Sunday, August 17, 2014

Harrow by Amanda Troyer + GIVEAWAY

So, the author contacted me and asked me if I would like to review her book. I agreed because I haven't read much thriller this year and I have no regrets whatsoever.


Sixteen-year-old Brenna doesn’t believe her vivid imagination
can hurt her, until she wakes up in a church, covered in blood.
Blood that isn’t hers.

She thinks her life can't get much worse, but when she finally
finds a way to escape her abusive home, her imagination turns
to nightmarish hallucinations.

Niven likes staying inside the abandoned church, hiding from his
violent father. The two bond through art and misery, but Brenna
knows good things in her life don’t last long.

Her delusions take a horrific turn when she thinks she sees two men
gruesomely murdered by a monster in the church basement, but in
the end, she’s the one with blood on her hands.


The book starts off introducing Breena, the girl with the vivid imagination and her troublemaking sister Mabel. Brenna wants to live on her own because of her family. She doesn't like it. You get sucked in by her and start sympathizing her. Just you are put through whatever she is.  Later on she meets this boy at the abandoned church she ends up in - Niven, who plays a big role in the plot later on. All of the characters were developed.

I wish I could say something about the plot but I would giveaway too much. I will just mention that there are a lot of totally unexpected twists and turns.

The writing was really good food a new author. However, at certain places I was irritated by the monologue and the descriptions. I am not saying they were bad or anything but just that it was little overdone. 90% percent of the time the descriptions are incredibly easy-imaginable. It was overall fast-paced just little slow in the beginning.

"Harrow" was a gripping read, which will keep you tensioned until the very end, shock you with the twists and turns. In addition, it will make you double check if you've locked your door. The writing is really good and grabs you from the beginning. 

The book comes out on August 27th.

This is a debut novel which may have a sequel.


I am giving away 3 eBook copies of "Harrow" and
10 signed bookmarks.

This giveaway is international. If a winner doesn't reply to the email sent to him in 48 hours, another one will be chosen.

Complete this Rafflecopter contest and win:

Rebeca - a signed bookmark of HARROW and an e-book copy
Veronica - a signed bookmark of HARROW and an e-book copy
Alyssa - a signed bookmark of HARROW and an e-book copy
Kelly - a signed bookmark of HARROW
Sami - a signed bookmark of HARROW
Lori - a signed bookmark of HARROW
Maria - a signed bookmark of HARROW

Amanda hasn’t always been a reader, but she’s always been a daydreamer.  Once her sister started giving her young adult books, she realized books fuel her daydreams and has since become an avid reader and a writer as well.  You can connect with her online here: 

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                                                         My rating 
                                  4.5 out of 5 stars

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