Book Tour + Review: Carnelian by B. Kristin McMichael

Thank you so much for the opportunity for reviewing the first book in the Chalcedony Chronicles.
And, without further ado, here it is!
Title: Carnelian (Chalcedony Chronicles #1)
Author: B. Kristin McMichael
Genre: Science fiction, YA, Romance
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Summary from Goodreads:
Everyone has a past, but for most it isn’t as long ago as Seth Sangre. His past is literally thousands of years ago. Seth’s life led him to the present seeking something that might help him save his country from destruction. He has been in the present for over three years now and just found exactly what he has been looking for.

Mari had dreams that college will be a fresh start, one where she would start over and not fall for the good looking player like high school. Unfortunately for her, that’s exactly what ends up falling into her lap on the first day she moves into the dorms. Now she has to hold to her promise to herself and not fall for the handsome Seth. But he doesn’t plan to make it easy for her. Seth has already marked her as his next conquest. As the semester progresses, Mari learns that Seth might just have a life of his own that’s actually from the past.

Suddenly Mari finds her future along with her past put into question. She’s connected to Seth far more than she ever wanted to be and maybe the player isn’t who she thought he was. If Mari can trust her heart enough to follow him, Seth will lead Mari on an adventure of a lifetime and reveal family secrets she never knew existed.

There are two things that I really liked in this book. 
The first is the concept of time travel. 
And the second is the presence of these beautiful mythical beings. 

 And I really hope to see more of these elements in the second book because this one focused more on the budding romance between Mari and Seth Sangre. 

Marcella Navina, Mari for short, wanted a normal college life experiencing independence from her family until Seth Sangre, the star quarterback of Morton Carole, came. With his sights set on her, Mari's life is about to take a turn for the extraordinary. 

From the beginning til the middle, is the building up of Seth's and Mari's romance. A little later in the book comes the fun part as we get to see how Seth really really lives his life

Overall, I guess I just find this book too sweet because of the "I-can't-be-separated-from-you-ever-so-I'll-travel-back-through-time-because-I-can-and-I-want-to-see-you." And yet, this provided an opening to be able to learn more about Seth's world.
This book is a nice beginning to the Chronicles series but I am really looking forward to the second book, hoping that the ones I have stated above would be more prominent. I also want to get to know the other characters more especially their histories and what would happen to them. 
"I was still lost in thought over the ending when there was a thump on my lap. College students were walking all around and a few were tossing a football between them. I looked down expecting to see a football
It wasn't a football. The head of a perfectly cute guy was lying across my lap."

Seth looked at me and paused for a minute more. "Would you go out with me?" he asked. He actually looked nervous. You'd think after twenty-three girls, he would have this down by now.

Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the mom thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is using her PhD in biology as a scientist. In her free time she is currently hard at work on multiple novels. Every day is a new writing adventure. She is a fan of all YA/NA fantasy and science fiction. 


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