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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Release Day Spotlight: "When the Sea is Rising Red" by Cat Hellisen

Release Day Spotlight is a feature, at The Book Life, that shines a light on a book I am really excited for on the day of it's release. Along with telling you why I am so exicted to read the book, there is a little something extra from the author!

Today's spotlight is on WHEN THE SEA IS RISING RED by Cat Hellisen

What It's About:

After seventeen-year-old Felicita’s dearest friend, Ilven, kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven's death has called out of the sea a dangerous, wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg's caste system, and the whole city along with it.

Initial Reaction:

Ooh! Creepy cover, I like it!

Once I Read the Synopsis:

When I first read that there was a vampire in this book I was a little hesitant, but after reading through the whole synopsis I decided that it was definitely one I wanted to give a shot. I love that the main character fakes her own death and starts living in the slums to escape the unfair system that rules her world of privelege. I can only imagine what kind of crazy situations Felicita will end up in, while trying to survive on her own. And of course, there are the guys to get excited about. I love the name Dash, so I am prejudging and saying he's going to be my favorite. Haha. I am really interested to see what Cat Hellisen's take on vampire's is. I like a little diversity in vampire lore. I'm really curious about the magic that has been called on and I can't wait to read Felicita's journey of deciding who she wants to be.

And in Closing:

WHEN THE SEA IS RISING RED doesn't sound like a book that I would normally pick up, but with it's intriguing premise, magic and vampires, I'm sure it is going to be an excellent read. After reading Cat's bio on Felicita, I am certain she is the type of character I love to read about. She sounds flawed and complex, and I can't wait to dive into her story and get to know her a little better.

Character Bio on Felicita by Cat Hellisen:

Where to get it:

Cat Hellisen's favorite Indie: The Book Lounge

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