So, my friend, Holly, wrote a book, The Tempus. I didn’t know she was writing a book. (Obviously, we’re not BFF’s or anything.) But, when I saw on her Facebook page that she had written a book, of course I wanted to support her. I purchased it immediately. And, it went from the Amazon box to my shelf.
I mean, let’s get real. I read for a living. So, when I read at home, it needs to be something that I know is going to be good, something that will take me somewhere, something that will help me escape.
The book sat on my shelf just waiting to be read. Then, I started to hear rumblings from others who had read it. “It’s really good. I can’t believe it’s her first novel.” was what I was told at every turn. Hmmmm… I thought. Maybe I should crack it open.
When Mags wanted to cuddle and read one night, I grabbed it and started reading. I got to chapter three, and put it down…quickly. Not because it wasn’t good. It was too good. I’d gotten only three chapters in (they’re not long), and my friend, Holly, had sucked me completely in…completely in. I knew if I went any farther I wasn’t putting it down that night, and I had work that needed to be done. So, it sat a few days more.
Then, I had several hours to spare (Well, not really spare. I carved them out for me.), and I let myself indulge in Holly’s book. And, it was an indulgence. I enjoyed every minute of it. EVERY MINUTE.
The character development was fabulous. I didn’t like them all, but I knew them all. The plot kept moving at a good pace. And, while it’s Young Adult Fiction, there wasn’t too much mushy stuff. Yes, there are guys and girls and they like each other, but there isn’t anything that would make me feel uncomfortable to let Mags read it. Oh, and there are bad guys and good guys, and good guys you think are bad guys, and bad guys you think are good guys, and all kinds of awesomeness at the end.
So, if you’re looking for a book to add to the spring and summer reading list, I’d consider this one. I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed.
And, no, Mags hasn’t read it yet. I haven’t let her. I know her too well. She’s going to want the sequel immediately. And, it’s not out yet. I’m hoping for an early copy… might have to become better friends with Holly.