitely get attached to her characters.


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About the author:
I am a YA/ NA author of the books: Don’t Tell, You Got Me, and the Rock Star Trilogy: Jaded, Faded, and Hated. I have a slight addiction to the TV series Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries. I'm 23 years old, and I currently live in St Louis, with my husband of 2 years.

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1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

I've heard a lot about this series. Not sure it's my thing, but it certainly sounds interesting!