Sunday, October 5, 2014

Blog Tour/Review: Twelve (# 3 In The More Series) By: T.M. Franklin

Ya'll!!!!!!!!! This book, ohmahgod!! It is amazing beyond belief. I found this series way back when during a book blitz for book 1 More, and got he book that day. Since then I have helped out with cover reveals book blitz etc... And finally I was asked to participate in the blog tour. And yes, I was excited. I could not wait to read the last book in the series and i have to say I was not disappointed. This was a great way to end a series, and I am so honored to be a part of this amazing tour.

Ava Michaels is gifted, powerful, and — whether she likes it or not — part of a plot to take over the world.

It’s only been a few months since Ava Michaels discovered she has ties to an ancient people living in the shadows of the human world, despite their superior gifts and abilities. A select few don’t like hiding, however, and think it’s time to take control. 

Now Ava’s caught up in a conspiracy in the works before she was even born. In fact, her birth was an integral part of the plan. She’s one of the Twelve, the most powerful Race ever created, and they were created for a purpose.

Turns out, Ava doesn’t like being told what to do.

All she wants is to start a new life with her boyfriend, Caleb Foster, but before they can even think about that, they must join forces with former enemies, seek out some powerful new friends, and figure out what exactly the Twelve, and their power-hungry leader, are up to.

Then, they have to find a way to stop them.

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God, what to say about this book? The real problem is that there is just so much I want to share. I started reading the More series when I got invited to help host a book blitz for More. The synopsis sounded amazing, so after doing the blitz I got my copy and started reading. By the time I finished a few days later I was begging for more haha. I loved how this series was different from most. As an avid paranormal reader even I can admit that if I have to read one more book about sparkling bloodsuckers I might claw my eyeballs out. Not that those books are bad, I'm just extremely done with that whole mess. They have been beaten and buried over the past few years, and finding something new and different is always a welcome surprise.

The best way I can think to explain this book is X-Men meets teen romance. Well I love me some superheros so I guess that was a very appealing aspect to these books, T.M. also has an amazing way of pulling you into her books. Even as the last words of Twelve were read all I could think was "I really hope there will be a spin off, I really hope there will be a spin off. Or even a novella. Something!! Please!!!!!!"

I really liked the characters in this series. They showed great growth as the books progressed, and some really had a way of surprising me when it was all said and done. It was developmentally great and done in a beautiful way.

In Twelve we're thrown into the middle of Ava discovering her new siblings, and the odd connection they all share. The people we put on our "good" vs. "bad" teams through books 1 and 2 are changing fast. The problem is no longer Half breed and Race, but about survival of everyone if the ultimate bad guy wins. To prevent this new lines will be drawn and i think ya'll will b e pleasantly surprised to see who chooses what. Secrecy is no longer the biggest problem anyone is facing, but a world that is in danger of a complete psycho. Oh did I tell you? Said psycho just happens to be Eva's biological dad. Talk about father daughter issues. 
While Eva and the hunky Caleb fight to save the world they must also fight to save their relationship. Oh the life of a paranormal teen just trying to get through the mad world of dating, secrets, killer siblings, daddy issues, divorce... Oh wait I think this might be getting a lot more complicated then expected hehe

One thing I really enjoyed in this book was the amount of new faces T.M. introduced. We finally get to meet the illusive Twelve in their entirety, and I think you all will grow to either love or hate each of them. We also get reintroduced to some of the Race and Guardians we met in previous books, and get to understand them a bit better. Adding new characters can always be a challenge because readers get attached. When changing a dynamic it can threaten that attachment. In this case though the addition was a great success. Even in the short time you get to acclimate to everyone T.M. was able to develop everyone so you feel as if they had been there the whole time. I found myself really involved with Isaiah and Sophie in particular. The 2, though smallish parts, add to the stories depth in the best way possible, and I really found myself wanting to see how they would develop.

I know I also said that things are getting dicey between Eva and Caleb's relationship, but let me just tell you. I am all for team Ava/Caleb. Though they go through some pretty significant trust issues and the secrets start multiplying they still are by far one of my favorite book couples. The dynamic the 2 share is amazing, and their bond leaves me all tingly inside. Haha. And I am not just talking the magical mystical bond they share either. Over all 3 books we get to see how they complete each other. Where one fails the other is there to catch and support, and I love love love that. Isn't that really what we all want anyways? A tried and true relationship that offers that give and take. I feel T.M. did a stunning job making the 2 relatable in the best way.

The best part of the whole dang series? The funny little friend triangle between Eva, Caleb, and Tiernen. I love the dynamic between the 3. And lets face it, way back at the beginning of More I'm pretty sure we all wanted to throw Tiernen in a deep dark hole somewhere. And now... well he has grown to be my favorite character and I want to just hug him senseless.  The quick sarcastic whit between him, Caleb, and Eva just makes me stupidly happy. It adds so much charm to the story and has a way of breaking up some of the more intense moments in the book. The way the 3 can dish it out and the other 2 can give it right back cracks me up, plus the 3 make a great team. Where one struggles the others are there to provide support, they play off each others strengths and weaknesses. It was really a great idea to change the original dynamic these 3 shared. 

I have to say that overall I really am sad though. Sad to see the series end. I really feel in love with these characters and the world they live in. And personally there were some very pressing unanswered questions (Nothing that will leave you asking what the end of the story was, but more like what happened to the characters after "the end") Things that you can easily infer will happen, but sill want to see. This book definitely threw out the surprises, and I felt myself feeling very unhappy that the page numbers were dwindling down so quick. Which I guess is what an author wants to hear right? 

I say to T.M. Franklin a job well done, and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next. 

*****I give Twelve 5 stars*****

Also if you haven't already, be sure to check out T.M. Franklin's other book How To Get Ainsley Bishop To Fall In Love With You. It really is quite cute and funny, and an overall good romance

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