Wednesday, June 19, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade


Thanks to I.O. Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of The forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade. Happy reading!

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Summary:

Paranormal teens with unimaginable powers. A secret organization with deadly intentions. When Sam, a girl who reads minds, meets Drake, a boy who controls minds, they discover their lives aren't what they thought. Together, they must escape their fate and free their friends, before they lose everyone they love. This special edition omnibus includes the entire Forbidden Trilogy--Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire and Forbidden Life, as well as extensive bonus content. Meet the author in an in-depth Q&A, get to know your favorite characters better, enjoy never-before-revealed interlude scenes and so much more.

Title:  The Forbidden Trilogy
Series:  N/A
Book #: N/A
Author:  Kimberly Kinrade
Approximate Book Length:  694 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  16+
Sexual Content:  Mild

Thoughts:

This entire trilogy was kind of a mixed bag for me. It’s a well rounded story with action, humor, and romance. The characters are well developed and the plot is elaborate. For some reason I just couldn’t fully connect with the whole thing.

I had my moments where I cried some and was on the edge of my seat and even wanted to smack some characters around now and then, but ultimately I wasn’t so invested that I absolutely had to know what came next.

I suspect my disconnect comes into play with the overall sinister nature of the plot. I get that it’s mostly about the freedom of these kids who’ve been lied to, used, and abused all their lives in one way or another, but some pretty outrageous things occur with some truly twisted results. I normally have a pretty good suspension of disbelief, but it just wasn’t strong enough to fully immerse myself into this saga.

Bottom Line:

A fantastic story with multifaceted depth, The Forbidden Trilogy is a 3 book story of kids with extraordinary powers and their endeavor for freedom and a life of their own. Be prepared for nail-biting suspense, grey areas regarding morals and ethics, and a complicated and highly emotional romance. It’s a very intriguing read that gets your imagination up and running as you consider the possibilities. If you like worlds like X-Men, you don’t want to miss out!

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About the Author
Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella World, all on Amazon.

She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

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The Forbidden Trilogy

FORBIDDEN MIND

49% of Americans believe their government officials are honest. I don't know these officials, or their supporters, but I know their secrets, and 49% of Americans are wrong.

My employers pay me well to be right, to know things others can't. But I don't know why they brought that boy in, strapped to a stretcher, barely conscious. He asked me for help when I could give none.

I'm a wealthy spy, a talented artist, a martial arts black belt, and a prisoner. They tell me that on my eighteenth birthday, I will be released, free to go to the college of my dreams. It's my eighteenth birthday, and a man in black is at my door. I know he's not here to free me.

I know, because I can read minds.

My name is Sam, and this is my story.

So begins the tale of Sam and Drake--from the time they link minds, forging a bond that leads to an unconventional romance--to their fight for survival against the corrupt, twisted organization known as 'Rent-A-Kid.'

FORBIDDEN FIRE

"She escaped, but she'll never be free."

"Time held no meaning as my mind darted in and out of memories. Past and present collided to create a full-sensory collage out of my life: playing hide-n-seek with my best friends Luke--who always cheated by walking through walls when he was about to be caught--and Lucy; Mr. Caldrin critiquing my sketches and offering ideas to make them more realistic; targets changing faces, blending into the same person, their thoughts rippling through my mind like waves. Through it all, a demon stalked me from the shadows of my memories, never quite showing its face, but crouching, waiting.

And then I dreamed...."

Sam and Drake may have escaped, but they aren't free—not with a powerful Seeker after them. As Sam struggles with the ethics of her new powers and embraces a blossoming physical relationship with Drake, Lucy and Luke face challenges of their own.

With forces coalescing inside and outside the Rent-A-Kid dorms, it's only a matter of time before the fire they started forces each of them to make choices they can't undo. But will it be enough to save them?

FORBIDDEN LIFE

The road to redemption begins in darkness.

A sinister force waits for them in darkness, ready to devour their powers and take their lives.

Sam's baby is the key to a lock that must never been opened. To keep her child safe, Sam will do anything.

Drake might have found a way to get his powers back and save his family, but is it too late?

Luke and Lucy uncover secrets in an organization they thought they could trust, and the lives of all Rent-A-Kid children are at stake.

In this last Forbidden Trilogy installment, the secrets to Rent-A-Kid will finally be revealed.


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