Hey, (mood) readers!
I know it’s my first post after almost a week. I missed everyone but I went on a business trip and had to focus a little on my adulting and work commitments. But I’m back!
I would also like to say that this book review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own. Also, all the quotes that I’ll feature are taken from the ARC and may or may not appear in the final published copy.
📚Title: Glow Girl
📚Author: M. Weidenbenner
📚Publication Date: October 31, 2019
📚Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)
📚 Series: Yes.
📚 Genre: Young Adult ~ Science Fiction
📚 POV: Alternating first person.
📚 Cliffhanger: Yes.
⚠ Content Warnings: Dealing with Death. Animal Abuse. Animal Death. Poisoning. Bullying.
Willow is just your average sixteen-year-old girl. Okay, maybe not so average. She can heal animals. For her own safety, her veterinarian parents have made her promise not to use her powers. But sometimes her compassion just takes over, and she can’t help … well … helping.
Willow is a Droit, but hides her Droitism because people like her are feared and hated by those without special abilities. Two of Willow’s schoolmates, rumored to be Droits, have simultaneously disappeared.
When Willow’s non-Droit friend, Rain, is targeted, Willow wonders whether she should get involved–even if that means putting herself in the line of fire.
A mysterious new friend, Trae, just might be the key to unlock her courage.
In the end, she has a choice: she can deny who she is or declare her ability to heal, but either way, her life will never be the same again.
About the Author
AWARD-WINNING and AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR.
GOLD Medal WINNER in the 2014 READERS’ FAVORITE International Awards.
Bronze Medal Winner in Dan Poytner’s Global eBook Awards. Winner of the Kindle Book Promotion Awards. SPIRIT and INSPIRATION MEDALS in the NEW APPLE LITERARY AWARDS. AWARD-WINNING SPEAKER. John Maxwell Team Leader.
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Michelle is an author, speaker, trainer and coach dedicated to leaving a legacy of leaders who care about bringing value to others and equipping the future generation. She’s also known as the UNCOVER AGENT who helps people uncover their messages so they can UNLEASH them into the universe.
She grew up in the burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time her mom brought the boy bundle home from the hospital Michelle cried, certain her mom liked boys better than girls. But when her brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting–without drama, Michelle discovered having brothers wasn’t so bad. They even taught her how to take dit criticism without flinching, which comes in handy with book reviews.
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“If we follow our passion it can lead to destruction, but if we deny who we are and what we believe in, isn’t that worse?”
Glow Girl is my first read from the author and based on its cover, it is going to be the first book in a series. This book talks about the journey of a girl named Willow, who has exhibited the ability of healing animals.
Willows lives in a world where there are people with powers and they are called Droits. Most Droits, though, suffer from prejudice and they are treated differently by society. This is why Willow and her parents were going for hiding Willow’s true identity so that she will be safe.
This story revolves around Willow questioning herself on whether she would pursue a life that will embrace her powers of healing or if she would choose to hide. Her aunt Fifi and her friends Savannah and Rain help her into learning to love herself and her special skills. This book also has a romantic arc with Willow feeling an attraction to the new kid, Trae.
This book has fast paced writing and the author weaves her words in a way that is so easy to read. Readers will feel a bit hanging though, as there are missing pieces that will surely be addressed in the next book or books.
My only qualm is the cover. I wish there was more that would tease what this book is about. But on the inside, it is an overall nice and entertaining read!
My Book Rating Breakdown
🌼 Main Character:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Significant Other: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Thrill Factor: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Romance: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐☆☆☆
☁ FINAL VERDICT: 3.58/5 ☁
🥳 Giveaway! 🥳
50 winners will receive an ebook of GLOW GIRL via Goodreads
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