Monday, April 29, 2013

Blog Tour: Project Five Fifteen Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Today, I'm happy to be one of the hosts to kick-off the Project Five Fifteen Blog Tour!

First Light
By: Samantha Summers
Series: Project Five Fifteen #1 
Publication: May 12th 2012 
Genre: YA Romantic Thriller 
First Light on Goodreads here.
A government experiment. Sixteen teenage boys on the run. An innocent young girl caught in the middle. When Ronnie Rose meets the handsome and alluring Kalen Smith, she can tell there's something he's hiding - something dangerous. But in trying to uncover his secret, Ronnie is plunged into a terrifying world she isn't prepared for... and the consequences could be deadly. Can we choose who we fall in love with?

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As You Were
By: Samantha Summers
Series: Project Five Fifteen #2 
Publication: December 14th 2012 
Genre: YA Romantic Thriller
As You Were on Goodreads here.
For every choice, there is a consequence.

Ronnie and Kalen are finally together, living their life in secret under the radar of the people who want Kalen dead. But when a visit from an old friend sends Kalen away on a rescue mission, Ronnie finds herself plunged back into the world of Project Five Fifteen quicker than she ever thought possible.

It’s fast becoming clear The Agency will never give up their hunt for the boys, and a betrayal closer to home starts a chain reaction that will change everything. Now, caught in a deadly web of lies and deceit, Ronnie is forced to question who she can trust; even the person she once trusted most.

As enemies close in, Kalen’s past threatens to destroy the happiness they sacrificed so much for, and it’s only a matter of time before the ultimate choice must be

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My Thoughts:
Thrilling YA series!

The romance was perfect, definitely satisfied the huge romantic in me! I loved the way things developed between Kalen and Ronnie in First Light, and was thrilled to see them together in As You Were. Kalen is definitely book boyfriend material. He's gorgeous and mysterious, all he really wants to do is keep Ronnie safe, even if that means he has to let her go.

Ronnie is a great heroine, she's strong and level headed and my heart went out to her at the beginning of First Light with the loss of her father. As a side note: I absolutely LOVED the way Kalen and Ronnie are first introduced to each other, he swoops in with 20 pounds like a Knight in shining armour, and I loved it! I must admit, I was pretty jealous of Ronnie through much of First Light, and As You Were, simply because she got to be around so many attractive young men, seriously, it's not fair! Haha.

Putting the romance aside, what I really appreciated about the Project Five Fifteen series, is Samantha's writing style. It flows easily through the pages and the pacing of the plot is perfect. I believe each book could, easily, be a single-sit-through read for non-reluctant readers. It was also a nice change of pace to read a YA book set in London, England.

I will definitely be continuing this series and can't wait to read book #3, Becoming!

Happy Reading!!!

About Samantha:
Born in London, an only child with an overactive imagination, Sam spent much of her childhood telling ghost stories to her younger cousins and dreaming about far away places. She graduated university with a BA in marketing, but it wasn't long before her passion for storytelling and travel got the better of her. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia, where you'll probably find her hidden away in the corner of a park somewhere - writing, reading, dreaming or watching movies on her iPad. She loves everything spy and assassin and has a slightly unhealthy obsession with Star Wars, mainly Darth Vader.

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Giveaway time!!! 
2 winners will win a signed copy of both books and a T-Shirt.

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Special thanks to Samantha and Xpresso Book Tours, for allowing me to participate in this blog tour!


  1. Bahaha isn't it always so unfair? :P I love the sounds of Ronnie though she sounds like my kind of heroine for sure! Glad to have you on the tour, doll!

  2. Awesome giveaway! Can't wait to read these! Thanks so much.

    1. I know, right?! Best of luck! ;) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thanks for the introduction and your thoughts on this one! I haven't heard of it before but it sounds interesting! I'm glad to see it has a good amount of romance too. Love those protective characters.

  4. wow..great giveaway !!
    i hope i win this one..
    thx u for making it INT :)

  5. I love it!! Wanna read this series!!
    Thanks for chance to win :)

  6. First Light is already on my TBR list!
    It would be awesome to win As You Were also so I could start the sequel right after I finish the first book :))

    Thanks for the fab giveaway, Samantha!