Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Premiere by Melody Carlson - Review - FIRST Wild Card Blog Tour

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Zondervan (May 7, 2010)
***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books for teens, women, and children. Before publishing, Melody traveled around the world, volunteered in teen ministry, taught preschool, raised two sons, and worked briefly in interior design and later in international adoption. “I think real-life experiences inspire the best fiction,” she says. Her wide variety of books seem to prove this theory.

Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (May 7, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310717868
ISBN-13: 978-0310717867

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My Thoughts
Erin is heartbroken because Blake broke up with her unexpectedly. She's let herself go and hopes to fade into the background.

Erin's starting to feel jealous of her sister, Paige, but, at the same time, she also wishes she was more like her. When the girls get their own reality show, Erin feels it's her duty to keep Paige in line. This becomes increasingly difficult as Paige gets involved with the cast from a rival reality show. Although Erin wants to continue supporting Paige she believes she's somehow compromising her morality but as the only Christian in the household, she doesn't know who to confide in.  Add to this, she thinks she wants the duplicitous Blake back and you can see why Erin is confused.

Although I felt Erin was judgmental overall the story was entertaining.  It was easy to fall into as you got the "behind the scenes" on a how a reality show is not all "real".  I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

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