Friday, February 21, 2014
Under Zenith by Shannen Crane Camp Blog Tour/Review
About The Book:
Release Date: 2.11.14
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing (also known as CHBB)
Genre: New Adult
Synopsis: It was the most important day of her life, and for 21-year-old Isla Edison, graduating from college with a useless degree in vocal performance was all part of her master plan. Dying in a car accident only hours later wasn't part of that plan. Yet there she was, standing over her own lifeless body and panicking about ruining the truck her parents had bought as a graduation present. Talk about a bad way to repay them. If coming to terms with the hereafter wasn’t enough to deal with, Isla suddenly finds herself stuck with Hayden, a gorgeous Brit with a bad attitude and a penchant for throwing her off cliffs to keep her in line. Worst of all, Hayden is her Guide, and until she completes six impossible and totally random tasks to reach her mysterious Destination, she's stuck with him. Isla's major problem, though, is that she doesn't know what reaching her Destination actually entails, and soon the mystery surrounding her new afterlife seems more ominous than any purgatory she could possibly imagine. Now Isla must decide if she'll trust her dark and brooding Guide despite his "bad boy" act, or if she'll risk failing her tasks and facing the unknown alone.
My Review: *****--5 Stars
I absolutely love a book that I can close with a squee and my only thought is, "WOW!" This was one of those books! I loved how creative and fresh it was--such a unique story.
Isla has no idea what's going on, yet she's determined to make it to her Destination. She repeatedly asks Hayden for help, yet it's up to her to complete her tasks on her own. I loved Isla's ingenuity and ability to think calmly and rationally. I was rooting for her, not only in her tasks, but in figuring out the unknown.
Hayden was also a mystery and I enjoyed seeing him soften--just a little--from his bad boy toughness. His gruffness was a perfect contrast to Isla's personality.
I loved the way the ending unfolded--I didn't see it coming, yet I loved it! I don't want to give too much away, but this really was an original, entertaining book, one that I would recommend.
Content: a few perilous moments, but no language, no detailed intimate scenes (aside from kissing), and no extreme violence.
About the Author:
Shannen Crane Camp was born and raised in Southern California, where she developed a love of reading, writing, and anything having to do with film. After high school, she moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, where she received a degree in Media Arts and found herself a husband in fellow California native Josh Camp. The two now live in either California or Utah... they still can't decide.
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