Monday, June 6, 2011

A Season of Transformation by Jayne Fordham Review and GIVEAWAY!

Title: A Season of Transformation
Author: Jayne Fordham
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Page Count: 258 pages
Book Type: Kindle book for review
Publisher: Jayne Fordham
ISBN: 9781447548
ASIN: B004X2HNBA


Picture from Amazon

From Goodreads: A Season of Transformation is a young adult fantasy/ romance novel set in the contemporary world. It is the story of five young people drawn together to complete a Quest, to protect their town from destruction. In order to defeat the story’s villain, Maxvale, the five virtual strangers must come together and not only forge a bond of trust but become proficient with the ‘abilities’ temporarily bestowed upon them. 

In the midst of the lead up to the battle each of the young people has their own personal struggles they are trying to deal with. Lucas, an adopted and bitter teenager struggles to become the person he wants to be whilst developing feelings for Makenna, a rich kid who doesn’t like his attitude. Bonnie is a ‘gothic’ that is dealing with an alcoholic father, Ben the school nerd and Adam the class clown are trying to break free from their high school stereotypes. Can these five teens put their differences aside to defeat Maxvale and save their town?

My Review: I know I said this review would be up on Wednesday, but I couldn’t help posting it now. Plus, there is a giveaway here and I wanted you all to have more of an opportunity! I like how the cover of this book really represents the autumn season that is so prominent throughout the book.
The five teenagers in this book don’t really run in the same social circle. They haven’t spoken to each other until they feel compelled to do so. I really liked seeing their friendships (and even romances) developed throughout the book. They came about more naturally than some YA books (i.e. no insta-love here). I think A Season of Transformation teaches a pretty good lesson. The main reason the characters didn’t talk to each other before was pretty much strictly based on looks. 
Sometimes I was taken out of the book by word use, but I know that is just the disconnect between Aussie lingo and my Americanized vocabulary. Once I thought about what some of the things being talked about were, I was able to get right back into the story with no problem. I even ended up enjoying the Aussie phrases!
I liked how this paranormal story didn’t only focus on the paranormal aspect. I really got to know the characters and it was fun seeing them grow and change. You know, I always end up feeling bad for the friends of the characters before they developed their abilities. They always seem to get left behind, but in this book it is resolved a bit, which made me happy.


I enjoyed reading A Season of Transformation and it was nice and quick.


Thanks to Jayne Fordham for this review copy!
Now you have an opportunity to win a ebook copy of A Season of Transformation! I’m keeping it nice and simple here. You can fill out the FORM either here or below. Comments are much appreciated, but they won’t be counted as an entry. This giveaway will end Tuesday, June 14 at 6 PM EST. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator. The Winner will be announced sometime the following day. Your information will be forwarded to Jayne Fordham and she will contact you with the ebook! Good luck :)
For the comments, if you could develop any special power, what would it be? I think I would like to have a rapid-learning ability. That would really help, no?  

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the thoughtful and interesting review. I found you through the Small Blogs Big Giveaway blog hop and am now a new follower.
    Laurie
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