Thursday, March 26, 2015

History Corner : Windcatcher by Jeff and Erynn Altabef (Book Review and $50 Amazon card Giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from the author, via Novel Publicity,  for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

"Wind Catcher is a suspenseful, wonderfully written story that will capture your attention and hold it prisoner. A book that you won't want to escape from. Brava!" - Stephen Fisher, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews

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This new fantasy adventure series is steeped in American Indian culture and so much more, making it a prefect fit for our History Corner today!.


Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices and sees visions, but she can't make out what they mean. Her eccentric grandfather tells her stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but he might as well be speaking another language. None of it makes any sense.

When she stumbles upon a series of murders, she can't help but worry her grandfather might be involved. To discover the truth, Juliet must choose between her new life at an elite private school and her Native American heritage. Once she uncovers an ancient secret society formed over two hundred years ago to keep her safe, she starts to wonder whether there's some truth to those old stories her grandfather has been telling her.
All she wants is to be an average sixteen-year-old girl, but she has never been average- could never be average.

Betrayed by those she loves, she must decide whether to run or risk everything by fulfilling her destiny as the Chosen.

Winner: Mom's Choice Award -- Silver Metal
Winner: Awesome Indies -- Seal of Approval
Recipient: Readers' Favorite -- 5 Star Review

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I loved this book SO much I finished it in one sitting! Which pretty much meant waaayy early in the morning!  Even thought the book is technically aimed at YA audiences, adults will thoroughly enjoy the book just as much as their teens (though Mom may wonder at Juliet's mother's lack of involvement)!  It helps that jess' daughter helped him write the book- she added the little teenage nuances, that make the book read like real life. The book contains just the right about of Native American lore, history and culture, as well, so that it is appropriate and doesn't take over the story being told.the mystery is a good one, that will keep you guessing and second guessing yourself too! I loved how Jeff included elements of a secret society, to add complexity to the story, and allow for further adventures for both Juliet and Troy (as this is book 1 of a set (the second book in the series, Brink of Dawn, is coming November 30, 2015.)! I highly recommend this book for both you and your teens! 

About the Authors:

Jeff Altabef lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. After years of being accused of "telling stories," he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. Fourteenth Colony, a political thriller, is his debut novel. Shatter Point, a thriller, published by Evolved Publishing is his second novel. It won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Thriller, Fall 2014. As an avid Knicks fan, Jeff is prone to long periods of melancholy during hoops season. Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing and a blog designed to encourage writing by those who like telling stories

Jeff's very happy and proud that his co-author is his teenaged daughter, Erynn Altabef.


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