Thursday, 24 October 2013

Blog Tour: Panic by J. A. Huss (Review + Playlist)

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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18242606Title: Panic
Author: J. A. Huss
Publisher: Science Future Press
Released: October 15th 2013
Pages: 232 (eBook)
Buy: Amazon UK / Amazon US / B&N / Kobo
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Rook is chasing her dream—film school and a chance at a life beyond the one she left behind 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?

Since I've followed this trilogy from the beginning, how could I not take part in the final blog tour? The Rook and Ronin series are some of the best indie books I have ever read. Full of suspense, drama, and scenes hot enough to make you sweat, it is definitely something you don't want to miss.

Finally, Rook is starting to settle down. With both the TRAGIC and STURGIS contracts under her belt, she's ready to move out with Ford and Spencer and attend film school. The catch? Ronin won't be coming with her.With both of them trying to chase their dreams whilst still keeping the other in their lives, lies and secrets begin to come to light. With the FBI peaking their nose in and some missing information, the pair - along with their lives - are in severe danger.

The two prequels to Panic have revolved around modelling contracts, so it was interesting to see the other aspects of Rook and Ronin's lives. Interesting, but not as good, I think. My guilty pleasure is modelling - modelling books, modelling shows - and I think that's what first attracted me to this series. So now that that is gone? It was like reading something from an entirely different series. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing, but I did miss it.

Despite this, the plot was still pretty great. Actually, scratch that - the action sequences were immense! Sure, it did escalate a bit quickly for me to properly process what was going on, but I kind of liked the intensity of it all. As the reader, you felt as if you were experiencing the thrill and terror alongside Rook; it completely enveloped you.

Throughout the trilogy, Rook has slowly come out of her shell. At first I found her quite unbelievable, and some of the things she said came out as arrogant and ridiculous. Now she's a lot more down-to-earth and relateable; she's grown as a character along with Huss's writing.

The same can be said for Ronin. Actually, it can be said for the majority of the characters. A lot of them I first found to be quite sketchy, particularly Ronin, Ford and Spencer. Although I'm still a bit confused over Ford and his story, they've all grown from 2-D characters to 3-D characters.

Overall, I really liked Panic. As much as the first two? I'm not sure. It was different, but as with all of Huss's books, it was still good. The Rook and Ronin trilogy is one of the best indie series I've come across. Now all I've got to do is wait for Ford's story to come out.
Rating: 3/5



  1. Nice review ~ I loved this book!

  2. Glad you liked it I've been seeing a lot of great things about this series in general I'm super curious! I also like that playlist! Great review, Nina! :)