Sunday, September 30, 2012

Review on Island of Tory~ by Regina M. Geither for Blog Tour Stop***

February 23, 2012*** Amazon Link-
When sixteen year old Arella Cline's summer vacation begins with the tragic death of her parents, she is sent to live with her aunt to begin a new life on a remote island off the western coast of Ireland. But there are strange things happening on Tory Island— shadow figures, mysterious auras, and the haunting sound of her deceased parents’ voices. The only thing Arella finds appealing about Tory is the handsome, dark-haired Declan McQuillan. But Cannon Fidelous, a mysterious outcast, warns her that the island and its inhabitants are hiding a dark secret. And when Arella finds an ancient book of prophecies, she discovers the island's curse—a curse that only she can undo
5 out of 5 Stars*** The Island of Tory kicks off with a family trip headed to an island called Tory~ (this is not Arella's idea of a place to hang out) but before the family can arrive there is a horrible car accident- which leaves Arella to continue on with life without her mother or father. Soon- she finds herself having to live on this island anyway with her aunt Fi and a life of attending a small private school located on the Island of Tory. Here she meets a nice boy named Declan who decides to help show her the ropes and invites her to attend a sport she loves (soccer) after school along with some potential friends. But things take a turn- people start to act strange- visions believed to be caused from the accident- and also her life could be in danger. I have to say that I really enjoyed this story more than expected loved the mystery and fantasy and the author did a great job with the Irish accents which played out well in the story. This book had me guessing until the very end~ I really liked Regina M. Geither's writing style. I read this on my computer and was wishing the whole time that I had a physical copy for my shelves- amazing cover!! This book has a lot of different elements to offer a reader. The characters were well developed and dialog was fantastic. If there is a second book coming out I will pick it up without hesitation. (I would hate to say there is anything beautiful about a car accident- but the author did an outstanding job with the choice of words and description of this accident in the beginning of the story) I would recommend Island of Tory as a great read and is quite different than those I've read lately which was nice- so if you're looking for a fast* unique* read -this one is for you. I look forward to reading more from this author. I hope to soon have my own copy to put onto my shelves. Awesome Read- This was my first review for a blog tour and I am so excited* Glad I was able to be a part of Island of Tory Blog Tour* :) Thank You!! Reesa***

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