Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The Snapped Series (Mini Reviews & Giveaway!)

Hi there!

Title: Snapped Series
Author: 
Ketley Allison
Publisher: Self-published
Published Date: 1st November 2014

Rating for complete series: 5 Stars

*Thank you to the Xpresso Book Tours for the review copies*

Synopsis: This serial contains feelings after sex, good girls staying good (unless they don’t want to), good boys turning bad, great friends flipping sides, close lovers falling backwards, sassy mouths, stubborn jackasses, and a fight for the one, all in the name of tortured love.

But whose love is twisted?

In nine weeks Charlie Miller's life goes from high-rolling perfection to a crypt of sin. All it takes is one night, one blade, and her boyfriend, best friend and new friends all either end up as suspects or dead.

In Part 1, Charlie makes the move to the big city with her first love and her best friend, and life couldn't be better--all her best plans have come to fruition. Yet, perfection only exists for those on the outside looking in. They don't know what's going on in Charlie's inner circle. Bit by unexpected bit, Charlie's dreams will spiral up and turn to smoke.

Nate Westcott, a pierced, tattooed, charismatic lawyer, is a man she can’t have—but a seductive danger she can’t ignore. He’s cocky, infuriating, brilliant and wrong, yet he makes her question whether she really is the good girl she wants to be or more like the selfish killer everyone thinks she is.

And her body wants him in ways she’s not supposed to crave.

As the series progresses and the weeks close in, cracks form in her everyday world of pro football golden boys, law school domination and New York City nightlife. Everyone she cares about is at risk because one of them doesn’t love Charlie back. In fact, they want her out of the way. Disposed of. Set up.

Week 1 starts now.

WHO WILL SNAP?

Snapped review: This was a serial of seven books, so I will be doing mini reviews for each and every one! These are quick reads, at about 100 pages each. The first one sucked me in with an intriguing prologue where we didn’t know who had committed a crime, and whether it was the main character who did it! We were then thrown backwards to the beginning of the story.

I immediately fell in love with all the characters. Mostly, Charlie, our main character. I felt like I would be most like her, shying away from the limelight and struggling to cope with it. Laura was louder but generally a supportive friend although I think there might be more to Raegan than we know. Slade is such a good boyfriend as well ^.^
 
It does get a bit “everyday” sometimes, with nothing too eventful happening, but the writing style has me hooked. Love the law school and football themes, and even though the ending is abrupt, it is a serial. 4 stars.
 
Shade Review: These books continue to be as addicting as ever! Flew through this one. I think having Charlie questioning everything does raise the suspense but sometimes it gets to be annoying. I also really don’t trust Raegan anymore; I think she’s too secretive. Romance is still as hot as ever and slightly explicit. And the ending had me laughing – it makes a nice set up for the next one. I just wish that the murder section would come in because it was in the prologue. When will that happen? 4 stars.

Sin Review: LOVED IT. Finally things are heating up! There was a lot less about law school but a lot more betrayal weaving in and out of this book. The ending of it has me curious as to what could possibly happen next in the series! Things are heating up and the characters and drama has me in love. I want more now! 5 stars.

Sacred Review: Yes! This book had action, drama and a lot of lies and deceit. If I thought this series was good at the beginning I can definitely tell you things are sizzling hot right now. I really want to know if the initial couples will be able to prevail through all of this. This series should really be a television show. And now we even have a villain in a way. How on earth will this series end? Oh, and now the murder mystery comes into play now as well… I am definitely team Slade right now. 5 stars.

Suspect Review: The murder mystery has really come through now, and it’s all the book is about! Which makes me happy. Even I have absolutely no clue who has done it, so this is suspenseful. Everyone is accusing each other… And there is so much grief, even if no one really liked the victim in the first place. Also, Lou – Charlie’s lawyer. I love her, SO much. She’s got attitude. Although I loved it the amount of grief in here is a bit too much. 4 stars.

Surrender Review: Slade reveals all! Oh man, this is a lot of new information. I couldn’t understand why everyone was being so mopey at the beginning (well, someone died so they have a reason to, but still. Overly mopey.) And now that I think about it, the titles for each of these books are genius. Ketley Allison gets me to feel exactly what she wants me to feel. So much betrayal here, and the most explicit scene in the book yet – although it was very steamy to read I still kind of liked it. Can I change my team to Team Nate? Yes, please. 4 stars.
 

