Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hurricane by Jenna-Lynne Duncan - Review and Giveaway

Welcome to Reading It All's stop on the Hurricane Virtual Book Tour presented by Bewitching Book Tours!

Title: Hurricane
Author: Jenna-Lynne Duncan
Publisher: Divertir Publishing LLC
Publish Date: August 9, 2011

Synopsis: Adriana couldn't decide what was worse—that Hurricane Katrina was heading for New Orleans, or that she might not survive her kidnapping to see its potential effects. She had trusted Hayden, even fallen for him, and now he and his brother Luke were taking her deeper and deeper into the Bayou. Why had two of her classmates, the mysterious Boudreaux brothers, kidnapped her? Why had Adriana's dreams started predicting the future? Most importantly, would she make it out of the Bayou alive...

My Thoughts: Jenna-Lynne Duncan has done a a perfect job with her debut novel. I was drawn in and didn't want to stop reading. The characters were interesting, the plot was fast paced and exciting, and the timeline of Hurricane Katrina brought something extra to the book.

Adriana was a really great character. I loved her story. With no mother and a father who is never around, I think she is a very accomplished young woman. I think that Duncan hits on some typical teenage feelings with Adriana. She just wants to be normal and have friends. Adriana's dreams were really interesting. I can't wait to see, further on in the series, where her dreams lead her. 

The Boudreaux brothers are just amazing. Hayden is a bit of an enigma with his on again off again feelings towards Adriana. He is sweet and caring, and he always seems to just be there when Adriana needs him. Their relationship is a little fast but as the book goes on I really loved it. Sadly we didn't get to see as much of Luke in this book. Brooding and always portrayed as upset, he is still my favorite. I think as his character is (hopefully) more explored he will continue to grow on me. 

As the brothers and Adriana are running in the hurricane a whole new world is opened up to Adriana. A world full of fantasy and the paranormal, and a world that is after her. I loved this book so much. I cannot wait for the next book. I think that Duncan has written a best seller! I would recommend this book to anyone, young adult or older. 


About the Author:
Jenna-Lynne Duncan graduated from the University of St. Thomas with degrees in Political Science, International Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies. Hurricane is her debut novel and she is planning a series. 
 She welcomes those to contact her through her website (

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  1. Woo, hope I win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read this book.

  3. Ooh, looks very interesting. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  4. This sounds like a great book! Your review was helpful and really makes me want to read it. Thanks- I hadn't heard of it before your post!

  5. Good luck everyone with the giveaway!

    Tore- Thanks for your interest in Hurricane! Happy reading! :)

    Amy S.- Thank you! I hope you get a chance to read it!

  6. Having got through a Hurricane I would like to read this