Yay, this is my stop on the Rock Star blog tour and I'm pretty excited. I'm sorry I was late getting it up but after the tropical storm that came through decided to ruin my day yesterday fried my laptop. I had to re-type it after class. On the plus side, I totally got to dissect and eyeball and a brain in class today and it was spectacular. Seriously, take a class where you can dissect stuff. Back to the books! I present you today my review and a couple excerpts.
by Mercy Amare
SynopsisI left Hope – the only place I’ve ever felt at home. So now what? Where do I go from here?
When I left, I didn’t just leave my home. I left my friends, my sisters, and Stephan… I just found them. I can’t lose them now.
I know that I want to do MY music. I need to remember WHY I wanted to play music in the first place. And the only way to get that is by firing my dad, but that may be harder than I thought.
On top of everything, I now have cameras following me around everywhere. Even my own home isn’t safe anymore.
I’ve come to realize that normal will never be an option for me.
So after the cliff hanging ending of Jaded and all the twists along the way, I was pretty excited to read Faded. Plus I really liked the cover of Faded and think that overall it was a great fit for the story (which is a plus becomes sometimes; I see covers that for the life of me, I can’t relate to the book). After growing to love Scarlett and Stephan in Jaded and the ending, I was pleased to find that Faded started just a week later. Thank God it wasn’t a week where I missed something or else I definitely would have been emailing Mercy Amare as I kept reading. Thankfully Scarlett stayed true to her nature while developing even more as a strong character throughout book two. The last few chapters of this book were game changing and I am looking forward to reading Hated.
**Look out for moments like this. Where when you reading you get all excited like the characters
I like how Mercy managed to make Jaded focus more about all the changes in Scarlett’s life, and Faded is where she gets to learn to live with it. From the first book, Scarlett had a strong personality that has changed for the better in Faded. To me it felt like she was a more well-rounded person while still being strong. Even though she has some moments with Stephan where I think she could have stood her ground a bit more…but I can understand why she lets things slide a little more easily. She’s young and in love. Alec was around much more too which I was grateful for. I like his attitude, he’s funny and truthful. And he gets his own little romance sub plot which was so cute. I can admit that recently I’ve been reading a lot more Romance books than normal for me, but I can’t help it. I keep falling in love with characters like Scarlett, Stephan, Alec, Bridgett and Stacy.
**Seriously, I feel like we may come to find out all those things she acted like was cool, was indeed not cool. I mean, he ends up crushed for awhile before his happy ending.**
Now I’m waiting for Hated so I can hopefully get to know more about how some things turn out from this book. Like the ending, I swear I never saw that coming and now I need to know what Mercy is going to do with this. Faded was so much better than Jaded, the plot had more depth to it and we got to know everyone a little more. Seeing how their stories end will be so much fun. Especially if it happens like anything I’ve planned out in my head. You definitely need to read Jaded first before you pick up Faded or you’ll spend a lot of time trying to imagine what happened before. There were a couple spots where to me it didn’t flow as well as it could have but it didn’t really affect the story. It’s just one of my “things.” If you’re looking for an easy read that’s fun and full of twists, you should definitely check these books out. Faded will not disappoint readers who were left waiting after Jaded.
I watch as Scarlett walks down the stairs. When I told her to look hot, I hadn’t expected her to look this hot. She’s wearing a short dress that barely covers her ass, and I know that I am going to have a hard time keeping my hands to myself.
“You probably should have worn more comfortable shoes, Blondie,” I tell her, looking at her shoes. I’m trying really hard not to stare at her perfect figure.
“You told me to dress hot. You can't look hot and be comfortable,” she replies, shaking her head.
“You'd look hot in anything...” I pause, and then add, “or nothing. I'm ok with that option as well. Feel free to take your clothes off.”
Why did I say that? My mouth has like no filter when I’m around her… Especially when she is dressed like this.
She rolls her pretty blue eyes at me. “Seriously, perv, if this is how it's going to be tonight, I will just go home.”
She starts to turn around, but I grab her by the elbow. “No, no, I'll be good. I promise.”
“Just remember – you will never see me naked. EVER.” Her eyes say something very different, and I know that one day she will be mine.
“One day soon, I will prove you wrong. And when I do, I am going to remind you of this very conversation.”
She bites her lip, and I can tell she’s trying not to smile. Damn, she’s hot.
“You will break one day,” he says confidently.
“Maybe, but maybe not. I’m a pretty strong willed person. I could make you wait until our wedding night.”
Stephan smiles. “Wedding night?”
Crap. Did I just say that out loud? Now would be a really great time for the floor to open up and swallow me whole. I turn away from him, and try to think of something to say. I can feel the heat in my cheeks. Why oh why did I just say that?
“I’m sorry,” I finally speak. “I shouldn’t have said that. I didn’t mean to imply that we were going to get married.”
“Scarlett, turn around,” he demands.
I turn around to see him standing directly in front of me. He puts his hands on the sides of my face, and tilts my head up so that I am looking at him.
“You’re really beautiful when you blush.”
I can’t help but smile at his words.
He kisses my cheek. “That’s better. Let’s just forget you said that.”
As always, Stephan knows exactly what to say to make me feel better. “Thank you.”
“Scarlett Montgomery,” he nods approvingly. “I like it.”
“I thought we were forgetting I ever said anything,” I remind him.
“I was just testing it out, you know, for future reference.”
I shake my head. “Let’s just play.”
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