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Monday, June 30, 2014

FLUX Blog Tour: Review




   Today I am pleased to invite you to my stop on the blog tour of FLUX by Ellie Carstens! A new debut novel from REUTS Publications, which has a mysterious combination of Romance, Vikings and... aliens!
   Also Ellie has stopped by to answer some of my questions. :) Without delay here we go!





The last thing sixteen-year-old Alaina Oftedahl-Miller expected was to watch her mom brutally destroy their life.
But, in the wake of tragedy, strength forms. Shipped off to live with her birth father, Alaina finds herself dealing with more than just being the new Canadian girl in a Norwegian school. Juggling the formation of a relationship with the man who abandoned her as a child, and a budding attraction to KaiusVargøy–the mysterious, beautiful classmate who’s been assigned as her personal translator–Alaina can’t shake the feeling that every move she makes is being watched. Judged.


She soon learns there’s far more to this sleepy Norwegian town than she ever imagined. Kaius and his friends aren’t exactly what they seem, and the repercussions of that could send her traveling through the most unexpected experience of her life. Murder and relocation is one thing, but add in supernatural occurrences and Vikings, and even she may not have the strength to survive. 
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Book Review

   While the book blurp was the first that caught my attention, I was glad for the chance to fully read the novel and write about it. For the lovers of Jennifer Armentrout's LUX series and Tessa Gratton's The United States of Asgard Flux combines in perfect harmoy, sci-fi, historical fiction and mythology not to mention romance!
   The story follows Alaina, a girl who's life had taken a grave toll and moves from Toronto to Norway. There she will have to deal with her new life, a father who had years to see and know as also the enigmatic but dead gorgeous Kaius, her new classmate and translator. Kaius and his company, Kamille, Sinja, Magnus and Aleksander are more than what they show and it's not too early for Alaina to fall into their strange yet open, kind hearted world. But darkness lurks and soon Kaius and Alaina will have more to deal with than their feeling for each other.
The POV is told by Alaina and sometimes Kaius. Iliked the way Alaina tries to deal with her new home and life. Despite her fear she makes friends and proves to be a brave girl. Kaius on the other hand, is sweet like a pie (chocolate please!). He cares deeply for Alaina and his friends and you would freak if you found out how long Kaius waited for Alaina. It was adorable and soul wreaking!
As for what will happen? Ellie Carstens style, which is deep descriptive and emotional, is to be praised and I hope to read more of the gang's adventures be it with Vikings or not! :)






       
Ellie Carstens


For as long as she can recall, Ellie Carstenshas been a huge fan of reading.The genre and content are not important as long as the story holds her captive. She believes that life is too short to be taken seriously all the time and to lose one’s self in a good book is an escape worth taking. Now, she writes science fiction, fantasy, romance, and beyond, creating stories that will hopefully bring that same passion for reading to others.
Flux is her debut title and the first in a Young Adult sci-fi/romance trilogy.