Title - Winnemucca, a small town fairy tale
Author - Laura A. H. Elliot
Publisher - CreateSpace
Date Published - 2011
# of pages -222
Winnemucca is a young-adult coming-of-age, paranormal novel about a teenage girl's enchanted road trip to her true self no matter who or what tries to stop her.
One mistake will change Ginny's life forever.
One answer will set her free.
Once upon a time Ginny's road blood ripened, the day she got wise to love. Engaged to the high school quarterback, his quarter-carat ring and enchanting smile should have been enough for her. But, she stands him up and takes a walk where every step questions her happily ever after gone-bad and the fate of the mother she never knew. The mother her father refuses to talk about. Ginny fights to untangle her big, fat, lie-of-a-life on an enchanted road trip to Winnemucca, where she believes all her answers lie. She must solve the riddle of her past and outrun everyone who wants a piece of her future, including a man determined to see she never has one. When fear's as blind as love, how far would you go to find the flesh-and-blood reality of your own happily ever after?
Boy, did this book take my breath away. It was completely different than anything I have read before and yet still had a tinge of familiarity about it.
From the very first page I knew this book would be special. The author's writing voice was a unique mix of small town rural and the air of a magical fairy tale. She captured the metaphors of certain moments perfectly with phrases like "road blood" and that "Boom. Boom-boom" that haunted her protaginst Ginny so much. It's this kind of writing I look forward to so much. Not only paying attention to plot and character development but presenting it in a way that is unique to the story.
This is a wonderful book that has a lot to offer. There are broken promises, chase scenes, bands, an apple pie baking marathon, two men out to destroy each other, and a girl who travels to Winnemucca and becomes a woman.
I can't say too much without giving things away, but I can say, I highly recommend this one!
Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
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