Tuesday, July 31, 2012

REVIEW: SHADES OF THE FUTURE by Suzanne Lilly


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Suzanne will be giving one randomly chosen commenter a shade of designer sunglasses. Click the banner above to see the other stops on the tour.


What would you do if you could see your future? Would you accept it or would you change it?

Mariah Davis loves animals, running, and her hunk of a boyfriend, Kevin Creamer. Everything looks bright for her until the day she finds a pair of sunglasses that allow her to see the future.

When she glimpses a disaster looming, she tries to avoid it but fails. She has a car accident that lands her in a wheelchair, smashing her hopes for a running scholarship to the veterinary program at Ohio State University. She pushes Kevin away, thinking he’ll want to end their relationship now that she can’t walk.

Will she ever learn to trust and love again? She could search for an answer in the sunglasses. But she’s afraid what they reveal might destroy her.

This is a charming YA book! The character of Mariah is someone you would love to hang out with--and the town of Honey Creek---let's just say I would love to have grown up there!

Ms. Lilly has done a wonderful job capturing the essence of small town life and the people who live there. There are some wonderful secondary characters that I hope I will have a chance to meet again in future books in this series.

I'm always having kids come up and ask for YA books that aren't as dark as some we have. My only regret is that this book is not available in print for them to check out.

About the Author:Suzanne Lilly is a writer at night and a teacher by day, which is why she’s known online as the TeacherWriter. Her articles and stories have appeared in numerous places online and in print. She writes light romance, young adult, and middle grade novels. When not busy with words, she enjoys swimming, hiking, reading, fine arts, and cooking. She lives in California with her family and furry friends and has yet to feel an earthquake.

You can follow her on Twitter as @suzannelilly, visit her blog at http://www.teacherwriter.net, or her author website at http://www.suzannelilly.com.

3 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Suzanne today.

Harley Brooks said...

Suzanne had me at "the gauntlet." Growing up in a small town, I remember "night games" and loved that I raised my own kids in a place where they could carry on the tradition, although I had a few flower beds trampled during a competitive game of flashlight tag.

bn100 said...

This sounds like a good book.

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