Have you ever spied a book you just knew you had to read? Not because someone else read it and thought it was great or because it was on sale at the nearby bookstore. Simply because the cover and summary just grabbed a hold and refused to let go, no matter how much you resisted. If not, I feel so sorry for you. It's happened to me numerous times.
I especially fought when I saw the cover and summery for Warren the 13th and the All Seeing Eye, by Tania del Rio, almost two months ago. Now I receive numerous emails from groups, clubs and sites all the time. Normally I glance over titles, photos and summaries, but I just knew I couldn't let this one get away!
On first glance, it makes you think of a BBC television show, or Tim Burton's animations- but no! This story carries a life all its own... well, maybe with a British accent, it's better. I read aloud in one. I just knew the book had to be mine. So I followed the link to request an #ARC. For some reason, the link wasn't updating and I feared I'd missed out. So I later went on Twitter and posted a tweet and Whoa! The author sent me another link- and I managed to get two copies! One for me and one for homeschooling!
But there are many obstacles along the way and many benefits... like caring friends.
This story was amazing! The covers are Burtonesque, but hold a style all their own. I have both copies (well, the book doesn't release until 11/24), so the one you see for the review is pre-ordered, but I have the one in the slideshow. The black, white and shades of red in the photos work perfectly together, making the book come alive!
The story is original and works for any reader, but I'd suggest for anyone age 7- adult. Your heart goes out to the boy who's called ugly and mistreated. You wind up loving him and cheering him on- emotions a good book should incite. The villains are villainous and you want to love that too. It's funny, surprising and totally unpredictable! The best part of the read is that my son LOVED it as much as I did! We laughed and anticipated every chapter with no disappointments. Get this one for your kids- get it for yourself! You'll love it as much as we did.
Looking for a review?
Send a .mobi copy, with a jpeg of the cover to a.reneehunt@
When Will My Review Post?
I work on a 1st Come, 1st Serve basis, but if you've got a Release Date, send me an email: a.reneehunt@
aol.com and I can work with you.
They're the life source of Indie Authors the tool that creates Best Sellers! I know I do not have that much power, but I can sure add to it!