Saturday, October 30

Review: Siren Song by Cat Adams

Title: Siren Song
By: Cat Adams
Series: A Blood Singer Novel (Book 2)
Publisher: Tor Books (September 28th, 2010)
My Copy: Review Copy provided by publisher
BookWhisperer Rating:

Nothing if not resilient, Celia Graves is slowly adjusting to being a half-human, half-vampire Abomination. But her troubles are far from over. Her best friend’s murder is still unsolved, the cops are convinced she should be in jail, and her old lover, the magician Bruno DeLuca, has resurfaced in her life, saying he has something important to tell her.

The vampire attack that transformed Celia kicked her latent Siren abilities into high gear, and now she’s been summoned to the Sirens’ island to justify her existence—and possibly fight for her life—in front of the Siren Queen. Celia isn’t sure she’ll survive to make the trip. The demon she defeated in Blood Song hasn’t exactly gone quietly—he’s left Celia suffering from a powerful curse.

Adams was encountered with quite a challenge in this second novel for the Blood Singer series. Blood Song was such an intense and spell binding novel; that I was concerned about the direction of this second novel. Successfully, she has continued the fast paced and action packed momentum. Celia Graves is an incredible character with witty and compassionate charm that promise attraction for all readers. Having discovered her Siren abilities in the end of Book one readers when expectant of a new direction in this new novel. I love this new addition to Graves's character. Beware Adams has twisted the characters of book one, and she has finished Siren Song with all new changes that will leave you guessing. With a continuous story that will carry readers from one book to the next, Adams as promised much more to come.

Wednesday, October 27

Yiruma Piano Concert

I love the ability for music to move listeners. When I look at all of the absolutely incredibly beautiful things in the word; music makes the top of my list. I was perusing through you tubes today, and came across this. Perfection at it finest!


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Branded Trailer

branded Do you remember my review of Branded by Keary Taylor? Well if not check it out here. I just come across the trailer, and news that Keary is wrapping up the final touches on Forsaken (Book 2), and is hoping to have it completed by Christmas. In the meantime she is taking about the Cover unveiling on November 1st. I can’t wait to see what it will be. Today she had offered the Branded Book Trailer for viewing. I love it! It fits the book perfectly.

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Sunday, October 24

Review: Hush Money by Susan Bischoff

Title: Hush Money
By: Susan Bischoff
Reading Level: Young Adult Fantasy Fiction
Series: Talent Chronicles
Publisher: Self Published with CreateSpace
My Copy: Recieved from Author
BookWhisperer Rating:

In a world in which psychic abilities are punishable by imprisonment, a girl must choose between keeping her secret and doing what’s right to save a friend.

Hush Money is the introduction of a very original new series about teenage superhumans. While in a world where talents are know; our characters are still not accepted and in many cases feared leaving these them in hiding. When unexpected events bring several of our characters together they find theirselves having to use their abilities to survive. This is a story of surprise and unveiling that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.  Bischoff has created a strong cast for this book that includes a variety of unique talents and personalities. With so many characters authors run the risk of readers disliking particular characters; Bischoff overcome this obstacle superbly. The nature of this story wrapping the various characters and abilities reminded me a lot of the Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong. Having been rarely used the superhuman ability/talents are very interesting aspect for this debuting novel. Bischoff will mark her place in the reading circles with her first novel, and I look for much more to come. My first impression of this author is nothing short of awesome. She appears to be a bit of a risk taker in her writing, and it has proven successful in making a new bestseller in my book. As a self published novel I enter stories lightly not knowing what I am going to find, and this is nothing short of a diamond in the ruff. On further inspection it looks as though there are already plans for a second book in the chronicles. Be on the lookout for Hereos 'til Curfew that unfortunately at this time does not appear to have a release date available. 

