14 November 2011

{Book Tour & Giveaway} Mortal Obligation

By: Me My Shelf And I | 14 November 2011 at 12:00 AM | | | | | |

Grungy Paper VignetteAuthor: Nichole Chase
Pages: 190
Release Date: August 14th 2011
Publisher: Self Published
Format: eBook
Rating: 4 Birds

Ree will face the darkest form of betrayal before the year is out. Seventeen year old Ree McKenna has three goals: get through high school, convince her crush she is more than his best friend’s little sister, and save money for college. Fate, though, has other plans for her. After the untimely death of her older brother, Ree is haunted by dreadful nightmares and terrifying visions. To make matters worse, Ree has started to suspect that something dangerous is stalking her from the shadows. A night full of frightening surprises leaves Ree with unsettling news. Gifted by the gods with unusual powers, she must devote herself to a battle that could very well lead to not only her death, but the demise of everyone she knows and loves. After all, Ree is the only mortal standing between the Earth and utter darkness. Set in Savannah, Ga, Mortal Obligation is the first book of The Dark Betrayal Trilogy.

Mortal Obligation

We are excited to be participating in the Mortal Obligation Tour! Read on for my review and a chance at some great prizes!

Okay, so Mortal Obligation is the kind of book I'm trying to avoid lately (weak girl has to save the world while being a complete virgin and trying to get the guy) but MO is pretty good, despite many elements I would normally avoid. Much cheese is included, sappy friendship scenes are common and Buffy-Style vampires are rife, while Ree and her friend try and kick Demon butt and save the day - and the world.

The story starts just before Ree meets her first Demon, which admittedly didn't quite work. Some character development before the Saving-The-World thing would have equaled a stronger storyline. We get to know Ree's friends quickly through and they're around all the way through the story. Ree's character is easily the weakest, as all she does is complain about how bad her life is and worry that Paden doesn't want her as more than a sister. Whilst being attracted to Roland, who is pretty hot to be honest. Would have worked better to switch between the character's POVs so we get a break from her for a bit! Not too much happens in this book, expectedly as it's setting up the story for the battle ahead. There's a whole lot of running around an island and training to fight demons, with a lot of funny moments. Of course, the story wouldn't be complete with a cheesy cliffhanger and someone going 'Oh, it was me all along!' which I enjoyed immensely, for no apparent reason. Cheese is good sometimes I guess.

Overall, a very strong storyline that I'm hoping will get better throughout the series, and hopefully the grammar etc. will improve, as there were a few confusing moments!


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Giveaway time!

First off, MMSAI is giving away a PAPERBACK COPY of Mortal Obligation, to enter simple fill out the name/e-mail address form HERE

We also have Grand Prize Giveaways of this amazing stuff: Want to take a crack at winning? All you have to do is comment on EACH post from the 11 Tour Stops

LARGE PRIZE PACK       SMALL PRIZE PACK                      

Large prize pack

small prize pack

Stop by My Life With Books for the next tour stop tomorrow, and if you want to see Yesterdays, check out Better Read Than Dead

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  1. Hello :) Dropping by to say hi. :) I'm really enjoying reading all of the different reviews about this book. It's interesting to see how different or unique each blog's take on it has been. Have a great day!

  2. i am intrigued by this book and those prizes are awesome :D
    email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu

  3. Looks good! I have added it to my GR list. Thanks for the review and giveaway!


  4. Thank you for being part of the Mortal Obligation tour! I appreciate you taking time to read MO and reviewing it!

  5. It's on my GR list to read too! NaNo is sucking up my November but I'm hoping for December. Great giveaway!


  6. Thanks for the chance to win! Just found out about this book just now and I am dying to read it!

    Email: osnapitzAngiex3(AT)aol(DOT)com

  7. Huh! I like the sound of books that are different than what I've read recently and it looks like this is one of them. Those are some pretty sweet prizes. I'll have to keep my eye on this book!

  8. It sounds like this book has a ton of humor and an excellent supporting cast...two things I always look for in a read! Definitely glad this one is on my Kindle, and I'll be starting it right away!

  9. Everybody takes a little something different away from this book it seems. The training scenes didn't bother me one bit. I felt they showed depth and realism. Training is hard work and it goes to Ree's character and state of mind as she's dealing with physical stresses as well as emotional ones. Summing these sections up would've been poor judgment on the author's part. I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree about the sappy friendship scenes too. There were conversations between Ree and her friends. They ironed out issues while being somewhat sensitive and considerate of the situation. Either way, I thought Mortal Obligation was a stellar beginning to what promises to be a great series. Good job Nichole Chase.

  10. This sounds like an interesting book and I'm going to give it shot. I've added it to my TBR list. :)


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