Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: Honey Queen By Christina Mercer @cwritebuzz @NereydaG1003 #giveaway

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Honey Queen
by Christina Mercer
Release Date: 05/31/14

Summary from Goodreads:
Love is honey sweet, but it comes with a fatal sting . . .

Melaina Maris needs wings to fly the gap between loving Sam and her family's ancient curse that forces carnal love and then kills the male lovers. She won't let the same fate that killed her father befall another. She refuses to allow her goddess-created bloodline to continue. But there's no easy way out, especially after the curse turns her into the Honey Queen-savior to honey bees-intensifying her charms.

To help her fulfill the curse's demands in the least harmful way, her grandmother takes her to mate with terminally ill Boyd. But Boyd's gay. And an expert in mythology. Instead of having sex, Melaina learns how she might summon the goddess who created the first ancestor bee-charmer and cursed her bloodline. Melaina's magic-tears to save honey bees from endangerment-could be enough to persuade the goddess to end the curse. But an unexpected discovery soon changes that hope, spinning Melaina into a swarm of love, friendship and death.



"HONEY QUEEN will leave you tingling. Mercer delivers an unforgettable character connected directly to nature with a twist of mythology that exemplifies the power of love, and with enough courage, the power to change ones destiny." Rachel Allen Dillon, award-winning author and illustrator of Through Endangered Eyes

"In prose so delicious, you can taste it, Christina Mercer's HONEY QUEEN captures the genuine angst and yearning of YA fiction with a powerful honey-sweet twist of Mythic proportions. Readers will catch the buzz of Melaina's riveting journey to convince a Goddess to save her bloodline, the love of her life, and all the bees. A wonderful reminder of the indelible bond between humanity and nature." -Jordan E. Rosenfeld, author of Forged in Grace, Night Oracle and Make a Scene

My Review

I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Melaina Maris is the last daughter of her bloodline. Mel comes from a long line of beekeepers. A long, long time ago Mel's bloodline was cursed by the first daughter, a goddess. And now when the daughters mate they always give birth to a daughter and on the day the baby is born the father dies. With Mel being the last daughter the curse has turned her into the Honey Queen. Mel has no intentions of allowing Sam the guy she loves and has been her best friend since they were small children die or anyone else.

Mel is determined to find a way to break the curse. Mel tries so very hard to stop the curse and not mate. Every time she and Sam are together she starts to heat up and all she wants to do is attack Sam. Her mind tells her no you can't do this he will die but her body has a mind of its own. They get into a couple of hot situations but her grandmother puts a little cold water on the situation to help put out the fires. Sam can't stay away from Mel he shows up at her house all hours of the night.

Mel's grandmother tries to help her out by introducing her to a young man about her age who is terminally ill and is going to die anyway. But Mel has such a good heart there is no way she can hurt anyone. She meets Boyd and they become real good friends. He is an excerpt or knows a lot about Greek mythology and hopefully can help her find a way to break the curse.

With everything that Mel has been through in her short life and is going through now has made her a strong woman. She has a very big heart and would rather hurt herself than let any harm come to another human being because of her.

Honey Queen is one of those books that leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. At times you feel the pain that Mel is experiencing but you also can feel the love and the happiness too. I loved all of the characters and would love to know more about them especially the first daughter. I would like to know her story as to why she did what she did. There is always two sides to every story so what is her story? What happened in her life to cause her to put the curse on her bloodline? And what about Sam's bloodline and his love for cows? What is Sam's family history?

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About The Author

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Christina Mercer is an award-winning author of fiction for children and young adults. Honored titles include Tween Fantasy ARROW OF THE MIST and its sequel ARMS OF ANU, and YA Fantasy/Romance HONEY QUEEN. Christina enjoys life in the foothills of Northern California with her husband and sons, a pack of large dogs, and about 100,000 honeybees. For more about her and her writing, visit:

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1 $10 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
1 "Honey Bee" swag pack (USA). Swag will be bookmark, buzz card, beeswax lip balm, honey sticks, honeybee charm.

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erin said...

I love the original idea of this premise!! Thanks for sharing and congrats to Christina on the new release :)

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