The sensational teen paranormal romance featured PEOPLE Magazine!
Hailey Hartley has just enrolled in the world's premier supernatural university. It's a school she's never heard of, located in a town called The Middle of Nowhere, and run by a creature that's not supposed to exist. But at least she got a scholarship...
Hailey's dreams have always been, well...vivid. As in monsters from her nightmares follow her into her waking life vivid. When her big sister goes missing, eighteen-year-old Hailey finds only one place offers her answers--a paranormal university in Alaska. There, she studies the science of the supernatural and must learn to live with a roommate from Hell, survive her otherworldly classes, and hope the only creature who can save her from the evil immortal who took her sister doesn't decide to kill her himself.
"EERIE, full of voice and romance, is a thrilling and beautifully crafted story that had me up late, racing through the pages to get to the end. " - Author Brenda Drake
I'm an Irish dancer and retired Air Force officer living in the Great White North. Though I hold a B.S. in chemical engineering and German, I'm far happier writing stories involving Alaska and monsters (with an awkward kiss in the mix.) While working 911 dispatch for Alaska State Troopers, I learned to speak in 10-codes, which I still do...but only to annoy my family. In the writerly world, I'm the PR Manager at Inklings Literary Agency. My debut novel, EERIE, is a teen paranoramal with romance and released 15 Dec 2015 through Omnific Publishing/Simon and Schuster. It was featured in an April 2016 issue of PEOPLE. My work is represented by Michelle Johnson.
***I received a physical copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review***
My initial reaction of holy c*** was all you could get out of me for hours after staying up late to finish this amazing book and even now, it sums up my mental state pretty well! Dark and suspenseful, hilarious and quirky are not pairings you’d expect to mix well together, yet McCoy has done so effortlessly in this gripping novel that had me on the edge of my seat one minute and then giggling the next.
Bookworms that swelled from too much tea and howled when they didn’t have a novel in their hands (something uncannily relatable…) and clothes that moved of their own free will are just some of the things thrown in to make your day brighter. Then there are the soul wrenching moments (oh the unintentional pain from my pun!) that made me care so much about the protagonist Hailey – you can’t not like her, as Giselle her reluctant non-human friend comes to experience. The relationships she had with her family were genuine and then the ones she developed with Asher and Finn were brilliant.
The romances in this book are... dysfunctional to put it lightly! We have Asher who both loves and wants to kill Hailey, some of the time, which makes him act both creepy obsessive and romantic. (He is not a good guy, with fair reason considering his origins, but he proved himself when push came to shove (I’m just killing myself with these word choices *goes to grieve in corner*)
Then we also have Finn who is a womanizing douche controlled, some of the time, by more powerful douches intent on killing Hailey, which makes him act like an adorable idiot. Out of the two I honestly can’t say who I want her to end up with – though she is quite fine on her own. After that ending everything is up in the air burned to ashes anyway, along with my sanity.
For me the most obvious sign of a good book is one I want to re-read so it seems only fair to label Eerie an awesome book when I want to read it all over again immediately!
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This was quite a difficult book to review. The 16 year old in me absolutely loved it! However the 33 year old found it not quite as enjoyable.
Hailey and her sister Holly are living out their lives when suddenly Holly goes missing. Presumed dead. Hailey then goes to university on her own, something they had planned to do together. There, she comes in contact with Asher, who she had met before in her dreams, and discovers her old friend Fin is also at the university. Asher is a ‘creature’ that has fallen in love with her through their contact in the dreams. He is also supposed to kill her. The university itself is akin to Hogwarts with its teachings of magic and the supernatural. Except is WAY weirder, and deals with a few more adult themes.
I only had one small problem with the novel, the love triangle with Hailey and the two main male characters. Now, I understand one of the main drawcards of YA adults is usually a heart wrenching love triangle, so I was expecting one. I don’t like love triangles in general, they are a pet peeve of mine. Sometimes they can be pulled off in a good way that I like, sometimes they dont. This one didn’t work for me unfortunately. They both treat her badly, they both toy with her emotions and humiliate her, one of them pretty much physically assaults her and was involved in the death of her sister. Yet she is still MADLY in love with both of them. I didn’t buy the attraction she had with either character.
