Monday, April 10, 2017

[Blog Tour * Reviews] REIGN OF CROWNS by Dani Hart @SBelleBookBlog @authordanihart ‏

Title: Reign of Crowns
Series: Dupree Heights #1
Author: Dani Hart

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Release Date: April 6, 2017

One hundred years ago cyber technology evolved rapidly. Human interaction diminished as the need to leave home became obsolete. Doors closed and cities shut down, causing a tsunami of destruction. Humans were replaced with computers, the homeless rate increased exponentially, and families starved in the abandoned streets. The weak and poor died, the middle working class fell to the lower class, and the wealthy rose above everyone. The world was imploding from the inside out with no reprieve in sight.

My story begins on the fiftieth anniversary of a city raised from the ashes of a revolution and a name forged in the decay of innocent lives. With my heart pulled in two different directions, I am forced to make a choice to either walk in my mother’s footsteps to a scripted future and a perfect life, leaving my first love behind, or complete my father’s unfinished journey of redeeming the Dupree name.

5 of 5 stars

Absolutely Captivating! 
This story was Fantastic. The characters grab and keep your attention, and the world that they live in... Wow. Just wow... I am a sucker for Dystopians and this book delivers! I cannot wait, until the next book... I have already suggested this story to others... I Heart it so hard!
Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood

5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. This kind of of story was unlike anything I've read so far and I loved it. It gives you the feel of the past but also the aspects of the future. This dystopian story was done beautifully and I loved every word. The characters really grabbed my attention and I can't wait for the next book. This story has so much depth to it. It really makes you think and wonder about what the future holds. The author knows how to spin a tale and I'm so happy I found a new author I love.
Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood

Anne Milne
5 of 5 stars

This was a book that really surprised me, I wasn't sure what to expect as I don't usually read dystopian books but I now have a new genre to add to my list. 
I really enjoyed the story , it has a real depth to it without it being complicated which made it easy to follow. There is almost a feeling of straddling two times, the past where Josephine has been selected to a be presented at the debutante ball and the future where the Dupree's had founded Dupree Heights where the rich and privileged live. 
I really enjoyed the story it has the perfect mix of characters you will love and some you will hate and distrust with a passion. I can't wait till book 2 comes out. 
reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood


When Sterling shifted his body to mine, I didn’t flinch or scoot away from him. And when his hand reached for my face, I didn’t refuse it. I needed to know what there was between us. I wanted to know, and when his hand cupped my cheek, I leaned into it, soaking in his soft hands and noting the difference between Gray’s calloused overworked fingertips. And when Sterling’s eyes fixed on mine, pleading for permission, I didn’t say a word. As he inched closer, I closed my eyes and let his lips brush lightly over mine, catching my breath, but I didn’t dare move. An enchantment had fallen over us. I could see it beneath the darkness of my lids, and when his lips brushed lightly over mine again, I could feel it take hold of me. My lips parted slightly as I struggled to breathe through it, giving him the permission he was waiting patiently for to push his lips against mine. Slowly, he kissed my lips, taking care for my guilty heart and my broken promises. My first chance at love had turned into a battle, and if I didn’t choose a side soon, the ground would be soaked with blood and the sky filled with tears.

He kept his hand on my face when he pulled away, watching me as if I would either break or run away. He shook his head, and his deepened dimple appeared when a smile crept onto his face.

“What?” I asked in response.

“You. I can’t figure out if this is real. If you are real. I’m afraid if I blink that you might disappear like an angel taken by the wind. You have freed my heart.”

My words were lost, taken by the same breeze that stole his angel. His hand slid off my cheek. “I’m not a fool to think there haven’t been others that have filled your heart with joy, but I’m asking that you consider me to be one of them.”

His hair had fallen over his lashes, and when he peered up from his lap, my heart cracked open enough to let him sneak in. “I will consider it,” I said softly, holding back tears. What had I just done?

The drive home with Gray by my side was the worst kind of torture to befallen a guilty soul. And worse, he knew something had changed. His shoulders slouched in a way I had never seen before, and the light in his eyes had dulled. The power I had over him had given me a glance into a window I never wanted to enter, and I now understood how that kind of drunken power over people could destroy not only a single person but a whole city.

I wanted to reach out and touch him. I wanted to tell him how sorry I was, but I couldn’t with the driver watching me suspiciously through the rearview mirror. It was as though everyone knew of my treachery, and judgment had been placed.

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