Wednesday, May 16, 2012

[Blog Tour: Review] Kings & Queens by Courtney Vail

Paperback328 pages
Published January 27th 2012 by Little Prince Publishing

Seventeen-year-old Majesty Alistair wants police to look further into her father’s fatal car wreck, hopes the baseball team she manages can reclaim the state crown, aches for Derek…or, no…maybe Alec…maybe. And she mostly wishes to retract the hateful words she said to her dad right before slamming the door in his face, only to never see him again.
All her desires get sidelined, though, when she overhears two fellow students planning a church massacre. She doubts cops will follow up on her tip since they’re sick of her coming around with notions of possible crimes-in-the-works. And it’s not like she cries wolf. Not really. They’d be freaked too, but they’re not the ones suffering from bloody dreams that hint at disaster like some crazy, street guy forecasting the Apocalypse.
So, she does what any habitual winner with zero cred would do…try to I.D. the nutjobs before they act. But, when their agenda turns out to be far bigger than she ever assumed, and even friends start looking suspect, the truth and her actions threaten to haunt her forever, especially since she’s left with blood on her hands, the blood of someone she loves.

My Review:

You know I love a great suspense novel. With the prologue, it just captured me because I wonder what was going on. It provided me the sense of mystery. And from that moment on, I knew I had to concentrate when reading the book. It kind of reminded me of those weird Tim Burton movies. No, I am not saying it was bad weird, I was like a rollercoaster with vines and darkness surrounding, and the track of the rollercoaster was chipped and broken. This book was a ride of emotion for me. I was kept on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. And as the book went on, the list of suspect accumulate! Whoa! I barely breathed. This totally created an exciting, unexpected reading experiment. I felt like my brain was twisted and curled (in a good way) like by the LOST creators.

The characters were all amazing. Alec and Derek were gorg! There were the typical male characters, one harsh dark, one supporting. Majesty was a kickass female! Oh yeah!

But I have to mention that the writing style of Courtney need a little time to adjust to (kind of reminded me of After the Snow by S. D. Crockett). I seriously recommend readers to pay attention. I know that a lot of other readers got confused while reading the novel, I love how different it is but it was a little hard for me. That is basically the little flaw of this book. Great job.

About Courtney Vail

COURTNEY VAIL is the author of Kings & Queen,  and she writes totally twisted YA and adult suspense. She enjoys braiding mystery, suspense & romance with some kind of weirdness. Her addictions to crazy coffee concoctions, Funny Bones, Ben & Jerry’s, and bacon keep her running and writing. She currently lives in New England with a comedian stud and a wild gang of kidlets.
 If you like weird books, you can follow Courtney on:
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