The book starts off in one direction, and you think you get a feel for what its about. I quite enjoyed the first part of the book. But as soon as she heads off to University it abruptly changes. It becomes a bit disjointed and at times I struggled to understand what was happening. It was incredibly strange at times, not in a bad way mind you! Just totally different than what I was expecting, and that was quite refreshing at times.
I enjoyed some of the secondary characters. I loved the budding friendship between Hailey and her flatmate Giselle. I also really liked all the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. A lot of them resonated with me and I really enjoyed reading them!
Eerie was well written and quite quirky and fun in places. Great for a debut! The series holds a lot of promise!
Many thanks to the author via YA Bound book tours for a copy of Eerie in exchange for my honest review.
I loved the world building at Beartown University in Middle of Nowhere, Alaska. I mean there are yetis, bookworms who drink tea and blow up like balloons, and not to mention the carnivorous splinters and the 30 types of misquitos! The world is so well built, you'll want to journey up north and tour this strange, magical place. The next best thing is Hailey's roommate from Hell, Giselle. She is the complete and total opposite of Hailey: grumpy, dark, brooding, creepy and oh, NOT human. I love that I LOL'd literally a dozen times and that I had that tingly neck pulling feeling at other times (you know the one where you're reading something heartbreaking but you don't cry, you just FEEL the pain? Yeah, that one). I just plain LOVED this book!
Fans of Harry Potter will remember why they fell in love with Harry Potter because of EERIE. C.M. McCoy has created a fantastical world within EERIE at Beartown University and Middle of Nowhere, Alaska.
Eerie is a very unique book. If you like Irish dancing, murder, out-cast banshees, albino ghosts that pop out of mirrors, murderous staplers, yetis, sexy guys, scary guys, and soul-wrenching drama (literally)…this is the book for you.
I was hooked from the first page. McCoy has such an awesome way with words…a way that made me like her main character, Hailey, immediately. I loved the relationship she had with her sister, Holly, as well as the rest of her Irish family. It was real and genuine. And then it just kept getting better and better! I really enjoyed that there was a change of scenery when Hailey was whisked away to Bear Towne University. It kept the story fresh, and pushed it forward in crazy-awesome ways–ways that you just can’t make work in Pittsburgh.
The only thing I struggled with was the very dysfunctional love triangle that Hailey had going on. (Though there are reasons why it is dysfunctional. It isn’t dysfunctional for the sake of adding drama, though it certainly does that.) Hailey bounced back and forth between guys so fast, I may have gotten whip lash. It would have helped me out if she had taken sides a little more, gave me someone to root for. But then where would be the fun in that?
And can I just say, the ending was AWESOME. I finished the last chapter and it left me wanting to grab the next book in the series…only then I realized I have to wait who knows how long until the next one is out.
Thank you to the author for providing a free ebook copy of Eerie in exchange for an honest review!
I'm not really sure what to make of Eerie. I really enjoyed the beginning, but then after that it was a bit of a roller coaster for me. There are so many ups and downs that it made me dizzy trying to keep up. I really enjoyed the book, but there were things that I really disliked about it as well. #GettingDizzy
I like the main character, Hailey, and her personality is fantastic. However, she did drive me a little bit nuts because she seemed oddly accepting of all of the weird things going on. She would question things, but when she didn't receive any answers it's like she would then be like---Well gee, okay then! Weird things are happening, I have no answers, but eh let's just move on. What?? #WhyAren'tYouMoreConcerned?
