Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Residue by Laury Falter Blog Tour Stop and Review

Book Info from Goodreads:
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published April 13th 2012
ISBN13: 9780985511067
Edition language: English
Original title: Residue
Synopsis from Goodreads:
When Jocelyn Weatherford is whisked away from a preparatory academy in upstate New York to live with her extended family in New Orleans, she is unprepared to encounter the dangers awaiting her. Yet even as she is thrust into an unfamiliar world of witches and voodoo magic, the greatest threat of all may be the boy she has fallen for.

While handsome and charming, he is also a Caldwell... a member of the family the Weatherford's have been feuding with for centuries. As their forbidden love grows it becomes the volatile spark that forever changes their world and everyone in it.

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Author Info: Laury Falter is the author of the bestselling Guardian Trilogy. She writes young adult paranormal romances and urban fantasy when she's not taking her stray dogs for a walk or enjoying a date night with her husband.

Laury has released two series, the Guardian Trilogy and the Residue Series (a spinoff of the Guardian Trilogy books), and is currently releasing her third series, the Apocalypse Chronicles.
To learn more about Laury and her novels, visit her at:
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My Review:

Residue was a cute and fun young adult read. I loved the characters and the mythology behind a society of witches living in New Orleans.

The beginning of Residue was great. The reader got to learn all about Jocelyn’s heritage as a witch at the same time she does. The world building was fabulous and I felt myself transported to this school for the supernatural in New Orleans.

Jocelyn and Jameson were fantastic characters. I loved Jocelyn’s spunky side and her ability to stand up for herself. Jameson was also adorable and I enjoyed how protective he was over Jocelyn. It was easy to cheer for the romance in the book, especially when it is revealed that Jocelyn and Jameson come from two feuding families of witches.

My only couple of complaints would be that I wished the secondary characters were fleshed out a little more. Jameson and Jocelyn have a large number of relatives and it was hard to keep them straight. However, since this is a series, I’d imagine more character development would happen in later books. Also, there was a heavy use of foreshadowing in the text and it took away from the suspense of the novel.

Residue was a lively and clean young adult book that I would highly recommend. I love books about witches and this series has the potential to be a standout.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 

Giveaway: Eight (8) ecopies of Residue: Mobi or Nook only; gifted from Amazon or B&N; open internationally

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  1. cute and fun with interesting characters sounds like a winner in my book. I haven't heard of this one yet

  2. I adore books about witches. Especially in New Orleans. I grew up in Louisiana so I love voodoo and stuff :) VERY well written review, Heather! WRITE ON!