Sunday, April 07, 2013

Blog Tour/Review/Giveaway: The Watcher by Lisa Voisin

Title: The Watcher
Author: Lisa Voisin
Series: N/A
Release Date: March 4, 2013
Publisher: InkSpell Publishing
ISBN13: 9780985656225
Format: paperback, 541 pages
Genre: YA, urban fantasy, paranormal, romance
Source: blog tour

Goodreads
Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.

Can he face her without falling again?


Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.

When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.

In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?

Ancient history is only the beginning.
Lisa Voisin
A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction.

A self-proclaimed coffee lover, Lisa can usually be found writing in a local café. When she's not writing, you'll find her meditating or hiking in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine!

Though she’s lived in several cities across Canada, she currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiancĂ© and their two cats.

The Watcher is a paranormal romance about angels. In the very beginning of the book, Mia finds a dead body in the woods, and its shadow transforms into a dog-like creature that begins to chase after her. Soon, she begins to hear voices and everything goes back to normal. Obviously, anyone'd be confused and mildly terrified so this event continues to puzzle her mind. Then, a mysterious boy shows up at her school, and he just may have the key to finding answers to her questions . . .

To be honest, I didn't particularly like Lisa Voisin's writing style. It had a feeling of "trying too hard" to it, and felt really unnatural, as if Voisin hadn't settled into character yet. The key could be the lack of subtle-ness. Things were made way too easy for Mia. She finds a dead body, call the authorities, tell her friends, and they don't completely freak out. Then, a really cute guy, who may have been at there where she was attacked by the shadowy canine, shows up. Everything fell too tidily into place, and the conflicts seemed unconvincingly superficial. Of course, it wasn't unbearable, but I believe that a lot of improvement could've been made by tweaking with the writing.
Read my full review here

Lisa Voisin and Inkspell Publishing are giving away print (US/Canada/UK) and ebook (INT) copies of The Watcher as well as this lovely angel wing necklace.
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