Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Supervision by Alison Stine Tour w Giveaway!

Hi everyone, the Supervision blog tour started April 6th! Thank you for stopping by to hang out with us! You can find the schedule here (http://xpressobooktours.com/2015/01/22/tour-sign-up-supervision-by-alison-stine/).


Book & Author details:

Supervision by Alison Stine
Published by: HarperVoyager
Publication date: April 9th 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Something is wrong with Esmé.
Kicked out of school in New York, she’s sent to live with her grandmother in a small Appalachian town. But something is wrong with the grandmother Ez hasn’t seen for years; she leaves at midnight, carrying a big black bag. Something is wrong with her grandmother’s house, a decrepit mansion full of stray cats, stairs that lead to nowhere, beds that unmake themselves. Something is wrong in the town where a kid disappears every year, where a whistle sounds at night but no train arrives.
And something is wrong with the cute and friendly neighbor Ez’s age with black curls and ice-blue eyes: He’s dead.


My Review
So I saw some of the ridiculous reviews written for this book. My reply to them is you have to finish the damn book to write a review and know what happens! Sorry it annoys me when reviewers just use their words meanly! Now into my review. I actually really liked this book. Not for my normal reasons either. It should be labeled a paranormal mystery in my view. It's not fast paced- it's a suspenseful slow unraveling of a wonderful ghost story! And the paranormal part- fantastic because it's unique. Lemme tell you!! What if your gift allowed you to completely interact with ghosts by becoming one without dying. This dreaming blew my mind with how awesome this was done. Yes, it's not my normal fast paced action packed blow things up paranormal. This is a sweet reminiscent inspirational find yourself story. And I think it broke my heart at the end!! 

Esme is different. She knows this. But things start happening and she's struggling. So her sister sends her to her grandmother. I won't spoil anything more than I already did but I would be a tearful insane mess if what happened to her happened to me. I would be utterly devastated. Isolation to me is horrible! But then she meets Tom, Clara, Martha, Mr Black. I mean yes they are different but they are people with feelings in a rough situation like her. I fell in love with them! Except one. You see there's always a bad guy and esme needs to find herself, figure out her gift, and save them all from the bad guy. 

I liked the writing and I think the story is so unique that I couldn't help but like it! It's got it's own freshness that sometimes just keeps you captivated. I really couldn't put it down because I had to know the ending. And I loved the great transformation of esme finding herself.  There were a few explanations I would have liked to have a little bit more thoroughly but nothing huge! With that said, this is still a ghost story that's pretty awesome! 4.25 PAWS!! :) 

ALISON STINE’s first novel SUPERVISION will be released by Harper Voyager UK in 2015.

Also the author of three books of poetry: WAIT (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011), OHIO VIOLENCE (University of North Texas Press, 2009), and LOT OF MY SISTER (Kent State University Press, 2001), she has worked as an actor, an artist’s model, a high school teacher, and a professor. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio University, and is an avid urban explorer.

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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
--3x ebook copies of SUPERVISION and 2x original graffiti art prints based on SUPERVISION

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