Friday, June 6, 2014


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Yet another great release this month and so that means it's time for another giveaway! Up for grabs today is 3 ecopies of ENCHANTED HERAT by Mindy Ruiz!!!

Cassandra Vera never ever broke 
the rules.
She’s also had a nonexistent social life since her best friend moved to Vegas. Armed with a new set of resolutions, the promise of a hot date, and her adoptive parents out of town, seventeen-year-old Cassandra agrees to a road trip, which is the perfect way to celebrate her birthday and ring in the New Year. After all, she’s headed to Vegas, the city where secrets are meant to stay hidden. Little does Cassandra know her past is buried there as well.
Cloaked in the shadows of the glitz and gaudy lights of Vegas lies a power struggle centuries old. One wrong step and Cassandra could destroy the delicate web of secrets. Now an enemy she never knew existed is after her, and the one boy who may be the missing piece to the puzzle — and her heart— is the one person she can’t afford to trust.

My Take: 

Mindy Ruiz’s debut YA novel ENCHANTED HEART is a wonderful mixture of suspense, romance, and mythological mystery. 
Set in Las Vegas, the main character Cassandra Vera stumbles into more trouble than she thought Sin City could offer. One step into the bright lights and she unlocks a life she never knew existed. She is daughter to the Queen of Hearts--a royal in the incredibly real and powerful network of the Suits. 
As an avid poker player, the concept is what initially hooked me. Ruiz has taken something as universal as a deck of playing cards and given it a mythological makeover. Each suit has a house and together, the house of Spades, Diamonds, Hearts, and Clubs, run Vegas and protect innocent bystanders from The Shadows--cold creatures hell bent on manipulating tourists to wager more than their income in games with ultimate stakes. Add in a few God’s like Dionysus, Midas, and Poseidon, and it makes for one incredibly fresh take on the paranormal genre. 
After the concept snagged my attention, the setting reeled me in. Ruiz takes the wow-factor of Vegas and extends it, combining real life structures with mythological enhancements. Her descriptions are so vivid, readers will be tempted to seek out these fantastical additions the next time they visit Sin City. 
The chemistry between male swoon-worthy lead A.J and Cassie is electric. They have some serious odds stacked against them, but they can’t deny their attraction, and between life-threatening stakes and grief stricken emotions, the two find common ground. 
Ruiz does an amazing job of building a world where reality mixes with just enough supernatural elements to make readers believe it could really exist. Throw in characters enduring real life traumas right next to paranormal consequences and readers have a new set of heros to cheer for. Mystery, romance, grief, and high-stakes games where nothing is at it seems, and ENCHANTED HEART becomes a new series in the genre worth grabbing. 

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