Thursday, April 12, 2012

Indie Book of the Week; The Hollow of Mont Noir by Jennifer Krey and Special Coupon Code for 50% OFF!!

This week I am excited to bring you The Hollow Of Mont Noir by Jennifer Krey.

 Allison Spencer was no stranger to the paranormal. An animal empath, she had the unique capacity to sense the feelings of animals around her - an ability she liked to call "Crittervision." She had never met anyone else with unusual powers and had gotten used to the fact that she was just an eccentric in a world full of normal people.

Allison lived an otherwise ordinary life and was looking forward to finishing high school along with her friends and her boyfriend in her hometown of Ocean City, Maryland. But when her older brother, Logan, suddenly disappeared from a small college town near the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, Allison's entire world was turned upside down.

Logan still hadn't been found after several months, so Allison's parents decided to move the family to the Hollow of Mont Noir, New York to look for him themselves. In addition to leaving behind her home and her friends and being dumped by her boyfriend, Allison suddenly had to deal with life in a small town, a strange creature that seemed to be stalking her, a new school full of cliques and cattiness, parents who were preoccupied with her missing brother, and an illogical fascination with an outcast boy who didn't talk to anyone at school.

As Allison settled into her new home, she began to realize that not everything - and everyone - was what they seemed. She soon learned of the existence of supernatural creatures living side-by-side with humans and was faced with a whole new set of questions - and some shocking answers - about herself and her family.

My Review:

  I absolutely love being pleasantly surprised by books and authors that I'm not familiar with and I am pleased to say this was one of those times.

The Hollow of Mont Noir was so well written. Everything flowed together so nicely that I quickly found myself getting caught up in the story and immediately liking the main character, Allison. She was a strong character that took things in stride with a lot of bravery to back up her choices and decisions. I liked watching her grow throughout the book and I really can see her becoming a kick butt character in future installments.

Riordan was awesome and such a great character as well. Even though early on it was pretty obvious who and what he was and even what had happened to Logan, Allison's brother, the story line held my attention and I found myself wanting more.

This whole book had something of a Twilight feel to it but yet it has originality and wasn't a generic copy. Although I do think that Twilight lovers will really enjoy this one as well as those that want something different from Twilight (and even those that didn't enjoy Twilight) I think will like this one too.

I can't wait to read the next book in the series, Krey is a very talented writer and she has a new fan in me. I plan on reading the whole of this series and I can see it quickly becoming a favorite.

I give this one a very solid 4.5 Stars!! 

Also as a special offer from the author, she has agreed to let anyone interested in her book a special coupon code to receive 50% off her book today through April 20th at Smashwords.

To use this offer enter in the code  DD38H during check out.
I highly recommend this read and with the 50% off you really have no reason whatsoever to not try it!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds great, Ali. I used my coupon and got a copy. Thank you!