Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Review: Sage Blog Tours Presents: Zaryk by C.A. Jonelle

Author C.A. Jonelle
Source Received a copy in exchange for an honest review
Purchase Link AMAZON


First person is one of my favorite points of view. I always jump on the chance to read books that really pull me into them, mostly in first person. I connect better with the characters usually.

Unfortunately that didn't happen this time around.

I think this book had potential, a lot of potential. But it just wasn't doing it for me. I think it had to do with how basic the characters seemed.

The story was alright it was a very average read.

If you like simple plots that don't require a lot of thought then you will like this book. It was easy to read through. Nothing made me stop and wonder what the hell had i just read.

I just wish the characters had a bit more depth and could have drawn me in.

The writing wasn't bad. And I didn't catch any plot holes.

Overall I'm giving this a 3 star review.


One fatal moment tears Zaryk’s life apart and he struggles to cope with his loss and grief. Years later, with his band ‘Twisted Epiphany’ on the cusp of success, Zaryk is finding the answers in
partying and alcohol. Enter Lyndsay, a shy college girl who gives Zaryk hope that there can be happy endings in life. But one night of passion ruins his dreams of something more meaningful and spoils their friendship. Misunderstandings drive them apart and Zaryk is soon lost in a different world as ‘Twisted Epiphany’ become ever more famous. Will he get the chance to tell Lyndsay how he feels? Or will Zaryk’s stardom and Lyndsay’s insecurities keep them apart?

A story of passion, love, loss and the pressures of fame, ‘Zaryk’ is the first in the ‘Twisted
Epiphany’ series that follows Zaryk, Zayne, Zayden, Deklan and Kreed as they take their band
from small town success to world-wide phenomenon.

**Not intended for those under 18. Contains mature content.**

Author Bio:

C.A. Jonelle lives in a small town in Ohio with her husband, daughter, two dogs, one cat, and six fish. She's been reading for as long as she can remember. She wrote several hundred poems in high school and started writing stories while in her late twenties. She loves a good romance
book with a tattooed and pierced rock star who is plagued by the reality of life. When she's not
reading or writing, you can find her spending time with her family and friends, or just catching up
on her favorite shows such as Hell's Kitchen or Devious Maids. She's currently working on the
next book in the five part Twisted Epiphany series that is slated to come out in 2015.








Brief excerpt:

I growl loudly, echoing in the night air. “I’m not going to chase after you Lyndsay!”

Stopping, she turns to face me with a startled expression on her gorgeous face.

“What is it? Is he the reason you can’t get over Kendall and me?” I move closer to her.

“Yes.” Her answer is barely a whisper.

My heart drops into the pit of my stomach. The thought of anyone hurting her touches a

nerve … a big nerve. I inch closer until I’m directly in front of her. Reaching up, I glide

my fingers against her neck, rubbing my thumb along her jawline. She lifts her gaze to


“Tell me how he hurt you. I want to understand where this fear is coming from.”

She twists her face out of my hands and I drop them to my side. Tears are glistening in

her eyes. I can’t stand to see her like this and I can’t stand how she’s making me feel

right now. I can feel the fire building deep inside me. Deklan appears at the exit.

Lyndsay turns to go back inside. I’m fed up with this shit, but I don’t want to lose her. I

make one last attempt and grab her arm and turn her toward me. “If you leave, you

might as well take my heart with you. I won’t need it anymore, because it won’t bother to

beat without you.”

Deklan freezes and watches us, his face full of concern.

I let go of her arm and she turns back toward the building. She disappears and I feel a

big part of me die inside.

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