Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale

From Goodreads:  A brief moment of disappointment washed over me as I approached Jace’s lifeless body. Here I was, about to kiss a boy on the lips for the very first time, and he was completely comatose—possibly paralyzed—and would never even know or remember the experience. This was not how I’d envisioned my first kiss—me invisible, him unconscious.

Shayla Witherwood is not exactly normal. First of all, she’s spent her entire life being homeschooled, traveling in an RV around the country with her grandparents. And second, there’s the kind of inescapable fact that her mom was a genuine faerie.

But now that she’s starting a real life in a regular high school, Shayla desperately needs to stay out of trouble in both worlds because even her faerie powers might not be enough to protect her from what’s coming.

There were lots of things to like about this book.  Here's my run-down:
1.  It was clean.  No swearing, no sex.  
2.  Shayla knows she is a half faerie even if she doesn't know exactly all that entails.  
3.  The invisible/unconscious kiss.  (that is just fabulous and so funny)
4.  The hunky popular crush is also a very nice guy.
5.  Faerie powers are awesome.  Especially when used to do good.  Like free poor bugs.
6.  The chess playing, shoe finding janitor
7.  Green grapes
8.  Friends and compromise

It was a bit slower paced than many other books in this genre.  I felt like it was more about friends and relationships than any "good VS evil" stuff.  There was some of that, of course, but I felt like it was more about Shayla figuring out for the first time how to be a faerie and how deal with others.  I liked it.  :)

This book will be released May 8th, 2012.
You can find it on Amazon.

My thanks to Cedar Fort  for the preview copy as well as the e-book provided for the giveaway.  The giveaway is INT because it is an e-book.  Giveaway ends 4/18/12.

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  1. Thanks for the great giveaway! :))

  2. Great Review!! and thanks for the giveaway :D

  3. This is a great review!

    I love how this faerie tale also seems funny, it's a unique take!

    And what a beautiful cover!

  4. Fabulous review! I love faerie tale!!

  5. love the interview and faerie tale stories :)

  6. Clean you say? I'm scared it would be too clean for me. It's just not natural for me as a teen to see these characters in books so... Perfectly clean. O.o

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  7. This sounds good, I think I saw this somewhere before but didn't pay much attention but thanks for the review. I may just give this one a second look.

  8. I haven't finished the book yet but I'm really enjoying it. It is definitely a cute read!

  9. The "good vs. evil" theme gets a bit boring after a while and getting to know the MC's background, friends, family and other secondary characters can be just as entertaining as any action-packed plotline. I look forward to its release:)

    Sarah Bibi Setar

    sarah DOT setar AT gmail DOT com

  10. This book sounds great. I like books with fantasy elements that aren't entirely about good vs evil!

  11. That sounds like an interesting plot. Thanks for the review, I will keep my eyes out in the future for the series.

  12. thank u for the list, this book sounds promising :D


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