Lost On The Water by D.G. Driver #YA Suspense with a touch of Supernatural @DGDriverAuthor #BookReview

Author: D.G. Driver

Published: July 2018 by Fire and Ice Young Adult Books

Category: Young Adult, Suspense, Supernatural, Contemporary, Book Review

Forced to leave the California beach behind to spend the summer with her grandma in rural Tennessee, Dannie is certain this will be the most boring summer of her life. Things start looking up when a group of local kids, mistaking her short hair and boyish figure, invite her on their ‘no girls allowed’ overnight kayaking trip. Obviously, her grandma refuses to let her go. But Dannie suspects the real reason is that the woman is afraid of the lake, only she won’t tell Dannie why.

The last place Dannie wants to spend a good portion of her summer holiday is in rural Tennessee with her grandmother, while her parents spend two weeks in Paris.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ Passing Notes by @DGDriverAuthor #YA with a touch of the Supernatural

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that have been waiting on the ‘to be read’ pile for however long, and are finally getting an airing.

This week I’m showcasing a lovely young adult novella with a touch of the supernatural. Passing Notes was published in January 2016.

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The Royal Deal (Chasing the Romantics #1) by D.G. Driver #BookReview for #RBRT

Author: D.G. Driver

Kindle Edition Published in January 2018

Category: Modern Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Romance, Book Review

A pampered princess is told she must marry a prince she doesn’t like, let alone love, on her nineteenth birthday. Desperate to find a way to stop this arranged marriage, she makes a bargain with her father. 

Princess Faith is well aware of the circulating whispers after she turned down an offer of marriage from Prince Jaeger of Aronsite. But she was determined she would marry someone of her choosing, not be forced into a union with a man more concerned with what cloak he should wear while riding than the fate of the people in his kingdom, despite her father’s displeasure. She had counted on marrying the prince’s elder brother, Mikhail, but he has been missing since a battle with the Northerners. 

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Passing Notes by @DGDriverAuthor reviewed for #RBRT lovely #YA novella

  • 24745610Author: D.G. Driver
  • Kindle Edition
  • Published: January 2016 by Fire and Ice Young Adult Books
  • Category: Young Adult, Supernatural
  • four-half-stars

Mark has finally gotten the attention of the girl of his dreams. Only, his lame attempts at romance through texts and emails seem to be turning her off. When he gets put in the back of the room in an over-full class at school, he begins to discover old notes giving advice about how to write a great love letter. At first he thinks he’s stumbled on some long-forgotten notes passed in class ages ago, but every time he reads them they seem directed specifically to him. They also appear at the perfect moment each time he needs more advice. It’s like someone is haunting him. 
How do the notes keep appearing? Who’s writing them? Why? 
And if Mark follows the ghostly writer’s advice, will he win Bethany’s love?

This novella highlights today’s changing world and how the ways of communication differ from not that many years ago. The art of letter writing is becoming obsolete along with the need for cursive writing, as computers figure largely in education and people use texting and emails to keep in touch. When Mark Dowd finds himself having to use a very old, odd-looking piece of furniture as a desk in his English class he notices a half hidden carving in the wood. A heart with the name Eileen stylishly carved inside. Mark tries to copy the carving, eventually with a marker pen on the back of his hand as he runs out of space on the paper. Continue reading

Cry of the Sea ~ Reviewed for #RBRT #TuesdayBookBlog #YA Fantasy @DGDriverAuthor

  • 21487672Author: D.G. Driver
  • Published: February 2014 by Fire and Ice Young Adult Books
  • Category: YA, Fantasy
  • four-stars

Juniper Sawfeather is choosing which college to attend after graduation from West Olympia High School next year. She wants to go to San Diego to be far away from her environmental activist parents. They expect her to think the way they do, but having to be constantly fighting causes makes it difficult to be an average 17-year-old high school student. Why do her parents have to be so out there?

I haven’t read many Mermaid novels but this is completely different, in a good way, to the ones I have read. Juniper Sawfeather, the daughter of well known environmental activists, is a high school senior contemplating her future career. She doesn’t want to follow in her parents’ footsteps, even though she supports them and helps out when she can. Her ultimate goal is to enter the field of marine biology and escape from the embarrassing stigma of her ‘weird’ parents, which has made her less than popular at school. Continue reading