So there is a love triangle...and I hate both of the guys. Now, I am not a love triangle hater. I'm fine with it as long as it's done well. Which for me that means that I must like both of the love interests and understand why the MC is into both of them. Well both of these guys are horrible so the romance aspect really fell flat for me. Both of the guys are douchy and I ended up wishing Hailey would go lesbian for Giselle instead. Speaking of Giselle, I like her character a lot and she had me cracking up. That was one thing I really liked about the book for sure. #LezBeHonest
Another thing that I do like about Eerie is that it is definitely unique. I've never read a book about Envoys so that was definitely intriguing. The uniqueness of the book is definitely what kept me reading because that made it fun and I wanted to see where the story would go next. There is a lot of world building, which is great, but some of it did get tiresome to read in places. I really wish it was all condensed or something. Also, I really enjoyed the bit of Irish flair in the book. #VeryUniqueAndFun
Overall I liked Eerie, but I didn't love it. I am very split on this one. I can go back and forth with things that I liked and disliked for DAYS. I feel very 50/50 with this one. I did enjoy it though despite some issues. I wanted to rate it higher, but I just couldn't do it. Even though it is an enjoyable read, the issues are just too numerous. #HalfAndHalf
I recommend Eerie for anyone looking for a unique YA/Fantasy/Paranormal read and doesn't mind love triangles. #MaybeYouWillLikeTheDoucheCanoeGuysMoreThanIDid
You’re looking for quirky and creative paranormal creatures. You’re not squeamish. You want to spend the entire day (and night) reading.
Eerie is an unexpected, delightfully charming surprise. Equal parts creepy and inventive, there’s a light-hearted vibe that will keep you going til the bitter end. Romance, murder, mystery, and all things paranormal coupled with Fringe-worthy science, this book is perfect for fans of Eureka, Haven, Supernatural, and X-Files.
Initial thoughts after finishing this book? I’ve found a new favorite author.
This story begins with Hailey Hartley’s normal and boring world. She goes to high school and works at a pub with her sister. The most remarkable thing about her life is the boy that visits her in her dreams. One night, her sister disappears and Hailey’s life is sent into a world of paranormal things, banshees, Envoys, and pure evil. It’s up to Hailey to both avenge her sister and come out unscathed.
There’s no way for me to put into words just how much I loved this book. The worldbuilding was phenomenal, the characters were better than 3D, and the plot was just amazing! It’s been a long time since I read a YA book that was so well put together. I was engrossed in every page, and I can’t wait to see what book two has to offer.
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: http://bookbriefs.net** Eerie is the first book in a new adult paranormal series, by the same name, by C.M. McCoy. I think this is a must read series for any fans of paranormal romances. It has everything I love in my paranormal reads, a great mixture of interesting creatures, a para science school, awesome characters and an even better romances. In a world where paranormals exist along side people, and sometimes they know about them and sometimes they don't. (I found that to be a little confusing. at first, it didn't seem like the people in Halie's hometown knew about paranormal creatures, but all of hte new students- even the geology students and pre-med students at her university did seem to know, and no one thought it was out of the ordinary. So I guess you have to be in the know...to know.)
One of my favorite aspects of Eerie is the relationship between Asher and Halie, and Fin and Halie. Yes, there is a love triangle in this book. (and no I will not really be talking about it. I am going to hold off until book 2. :p) Asher is such a complicated being, and I found him realy fascinating. He is an envoy (which is explained in detail in the story) but one of the fascinating things about Envoys is that they are incapable of feeling emotions, however; the longer they have remained on earth, they have been "corrupted" by all of the emotions in the humans surrounding them. Asher loves Halie, but he is completely unused to feeling anything at all, so watching him try and cope with the whole range of emotions that go along with loving someone, both the good and the bad, was a really great aspect of the story for me.
My heart broke for Halie. Eerie starts out with a huge tragedy for her. Her sister, Holly is murdered right before Halie finds out that they were both accepted into Bear Towne University in Middle of Nowhere, Alaska (no really, that is the location) The beginning was very sad, and hard to read for me, but the book peps up and picks up when Halie is on her way to school. From there on out, the story's pace picked up, and I could not put the book down.
