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Touch me, and bring me to life...
How do you move on when you don't even know where you were going in the first place?
The Spirit Stalker is dead and I have finally started to erect my life. But I quickly discover, that just because the structure is built doesn't mean the foundation is sturdy. As much as I try to manage my abilities, I can't completely control them. The physical impossibility of the relationship I have with Justice has reached a boiling point; our fundamental problem, my inability to control myself from absorbing his power, and his fear of touching me because of it. As if that wasn't deal-breaker enough, a new threat looms on my horizon - Darklings. They are grim reapers of the immortal world who surface every five-hundred-years to feed off the souls of magical beings who are weak, aimless, lost; those who have given up and want to move on. They also hunt power. Which means, they're hunting me.
Abandoned by the one person I need the most, I find myself in Melenia's realm. There, I’m courted by Siberian, a dangerous pixie who covets me, hunted by Death personified; all the while hiding my powers and my ancient bloodline. The pixie prince is alluring, and I feel so broken and vulnerable. I know giving in to him means giving myself over to him. But right now, I don't care. All I want is to feel anything other than the loss and rejection Justice left me with. Anything other than pain.
So what do I do when I'm scared to be touched, even though I know it's the only way to bring my soul back to life.
I'm not going to recap because you can read the summary above. Usually when I'm reading a series, I find the second book to be weaker than the first and third. It's just usually because it's picking up there the first left us but then setting us up for more events. So those second books always feel like they come up short. In this case, however, I liked Gravitational Pull better than iFeel. Liv is starting to understand her powers better, but they obviously still need work. She now faces new foes who seem more dangerous than the Spirit Stalker. The Darklings are pretty creepy! Gravitational Pull also throws the relationship between Liv and Justice for a loop. Basically, this is where the emotional aspect comes in. There is a lot of drama and angst for Liv here. Some things happen that make you want to punch Justice. I love a man with issues, but sometimes he annoyed me beyond belief. I do enjoy watching a couple struggle to figure out what they want though, as well as making things work. So for that reason alone, I enjoyed this book. For some reason, I crave the separation/reconciliation stories. They always seem to bring out the most emotions from me. Some of their issues can detract from the main story, but overall it's well done.
The story flows much better than the first. It's a quick read and definitely entertaining.
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Marissa Carmel has been writing since a young age and although it has always been for personal enjoyment, she finally decided breakout and share her imagination with the world. She hopes that her universe is as fun and intriguing to her readers as it is to her. Marissa Carmel is originally from NJ but moved to Maryland several years ago, she enjoys reading, writing, and catching up on her ever growing DVR library. She is currently working on the sequel to iFeel, Gravitational Pull and the third and final installment of the Vis Vires trilogy, Constellation.
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