Review: A Kiss for Emily by J.P. Galuska

Today I have a YA Paranormal offering, A Kiss for Emily by J.P. Galuska

 

Title: A Kiss for Emily
Series: The Emily Stokes Series: Book One
Author: J. P. Galuska
Genre: Paranormal, Suspense, Young-Adult
Publisher: Self
Format:  eBook/Paperback
Pages: 356
Stars:  4
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Book Description:  Emily Stokes never thought that falling in love would put her smack dab in the middle of chaos, or have her questioning her sanity! But when strange occurrences turn unbelievable, it becomes a race to save Emily from none other than the good-guys.

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My Review:

What starts out feeling like a simple teenage romance story quickly morphs into one with mystery, intrigue and some paranormal elements that are introduced in quite an unexpected and unique way.  Emily is a typical sixteen year old girl, prone to crushes, snarky and petty behaviors, and all wrapped up in her own life as she sees it.  While a family upheaval throws her life into chaos, and a move away from her crush, she is wandering about a little lost until she comes upon a ‘new’ love interest who is not exactly what he seems.

Throughout the book we are treated to Emily’s point of view, and we see her as intelligent, resourceful and perhaps a little more mature than her age or some behavior might indicate.  Other characters also present their view of the scene, providing a needed perspective that keeps the story moving forward, and allows us to develop a relationship with them beyond their interactions with Emily. Tightly written with a plot that is easy to follow, conversations that feel present and real, and easy to appreciate characters drawn with an attention to detail that often is missed in all but the main character in a YA story, this book is a great start to a series that follows Emily.

* I received an eBook copy from author for purpose of honest review for FMB Tours. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility. 

About the Author:  J P began writing her first novel back in 2009 after a work related injury took her out of the job market. Foreign to writing literature, her rough draft read more like torture than paranormal. Although the plot had been solid, not until she joined a local writer’s group did the book really begin to blossom.

She currently enjoys a successful writing career and was recently featured as the April 2012 Author of the Month in the Paranormal Romance Guild.

Find J P Galuska at:

Twitter | Facebook (Author) | Facebook (Series) | Website | Blog

 

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