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Book Review-Golden (YA Novel)-Melinda Michaels

Friday, May 29, 2015


As most of you probably know I rarely do reviews of YA novels-I do some but not many! The author sent me the blurb and it immediately caught my attention--I wanted to read it! There is quite a bit of fantasy in this novel which will catch you off guard as it did me. I have to admit that I could not tell from which story each family originated--actually I am still not positive! This is definitely a book any young girl would be able to read (as would her Mom which I always suggest-Mom's read first then hand them over!). I really can't write too much about this without giving it all away--so I will leave you with this thought--What fairy tale family is your family descended?

About the Book: (from Amazon)

High school senior Hanna Loch just suffered a blackout in front of her entire homeroom class. She hasn’t had one in over ten years, and she’s terrified—the last time she blacked out, she woke up with no memory of her life before. To make matters worse, no one can explain why it happens. For Hanna, bad things tend to come in threes.

And that doesn’t even begin to cover it . . .

When she learns she could be a descendant of someone who lived /once upon a time/, Hanna must put her trust in William Vann, a descendant of one of the most hated villains ever known. Their histories are intertwined in more ways than she expected, and he has answers about her past, answers even her family won’t share.

But is it safe to put her trust in someone who appears to be danger reincarnate, while trying to escape the darkness that tried to kill her ten years ago?

A loose fairytale retelling, GOLDEN is a story that’s /just right/, weaving together lost secrets, vengeful enemies, and what happens when fiction becomes reality.

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About the Author: (from the Author's Website)


Melinda Michaels is the author of Golden and currently lives in Milford, Pennsylvania. A self-proclaimed historian with a rare sense of humor, Melinda finds an immense amount of joy in knowing useless facts, exploring historical places and drinking copious amounts of coffee. When she’s not writing she can be found researching obscured time periods for her own amusement or refurbishing old furniture.

Melinda loves Philadelphia and visits often to enjoy the city with her husband Andrew. Together they have three rambunctious pets. Archie the Beagle, Winston the Boston Terrier and Beatrice the cat.
Golden is the first in a Young Adult magic realism, stand alone series and will be published by Reuts Publishing. The second book, Roses is complete while the third, Glass, is in the works. There will be five all together.


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32 comments :

A TRAVELOGUE by Brock and Tanj said...

Sounds like a pretty interesting book. Sounds like a fantasy/mysterious book huh?! Will keep this in mind for summer reading. Thanks for sharing.

Uplifting Families said...

This sounds like a book that my daughter would be interested in. I would probably enjoy it too.

The Mommy-Files said...

This sounds like an interesting read. I wish I had more time to read books. I would check this one out.

Felice said...

I love reading books like this. i am definitely going to have to try to make time to read this book this summer. I am definitely interested after reading a little bit about the book.

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Mama to 5 said...

This definitely sounds like a book I would not want to but down! Your review is leaving me wanting to read more!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an interesting book indeed. The review is amazing and has me interested for sure. Sometimes it is good to read fantasy. Thanks for sharing.

Scott said...

I'm happy to see you feature a YA title. I'm always on the lookout for new stuff for my girls and don't want to have to read them myself! ;)

Parent Palace said...

Our eldest daughter will love this book. This is exactly the type of genre and style that she so readily devours. Of course I will read it first - and I bet it won't take me long because it sounds like so much fun!

Briton Alo said...

This sounds so interesting. I love to read books before passing them on to my kids so we can chat about them together :)

Linda A. Kinsman said...

I've been reading more YA books as a sort of book club with my teen daughter. This sounds like one we would both enjoy. Thank you for the suggestion and review!

Yellow Tennessee said...

I am always looking for new books to read. This one sounds like one I would finish fast, due to not being able to put it down.

Liz Mays said...

I'm definitely curious as to why those blackouts are occurring. This sounds like a really cool story!

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

I will be reading this with my teen. Perfect summer read

Crystal said...

It does sound like a good summer read. My daughter has been reading books about descendants of fairy tale characters. This sounds like a good transition for her when she's done with that series.

Christina Bhattacharya said...

My YA reader will love this book. I will let her know that it is available. Sounds like a great summer read.

Valerie Earnest said...

Both my daughter and I love to read fantasy-themed books. Though she's probably not ready for YA books, I will give it a read at least for myself. Thanks for the review!

CourtneyLynne said...

This book sounds absolutely fantastic! I will have to get myself a copy and give it a read over the summer! Thanks!

Theresa Mahoney said...

This kind of reminds me of the tv show Once Upon A Time. I think I would love this book, as would my girls. I just added it to my summer reading list!

Vaneese said...

I have a special place in my heart for Young Adult literature. Some of my favorite books are in that genre! This one sounds super interesting. I might have to check it out. It's been awhile since I've read any YA lit, come to think of it.

jcupphoo said...

Thanks for sharing! We're about to head out on a cruise so we're looking for some good books to read.

Jennifer Juro said...

This sounds like a very interesting read. I have never heard of this author before today.

NYC Single Mom said...

I have to add this future books for my daughter to read when she is older. its the type of book she would enjoy.

Tanya Lara said...

Sounds like an interesting plot, although the Amazon synopsis could have included more details, like descendants of who, to make it more juicy. Will have a look at the bookstore for this. Thanks!

Russ R. said...

This seems like an interesting read. I'm recommending it to my Book Club - I have book club mates who are very much into YA stories.

kristi dominguez said...

Great review, Miki! This sounds like a great read for the summer!

Penny Struebig said...

I can see why you were intrigued - this book sounds like it would be a fun read. Would be a great book to read on vacation.

Katherine Bartlett said...

This sounds like an interesting plot line.

Amanda McMahon said...

The intro caught my eye too! I may need to check this out,

Kristen Campbell said...

Hey, the more young adults like books the better for all of society as far as I'm concerned! Sounds like a good one!

Maddi'sMommy said...

I rarely read YA but this does intrigue me! Books about memory loss almost always do.

Franc said...

I like how they explore fairy tales and try to mix it up with modern times. This would be something worth reading especially for kids and teens.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

I enjoy reading YA novels. Thanks for the heads up on this one!

 
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