Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Review: Waiting for Dusk by Nancy Pennick + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Waiting for Dusk blog tour hosted by Young Bound Book Tours!

Waiting For Dusk
by Nancy Pennick
Release Date: 27th November 2012
227 pages  
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Read a book.
Fall asleep.
Meet a boy.
Is it real or just a dream?
Katie’s everyday life suddenly turns exciting when she travels back in time and meets the boy of her dreams. Thinking of nothing else, willing to leave the real world behind, she’s determined to find out if it’s all a dream or not. Returning again and again, Katie almost has her answers until one day her precious book goes missing
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About the Author

Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Nancy currently resides in Mentor, Ohio with her husband and their college-age son, plus a delightfully entertaining lovebird. She secretly wrote short stories as a child, typed them up and put them in a drawer. She’d give anything to see those stories one more time. Her writing is influenced by all the years of working with young people as a teacher and raising her own son. When not writing, Nancy loves to travel with her husband and enjoys a good cup of tea. 

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Review

I was disappointed when it ended.... really...

So, Katie is a typical teenager and is bored during the summer break. Her mum lent her the book to help her get over the boredom not knowing that Katie was going to fall in love.

Katie reads the book and falls asleep. Travelling to a place she's never been before and a time way long before hers but, she convinces herself it was just a dream.

Before I actually read this book, I thought that it was about a girl being in a fictional book every time she goes to sleep and I was quite excited to read it but... the story isn't like that. (I had a very short version of the blurb!)

However, the book didn't fail to entertain me. I was very interested and it always kept my attention. I don't usually read books about time traveling however, this book kind of opened a new world to me and it also educated me as well. I mean.... I didn't know that there were dishwashers around the 1920s... I mean did you??

There is a small love triangle embedded in this story and for some reason, I kinda rooted for the other guy... I usually root for the other guy... like Jacob from Twilight and Ren from Nightshade by Andrea Cremer- until... the guy was really stalkerish and creepy. C'mon! And he's hot as well... what a shame... what a really, really huge shame...

I instantly liked Katie from the beginning. She was like me- a teenager and I felt a connection with her. Felt that she was quite young to fall in love with this dude but oh well....

One thing that I didn't really particularly enjoy was that the plot twist was at the end. So, when I'm still surprised because something really big happens...
It.
Fricking.
Ends.

I flipped that pages back and forth to check if I missed anything out (I didn't) I quietly screamed  Argghhhh!!!! (If that  makes sense....)

Is this like cliffhanger or something because, I would like it to be a cliffhanger. You cannot end a story like that.
I'm sorry... if that is the ending of Katie's story then I would like the end to re-written.
I was sitting so comfortably in my chair and I'm like oh mi god, oh mi god.... then the words

The End

Appear. So disappointed. I hope this is a cliffhanger. I'm still confused and it's been 2 weeks since I finished it....

Anyways, really good book. Cute and very realistically written (well... excluding the time traveling bit.) If there is a sequel to this, then I'm definitely buying it. So yeah...... read it people!

---Update---
So apparently there is a sequel.............. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!




GIVEAWAY
Win 3 e-book copies of Waiting For Dusk (PDF or Mobi) (INT)

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As you already know, I'm part of a book tour so please hop on to another blog to explore more about the book and the author.
Thanks x 
 
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Kelly P's Blog - http://kellyatx.blogspot.com/ - Promo Post
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September 19:
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September 20:
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