Kiddy Korner Review: A Christmas Prayer by Amy Parker

Title: A Christmas Prayer
Author: Amy Parker Illustrator: Marijan Ramljak
Reading Level: Children's Story Book (Ages 2-5)
Publisher: Tommy Nelson Publishers
My Copy: Review Copy provided by BookSneeze
BookWhisperer Rating:
Snuggle up by the tree with your little one and enjoy this adorable Yuletide tale. Soothing rhymes and glowing illustrations tell the story of a child who walks through his house on a snowy Christmas night offering a prayer of thanks to God for the greatest Gift of all.

Wonderful opportunity to enlighten children of the true meaning of Christmas. Not only the wonderful birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, but also for the many legendary characters that God included to make it all possible. I like the seperation of characters, and each's particular hand in the story of Christmas. At first it appeared the story may have had a rhyming theme which is a wonderful assett in keeping childrens attention. Although, half way through the rhyming ceased, and I found myself stumble slightly over the transition. Illustration throughout A Christmas Prayer is simple and soft. Art and writing creates a wonderful smooth story that children will learn from.

Saturday, October 23

Review: From the Dead by John Herrick

Title: From the Dead
By: John Herrick
Genre: Christian Fiction
Publisher: SegueBlue
My Copy: Provided from Author
BookWhisperer Rating:

A preacher’s son. A father in hiding. A guilty heart filled with secrets.
When Jesse Barlow escaped to Hollywood at age eighteen, he hungered for freedom, fame and fortune. Eleven years later, his track record of failure results in a drug-induced suicide attempt. Revived at death’s doorstep, Jesse returns to his Ohio hometown to make amends with his preacher father, a former love, and Jesse’s own secret son. But Jesse’s renewed commitment becomes a baptism by fire when his son’s advanced illness calls for a sacrifice—one that could cost Jesse the very life he regained.

From the Dead is a story filled with heart and soul. As an author Herrick has laid his soul bare in this novel take a huge risk for success or failure. He has defintely soared above, and created a story demanding success. While this title has not actually been labeled a Christian Fiction novel; I feel this is a great read for seeker of Faith. As the ultimate story of life and faith it portrays every Christian's life, and the realization when we hit that brick wall that turns us to the Lord. I related to this story on a variety of levels, and find myself empowered by my reading. Jesse is the main character of this novel; this is the story of his life, the wrong path that he leads, and the healing and change of a person once you have realized the direction of your detoured path. Once he had struck rock bottom his only option was to return back to him hometown. This path leads him through healing and the ultimate seeking of forgiveness for a past that he began running from years prior. Unexpected events turn this story, and show how the Lord works in mysterious ways giving miracles even to those who are not looking.  After almost a year of changes Jesse finds himself more the person he had lost, and living a life that he feels proud of. Although, the story will take a dramatic twist that could ask for the ultimate sacrifice, and may just cost him the happiness, faith, and love that he has found. This year has been a very drastic change for The BookWhisperer. Having broadened my horizons I feel that I am reading and reviewing a pluthera of books that I previously did not attempt. This is a diamond that I would not have found previously, and I am priviledged to have had the chance to review a story as wonderful as this. As I said previously Herrick laid his soul out for the world to see in this novel. The emotion and heart poured into this story are felt the whole way through. From the Dead will leave a lasting impression on those who read it.

Wednesday, October 20

RIP Jennifer Rardin

As my followers may know Jennifer Rardin was one of my all time favorite authors. I have been a little behind on my blogging, but to my astonishment I just found out that Jennifer Rardin died unexpectedly on September 20th, 2010 at the age of 45. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family. She has left behind a husband and two daughters. I have had the wonderful pleasure of interacting this with this amazingly talented author, and I find myself in deep depair at the loss of such a truely wonderful person.

Sunday, October 17

New to the Shelf Week October 17th thru 23rd

Just a few books being released this week that I would like to spotlight. Check em out below!


Monday October 18th

Hunger Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

Horsemen of the Apocalypse #1 Series


“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”
Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons?