Halie is an interesting character. She is very obviously a sweet girl, but I did want to see her get a little more assertive. I thought she took everything in stride, just a little too well. If I were her, I would have been more than a little surprised with everything going on around me and I would have demanded more answers from Asher, and more certainly from Fin- given that she grew up with him. I would have forced him to tell me what the heck was going on. But Halie is much more patient than I would have been. Then again, I think that is what made her so special. I really liked her.
Bottom line: Eerie is a must read for lovers of paranormal romances. You will love the array of creatures and characters. Author C.M. McCoy does a really great job creating a whole new world of terminology, creature characteristics and the story line is a real winner. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I think it is only going to get better in the next book. I can't wait to read it!
Oh, gosh. That book was definitely the best novel I've read so far this year. It did take me awhile due to its size and me being an incredibly slow reader but holy crap.
This is an amazing paranormal romance that follows the story of teenager Hailey Hartley trying to find out what happened to her twin sister after she disappears... and sexy Envoys (essentially mailmen for life energy between an ending life to a starting one) but Fin is mine so... xD
Imagine something a little like Harry Potter on steroids and with much more mature humour throughout. I'd say that although it's classified as YA it's definitely for teenagers who are a bit older or a least more mature than most.
There is a definite love triangle in this story and I loved it -for the most part. But trust me... you're not supposed to love it all the time.
I started this book hating one of the male love interests Fin but throughout the book, I was caught between swooning and loving over him and hating his guts because he was such an asshole. Although, by the end you find out why he was that way the whole time.
Asher on the other hand was the complete opposite for me. I hated his guts 75% of the time because of how crazed he was but when he was romantic and sweet, I was putty for him. Except at a certain point in the book when he forced Fin to do a specific thing. *ahem* Being super vague here because spoilers but oh my gosh... the end scene with Asher and Hailey had me bawling. Perfection. I could really see Asher trying to fight through his demons and his selfishness.
The only things I had slight issues with in the book were how jumbled it often felt. Nothing really happened in a linear way and I usually have a huge struggle reading books in which the events don't happen semi-chronologically but it wasn't too bad in this book and I was able to eventually piece things together in my mind.
The other thing was the ending. It let me down. I suppose that's not a bad thing because now I need the second one badly and I will literally send the author chocolates in order to get an ARC of it or in the very least be asked to review it for her. xD
But again, being as vague as possible... I didn't get to find out what I wanted to find out by the end in regards to romance. Who?? I'm only gonna say that one word because I hate spoilers but I hope that makes sense.
You guys need to read it. Colleen deserves so much recognition for her work. She's going places. It amazes me how someone could come up with a world and characters so intricate and original in their minds. Wow. Please read this.
This book is recommended by kirkus. I don't trust Kirkus reviews to tell the truth, they lie a lot especially regarding recommended age, but this sounds interesting and the author and publisher included Australia in the giveaway so I'm crossing fingers.
I found this book through Facebook. The teasers and the synopsis definitely had me interested. I was blown away about everything in this book. The writing was flawless and flowed organically. The characters were phenomenal and the settings were well described. I could see this being a movie. Hailey was a great protagonist and a superb point of view. I went through every emotion with her. Within the first twenty pages I was engrossed so much I had to gift some copies to friends and family. There are twist and turns, love affairs and friendships. It has a story and characters you just can't get out of your mind. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes paranormal and paranormal romances.
This is a very well written paranormal story that provides the reader with a complex range of emotions from beginning to end. It grabs your attention from page one and doesn't let go to the very last page and I literally could not put this book down! The world this author portrays is one I would love to live in and her characters are complex and intriguing. This is a new author to me and I am definitely looking forward to reading more of her work in the future. I highly recommend this to anyone to read and I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Hailey has recurring dreams featuring a purple-eyed Envoy summoning her to her death. Asher is that Envoy, one of many soul gathers accidentally trapped for the last three thousand years between the Aether and Earth. Now in her senior year of high school, Hailey has to deal with the normal pressures of homework, prom, cute boys, and choosing where to go to college. And then her older sister Holly is abducted. What secret is Fin, the cute bartender, hiding? What happens when the handsome purple-eyed man of Hailey's dreams (literally) walks into her family bar? Strange things start happening around her, but when Hailey goes off to university, the weirdness begins in earnest - not least of which is her roommate from Hell (once again, literally). The Envoys come up with a plan to get back home, but who else will have to die in the process? In the end, the real question is: "Is anything more important than love?"
