Wednesday 10 April 2013

Unraveling Blog Tour

Book Title: Unraveling
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Age Group: New Adult

Book Description:
Katy Spencer’s life fell apart two years ago. Since then, she’s closed herself off. She’s a shell of the person she used to be. The only person she trusts is her best friend Rollo, but even he can’t keep the nightmares away. Then she meets Jared. He’s the first man she’s been around since the event that she’s not afraid of. He makes her heart race, not in fear, but in a fluttering that could become something meaningful.

Jared can tell that Katy is broken. He sees something in her eyes that he’s often seen reflected in his own.




Jared is determined to get to know her.

He wants to solve the mystery of Katy Spencer.

He will… unravel her.

Unraveling Goodreads Link:

About the author:

Micalea Smeltzer is an author from Virginia. Her name is pronounced Muh-call-e-uh. She is permanently glued to her computer, where she constantly writes. She has to listen to music when she writes and has a playlist for every book she’s ever started. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading a book or playing with her three dogs.


The author is giving away a paperback copy with swag for U.S. residents 
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My Review...

So,  I liked the book some points were better than others.  The highlights are Rollo. He is a gem and the best BF ever even though Katy seems to take advantage of him and their friendship is more one sided. I know she went through a lot but it seems that Rollo is always there for her and not vice versa but through thick and thin Rollo never fails.

 "Oh please," Rollo said, leading me out of the room. "You won't go near anyone that has a dick."  "I hang out with you,"  I pointed out.  He snorted. "And I practically have a vagina, therefore, I don't count." loc 262

Some other lights are of course Jared he is awesome. He doesn't quite make my book BF category but definitely book crush worthy and here are some examples why.
  "No one can heal you, Katy.  There are no magic words. Only you can heal yourself." loc 526
 "Katy, I promise you, I'll never hurt you or put you in a position of danger. I know I need to earn your trust, but this one time, I'm asking you to trust me anyway. "  loc 673

"No, on the contrary, I think you're falling for me. It's okay to take the leap, Katy. I'll be here to catch you," loc 817

 "Katy, if you give me your heart, I promise to do nothing but protect it. " loc 860

 "No, someone else hurt you, Katy.  But unlike what you believe, you're not broken, at least not beyond repair. just so you know, I plan on picking up all the pieces and super gluing them back together." loc 998

  "One day, I just want you to look at me with love in your eyes, despite my past. I want you to know every dirty little secret about me, and love me anyway." loc 1038

 "The scars and bruises on the outside, in no way, compare to the ones on the inside. It's the scars you can't see that hurt the most, Jared." loc 1595

"Tears are not  a sign of weakness," Jared said, vehemently.  "Tears show compassion, they show," he pointed to my chest, "that you have a heart. Tears are powerful," loc 2070
Now can you see why Jared is Crush worthy what a sweetie. :)

So of the lower points were I felt a lot of the dialogue between Jared and Katy corny and awkward.  I also felt the evolution of Katy and Jared were at warp speed throughout the book.

But here is the skinny on the situation. The concept of Rape is a touchy subject and unfortunately it hits home to more than it should. I thought Micalea did a good job representing this however I have not had this happen personally so I can only speculate. But at the end of the day it is about healing and becoming a survivor and not staying a victim.

With Jared and Katy what drew them together was the pain but with hope, time and love together they began to heal on their own as well as together so they could become whole again.

There were parts were I felt the books was stiff and raw in an unedited way but in reality it felt like it could be a diamond in the rough with a little more work. 

 "...It's like, when I saw you, my soul recognized you and I couldn't rest until I made you mine.  So, never, ever believe that I love you for any other reason, except that you are you." loc 2244

3.5 Thumbs up!
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