Monday, July 15, 2013

Book Tour & REVIEW : Identified ( The Maya Price Story)

Identified ( The Maya Price Story )

by Faith A. Rice-Mills

Published Dec 3, 2012

Paperback : 406 Pages

Links: Goodreads / Amazon

Source: Given paperback for honest review

Maya Price is a typical eighteen-year-old girl without many worries. Her biggest problems include getting ready to leave her hometown for college, figuring out how to avoid her ever-so-strange stepmother and trying to muddle though her feelings for her best friend, Pete. Yet, one of her last nights in her hometown, she and Pete are in a car accident. A stranger pulls Maya from the accident, leaving Pete behind, and takes her out of this world and into another dimension. Maya soon discovers that she has been taken to a dimension called Leets by a group of people that call themselves shifters. Shifters are of mixed human and onyx blood and have various abilities. These shifters are able to travel between dimensions, control the four elements (fire, earth, wind, water) and the five senses (sight, sound, smell, touch and taste). Their leader, Victoria, informs Maya that she, too, is a shifter and that she must choose to join them or risk being sought out by their greatest enemy, a shifter named Leonas. Maya joins Victoria and her ragtag group of rebel shifters at a training camp called Level One. he is teamed up with a group of seven other shifters, including a streetsmart girl named Luz, who is especially adept at controlling fire, her twin sister Espy, and a nervous boy named Lamar, who can manipulate sound better than any other shifter. Together, Maya’s team trains for the battles that will soon be inevitable. However, Maya soon learns that her purpose is not to just move the earth or send water flying into the air. There are rumors of a hidden prophecy and that the prophecy mentions Maya by name. Supposedly, the prophecy says that Maya will one day have to choose a side and will be essential in bringing her chosen ally to power..

               My Thoughts               

I am a TV Junkie , so for me to give a book a 5 star rating it has to be good enough that I choose reading that book over turning on the TV. Let me tell you that for the last couple of days I have not turned on the TV once because I could not put Identified down!

Identified is a story about Maya Price, a girl with no past. She was adopted by the Price family when she was younger but has no recollection of where she came from. She has grown to love her family and especially her adoptive siblings. Just when life was looking good: her best (guy) friend was taking interest in her, a track scholarship to a great school, her world or what she knew of it gets flipped up side down. Maya struggles to put all her feelings aside to do what is nessesary to keep her family and loved ones safe. That means leaving the only world she knew behind to be apart of a world she didn't know existed.

I found Identified to be a refreshing new story that hooked me from page one. I was so interested in Maya's past and where she came from, and where her current relationships were going... throw a different dimension in the mix and BAM, you get an addicting read! This really was a great book that I could not put down! I can't wait for book 2 in the series Burdened !

More Goodies 

Plot: like I said A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and addicting! Kept me wanting more.

Characters: Great characters, they were very well developed, and the way it was written left me wanting to know more about each one of them!

Cover: I am a huge fan of simple bold covers. Identified hit the spot! If you read the story you would know it is completely appropriate for Maya.

                  Author Bio                 

Faith A. Rice-Mills is the author of Identified: The Maya Price Story and a handful of short stories.  She moonlights as a Spanish teacher,  but has wanted to be a writer since she wrote the poem “The Jackowhipp’s Wail” as an eight-year-old.  Her writer’s spirit resides somewhere between Narnia and Mount Doom, but her physical body lives in Texas with her family.  Besides writing, she loves reading (and will take recommendations!), yoga, coloring with her daughter, and watching Parks and Recreation with her husband.  She dislikes snakes, the word “literally,” and teaching double object pronouns in Spanish.  She is currently working on Burdened, the second book in The Maya Price Story series and is writing whatever short story she has to get out of her brain.

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Enter the giveaway below for a signed copy of Identified ( The Maya Price Story ) ! I am also giving away an E-Book copy. I will pick a winner randomly from the comments below, so be sure to leave a comment, let me know what you think of Identified !

Winners will be chosen from the comments July 30th !
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  1. Great review, doll! It sounds like a breath of fresh air and addicting is always good! :D

  2. Thanks Giselle it really was great.. and thank you for having me on the tour and having such awesome books on your tour! - Katie

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  4. Sorry for deleting the previous comment! This is coming from an old blog, but, oh well. Anyway, thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Faith A. Rice-Mills