From the sublime to the ridiculous, the author's writing is a melange of Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl, and J. K. Rowling. The quotes at the beginning of each chapter are a nice touch and help set the tone. Hints are woven none too subtly into the text (for example, the strange scholarship offers, her mother's necklace, and the Irish dancing), and you just know these things are going to play a big part in the story. The book features an assortment of memorable characters (such as Fin, Uncle Pix, Mrs Lash, Giselle, and Asher) and delightfully quirky critters (such as tea-drinking bookworms, tunneling earworms, carnivorous trees, and Yetis). Eerie is a brilliant combination of horror, thriller, paranormal, romance, and (surprisingly) humor. I especially love the campus tour and Giselle's descriptions of Hailey's dance moves. I'm just not sure about the book title and the cover, which don't convey the humor and quirkiness inherent in the story.
Warning: ends on a cliffhanger, but this time I didn't mind. I can't wait to read more about Hailey and Fin.
I received this book in return for an honest review.
Hailey Hartley struggles to fit in. High school isn't a good fit for her or her older sister, Holly. When the unthinkable happens, Hailey has to learn how to continue despite the absence of her sister. As time goes on, Hailey struggles to live her life. With paranormal beings after her, Hailey accepts a scholarship to a university in Alaska. Things don't quite work out the way she or her uncles expect in Bear Towne. Hailey isn't as safe as they all expected.
With unexpected humor and fast-paced writing, C.M. McCoy fashions a world that captures my imagination, and I couldn't wait to read on to the next chapter. I spent the majority of my last twenty-four hours huddled on my couch cushion, plowing ahead, determined to know what happened between Hailey Hartley, Fin, and Asher. The roommate from Hell, Yetis, and bookworms... Definitely a recommended read.
Can't wait for the next one!
Some language. Light romance / steam. Medium gore.
I was given a book in exchange for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.
Asher is an Envoy obsessed with a human, Hailey, to be precise. A human that has to die to open the Aether and send the trapped Envoys home. When she was five, Hailey's parents were killed in a fire. That is when she first sees the Envoys. Now , as a teenager, they are in her nightmares. Soon Hailey's sister Holly is missing, and Hailey's already dark world gets even darker. There is so much in her life that is unknown to her. Is everyone keeping secrets to protect her or to just keep her in the dark?
It is a very unique tale. It is brave to write one of the main characters so unlikable. You risk losing your reader, however C.M. McCoy weaves the character of Ashton into the story so well that he is indispensable in this story. The characters are definitely dynamic, and the story is well paced. It is a book that keeps you interested, and it is hard to put down. I will absolutely be reading the next book in this series.
I absolute LOVED the book and couldn't put it down, It starts out rather sweet with Holly and Hailey helping and step dancing at their Uncle Pix's Irish pub. Hailey has typical school issues related to a family tragedy with secrets;) Then Holly disappears & is found "shredded" , The book takes a decidedly darker turn with Hailey deciding to go to Bear Towne University to major in ParaScience. The book is like a young adult Harry Potter but better (IMHO). The secondary characters are AWESOME. A poltergeist that does hair and a Banshee with issues . The characters are complex & you never know who to root for . I couldn't decide who to root for Asher, an Envoy with heart or Fin who just can't make his mind up. I can't wait for book 2 which promises more surprises.
