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Hold Tight (The Embrace Series #2)

4.20  ·  Rating Details  ·  61 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
What’s one little spell?

When you’re new to magic, one spell can be the difference between getting what you want...and ruining the lives of everyone you love.

Sixteen-year-old Madison has just embraced her magical powers. The trick now is learning how to control them. She and her boyfriend -and fellow witch- can’t even enjoy a simple kiss without getting shocked when their p
Paperback, First, 259 pages
Published August 20th 2013 by Omnific Publishing (first published August 18th 2013)
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Mandy (I read Indie) Anderson
Oh my goodness, this is going to sound so bad coming from me, but I may have liked the evil guy better in this one. Well, both evil guys. I looked back at my review from way back in Jan 2012 of EMBRACE and saw how I gushed and swooned over Isaac. But when I started reading this one I realized he just wasn't doing it for me in this one. It was Reed and Caden that I found I was leaning towards. I don't remember what all Isaac did in the first book to make me fall for him, but whatever it was, he w ...more
Aug 30, 2013 Toni rated it it was amazing
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Hold Tight picks up a month after Embrace ends. Things are finally back to normal in Madison’s life. Well, as normal as can be expected after learning she’s a natural witch. With their coven four strong, Isaac, Josh, Kaylee and Madison spend their days practicing their craft. Madison’s biggest problem is that she can’t kiss Isaac without sparks flying — literally. She must learn to reign in her powers to keep them from colliding with Isaac’s or she’s neve
Aug 06, 2013 Traci rated it it was amazing
Great sequel to Embrace. Full of YA sweetness, sexyness, and supernatural fun. Well, as fun as vindictive faeries, clashing witch powers, and ambiguously evil demons can be :)
Aug 20, 2013 Samantha rated it really liked it
Having not read Embrace, I was slightly hesitant to read Hold Tight first (as I always am when I read book 2 before book 1). However, the author did a wonderful job of keeping you up to date on the previous goings on without being obvious. I really appreciated that.
I loved the portrayal of witches in this book. Madison was a fun and engaging character and I enjoyed reading some of her story. I thought the romance between her and her boyfriend was very nice and well done. It wasn't over the top,
Sep 03, 2013 Veronica rated it it was amazing
CAUTION! This review contains some spoilers.

Witches and Faeries and Demons, oh my!

HOLD TIGHT, a fast-paced, YA paranormal romance, runs the gamut from steamy romance to chilling suspense. Cherie Colyer’s sequel to EMBRACE makes one point clear: paranormal male leads have got it going on!
As a new witch, Madison needs to learn how to control her powers.

Every time she kisses Isaac the magic within her strikes out. Bam! And folks, electro-shocked lips are NOT attractive.
Unfortunately, with schoolwo
Barb (Boxermommyreads)
Mar 23, 2015 Barb (Boxermommyreads) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
The author provided me this book in exchange for an honest review. I recently read Embrace and enjoyed it enough to follow up with this one. Most of the time I find second books in a series a tad disappointing but that is not the case with Hold Tight. In fact, I found this one to be better than the first.

The old gang is back but this time with several new characters. A lot of the books is spent figuring out just who some of these individuals are, and I found the journey quite enjoyable. I reall
Shelly Hammond
May 04, 2014 Shelly Hammond rated it it was amazing
This was a brilliant second book in the Embrace Series! The first book was terrific and this one kept the series going strong and certainly didn't disappoint. Make sure you read the first one (Embrace) before reading this one so you have the attachment to the characters and then jump into this one right away.

This book did a wonderful job of keeping the characters alive from the first book. They are all carried over into this one and the author didn't skip a beat bringing them back as they were.
Katie O'Sullivan
Mar 18, 2014 Katie O'Sullivan rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I sooo loved the first book in this series... and while I was excited to read the second book, I worried it might not live up to the first. You know how that goes. Sophomore slump and all. But luckily, I had nothing to fear.

HOLD TIGHT does not disappoint. Cherie Colyer does a wonderful job in Book 2 of this series, introducing new characters and keeping both the action and tension running full steam ahead. I love this author's writing style, and her exclusive use of Madison's first person POV. B
Stephanie Ward
Aug 25, 2013 Stephanie Ward rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

'Hold Tight' is the second installment in an exciting young adult paranormal series that continues to follow leading lady Madison as she continues to learn about her magical powers and how to use them properly. With the help of her boyfriend, Isaac, and her other magical friends, things are starting to get easier for Madison and her magic. Lured by the prospect of summoning faeries to do her bidding, Madison unknowingly opens the doorway for two interesting yet dangerous beings into her
Laurie Treacy
Aug 31, 2013 Laurie Treacy rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
I liked Embrace, the first book in Cherie Colyer's engaging YA series, so much I read it twice. When I saw the tour for the second book in this series, signing on was a no-brainer. What I enjoyed so much about Embrace--truly likable characters, a fascinating take on the supernatural (in this case, witches), a driving plot, and a sweet, realistic romance--can be found in Hold Tight as well. The author informs us on what happened already so readers who aren't familiar with book one don't have to w ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
I loved reading Embraceand was thrilled when the opportunity came to read the second. It has been awhile since I read the first book and honestly I couldn't remember many details. I was a little worried about how I would get up to speed in the second story. I worried for nothing, Cherie Coyler did a great job at bringing the me where I needed to be to get into and follow the story line.

