March 21, 2014

Evolution: ANGEL by S.A. Huchton ~ Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Hey guys! Welcome to my stop on the Evolution: Angel Blog Tour hosted by Girls Heart Books Tours. Click here to follow along with the full tour schedule. 

There are two giveaways - one is US only and the other is international. Good luck! 

Title: Evolution: ANGEL
Series: The Evolution Series #1
Author: S.A. Huchton
Genre: New Adult Superhero Romance
Release Date: March 6th 2014
Source: Review copy

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Candace Bristol has always been obsessed with comic books, but in a world where the nightly news often mirrors these inked stories, her dreams of becoming a real superhero could actually come true. After being rescued by members of the government's AdvaNced Genetic EvoLution (ANGEL) Project four years ago, getting recruited for this elite team is all she's wanted. 

Now 18, she's finally reached her goal after years of study and physical training, but little could have prepared her for life as a genetic experiment. As though coming to terms with her new ability to manipulate water isn't tough enough, she never expected to be swept off her feet by one of her fellow recruits. 

With genetic alteration, the threat of physical and mental instability hangs over every superhero like a shadow. When one of their own tumbles over the edge of madness, Candace will have to choose between protecting the world, and saving the one who holds her heart.

What a crazy and heartbreaking ride! Evolution: ANGEL took me from the heights of euphoria to the depths of despair. My thoughts are still in a whirlwind. I had to decompress after finishing this book - so much happens but I also know so much has YET to happen. It's that intense of a read. 

Candace is a firecracker. She's tough, goal driven, and becoming an ANGEL (AdvaNced Genetic EvoLution) is what she's wanted for the last four years - working and studying hard to get there. I really think she dreamed of becoming a superhero - even before she and her cousin were rescued by ANGELs - during all the years she's spent reading comics. 

Adrian has to be every bookworm girl's dream. All he'd have to do for me is read out loud to me like he did for Candace, and I'd become putty in his hands. That's gotta be the sexiest thing I've read a guy doing. Plus, he's working in the library for the time being. AND Candace wins him over when she corrects her cousin's grammar, haha! What a man! 

Jackson is the "bad boy" kind of superhero - there are a lot of layers to him that I didn't get to see in this first book and hope will be explored next time. Sparks fly between him and Candace - I could tell there was an attraction there that both worked very hard to deny.  

That ending! I can't figure out if I dreamed it up or if it really happened. All I know is I couldn't breathe afterwards - I had to calm myself down just so I could sleep. I'm emotionally wrecked and desperate to find out what happens next. What to do in the meantime?!?

A geek of all trades, Starla Huchton has been crafting stories in various genres since 2007. Her first novel, THE DREAMER'S THREAD, was released as a full cast audiobook podcast, becoming a double-nominee and finalist for the 2010 Parsec Awards. 

After releasing short fiction of steampunk, noir fantasy, and other varieties, she released the first three books of the Sci-Fi Romance ENDURE series in 2013. All three books of the EVOLUTION series will be released in 2014, as well as a Steampunk Fantasy novel, MASTER OF MYTH (the Antigone's Wrath series, book 1), which was the first place winner of the Crested Butte Writers' contest, The Sandy, in 2012. 

When not writing, Starla trains three Minions, a black lab, and a military husband whilst designing book covers for independent authors and publishers at

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  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Book 2 drops on May 6th, so not too long to wait! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

    1. Wow, that's amazing!! This one just came out not too long ago - how do you do that? I'm super stoked 'cause I have got to find out what happens next! Thank you, Starla! :D

  2. [ Smiles ] Ah, thank you for reviewing another interesting book!

    1. Anytime, Renard, thank you for stopping by! :)

  3. Adrian sounds like an incredible love interest. You're right, a whole lot of qualities there that book bloggers will fall in love with. I haven't met a man yet that finds it hot when someone corrects grammar, but by all means bring it on! My favorite super power will probably be teleportation and/or flying. Excellent review :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. Yes, Adrian is way incredible. Loved him! I agree with you, too, about the super powers you chose. Flying might be a bit scary for me since I'm afraid of heights, but it would be so cool! Thank you, Jaclyn! :)

  4. I love it when a book has that type of effect on me :) it means it was truly brilliant and captivating! Great review Jennifer!!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

    1. Thank you, Chanzie! It's one of the best things about reading I think. :)


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