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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Review: Channeler’s Choice by Heather McCorkle

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Channeler’s Choice
Heather McCorkle
Series: Channeler, #2
Release date: February 27th 2012
by Compass Press

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With her parents’ murderers dead, Eren can finally concentrate on fitting in at Spruce Knoll High, not to mention figuring out what it means to be a channeler. If only it were that easy. It turns out she isn’t normal even among channelers – she may be a legendary warrior meant to protect the earth in a last great battle.

But Mayan prophecies are the least of her worries as she involuntarily starts to gather her own Society, another girl moves in on Aiden, her powers rage out of control, and worst of all, someone is stalking her. To top it all off, Eren discovers she doesn’t have to be a channeler after all – she has a choice.

As an old threat closes in and she risks ending up like her parents, she is forced to decide. Be a normal teenager and leave the legendary warrior stuff to someone else, or embrace a dark destiny?

*A copy was provided by Heather McCorkle for review purposes*

The second book in the Channeler series continues to follow Erin and her discovery of her Channeler powers, and now, we’re introduced to the notion of a society – her society. Even though I wasn’t as immersed as in The Secret of Spruce Knoll, I certainly enjoyed finding out more about their powers, in addition to seeing her relationship with Aiden grow.

Passionate and sweet, the romance plays a big part in this sequel. Aiden and Erin are becoming accustomed to their connecting powers and I especially liked how that all works. As in the first book, I found their relationship very mature; it’s not only filled with lust and angst, you can see how they simply click together. I also loved the addition of Caitlin in the story. As Erin’s new best friend, it’s great to finally have someone she can trust and turn to other than her boyfriend. Plus, we’ve got a secondary love story brewing which I found completely endearing. All the characters are truly wonderful; well-rendered and charismatic, they’re easily my favorite part of this series.

We start to delve deeper into the paranormal elements of the story in Channeler’s Choice. We learn a lot about the society that’s quickly becoming a monumental part of the plot; I especially enjoyed the rules at the beginning of each chapter. I do find that Erin and Aidan’s powers are maybe a bit too perfect, but it’s interesting to learn the complexity behind it all. Along with the secluded town and detailed history, it’s an incredibly imaginative world that Heather has given us.

A new society is forming, Erin is learning to control and fight, her relationship with Aiden is blooming, this doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for actual plot development. We do have some action at times, but the pacing is a bit on the slower side. This is not necessarily bad since the time is spend reinforcing the world and setting up for this supposed upcoming epic battle, but I was craving for more details on this approaching war we keep hearing about. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what happens with this society and how it will all play out.  

3 Hot Espressos
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Channeler’s Choice Tour Stop

Posted by on 03/14/2012 • 33 Comments

I really enjoyed The Secret of Spruce Knoll last year, so I was happy and excited to be part of the blog tour for its sequel, Channeler’s Choice. If you haven’t checked this series out yet you really should, it’s great. I have Heather here today for a quick interview & giveaway, and you’ll have a chance to check out the series!

The Books

 The Secret of Spruce Knoll Heather McCorkle Release date: November 15th, 2011 by Compass Press Goodreads / Purchase

Following the tragic death of her parents, Eren Donovan moves to Spruce Knoll to live with an aunt she’s never met. Little does Eren know the entire town of Spruce Knoll is filled with “channelers”—a magical group of people who immigrated to the small Colorado town…

Cover Reveal: Unfurl, Black Dawn, Channeler’s Choice & Spark

Posted by on 12/28/2011 • 23 Comments

Unfurl (Ripple, #3) Cidney Swanson Release date: December 25th, 2011 by Williams Press Add it to your Goodreads

Against all expectations, Samantha Ruiz has survived attacks by two of Helmann’s deadliest assassins. She’s alive, but she’s far from safe. Helmann is planning a second Holocaust and wants Sam to play a starring role. Will, meanwhile, separated from Sam by an ocean, seeks a way to prevent Helmann’s apocalypse. Along with Sir Walter and Mickie, Will plays a deadly game sneaking into Geneses’ facilities, discovering unsettling clues as to Helmann’s plans. The clock ticks down as Will and Sam discover just how much they must be willing to sacrifice to stop Helmann. UNFURL, the powerful conclusion to The Ripple Series, will leave fans breathless.

The Ripple series

Black Dawn(The Mortganville Vampires,…

Review: The Secret of Spruce Knoll by Heather McCorkle

Posted by on 11/25/2011 • 28 Comments

The Secret of Spruce Knoll

Heather McCorkleReleased August 3rd, 2011by Abbott Press

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It’s hard enough being a teenager under normal circumstances; imagine being orphaned, sent to live with an unfamiliar aunt-and learning that there really is magic in the world. Following the tragic death of her parents, Eren Donovan moves to Spruce Knoll to live with her aunt. Little does Eren know the entire town of Spruce Knoll is filled with so-called “channelers”-a magical group of people who immigrated to the small Colorado town when they were driven out of their own lands.

Channelers are tied to the fate of the world. As the world slowly dies, so do they-and they alone have the power to stop the destruction of Earth. Now, Eren learns she not only…