Saturday, March 1, 2014

Blog Tour:Review of The Days Lost by Shannon McCrimmon and giveaway


Author: Shannon McCrimmon
Release date: December 10, 2013

Age Group: YA

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Action & Adventure

Tour organized by: WordSmith Publicity and AToMR

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Book Description:
On the heels of her high school graduation, Ellie Morales is spending her summer vacation in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her dad and brother, Jonah. Having lost their mother only months earlier, all of them are trying to cope with the loss in their own way.

Part routine, part escape, running is Ellie's way of dealing with her grief. Shortly after sunrise each morning, Ellie and her dog, Bosco, set out for a lengthy run on the path that passes by her house and leads deep into the woods of the Blue Ridge Mountains. One fateful morning, Ellie is lead off of the trail and discovers a secret that will change her life, as well as the lives of the family she meets, forever. One member of this mysterious family is Sam Gantry, who seems unlike any guy she's ever known.

This meeting sparks a series of events, causing Ellie to question everything she's ever known and believed. The more she learns about Sam and his family, the more she wants to help him find the missing puzzle pieces.

Lisa's Review :

                                                                  4 Adventurous  Stars


I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Although I eventually received an ARC copy, I had already bought and read The Days Lost on my own. There was just something about the cover,title, and blurb that grabbed my attention. They are all very unique, don't ya think?

We are taken on an adventure, of sorts, with Ellie, her dog Bosco, and Sam.  Ellie had been mourning the loss of her mother, so when she meets a mysterious young man, Sam, she welcomes him and the mystery surrounding him into his life. He isn't the only mysterious one, though. He feels exactly the same way about her...a puzzle to be solved. Together they open up different worlds for each other and find their lives are not what they appear to be.

"Sometimes it ain't easy being different. You try so hard to be normal, but it don't feel right." - Sam 

This book was exactly what I anticipated and was hoping for... well written and different. It was exciting going on adventures with the characters. Although, sometimes it was really intense as they came face to face with danger. I thoroughly fell in love with the characters and this original story.

" In this dark world, you are my light, Elizabeth." - Sam 


I found in the beginning, the story became a touch repetitive. It may be because the author wanted to get the point across how hard it is to lose a parent and how it affects the whole family. The other issue I have, is we never really find out how and why these huge, mysterious events take place. I feel it fell a bit short on an explanation. I am praying the author puts out a sequel so that I can have answers and read about the characters I fell in love with. 

About the author:

I'm a Florida native who currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina with my husband and toy poodle. When I'm not writing, I can be found drinking Earl Grey tea with honey and cream, singing ineptly and butchering the lyrics to my favorite songs, and asking my friends ridiculous, hypothetical scenario-based questions. 

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