Book Review & Giveaway: Embrace (Gryphon #2) by Stacey Rourke

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2-1-2014 9-28-27 PMTitle: Embrace

Author: Stacey Rourke

Pages: 250

Date Published: March 2012 (rereleased November 13, 2013)


RONE Award Winner Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012

Whether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms with being the Chosen One. She knew having a “normal life” would be tricky, between intense training sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn’t know at what cost it would come. That is, until a dear friend is harmed by the malicious forces hunting her. Now, she’d like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won’t allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust—if anyone.


I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Embrace is the second book in the Gryphon series. It’s a young adult fantasy with a lot of action and romance. I liked it as much as Conduit, the first book in the series. I was a little surprised, however, that there were quite a few grammar errors in book 2 when I didn’t notice any in book 1.

In Embrace, Celeste is still strong, caring, and independent but she’s no longer a klutz since she got her powers. I was pleasantly surprised that there were still some funny situations…Stacey Rourke has a great sense of humor.

Embrace is another must read young adult fantasy. Like Conduit, it has a good ending for a book in a series. I’m looking forward to reading book #3, Sacrifice.

Book Links-

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About the Author:

2-1-2014 9-25-24 PMThe Gryphon Series is written by Stacey Rourke. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects. The Gryphon Series is available wherever fine books are sold.



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