Monday, March 04, 2013

Blog Tour/Review/Giveaway: Ashes by Estevan Vega

Title: Ashes
Author: Estevan Vega
Series: Arson #1
Release Date: May 4, 2010
Publisher: Stonehouse Ink
ISBN: B009E96084
Format: eBook, 280 pages
Genre: YA, paranormal, urban fantasy, romance, thriller, coming-of-age
Source: blog tour
Arson is the first book in a Young Adult Paranormal series. Book two, Ashes, is also available now.

Arson Gable feels like a freak. He can create fire. He never asked for it. He never wanted it. But he can't shut it off.

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. After years of living in fear, he will be forced to confront his haunting past and embrace the unknown as he walks the fine line between boy and monster. Edgy, realistic, and breathtaking, Arson, the chilling chronicle of an isolated teenager with unimaginable ability, is set to ignite the hearts and minds of a new generation.

Title: Ashes
Author: Estevan Vega
Series: Arson #2
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Stonehouse Ink
ISBN: 9780615543376
Format: eBook, 344 pages
Genre: YA, paranormal, urban fantasy, romance, thriller
Source: blog tour
Ashes is a YA paranormal thrill-ride. Book 2 in the gripping Arson trilogy.

More than three months have passed since Arson and Emery were suddenly taken. Taken and then separated. And experimented on.

The minds running Salvation Asylum have abducted them for a dark purpose. A campaign has been set in motion to genetically alter mankind. Unknowingly, Arson has become the most vital instrument in this global scheme, initiated by a select group of brilliant scientists and cunning world leaders. Confused, trapped, and unable to fully manifest his abilities, Arson faces a new existence crawling with questions. Will he ever see Emery again? Is Grandma still alive? Can the fate of the human race really hang in the balance of one choice?

Nightmare and reality collide in Ashes, book two in the gripping Arson trilogy. Love will be tested. Powers will shift. And the past will invade the here and now as Arson discovers a part of himself he has never before known and fights against his own shocking origins. Will this boy who once tempted fire be able to take on a fearful future? When the struggle intensifies and secrets come to light, will Arson be ready to accept the haunting revelation that there may be others out there, others like him?

Find Estevan Vega: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Buy Arson: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Buy Ashes: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Ashes, the followup to Arson, is a very as a sequel, and brings its readers straight into what happens after Arson. It has a seriously intense beginning that pretty much just jolted me awake from my half-stupor.

Something I admire a lot about the Arson trilogy is its multiple third person POVs, not just surrounding Arson, but also many other characters as well, making the entire story one with numerous fascinating faucets. It's really interesting how the entire story is strengthened through that.

Read my full review here

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