Monday, September 21, 2015

Review of Symbiosis by Karen Tiennen

YA Supernatural Romance (with Contemporary Fantasy appeal)
Date Published: January 10, 2015

A switch is flipped the night of the dance. Something awakens within Kate Archer that alters her relationship with Nick and Alex. Haunting visions of the past begin to plague her. In an effort to maintain harmony within her relationships, she tries to hide the knowledge the dreams reveal to her. Eventually, when the façade that she’s so carefully crafted begins to unravel, Kate realizes that the past has no boundaries, and it has stained her soul. It is then that the truth finally sets her free.
4 Star Review 
 Kate finally understands and is accepting who and what she is. The dreams she has been having since the night of the dance though, those are starting to get out of control and there's no one she can talk about it to.
Kate has progressed allot in this one, she is no longer the naïve girl she once was but has accepted that there is bad out there and that someone has to deal with it. As she learns more and more about her powers a new threat rises and she must figure out what her place is within her new world and she must learn to balance it all with her old life and friends.
In this one we see more of this amazing world the author created and finally get to learn more about the secrets other characters had in the first book. More danger and mystery keep you riveted throughout and you won't be able to put it down until the end! Can't wait to see what happens next.

About Karen:
Story time always captivated Karen.
  As a child, she fell in love with books that transported her to different worlds and introduced her to new creatures. As a teacher, she encouraged her students to explore different times and new worlds through literature.  Now, when Karen isn’t living in reality with her husband and daughters, she can be found creating an alternate reality filled with creatures and worlds that she hopes will delight and raise goose bumps on her readers.

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  1. I am so happy that you enjoyed SYMBIOSIS! I had a blast writing it and am excited to share a little more with you. The cover image is loaded with information. The background setting is actually Jordan Lake (a major setting in the book). There are two butterflies on the cover. In the reflection on the water, the butterfly that is the blue butterfly was on SCINTILLATE’s cover. That butterfly represents Kate and her transition. The white/black butterfly appears to be emerging from the blue butterfly. This butterfly represents Sarah. The body of the white/black body has 2 bows with an arrow in the middle. I used bows and an arrow for this butterfly because Sarah is an archer. I am busily working on the final book in the series. Please check out my Pinterest sight for a little insight into SYNCHRONICITY. I have a board with pictures that help inspire me as I write.

    1. Pinterest is the one site that I've been told is more dangerous than Facebook haven't quite gotten there yet but I'll keep a lookout for the last one