Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Release Blitz & Book Review: The Silver Swan by Amo Jones

The Silver Swan
by Amo Jones
The Elite Kings Club #1
Genre: Romance
Release Date: March 7th, 2017


Riddle me this...

“I am neither dead, nor alive, and I’m not something little Madison can hide.
But you will be dead, by the time this is done...
the timer starts now, and the games have just begun…”

Madison Montgomery comes from money and power, but when someone close to her commits the ultimate crime, Madison must live with her tainted name for the rest of her life. When she begins Riverside Preparatory Academy, the private school her father has swept her into in The Hamptons, she hopes for a fresh start. What she wasn't hoping for was the pack of bad boys who run the school; ten, to be exact. When Madison gains the attention of their leader, Bishop Vincent Hayes, a whole new world that she didn't think existed is exposed to her. A whole world that starts and ends with The Elite Kings Club and these boys, are about to flip her world upside down. Secrets are overflowing and family lies are about to be exposed. Is there more to Madison Montgomery than even she knows?

About this book:

I need to admit something right now. The Silver Swan is f*cked. It might be the most insane story I've ever written with equally insane characters. Who knew? You know, when I started this book, it was supposed to be YA. I wanted to write a book that my sisters could read. A book that won't have people look at my mum like "damn... what sort of messed up shit happened to your kid?". The angst, the assholeness, the games, the f**kery, the WHAT THE F**KING F**K ARE YOU DOING???!!!...
I cannot even.... anyway, this is a warning (and the only one I'll give you). It's crazy. I don't compare my work to my others, but this book is f**ked. It will most likely stomp all the f**k over people's hard limits (and not give a sh*t while it's doing it) and will make you second guess all the morals you thought you had.
This most definitely is not looking like a love story right now... more like a..... I don't even....*shakes head* anyway, I apologise now. You asked for it..........


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“Nate?” I whisper. “Maybe I took a wrong turn.”
“Nate!” I yell down the phone. “This isn’t funny.”
“I’m not laughing, sis. Keep going, we can see your headlights.” What am I doing? I’m basically relying on the fact that Nate and I had bonded a little and that both our parents are together. I’m not sure those facts are worth my life. No, he wouldn’t. I’m just being paranoid. The only time, except for school, where I didn’t bring my fucking pistol either. I sag in defeat. My dad will not be impressed with my not carrying, and my mom will no doubt be screaming at me from the other side about how these are the reasons why she and my dad educated me so much on firearms. I’ve failed as a fucking daughter. I shuffle up in my seat.
“Nate, I don’t fucking see anything up here but ja—OMG!” I slam on the breaks, all four tires locking up in a skid. I squeeze the steering wheel tightly, banging down the locks on the doors. “Nate!” I yell into the phone.
Slowly, I look up out the front windscreen, the thick dust from my tires interrupting the loose gravel still floating in the air and that’s when I see it again.
Ten men.
Ten dark hoodies covering their faces.
Ten—“Nate..” understanding sets in. Ten.
Slamming the gear into reverse, I’m just about to floor it backwards—to hell with anything or anyone behind me—when my driver’s window smashes into a million pieces, the tiny shards of glass falling onto my lap. I scream, my hands coming up to shield my face just as an arm slips inside and pops up the lock.
A deep menacing chuckle breathes over the back of my neck just as a leather gloved hand wraps around my mouth and pulls me out of the car. “Hello Madison. You don't know us, but we know you. We want to play a game. Here's what happens if you lose...”

About the author:

Amo is a full-time writer from New Zealand who loves long romantic walks to the wine cellar.
She loves to write like how she lives, hanging on the edge of insanity with a wine glass in one hand and her morals-or lack thereof- in the other.
Those are not my monkeys, I swear....
Oh those hellhounds? Yeah, those are mine.

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My review:

OMG! What have I just read? Don't get me wrong, I loved it because it was so different to everything that I've read so far. I feel like I just stepped off a rollercoaster after a crazy ride; my head still spinning.
This was such an effed up story. I really didn't know what was going on most of the time but I was so engrossed in it and couldn't stop reading. I loved and hated it all at the same time. I mean, Bishop! And Nate! And all the others! Oh my, such beautiful creatures *sigh*. I loved all those different characters but what went down in this story left me speechless in the end. Now a lot makes more sense than before but not all of it has been explained yet. I can't wait for the next book because this ending was killing me! Aaah! I need more! Give me! Give me!

The Story:
(I usually write something about the story in my review but in this case you just have to make do with the blurb.)
Just so much, Madison starts in a new school and you can imagine what kind of things that brings with it. Finding new friends, being noticed by guys and getting bitched at by the jealous and popular girls. This may seem like a common story now but the guys from The Elite Kings Club are anything but. So let your imagination run wild and find out what happens when Madison gains the attention of Bishop Vincent Hayes, the leader of TEKC.

When I started reading this book, I did what I always do. I wanted everything to make sense and tried to get to the bottom of everything. But the thing is, that didn't work here. This book was such a mystery and spoke in riddles. Just when I let go and kept with the flow (that totally rhymed haha) I became engrossed in this story and couldn't put it down.
So, if you like the straight and narrow, then this is probably not the right book for you. But if you like to get lost in a book where nothing is as it seems and you love some riddles then be our guest and follow this crazy journey. It was totally playing with my mind, that's for sure.

Not everything has to make sense, at least not in the beginning of a story and that's where I always struggle - to give up my need to control and have it all figured out. Most books, especially romance books, are so predicable that you always know where the story will lead you. Not with this book though because you don't know who to trust and who those people even are. You stay in the dark together with Madison at what's happening.

Yay!! Finally a book where nothing was predictable! Lots of suspense and hot scenes!!

There were just a few things that kept me from giving this book 5 stars but I can't tell you about them since it would spoil the story. But let me tell you that at first even though the story started out on a rather slow/normal pace, Madison found herself quickly surrounded by new friends and people that were all kind of fixated on her. I was weirded out a bit. They all became so close a little too fast for my liking but as I said, I tried to have everything explained and wanted it to fit in its boxes but it just didn't work that way with this story.
At least the pace picked up later on and kept me on my toes.
Something that bothered me most was that Maddi was kind of fine with what happened and what they did. Mind you, I would totally freak out and wouldn't be good with that at all because that's not normal behavior. But ok. It's all part of the story. I get it. And it made everything a lot more interesting. So, I probably talked in riddles now too because my review hardly makes any sense when I can't explain myself away. But yeah, maybe it's a small taste of how this book will be for you =P

-- I received an ARC of this book from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
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