Wednesday, March 26, 2014
BLOG TOUR: True Colors by Melissa Pearl
Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for True Colors, the first book in The Masks series, by Melissa Pearl!
Young Adult Contemporary Romance
The Masks Series, #1
February 12, 2014
Caitlyn Davis always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama...until a chance encounter with a strange, homeless man changes everything.
Suddenly, Caitlyn has the ability to see behind people's masks. She discovers that her life isn't as simple as she imagined and her high school is filled with secrets...some very sinister ones.
Unable to ignore her new gift, Caitlyn embarks on a mission to learn why one of her friends now appears terrified, but masks her fear behind a bright, smiling veneer. Will Caitlyn's new ability lead her into hot water? Or is her new found vision a blessing that will expose her friends' true colors?
Her quest will lead Caitlyn to lose friends, stand up for those in need, and even find love.
At Palisades High School every face tells a story...
**About the Author**
Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently se signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book was released in February 2014 - True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books planned for 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them.
"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never new I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."
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Where do I start? The synopsis alone piqued my interest with the thought of "what would I do if I could peel back the masks everyone wears everyday?" Well, that's exactly what True Colors is all about. Set in sunny California, Caitlyn Davis is the main character that has been "given" such a gift. High school is already difficult as it is, then add this ability...it definitely got confusing. Told in Caitlyn's point of view, she takes readers through her journey of accepting this ability some stranger handed to her. When Caitlyn finally accepts and hones her ability, she goes on mission to help those who need it...even though it takes her down a dangerous path. And...because of this ability, Caitlyn was able to see the truth in all her friends and classmates which, in return, made her question her choice in friends.
Melissa Pearl created an emotional and insightful paranormal romance...with a touch of mystery and suspense...that can any average teenager faces in high school every day. She was able to create an amazing cast of characters in various stages and stereotypes of young adult life. Quite frankly, many stereotypes are true to form in reality. I was completely drawn in to the story Melissa Pearl created. I even could relate to a few characters.
True Colors made me laugh, cry, empathetic, fearful and relieved for and with the characters throughout the book. I am definitely looking forward to reading the next books in the series! Would love to read more on Caitlyn developing and training the use of her gift, and what her journey of helping those who need it.
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