Monday 3 October 2016

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway - Deliverance by Kristy Centeno

Kristy Centeno
Genre: Paranormal/YA/NA/Urban Fantasy/Thriller
Date Published: March 19, 2016
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Book Description:
He’s been locked away his entire life.

He dreams of freedom.

The only way he can accomplish his goals is by breaking free of the chains tying him to a dark past and gloomy existence. But there’s one catch. He’s not human.

And he’s never set foot outside his jail.

Devoted to saving his peers as well as his own life, he sets out to find the one person that can help him achieve his objectives. He knows where she will be and what she will look like, but what he doesn’t anticipate is the fact he finds himself caring for the girl whose life he’s put at risk, more and more each day.

He has no name.

He has only known hatred and violence before her.

However, she will teach him to have faith in humanity, even if she can’t trust him.

Together they will embark on a journey to bring down a corrupt system responsible for the loss of many innocent lives. But when he finds his feelings compromised, can he still move on knowing that doing so will put an end to the life she once knew? How far is he willing to go to be free?

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My Review

This book was an interesting read. Based on the opening chapter alone, I knew I was in for quite an intriguing storyline. I loved the opening chapter - one of the best I've read in a long time. It was the suspense surrounding the mysterious nature of Tiger that convinced me this story was worth the read. I didn't quite feel drawn to Kristina as I did to Tiger, and it wasn't until nearing the end of the book that I started to warm to her character. I just couldn't find that connection with her. Apart from Castiel, I wasn't much taken in by the secondary characters either. For me, it was all about Tiger and how the world unfolded from his perspective.

Deliverance introduces readers to an environmentally degrading reality whereby a dictatorial regime sets out to establish the image of perfection under the guise of advancing medical knowledge. Tiger is one of many experiments, a mix between two supernatural creatures. He was born in captivity, held prisoner under the rulership of owner of the Radcliffe Pharmaceuticals chain, Gerard Radcliffe, who will stop at nothing in his quest for immortality. I liked the message and themes presented. Although the ideology surrounding Tiger's world wasn't too much of a visual portrayal, from the characters' perspective of Gerard's institution, it was enough to give you a sense of the harrowing world Tiger and so many other captives are desperate to get away from.

The majority of the story sees Tiger and Kristina on the run, trying desperately to free themselves from Gerard's clutches. I would like to say it was a thrilling adventure, but I found myself wanting to get to the end quickly. The story started off with a bang but dragged a little after the initial introduction, the focus fixating on Kristina trying to suss out whether or not she can trust Tiger. The story picked up pace in part two but again  it lost my focus as the actions and narrative started to become very repetitive. It felt as though the story was going around in circles and taking a long time to advance. Although it recaptured my attention towards the end, my disengagement from the story throughout was too habitual for me to say I loved it.

I liked the story. It was a good read. Tiger was an intriguing character. The story got off to a good start but the plot just didn't unfold accordingly to keep me engaged throughout.


Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Source: Review Copy via Reading Addiction Blog Tours


The guards run from room to room in an attempt to place the breach in security. They use their radios to contact every floor and ask where the break has occurred. They receive a reply within moments, confirming nothing is amiss. They will not find a breach because there is none. It was set off as a means of distraction. Samuel approaches and lands a hand on my right shoulder. He calls to me, but I ignore him. He pulls on my shoulder. I resist.

Now, Tiger!

I open my eyes, turn slightly to my right, and slam my elbow into his face. Samuel falls on his knees, clutching his bleeding nose. I bolt. Using what little strength my body has managed to retain, I run toward the glass window at the end of the hall. The pain is all but forgotten as adrenaline kicks in.

Bullets whizz past me, hitting the walls, light fixtures, doors, and the tiled floor. Most fly over my head. One grazes my left arm, but I use the momentum I’ve gained to propel my body onward.

Gerard yells to the men to stop me, but it’s too late. I pick up speed, pushing my injured body beyond its current capabilities. My target is in sight. I lock my keen eyesight on the window, and crash into it a few heartbeats later. The glass panel breaks apart instantly. I freefall for about a second before maneuvering my body so I’ll land on my feet. Shards of glass accompany me on my way down.

About the Author
Kristy Centeno is the author of the Secrets of the Moon saga and Keeper Witches series.

She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.

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  1. You sold me on your review. I trust your picks in books.

  2. The book description and excerpt sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover too.

  3. Thank you for posting

  4. What intrigues me most is if he's not human than what is he?

  5. the synopsis sounds intriguing what is he and why is he in Jail?

  6. Sounds like an interesting story.

  7. That he’s never set foot outside his jail. What's Going On??? LOL The Book sounds really great.

  8. learning about his dark past

  9. It sounds very intriguing and captivating!

  10. Deliverance sounds like an exciting read ♡ Thank you

  11. I would have to say that it is the excerpt that most intrigues me about this book.

  12. Young Adult Urban Fantasy Thriller? Now, that sounds like my perfect book!! :)

  13. The excerpt immediately hooked me!! Very intrigued indeed. :)

  14. I'm intrigued by the science fictional elements.

  15. I want to know why he was locked up.

  16. I'm really curious to what he is

  17. The cover of this book alone, makes me want to pick it up and read it.

  18. Tiger is intriguing. I want to know what he is and why he's locked up.

  19. I value characterization so the Tiger's character growth sounds very interesting and central to this story.