• Splintered - AG HowardSplintered
  • A Matter of Fate - Heather Lyons
  •  inescapable - amy a bartol
  •  graceling - kristin cashore
  •  someone to love - addison moore
  •  breaking beautiful - jennifer shaw wolf
  •  the perfect game - j sterling
  •  the edge of never - ja redmerski
  •  independence - shelly crane

Thursday, May 10, 2012

{Review & Giveaway} He Came For Me by CM Brown

He Came For Me
by CM Brown
Series:  The Protectors Series (#1)
Source:  e-book courtesy of CM Brown in exchange for a fair and honest review
Available as of August 21, 2011
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Jazz, lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia. She leads a normal teenage life busy with friends, TAFE College, a part time job as a waitress, surfing and searching for a boyfriend! Until one day driving on her way to TAFE she is passed by a red Mazda Rx7. The driver holds her attention and as they both wait at a set of traffic lights to change to green, a sexual tension passes between them.

In the days that follow she finds that this guy moves into her life as she befriends him, his friends and family! But are Seb and his friends what they seem to be?

Attacks by groups of boys targeting girls Jazz's age are becoming noticed by the media. Eyewitnesses to the attacks state that these youths seem to possess abilities no normal human would be capable of. Is it drugs or is it something else?

Jazz finds that Seb, seems to be stalking her. What is his purpose? Is he really a friend or is he actually a foe?


My Review:
He Came For Me isn't your average run of the mill paranormal book. There are no love triangles, only harmless beings not of this world. Carolyn Brown created a unique twist on vampires in young adult novels today.

As the story unfolds we are looking at the world through Jazz's eyes. She watches as a guy drives by her one morning on her way to class and feels an instant connection. Not only does she find his eyes captivating, but she wonders why there is such a strong pull. She hasn't even met the guy and she is looking for him everywhere she goes. What she doesn't know is that he has always been there, she just never noticed him before.

Jazz is a down-to-earth college student who questions the odd things happening in her town, who lets her curiosity get the best of her, and who actually reacts properly when she finds out the guy who she feels this strong pull towards isn't human. None of that, "Oh, that's cool." She actually has a mild panic attack. To top things off, she doesn't get all gaga over the guy.  He's there, great.  He's missing for a few days, upset but she'll get over it.  Like I said, not your average run of the mill young adult paranormal book.

There were a few other things I loved about this book besides Jazz. To be specific there was one event towards the end that reminded me of a horror movie. You know what I'm talking about. It's the scene where a girl is upstairs, she hears a bump downstairs, so she goes exploring, and something bad always happens. Well, there was a scene like that and something bad did kind of happen. I LOVED IT. I also enjoyed some of the words Carolyn chose to use. There were words that I hadn't seen in a young adult novel, such as specimen, and I grinned every time I read it (3 times). It's the little things that make me happy. Finally, we weren't just dealing in one world, but two. Normally we only see everything playing out on Earth, but in He Came For Me we have two completely different worlds.  

Overall, this book was a great read. There was a little bit of content not suitable for a younger audience, but it wasn't as graphic as some books could be. I would recommend this to paranormal lovers 17 and up.

Giveaway Time!
Carolyn if offering one 
lucky person a smashwords 
code for He Came For Me.
Open internationally.
Giveaway Policy Applies
Ends May 17 @ Midnight EST

Use this  
for an extra entry

WINNER: April H.

FTC Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.  I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.  


Anubha said...

This book sounds intresting... thanks for sharing... i am adding it on goodreads tbr... :)

C.M.Brown said...

Thank you for taking the time to review 'He Came For Me.' I am so glad that you enjoyed reading it and I really appreciate the wonderful review!

I wish your readers luck in the giveaway!
All the best,


Claire Hennessy said...

What a great review. Wish I could read every book that caught my eye *sigh*

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

That's a nice review. I like vampire stories that have more teeth to them.

Tonja said...

This is a great review. The book sounds awesome. I watched too many of those movies when I was younger. I'm still a little fidgety.

Stephen Tremp said...

Excellent review. And I like the honesty that there is content that may not be suitable for kids. I have similar content in my first book and tell people to read it before allowing their kids to.

Elise Fallson said...

Great review, this sounds like the type of book I like to read! Cheers for C.M. Brown!!! (: Going to add this to my goodreads list as well.

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