Friday, September 14, 2012

YA Review + Giveaway: Red Dawn by J.J. Bonds

Welcome to the last stop on the tour. 
Hope you have enjoyed the tour if you have missed a stop there is a list after the review.

Red Dawn (Crossroads Academy, #2)Red Dawn 
by J.J. Bonds
(Crossroads Academy #2)
★★★ 1/2
Katia’s done running. She’s fought fiercely to protect her identity, her secrets, and those she loves most. And while it hasn’t been easy, she’s finally making peace with the past. Katia’s even looking forward to the start of a new school year at Crossroads Academy.

Too bad things at Crossroads are going to be a little different this fall. There are new rules, new students, and new relationships. Katia quickly discovers that navigating the halls of Crossroads is as complicated as ever.

When a friend’s life is at stake, Katia will be forced to choose between the safety of Crossroads and an enemy more dangerous than any she’s ever faced. Will Katia have the courage to risk it all -including her life- for a friend?


Ok, if you can stop staring at the beautiful cover and actually read the book you'll find that Red Dawn is a little more grown up that book 1, Crossroads. In this sequel we leave the high school behind to find a darker Katia. She will do anything to save her best friend, Shaye.

We start out with a new school year and things are a little back to normal for a short time but then we find Katia, Nik and Keegan on the road trying to track down answers to getting the possible missing cure for the blood disease that Shaye has.

The total feel of the book is darker and more action packed with a conspiracy theory factor that had me guessing who was behind the thief of the cure.

J.J. Bonds does another great job mixing the innocence of high school with a paranormal twist and mystery. Read Dawn brings us to a all new ball game for the series. And as the gang grows older; the heat factor grows too. I know it's YA and that means it's usually on the "clean" side but I just want Katia to throw Nik down and get dirty. LOL

Fans of Mead's Vampire Academy should give the Crossroads series a try. Katia might not be Rose (YET!) but she is getting closer with each book.

Checkout the other stops on the tour:
8/20/2012 IBBook Blogging 
8/21/2012 My Seryniti
8/22/2012 Eternally Books
8/23/2012 Bengal Reads
8/24/2012 A Dream Within A Dream 
8/27/2012 All the Fun Starts After Dark 
8/28/2012 Little Read Riding Hood
8/29/2012 Fiction Writing Tools
8/30/2012 Paranormal Opinion
8/31/2012 Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf
9/3/2012 The Story Seekers
9/4/2012 The Book Addict's Guide
9/5/2012 Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
9/6/2012 Firestarbooks
9/7/2012 Simply Infatuated
9/10/2012 Librarían Mouse
9/11/2012 Reader Girls
9/12/2012 A Bibliophile's Thoughts on Books
9/13/2012 Rants~N~Scribbles

J.J. Bonds is an independent author who writes young adult speculative fiction. Her debut novel, Crossroads, was released in fall of 2011. It is the first in the Crossroads Academy series. J.J. lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where her love of all things paranormal keeps life interesting. She lives with her husband and two rambunctious dogs and is expecting a new addition to the family in March.

J.J. Bonds is also featuring a STREET TEAM giveaway on her own blog, where you can win a TON of prizes -- including a Kindle Fire & E-Copies of Crossroads and Red Dawn! Check it out HERE.

You can also win an ebook from the series right here. 
Just fill out the Rafflecopter.

1 comment:

  1. WoW!! So I was totally staring at the cover when I read the opening line! haha I will have to check this one out!


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