Monday, February 18, 2013

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Recalled by Cambria Hebert


Recalled (Death Escorts, #1)Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: Death Escorts, #1
Release date: February 15th 2013.
Buy: Amazon
         Barnes & Noble
         The Book Depository

Love or Death? A simple question really. The choice seems obvious. But. What if you never knew love, what if your life was spent just trying to survive? What if you knew your fate before you were fully grown?

And then you died.

And you were given another chance. A better chance.
This new life depended upon one thing: your job. And so you agreed. You thought it would be simple. You thought it would be cut and dry.

It never is.

And now you are left holding the fate of someone else in the palm of your hand and you have to make the ultimate choice.

Love or Death?




Based on the cover and the (admittedly vague) synopsis, it would be easy enough to assume that Recalled is just another formulaic paranormal book told from alternating POVs, but dismissing it as such would be a grave error. When I signed up for this tour, I had no idea what to expect. I’ve heard great many things about Cambria Hebert’s work, almost all of them positive, but I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy her style. I do.

Right now, off the top of my head, I could probably name about seven YA books that revolve around the theme of dying/crossing over/grim reapers, and yet, Cambria Hebert found a way to offer something new. Her worldbuilding, although quite narrow, is very imaginative. She found a perfect balance between creepy and fun, and the tone of this entire novel was somewhere in the middle, with a healthy dose of sweet to make it even better.

Dex and Piper are both wonderful characters, completely unpredictable and fun. I enjoyed the many differences in their voices, and I enjoyed never really knowing what Dex would do next. He didn’t make it easy for us to like him and he made some very questionable choices, but that’s precisely what I loved about Recalled. It kept me on edge.
Oh, but you have to meet the grim reaper! He is something else. In fact, nothing in this book is quite what you’d expect. It’s far from perfect, true, but I enjoyed every second of it.

The final part was where Recalled lost half a star. It was a bit all over the place, unfocused, like Hebert didn’t quite know where to take it or how to get there. The switches between two points of view came far too fast and I was a tiny bit confused at times. Wow, I made it sound bad, didn’t I? In reality, it was just a minor thing that bothered me precisely because what came before was so good. Recalled is an excellent book, fun and at times surprising, and if you’re into paranormal romance but have been craving something original for a very long time, trust Hebert to deliver.


Visit Cambria Hebert's website, find her on GoodReads, Twitter and Facebook.
You can find all the other tour stops here.



And now for the giveaway. Fill out the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win:
- One Recalled necklace (isn't it gorgeous?)
- Two signed Recalled bookmarks
- One Recalled magnet

The giveaway is international!


  a Rafflecopter giveaway

60 comments:

  1. I skipped this blog tour just because I was afraid that this book won't be something new. I like you have read few books with reapers and I have no idea what new you can add there. Now I'm curious and I hope I'll get a chance to read this book :) Great review Maja :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yay, I'm so glad you loved this one! I've been circling buying this book, and after reading your review I finally did it. I love when an author is able to juggle creepy, fun and sweet, and it's not an easily achieved feat. I've read a few good reviews before yours, but the fact that you enjoyed it so much in spite of an unfocused ending really speaks volumes. Wonderful review, and thanks for the final nudge I needed! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ooohh I'm currently reading another series about grim reapers/death so I'm in the mindset for reading this book! I'm so glad you enjoyed this so much<3 I feel like smacking myself for not signing up for this tour now :S This sounds exactly like the sort of book I'll love! Fab review Maja<3

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lovely review, Maja! I've heard a lot of positive things about Cambria's books from Heidi, but I haven't yet had a chance to read any of them myself. I'm glad this pleasantly surprised! I'll have to think about bumping it up the list now. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've never heard of this author before, but a new and original idea which imaginative world-building and flawed characters? I'm sold! I'll have to check this out for sure, despite your minor qualms with it. Fantastic review, Maja! :D

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's good that this one stands out a bit -- the YA world is currently filled with a lot of death/crossing over/reaper-type books and it takes a special book to make an impression. Love when you take a chance and it really works out!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yay so happy you enjoyed it! I love reaper books so this one is definitely in my TBR list and I love that Cambria gives us something different with it, too! I also like the sounds of those characters and that grim reaper! So happy that you enjoyed it, Maja!! Great review!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've heard amazing things about Cambria too, so when I saw this tour, I immediately signed up! I'll be starting it later today. I love that she gives something different to the genre. Wonderful review, Maja, glad you enjoyed it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love Cambria Hebert and I love reapers and I love this cover!!! LOL So I am super excited! And so glad to hear that it does bring something new to the genre. Her Heven & Hell series is very imaginative so I am happy to hear this is too!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lovely review, Maja! I've heard a lot of positive things about Cambria's books from Heidi, but I haven't yet had a chance to read any of them myself. I'm glad this pleasantly surprised! I'll have to think about bumping it up the list now. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a wonderful post! I have heard such wonderful things about this blog and you from Heidi over at Rainy Day Ramblings and I was excited to see you were part of the tour. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to read and review Recalled. I am happy that you enjoyed the book.
    Wonderful post!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am glad I read your review of this, while I love Reapers I wasn't sure I could handle another YA reaper series.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This review is great and I am LOVIN this book :) Cambria is an amazing Author and I would love to rock this necklace!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wonderful review!! I am smack dab in the middle of Recalled and it has blown me away!! I didn't know what to expect when I bought this book, but I have loved every part of it so far....

