Blog Tour & Review: Captivate Me – S.J. Pierce (+ Giveaway)


Welcome to the blog tour of Captivate Me & Iris by S.J. Pierce. Today you can find my Review of Captivate Me, Book info on both Captivate Me and Iris, Author Info and of course the Giveaway!

Book & Author details

Publication date: April 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult


CaptivateMe “My mom had always told me – when you meet “the one”, you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them. I had always wondered, though, if my mom’s words of wisdom were finite – if they applied to everyone. Maybe those who had found their one great love were the lucky few, and maybe the rest of us would have to settle for less than earth-shattering.”

Seventeen-year-old Kat Walsh is a Gifted – a human with paranormal abilities. With her mom a former Angel and her dad a dream prophet, it’s always been in her genetic make-up to be extraordinary. But, unfortunately for her, the world can’t handle the strange or unusual. So when she slips up and uses her powers at her high school in Ireland, the entire student body treats her like a freak – even the ones she thought were her closest friends.

Broken, but hopeful for a fresh start, she allows her parents to enroll her in a boarding school buried deep within the forests of a small Colorado town. At Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she feels as though she can finally be herself; she makes new friends and even has the attention of the most popular guy in school – Levi. Everything feels normal again… or does it?

Not long after her arrival, weird dreams of an alluring boy whom she’s never met surface during the night, and the eerie, shadowy trees encircling their school seem to call to her. As these disturbing, yet enticing developments intensify, other bizarre occurrences happen – students and staff turn up missing, and mystery visitors leave gifts while she sleeps. With all of these other things fighting for her attention, a desperate Levi has to fight even harder to keep her interest. But with the dreams of the attractive boy slowly captivating her heart, Kat has to make a choice – will she settle for ‘great’ Levi, or will she search for her elusive dream visitor, possibly stumbling across ‘amazing’?

From the author of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles, comes a refreshingly different Young Adult series with plenty of love, suspense, and a new take on the Paranormal.

Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content.

My Thoughts – Captivate Me

I did quite enjoyed this book, it was a nice and easy read a very welcome between some pills I have been reading lately ^_^

I found a connection with Kat straight away, her story of feeling out of sorts at a ‘normal’ school sounded too familiar. I instantly liked Kat and wanted to know what she was doing and how she’s finding it on her new school. She’s got some lovely friends around her and Levi, I mention Levi specifically as Kat seems to think that he’s The One – she has decided to follow her Mom’s advice on having fun and it is quite obvious from the start that Levi likes her. ^^ I was kinda rooting for them in the beginning! But then the love triangle started, now I have quite a dislike for love triangles in YA novels, but it kinda worked here.
Kat comes across like a real teenager, swearwords here and there and don’t forgot the normal teenage problems. Oh did I mentioned that Kat has got Paranormal powers? Wicked! I wish I had those when I was a teenager ^
^ I loved the pace of the book and the twists and turns were quite unexpected – I was truly captivated by this book.

I can definitely recommend this book and I will be reading the next one in the series as well ^_^

IRIS (#1.5) by S.J. Pierce
Publication date: September 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult


Iris This book is meant to be read after Captivate Me

Set before the events in Book One of the Captivated Series, “Iris” explores the depths of family bonds, new bonds, and the lengths a person would go to save the life of a dying sibling. In this novella, get to know Iris and her two sisters more intimately, as well as Gabriel, the first angel-human hybrid who agrees to live under her protection.

Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content.

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SJAuthor Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-fi novels.



Tour-wide giveaway – Enter Here!
(Open INTL – Ends Sept 9th)
–25$ Amazon Gift Card
–eBook copy of both Captivate Me & Iris


6 thoughts on “Blog Tour & Review: Captivate Me – S.J. Pierce (+ Giveaway)

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