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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Book Review: The Pace by Shelena Shorts

The Pace by Shelena Shorts
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: Available Now
Publisher: Lands Atlantic Publishing, LLC
Pages: 312
Received From: Publisher

Summary: Weston Wilson is not immortal and he is of this world. But, aging is not part of his existence, and eighteen-year-old Sophie Slone is determined to find out why. In doing so, she could also uncover something about her own life expectancy that she may not want to know. Suddenly, immortality will mean everything and nothing all at the same time. Intensely fascinating and rich with determination, The Pace brings together romance, mystery, and suspense in a compelling bond that is sure to have readers asking for more.

My Review: The Pace is a well-written, refreshing and suspenseful YA novel. I didn't know what to expect at first but I was quickly surprised. Shelena's writing is fast-paced but also very detailed. I enjoyed getting to know Sophie, she was an interesting character. I liked seeing her transformation from being a loner into a more approachable person. At first, I wasn't too sure about Weston's character, he was so mysterious to me that it gave him this dangerous image. But, after I started to get to know him I was smitten by his romantic and caring gestures. This book was such a page turner that I couldn't put it down unless all my questions were answered. The ending was exciting and I can't wait to continue this story with Book Two, The Broken Lake, which comes out August 19, 2010.

My Rating: 4.7 out of 5
Author's Info:
Shelena Shorts graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master's degree in Education. Her passion for igniting a spark in teens led her to teach American literature for six years in traditional and online classrooms. When she's not interacting with teens in all possible realms, she's writing novels geared toward the wants of young adults and the "young at heart." She also works with the innovative online virtual school, K12, and lives in Virginia with her husband and three young children.

10 comments:

Erin said...

I've seen a lot of bloggers reviewing this lately, which makes me happy because that means more people will find out about this book. I loved it. I am so excited for Broken Lake!! Thanks for reviewing...

Nickles said...

I've read such great reviews about this book. I'm really anxious to read it. I'm glad you liked it!

RaĆ­la said...

Great review, Eleni! I have read so many reviews on The Pace, but none of them had draw me to read the book. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

Awesome! I actually just bought this the other day and I'm excited to read it. (Should be here tomorrow) Thanks for sharing!

Faye said...

I can't wait 2 read this one!Weston sounds cute lol :D

pirate penguin said...

This book's been showing up a lot lately! (And I haven't seen any negative reviews so far...) Anyways, thanks for the review!

slommler said...

Thanks for the review! This one sounds really interesting.
Hugs
SueAnn

J. said...

I must admit that I'm curious why he's not aging.

~The Book Pixie said...

So glad you liked this book cause I absolutely loved it! lol. I am dying to get my hands on The Broken Lake. Great review. :D

~Briana

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Just got this one in last week from amazon... I am eager to read it but trying to wait since I am featuring it on my book forum later on and kind of want to wait till its closer... but will prolly cave haha. Thanks for the awesome review!

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