Thursday, September 1, 2011

Review: Perception by Heather Cashman

Your perception will sharpen once you see through a tiger's eyes.
More than five hundred years after the apocalypse, the survivors of off-grid genetic experimentation have refined their mixed DNA to the point that humans and their animal counterparts share physical and mental links. Varying species have divided into districts, living in a tenuous peace under the President of Calem.

Ardana and her tiger ingenium Rijan leave their life of exile and abuse in the Outskirts, setting out with their twin brothers to redeem themselves and become citizens of the Center. But shedding their past isn't as easy as they had hoped. When the system that shunned them becomes embroiled in political conflict and treachery, their unique abilities and experiences from the Outskirts make them invaluable to every faction. The runaways become pawns to friends as well as enemies, and with every step it becomes more difficult to tell which is which. (from author website)

I will admit to being a tad bit confused in the beginning of this book.  I hadn’t read the blurb for the book beforehand so it took me a little while to figure out what was going on, but once I did, I was hooked.  Seriously.  Hooked.

I really enjoyed the connection between the siblings in this story and their tigers.  Their devotion to each other was touching and real.  I like how Ardana’s ingenium, Rijan, is a mixture of friend, mentor and defender all rolled into one.  Who wouldn’t want that?  I loved the binding ties of loyalty these animals and people had to each other.  One of my favorite quotes from the book comes from Rijan in one of those mentoring moments.  “You would be wise to remember how Maran’s injustice made you feel so that we are always good to one another and to others.” 

Kliax is the stud of the show, no doubt.  He is all man, warrior hero.  All through the book I admired his patience and restraint.  Probably because he is everything I am not.  He didn’t really give in to impulsive behavior, but instead thought things through and waited for the right moments to act.  I enjoyed feeling the growing connection between Kliax and Ardana.  There was some fabulous kisses.

This is a fantastic adventure story!  This first book in The Tiger’s Eye Trilogy is full of fast paced action that just never lets up.  By the end of the book I was exhausted but I still wanted more!  (and this was a long book!)  It was unlike anything that I’ve read before but had some vibes like Hunger Games.  I’m really looking forward to the release of the next book at the end of 2011.

You can find out more about Heather and buy Perception here.


  1. This book sounds very intriguing, I would love to meet Kliax, Ardana and Rijan. :) Thank you for sharing!


  2. Please count me in! Thanks.


  3. Thanks so much for hosting me here, Aimee. You're amazing!

  4. I'm hooked just by the cover! It's soo pretty!

    Thanks O.o

  5. You almost sound like me! I love chocolate, reading, reading about chocolate, scrabbooking, and scrapbooking about chocolate!

    Perception sounds really interesting. Please enter me to win a copy.

    Thanks for participating the in the blog hop / giveaway. Please stop by my blog and enter mine too!

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  6. The book sounds facinating. I would love to read it.

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  7. The cover is just great! Count me in :)
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  8. This book looks great, I love a good adventure story and the cover is beautiful.
    GFC Coreena McBurnie
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  9. Sounds intriguing, and the cover is really simple, yet beautiful.
    GFC Follower as Loony Linh & I'm an International :)

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    Thanks again :)

  10. Thanks for the giveaway
    GFC Marie
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    The cover intrigued me, and the book sounds awesome to

  11. Sounds like a fascinating book. A very different type of story,

  12. I'm following your blog via gfc and wow that book sounds really interesting and unique! Would love to read it!

  13. I am sooo in for a contest on Perception. This sounds GREAT!!!

  14. This really looks like a great book to read, and I agree that the cover is very eye catching!!

    GFC follower-judy


  15. I like the cover of the book, especially the Tiger's eyes! Thanks!

    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

  16. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I would love to read the book, sounds great.
    GFC: Sarika

  17. This sounds like an interesting book! I love tigers. Please enter me in the draw.

    GFC - Darlene
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    Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Sounds like a great book. I have read a few books myself that have me scratching my head at the beginning but turned out to be awesome reads. Thanks for the giveaway.

    GFC: AmyS.

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  19. Sounds like an interesting read.
    GFC follower Ceri Kay
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  20. Sounds like an awesome fast-paced read.
    GFC - rickimc

  21. I'll admit I've never heard of this book before, but it sounds really good!
    GFC Amanda M.
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  22. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. Looks like a great book! I loved the interview and am an old GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom Thank you!

  24. It sounds interesting and outside the type of books I normally read. Count me in. Tlabunski ((<>>)

  25. This book sounds really unique and fun! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    GFC Lisa Manning

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  26. I'm a GFC follower. I love the cover (how it's black and white with the only color being the bright green eyes) and it sounds like a cool read. I could somewhat see how you would be confused when first reading it without reading the blurb. But the fact that it did catch your attention and hold it makes me think that it will be a great book to read.
    Jessica B
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  27. Thanks for letting us know about this book. It's storyline sounds capitivating. After reading "Tiger's Curse," I am intrigued by tigers.

    GFC: Joanna Ward

  28. This sounds like a very interesting book!
    GFC follower - Sherry S.
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  29. Thanks for the giveaway. I am participating as well, hope to stay connected.

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  30. Oh my gosh, this sounds fascinating! I'm in the middle of Tiger's Curse series right now, so I'm all over this one! wilsondev(at)gmail(dot)com. thanks!

  31. Interesting blurb. Sharing a mental and physical link with an animal is a very fascinating concept.
    gfc follower: Tara W
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  32. Perception looks like an amazing book! I love how it should be very adventurous. I think I'd like the entire trilogy! Thanks for the chance!

    gfc kel

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  33. follow on GFC-live in the US
    would love a print copy

  34. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow on GFC as squiggles87 and I am US.

    I also noticed that you do digital scrapbooking. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for digital scrapbook software. Nobody has entered yet, so if you're interested your odds are pretty good!


  35. The book looks awesome :) I love the cover, tigers are my favorite.
    GFC follower- Krysta Banco


  36. I love stories with tons of adventure. I like to be literally sitting on the edge of my seat.
    I live in the US

  37. That cover is amazingly beautiful, and reminds me of Elementary School. We were the White Tigers. Rawr! :3

    GFC- Missy Bee (US)

  38. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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