Monday, June 10, 2013

Blog Tour: Poison by Molly Cochran




I'm very excited to be participating in and co-hosting the blog tour for Poison by Molly Cochran, the second installment in the Legacy series.   Thank you to Lisa from A Life Bound By Books for co-hosting the tour.  Make sure to look at the giveaway at the bottom of this post.  Now for details on the book!



Poison by Molly Cochran
Release Date: December 4, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster


After the riveting—and romantic—events of Legacy, Katy has won Peter’s heart and is now claiming her place in the magical world. Though half the students at her boarding school come from witching lines, the use of magic is expressly forbidden at Ainsworth, so as to keep the witching world hidden from the blue-blooded preppies, aka Muffies, who also walk the halls.

But the Muffies have at least a notion of magic, because Katy catches them staging a made-up ritual—and to her astonishment, the girls collapse at Katy’s feet and fall into comas. When Katy is blamed, she becomes desperate to clear her name and finds herself battling all odds to harness her growing magical powers in order to save the Muffies and dispel the Darkness once more  
 
- Goodreads.com



Say what you will about how many books are set in boarding schools and how many are about witches, but in this second installment to Molly Cochran's Legacy series, she takes this story to an entirely new level.  The story was already unique to others of its kind in Legacy, but in Poison, the author made it even more unique and exciting.  I haven't previously seen a pairing of witchcraft, boarding school, and Arthurian legend before, and that is what really made this book stand apart for me. 

Katy is still the same great character she was in the first book.  She's smart, resourceful, and caring.  I love how she puts her mind to figuring something out and then goes after it tenaciously.  This is not exactly a damsel in distress, and she seemed to have a newer confidence in this story...which is something I felt like she needed due to the circumstances surrounding her. She seems very alone in this story due to the fact that, although she and Peter are still going strong, he is distracted by issues of his own, her friends are making themselves scarce, and the town still treats her lie she's a problem, or a small child that should be seen and not heard.  So once again, I felt kind of sorry for her, even as I rooted her on for being strong throughout this.

She learns more about her powers, grows into them, and puts her investigatory skills to work trying to figure out what happened to the girls. Luckily, also, the author introduced two new characters into the mix that I thought were great and timely additions.  They added new layers into the story and led me off in an entirely unexpected direction.  I loved the Arthurian legend aspect, as this has always been a favorite element of mine, and as I said above, I had never seen it weaved into a contemporary story before in quite this way.

As in Legacy, the writing was exciting.  The book picks up pretty much where Legacy left off, which was a nice change to what I see in other series sometimes.  The story was very fast-paced and pulled me along from one event to the other very comfortably.  It didn't take long for me to look up and find that I had completed the story and was already wanting to read the next.  The author has a great way of making you care about her main character and feel such sympathy that you can't help but cheer her on.  This was a great sophomore book for this series and I'm definitely looking forward to the next one!


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Molly Cochran, author of the teen paranormal romances LEGACY and POISON, has written 26 published novels and four nonfiction books under her own name and various pseudonyms. Her books include New York Times bestselling novels GRANDMASTER and THE FOREVER KING, coauthored with Warren Murphy, and the nonfiction DRESSING THIN, also a NY Times bestseller. She has won awards from the Mystery Writers of America (Best Novel of the Year), the Romance Writers of America (Best Thriller), and the New York Public Library (Outstanding Books for the Teen Age).

SEDUCTION, the third installment in the LEGACY series, is scheduled for release later this year through her publisher, Simon & Schuster.

Two eBooks, THE TEMPLE DOGS and THE FOREVER KING, are currently available through online retailers. A third, GRANDMASTER, will be available soon.

Molly has lectured extensively and has taught writing at the college level as well as at a women's prison (where she was NOT an inmate). She also writes a blog on writing technique which appears on her website, MollyCochran.com. She is also on Facebook at facebook.com/molly.cochran1 and Twitter at Twitter.com/mollycochranYA.

She lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


Website: http://mollycochran.com/
Blog: http://mollycochran.com/blog/
Goodreads:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/molly.cochran1
Twitter: 
http://twitter.com/mollycochranYA


 You can purchase Poison at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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Lastly,  use the Rafflecopter below to enter for prizes!!  This is a tour-wide giveaway with only one winner.  The prize includes: signed copies of Legacy and Poison, outtakes from the photo shoot for the last book in the series, Seduction....AND...when it becomes available in November, an ARC of Seduction itself!  The prize is open to only U.S. residents and it ends on July 6th, 2013 at 12:00pm Eastern time.  So get your entries into the Rafflecopter below! 


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