Tuesday October 19th

nightshade Nightshade by Andrea Cremer


Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything--including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Be on the lookout for my review, I was lucky enough to receive this one for review!!

crescendo Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush book #2


Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away, and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.
The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch, or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

If you have not already seen it was I was a lucky one to receive this early reviewer as well. Check it out here.

Friday October 22nd

banished Banished by Sophie Littlefield


There isn’t much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri—or Trashtown, as the rich kids call the run-down neighborhood where sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell lives. Hailey figures she’ll never belong—not with the popular kids at school, not with the rejects, not even with her cruel, sickly grandmother, who deals drugs out of their basement. Hailey never knew her dead mother, and she has no idea who her father was, but at least she has her four-year-old foster brother, Chub. Once she turns eighteen, Hailey plans to take Chub far from Gypsum and start a new life where no one can find them.
But when a classmate is injured in gym class, Hailey discovers a gift for healing that she never knew she possessed—and that she cannot ignore. Not only can she heal, she can bring the dying back to life. Confused by her powers, Hailey searches for answers but finds only more questions, until a mysterious visitor shows up at Gram’s house, claiming to be Hailey’s aunt Prairie.
There are people who will stop at nothing to keep Hailey in Trashtown, living out a legacy of despair and suffering. But when Prairie saves both Hailey and Chub from armed attackers who invade Gram’s house in the middle of the night, Hailey must decide where to place her trust. Will Prairie’s past, and the long-buried secret that caused her to leave Gypsum years earlier, ruin them all? Because as Hailey will soon find out, their power to heal is just the beginning.
This gripping novel from thriller writer Sophie Littlefield blazes a trail from small-town Missouri to the big city as Hailey battles an evil greater than she ever imagined, while discovering strengths she never knew she had.

Awesome week for books if I do say so myself… What are you waiting for?

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Friday, October 15

Hush Contest

Hey everybody check out my review on Hush by Eishes Chayil here. The wonderful Publicist at Walker Books has allowed to offer a contest for one copy of this incredibly interesting novel. If you have not heard about it check out the description, and my review at the link above.

Review: The Secret of Ka by Chrstopher Pike

Title: The Secret of Ka
By: Christopher Pike
Reading Level: Young Adult (Middle School)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Childrens
My Copy: ARC from Publisher
BookWhisperer Rating:

One minute Sara's bored on vacation in Istanbul. The next, she's unearthed a flying carpet that cleverly drags her to the mysterious Island of the Djinn—or genies. By her side is Amesh, a cute guy she has a crush on but doesn't yet trust. When Amesh learns the secret of invoking djinn, he loses control. He swears he'll call upon only one djinn and make one wish. The plan sounds safe enough. But neither Sara nor Amesh are any match for the monster that that swells before them. It hypnotizes Amesh, compelling him to steal Sara’s flying carpet and leave her stranded on the island.
Discovering the carpet has sparked a new path for Sara, one that will lead her to battle creatures even deadlier than djinn. In this fight, Sara can save mankind, herself, or the boy she cares for. Who will she be forced to sacrifice?

It has been a very long time since I had the pleasure of reading anything written by Christopher Pike. This was a bit refreshing as to the style many have come to love. The story was a unique mixture of Monsters mixed with Aladdin. My Disney movie comparison is due to the juvenile feel of this entire novel. I would recommend this read more toward middle school readers; feeling this would fit perfectly to their mentality level and relateability. Even with the age restriction as with many of Pike's reads this will demand your appareciation. With a long list of young adult best seller I find Pike's work to be very entertaining, but often divided into levels that fit a variety of ages. Pike has done it yet again creating a work of art for our young readers that will keep them interested in reading generation after generation.

