Sunday, August 28, 2011

Torn by Erica O'Rourke - A Review

Torn (Torn Trilogy, #1)Torn by Erica O'Rourke

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Torn
Author: Erica O’Rourke
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

Erica O’Rourke did a fabulous job with this darkly, exciting novel about Mo Fitzgerald who is torn between two guys and worlds she doesn’t begin to understand. Torn is definitely addictive. You cannot put it down once you begin. The only thought is to get back and see what is happening next.

Mo Fitzgerald is a normal seventeen year old about to be senior in high school who is a witness to her best friend, Verity being murdered. Somehow, Mo escapes from the murderers and vows to find them and exact vengeance for Verity. Mo is no stranger to secrets, but learns that even best friends have secrets from one another. Attempting to get vengeance for Verity, Mo has to choose between two men that are both equally dangerous in their own ways. Colin, who is duty bound to protect her, and Luc, well he is very mysterious. In her effort to get revenge on Verity’s murders, Mo must enter a world she doesn’t know even exists, a world of raw magic and deal with people who aren’t everything they seem. Can she do it? No spoilers here!

O’Rourke has created characters and a story line that is made believable with her masterful crafting. Mo seems likes any other high school senior you might actually meet on the street and the dialogue between characters flows with reality even in the face of the unbelievable.

This book was provided to me free of charge by Kensington Publishing Corp for an honest review. The opinions are my own.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

The Canary List: A NovelThe Canary List: A Novel by Sigmund Brouwer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: The Canary List
Author: Sigmund Brouwer
Publisher: Waterbrook Press

The Canary List is a masterfully crafted, chilling, and thought-provoking story written by Sigmund Brouwer about a twelve-year old girl named Jaimie Piper who has no difficulty detecting evil in people.

Jaime is a twelve-year old girl that has been in and out of foster homes since she was an infant. Due to her attitude and behavior she has been placed in classes for challenged students where she comes in contact with, teacher, Crockett Grey. Crocket has his on agenda in the beginning; he just wants to relive the anniversary of his daughter’s death. But that is not to be. Jaimie comes to him terrified and begging for his help which starts them on a downward spiral of bizarre events that leads them to the Vatican.

I will definitely pass this book on to others with a recommendation for reading. Mr. Brouwer grabbed my attention and kept it throughout the book with his masterful crafting of the story web.

The Canary List was provided by Waterbook Press free of charge for an honest review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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