Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Image by Jamie Magee blog tour and giveaway

Today is the first stop on Jamie Magee's Blog Tour for her third book in the Insight series, Image. At this stop I have a review for you on Image, a giveaway, and the schedule for the rest of the tour. I hope you enjoy!!
There is an ominous darkness, one that that is so dense and mind numbing that you can feel the chills race across your skin as the energy of the hatred behind it hovers near you. They thought that it was over…that he was dead….they never imagined that he was more powerful dead than he ever was alive.
A war is on the brink of erupting in the dark dimension of Esterious, the victory Willow had a few days ago was nothing less than vague memory. With each thought she has she fights the images of Drake’s dark eyes, his words… his promises. Doubt seeps into her soul as she stares forward and what could only be the hardest battle she has faced thus far.
Venus is meant to be the planet of love and peace….but when it falls into retrograde its influence changes. Matters of past relationships will surface; choices will be made with the mind and not the heart. Gateways to an evil that cannot be fathomed will open. Willow and Landen’s only defense is to hide their family away, and lock themselves in the palace that was once ruled by Donalt. The energy is heavy and dark within these walls…there is a presence that lingers and strikes at will. Cruel illusions are placed before Willow, but that is not even hardest part…what is hard is standing in room with Drake and Landen and listening to others tell you of lives that you cannot recall…for them to tell when and how you are going to die.
Every prediction and theory is about to be proven wrong…and the choice before Willow’s heart holds the lives of millions at stake. The question is will be she be able to see through the illusions before her and make a choice…she can live with?

My Review:

First things first, when I read Insight, the first book in the series, it was my top YA book for 2010. Then I read Embody, the second book in the series, and that became my top YA book for 2011. After reading Image, the third book in the series, I have decided that it kicked both book’s butts and is now my top YA book period. 
Jamie has definitely out done her self. If you have read the first two books in this series then you already know it’s about true love or soul mates, the zodiac, and the trails the characters go through. There hasn’t been any real “darkness” until now. There is a “darkness” in this book that I don’t think anyone would expect from Jamie.
Image has tons of twist and turns. Characters that you wouldn’t expect to come together do and then there is one character that has left me completely stunned and now I am desperately waiting for the next book to find out if I am going to continue being mad at them.In Image you will get a closer look into the relationships of Willow, Landen, and Drake. You will also get more information of their past lives. It is full of just the right amount of action, suspense, and of course a love story. 
If you haven’t read this series yet I really recommend that you do. I am sure you will fall in love like I have.
5 out of 5 stars!
The tour goes from November 8th to December 10th. There will be lots of reviews, interviews, guest blog post, and giveaways. Below is a schedule and what each stop will have. Also, continue you on the the bottom of this post for a giveaway!!

Blog Tour Schedule:

8th: Book Reader Addicts http://bookreaderaddictsgiveaways.blogspot.com/  Image Book Review/ New Cover Reveals and giveaway
9th: escapeinabook@hotmail.com - cover reveal, feature, and giveaway
11th: The Reading Geek http://thereadinggeek.blogspot.com/p/policy.html  Interview
13th: Unputdownable books http://unputdownablebookies.blogspot.com/   Feature – new covers
14th: http://www.bittenbybooks.com/ - cover review
15th: The Magic Attic http://theawesomemagicattic.blogspot.com/ - Review and giveaway
16th: Book Reader Addicts  http://bookreaderaddictsgiveaways.blogspot.com/ - Character interview
 17th: Rather Be Bare foot than bookless http://ratherbarefoot.blogspot.com/  - Review
 18th: Better Read Than Dead  http://www.angelsdemonsandvampires.com/  Insight Review
19th: The Reading Geek http://thereadinggeek.blogspot.com/p/policy.html  Review
 20th: Alina Diaz – Review
21th: Unputdownable books http://unputdownablebookies.blogspot.com/   - review
22nd: The Magic Attic http://theawesomemagicattic.blogspot.com/ - review and giveaway
23rd: http://www.bittenbybooks.com/ - review
 28th: Better Read Than Dead   http://www.angelsdemonsandvampires.com/ - review
 29th: Moon Star’s Fantasy World http://moonstarsfantasyworld.blogspot.com/  -review and giveaway
30th: Rather Be Bare foot than bookless http://ratherbarefoot.blogspot.com/   - Guest Blog

1st: Papercuts   http://papercutsya.blogspot.com/  Interview
 3rd: http://hopelovehappyendings.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html  Review
4th: Yapixie.blogspot.com- review and cover reveal
6th:  http://www.tableforseven-julie.blogspot.com/ - review and giveaway

http://www.pageflipperz.blogspot.com- Insight to Jamie Magee interview


Up for grabs:

1 winner will win all 3 books (Insight, Embody, and Image) in e-book format and an Insight series bookmark

4 winners will win an Insight series bookmark

Just fill out the form below. Winners will be chosen next Tuesday the 15th. Good Luck!

Jamie's other books:

Before that fateful summer night, Willow had balanced the insight of emotion, and the vivid images. That night, the figure in her nightmare marked her wrist with a star, giving her father no choice but to tell Willow a family secret that would abruptly change life, as she knew it, forever. Before Willow had time to absorb the shock of her father's secret, her soul mate that had shared every stunning dream with her, found her, and darkness captured her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. In the end, Willow discovers that at the moment of our birth we are all given a divine gift.

Not many Scorpio’s are known for their patience, and Willow Haywood is no different. Her only desire is to love Landen Chambers and redeem the lost souls of Esterious, but the path to that desire is long, dark and dangerous...
Before Willow’s life had a chance to balance the sudden revelations and grief she had to endure to get to Chara a disturbing discovery is made. A photo, one that shows Willow blissfully embracing the flawless image of Drake Blakeshire; giving her not only proof that she had lived before, but that she had loved him.
Running away from the memory of Drake’s hypnotizing touch, and the prophecy set before her seemed like the logical thing to do. That is, until a dark dream reignites her passion to save the hopeless dimension of Esterious. Willow struggles to find patience – to learn everything she needs to know before she faces Drake again, but her eagerness is dangerous and one step in the wrong direction takes everything and everyone away from her – the only way to survive this trial is for Willow to remember who she is and what she really wants out of this life. The question is….can she do that?


  1. Fantastic review,

    just wanted to say that some of the Links including mine (TotallyBookalicious) aren't taking you to the blogs main home pages. Just want to let you know. :)

    I'm doing a series spotlight and a mini interview :)

  2. So excited for this giveaway. Ive read the first and loved it and really want to read the next 2! Thanks for the chance and congrats on the release of Embody Jamie. BTW those covers are stunning.