Saturday, October 27, 2012

Swift Book Tour: spotlight

BB Book Tours

We are today's stop on the Swift Book Tour presented by The Bookish Brunette Book Tours. Swift is a paranormal YA novel and it's only .99 at Amazon.
Swift (Swift, #1) by Heather London
YA paranormal*Paperback*Self-published August 29, 2012 

Meredith Martin is being hunted by evil, for something she is destined to become, but knows nothing about.

After graduating from high school, Meredith is ready to leave the place that has been a constant reminder of what happened to her as a child. She was just eight years old when her family died in a mysterious car accident, taking the secret of her destiny with them. It’s not until a new family moves to town that she realizes leaving may not be as easy as she once thought.

Meredith feels an instant connection towards the Harpers, especially the good-looking, mysterious Blake and his overly friendly sister, Abby. After a series of bizarre events that happen too often to be coincidence, Meredith begins to realize that she is at the center of something larger than herself—possibly the same thing that killed her parents and twin sister many years ago. Nightmarish visions and resurfacing memories push Meredith closer to Blake, leading her to discover her destiny and other buried secrets.

As Meredith tries to understand her new world, she will be put to the ultimate test, and her strength and courage will be challenged more than she ever imagined.

About the author:

Heather London:
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Heather London is a young adult author who loves to write stories full of fantasy, romance, and science fiction. She is a lover of only the finest of coffee and premium craft beer, but will settle for anything chocolate, regardless of its quality. Heather lives with her husband in Dallas, TX where she is currently working hard on her next project.


Swift is an interesting read about eighteen year old Meredith, fresh out of high school and ready for the next chapter in her life. Since losing her parents and twin sister ten years ago, she's felt alone until she meets Abby at the cemetery while visiting her loved ones. An unexpected friendship begins and when Meredith meets Abby's brother, Blake, she's inexplicably drawn to him. For a young woman accustomed to being the loner, Meredith has two new friends and with new friendships the mystery of who and what she is begins to unwind.

I liked the concept of Swift and enjoyed reading this paranormal YA. The reader is kept in the dark as to what is going on between Meredith, Abby and Blake, and that was okay since it heightened the mystery surrounding Meredith. I would have liked a bit more insight sooner but patience isn't my forte. The characters were well rounded yet, at times, their dialogue sounded stiff (using contractions would have made their speech more believable and not formal unless this was intentional. Occasionally  I thought there was too much telling-- using dialogue would have broken up long paragraphs while still informing us what's going on. Meredith suffered from that YA illness of insta-love and having scenes of the two actually falling in love would have been beneficial. I liked the trio of friends and once the story's pace picked up, so did my interest. Swift was loaded with promise and I'm curious to see what Meredith does next.

Rating: 3

Cover comment: Love it.

Book source: I received a promotional e-book from the author in return for my honest review.

Next stop on the tour:
10/28/2012:  Waiting On Sunday to Drown

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