Thursday, August 20, 2009

Snap by Carol Snow

IN STORES: August 25, 2009

Synopsis:
Madison Sabatini thought she knew who she was. Then, in a flash, everything changed.

Now Madison finds herself stuck in a strange, sleepy beach town, and she throws herself into her one passion: photography. But when bizarre figures start appearing in her photos—people who are later reported dead—Madison begins to question everything about who she is...and who she wishes she could be.

Both chilling and relatable, this is the story of a normal girl who finds her life spinning strangely out of control. Carol Snow once again deftly blends teen-angst realism with paranormal suspense.

Rating:
Character Development: 7/10
Originality: 7/10
Overall Enjoyment: 8/10
Ending: 9/10
Voice: 7/10
Setting: 9/10
Recommendation: 8/10
Total Score: 55/70
Grade: A
Age Appropriate?
Cussing: Some
Drugs, Alcohol, etc: Not that I recall.
Sexual Content: None.
Disturbing Images/ Violence: Creepy people showing up in pictures is about it.

Review:
Carol Snow has created a story that is impossible to put down and will keep your pages turning faster than you can say SNAP. The characters are easily lovable, the setting is vivid, and the plot is fast paced and always interesting.

Snap is not the sequel to Switch, but it shares like qualities. The two books have the same setting, but it is seen in a different way from a different person's perspective. None of the main characters are the same, but Carol Snow masterly slipped in some of Switch's characters through conversations and stories into Snap. Both books also have a paranormal edge to normal life that is believable and plays a huge part in the plot line.

The plot was wonderfully refreshing to read. The events are balanced in the perfect places so that you never cease to be entertained. There was romance, mystery, suspense, realization-- all distributed just right. It was flawlessly constructed and the effect was obvious on the reader. This was a great beach read for me, and very enjoyable. It wasn't phenomonal, but it was definitely good.

2 comments:

  1. I love your review style! Bravo! I have to check this out.

    I was adding an image link to your blog on my blog. Would that be ok?

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  2. I've seen some good reviews and bad reviews on this book. Maybe I'll try it out for myself. Great review :)

    -Briana

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