Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Synchrony (Destiny #2) by Cindy Ray Hale REVIEW/Blog Tour

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Synchrony (Destiny #2) by Cindy Ray Hale. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours . The blog tour runs from May 5 till May 25, you can view the complete tour schedule here.

SynchronySynchrony (Destiny #2)
by Cindy Ray Hale

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: April 8, 2014

When her parents discover she’s been sneaking out with Isaac Robinson, the forbidden Baptist boy, Mormon girl Destiny Clark decides it’s time to keep their relationship quiet. As their relationship moves to shakier ground, Destiny discovers that Isaac has a terrible secret, and she is left completely shattered.

The moment Destiny feels all hope is lost, Preston Nelson, her longtime church friend and Isaac's bitter rival, arrives like a beacon of light. It isn't long before two separate disasters strike for Preston and Destiny's best friend, Hannah. As Destiny helps them through their issues, she discovers that sometimes the best way to forget about your own problems is to help a friend in need.

Just as her heart begins to mend and her friendship with Preston begins to heat up, Isaac walks back into her life, threatening to rekindle the feelings she’d hoped to bury forever. Will Destiny and Preston find the synchrony they so desperately need, or will she find a way to forgive Isaac and return to his outstretched arms?
My Review: I received a copy from the tour host in exchange for an honest review.
How is it possible to love a book so much? I have no idea what it is about this book that connects me to it, hooks me, and brings on an obsession. I'm not a teenager anymore, yet this book makes me feel like I'm good friends with the characters and that I'm that young again.

Destiny is a pretty typical teen girl who is trying to figure out her feelings and who her heart really wants. She has that love-hate relationship with her younger sister, Olivia, that brings a familiar feel to the story. Who has the perfect relationship with their younger sister? Especially at this age? Destiny faced so many decisions in her journey to growing up and they're not easy ones to make. I love the way she's so real and natural. I think in some ways, she reminds me of bits and pieces of myself. She's just who she is--she doesn't really want to stand out, yet she does because of her religion. She doesn't want to hurt anyone, yet she does, no matter what road she chooses. She has a fun personality and is a good friend to those around her.

Isaac is a dreamboat! Is that still a word? He's popular, very good-looking, nice, and extremely talented. Who wouldn't melt with a velvety voice singing Les Mis songs? He, too, is trying to figure out what he wants out of life. I liked the way he tried to stay true to who he is and to stand up for what he wants. I wish he would've handled things a little differently with the fight--maybe in a way so that it wouldn't have been an issue. In case you can't tell, I'm Team Isaac!

Preston is a good friend and probably the better match (at least, on paper, in my opinion) for Destiny. He is so strong (not just physically), solid, loyal, and kind. He handles the many things in his life very well--better than most teens would. He's had to grow up faster than most. He treats Destiny like a princess! This totally describes him: "He was loyal down to the marrow in his bones, and I knew, like I should have always known, he would never break my heart if I gave it to him."

I love the way the story comes together. There are fantastic characters (major, supporting, and even some I love to hate). I am seriously in love with this story and can't wait to find out what happens next!

Content: some mild violence; no language that I can remember; talk of religion, but not overbearing; kissing. Clean!

You can find Synchrony on Goodreads.

Destiny (Destiny #1)
by Cindy Ray Hale Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult

Destiny Clark, a young Mormon girl living in Tennessee, is wildly infatuated with Isaac Robinson, the headmaster's son at her Baptist high school. When they're cast together in the school's production of Les Misérables, Destiny is horrified to find that she has to be publicly humiliated by acting out her true feelings of rejection onstage.

As their rehearsals begin, Destiny realizes the unimaginable: Isaac has developed deep feelings for her despite their religious differences and the fact that he has a girlfriend.

But will they be able to find their place amongst the backbiters of their ultra-conservative world?

Weaving around Destiny and Isaac's alternating viewpoints, Destiny is the first book in a series inspired by the characters of Les Misérables and explores heartbreak, self-discovery, intolerance, and love.

You can find Destiny on Goodreads

You can watch the book trailer here:

Are you Team Isaac?
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Or Team Preston?
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Official Author picAbout the Author:
Cindy Ray Hale lives in a little slice of wooded heaven near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and children. She spends way too much time following up-and-coming musicians on YouTube and dreams of joining their ranks one day. She’s a bit of a health food nut and can’t live without her daily green smoothies. She tries to stay sane as she juggles writing with four kids, staying active on social media, and keeping up her book blog at In addition to writing and self-publishing two Young Adult Contemporary novels, she has also written articles for "New Era" magazine and The American Preppers Network.

For more information on The Destiny Trilogy and Cindy’s upcoming books visit or follow @CindyRayHale on Twitter.

You can find and contact Cindy here:
- Website
- Website for destiny
- Blog
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Google+
- Pinterest

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Synchrony. These are the prizes you can win:
- A $25 Amazon Gift Card (INTL), and a Destiny Swag Pack which includes: a signed copy of Destiny, a signed copy of Synchrony, a Destiny bookmark, a Destiny magnet, a Destiny keychain, and a Synchrony keychain.
- An ecopy of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris and a swag pack
- A Camp Boyfriend swag pack by JK Rock
- An ecopy of Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London.

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  1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your amazing review of Synchrony! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

    1. As always, I'm glad to spread the word. :) LOVED IT!