Friday, April 15, 2011

A Must Read

 
Too Good Not to Review

Savannah Grey
by
Cliff McNish


 Expected publication: April 28th 2011 by Carolrhoda Books

Goodreads Blurb:
15 year old Savannah Grey has never felt she's belonged. She keeps her distance, so she's surprised by her attraction to the new boy Reece. Then strange things begin to happen: nature, it seems, is exerting an overpowering force on the world. Birds behave strangely; gusts of wind blow leaves so fiercely they seem to lure people away. And Savannah learns she has supernatural powers. Nature has a purpose for Savannah and her friends. For they are on course to meet the vile and evil Orcrassa, who wants to destroy the world by corrupting nature. And it wants Savannah Grey to help realize its savage intent.

This was my first experience with author Cliff McNish, and I am a new fan. I LOVED this book. He is a great storyteller. In fact, I would call him a master of descriptive imagery and quirky characterization. It has one of the best creepy opening chapters I've read in a long time, and what's even cooler is that it was totally creepy, yet humorous at the same time. I even made my 14-year-old (you know he's my book buddy) come and listen while I read parts of it to him - and it was only the first chapter!

I have read several reviews that do NOT rave about this book. Okay, fine, to each his own. I can tell you honestly though, that I disagree. While it has been criticized for moving too quickly and ending too abruptly, I think it was fluid and suspenseful and satisfying. I was hooked by page two and read straight through to the end. I could not put it down. Could. Not. Put. It. Down.

Read Savannah Grey. I'd love to hear what you think. As for me, I'll be ordering more Cliff McNish books. If they are as awesome as this one, you'll be hearing about them, too!!  


eBook from Lerner Publishing through Net Galley. Thanks Lindsay! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

18 comments:

salarsenッ said...

You've definitely peeked my interest with this one. I have to say that the cover is just all that! It says so much without being busy. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Old Kitty said...

Ooooh I do like the blurb!! Thanks for the info and the review!! Take care
x

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A most enjoyable review, thank you,

Yvonne,

Justine Dell said...

I always love when some recommends a good book!

~JD

Vicki Rocho said...

I hadn't heard of this one, and it sounds cool! thanks.

Faith said...

Sounds very interesting! I'd not heard of this one or seen it on NetGalley, so... off to the site I go! Huzzah!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

This sounds like a great book.

I really have to check out NetGalley. I just have so many other books to catch up on. :P

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

Wow, this sounds really interesting. Great review. I'm always intrigued by books that get love/hate reviews!

Ishta Mercurio said...

Okay - I'll check it out! Thanks for the recommendation!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Thanks for the rec! I love to hear contrary views on books - i.e. some people may not have liked this but I DID! It's awesome, because it reminds me that there is a book for all types, and not all types are the same.

Kelly said...

That book sounds cool, and the cover is amazing! INtriguing!

Mary Aalgaard said...

One of the best endorsements: "could not put it down." I'll be looking for it!

Natalie Aguirre said...

You've got me interested.Thanks for the great review.

Charmaine Clancy said...

I like a book that moves quickly, so I'll definitely be putting this one on my Kindle! Thanks for the review :)
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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon .. obviously totally hooked you - that's great to know. I really like the sound of the premise .. interesting - thanks for the recommendation .. Hilary

Susan Fields said...

Thanks for the review, Shannon! This really sounds good. There's nothing better than a book I can't put down. I'll check it out!

Kristin Rae said...

Haven't heard of this one! But I love the sound of quirky characterization :) Thanks for the review!

Heather said...

I must admit, I would have passed on this because of the clique of a girl coming into strange powers. But after hearing you say he is a master of description, I must have it! Thanks for opening my eyes to this one!

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