Wednesday, October 13

Book Tour Review: Hush by Eishes Chayil

Title: Hush
By: Eishes Chayil
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Walker Books (September 14th 2010)
My Copy: Publisher Provided Review Copy
BookWhisperer: Four Stars

Inside the closed community of Borough Park, where most Chassidim live, the rules of life are very clear, determined by an ancient script written thousands of years before down to the last detail—and abuse has never been a part of it. But when thirteen-year-old Gittel learns of the abuse her best friend has suffered at the hands of her own family member, the adults in her community try to persuade Gittel, and themselves, that nothing happened. Forced to remain silent, Gittel begins to question everything she was raised to believe.
A richly detailed and nuanced book, one of both humor and depth, understanding and horror, this story explains a complex world that remains an echo of its past, and illuminates the conflict between yesterday's traditions and today's reality.

Hush was a very interesting experience to add in my reading library. I was captivated by the Ultra Orthodox or Chassidic lifestyle. This was an eye opening experience of a world that I was completely aware. I never knew that there was a society that still followed such strict religious living. From the start I was uneasy with the lifestyle of the community. As a child Gittel experinces numerous occasions of shame due primarily to society reputation. I am sickened that Gittel lived for so many years with the memory of Devory, but had to hide her feelings and the truth for the sake of society. More importantly, I am sickened that Devory's mother was aware of this situation early on, but she was willing to silence the victim for the sake of her and the families reputation. My anger was not only at the key players, but the number of individuals that could and should have helped this child is astounding. I can not believe that an entire society could chose to stand aside, and not raise a single finger. This is a tragedy and terrifying that children are still experiencing this type of  lifestyle today, and opening the door for similar situations. The author note following this story was even more disturbing, as an Ultra Orthodox she was raised in society such as this. She explains how components of this story were actually experiences that she had experienced in her own life. I try to believe that I maintain a fairly open mind to all ways of life, but I can not say that I felt anything positive about this lifestyle. I cherish the opportunity to read a book that open my eyes to another way of life, but this was a story that really turned me inside out. Emotions ran so high through out this story that I would have to take breaks, and allow myself a moment to rest from mental exhaustion. Therefore, as a whole between the concentration required in reading and the content of this book it was a very interesting experience and a horrifying look at what some live everyday. Be ready for a journey.  

Thanks to the wonderful Publicist at Walker Books. I have a copy of Hush to offer to one lucky winner. To sign up all you need to do is comment on this review. Make sure to include your email address for contact. This contest will close on October 31. Winners will be notified, and book will be shipped from the publisher. This contest is only open to US residents. Sorry. Best of Luck!

Saturday, October 9

New to the Shelf Week October 10th thru 16th

Bunches of New Releases this week that I have been anxious for a peek at. Check them all out below.

October 11th
Jane by April Lindner
Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.

But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?

October 12th

Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry
In a secluded village, magic sparkles on the edges of the forest. There, a young girl named Evie possesses unusually strong powers as a healer. A gypsy's charms—no more than trinkets when worn by others—are remarkably potent when Evie ties them around her neck. Her talents, and charms, have not escaped the notice of the shy stonemason's apprentice. But Evie wants more than a quiet village and the boy next-door. When the young king's carriage arrives one day, and his footman has fallen ill, Evie might just get her chance after all . . .

Banished by Sophie Littlefield
There isn’t much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri—or Trashtown, as the rich kids call the run-down neighborhood where sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell lives. Hailey figures she’ll never belong—not with the popular kids at school, not with the rejects, not even with her cruel, sickly grandmother, who deals drugs out of their basement. Hailey never knew her dead mother, and she has no idea who her father was, but at least she has her four-year-old foster brother, Chub. Once she turns eighteen, Hailey plans to take Chub far from Gypsum and start a new life where no one can find them.

But when a classmate is injured in gym class, Hailey discovers a gift for healing that she never knew she possessed—and that she cannot ignore. Not only can she heal, she can bring the dying back to life. Confused by her powers, Hailey searches for answers but finds only more questions, until a mysterious visitor shows up at Gram’s house, claiming to be Hailey’s aunt Prairie.

