Sunday, September 2, 2012

Winners of Scott Cramer giveaway and Review of If I Lie by Corrine Jackson

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As promised... here is my review of IF I LIE by Corrine Jackson. I was completely floored by it, and I hope you will be too.
If I Lie
To make things even more exciting, I have been in contact with Corrine, who has graciously agreed to do both an interview and a giveaway of this book! And we'll get a preview of her new paranormal, Touched, which is coming out in a few months!!!

If I Lie is about the amazing protagonist, Sophie Topper Quinn, who now goes by Q because her father doesn't want her name to have any association to her mother (Sophie the elder) who left them. Quinn is ostracized by her father and the rest of her military town because a photo surfaces of her cheating on her deployed boyfriend, Carey, who was already a town hero. But nothing is what it seems.

Quinn is probably one of the most brave and loyal characters I have ever seen. She has a huge heart, and it springs from each page. I don't think I would have had the courage she had to keep a secret so honorably. All of the characters were deftly drawn, and I haven't seen more three dimensional characters in a long, long time. Each of them had a distinct personality. My personal favorite was her veteran best friend, George. He will not be easy to forget. Past and present is beautifully intertwined in a seamless pattern, and even with jumps in time, the narrative is easy to follow.

I have nothing bad to say about this book, and that's really saying something, since I usually have SOMETHING to say being as picky as I am. It's an amazing debut, and I raced breathlessly to the end, even though I have project deadlines looming over my head. It was that good.

Overall, a smashing first novel by Corrine Jackson-- she is an author to watch.
Amazon Review:
If I Lie by Corrine Jackson

I'll be posting the interview and giveaway of CS Einfeld's book Neverdark later today, so keep your eyes peeled! :-)

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  1. Ooh this looks really good. Is it a tearjerker?

    Ana @ BookSpark

    1. Oh my gosh. My emotions were pulled in so many directions, but in the most real way. It is an amazing book. If you read it, let me know what you think!!!

  2. Sounds like I'm going to be reading this one next.