    ReplyDelete
  16. Awesome review! I love this reapers and thanks to your review, I would probably check out this book right now and see if I could get one. :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hmmm, I especially love the cover of this new book! Purple smoke is definitely the way to go! I'm sad to say that while I know of Cambria's books, I have not read any! I'll start here. Great review! I love books with alternating POVs :)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great review Maja, I'm glad to see you enjoyed this. It sounds really good so I picked up a copy the other day. Did you read her other series, Heven and Hell. I read and really enjoyed Masquerade but then DNF the second book because I couldn't stand Sam, the lead male. So, I'm a bit apprehensive going into this one.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great review, Maja. Honestly, I've read ALL of Cambria's books in her Heven and Hell series, so I am super excited to meet these new characters of hers.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love how YA paranormal books seem to go in phases - first it was vampires, then weres, fairies, greek myths, mer-creatures and now grim reapers. Aside from Greek mythology, the grim reaper phase has been my favorite and I'm THRILLED that Cambria brings something unique to this mythology. I really enjoyed her Cornerstone series, so I'm excited to give this one a try. I don't even think I'll mind that the end falls apart a bit, as long as everything else is fabulous:) Spectacular review Maja!

    ReplyDelete
  21. That is one vague synopsis but your review has convinced me to give this one a try. Unique in YA these days is...well, unique.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Sounds like a really great paranormal book, something a little different than our usual. I'm glad you managed to enjoy this one so much.

    I'll be adding it to my wishlist. Great review, Maja! :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I am glad you liked this one. My review goes up tomorrow so you can compare. I loved the dual narratives as well even though like you said it got a bit chaotic and I also wanted a touch more detail in the world building but all in all a quick good read!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Great review! I have read other books of Cambria Hebert and I really like the way she writes. Recalled sounds very very interesting and the cover is amazing!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Raffle name: Artemis

    ReplyDelete
  25. I don't know what it is about reapers, but I've been enjoying the theme. So cool that you get to meet one here. So want to read this whole series. Although you say it was a bit all over the place, it must have not been too bad to get such a high rating and recommendation.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed this one! I liked her first book and meant to continue the series but I never did. I think maybe I'll just skip to this new series and give it a shot though. I love the cover! And that necklace looks great!

    For some reason the rafflecopter is way over to the right so the buttons to click are underneath your side bar stuff and I can't get it to click. It might just be me, but I wanted to give you a heads up just in case.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wow. Great review. So glad the book was a great read for you and you enjoyed it. :D Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love that cover!! Great review!! I'm reading her Heaven and Hell series now. :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. thanks for the awesome giveaway can't wait to start reading Recalled!!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Great review. I agree, the synopsis is very vague and your review gave us a wealth of info without giving the story away.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thank you for this awesome giveaway! I can't wait to read Recalled. Loved the interview. :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. I've never read Herbert's books but had heard how good they were too. Even though the ending of this one is a little unfocused, it sounds like an interesting read overall. I'm curious to meet this grim reaper so thanks for the giveaway, Maja.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Congratulations Cambria!!! Loved this book <3

    ReplyDelete
  34. I haven't finished this book yet, so I only skimmed the review (just in case lol). Great review though. :D So far I'm liking the book, too!!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I'm glad Recalled didn't follow the standard route a lot of paranormal romance books tend to follow, I think that's what originally put me in a funk in the first place and why I'm always uncertain about which book to go too. But this definitely sounds like something fresh and original. I'm also a little bit intrigued abut the thing which bothered you in the end! Another lovely review Maja, I will have to pick up Cambria's books up soon!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I'm glad that while this has a pretty unoriginal idea, the author put a completely original spin on it. It seems too often nowadays paranormal books are blending together and not really standing out at all. I have become a pretty big fan of dual POV so I think I will definitely pick this one up eventually. Great review!

    ReplyDelete
  37. ok so your review sold me on the book and i will need to read it soon

    ReplyDelete
  38. I have yet to read one of Cambria's books but I hear a lot of good things. It's nice to know her take on Reapers was fresh and original. I look forward to picking this up sometime. Thanks for the giveaway! And yes, that necklace is very pretty! I want! :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. The first time I saw the cover of the book I just had to know more about it. The summary was way to vague and I was really looking forward to reading it. That was before I read any reviews of it and now that I have, I want it even more. I'm really excited about Recalled and I can't wait! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  40. The book is simply lovely and so is the review. Thanks for the chance to win! ^^

