Review + Book Tour: SCINTILLATE

– Scintillate – Scintillate
by Karen Tjebben
Scintillate Series, Book #1
Young Adult – Supernatural Romance/Thriller
Date Published: September 4, 2013

Kate Archer is instantly drawn to Nick. He’s handsome, smart, and interested in her – perhaps a little too interested according to Kate’s brother. And it’s a good thing Nick is interested, or Kate would have died the night of the football game. Sure, Nick rescued Kate, but he can’t stop the inevitable. Kate is changing; she just doesn’t know it. She can’t explain the visions and sensations affecting her body, but she can enjoy the pleasure of Nick’s kiss – that is, until she learns the real reason he is with her. Betrayed by her genetics, Kate begins a metamorphosis that forces her to confront an unseen reality and claim her true destiny.


★★★★☆ : Great! I liked this book!

Kate had a crush on her brother’s friend but when she finally met newcomer, Nick, suddenly her eyes could only see him and no one else. She was instantly captivated, and so was Nick. He happened to always appear by her side whenever she was in danger or needed protection. And then a very drastic change happened to her, something that would have made her a whole lot better, stronger, more kick-ass than ever. But because she was new to all this, she was kind of wary and leery about it. Nick, on the other hand, also had a secret of his own. Something tells me there is more to him than what he was letting on.

I enjoyed reading Scintillate. It has a YA touch that makes the reader feel giddy and entranced. I liked that it is quick-paced and the characters are very interesting.  I liked that it has kept me guessing and craving for more. I liked that the author has a wild and vivid imagination, making it easy for me to imagine what goes around Nick and Kate. Seriously, what’s not to like about this book?


karenKaren Tjebben

Story time always captivated Karen. As a child, she fell in love with books that transported her to different worlds and introduced her to new creatures. As a teacher, she encouraged her students to explore different times and new worlds through literature. Now, when Karen isn’t living in reality with her husband and daughters, she can be found creating an alternate reality filled with creatures and worlds that she hopes will delight and raise goose bumps on her readers.


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One thought on “Review + Book Tour: SCINTILLATE

  1. I’m so happy that you enjoyed SCINTILLATE. I’ve been asked about my inspiration for the cover. I chose a butterfly for two reasons. First, Nick gives Kate a magical butterfly necklace that protects her. The second reason is because butterflies go through metamorphosis, and Kate is also changing, although she doesn’t know it. The eyes have a dual meaning. Kate is being watched/guarded, but the color of the eyes can be pondered in the sequel, SYMBIOSIS (already available). The dagger for the body of the butterfly is because Kate is surrounded by violence. The sequel, SYMBIOSIS, is already available. It’s full of action and thrills, but I also delve into the history of Nick and Alex. Kate also learns more about how she is tied to the Asteri.

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