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A Written Rhapsody: Giveaway & Review- Swirls by F.A. Hershey

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Giveaway & Review- Swirls by F.A. Hershey

"Sixteen-year-old Julia finds herself leaving her London life behind to move with her parents to the Amazon jungle. 

A native descendant, she becomes familiarized with her own roots for the first time in her life. However, she never imagines she is about to discover much more than her own past but also just how crowded our little planet is... "

I initially chose to review this book because it seemed different from other YA books. This book definitely took me a while to get into. Now I'm not saying it was bad, it just took some time for the story to get going. A slow beginning doesn't usually bother me, but I really didn't care for Julia as a character. She was a tad bit too whiny for me. I understood she was sad about moving, but every time she was sad it just seemed like the same sentence. After a while I really just stopped caring that she was sad. On the other hand, I absolutely loved the secondary character named Lola. She was so cute and bubbly. The male characters in this book are written in a way that they come off as very mysterious. You're always waiting to know more about them and who they are. That is one big thing this book really has going for it, it builds suspense up and gives you more and more questions to be answered.

This would also be a great book for people who enjoy a lot of description. I'm a reader who likes it in doses when it's needed, but this story is very detailed in it's surroundings. The descriptions of the Amazon put you right in the characters shoes. There are a few structural flaws in the book, but it isn't anything that deterred me from reading the story. 

The concept of the story is original and gives you insight to a world that hasn't been explored in books. I hope the following books close up some of the gaps in this first book and get into characters at a deeper level. I believe the book can definitely be a bit more edited and developed, but it's a great start to a brand new cultural viewpoint that I look forward to seeing more of. 

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At February 11, 2012 at 4:21 AM , Anonymous Cecilia Robert said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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At February 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM , Anonymous sarah_at_That_Teenage_Feeling said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower and have entered the giveaway *fingers crossed*.

At February 12, 2012 at 9:01 AM , Anonymous Jez Lee said...

This series is so beautiful. Can;t wait to read it. Thanks for the heads up!

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