This is my stop during the blog tour for Synchrony (Destiny #2) by Cindy Ray Hale. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours . The blog tour runs from May 5 till May 25, you can view the complete tour schedule here.
Synchrony (Destiny #2)
by Cindy Ray Hale
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: April 8, 2014
When her parents discover she’s been sneaking out with Isaac Robinson, the forbidden Baptist boy, Mormon girl Destiny Clark decides it’s time to keep their relationship quiet. As their relationship moves to shakier ground, Destiny discovers that Isaac has a terrible secret, and she is left completely shattered.
The moment Destiny feels all hope is lost, Preston Nelson, her longtime church friend and Isaac's bitter rival, arrives like a beacon of light. It isn't long before two separate disasters strike for Preston and Destiny's best friend, Hannah. As Destiny helps them through their issues, she discovers that sometimes the best way to forget about your own problems is to help a friend in need.
Just as her heart begins to mend and her friendship with Preston begins to heat up, Isaac walks back into her life, threatening to rekindle the feelings she’d hoped to bury forever. Will Destiny and Preston find the synchrony they so desperately need, or will she find a way to forgive Isaac and return to his outstretched arms?
You can find Synchrony on Goodreads.
by Cindy Ray Hale Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Destiny Clark, a young Mormon girl living in Tennessee, is wildly infatuated with Isaac Robinson, the headmaster's son at her Baptist high school. When they're cast together in the school's production of Les Misérables, Destiny is horrified to find that she has to be publicly humiliated by acting out her true feelings of rejection onstage.
As their rehearsals begin, Destiny realizes the unimaginable: Isaac has developed deep feelings for her despite their religious differences and the fact that he has a girlfriend.
But will they be able to find their place amongst the backbiters of their ultra-conservative world?
Weaving around Destiny and Isaac's alternating viewpoints, Destiny is the first book in a series inspired by the characters of Les Misérables and explores heartbreak, self-discovery, intolerance, and love.
You can find Destiny on Goodreads
Favorite Book Characters
1. Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. She’s an incredibly strong woman. I admire how she stands up for herself when others try to put her down. She respects herself enough to marry only for love.
2. Ce’Nedra from the series The Belgariad and The Mallorean by David Eddings. She’s this fiery redhead human/dryad who knows how to wrap right person around her finger when she wants something.
3. Tobias Eaton from Divergent by Veronica Roth. He’s driven, hardworking, loyal, brave, and loving.
4. Finnick Odair from Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. His love for Annie makes me swoon. On the surface he seems cocky and overconfident, but his loyalty and compassion for Mags won my heart and my trust.
5. Samwise Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings. His loyalty and persistence is inspiring.
6. Aibileen Clark from the Help. Her deep love and kindness for the children she cared for is incredibly touching and influences me to be a more compassionate mother.
7. Eowyn from Lord of the Rings who fights the leader of the ringwraiths. She tells him “I am no man!” right before she kills him. That’s what most people remember her for, but what especially stands out to me is when she told Legolas that she should be allowed to fight because otherwise she would have been left defenseless against the evil men who would come to rape and pillage.
8. Sage from The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen. I’ve never read about such a clever, sneaky character. The way that kid’s brain worked blew my mind.
9. Celaena Sardothian from Throne of Glass. She’s the toughest assassin in the land, but still loves dressing up in frilly dresses and gorging on chocolate. But on a deeper level… Even though she’s a hardened killer, she still suffers from fears just like the rest of us.
10. Garion from The Begariad and The Mallorean. He’s a humble farm boy with a destiny beyond his imagining. I love how Garion feels like the guy next door. His character is very likeable. It’s fun to read about his growth throughout the two series.
You can watch the book trailer here:
About the Author:
Cindy Ray Hale lives in a little slice of wooded heaven near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and children. She spends way too much time following up-and-coming musicians on YouTube and dreams of joining their ranks one day. She’s a bit of a health food nut and can’t live without her daily green smoothies. She tries to stay sane as she juggles writing with four kids, staying active on social media, and keeping up her book blog at http://cinnamoncindy.blogspot.com/. In addition to writing and self-publishing two Young Adult Contemporary novels, she has also written articles for "New Era" magazine and The American Preppers Network.
For more information on The Destiny Trilogy and Cindy’s upcoming books visit http://destinybycindyhale.blogspot.com/ or follow @CindyRayHale on Twitter.
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There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Synchrony. These are the prizes you can win:
- A $25 Amazon Gift Card (INTL), and a Destiny Swag Pack which includes: a signed copy of Destiny, a signed copy of Synchrony, a Destiny bookmark, a Destiny magnet, a Destiny keychain, and a Synchrony keychain.
- An ecopy of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris and a swag pack
- A Camp Boyfriend swag pack by JK Rock
- An ecopy of Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London.
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