Crane Blog Tour Review

 

Crane by Stacey Rourke
Legends Saga Book 1
The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?
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My Review
I was so excited to read this when I first saw the cover. After watching the TV drama of Sleepy Hallow, it’s really a happening topic, so I was glad to find a book that took the old horror tale and turned it into something juicer and more interesting. For anyone who’s interested in taking the old, tired classics and creating a new twist on the story; this is the perfect book for you.
 
About Stacy Rourke
There is nothing worse than being put on the spot and asked to talk about yourself. For me it brings back that inevitable moment in a new school when the teacher would ask me to stand up, introduce myself and tell the class something about myself. I was always worried I would blurt out something stupid that I would get teased for. Something like, “My name’s Stacey and I like pickles!” Then for the rest of the school year I’d be known as the Pickle Girl and let’s be honest, no one wants that. So to avoid such a faux pas I will simply say that I love to write. It allows me to get my crazy out just enough that I can function as a normal member of society.
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Friday Reads for 28 Mar 2014

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

My Finds:

  

Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Sia by Josh Grayson

Bad Girls Don’t Die (Bad Girls Don’t Die #1) by Katie Alender

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Happy Reading and Happy Friday!

WWW Wednesday 23 Oct 2013 (Find out what I am reading this week)

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

 

What did you recently finish reading?

Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

What do you think you’ll read next?

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!

 

Friday Finds for 18 Oct 2013

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My Finds:

        

Happy Reading, Happy October, and Happy Friday!

 

WWW Wednesday 16 Oct 2013 (Find out what I am reading this week)

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

  

What did you recently finish reading?

The Shining by Stephen King

Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot

What do you think you’ll read next?

It by Stephen King

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!

 

Friday Finds for 11 Oct 2013

     

     

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds:

Happy Reading, Happy October, and Happy Friday!

 

Friday Reads for 04 Oct 2013

   

   

Well, it’s been quite a while, so I figured I should just right in and get all of my bookish things updated now that it’s October. As you can see, I’ve been on a Halloween-centric horror/suspense kick, and I’ve found some pretty good books for the occasion. (I really should do a Halloween special post, now that I think of it.) Anyway, I was on vacation, and now that I’ve retrieved some American books over my birthday, I have a list for you:

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds:

  • Seconds Away by Harlan Coben – This is the latest suggestion from the Orange County Public Library’s Teen Book Club.
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke – I was searching writing advice for horror young adult literature authors, and came across this.
  • Bound to You by Christopher Pike – more than likely I read this at some point in my life, but with the new cover, I’m not sure.
  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King – I got this for my birthday. It’s release was two days before, and we made a specific trip to Target to grab it.
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – I may have mentioned this book before, since it’s being talked about so much lately. It was another birthday book.
  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – I’m trying to find good young adult horror, and this one came up in my search.

 

Also, I’ve been reading The Shining and Princess in the Spotlight. Two totally different types of books, I know. I needed to mix it up a bit. I’m really into the King book, but The Princess Diaries books are going to be my new guilty pleasure, right along with my Pretty Little Liars books.

Happy Reading, Happy October, and Happy Friday!

WWW Wednesday 7 Aug 2013 (Find out what I am reading this week)

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins.

I started reading this now that the second movie is coming out. I bought the set before I moved here in 2011, and after all the reviews of how it’s not as great as the other two, I put it aside. I still like Collins’s voice in the story. Aside from the whole bunch of characters that I have a hard time keeping up with, Katniss is a good, strong female. It’s not that I can really relate to her, it’s just written so I can feel as if I’m part of the story. That’s the kind of writing I think we all strive to create.

Also, I love how my phone wants to add “Collins” after I type out my name.

What did you recently finish reading?

Carrie by Stephen King

I still have to write my review for that, but heck, I still didn’t write my review for Divergent that I finished months ago.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I honestly have no idea what I’ll read next. I just pick up the ton of books I have and find one that catches my attention. I can say I’m going to read any number of books, but it will more than likely end up being something completely different.

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!

 

WWW Wednesday 31 Jul 2013 (Find out what I am reading this week)

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I decided to read Carrie by Stephen King again for about the third time. It’s a great story, though I sort of don’t like the story as a historical account, but it makes sense. It needs that element of other people telling the story, so you can understand what Carrie’s going through. She’s not capable of explaining how weird her mother is because she has nothing else to compare it to. I’m almost finished. I put it down last night right as things were kicking off at the prom.

What did you recently finish reading?

I still am only half way through with Stunning. I read chapters here and there, but I’m not sucked in like I use to be (especially because now the mystery’s been solved, basically.)

What do you think you’ll read next?

Until the End: Final Friends Trilogy: The Party, The Dance, and The Graduation by Christopher Pike. I would really love to say that I’m going to read through all three of these books again. I’ve had it since my first trip back to Florida in 2011 and I just recently started rereading the first book. I absolutely loved Christopher Pike novels when I was in high school, and I distinctly remember this series to be more detailed and engaging as a young adult novel than the shorter books. I wanted to rekindle that excitement in reading for myself again. I want to remember what made me love a book when I was 15 years old.

By the way, the covers looked like this when I read them in the 90s:

   

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!