Blog Tour: Birds of Wonder by Cynthia Robinson

Blog Tour: Birds of Wonder by Cynthia Robinson

Blog Tour: Birds of Wonder by Cynthia Robinson

Hi everyone,

I decided to participate to this Blog Tour organised by Smith Publicity. Today’s review is on Birds of Wonder by Cynthia Robinson.

The type of writing for this book is very simple, everyone can read this book and love it, because is not very big and the story can easily passionate you.

Everyone starts when a girl brutally murdered is found by her teacher in a park. And from here begin the real mystery that is the real point of this book. The story is told from the point of view of many characters, each connected somehow with the victim and the murder.

This book worth to be read and see the mystery being revealed at the end of the book – or maybe not, let go find it ­čÖé

Blog Tour: Birds of Wonder by Cynthia Robinson

Plot:

One August morning while walking her dog, high-school English teacher Beatrice Ousterhout stumbles over the dead body of a student, Amber Inglin, who was to play the lead in Beatrice’s production of John Webster’s Jacobean tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi. Barely able to speak, Beatrice calls the police. That is to say, she calls her daughter. Jes is a detective with two years of experience under her belt and a personal life composed primarily of a string of one-night-stands, including the owner of the field in which Beatrice has found Amber. In addition to a house and a field, Child Services lawyer Liam Walsh owns a vineyard, where Amber Inglin, along with a handful of other teens who’ve had difficulty negotiating the foster system, was an intern. Set among the hills and lakes of upstate New York and told in six vibrantly distinct voices, this complex and original narrative chronicles the rippling effects of a young girl’s death through a densely intertwined community. By turns funny, fierce, lyrical and horrifying, BIRDS OF WONDER probes family ties, the stresses that break them, and the pasts that never really let us go.

To the next time,

Miriam.

Blog Tour: Birds of Wonder by Cynthia Robinson

The Fandom by Anna Day

Fandom by Anna Day

The Fandom by Anna Day

Hello everyone,

Despite the late hour I managed to find some time to write and publish Anna Day’s The Fandom review.

This book was spectacular. It made me feel as if I wanted to take the lead, and many other times made me reflect on the fact that what you want can be really dangerous. Think about entering your favorite story and find yourself forced to face all the good and bad things that the protagonists face.

The Fandom is a book that really reflects what we experience as Fangirls (or Fanboys, if they are not just a myth) when we read something and identify within it. We dream with it, we suffer with it, and many times we scream against the protagonists for the wrong choices they take, which I used to do every time Violet, the protagonist, did her own thing or could not understand what was happening, something that maybe the reader had already understood, especially at the end.

But it was a fantastic story full of love, pain, manipulation, deception and more.

 

  **** SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT *****

 

The story is about these guys who went to the ComiCon to meet the actors of their favorite book and movie. But here the absurd happens. During the meeting a beam falls and the four of them are catapulted into a world totally different from their own, the Fandom world of the Gallows Dance. Here they are initially forced to flee for not being killed, and then they must try to settle in order not to arouse suspicion. The problem is that they killed Rose, the main protagonist, so now it’s up to them, somehow, to complete the story, to go home.

This implies taking Rose’s place, but nothing goes as they had thought. Violet tries, but can not be her. She should make Willow, a Gem, a genetically modified human, fall in love with her but every time she fails to follow the script she knows perfectly, and that little change causes other changes in the plot of the story. When Alice, her best friend, betrays her because she wants to be with Willow, whom she has always been in love with, and wants to stay forever in the Gem world, even if it means her friends will have a miserable life, change everything .

The plot is absolutely going out of place, even if sometimes it tries to fix itself. Violet ends up falling in love with Ash, who in the real story was only a secondary character. There is a revolt. They are captured, and Violet hanged.

It turns out in the end that this appearance of them in this world had been designed by the Gems, because they wanted someone to write a sequel about them, being trapped in a loop. They also killed the real author because she did not want to give him the sequel they wanted, so they attracted Alice, a well-known writer of Fanfictions, with the intent to make her write it, even though when they return to their world they will not remember anything.

In the end, after waking up from the coma in which they were, they write a four-handed sequel, but not on the victory of the Gems, but on that of the Imps.

The Fandom by Anna Day

A review a bit long, but this book deserves it all. The only flaw that there was, which I think prevents reading to children, was the presence of too many bad words and vulgar words by all the characters, but if you exclude those, I would read the book very willingly.

P.S. Ash is too cute: P

To the next time,

Miriam.

The Fandom by Anna Day

Impossible by Julia Sykes

Impossible by Julia Sykes

Impossible by Julia Sykes

Hello everyone,

today’s review is on a book sent to me by a publishing company with which I recently affiliated, the Quixote Editions.

The book in question is a New Adult, Impossible by Julia Sykes, which, although it does not have any particular characteristics capable of hypnotizing, succeeds in kidnapping the reader, above all thanks to its genre. It does not have the usual colors of adventure and many times the mystery of the usual books that I review, but sometimes it is also nice to change, and here the protagonist Claudia has her little adventures, albeit many times unpleasant, and the protagonist Sean has its mysteries that also endanger him in terms of the law.

Claudia is a doctor who, as she leaves the hospital and gets into the car to get home, is kidnapped. Bradley needs her to save the life of his friend Sean, who was shot.

She does not want to do anything at first, instead she try to convince Bradley to bring his friend to the hospital, but with a gun pointed at her head she can not be very persuasive.

Sean is saved, but she is forced to stay with them, for fear that she can go and report them to the caps. Obviously she does not like the idea, but does not have many options. Meanwhile Sean begins to feel an attraction towards her, and soon it becomes mutual, but Claudia never stops looking for a way to escape, until she finds one.

She escapes in the middle of the night, but for her misfortune Sean notices her absence and brings her back. It is here that she manages to open a drawer that until then had always been locked up. In there she finds instruments that prove Sean’s sexual perversion.

Much happens after this. She manages to leave, but is contacted by the FBI who is investigating Bradley and Sean for members of the Irish mafia. She decides to go back to Sean and keep her bond with him, as infiltrated by the feds, and more, to be discovered by reading the book. I promise you will not regret it. And if you liked 50 shades of gray, you’ll find something of that kind in this book too, all to be discovered.

To the next time,

Miriam.

Impossible by Julia Sykes