There are people who will stop at nothing to keep Hailey in Trashtown, living out a legacy of despair and suffering. But when Prairie saves both Hailey and Chub from armed attackers who invade Gram’s house in the middle of the night, Hailey must decide where to place her trust. Will Prairie’s past, and the long-buried secret that caused her to leave Gypsum years earlier, ruin them all? Because as Hailey will soon find out, their power to heal is just the beginning.
Stork by Wendy Delsol
Sixteen-year-old Katla has just moved from Los Angeles to the sticks of Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, she learns to her horror that she’s a member of an ancient order of women who decide to whom certain babies will be born. Add to that Wade, the arrogant football star whom Katla regrettably fooled around with, and Jack, a gorgeous farm boy who initially seems to hate her. Soon Katla is having freaky dreams about a crying infant and learns that, as children, she and Jack shared a near-fatal, possibly mystical experience. Can Katla survive this major life makeover and find a dress for the homecoming dance?

Elixir by Hilary Duff
Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington DC politician, she has grown to be a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the most exotic parts of the world. But after Clea’s father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, Clea’s photos begin to feature eerie, shadowy images of a strange and beautiful man—a man she has never seen before.
When fate brings Clea and this man together, she is stunned by the immediate and powerful connection she feels with him. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father’s disappearance, and they discover the centuries old truth behind their intense bond. Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fates, together they race against time to unravel their pasts in order to save their lives—and their futures.

Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
What Lily Carter wants most in the world is to attend Princeton University just like her grandfather. When she finally visits the campus, Grandpa surprises her: She has been selected to take the top-secret Legacy Test. Passing means automatic acceptance to Princeton. Sweet!
Lily's test is to find the Ivy Key. But what is she looking for? Where does she start? As she searches, Lily is joined by Tye, a cute college boy with orange and black hair who says he's her guard. That's weird. But things get seriously strange when a gargoyle talks to her. He tells her that there are two Princetons—the ordinary one and a magical one—and the Key opens the gate between them. But there are more secrets that surround Lily. Worse secrets.
When Lily enters the magical Princeton, she uncovers old betrayals and new dangers, and a chance at her dream becomes a fight for her life. Soon Lily is caught in a power struggle between two worlds, with her family at its center. In a place where Knights slay monsters, boys are were-tigers, and dragons might be out for blood, Lily will need all of her ingenuity and courage—and a little magic—to unite the worlds and unlock the secrets of her past and her future.

October 14th

Trance by Linda Gerber
Ashlyn Greenfield has always known when bad things are going to happen. Each time that familiar tingling at the back of her neck begins, she knows what's to come a trance. She's pulled in, blindsided, an unwilling witness to a horrible upcoming event. But she's never been able to stop it's not even when the vision was of her mother's fatal car accident. When soulful Jake enters Ashlyn's life, she begins having trances about another car accident. And as her trances escalate, one thing becomes clear: it's up to her to save Jake from near-certain death.

What have you been waiting for this week?

Book It Forward Review: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Title: Halo
By: Alexandra Adornetto
Reading Level: Young Adult PNR
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
My Copy: Book It Forward Arc Tours
BookWhisperer Rating:

Book Description:
Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone—especially herself—from the Dark Forces.

Is love a great enough power against evil?

I LOVE IT! This is all new addition to my favorites list. I have been craving a good Paranormal that would portray the good versus evil in a nature that would be fitting to a Christian objective. I love the safe and clean pure enjoyment that this story offers, with out all of the negative ethical contradictions that can be found in my storylines. This is an angel that has been set here to Earth for the sole purpose of undoing much of the evil the Lucifiers minions are creating. Although, when they put Bethany on this mission it was a known risk, and naturally she falls for a young man with a pure heart. Now she has put not only herself in danger, but all of the ones she loves. The characters of this story are so detailed and life-like it is nearly impossible not to get sucked in by the story. The characters and storyline are so vibrant that readers will find it easy to flow through the entire story. Even with a repative characteristic of the story, Adornetto created a masterpiece that will feel all new. This is a new look at a story full of deep spiritual belief of The Lord our God, with a young adult love story that any reader would enjoy. 

