Thursday, May 10, 2012

LDS Authors Blog Hop and Book Review


Welcome to the LDS Author Blog Hop, and review of Shayla Witherwood, a Half-faerie Tale.

Tamra Torero began her writing career as Tamra Norton and penned the Molly Mormon? series, but since then, she has married the love of her life, changed her last name, and written a national YA book about a girl who is half faerie and must adjust to living in a world of humans. Shayla Witherwood is the prize for today's blog hop.

Shayla has been raised by loving grandparents who wanted to travel the country in a motor home, seeing new places and having new experiences all the time. Shayla was homeschooled with the help of a tutor she communicated with through the Internet. When her grandfather dies, her grandmother parks the motor home and sends Shayla to public school for the first time. She must make the adjustment to attending regular classes, but she must also learn how to cope as a half faerie in a world of humans, and it's not easy to do either thing.

I really enjoyed this clean, funny, imaginative story of a girl who's just trying to figure out who she is and how to best get along with those around her. Shayla has a series of unfortunate mishaps as her powers pop out at the most unfortunate times, and my teenage daughter thoroughly enjoyed reading the chapter about dragonflies. I would tell you more, but you'll just have to discover it for yourself.

I've always considered Tamra an excellent writer, but I think she surpassed herself with Shayla, and I can't wait to read the sequel.

To enter to win this book, all you need to do is become a follower of this blog, and then leave me a comment. Make sure I can access your contact info through Blogger so I can let you know you've won, or leave me your e-mail address in your comments.  Good luck!


35 comments:

Dana said...

This sounds like a great read I would love to win!
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marybelle said...

"Shayla Witherwood, a Half-faerie Tale" looks like a wonderful read. Thank you for your review.

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Tobi said...

Thanks for doing the hop! I followed by GFC/ Tobi

email is tobihelton at gmail dot com

Christine Jensen said...

Thanks for the great giveaway, I am a follower and I would love to win a copy of this book!

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Darling Nikki said...

Follower via GFC - Darling Nikki

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Melanie said...

This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading and sharing with my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway! eli5duke at gmail dot com.

Tamera Westhoff said...

Ok, I followed you, although I thought I already did!
Thanks!

Tamera

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xxsquigglesxx said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm following on GFC.

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Abbi Hart (gatorade635) said...

Cool give away!
GFC: Abbi Hart (gatorade635)
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Inky said...

Oooh fun! I really want this book!
GFC-Inky
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Heather Feather said...

I'm excited to read this book!

Cindy said...

Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

Gale Nelson said...

Thank you for this great giveaway! Gale
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Dorine White said...

This is a great book, I'd love my own copy. Thanks Tristi, Dorine The Write Path

Bridget Howard said...

This book looks great!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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Anonymous said...

I am a new follower through GFC.

Tia

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rhonda1111 said...

already a follower gfc rlrlaney
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Kris said...

I'm adding this to my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway.

GFC: Kris Ellsworth
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Jen said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Shainers said...

Sounds like an awesome book :D
GFC: shaina333
email: shaina333@comcast.net

Thanks for the giveaway!
Shaina

Kenia said...

Sounds interesting! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

GFC - Kenia
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Lexie@BookBug said...

(I'm not entering; already own the book!) Thanks so much for being part of this special hop!

Shauna Buck said...

Followed through GFC SHauna BUck

Cricket said...

Great giveaway! Sounds like a great book

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GFC Cricket

Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I follow on GFC as Suz and I would love to win this book!

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SiNn said...

ive been a follow for a while as SiNn ty for the chance


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Tracy said...

GFC- Tracy Juliano
Thanks for the great giveaway!
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brendajean said...

Great book choice for your giveaway! I've been dying to read this:)

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gfc brendajean

Books Are Sanity!!! said...

This book sounds wonderful! Thank you for the giveaway! I follow on GFC as Books Are Sanity!!! My email

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Tiffany Sill said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: TiffanyLove

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Lauren M. said...

Thanks so much for your giveaway!
GFC: Lauren Mackesy
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Krysykat said...

Thanks for the chance to win/

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Leslie Pugh said...

It sounds like a fantastic book! Crossing my fingers for some luck!

LesliePugh(at)gmail.com

Ryan Hunter - Writer said...

This looks like one my daughters and I would all enjoy! overnightsuccess@hotmail.com

vicki burtcher said...

great blog! :) indyfam@msn.com

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