Sunday 19 January 2014

Review & Giveaway ~ Beneath Manhattan Skies by Emma Meade.

Today is my stop on the Beneath Manhattan Skies tour, hosted by Paranormal Sisters Touring. My stop will include a review of the book. To follow the rest of the tour, click the banner above to take you to the schedule.

Title: Beneath Manhattan Skies.
Author: Emma Meade.
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance.
Publication Date: November 15, 2013.

Purchase Links: Amazon ; Smashwords

November in New York is cold but full of possibility for college freshman Erin Harris. When her twin brother, Nick, shows up on her doorstep for a surprise visit, Erin is delighted. Unfortunately, Nick’s arrival coincides with the discovery of a body outside her apartment building, a body drained of blood. Right away, Nick assumes vampires are involved. He’s not exactly their biggest fan since Erin dated one in high school.

Juggling nosy roommates, a first date with a gorgeous guy from college and a brother on a Van Helsing kick is enough to keep any nineteen year old girl busy - And then Erin’s old flame walks back into her life.

Is Erin destined to be caught up in supernatural shenanigans, or will she choose a different path?


Beneath Manhattan Skies was a paranormal novella which was a quick, easy read with good pacing and an enjoyable plot.

There was kind-of a love triangle between Erin, Tommy (human) and James (vampire). Love triangles aren’t exactly my favourite thing in the world to read, but it was written well, although I struggled to understand Erin’s sway towards one of the guys involved.

Emma Meade did a great job at bringing the characters to life. I really liked Tommy and was rooting for him from the beginning and Erin’s best friend, Sadie, was another of my favourite characters. However, what really helped me enjoy Beneath Manhattan Skies was how full of action it was. This was when the book was at its best and the most entertaining.

This wasn’t the shortest of novellas and I thought the length and pacing worked really well. Although Beneath Manhattan Skies can be read as a standalone, it is part of a series and follows on from Under the Desert Moon. However, you don’t really need to have read the previous book to follow and enjoy the story.

Beneath Manhattan Skies was fun to read with vampires that didn’t sparkle and a plot that was never dull. With a bit of romance and a lot of action packed in, I would recommend this to any fans of teenage paranormal books.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:

Emma Meade writes paranormal fiction.

She lives in rainy Ireland and loves all things supernatural. Stephen King's The Stand is one of her most loved books and she's lost count of the number of times she's read L.J. Smith's trilogy, The Forbidden Game.

Books, DVDS & TV show boxsets take up lots of space in her home and she collects all the Point Horror books she can get her hands on.

She is not ashamed to admit that Dirty Dancing and Twilight make her top ten movie list but wishes to point out that The Last of the Mohicans, Reality Bites, Dead Poets Society, Stand by Me and The Goonies are in there too.

Writing supernatural stories & watching marathon re-runs of Buffy are some of her favourite ways of escaping reality.

Connect with Emma: Website ; Facebook ; Twitter ; Goodreads


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