I have been a HUGE fan of Michelle's blog The Innocent Flower for a very long time. It was one of the first blogs I followed and I love it. She has wonderful advice and is so honest in each and every post. Check it out here.
I was so excited to be able to read a copy of MONARCH and be part of Michelle's blog tour. I must say, I don't read a lot of adult fiction, so this was a change for me, but I was not disappointed. MONARCH starts off with a bang and keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire rest of the book. I loved the characters. Every one of them was unique, flawed, and very well written. I really like books that have characters with problems. And baggage. I love seeing them grow and figure out their lives throughout the story. And can I just say the fight scenes were awesome? Michelle really knows her stuff! Especially her weapons! ;) I also loved how the Monarch Butterfly was tied into the story. And the cover is freaking awesome. Creepy, yet beautiful.
All in all, Michelle is a fantastic writer. The book was full of twists and turns, with so many things going on. Definitely a thriller you want to add to your list. I really want to say more, but I don't want to give anything away! lol So, I'll just say this. READ IT! You won't be disappointed.
Here is the blurb...
Nick's life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness, a wife who committed suicide, and two daughters who resent everything he has become. Now, stuck in the Amazon on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the United States has tried to bring down for years. If he succeeds, he'll have the chance to start his life over again. Just when he's on the brink of catching Ferreira, he's framed for a murder that turns his world upside down. His only chance of survival lies in West Virginia, where Lilian Love, a woman from his past, owns the secluded Monarch Inn. He's safe, but not for long.
Anyone want to win a copy of Monarch? Because I'm giving one away!! Woot! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. That's it. I'll announce the winner next Tuesday. ;)
*US residents only* (Sorry international readers. I swear I'll have a giveaway for everyone soon!)