Madison is intrigued by the fay. She wants a fairy to perform household chores for her in exchange for cream. A
Aug 26, 2013 Ellen rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours, e-arc
Hold Tight is the second book in the Embrace Series by Cherie Colyer. Things are finally settling down after the events that occurred in book Embrace (Book #1), or at least as much as things can settle down when you are a witch. Isaac is helping Madison develop her powers, and they are working really hard on trying to help Madison be able to reel in her power so they can kiss without shocking the daylights out of one another. After reading one of Isaac's book, Madison decides she is going to cas ...more
Hold Tight by Cherie Colyer
(Book #2: The Embrace Series)
Source: Author/Omnific Publishing
Rating: 4/5 stars

Round two of Cherie Colyer’s Embrace series opens with a very stressed out Madison trying to figure out how she is ever going to balance everything in her life. The house is a mess, her dad is working later and later all the time, her school work is seriously lacking and, her younger brother is always in need of supervision. Add to all of this the fact that Madison and Isaac can’t kiss for m
Gina -   Behind the Pages
Dec 08, 2013 Gina - Behind the Pages rated it really liked it
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Absolutely brilliant! Completely engaging and thrilling until the very last page. Perfect follow up to Embrace that makes you fall in love with this witchy world

There is not much about this book that isn't entertaining. From start to finish you re-acquaint yourself with Madison and everything witchy. Starting from where Embrace left off, it's been a while since I have read the first in the series. Needless to say, I wasn't confused one bit as we get ca
Tammy Sparks
Aug 29, 2013 Tammy Sparks rated it really liked it
In a word: A story full of intriguing supernatural creatures, with a delicious blend of conjuring, romance and secrets, snappy dialog and characters that will make you smile.

**Mild spoilers if you haven’t read the first book!

I was so looking forward to reading Cherie’s follow-up to Embrace, and I wasn’t disappointed. Hold Tight continues the story of Madison and her friends right after she has discovered she has powers, and when the story opens she’s still learning how to use and control them. I
Lee (Rally the Readers)
Also posted on Rally the Readers.

* A copy was provided for review for a blog tour.

I really enjoyed reading Cherie Colyer’s Embrace last year, and I was thrilled when I heard that there was going to be a sequel. Embrace was such a fresh take on witches and magic, and I loved how the book slowly revealed what sort of paranormal activity was going on. The mystery element was so much fun, and I looked forward to seeing what kinds of surprises awaited me in Hold Tight.

Madison, Isaac, Kaylee, and Jo
Nicki Elson
Apr 16, 2014 Nicki Elson rated it really liked it
Hold Tight is the second book in the Embrace series and goes a definite shade darker than the first book -- in a very good way. Now that Madison is learning more about her powers, it's only natural that darker forces will find their way to her, and oh boy, do they.

Being a magical newb, Madison makes some beginner's mistakes, way am I going to tell you -- that would spoil half the fun. Colyer does an excellent job of twisting and turning this plot to keep you guessing who's good and w
Joana Arteaga
May 03, 2014 Joana Arteaga rated it it was amazing
Hold Tight continues right where Embrace left off. Madison is still learning to use her powers and has a lot to learn! I don't really know what to say because you really need to read this book to find out what happens. All I can say is that I loved this book just as much as the first one. This is another 5 star book for me!
Kym Brunner
Oct 17, 2013 Kym Brunner rated it it was amazing
Great series - love the characters and the fun, compelling plots. :)
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A little about myself: I write young adult and middle grade novels. I love finding new stories that keep me up late reading. While my favorite genre is fantasy, if the book is beautifully written with characters that come alive I’m all over it.

My young adult paranormal thriller/romances include CHALLENGING DESTINY and the Embrace Series: EMBRACE (bk1), HOLD TIGHT (bk2), and
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“Three stupid pieces of chocolate can't mean a lifetime away from the people I love." Tears streamed down my face, and my body trembled. "I don't want to forget what I have here."

"I won't let that happen to you."

"I want it. The candy," I whispered, ashamed to admit it out loud and scared to death because the ache in my stomach was a hunger I'd never felt before. "Even though I know what it is, I can't stop thinking about it.”
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