Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Book Review of Secrets and Lies

Book Review of Secrets and Lies
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Book BLURB: 

Cassie Scot, still stinging from her parents’ betrayal, wants out of the magical world. But it isn’t letting her go. Her family is falling apart and despite everything, it looks like she may be the only one who can save them.

To complicate matters, Cassie owes Evan her life, making it difficult for her to deny him anything he really wants. And he wants her. Sparks fly when they team up to find two girls missing from summer camp, but long-buried secrets may ruin their hopes for happiness. Book 2 in the Cassie Scot Mystery series.

Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.

At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams. 

In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work.

Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.


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OMG!  I reviewed the first book in this series (here) and loved it, but this one was SO much better.  I was totally drawn into Cassie’s world.  I love the way the writer brings you into the character’s lives and lets you feel their emotions and turmoil.  I even shed tears at the end, but I’m not giving anything away.  I may have shed a tear or two at other times as well. 

I was totally vested in the outcome of the story, and then…then… I don’t even know what to say except that book 3 better be in the works because I don’t know how long I can wait to find out what happens next.  I wouldn’t mind knowing what’s going on with the Vampire hunting cousin either, but not until Cassie and Evan get their resolution because I am so in head slapping mode at the moment.  You know, book character’s lives would be better if I could just give them a bonk upside the head periodically to straighten them out….or not.

I give this book 5 out of 5 clouds and beg for book 3 as soon as possible. ;)

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1 comment:

  1. :) :) :)

    Wow, does it ever warm an author's heart to read a review like that!

    Have no fear, Mind Games (book 3) is FINISHED. As in done, edited, copy edited, and awaiting cover art. Tentative release date is April 2014, but I've seen these tentative dates get pushed back enough not to hold my breath. I'm hoping for May though, because I really want to get this series out there.

    FTR, I'm done with the series. There are four books total and the final book, Dreamer, is also complete. It's still going through the editing process with my publisher, but there's no good reason it won't be out in 2014 too. If it's not too much fo a spoiler, I will just say that Evan and Cassie couldn't possible work things out until the end, could they? :)

    I've got another wrench to throw at them, so get that book all ready to knock some heads together. I do have a plan, though, and I think (hope) it pays off in that last book!

    Thanks so much for hosting. Can't wait to see your thoughts on the sequels.