Earth Blend by Lori Pescatore

Title: Earth Blend
Author: Lori Pescatore
Publisher: CreateSpace
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
Overall: 5/5 
Source: From author for review.
Earth Blend is the second book in the Blend trilogy and the sequel to Human Blend. In this installment, the mysteries of the Blends and Earthlings are revealed. How can Julie live a normal life when she is anything but normal? Her relationship with Austin is complicated by emerging abilities in them both. Trust is hard to come by as lies and secrets hinder them at every turn. Is the past destined to repeat itself as the Earthlings once again rush to save them? Ensuing chaos breeds fatal consequences.
 My Review:
Earth Blend is the second novel in the Blend Trilogy written by self-published author Lori Pescatore. The novel begins with background history of the Earthlings, the Earth’s children created by Mother Nature to protect the Earth from harm and destruction. Soon later, how the Earthlings welcomed the Blends to Earth, allowing them to escape from their enemies seeking to take over the universe. To survive extinction, they must blend with the human race to build back their numbers, and raise an army to claim back their home planet. Readers are then given the full story of how Julie (a.k.a. Laney) was kidnapped, her experiences with her abductors for all those years, and how she was able to escape.
The story picks up midway through, right from where the first novel, Human Blend, leaves off. Julie is no longer feels threatened as the villain in Human Blend, Luke, was assumed dead after a helicopter crashed. Eli is awaiting his punishment by Suron for going against their rules in order to protect Julie and Austin from being captured by Luke. Austin is coping with the discovery that he is a Blend, and that his mother is not his birth mother. Julie and Austin need each other now more than ever, even if it pains Eli to watch Julie love another. More secrets are unraveled throughout the Earth Blend. Julie’s life will change from this moment on as her true purpose is revealed…
Earth Blend takes the Blend trilogy to a whole new level. Just when you think the all the lies were exposed, others emerge, leaving you wanting more! The love triangle between Julie, Eli, and Austin slowly dissolves, revealing who Julie cares for most by the end of the novel. Lori Pescatore’s writing flows nicely from one novel to the next, making the series an enjoyable read.
Lori Pescatore’s character building in Earth Blend was truly remarkable. Julie is a passionate and loyal character that puts others before herself, whether it is someone she cares for, or someone who is in need of help. She will especially do everything she can to protect those she cares for, including placing herself in harms way. Austin’s world is falling apart, all he knew now confirmed were all just lies, and he needs time to find himself. Eli plays detective, searching for answers to all the unanswered questions. Percone became one of the primary characters in Earth Blend. It was definitely interesting seeing his take on the whole experience and having his true Machiavellian nature exposed.
My favorite elements of Earth Blend are the background stories which were presented in the first half of the novel. Readers will be able to grasp a full understanding of how the characters came to be. I especially enjoyed the chapter that describes Julie’s abduction which introduced her father and what he was like.  I also appreciate that some secondary characters in the Human Blend came forward and played important roles in Earth Blend. New characters were also presented in Earth Blend which gave another added element of surprise.
I can honestly say without a doubt that I enjoyed Earth Blend even more than I enjoyed Human Blend. The first novel was amazing, this one is even better! I was kept in suspense throughout the entire novel, not knowing what Lori Pescatore would throw in next! There are many surprises revealed in Earth blend, I can hardly wait to find one what happens in the final installment of the Blend Trilogy!
What really makes me love the series even more is the amazing author behind the words. I have had the privilege of exchanging e-mails with Lori Pescatore. She is such a kind hearted, sweet, and caring person. Lori is full of life and in the little time I have gotten to know her, like Julie in the series, she always puts others before herself. I believe that having a great author behind a great series makes the whole reading experience even that much more special.
If you have not yet read the series, you won’t want to miss this! Lori Pescatore is a wonderful author whose work I look forward to reading more of! I recommend Earth Blend to those who enjoy Young Adult Fiction, Romance, and the Paranormal with a little hint of Sci-Fi.
Must Read! Highly Recommended!
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I received no monetary compensation from it.**
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