Today is the last stop on the Beyond The Eyes Blog Tour. I have a guest post for you from author Rebekkah Ford on her top 5 heros and heroines of the YA genre and an awesome giveaway where you could win a $15 Amazon Giftcard and a signed copy of Beyond the eyes!
My Heros/Heroines in The YA Genre
The first one is Junco in J.A. Huss’ I Am Just Junco series. Junco is a foul-mouth teenager, who is badass. She’s been programmed at a young age to fight and kill. She knows how to kick ass and exterminate a life with her own bare hands, but she also has a heart and is extremely loyal to the people she loves. Sure, she cusses like a sailor, but did you know, people who have a potty-mouth are the most trustworthy? It’s true. And Junco is an honorable character.
The second one is Katniss in The Hunger Games. She’s tough and knows how to survive off the land. She also has common sense and is able to keep a clear head in the most volatile situations. She’s a fighter who would do battle in the most extreme conditions for the people she loves and her beliefs.
The third is Noah in The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I love Noah. He’s great.
He has an air about him that shouts arrogance, but really he’s an intelligent guy who will do everything he can for the girl he loves. Need I say more?
Last, but certainly not least, there’s Nathan from my Beyond the Eyes series. Nathan is no ordinary guy. He’s a tracker. He tracks dark spirits and is one of the best. He can be just as ruthless as the dark spirits and doesn’t have a problem torturing them if the situation warrants it. He’s intelligent and knows about magic. Through magic, he has created his own incantations to use on the dark spirits that packs an extreme, agonizing punch compared to the normal invocations used by others on malevolent entities. It’s used to cast them out of humans, and Nathan’s organic enchantments prolong their suffering. Nathan also knows how to fight and would walk through hell and do battle against any wretched soul crossing his path, in order to save Paige. He’s definitely a fighter. Before he met Paige, his main objective was to be a thorn in the dark spirits’ side, to protect humanity from them. He was born and raised on a farm in the Midwest and has those Midwestern values. But if you cross him, watch out. He’ll never trust you again and might make your life a living hell.
The above heroines and heros know how to handle themselves and can be callous, but yet they also have a heart and would do anything for the ones they love. To me, those qualities are admirable, and I always look forward to reacquainting myself with the above characters because I can’t seem to get enough of them.
Beyond the Eyes by Rebekkah Ford
Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her.
After a ghostly voice whispers a haunting message to seventeen-year-old Paige Reed, Paige’s life takes a nightmarish turn. Unwilling to tell her friends about the supernatural occurrences happening in her life, Paige feels more alone than ever–until she meets Nathan Caswell.
Nathan is not only hot, but seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them that cannot be denied. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits, and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.
And then there are the two power-hungry dark spirits who believe Paige can find King Solomon’s magical ring for them, because when her father was alive, he was close to finding it. If Paige doesn’t comply with their demands, they’ll kill her.
Paige is forced to dig deep into her father’s past and unearths shocking secrets about him and his bloodline. With the past and present colliding, Paige is only sure about two things in her life: she needs to outwit the dark spirits to stay alive, and she’s completely and helplessly in love with Nathan.
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