Blog Tour : Uniquely Unwelcome by Brandy Nacole
Welcome to the Whatever You Can Still Betray tour stop!
Being unique isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.After searching all over the world for someone as unique as she is, Racquel finds herself back in her home town where she’s treated like a monster ready to kill. Racquel is one of the most unique beings ever created. Four of the most powerful beings in the Shadow World are intertwined within her, making up her unique DNA. But no matter how unique her bloodline is, she’s considered an outcast by the entire Shadow World.Once arriving home, Racquel finds that greater evils exist and that the person she cares for most in this world, her half-sister Addie, has been kidnapped along with other Shadow World beings. Racquel finds herself facing horrible odds with those who would rather see her dead than alive.As her journey continues, Racquel learns more about herself, what she is capable of, and that not every being looks at her as an abomination. Coy, a human captive that Racquel saves from the Vampires, starts showing kindness toward her. Racquel tries putting distance between her and the human boy but as they spend more time together it becomes harder and harder for Racquel to fight the affection she wants and needs.But will Coy’s friendship and her new found discoveries be enough to help Racquel unravel the strangest mystery that has ever plagued the Shadow World?
There have been many attempts to get together all the paranormal creatures in one story and to weave all of these distinct elements into one cohesive plot and in some way Uniquely Unwelcome did just that. I entered a world were all the monsters are in one place told through the exciting but harrowing adventures of one who's burdened by it all.
I initially liked Racquel at the beginning of the story. Okay, I thought, her heritage is what's keeping her down but I hope this would also make her strong later in the story. But as the story progressed she became woe-is-me... Get over it already. Rise above it. But I guess a lifetime of being shunned and hated would not make her grow up miraculously. But she is getting there. The one thing I really liked about her is that she's somehow kind. Gruff but kind.
The story has potential. It has a good storyline, exploring and finding out about the hidden world along with Racquel who although she's descended from four of those world, she doesn't really know anything. It ended in a cliffhanger and I actually want to know what's in store next.
Brandy Nacole resides in Arkansas where her imagination runs wild. Her obsession is reading but her passion is writing. She put her dream of becoming a writer on the back burner and went to college to become a psychologist. Three years after endless classes in a field she only felt half satisfied with, Brandy picked up her pen once again and wrote the outline to Uniquely Unwelcome. She finished out her degree in psychology but traded her dream of writing for the degree and put psychology on the back burner. Whenever she’s not reading or writing, Brandy is spending time with her family and friends, throwing around crazy ideas, and laughing through the crazy moments.