Blog Tour: Synchrony by Cindy Ray Hale *Review & Giveaway

Posted May 22, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Synchrony (Destiny #2) by Cindy Ray Hale. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours . The blog tour runs from May 5 till May 25, you can view the complete tour schedule here.

SynchronySynchrony (Destiny #2)
by Cindy Ray Hale

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: April 8, 2014

Blurb:
When her parents discover sheís been sneaking out with Isaac Robinson, the forbidden Baptist boy, Mormon girl Destiny Clark decides itís time to keep their relationship quiet. As their relationship moves to shakier ground, Destiny discovers that Isaac has a terrible secret, and she is left completely shattered.

The moment Destiny feels all hope is lost, Preston Nelson, her longtime church friend and Isaac’s bitter rival, arrives like a beacon of light. It isn’t long before two separate disasters strike for Preston and Destiny’s best friend, Hannah. As Destiny helps them through their issues, she discovers that sometimes the best way to forget about your own problems is to help a friend in need.

Just as her heart begins to mend and her friendship with Preston begins to heat up, Isaac walks back into her life, threatening to rekindle the feelings sheíd hoped to bury forever. Will Destiny and Preston find the synchrony they so desperately need, or will she find a way to forgive Isaac and return to his outstretched arms?

You can find Synchrony on Goodreads.

 

Review


We get another perspective in Synchrony.  I’m so excited about being in Preston’s head.  He adds to this triangle, and it works.
I still love Destiny.  She faces harder decisions, and doesn’t know what she should do.  Her heart is split between the boy she shouldn’t be seeing, and one of her closest friends.  I love the connection she has with Preston.  He proves to be a rock for her, and keeps her grounded.
The battles these kids must face are bigger in this book.  There’s jealousy, heartbreak, and so many other things.  Each character grows throughout the book.  I like that Isaac starts to focus on getting facts instead of listening to what his dad has to say without question.  Destiny learns what friendship means, and that sometimes people need to get over their thoughts, and stop being hypocrites.

The ending is somewhat of a cliffhanger.  I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series.

 

 

DestinyDestiny (Destiny #1)
by Cindy Ray Hale
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult

Blurb:
Destiny Clark, a young Mormon girl living in Tennessee, is wildly infatuated with Isaac Robinson, the headmaster’s son at her Baptist high school. When they’re cast together in the school’s production of Les MisÈrables, Destiny is horrified to find that she has to be publicly humiliated by acting out her true feelings of rejection onstage.

As their rehearsals begin, Destiny realizes the unimaginable: Isaac has developed deep feelings for her despite their religious differences and the fact that he has a girlfriend.

But will they be able to find their place amongst the backbiters of their ultra-conservative world?

Weaving around Destiny and Isaac’s alternating viewpoints, Destiny is the first book in a series inspired by the characters of Les MisÈrables and explores heartbreak, self-discovery, intolerance, and love.

You can find Destiny on Goodreads

Review


I loved this story!  It’s so nice seeing a YA story where the characters have crushes on each other and don’t want to jump the each other’s bones.
I love Destiny.  She’s strong in her convictions.  She tries to be the best person she can be.  Even when who she likes goes against her beliefs.  Her character is a perfect role model for young girls.  I was on the fence about Isaac.  At first I couldn’t stand him.  He seems like such a jerk, but he’s also generally a good guy.
I love the message this book sends.  People think that prejudices only ever boil down to race, and that’s not the case.  All types of people have to deal with prejudice.  This one happens to focus on religion.  It was a fascinating read, and I learned so much.

I recommend this book to any age.  Even at almost 30, I learned a few things.

You can watch the book trailer here:

Are you Team Isaac?
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Or Team Preston?
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Official Author picAbout the Author:
Cindy Ray Hale lives in a little slice of wooded heaven near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and children. She spends way too much time following up-and-coming musicians on YouTube and dreams of joining their ranks one day. Sheís a bit of a health food nut and canít live without her daily green smoothies. She tries to stay sane as she juggles writing with four kids, staying active on social media, and keeping up her book blog at http://cinnamoncindy.blogspot.com/. In addition to writing and self-publishing two Young Adult Contemporary novels, she has also written articles for “New Era” magazine and The American Preppers Network.

For more information on The Destiny Trilogy and Cindyís upcoming books visit http://destinybycindyhale.blogspot.com/ or follow @CindyRayHale on Twitter.

You can find and contact Cindy here:
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There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Synchrony. These are the prizes you can win:
– A $25 Amazon Gift Card (INTL), and a Destiny Swag Pack which includes: a signed copy of Destiny, a signed copy of Synchrony, a Destiny bookmark, a Destiny magnet, a Destiny keychain, and a Synchrony keychain.
– An ecopy of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris and a swag pack
– A Camp Boyfriend swag pack by JK Rock
– An ecopy of Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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