I enjoyed this book I really did. However I felt like Hailey at times. When she would ask her Uncle what was going on, she would only get half the story. Uncle Pix would start to tell Hailey about their family then the other uncles would make a grunt and Pix would clam up. I know Hailey was getting mad. I do have to say that this book is enriched with knowledge when it is given to Hailey. I totally felt like I was walking in her shoes or her wellies. She didn't know what was really going on, when she did put things together it seemed at the last minute, and it was to late. I would really like to read the next book. The way this one ended left you hanging in a way. Not saying much but when you do read this book your jaw will drop.
I received a free copy of this in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I really enjoyed this book, i experienced a range of emotions while reading it, from laughter to anger. It is a paranormal adventure, which is well written and flowed very nicely. I did not at any stage feel the urge to stop reading the exact opposite, I wanted to know what was going to happen on the next page. I found the characters to be strong and very likable, I was interested in what they were doing and what was happening to them.. I love the Irish brothers. Overall I found this to be a great story and happily purchased a copy once it went live! Give it a read you will not be disappointed!
I loved this book. The characters can be surprising. Poor Hailey. She just can't catch a break. Then she goes off to a mysterious school in Alaska where she finds her family and even herself are not as she thought they were.
If you are interested in paranormal books with interesting plots that twist unexpectedly, this is the book for you! It keeps you interested all the way through to the very end. I'm anxious to read more from this author!
I absolutely loved this book!! From the very beginning the author grabs your attention and holds it throughout the book. I had a very hard time putting this one down. The story flows so well that you don't even realize how quickly you are reading the pages.
This story begins shortly before Hailey's older sister, Holly, is brutally murdered. Hailey and Holly were living with their Uncle Pix after her parents were killed in a house fire when she was very little. Uncle Pix helps run the pub that was left to Hailey and Holly. They, along with their newest addiction to the pub, Fin, were working at the pub the night Holly was taken. Now Hailey depends on her uncle and Fin to help her through this traumatic time.
Her grandfather and her other great uncles show up shortly after Holly goes missing. Fin is tasked with keeping an eye on Hailey while the rest of her family tries to find Holly and he sets out to console Hailey and comfort her through this horrible time. She gets closer to Fin and comes to depend on him for support, friendship and comfort. Until her sisters funeral, then Fin just disappears.
Life as Hailey knows it shifts drastically as she comes to realize that her dreams are linked to her past, present and future. In her dreams, also known as the Aether, is a man, an Envoy, named Asher. Envoys have no emotions. They were pulled from the Aether long ago by accident and want to go home. Envoys take your life energy when you die across the Aether and then back into a new body at birth. She has met him many times in the Aether. Never knowing if he's real or just a dream.
After he appears briefly at her family's pub she starts to find out more about her family and their past. She learns that her uncles are a lot older than she believed and that they know what has been going on the whole time. Asher continues to visit her in dreams and while awake. This makes her even more confused.
Shortly after Holly had disappeared, Hailey receives word that both she and Holly were accepted into Bear Towne University. She decides to go to Alaska after she graduates high school. She finds out that things aren't what they seem on the flight to the school. This begins her new learning of what all lives on earth with her. Her roommate and what she considers her only friend is a banshee. Fin who reappears on the flight there, is her RA and is quite a bit older than he looks and Asher runs this paranormal school.
Hailey's adventures with the people she knows opens up her world to new possibilities and she begins to fall in love with Fin while being drawn to Asher who could kill her or Fin in an instant without remorse. She becomes confused as to which man she truly loves. Is it Asher? Is it Fin? Does she even make it through her first year alive knowing others want to kill her? For that you'll need to buy the book!
I cannot wait to read the next book and I'm looking forward to finding out what comes next for all of the characters from the first book.
This book is amazing read ever!!! It was full of action, and surprises and love and lust and sadness all wrapped in one.
