Saturday, July 6, 2013
Blog Tour: Cruxim by Karin Cox
This gothic paranormal novel explores the beast within amid a setting of mythology and forbidden love. Cruxim's dark world and conflicted characters are the antithesis of the sparkly vampire genre
About Karin Cox:
Karin Cox is an Australian editor and Whitley-Award-winning author. Since her first book was published in 2004, she has had more than 30 titles published across a range of genres, from children’s fiction and non-fiction, to creative non-fiction, social history, natural history guides, and coffee-table books. She is the author of Cruxim (a gothic paranormal romance novel), Cage Life (a book of short stories), Hey, Little Sister and Pancakes on Sunday (illustrated picture books), and Growth (an anthology of poetry). Karin lives on Brisbane’s bayside with her partner, her daughter, her two dogs, and a cat with the improbable name of “Ping Pong.” You can follow her on Twitter (@Authorandeditor), or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KarinCox.Author or http://www.karincox.com. Sign up for her mailing list to be alerted to new releases http://eepurl.com/vk_bP
Here is the thing, I'm kind of a novice when it comes to Paranormal fiction. I dipped my toes in a very short while back and have wanted more ever since! So needless to say, I was quite intrigued by the synopsis of Cruxim. A fallen angel, a sphinx, and a vampire? WOAH! What a combo! So yeah I am on board already!
I've never ever heard of book with a Sphinx. Sabine is a great character. She is definitely one of the most unique characters that I have read in a long time. I thought the addition of a figure like her, was a fresh new idea that Karin is ballsy enough to think up! Sabine comes across as someone you definitely would not want to mess with.
Amedeo, oh you poor delicious Cruxim. You need all the TLC that you can get. He's definitely got that strong yet vulnerable thing down. His character is quite possibly the most sympathetic one I've read in a long time.
(Gah! Karin Cox why can't these characters just be happy?! The angst and emotional turmoil is making me all girly over here!)
This review will turn into a looong drawn out one if I hit on all the things that I liked about Cruxim, so I'll cut it short now. This was a great book, and an even better start to a series that I know will please any fan of this genre. It's got love triangles (I hear they are kind of popular,) great writing, and memorable characters that will make you feel all the feelings!
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