Wednesday, May 15, 2013

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Day After (The 19th Year #2) by Emi Gayle

Day After
Release Date: May 6, 2013
Target Reader: Young Adult

Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction. 

Or so Winn Thomas always thought. 

Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his Changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’d get at his human high school. 

Luckily, Winn’s not giving up, he won’t back down, and he definitely isn’t going to run away with his tail between his legs. After all, only werewolves have tails. Right? 

In this, the second of the 19th Year trilogy, Winn’s facing the challenge of one lifetime. If he doesn’t learn the truth about mythological creatures, his girlfriend Mac Thorne won’t either. That means, in six months, when she chooses her final form, she won’t know what to pick. 

Winn, though, has his own ideas about Mac’s final selection—plans she knows nothing of. 

He intends to have her pick human. 

Whether she can or not.

Book Links: Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Author Bio:
Emi Gayle just wants to be young again. She lives vicariously through her youthful characters, while simultaneously acting as chief-Mom to her teenaged son and searching for a way to keep her two daughters from ever reaching the dreaded teen years. 

Ironically, those years were some of Emi's favorite times. She met the man of her dreams at 14, was engaged to him at 19, married him at 20 and she's still in love with him to this day. She'll never forget what it was like to fall in love at such a young age — emotions she wants everyone to feel.

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My Thoughts:
The very first thing that I did after finishing Day After was go in search of the release date of book three in the series, Darkest Day. And what do I find? October... OCTOBER!!! Seriously? I really need to wait until october!!! Boy oh boy!!! Why did Day After have to end like that!!

"You've been asked by our current changeling, Miss Maya Mackenzie Thorne, to be her teacher. Have you willingly agreed to take on this duty?"

"Yes. I have accepted. Willingly."

I immediately fell in love with the characters and the world that Emi Gayle created in book one, After Dark, so I Jumped at the chance to read book two, Day After when it was offered to me. And to add to my excitement was the fact that it was going to be written from Winn's point of view. I actually put off reading it for a little while because I knew that I would be devouring it in one sitting and then would have the long wait for the next book in front of me.

Like no other girl in school, Mac Thorne had pricked my finger and made me bleed. Only the bleeding hadn't stopped.

In Day After Winn is on a mission to learn all that he can about Mac's world and guide her in the decision of her final choice of what form she will take as we move toward her19th birthday. Winn was just as amazing as ever. He is loyal, loving, kind, nerdy and sweet. He is one pretty perfect package. I loved the way he tackled his mission and jumped right in and overcame his fears to try to learn everything that he needed to help Mac. I loved the little bits of inner dialogue that he had with himself and that just made me love him more. 

Stubborn didn't begin to describe Mac Thorne.

Mac had such a knack for frustrating me. She was just so stubborn at times. And I think I felt that so deeply because we got to see that through Winn's eyes and really got to feel the impact and effect that her decisions had on him. But as stubborn and frustrating as I found her, I also loved her. I completely understood her struggles with the expectations that are placed on her shoulders and her desires coming through in some of the decisions that she made. And towards the end of the book she completely had me in her corner rooting for her. I really felt that she went through so much growth in this book.

Another character that I love was Suze. He is just so amazingly hilarious and cool. He just added so much to the book with his humour and sass. He was hilarious and I found myself having a good laugh at something he did or said on more than one occasion.

Emi Gayle did an awesome job in creating these characters that all fit together and all have a part to play. There are twists and turns when you least expect them and at times there is quite a lot of information to take in, but it all adds to the story development and moves the story along at a steady pace.

So now, I have to brace myself for the wait. Hurry up October!! I need to know what happens next!!!

5/5 incredibly awesome Stars!!

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  1. Yeah! Thanks for being on the blog tour and for the awesome review. You rock!

  2. I LOVE this review. :D Mine goes live for this one on Friday.

  3. I am totally in love with this series! What a great review! I felt the same way. And I want Winn for my boyfriend! LOL! Book three certainly is too far away!


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