Hailey lost her parents to monsters and her sister afterwards. And she in love with two different guy's. But one she fears most of all. She trying to learn her way in New world she's just finding out exists and she has amazing hairstyles I really like him! Asher is totally different and trying his best to handle his emotions that his kind don't have over Hailey. But he's getting there once he makes his mind up. Fin he's also loves Hailey he's trying everything possible keep her safe even from Asher. Will they make the right decisions? Can Asher change or stay in his old ways? Who will Hailey chooses fin or Asher?
My first encounter with Eerie was several months ago when I was asked to beta read it. I immediately fell in love with Hailey, her kindness, her intelligence, and even her naivete. I was angry when the book ended as I wanted more and was left hanging! I remember sending a very entertaining email demanding the rest of the series and expressing my irritation! I still don't have the second one, so see where that got me, haha!
Reading the final draft the second time around was no different. Eerie was one of those books that stuck with me long after I finished it. As I said, I read it for the first time months ago and it stuck with me, I still had Hailey, Asher, Fin, and Giselle in my mind, desperate to know what happened next.
Eerie takes you away to a paranormal school in Alaska where things are a lot different, and certainly never boring! I love the incredible mesh of characters and the well-developed story she's weaved. I love so, so much about this book. It's a page turner to be sure. It's funny, engaging, mysterious, and heart-wrenching. The romance in this one will make your head spin though, even the second time around I was like "what?!?!" where all matters of the heart are concerned!
Literally, I have only one complaint. Well two, but one is that I have to wait to read the next one. My serious complaint is Hailey's weakness and the abuse she suffers and justifies to herself. I've seen this in so many YA paranormal romances, so it's nothing new.
Being controlled and manipulated is not sexy, and it's certainly not love. I didn't like it when Edward did it to Bella, and I don't like it in Eerie either. There is a little more redemption here in the way it's written and pans out, but both times I read it I wanted to scream at Hailey to stop being such a dumb-dumb.
All in all, this is a great read and I wholeheartedly recommend it. Just be prepared for the romance part to make your head spin!
I was given an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
Hailey’s dreams become reality and she’s left to wonder if forbidden love is worth dying for. Hailey Hartley is not your average teen. She dreams of a dark, dangerous stranger with purple eyes. Her dreams are so vivid, she’s not quite sure what is real and what is only a dream. When the purple-eyed man walks into her family’s bar, she’s shocked. Is she hallucinating or has the veil been stripped away? When her sister is abducted, she goes hunting for answers. Enrolling in a paranormal university seems like a good place to start. Between her full load of classes on all things supernatural and her roommate from Hell, she’s feeling the pressure. But her dreaming of monsters is just the tip of the iceberg. She’s the key to freeing the Envoys, like purple-eyed Asher, but to unlock the door, she must die. Will she make the ultimate sacrifice to save so many?
Eerie is a gripping, mind-blowing paranormal romance from start to finish. From the very first page, I connected with both Hailey and Asher. They sunk their claws in me and didn’t let go until I finished reading. The premise drew me in. The world-building was impeccable with emotional descriptive narration. It’s the forbidden romance, though, that makes Eerie such an intoxicating read. There’s a lot at stake for both Hailey and Asher. At the core, it’s a story about love, emotions, and battling your inner demons. The romance itself is ‘can’t live without you’, sweeping love with plenty of swoon-worthy moments. I thoroughly enjoyed it and furiously whipped through the pages. If you’re a fan of modern teen paranormal romance, you’ll want to read Eerie. A classic in the making, Eerie is a must-read. Highly recommend!
What happens when you live an existence without the capacity to love? You don't know or understand the emotions of human's but you're trapped and confused with the way one person makes you feel. Will Asher take the risk of being shunned by the rest of the envoys?
Hailey has lost everyone important in her life but to make matters worse, she's thrown into a world of paranormals, leaving her to embark on a journey of the unknown.
Hailey has a tough decision to make, one that could potentially cost her life. Will she escape the looming possibility of death? Or will her families curse take a toll one again?
Hailey was always known as the outcast, a weirdo to her fellow classmates but after the bullying she endured, I found Hailey to be a strong character.
