Friday, July 15, 2011

YA Blog Stomp Book Review/Giveaway by Kimber An

Title: Crushed Sugar (Ophelia Dawson Chronicles, Novella #1)
Author: Kimber An
Released: 25th March 2011
Genre: YA, Fantasy

Blurb: Be careful what you wish for.

Ophelia’s had a wicked crush on Martin since they were kids, but she was always just his geeky little friend. Then, on the first day of her junior year, he’s suddenly and wildly attracted to her. She can’t imagine what’s changed, but shocking her small school’s social order fills her with vindication for insults suffered.

Ophelia meets Adrian right after and true love extinguishes the wicked crush. In secret, he gives her courage against a specter threat.

Tristan Li is pale and hungry, and draws Martin’s immediate ire. He knows things about Ophelia which she assumes are delusions brought on by an aggravated illness like her own, diabetes. When battle breaks out between his ancient race and new blood, even the courage of her secret love might be crushed.

My Rating:

My Review: Crushed Sugar is a prequel to Sugar Rush. I haven't had the pleasure of reading Sugar Rush yet, but after reading this novella I'm now hanging to find out what happens next.

Crushed Sugar is such a quick read of roughly 50 pages, but never left with a dull moment in Ophelia's life.

I just love Ophelia's character she's so sweet and innocent, would help anyone with anything without question, but she also has a snappy little attitude if provoked (by Katelyn, your average high school snotty bully.) She seems strong spirited and I really love that.

I'm a huge animal lover and was so happy to finally have owls back in a story, since Harry Potter I've just fallen in love with them. I'm very interested in reading more and finding out what they signify in the story. I'm also dying to find out more about the other characters in this story, hottie Adrian, Tristan and I'm wondering what Martin's upto. Hmmm must read Rush! *winks*

Crushed is such a cute little story, I'd recommend giving it a try. I have also recieved Rush to review and will be starting that soon.

Here's a little message from the Author Kimber An...

I'd like to let everyone know I just finished the third story in the series, another full-length novel, Sweet Bytes. Ophelia starts this story reeling in grief and anger. Through her friendship with her new Oldblood Protector, Tristan Li (he's in Crushed!) she works through those dark feelings and matures into a kick-butt heroine by the end.

Ok, well on with the giveaway. Your chance to win a copy of Crushed Sugar to start you off on the story. Just leave your name and email details in a comment and we'll pick a winner at the end of the day. Due to time difference cause we are in Australia, I may leave it a little longer than a day but will announce a winner within 48 hours of this post.

Don't forget to pop on over to the next stop on this awesome tour.. Awesomesauce Book Club
Decadent Publishing Worldwide YA Blog Stomp
Follow the Decadent Publishing YA authors as they travel around the world, giving away goodies along the way and collecting entries for our
Comment on as many blogs on the tour as you want, each day you comment counts as one entry into the Grand Prize drawing.

Blog Tour Schedule
July 18 - Leslie Soule
July 19 - Jon Gibbs
July 30 - Jen Wylie
August 1 - GRAND PRIZE Giveaways! Daily Dose of Decadence

1 Kindle loaded with 6 Decadent Publishing Young Adult ebooks!

12 Decadent Publishing ebooks of winner's choice, 1 per month for 12months.
6 Decadent Publishing ebooks of winner's choice, 1 every month for 6 months.

Thank you and have fun!


  1. Thank you for the giveaway:)
    Looks like a great book!!


  2. I hadn't heard of this series.


  3. Looks like a fun quick read and an interesting series. Excellent Review!


  4. Great review!! Looking forward to reading Crushed Sugar!


  5. Would really love to win this book!

  6. Hey, it worked! Thanks for the tip, Stacey.

    And a big thank you to everyone who stopped in today.

    I really loved this from the review:

    "I just love Ophelia's character she's so sweet and innocent, would help anyone with anything without question, but she also has a snappy little attitude if provoked..."

    That is so easy to miss.

    Ophelia is so inexperienced with boys at the start of this story. She's a geek who's had her nose in iPod since she was a baby, after all. It's so easy to forget that Intelligence is not enough. A girl needs self-confidence too and that only comes with experience. So, I always hope the readers pick up on that 'snappy little attitude' to clue them into the fact that Ophelia will one day mature into a serious Kick-Butt Heroine.

    No one is born all-powerful.

  7. thanks for the giveaway! ive never heared of this book but you did a great review.


  8. Oooo looks interesting, thanks for the giveaway. Always excited to find new series/authors.

  9. Fabulous thank you!!


  10. Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to read and review this novel too :) edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

  11. Thankyou~ That book sounds really good!

    lnhphm24 {at} hotmail {dot} com

  12. Book sounds good:)) thanks for the giveaway(^∇^)


  13. This sounds awesome! Thanks so much!


  14. Love the YA Book Stomp.
    Decadent Publishing is a new Publisher but I see tons of books I love.Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. :) Sounds like a great book have added it to my tbr pile ! thanks for the giveaway !!


  16. Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a fun read!

  17. HI, Just found your blog! How on earth did I miss this one, I love blog tours! Thanks for posting all of the links in the tour and your blog looks great! This book sounds fantastic! Count me in!


  18. Ophelia sounds like a great character, sorry I missed the giveaway for the book. Please enter me to win the blog tour contest. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

  19. I love the YA genre. These books I have been visiting on the blog tour sound great! Thanks for doing this. It has been fun. book.addict1977(at)

  20. Nice review. I may have to get in to some more YA novels. So many books, so little time.


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