Monday, November 21, 2011

Young Adult Blog Tour- A Banshee's Tale- Veronica Breville Book Review and Giveaway

Young Adult Tour

I'm happy to be a hosting blog for the TWCS Young Adult Blog Tour. As part of the tour I was given the opportunity to read and review the book A Banshee's Tale by Veronica Breville. Veronica grew up in East Kansas surrounded by family. Her grandmother Helen sparked a love of books and reading. She is a mother to three beautiful daughters and a lovable Wheaton Terrier. Veronica now lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado.

A Banshee's Tale is about a young teen name Catherine. She grows up scorned by most of her fellow classmates. Just before she turns sixteen she finds out she is a Guide or as they call them in her parents native land a Banshee. She is trained by her aunt who is a fellow Banshee on how to guide spirits on to their chosen path. She is left to rely on the help of her aunt, her psychic best friend, and her attractive bodyguard Zane.

I enjoyed this book. I loved that Catherine had a large Irish family who were all helpful and loving. I liked that even though she developed special powers there were consequences if she tried to use them to manipulate other people. She was not made an all powerful person. I did find that the book could have used a bit more editing to tidy up a few small errors and to tighten up some plot points. But those small needs for edits did not entirely detract from the book and were barely noticeable.  I also wish that there had been more description of the training she was doing to learn how to be a Guide. Over all I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more books by this author. I give the book 3 and half stars out of 5. With some editing it would definitely bump up to a 4-4.5 star book 


BookGeek said...

I love how this book sounds. I never heard of a magic that had a "self" control on it...really neat. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

I think I would want the power of Teleportation. That sounds like it would be a fun power to have.

Brenda Demko said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would want to read minds or shape shift. How cool would that be?

Judy said...

Book really looks very interesting. I would like to be able to heal.


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