25 January 2016

Review: 29 by Nancy Pennick

29 by Nancy Pennick.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal.
Publication: November 3rd 2015 by Allison-Hayes Books.
Allie Sanders thinks life in a small town can’t get any more dull and boring. She plans to escape after graduation. After a bad break-up, she wants to sail through junior year without distraction.

Then the mysterious loner sits down in front of her in AP English. He’s the guy she noticed last year desperately trying to stay invisible. She wants to know his secrets.

Suddenly her much older military brother, Doug, makes a rare appearance. He takes a special interest in her life. Suspicious of his motives Allie holds back, never really trusting him. Doug wants what she wants—the boy she has come to love. No way would she let that happen. She’d go against family and friends to protect him—and his secrets—even if it ends up breaking her heart.

Review by Kelly

First off- I wasn’t sure if this was the end or there were more books to come and I am glad to say that there are more books to come. Otherwise, I would have been very frustrated with the ending.

This story was a great idea! Being born on leap year and only aging 3 months every year so you are only one year older every four years and with some extra benefits to boot! Sign me up!

Allison is your typical teenager. She has had this crush on this Loner boy in school even when she was dating the popular guy. He ends up in her class and eventually she wins him over and they become a couple.

As Allison learns more about Lucas and as they fall for each other, she realizes she can’t be selfish with him. Her brother is in the military and is downright abusive to his own sister and is interested in Lucas. I mean that he is literally physically and mentally abusive to her. He knows how to make it so his parents haven't a clue. She doesn't want her brother anywhere near him and she is prepared to sacrifice their relationship to save him. There are decisions and sacrifices to be made. There is a mole too.

The story is gripping, keeps you on your toes and has a cute love story. I want to, no need to know what happens next. But I can’t wait!! I have no patience!

The book reminds me a lot of the twilight series with those same type twists and how the truth is revealed to the girl.

Thanks to YA bound book tours for an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion.

After a great career in teaching, Nancy found a second calling as a writer. Ohio is her home but she loves to travel the U.S. Her debut novel, Waiting for Dusk, was a surprise to her as much as it was to her family. Watching a PBS series on National Parks, her mind wandered to another place and that is where the characters of Katie and Andrew were born. She has added two more books to the series and is working on a prequel to Waiting for Dusk. The Swedish influences found in the book came from her mother whose parents emigrated from Sweden.

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