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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Teen Reviewer Miranda reviewing Embrace

Hi, my name is Miranda, and I’m going to be a freshman in the fall.  My former Humanities teacher introduced me to reading pre-publication books and giving feedback to the authors. I thought this was a wonderful idea, so I immediately joined. Getting the opportunity to read Embrace first has been wonderful and makes me excited to read more of your novels and other pre-publication books.

One of the things that I especially liked about your novel was that although your genre is supernatural, you wrote with such a real voice that I might as well have been reading realistic fiction. In the exposition of your novel, you sculpted Madison as a character who went out to parties, drank lots of coffee, and fawned over attractive boys. This made her amiable and relatable and really eased the reader into the story. I also thought it was really neat how you didn’t make it clear who the real enemy was. You had me thinking that Paige and Mark were the culprits when really it was actually another sly character that had passed through my mind as meaningless. Your elements of surprise kept me glued to the pages--I finished the book in roughly seven hours.

Needless to say, Embrace is a winner and I am positive that readers will devour it once it is published. It is definitely on my recommendation list! Your novel was short, sweet and great summer read. I look forward to enjoying more of your works with that clear writing style of yours. Thank you for brewing up Embrace (pun definitely intended), it’s been a wonderful ride!


Sincerely,

Miranda

5 comments:

Jennifer Lane said...

Cherie sure did "brew" up a great story ha ha. Awesome review!

B. A. Binns said...

I'm glad you found this book a winner. Thanks to your description this is one I want to read myself.

Cherie Colyer said...

It's always a thrill to hear from readers. I'm glad you enjoyed Embrace. :)

Harley Brooks said...

Great review Miranda. I liked how you pulled the key elements of the story out without spoiling an apparent surprise, which leaves someone like me, wanting more and heading off to find the book. Well done!

jamieayres said...

Wellllll, I sure do want to read it now:)Great review!