Thursday, October 24, 2013

Panic by J.A. Huss Blog Tour (Review & Giveaway!)

Panic by J.A. Huss
Panic (Rook and Ronin, #3)
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Format: eARC, 232 pages
Publisher: Science Future Press
Series: Rook and Ronin #3
Source: Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review
Buy It: Amazon | B&N | Kobo
Description from Goodreads:
Rook is chasing her dream—film school and a chance at a life beyond the one she ran from six months ago. But before she can become the girl she wants to be, she must deal with the girl she left behind.

Ronin is also chasing his dream—a family of his own and a life away from erotic modeling. And he too, has a past he’s trying to forget. A past that makes Rook question everything about their life together.

Lies, secrets, and shocking truths will rock the foundation Rook and Ronin have built. Can they put the past behind them and move forward together? Or is this just another too good to be true relationship that will crash and burn in the end?
I really liked the first two books in this trilogy. Rook and Ronin are all kinds of adorable and sweet together and I enjoyed getting into their story so much. I don't even know what I was expecting going into this one, but I do know that this book was just as great as the other two, which was awesome because goodness knows trilogies tend to end not-so-well sometimes.
Rook has grown so much as a character, it makes me proud. She was still her strong self in this one, but she was more open, too. She finally TELLS us things. And her friends things. Progress! As I said, her character growth was wonderful. And then there's Ronin, whom I love, and he was still his sweet, lovable self. He grew in this one, too, in that he understands Rook better now and took the time to TRY. He has been such a constant character--firmly RONIN, you know? It was nice to see him trying for Rook. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
Ford! Now, Ford is my boy. I can't wait for his book, and he played a big part in this one, too. His friendship with Rook made me so happy. Even though I know Ford isn't exactly what I like to make him out to be in my head...I DON'T CARE, I LOVE HIM ANYWAYS. And then Spencer...he's just a cool dude and I like him. I'd totally be friends with him in real life.
As far as plot goes, this one was super interesting. I love how J.A. Huss expands on the story from the previous books in ways that I never in a million years could have guessed. There is such a small percentage of predictability in this book, if there even IS any predictability...I'm not even sure there is. But if there is, it's a very infinitesimal amount. So on top of being able to guess pretty much NOTHING, I did like where the story went, as well. We had these characters that had all these secrets and all these things going on in their lives...Panic took their story in a direction that I think was perfect. I truly enjoyed it.
The ending was nice. Rook and Ronin are fantastic and I'm sad their books are over. But J.A. Huss definitely gave me an ending that I can not only live with, but one that I liked. Plus, we have Ford's book coming up, which I legit cannot wait for. And I'm pretty sure Spencer's getting a book sometime, too. So excited for these things!
Overall, Panic is a great ending to a trilogy I enjoyed so much. Rook and Ronin's books may be over, but I am (obviously) looking forward to the spin-offs for the other characters I've grown to love so much in these books!
About the Author
J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.
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  1. Great review, Jessica! It sounds like it ended with a bang and I love not being able to predict anything! Glad you liked it! :)

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed the series, Jessica. Thanks a bunch for reviewing all the books. :)

  3. I've been meaning to start this series! I have the first one, but i have yet to get to it. But a sweet and cute couple? I love reading those, so obviously I need to get to reading the book! And it's exciting that there are two good sequels to it! Great review! (:

    Gabbie @ Rampant Readers


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