Stay Review: 55 pages could never make me feel like this before. I can’t handle the suspense! Never felt this stressed out about a book before. I can’t even begin to think of who might’ve done it. At the end of this story I sat there mindblown from the intensity and the ending. I cried. Twice. And I never really cry at a book. Once from sheer frustration about the crime and who might’ve done, and once because of a happy moment. Really, Ketley Allison, why you do this to us readers?
Quickie summary of series: Might start easy on you but the suspense and the intensity will get to you. It made me cry and is worth everyone’s time if you are for crimes and young adult fiction. They combine perfectly here! As for the synopsis who will snap – it’s easy. I DID!
 
Giveaway Time! Enter to win one of 4 MAC red lipsticks or one in three ebook packages of the entire series!
 
 
And if you have some time, check out my video review of The Great Gatsby!
 

Olivia’s Question: How do you deal with suspense in a book?

Olivia-Savannah x

28 comments:

  1. This looks like a fun thriller series but I'm not sure I'm ready to commit to a 7-book-long series; it may be too much at the moment for me. That said, I freaking adore all the covers. I don't tend to like model covers but those red lips make it for me. I love that colour!
    As for how I deal with suspense... I don't. I get very anxious and I just want to know the end hahaha

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    1. Oh, each and every book is less than 100 pages, which means altogether they basically come to one or two books in themselves. Which was why I was able to fly through them all! And yes, the covers are amazing <3 It's one of the reason I picked them up. Suspense pretty much does me in as well ><

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  2. I've never heard of this serial before! Thanks for putting this on my radar. Even though it may seem like there so many of them, at least they're short, yeah?

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    1. Yeah, they are only some quick novellas! And they were lots of fun for me to read. They really picked up in the middle of the serial.

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  3. Love this, Olivia! Thank you so very much for hosting! And I deal with suspense in a book by reading fast--I fly through until I get to the twist, exhale because I'm that impatient, and then I might have to go back and ACTUALLY read the details that I missed while tearing past each page. Ha. Thanks again!
    (oh yes, and to answer the questions, each novella is approx 55-85 pages)
    pps - Great Gatsby review. Nailed it.

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    1. It was my pleasure to read and review these for you! I loved each and every one, and you really are a talented author yourself :D I always find myself speeding up in the suspenseful parts as well, so I have to remind myself to read slower xD Thanks for watching the video <3

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  4. Yay sounds like these are enjoyable

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  5. This sounds like a great series and very character driven which is what I look for in this genre! Great review, Olivia! :)

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    1. Yes! I am someone who is a huge fan of character driven books, which is why this one pleased me to no end :D

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  6. Hi Olivia - I'm actually amazed at your reviews for the individual books of the Snapped Series, and especially that Stay made you cry. I seldom cry during a book. The last one was The Virtues of Oxygen by Susan Schoenberger -- several months ago. Take care! :)

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    1. I was pretty surprised at that too xD I don't usually cry at what I read either, which is why I am going to assume that Virtues of Oxygen must've been a very moving read!

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  7. These books look really interesting. Thanks for the fabulous review Olivia. For me, suspense makes the read more thrilling.

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    1. Suspense is definitely a huge part of the reading experience when it comes to books like these :)

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  8. I remember doing a blitz for this novel, I like the sound of the cover names though - I'm glad you could enjoy this series, you have me excited for it as well - wonderful review <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. Yes, I remember your post about it as well! I hope you do read them because I think you will like them.

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  9. I haven't heard of this series before but the covers definitely look amazing :)

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    1. They really are, as are the books in general!

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  10. This sereis looks fun, I now have to rea it!

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    1. Let me know what you think once you have done so. I am intrigued to know other's opinions too.

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  11. Sounds like an exciting series. Great review Olivia :-)

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    1. The excitement was definitely high ;)

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  12. I must say those covers are GORGEOUS!! It sounds like a great series :D

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    1. I couldn't have said it better myself :P

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  13. I haven't heard of this series of novellas- but they sound awesome from your review. The fact that you cried when you normally don't says a lot. Thanks for sharing! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. There was just so much suspense! A highly recommended series from me.

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