Wednesday, October 6


That is simply all I can possibly say about this.. Check out this link, and see what you think...

Remeber Footloose.. Risha is today's Kevin Bacon.. If I could say just one thing to Risha it would be to Dance, your doing nothing wrong..

Book Tour: Low Red Moon Interview and Giveaway

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Recently released Low Red Moon was an exhilarating read that I thoroughly enjoyed. If you have not had a peek for yourself check out my book review.
Here’s the book trailer from Devlin's website.

I had the pleasure of getting to ask Ivy some questions about her book. Here is what she had to share. FYI, I was also informed the sequel to Low Red Moon will be coming early 2012. Can we say sign me up?
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Q&A Ivy Devlin
Q: Low Red Moon seemed to be a mystery wrapped in a paranormal romance, was this your intention?
A: I did want a mystery--the idea told me I had to have one!--and I wanted it to be just as important as the paranormal aspect.
Q: The stereotypes/myths for werewolves are different in your book. Where did this idea come from?
A: From my total lack of reading YA paranormal fiction, LOL! Seriously, I just wanted to retell Little Red Riding Hood. I didn't worry about what is cool or whatever.
Q: Your story carries a environmentally friendly feel; what are your feelings and comments on this?
A: It's part of the story--it's how Avery and her parents are--it came out as I was writing and I enjoyed writing it.
Q: Are you working on anything else? What is to be expected from Ivy Devlin in the future?
A: Hopefully--fingers crossed--more books!
To my followers you know how much I love a good giveaway, and the wonderful publicist at Bloomsbury Books is allowing me to giveaway a copy of this awesome book. YAY!
Seeing as how this is a werewolf story tell me your favorite. To enter include your email address and what is your favorite werewolf story for your entry. I will be offering extra points this time around, so if you spread the word leave a link worth on point each link. As for my followers, if you are an old follower leave it in the comments for another chance to win.
Rules: Must be US resident to participate, and must leave email with your favorite selection. I will not count entries that don’t leave this in their comments. Can’t win for doing nothing, can you? Contest ends 10/20/10..
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Low Red Moon Blog Tour Review: Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin

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Title: Low Red Moon
By: Ivy Devlin
Reading Level: Young Adult Paranormal Fiction
Publisher: Bloomsbury Books (September 2010)
My Copy: review copy provided by publisher
BookWhisperer Rating:
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Book Description:
Low Red Moon is about Avery Hood, who is reeling from the loss of her parents--and the fact that she can't remember what happened to them even though she was there.
She's struggling to adjust to life without them, and to living with her grandmother, when she meets Ben, who isn't like any guy she's ever met before.
It turns out there's a reason why, and Ben's secret may hold the key to Avery finding out what happened to her parents...
But what if that secret changes everything she knows about--and feels for--Ben?
Reviews Plate Low Red Moon was a heartbreaking story from page one. The detail and emotion that Devlin introduces in this novel is extreme and addictive. While a shorter story than I am used to; it was in no way lacking on intensity and detail. Avery is a very unique character that not many would relate with her background nature. This story carries a very environmentally conservative view, and while I am not very familiar with this concept I found Devlin writing to make this a learning experience. Ben is a very intense character, and still very much a mystery. Even with the special ability of Ben and Avery connection; he still seems to be very hidden from the reader. The connection and romance between these main characters may seem very sudden, but I soon found this to be a comfortable relationship to follow. As a whole I found this story to be well crafted and interwoven, so expect several characters to follow. The conclusion was powerful and exciting. Not at all what I had expected, and the it does pack a bullet. I love a good story that will keep me guessing through the pages, and Low Read Moon proves to be just that kind of book. Ivy Devlin is a new face in the many authors in this genre. I find her writing to be a breathe of fresh air. She has created here a very simple and intense story. Devlin imaginative story is one that will keep her readers guessing. I will be on the look out for more from this talented mind. If this book is a highlight of what to come; I expected a book filled future for Ms. Devlin.
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