Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Review & Giveaway: Eerie by C.M. McCoy
Goodreads Synopsis:
Hailey’s dreams have always been, well...vivid. As in monsters from her nightmares follow her into her waking life vivid.

When her big sister goes missing, eighteen-year-old Hailey finds the only thing keeping her safe from a murderous 3,000-year-old beast is an equally terrifying creature who has fallen “madly” in love with her. Competing to win her affection, the Dream Creature, Asher, lures her to the one place that offers safety—a ParaScience university in Alaska he calls home. There, she studies the science of the supernatural and must learn to live with a roommate from Hell, survive her ParaScience classes, and hope the only creature who can save her from an evil immortal doesn’t decide to kill her himself.

***I received a physical copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review***

My initial reaction of holy c*** was all you could get out of me for hours after staying up late to finish this amazing book and even now, it sums up my mental state pretty well! Dark and suspenseful, hilarious and quirky are not pairings you’d expect to mix well together, yet McCoy has done so effortlessly in this gripping novel that had me on the edge of my seat one minute and then giggling the next.

Bookworms that swelled from too much tea and howled when they didn’t have a novel in their hands (something uncannily relatable…) and clothes that moved of their own free will are just some of the things thrown in to make your day brighter. Then there are the soul wrenching moments (oh the unintentional pain from my pun!) that made me care so much about the protagonist Hailey – you can’t not like her, as Giselle her reluctant non-human friend comes to experience. The relationships she had with her family were genuine and then the ones she developed with Asher and Finn were brilliant.

The romances in this book are... dysfunctional to put it lightly! We have Asher who both loves and wants to kill Hailey, some of the time, which makes him act both creepy obsessive and romantic. (He is not a good guy, with fair reason considering his origins, but he proved himself when push came to shove (I’m just killing myself with these word choices *goes to grieve in corner*)

Then we also have Finn who is a womanizing douche controlled, some of the time, by more powerful douches intent on killing Hailey, which makes him act like an adorable idiot. Out of the two I honestly can’t say who I want her to end up with – though she is quite fine on her own. After that ending everything is up in the air burned to ashes anyway, along with my sanity.

For me the most obvious sign of a good book is one I want to re-read so it seems only fair to label Eerie an awesome book when I want to read it all over again immediately!

Mild Spoilers:

Favourite Quotes:
“Those who look for a reason to fear will find one, and those without reason will follow.”

“Why did you save my life?”
“Because I would rather endure the hell of this Earth with you than spend an eternity in paradise without you,” he replied without hesitation.”

About the Author:
C.M. McCoy is an Irish dancer and former military officer living in the Great White North. Though B.S.'d in chemical engineering and German from Penn State University, she's far happier writing stories involving Alaska and a body bag (with an awkward kiss in the mix.) While working 911 dispatch for Alaska State Troopers, she learned to speak in 10-codes, which she still does...but only to annoy her family. In the writerly world, she's the PR Manager at Inklings Literary Agency. Her debut novel, EERIE, is a paranormal adventure with romance and released 15 Dec 2015 through Omnific Publishing/Simon and Schuster. C.M. is represented by literary agent Michelle Johnson. Twitter * Facebook * Goodreads * Website 

International Giveaway!

With 3 winners to be drawn, you could win:
A beautiful Sterling Silver Claddagh Ring with Rainbow Topaz
$5 Amazon Gift Card
Awesome Eerie Swag (signed bookmark, postcard, magnet and nail file) 

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Thanks so much to C.M. McCoy for providing the giveaway and good luck everyone!
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