23 May 2011

{Book Review} The Advice Girl + Giveaway

By: Me My Shelf And I | 23 May 2011 at 2:58 PM | | | | | |

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The Advice Girl
a novella
Author: L.A. Shaw
Format: eBook
Pages: 106
Published: March 27, 2011
Rating: 3 to 3.5 Birds

Kira and Sophia have been best friends since they were five years old. They share an apartment together, and tell each other everything.
Everyone loves Sophia, and she is often called the advice girl by people who know her. Kira believes she knows her friend better than anyone. But in a mysterious accident, Sophia loses her life.
Kira is mourning the devastating loss when she finds a note addressed to her from beyond the grave. Kira realizes she doesn't know her friend as well as she thought, as she starts to uncover the truth. She falls into a deep depression, confused and lost, until a visit from a strange man puts her in the middle of a war between two secret societies.
Kira soon understands that she is in danger, and doesn't know who to trust. She has to fight for her own life now.

Here’s another case of don’t judge a book buy it’s cover. The Advice Girl is suspenseful, well narrated, and has a really great plot behind it. I think that LA Shaw may have sold herself short by only making this a novella. At 106 pages I whipped through this bad boy in a few hours, staggering it between two days though, wanted to savor it a bit.

Things I really enjoyed were, the plot, of course it was an interesting and new idea. Very creative! I also like the realism of the characters and the connections they had with each other. I could very honestly put myself in their shoes, and I really look for this when I’m reading. I want to BE them.

One thing that I found a little annoying was some of the dialog, specifically the conversations between Sophia and Ethan. They almost always said a lot, all at once. No pauses, breaks, no “she moved to the other side of the room and continued”. It felt like, when I read one of their responses I was trying to get it all out in one breath and barely able to make it. Almost like it was a “word vomit” where you say everything in your head to get it out. Also, while Ethan was raised in London, his language just felt forced and unnatural. He sounded like a man 3 times his age at time.

I’m having a hard time pinning a number on this one so it falls betwee 3 and 3.5 Birds. I would recommend it to anyone who likes paranormal Romance or Fantasy for sure. It’s a quick little read and worth the time spent on it! I , personally felt it needed a little tightening up here and there. All in all it was a Good Story.

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  1. I just entered your giveaway but am not a follower due to the GFC problem at the moment so as soon as it is up and running again I will be. In the meantime I'm following you on goodreds. Thanks!

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