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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Stolen Dreams Blog Tour - Book Review + $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Stolen Dreams (Cassie Scot #4) by Christine Amsden

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Author: Christine Amsden
Series: Cassie Scot
Number in Series: 4
Format: Paperback
Release Date: June 25, 2014
Pages: 262
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Genre: Mystery/New Adult/Paranormal/Urban Fantasy













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Synopsis from Christine Amsden
Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood have despised one another for nearly a quarter of a century, but now their simmering hatred is about to erupt. 
When Cassie Scot returns home from her sojourn in Pennsylvania, she finds that her family has taken a hostage. Desperate to end the fighting before someone dies, Cassie seeks help from local seer Abigail Hastings, Evan Blackwood's grandmother. But Abigail has seen her own death, and when it comes at the hand of Cassie's father, Victor Blackwood kills Edward Scot. 
But things may not be precisely as they appear. 
Evan persuades Cassie to help him learn the truth, teaming them up once again in their darkest hour. New revelations about Evan and his family make it difficult for Cassie to cling to a shield of anger, but can Evan and Cassie stop a feud that has taken on a life of its own? Conclusion to the Cassie Scot series.

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        Stolen Dreams is the final book in the Cassie Scot series. It is such a bittersweet feeling. This is a series I absolutely love and I hate seeing it end, but at least it is going out with a bang. Amsden pulls no punches this time around.

      Cassie has always been a favorite leading lady for me. She absolutely shines in this book. She has always been a strong character, but in this book she really came to her own. I love that she dug deep and found what she is really made of. She focused so much on the injustices done to her and her family, she couldn't see anything else. It all start to unravel by a very interesting source who I loved. Then we have Evan. Oh how I love Evan. I like that we got to see things from his perceptive in this book. It really helped to understand him and see how much he really loves Cassie. Cassie has such a hard time trusting him. Hell, she says she hates him for the majority of the book. But I love that he never gave up on her. That he was going to make her realize that she still loves him and he loves her (which was quite a funny wager, I loved that).


     The story grabs you from page one. We are thrown in the midst of a war, the Scot-Blackwood war. Both sides are doing some outrageous things to one another. It gets so dangerous, lives are put on the line (some lives I didn't expect). After tragedy strikes, however, what seems to be a straightforward murder may not be what it seems. I love these incredible mysteries Amsden gives us and this is my favorite in the series. She knows how to keep you guessing and craving for more. The twists had me screaming in my seat, I had to know what happened next.


     The characters are so likable, I just didn't want this to end. I love the development we get with some of the side characters. Even though this is the end of the Cassie Scot series, I have heard that we will be visiting this world again. Madison and Kaitlin are both getting their own stories which I can't wait for. Madison and Kaitlin both experience some terrible things in this book. I don't want to spoil this for you, but this was an amazing read. This book is fun, suspenseful and full of mystery and twists. The things that are revealed will make your head spin. This is my favorite book in the series and I can't wait for more from Amsden. If you haven't started this series yet, what are you waiting for? Highly recommended.


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*This book belongs to the following challenges*
The Book Vixen's 2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
Under The Covers Book Blog 2014 Immortal Reading Challenge


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About Christine Amsden


Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone. 

At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt's Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams. (You can learn more here.) 


In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work. 

Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children. 

Her latest book is Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for being part of my tour! :)

    I'm so thrilled that you liked the way I ended things for Cassie. Hope you like what I do with Madison and Kaitlin. I think I've still got some surprises in store.

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  2. One of my favorite series is the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison. Well that has just come to an end and I have to admit that while I have purchased the final book, I am afraid to read it - I don't want it to end . . . LOL

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