Thursday, September 13, 2012

Prowl: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to the Prowl Trilogy tour hosted by I Luv Tours. Today, learn a bit about the author, Amber Garza, followed by a review of the first book, Prowl. Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

From her blog:  Hi! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Amber Garza and I LOVE to write. I’ve had a passion for writing since I was a little girl, making books out of notebook paper and staples. As an adult I’ve worked hard to make my dream of being a published a reality.  The Prowl Trilogy is my first finished series.. My next series will be out this October.

From Goodreads:   Seventeen-year-old Mackenzie Smith is sent away to spend a boring summer at her grandma's. But then she meets Wesley. He tells her exactly what she wants to hear and has information about her past that no one else knows. It's almost like he can read her mind.
Only Wesley isn't who he seems.
By the time Mackenzie discovers his true identity it may be too late. She's in too deep and he won't let her go. Now Mackenzie must call on the strongest power of all in order to save her life. 

My Review:

This book was amazing!  When I first started reading it, I had forgotten it was a Christian book, and throughout the entire book, it didn't have a strictly Christian feel to it.  
We follow a teenage girl, Kenzie, as she goes to stay with her grandmother in California for the summer.  We learn about her troubled childhood and her desire to know her father.  In California she meets new friends, one of which introduces her to witchcraft, which opens her up to a whole new set of problems.  Her other friend, Isaac, is the handsome boy next door, a Christian.  Isaac helps Kenzie to finally learn to rid herself of the evil she has invited into her life. 
At the end of this book, I was reminded of C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters.  It was quite a bit like this book, only Prowl was written very differently and geared more toward a younger audience.  This book is great for all young people to read.  It's story-line is interesting enough to hold their attention and delivers an awesome message that I believe everyone needs to receive!
I give this book 4.5 stars!

The Giveaway

What you can win: One (1) e-book from the Prowl Trilogy (Prowl or Entice or Unveil). Open internationally. There will be only one winner from this blog throughout the tour, although I will have a post for each book in the trilogy. Giveaway ends October 25th.

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There will also be a tour-wide giveaway. All three (3) e-books of The Prowl Trilogy + Surprise to one winner. Open INTERNATIONALLY, ends October 30, 2012. To enter this giveaway and find the tour schedule, click here.

You can buy the books via the following links: