As most of you know I’m an avid reader – even ravenous! I often talk about eating books – if it’s good I go crazy!
I read Chevy Stevens first book Still Missing and was completely in awe – I couldn’t put it down. It was one of the best books I’ve ever read in my life. When I looked up Chevy Stevens I was surprised to find out she’s Canadian, she looks quite young and that was really her first book. The way she writes it’s like a dream, the way a book should be written. She’s not trying to impress you with fancy words or strange concepts – she has great characters, a great story and she really knows how to pull it all together.
Last week I started her new book Never Knowing. I honestly didn’t expect much, a 2nd book, not too long after the first one. If you follow me on facebook you know I had an almost sleepless night! I just couldn’t put it down! People sometimes use that phrase loosely, I was up almost the entire night. I wanted to finish it, but knew I was too sleepy to really enjoy the ending so I kept it for the next afternoon. And I finished it pretty quickly, savouring it at the end, not wanting it to end.
I’m a bit torn of what to write about the actual story, it’s so good I don’t even want to tell you guys anything – except Just Read it!! 🙂 So here are the bare bones of it – It’s about a woman who was adopted and decides to try to find her birth parents. It’s not a lovey dovey story of a happy reunion. It’s a whirlwind of what can go wrong, and maybe when things are good in your life you should just leave them alone. What you find out might ruin, or end your life. It’s a true rollercoaster ride and one that you just don’t want to end.
I’ve been raving about this book and encouraging everyone I know to read it – I was so excited when I found out I had a copy to give away that I literally sat down and wrote this! And if you guys have some free time this weekend pick up either of her books, get an iced coffee and prepare for the most amazing read! I know that when you “review” a book you are probably supposed to give more info about the actual story but I really don’t want to. I know from reading it myself that knowing any more than what I wrote would have taken away from the story. It’s so well written and hits so many different emotions, I want to give you guys the chance to really feel that on your own. I read a lot and am super picky with books – anyone who knows me knows that I’m not too forgiving on authors – and I honestly can’t say enough about Chevy Stevens, I really think I have a “author crush” or something like that. I want her to have a long career and write many, many books! This is a book that is so worth buying – you will love it, you will want to pass it to your friends to read because you will want to discuss it with them. I’ve been chatting on facebook with people about it and it’s so fun!
You can buy the book at any bookstore – I’m serious about it if you want a fun, relaxing weekend. Ok, maybe not so relaxing as you will get totally hooked! Maybe send the kids away with dad, grandparents etc. for the afternoon! And one super lucky person will be winning their own copy of Never Knowing!
Contest open to all Canadians – to enter comment with what kind of reader you are. Do you read in bed, in the bath, do you snack etc? Contest will end Tuesday August 2nd at noon. Good Luck to everyone, and if anyone wants to discuss the book message me on facebook – don’t give anything about the story away in the comments! 😉 To earn a 2nd entry “like” Chevy Stevens on facebook! Just comment here that you did so.