Saturday, February 18, 2012

Airel~Arson~Pyxis Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway!

Hi everyone! My blog is the second-to-last stop on this awesome blog tour, featuring the novels Airel, Arson, and Pyxis and a big chance to win a Kindle!!

And now my review of Arson (Arson #1) by Estevan Vega:

Goodreads rating: 3.90
Kindle Edition
Published May 4th 2010
Series: Arson #1


Before now, three things were true: he both loved and despised his grandmother; his life was going nowhere; and he was alone. But when a strange girl-who feels more normal behind a mask than inside her own skin-moves in next door, Arson hopes to find something he's never had: purpose. Using what he fears the most about himself, Arson must face his consuming past and confront the nightmare that is present as he walks the fine line between boy and monster. Dark, moody, and breathtakingly relevant, Arson, the chilling chronicle of an isolated boy with unimaginable ability, is sure to ignite the hearts and minds of a new generation.


This novel was really slow-going at first. I didn't quite understand what was going on. Also, I think the parts of this book that really ticked me off were when Arson's grandmother was beating him and putting him down all the down. It made me wonder what was wrong with her for treating her own grandson like that. You can hold grudges, but to hold onto something that long against your own kin is unacceptable. So already we feel bad for Arson. On top of that, his nickname isn't just a nickname. Arson can light things on fire just by thinking about it. And sometimes without even thinking about it. He gets a sudden urge to set things aflame, and in order to let it out, he jumps into the lake he lives on with his grandmother. That's where Emery finds him.

I thoroughly enjoyed Emery and Arson. They bantered back and forth a lot to diffuse the tension between them, but it was difficult when Arson still had feelings for the school tease, Mandy. I felt so bad for Arson, with Mandy taking advantage of him all the time. Come to find she just wanted to add him to her collection because she thought he liked to light things on fire. Ironically, Arson hates fire. But all Emery sees is the guy she likes getting all flustered for a beautiful girl that doesn't wear a mask. Oh, yeah, did I mention that Emery, the new neighbor girl, wears a leather mask to cover her face (can you say creepy) because of an accident that happened when she was younger. I imagine it's the mask on the cover. Again, super creepy. But Arson doesn't seem to mind. In fact, he forgets about her mask and even Mandy completely. That is, until she invites both Emery and him to a bonfire. Not good.

Having the other relationships be so important in this book really kept me reading. I wanted to see what would happen with Emery's parents, and to learn more about Arson's grandmother. All in all, I enjoyed the last half. The first half was Arson basically torturing himself over who he is and I found myself not caring. But when Emery stepped into the picture, I was easily reading through the book. If you're looking for a unique YA paranormal novel, this is right up your alley!

Now here's a little more about the other two books in the tour:

Buy It! $2.99 on | £2.21 on Amazon UK

Airel is a story about an angel who falls so deeply in love with a woman that he chooses to fall from heaven to be with her. She gives birth to a daughter in Arabia, 1250BC. The girl is pursued ferociously, relentlessly by an enemy in the deepest darkness. In present day Boise, Idaho is just a girl: Airel. She's just your average high school student...who turns out to be anything but average. It's because of who she is, because of her ancestry, because of her lineage. Past and present crash in on each other in the final pages as what has been twisted comes dangerously unraveled. 

Buy It! 99c on | 86p on Amazon UK

Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Things take a strange turn when she uses her late grandmother’s food dyes for a bake sale, and her customers suddenly find her irresistibly alluring. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path. Pursued by shadowy figures and a crazy woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world--and the dark world of her dreams. She races to find the answers she seeks before her nightmares break free.  
And finally, here's the GIVEAWAY!

On my stop, you have the chance to win... An Arson T-shirt (women's size small, US ONLY)! I have no idea what this t-shirt looks like, but if it's anything like the cover, it's going to be awesome!!

To enter, leave a comment below with your name and a way to contact you. Also, check out my giveaways policy tab and read the rest of those rules. This contest will end March 2nd at midnight (Western time zone). Good luck! :)

Now, do you want to win a Kindle? Who doesn't?! Well, here's your chance! Go to this link and the Rafflecopter giveaway is on that post.


  1. how exciting! I havent read Ariel, Arson, or Pysxis yet, but they are on my list now :)
    Thanks for the giveaway! Women's small is just my size :)
    Thanks again!
    Alyssa Sooklal

  2. i haven't read any of these books either but they sound really good : )
    thanks for the giveaway!!
    alicia marie
    ame1184 at gmail dot com

  3. Thanks so much for reviewing and hosting a stop on the tour, Nicole! :)

  4. I enjoyed your review. The books sound good. Thanks for the giveaway.



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