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September 9, 2013

Ember Launch Tour – Review of Chaos by Christine O’Neil with Giveaway

“Our fires burn brightly for our readers and as a way to say thanks to our readers we’ve launched our latest division of Entangled Teen and it’s name is Ember. We have two exciting launch titles: Darker Days by Jus Accardo and Chaos by Christine O’Neil. Read away!” Entangled Teen Ember is a division of Entangled Teen that specializes in digital-first YAs

 

Chaos

 

 

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.

add to goodreadsChaos by Christine O’Neil
Publication Date:  August 19, 2013
Publisher:  Entangled Teen Ember

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We were in no way paid for our opinions **

Gabby NewI really wanted to check out CHAOS by author Christine O’Neil after I saw the cover and read the description on Goodreads. It sounded like it would be great. Greek mythology, a super powerful teenager girl MC and dangerous secrets? Sounds like a fun read and guess what? CHAOS was great. From start to finish I loved getting to read this novel. I laughed, shouted and got intense feels.

In CHAOS main character Maggie Raynard is a descendant of the goddess Aphrodite (otherwise known as a semi-god). Maggie’s semi-god powers have made her a walking, talking weapon that can cause some serious damage and destruction. Her abilities were what caused her to put her last boyfriend in a coma. Ever since then she’s been busy working on her anonymous advice column but when she suddenly starts to receive alternative columns written by somebody calling themself He.

It doesn’t take her long to discover that Mac Finnegan is behind it. Mac is a total jerk and lately he’s made it his goal to try and make Maggie furious. But when Maggie learns why Mac has been targeting her and that he may know more about the semi-gods than she originally thought. Then she finds out that there is a semi-god counsel that has heard about Maggie and her abilities and believes that she’s a threat to everybody around her. Worst of all Mac holds Maggie’s future in his hands.

The most memorable thing about CHAOS by far is author Christine O’Neil’s voice. The way that CHAOS is written is very unique. It’s told in the first person but the writing style does make Maggie’s character very clear and realistic. Throughout the novel I felt like I wasn’t just in Maggie’s head I actually felt like I was Maggie in certain scenes just because she’s written pretty realistically for a teenage girl.  There’s a lot of small things that were used in Maggie’s inner thoughts that really made her relatable and an all-around fun character.

Who I really want to talk about is Mac Finnegan. I loved and hated him and wanted to punch him and cry over how badly I shipped (wanted him to be with) him with Maggie all at once. Mac Finnegan is this drop dead, too hot to touch Irish boy who has made it his mission to make Maggie’s life Hell. He has his reasons why (they aren’t the best reasons but because I want to make this as spoiler free as possible I won’t list what those reasons really are). Anyways, when he wants to be Mac is a total jerk who needs a good slap in the face…

And on other occasions he’s this really sweet guy who you just want to hug. And sometimes Mac also comes off as a total player that you know is there to stir up trouble. As the novel progresses Mac and Maggie do have some attraction forming between them and I really liked it. I liked the forbidden aspect of their relationship, the dangers of it and how the two of them both want to be together. Readers are going to like what Mac has to offer, he’s a cross between a bad boy and a total sweetheart.

It’s pretty great.

From start to finish I was hooked on CHAOS, it was one of those reads that get you addicted and you just have no idea why but you know that you just have to get one more chapter in. With the way that this novel ended I have a pretty good idea that the sequel will be twice as awesome and way more intense. I also hope for more Mac because I really wanted my own Mac but life is unfair liked his character.

I would recommend CHAOS to readers who are fans of Greek mythology/lore, readers who want a new book boyfriend (*cough* Mac! You need more Mac in your life! *cough*) and to readers who are fans of seriously awesome romances with large doses of badassery and a very witty main character.

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C. O'Neil

Christine O’Neil was born and raised in Connecticut, where she spent most of her childhood outdoors catching salamanders, frogs and colds. When she wasn’t terrorizing Mother Nature, she was curled up under the covers with her nose in a book. As an adult, she’s stopped stalking amphibians, but still loves books. When she isn’t reading, she likes to spend her time people-watching. In fact, she’s probably watching you RIGHT NOW O_O She’s also pretty obsessed with writing YA books, but if she had to pick another profession she would be a ninja…or a Professor of the Dark Arts. Christine also writes adult romance under the pen name Christine Bell.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

You can check out our review of Darker Days HERE!

 

 

 

Jessie Darker goes to high school during the day, but at night she helps with the family investigation business. Cheating husbands and stolen inheritances? They’re your girls—but their specialty is a bit darker. Zombie in your garage? Pesky Poltergeist living in your pool? They’ll have the problem solved in a magical minute. For a nominal fee, of course…

When gorgeous new client, Lukas Scott, saunters into the office requesting their help to find a stolen box, it sounds like a simple case—until the truth comes out. The box is full of Sin.

Seven deadly ones, in fact.

They’ve got five days to recapture the Sins before they’re recalled by the box, taking seven hijacked human bodies with them. Easy peasy—except for one thing…

There’s a spell that will allow the Sins to remain free, causing chaos forever. When the key ingredient threatens the life of someone she knows, Jessie must make the ultimate choice between love and family—or lose everything.

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Darker Days (The Darker Agency #1) by Jus Accardo 
Publication Date:  August 19, 2013 
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing

 

Available for Purchase:
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JusAccardo

 

Jus Accardo is the author of YA paranormal romance and urban fantasy fiction.

A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

Her first book, Touch, came out in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

 

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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2 Comments

  1. Sophia Rose
    9/9/2013

    Congrats on the new line to Entangled. Both these books sound good.

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  2. Denise Z
    9/11/2013

    I am a huge book trailer fan and love to watch them and share. The trailer for Chaos is pretty darn good. Thank you for sharing with us and for the treat of a giveaway opportunity. I really want to read Chaos and Darker Days they both sound down right yummy :)

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