Monday, 9 September 2013

ARC Review & Giveaway: Chaos (Kardia Chronicles #1) by Christine O'Neil

Chaos is one wild ride in the fantasy world.  I just want MORE...

Original Title: Chaos
Series: Kardia Chronicles #1
Author: Christine O'Neil
Publisher: Entangled Teen Ember
Release Date: August 19th, 2013
Source: From Rockstar Blog Tours
Genre: Fantasy, Young adult

My name is Maggie Raynard. After sixteen years being just plain me, suddenly, when I lose my temper, my fingers become weapons of mass destruction. Turns out I'm a semi-god, descended from Aphrodite. Sounds cool in theory, but when I accidentally put my ex-boyfriend in a coma, things go downhill pretty fast.

Now some new guy named Mac Finnegan has made it his mission in life to continually piss me off. I'm stuck learning how to use my new powers while also dealing with regular high school problems, and with this annoying—and super-hot—guy all up in my business, I'm about to flip out.

But it gets worse. I just learned there's this watchdog council of semis who keeps an eye out for any bad apples. They think I'm the baddest of the bunch and want to take me out before I do any more damage. My nemesis Mac might turn out to be my salvation, only he's got secrets of his own...and they may just kill us both.


Maggie wants to be a normal girl, which is so not possible, because she is the descendant of Goddess Aphrodite.  But, it is seriously not cool, because she doesn't know how to control her energy and already her ex-boyfriend is in a coma, because of her.  All Maggie wants is the world to leave her alone.  But, then comes Mac Finnegan, who makes his life's goal to make Maggie miserable.  Maggie wavers between lust and anger every time they meet.  But, Mac has his own secrets.  And he might be the only way Maggie has some hope to live in her crazy world with her more crazy powers.

I just didn't expect much from this book, when I accepted to review or when I started reading.  But, it just blew my mind.  I am a sucker for Greek mythology and fairy tales.  Though there is so less of mythology part, I loved whatever I got.

And now, I have another book boyfriend - Mac Finnegan.  Oh god, I love that guy.  Hot, caring and powerful!

Maggie is an average teen with not-so-average problems.  The way she deals with them is understandable, as there is no one to guide her.  Her best friends Libby and Bink are excellent characters, never giving up on their friend.  And there is a soft romance between Libby and Bink, that was so adorable.

The climax is great as well, except for one thing.  Right amount of thrill, action, sentiment and romance made this book one of my favorites this year.  The one thing that made me angry towards the end was the way things ended between Maggie and Mac - I expected a little more opening that THAT.

I just want MORE..there is so many things that are still not said about this other world and if it's not a series, I would have been angry.  Now, I have no other option other than to wait.  Great job, Christine!

Recommended for young adult and fantasy fans!

4.5 STARS!


Christine O’Neil is one half of the happiest couple in the world. She and her handsome hubby currently reside in Pennsylvania with a four-pack of teenage boys and their two dogs, Gimli and Pug. If she gets time off from her duties as maid, chef, chauffeur, or therapist, she can be found reading just about anything she can get her hands on, from Young Adult novels to books on poker theory. She doesn’t like root beer, clowns or bugs (except ladybugs, on account of their cute outfits), but lurrves chocolate, going to the movies, the New York Giants and playing Texas Hold ‘Em. Writing is her passion, but if she had to pick another occupation, she would be a pirate…or, like, a ninja maybe. She loves writing fun and adventure-filled romance stories, but also hopes to one day publish something her dad can read without wanting to dig his eyes out with rusty spoons. Christine loves to hear from readers, so please feel free to get in touch with her via the Contact Page. Christine also writes adult romance under the name Christine Bell.

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The author is giving away 3 prize packs for the Rafflecopter winner.
  • 1 sterling silver ring and a Team Mac pin as well as temporary tattoos of the magpie.
  • 1 sterling silver ring and a Team Mac pin as well as temporary tattoos of the magpie.
  • 1 fourteen karat gold ring, and a Team Mac pin as well as temporary tattoos of the magpie.

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