Thursday, April 10, 2008

Book Review: "Skizzer" by A. J. Kiesling and BOOK GIVEAWAY


I'm giving away a brand new copy of today's book! Leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. I'll pick a name and announce the winner on Thursday, April 17. Good luck!


The Past Will Come Back to Haunt You

Claire's sister has gone missing. With barely any clues to go by, she and her brother in law go in search of Becca trying find the reason why she disappeared. Family secrets become revealed in their search, causing many closed wounds to open again. Among their travels, Claire is taken back to memories of her childhood trying to remember what could have caused Becca to leave so suddenly. These secrets cause her to rethink about her past and makes her wonder if the truth would be better off buried forever.

Never judge a book by it's title. When I originally heard of this book, I had no idea what to make of what the story was going to be like by it's name alone. To me it sounded like a science fiction novel which I normally don't . I'm so glad though that I didn't listen to my gut instinct. This book was a wonderful joy to read. I was totally drawn into this story. Hidden family secrets always make for a great plot, and this book uses that angle perfectly. At first the time shifting was a bit confusing. This is mainly because except for going back into the girl's childhood, it is difficult to differentiate between the past and present. However once you realize what's going on, it's very interesting as the reader is part of the story to try and solve the mystery. It is a little baffling as to why Becca left without telling even her husband anything, I didn't feel that part to be very realistic. Still, the mystery throughout is engrossing and I enjoyed the ride. I always enjoy reading stories about sisters mainly because of the fact I have two myself. Plus, I also love how the characters get to travel to England, land of the best story settings in my opinion. It gives good atmosphere to the storyline and helps to add to the mystery. I am so glad that I did end up reading this book. I'm looking forward to the next book by this author.

Skizzer by A.J. Kiesling is published by Revell (2008)

33 comments:

  1. please enter me! looks like a good one.

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  2. I'd love to be entered to win please! hugbandit7 at FR

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  3. Please enter me , the book sounds good
    Thanks
    Ingrid

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  4. Excellent, I'd like a chance to win. Thanks.
    Carla (Pioneerheart from PBS)

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  5. sounds like a good read, please enter me, thanks!

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  6. Intriguing! I'd love to read it. Thanks!

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  7. Anonymous8:26 AM

    sounds like a winner ! Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  8. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

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  9. Sounds like a good one! I'll try my luck again.

    annapi (FR)

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  10. erica5:40 PM

    Please enter my name. Thanks!

    bookhearth at PBS

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  11. Sounds interesting. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

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  12. A.J. Kiesling8:46 PM

    Thank you so much for reviewing my debut novel, Skizzer! It's exciting to be included in your blog...and yes, I'm a Chinese food junkie too :-)

    Blessings to all who read here...

    A.J. Kiesling
    www.ajkiesling.com

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  13. Please enter me. It looks like a good read. sumballo [at] gmail [dot]com

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  14. Greetings, I have read good things about this particular book. I have a sister and enjoy reading books about sisters, also. I am the youngest. Your review makes "Skizzer" sound like a mystery to unravel. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  15. I sure would like to have this one.

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  16. Anonymous12:10 PM

    Please enter me! Thanks...

    jay@cascadestaff.com

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  17. Please count me in! Thanks.

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  18. Please enter my name into your drawing.

    nerakdunbar[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  19. Sounds good to me!

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  20. Sounds like a great mystery! Please enter me ~ hawkes@citlink.net

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  21. I haven't gotten to read this one and it looks good - please enter me...

    Janna
    ryanx6 at msn dot com

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  22. This book sounds excellent - please include me! amateurdelivre at gmail dot com

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  23. This book looks really good. Please count me in. Thanks

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  24. I would like to be entered!! I am a voracious reader and am always looking for new or new-to-me authors to try out. Thanks!
    author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

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  25. This is a book I would definitely like to read, thanks to your review. Thank you for the opportunity!

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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  26. Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Sounds great, please enter me!

    elkmeese at yahoo.com

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  28. Please count me in! Always looking for new books to read. ~ :) THanks!
    jmagloro[at]ywave.com

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  29. Sounds interesting - thanks!

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  30. I've just had Chinese takeout and a book sounds like a good idea. I think Skizzer sounds like a good one. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  31. lovely book...please include me in the drawing. :)

    ivan[dot]manalansan[at]gmail[dot]com

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