So, I know that I said forever ago that I would update weekly but things happened that were out of my control and I could not get a blog post. But today, instead of a crafty blog post I decided I would talk about a new book that I just finished reading!
So everyone knows that I am a major geek. I got the awesome chance to go to Dallas Comic Con! I dressed up as Lolita Loki, got to go to a Q&A panel for Ioan Gruffudd (mostly known as Mr. Fantastic from Fantastic 4, I know him as the husband in the series Ringer) and Colin Ferguson (Syfy’s Eureka). They were both pretty awesome. I got a few pictures taken of me, which is fine because I was wearing a long black wig, which was really hot because there were so many people in attendance. So while I was by myself walking the Dealer’s Room, I came across this couple and I randomly stopped. The female complemented me on my lovely outfit and told me about her book that she wrote. The book was called Ravens Hollow and the lovely lady was the author, Jenny Lee Canham. At that time, I did not have any cash and couldn’t buy the book. So I walked away empty-handed but with her card and tips that you can find the book on Amazon (which is what I was going to do). I left Dallas Comic Con that Saturday with nothing but the fun I had dressing up. I later went out with my parents in full Lolita Loki outfit, which got quite a few looks from people.
The next day, I took cash and also my Captain America. I told a few people that Captain America pissed me off so I turned him into doll!!! So, when I went back to Dallas Comic Con, I decided to go and see if the books were still there and they were!!! I was so excited about it and bought the book! The lovely author signed my book and loved my Captain America, in which I gave her my card. I used the card she gave me later that night to find her on Facebook and Twitter! The rest of the Sunday, I spent walking around, buying a few drawing here and there and I did find an artist that is planning on drawing his idea of the Greek Goddess Athena! The last thing I did that day was seeing Colin Ferguson!
Now that my weekend has been recapped, back to the book. So, the next day I was exhausted but still had to go to work, I decided to take Ravens Hollow with me to read during my breaks and lunches. I have to tell you that I love getting caught in a book. I love to read and have so many books that I can’t fit them all on one bookshelf. Once I started on it, I had such a hard time putting it down. I read it during my 15-minute breaks and my hour lunches, worked hard not to get any food on it.
Below is the bold print on the back of the book:
Two deaths to pay the price
False love’s eternal sacrifice.
For promises kept, the pyres still rise.
One life to end shall end the vice.
The story is about three sisters who move to a small town because a car accident takes the life of their parents and they move in with their Aunt. They go through an adventure that deals with ghosts and deadly secrets and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
The book was captivating and I was excited to read it. The story is about three sisters that are unique in their own ways. I really got into the bond between the sisters, Reina, Ember, and Jillian, because the oldest and youngest remind me of my sister and I. Although, in my family there were only the two of us, the dynamics between the sisters were so great and realistic. The characters were well developed and although at the beginning of the book, it was slightly confusing because the point of view changes between the sisters, being able to see all three views made the story a lot more interesting. Now I won’t give away anything from the book, because I expect you guys to go read it! But by giving all the view points of the sisters, it was a bit harder to see which sister was seeing the truth and if any of them were being manipulated.
I just managed to finish the book during my lunch at work today and was sad that it was over! I know it is probably weird that it hasn’t been a full week and I already finished the book, which is 414 pages long but I am a fast reader and when I get into a book, it is hard for me to put it down and go to sleep. This is definitely a book I would recommend to friends and great for a first time author. I do hope to be able to read more of Jenny Lee Canham’s books as she publishes them!
Go see 144 Creations Publishing on Facebook (www.facebook.com/144Creations) and follow the lovely Jenny Lee Canham (Twitter: @JennyLeeCanham). Here it is on amazon! (http://www.amazon.com/Ravens-Hollow-Jenny-Lee-Canham/dp/061580358X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369362992&sr=8-1&keywords=Ravens+Hollow)