Horizon by Alyson Noel Blog Tour (Review, Dream Cast and Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop of the Horizon by Alyson Noel Blog Tour. The tour is hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club and you can check out the schedule HERE

Horizon
Alyson Nöel
(Soul Seekers #4)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: November 19th, 2013

Fate has bound them together—and torn them apart. Now Daire and Dace face one final fight that will seal their destiny forever.

Daire Santos is the last of the Soul Seekers, and the only thing standing between the Richters and the destruction of everyone she loves. With her grandmother gone and Cade back in Enchantment, Daire must finally step into her destiny and lead the fight against the Richters. But what if that means sacrificing the person she loves most?

Bound to the Richters by blood, Dace struggles against the darkness growing inside him that threatens to claim Daire too. Though Daire refuses to give up on him, the choice may not be hers. An epic battle is on the horizon and the end of the world looms near. With such insurmountable odds stacked against them, is their love really enough to conquer all?


My Review

This is the 4th and final book in the Soul Seekers Series and so I will try not to make it spoilery but things might slip.

So one thing I’ve noticed about Alyson Noel’s characters, especially the main girls like Daire is they often start out very immature. I admit in Fated Daire kind of got under my skin, being whiny and ridiculous. Me wanting to scream don’t you get the danger you are in but in Horizon Daire is actually very mature. I loved a lot of things about her character but most of all her faith in love and in Dace. She never wavered even when all her friends were trying persuade her otherwise. Even when those close to Dace were trying to. I loved the dedication she showed. I also loved how she has such a mature perspective too. She looks at things how they are, even when she doesn’t want to. So I would have to say that there some great character development and growth.

I don’t want to say too much about Dace but he’s fighting something that’s bound to catch up with him.

As far as the rest of characters what’s not to like. They were all supportive and good friends and even when they were trying to get Daire to give up on certain things, they still stood by her. Even when they though her ideas and plans might be insane they still helped. I love her relationship with her mom and despite them having some issues at times it’s such a strong bond. Nice to see and I love her mom goes into her mamma bear mode.

The plot is of course kind of showdown. Everything has been building to this point, a final battle will have to ensue even though there might be a calm before the storm. I actually thought the Rabbit Hole reminded me a lot of the Death Star, first one gets blown up and they rebuild. Making it even cooler or do they. The plot moved swiftly and I felt like things we summed up well. Plenty of action and heartbreak which all epic conclusions need to have. I actually really really like the ending. The epilogue to be exact. I think it was absolutely perfect and fitting because there has to be balance. There is always a balance.

It’s a well done and solid final installment in my opinion and if you are fan of the series I think you will definitely be happy with it.

Dream Cast

I decided to ignore eye color because everyone in the story seems to have really unique colors and I was like there is now way I can match that. They can all wear contacts :)

Daire

Dace/Cabe
Tyler Posey

I had a hard time picturing the other characters except for Axel. I saw a trailer for Thor while I was reading and for some reason Chris Hemsworth reminded me of him. Even though he's probably too old but then I couldn't get that image out of my head.


About the author: ALYSON NÖEL

With over 8 New York Times bestsellers in 2 years, and over 6 million copies in print, her books have been translated into 37 languages, sold in over 50 countries, and have made the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NCIBA, and Walmart bestsellers lists, and have won numerous awards such as: the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, appeared on the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick.

Chosen as one of OC Metro magazine's "20 Women to Watch," she's been nominated for the Orange County Business Journal's "Women in Business Awards" as well as their "Excellence in Entrepreneurship" award. Her adult novel, FLY ME TO THE MOON, was optioned by Ridley Scott's, Scott Free Productions, with Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones' Diary) set to write and direct, and all 4 books in THE SOUL SEEKERS series has been optioned by Cheyenne Enterprises.

Born and raised in Orange County, California, she's lived in both Mykonos and Manhattan and is now settled in Southern California where she's working on her next book.



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Giveaway


Fated
Alyson Nöel
(Soul Seekers #1)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: May 22nd, 2012

Until now, he's existed only in her dreams -
but fate is about to bring them together.

I shove through the crowd, knocking into girls and bouncing off boys, until one in particular catches me, steadies me.
I feel so secure, so at home in his arms.
I melt against his chest-lift my gaze to meet his. Gasping when I stare into a pair of icy blue eyes banded by brilliant flecks of gold that shine like kaleidoscopes, reflecting my image thousands of times.
The boy from my dream.
The one who died in my arms.

Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without warning, and a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes haunts all her dreams. Fearing for her daughter’s sanity, Daire’s mother sends her to live with the grandmother she’s never met. A woman who recognizes the visions for what they truly are—the call to her destiny as a Soul Seeker—one who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead.

There on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico, Daire sets out to harness her mystical powers. But it’s when she meets Dace, the boy from her dreams, that her whole world is shaken to its core. Now Daire is forced to discover if Dace is the one guy she's meant to be with...or if he’s allied with the enemy she's destined to destroy.

Echo
Alyson Nöel
(Soul Seekers #2)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: November 13th, 2012

She inherited a magical destiny—and a mission to stop a powerful family of dark sorcerers. She never expected to fall in love with one of them.

There’s still so much Daire Santos has to learn about being the last Soul Seeker….and about herself. As her magical training becomes more intense, so does her relationship with Dace. But when she learns that his connection to the evil Richter family goes far deeper than she ever imagined, she begins to question if love really can conquer all.

Dace is painfully aware that he wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the Richters’ dark magic—and now his brother Cade is determined to use his love for Daire against him. Dace is willing to sacrifice anything to protect the girl he loves —including his own life. But will Daire allow it? And what if defeating Cade costs not only his life, but his soul too?

Enchanting, haunting, romantic, Echo is the second book in the Soul Seekers series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël!

Mystic
Alyson Nöel
(Soul Seekers #3)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: May 7th, 2013

Since arriving in the dusty desert town of Enchantment, everything in Daire Santos life has changed...and not always for the better. While she's come to accept and embrace her new powers as a Soul Seeker, Daire struggles with the responsibility she holds navigating between the worlds of the living and the dead--and her mission to defeat the evil Cade Richter. But Cade's soul is inextricably entwined with that of her boyfriend Dace, putting their love to the ultimate test. How can she defeat Cade if it means destroying Dace too? And is their love strong enough to survive death—and what lies beyond?

MYSTIC is the third book in The Soul Seekers, a magnificent new series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël.


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About Jen S

I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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5 comments:

  1. Hi Jen!
    Love your Dream Cast. Those boys... *O* *Dreaming* Let's just say that we really LOVE the Dream Cast haha
    Thank you for your lovely review and we're happy you enjoyed the last book in the Soul Seekers series.
    And we also wanted to thank you for being in our FFBC Team ^^

    Patri @ The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club

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