Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tidings of Great Boys Review and Giveaway!


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Tidings of Great Boys

FaithWords (September 8, 2009)

by

Shelley Adina


MY REVIEW:
Another chapter in the fantastic YA series, It's All About Us. Tidings of Great Boys is a great addition to what has become a favorite series for me. I am looking forward to my girls reading it and enjoying it as well. The sad thing is that I know there is only one more coming out in this series and I'll be sad to see these girls go, although I'm sure they need to grow up sometime :-)
One of the clever things about this series is that time passes from book to book, but each book is narrated by a different girl. So you get to really know these very different girls intimately at different stages. They all go to the same school but come from very different backgrounds. God has them at different places in their lives and so we see some of them being Christians and some of them not being Christians from different perspectives.
This particular book takes us over seas to Mac's family castle where everyone is spending Christmas break. But havoc reigns when Mac accidentally releases a video clip of one of the girls talking about being a princess and it becomes a YouTube sensation... out of context. Then of course, Mac's family castle may not be remaining in the family much longer, is there anything she can do about that? Where is life going to go for Mac from here?
Mac is the last of the girls that we had yet to meet and she is quite fun. Next and last, we go back to Lissa who was the original narrator and I can't wait to see how she will wrap this series all up!
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For a chance to win a copy of "Tidings of Great Boys" leave a comment (with your email address) telling me your favorite YA series and you'll be entered to win. Good luck!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Award-winning author Shelley Adina wrote her first teen novel when she was 13. It was rejected by the literary publisher to whom she sent it, but he did say she knew how to tell a story. That was enough to keep her going through the rest of her adolescence, a career, a move to another country, a B.A. in Literature, an M.A. in Writing Popular Fiction, and countless manuscript pages.

Shelley is a world traveler and pop culture junkie with an incurable addiction to designer handbags. She writes books about fun and faith--with a side of glamour. Between books, Shelley loves traveling, playing the piano and Celtic harp, watching movies, and making period costumes.



ABOUT THE BOOK

Finals week is approaching and Mac is still undecided on where to spend the holidays. Normally she'd go home to Scotland, but spending two weeks alone in the castle with her dad isn't as appealing as it used to be. So she invites Carly, Lissa, Gillian, and Shani to join her for the holidays!

Mac is determined to make this the best Christmas ever. She even decides to organize the traditional Hogmany dance for New Year's Eve. If she can get her mother involved in the dance, maybe her parents will finally get back together.

But when Mac and the girls arrive in Scotland, they are faced with bad news: the castle is falling apart and Mac's parents are struggling financially. Not only that, but Shani is in big trouble with Prince Rashid's royal family. Can the girls find a way to celebrate the holidays, get Mac's parents back together, save the castle, and rescue Shani from her relentless pursuers? There's only one way to find out...

If you would like to read the first chapter of Tidings of Great Boys, go HERE

8 comments:

Wanda said...

My favourite YA series was the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer.
I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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silverhartgirl said...

i like the Darkest Powers Series by kelley armstrong.
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Cherie J said...

I love this series so much and would love to read this latest installment. Another YA series I love is the Bayern series by Shannon Hale. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

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AmandaSue said...

Not sure if the sisterhood of the traveling pants are considered a series but thats all the YA books I can think of that would be in a series that I enjoyed well besides this series since I have the first two books so far! Thanks for the chance to win this book.

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kalea_kane said...

This is one of my favorite YA series, BUT...I am also quite fond of the Diary of a Teenage Girl series by Melody Carlson. Let me tell you, these books all rock, and I only wish I had books like that to read when I was a teen. :) As it is I share the books I read now with my nieces. :) Thanks!

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Stacie said...

My favourite series is Twilight!!

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Winning Readings said...

We've posted about this at Winning Readings:

http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/09/tidings-of-great-boys.html

And favorite series: maybe something like Anne of Green Gables

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Marie said...

I agree with the Darkest Powers series already mentioned, it's great.

I also like Vampire Diaries and House of Night.

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