Monday, October 6, 2014

Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop in the EXQUISITE CAPTIVE by Heather Demetrios Blog Tour hosted by Me Myself And I. Today on my stop we have my review of  EXQUISITE CAPTIVE + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!

 Exquisite Captive

Exquisite Captive
Heather Demetrios
(Dark Caravan Cycle #1)
 Published: October 7th, 2014
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy
Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself.

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?

Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.

EXQUISITE CAPTIVE was a sweeping, captivating, beautifully enchanting story, that swept me into it's magical world that had me turning the pages faster then I could read them!


Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.

Determined to free herself. 

Nalia is the last of her tribe. The only surviving Ghan Aisouri that is left. She escaped the same horrific fate that killed the others like her, but not with consequence. She's alone, captured, and sold into slavery until her cruel master is done torturing her.   

Being the last of the Ghan Aisouri makes her rare and precious. But she wants noting more then to have her arrogant master, Malek, make his third and final wish and be done with him once and for all. But he doesn't, he tortures her by holding out on his wish and shoving her back into her bottle anytime he pleases. 

Nalia is determined to escape her malicious owner, and make it back to the land of Arjinna to free her imprisoned brother before it's to late. But the price that Nalia has to pay is high, and if she has any chance of releasing the shackles that bind her, she will have to swallow her pride and work with her sworn enemy. But as Nalia gets swept in deeper with Raif, the leader of the Arjinnian revolution, she realizes that he may just be more friend then foe. 

Nalia will have to do the unthinkable and put aside her prejudices and differences if she has any hope in breaking the bonds that bind her, getting off earth and away from her deranged owner, and making it back to her home land of Arjinna to free her brother before it's to late. 

Her journey is just getting started, and Nalia is prepared to do whatever possible to save herself and the ones she loves, even if she has to sell her soul to the devil...

I loved the rich, captivating world that Heather Demetrios has created in EXQUISITE CAPTIVE. The world building was complex, and highly entertaining, with twist and turns around every corner that was more then I could of hoped for. 

Overall,  EXQUISITE CAPTIVE was a different kinda read that I highly enjoyed. I can't wait to see what's in store next for these characters, and what Heather Demetrios will come up with in this next installment in the Dark Caravan Cycle.

4 Stars

23 Winners will get a signed finished copy of Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Heather Demetrios When she's not traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, Heather Demetrios lives with her husband in New York City. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls the East Coast home. Heather is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real, which Publisher's Weekly calls “[An] addictive yet thoughtful debut” about reality TV stardom. She is the author of the upcoming EXQUISITE CAPTIVE, a smoldering fantasy about jinn in Los Angeles and what Kirkus called in its starred review "an intoxicating, richly realized realm of magic, politics, spirituality and history" (#1 in the DARK CARAVAN CYCLE). She is also the author of the upcoming I’ll Meet You There (Winter 2015). I’ll Meet You There is a love story about a young combat veteran and a girl trapped in their small town, both struggling to escape the war at home. Heather is the founder of Live Your What, an organization dedicated to fostering passion in people of all ages and creating writing opportunities for youth of limited economic means. She is proud to have an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. You can always find her on Twitter (@HDemetrios), ogling the military dogs she wants to adopt (but can’t because her NYC apartment is way too small). Find out more about Heather and her other books at and

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Ex Libris REVIEW

October 3rd:

Imagine a World REVIEW

October 4th:

Two Chicks On Books GUEST POST
Books a la Mode REVIEW

October 5th:

Me, My Shelf and I SPOTLIGHT

October 6th:

Novel Novice REVIEW
Addicted Readers REVIEW

October 7th:


October 8th:

I Heart YA Fiction REVIEW

October 9th:

Once Upon A Twilight REVIEW
Crossroad Reviews REVIEW

October 10th:

Curling Up With A Good Book REVIEW

October 11th:

Book Lovers Life REVIEW

October 12th:

A Dream Within A Dream REVIEW + TENS LIST

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  1. Another one I hadn't heard about that sounds good! I love the three lines in your review that sum up the story: "Forced to obey her master./Compelled to help her enemy./Determined to free herself." This is the kind of female protagonist I like. Not all characters can rely on a Prince Charming swoop in to save them and get them that HEA, and Nalia knows that she has to help herself get free. Love :)

  2. Alright Alicia. Time to confess... I read about half of this one a couple of months ago, but I never finished it. It was a very strange experience for me. I really loved the characters, the story was great, the plot was enjoyable, the setting was perfect... I actually genuinely loved everything about it... except the pacing. I feel like it was such a slow moving story, which sometimes I can handle and even enjoy. I think that perhaps I just wasn't in the mood for slow. But, after reading your review, I am seriously considering giving it another chance, sooner rather than later.....


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