Asher, mystery, quiet yet scary Asher. One minute he can come across caring and nice the next his attitude would change. I need to find out more about Asher.
Fin, well what can I say I loved him, even though he was playboy and always seemed to have a different girl on his arm. I loved his personality.
What I thought:
I thoroughly enjoyed Eerie, I was gripped from the start. Some parts of the storyline left me wondering what the hell was going on? But everything soon fell into place.
Eerie is an intriguing and original paranormal read, it was a breath of fresh air to read something different.
Just finished reading The Eerie by M.C. McCoy. First, let me say THANK YOU SO MUCH for the wonderful novel!!! I love fantasy books and had never come across this author, so I didn’t have any of the overly high hopes going in. Wow, I wasn’t disappointed! Eerie kept me glued from beginning to end! Ms. McCoy has created a whole new level to the paranormal/fantasy genre.
I gave Eerie 5 stars. I made it through this book in 1 day. Correction….. I couldn’t put it down, so I HAD to finish it in one day! I won't post spoilers, because I hate ruining it for others. No spoilers here - but I will give you a snippet - Hailey’s dreams have always been vivid. When her big sister goes missing, eighteen-year-old Hailey finds the only thing keeping her safe from a murderous 3,000-year-old beast is an equally terrifying creature who has fallen “madly” in love with her. Can she survive??
The storyline was very well plotted. The imaginary world and characters completely draw you in. A warning should really be posted – "Be very prepared to be captivated by the marvelously bewitching world that is Nowhere." The further I read, the more I felt a connection to the characters, both good and evil. I laughed out loud, shed a tear or two, and actually gasped out loud a few times while reading it!
C.M. McCoy has just joined my favorite author category. If you're a fantasy fan and love paranormal, this one is an absolutely must read! Can't wait for the next in the series and see what happens next!!
EERIE is a must read for anyone who loves paranormal stories that leave you on the edge of your seat, tugs on your heart strings, and shocks you into reading more! I loved the main character, Hailey, a smart girl who has a heart. She also continually sticks her foot in her mouth, which had me laughing aloud more than once. I can relate!
Hailey’s also honest. I. Love. That. I get stressed out with stories that the main characters hides “abc” and it later leads to “xyz”, causing mass destruction. If they only told the truth all would be right with the world. Not Hailey, she puts it out there. I also have a healthy love/hate relationship with her love interests. It kept things interesting and left me want more. There are twists and turns all the way through to the very end and things are never quite what they seem. I cringed on more than one occasion, my heart hurt for Hailey a few times and fell “in like” more than once!
I found myself reading until 3 a.m., when I had to get up at 6. Then caught myself stashing my Kindle in my bag before leaving the house to drop my son off for school. Just in case the car broke down on the way back and I found a few minutes to read with the toddler strapped in the car seat. You know you have a good book when you can’t leave the room without it!
I can't believe I waited this long to read Eerie. I should've read it the moment I got it, because it was THAT good!!
I literally finished Eerie in a couple of hours because once I started it, I couldn't stop!! This was an absolutely amazing read and I DEVOURED it. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!!
Danger, romance, humor, this book has it all! You'll be switching back and forth between Asher & Fin, both gorgeous!! The characters were delightful and the writing was a masterpiece. I got hooked into the world-building and felt like I was there with them. Ms. McCoy has a beautiful talent in writing and I can't wait for the next book.
Trust me, you should really get this book, I can guarantee that you won't regret it. I swooned so much gahh I want MORE!! I loved Hailey & Giselle. I would want to be friends with both.
I am failing at putting my feelings into words, trust me I know. Just believe me when I say this book was absolutely beautiful!! I was sad when I got to the last page. I need MORE. Have I already said that? I guess I have. There were couple of parts that had me giggling and I love it when a book makes me smile.
Anyways, I recommend this book and I hope you, reading this, will get it because Eerie went straight to my favorite list and I would want it stay there forever. Also, thank you Ms. McCoy for writing this, I absolutely appreciate everything you do.