    ReplyDelete

  41. I found Angel . She said that she was available that day and over the few times. I said I would get in touch with at 5PM. I known as starting and staying a idea, which she easily came returning. She asked for if I could come over right away. I was not able to, but she said she would get in touch with at 7:45PM. She known as and asked for to for me come over right away. I did, staying in her automobile automobile automobile parking space and went within. She was very little...the way I like it. She was very charming with amazing little breasts and a restricted ass. She used a little T-shirt and very little, restricted barbados. The encounter was not what I expected, but she was still charming. She accepted me with a hug and we mentioned. She offered something to eat and accepted me to the bed space. She started Frech the hug me and unbuttoning my outfits.... namratakaur.escortfiles.com is a best online connection web page to get together with Delhi women.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I am a Delhi Escort Ladies, Delhi Hi-fi Escorts, Delhi Escorts accouterment hi elegant Companion Assistance in Delhi, Delhi overall companions, Bangalore overall companions, Hyderabad Absolute Escorts, Chennai Absolute Escorts, Delhi Absolute Companion, Delhi Hi - fi Escorts, I am one of the Hot New Delhi Escorts, I am Absolute Escorts In New Delhi, I am New Delhi Escorts, Native Indian Escorts.
    Independent Escorts in Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  43. Nishtha Dutt
    Delhi Independent Escort :-( nishtha@nishthadutt.com)
    Hi everybody, I am Nishtha Dutt. I come in Delhi for Modeling But I did not create Design so I start style developing perform. I am Independent And Alone in Delhi. I am 24 decades of age, University educated. My bodyweight is 53 Kg. and size 5'6" inches wide; determine 34-26-36. I have an violence towards sex and my charming encounter offer an enthusiastic sex encounter. I am always prepared to go on trip with my customers on their costs. I can come to your room or in a Hotel.
    http://www.nishthadutt.com/

    ReplyDelete
  44. I find many useful things herewith. Thanks for this post share. Escorts Cheshire

    ReplyDelete
  45. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  46. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  47. We really appreciate with your effort so for more information please visit on...Escorts in Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  48. Great post. Keep writing such kind of information on your page.
    I'm really impressed by your blog.
    Escort service in Cheshire

    ReplyDelete
  49. Hello friends I am Ram Singh Sharma from Kolkata in India. I was in Delhi I needed Escorts Service. I search on Google and I am found the Neha Escorts Services. I am spending my time with Neha .she is perfect girl for me. I am very happy using this service. Independent Delhi Escorts .

    ReplyDelete
  50. Hello friends I am Krishna Singh from Nagpur in India. I was in Delhi I am spend my time with escort’s girl. I am search on Google than I am found the Shilpi Oberoi web site .she is very awesome independent Escorts girl. Independent Escorts in Delhi .

    ReplyDelete
  51. Hello Friend I am Avadhesh Mishra from Pune in India. Basically I am stay in Pune that time I was in Delhi and needed Escorts Service. I am searched on Google and find the Delhi Escorts Hub Web site. Delhi Escorts hub is the best Escorts Zone in Delhi provides awesome girls. Independent Escorts in Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  52. Hello guys sometimes this will be typically the data for that folks World Health Organization have to be compelled to fun city Delhi Female Escort girl, Escort Girl in city Delhi, Delhi Independent Escort, Escort in city therefore get get pleasure from decision 09811737079
    About me Delhi Escort Girl

    ReplyDelete
  53. Delhi Independent Escort is the perfect lady for someone willing to enjoy the escorting services! She is not only thrilling but also has wonderful skills to satisfy! Delhi Escorts

    ReplyDelete
  54. Priyanka Hussain Delhi Female Escort at your choice more excited, more horney and more sexy. Give ma call for feeling me 09811737079 or mail me at priyankahot247@gmail.com. Read More www.priyankadelhiescort.in
    About me Delhi Escort Girl

    ReplyDelete
  55. I am Simi Garewal you needs a charismatic Independent Escort??? Pick me for having dates with me call me….09910859533 other than that you can mail me at delhidreamdivas@gmail.com. Read More http://www.delhiescortservice.co
    Delhi Escort Agency

    ReplyDelete
  56. Privacy and safety of my clients is my primary issue. Don’t fear about these things with Escort Services in Delhi I am Simran Singh contact me freely…….09873804706, simranndelhi@gmail.com Read More http://www.simrandelhiescort.in About me Delhi Independent Escort

    ReplyDelete
  57. Call +91-7838975076 at our Delhi Escort Agency offering the best escort services in Delhi NCR for the beautiful Delhi Escorts.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Quick Escorts Services serve you unlimited fun and pleasurable experience. Escort service is available for clients at all times. These wonderful young women guarantee a relaxing and memorable time to their clients. In order to enjoy holidays with hot and sexy girls Mumbai Escorts Services offer you 24 hours services. These ladies bring amusing talk, excitement, and joy to a vacation or a party for customers those love company of interesting people.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Our adult Delhi Escort Agency service features Delhi escorts of North and Call in +91-9818990100 Independent Delhi Escorts. Our Female escorts of Delhi are the best genuine independent escorts in Delhi escort service agency.

    ReplyDelete