We are pleased to be coordinating a Book Review Blitz for the award-winning young adult fantasy, “Wind Catcher” by Jeff Altabef and his daughter, Erynn Altabef. My 12 year old daughter just finished reading this one and she shares her thoughts below. The blitz ends July 3, 2015.
Details of This Book Review Blitz
You will be provided with an electronic copy of the book (mobi, epub, and pdf). You will have until July 3, 2015 to post reviews to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website. Once you post your review to one or more of these sites, you will have the opportunity to enter a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash) using the Rafflecopter widget below.
NOTE: Reviews must be at least 5 sentences specifying what you liked (or didn’t like) about the book and who you would recommend the book to if asked. We understand that some of you may not enjoy the book – ALL REVIEWS are welcome but we do expect honest, fair, and thoughtful reviews of the book. Regardless of whether you like the book or not, please tell us why – constructive feedback is always helpful to an author. Reviews posted before April 16, 2015 are not eligible as entries into the giveaway.
*At the conclusion of the Book Review Blitz, I will be posting excerpts from the reviews on Amazon and will be including links back to your post if you posted a review of the book on your website. *
About the Book
Title: Wind Catcher (Chosen, Book 1) | Authors: Jeff Altabef & Erynn Altabef | Publication Date: March 21, 2015 | Publisher: Evolved Publishing | Pages: 324 | Recommended Ages: 10+
Winner: Mom’s Choice Award — Silver Medal
Winner: 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award – Best YA Fiction
Winner: Awesome Indies — Seal of Approval
Recipient: Readers’ Favorite — 5 Star Review
Evolved Publishing presents the first thrilling installment in “Chosen” by award-winning author Jeff Altabef, and his daughter Erynn Altabef. This fantasy adventure series is steeped in American Indian culture and so much more.
Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices and sees visions, but she can’t make out what they mean. Her eccentric grandfather tells her stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but he might as well be speaking another language. None of it makes any sense.
When she stumbles upon a series of murders, she can’t help but worry her grandfather might be involved. To discover the truth, Juliet must choose between her new life at an elite private school and her Native American heritage. Once she uncovers an ancient secret society formed over two hundred years ago to keep her safe, she starts to wonder whether there’s some truth to those old stories her grandfather has been telling her.
All she wants is to be an average sixteen-year-old girl, but she has never been average-could never be average. Betrayed by those she loves, she must decide whether to run or risk everything by fulfilling her destiny as the Chosen.
1. What is the book about? This book is about a girl named Juliet who hears voices and sees visions. She discovers a series of murders that she thinks are connected but she doesn’t know how or why. When she starts trying to figure out what’s going on, she thinks her grandfather, who tells her strange stories about the wind spirit and coyote, is somehow involved. Then she discovers something incredible that will change her forever.
2. What do you think of the book cover? I think that the book cover is pretty cool. At first I had no clue what the symbol was but then I read the book and knew right away what it meant.
3. What are your favorite parts of the book? My favorite part was when Juliet discovered her powers and how you suddenly understand what the voices mean.
4. Is there anything you didn’t like or that didn’t make sense? I didn’t really like how the final battle between Juliet and the villain (the seeker) was really short. I think it should have been longer because I liked the ways she was using her powers. It was really cool. Also it usually takes longer to defeat the villain.
5. Overall, what did you think about the book? How many stars would you give it? Overall I thought the book was really entertaining and cool. I would give it 4 1/2 stars.
6. Who do you think would like this book? I think boys and girls 13 and older would like this book.
More Buzz About the Book
“This is an enjoyable read for all ages that goes by as fast as the authors can unspool it. ” ~ Kirkus Reviews
“This very unique and refreshingly original contemporary fantasy has elements of high epic fantasy woven throughout it, and it will surprise and delight even the most jaded fantasy readers.” ~ Jack Magnus, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews
“Wind Catcher stands out from the crowd. It’s… a powerful young adult adventure steeped in Native American legend and tradition.” ~ Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“A treat to read.” ~ Awesome Indies
About the Authors: Jeff Altabef & Erynn Altabef
Wind Catcher is a joint project between the father/daughter team of Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef. Jeff is an award-winning author with two published thrillers. He has a column on The Examiner focused on writing, and volunteers at the local community college. Erynn is an avid reader, dancer, and community activist who has just earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. When she’s not in high school, she loves reading performing in school musicals, baking, and watching movies with her friends.
* Submitting this form constitutes an agreement with MDBR and the author that you will post a review of this book to Amazon (minimally) before the deadline of July 3, 2015.
Step 1: Sign-up for this blogger opportunity using the Google Doc Form below
Step 2: Receive and read a copy of the book
Once you sign up to participate in this Book Review Blitz, you will receive an email from me with a link to download the book from Dropbox. If you do not receive this email within 3 days of signing up, please send me an email to let me know: renee(@)motherdaughterbookreviews(.)com and be sure to remove the brackets in the email address. I will send you an email reminder to post your review 14 days, 7 days, and 1 day before the blitz ends.
Step 3: Post your review of the book to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website
Once you finish reading the book, you may post your review to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website. Posting your review to Amazon is mandatory and posting to Goodreads and/or your website is optional. Posting to Amazon U.S. is preferred, but if this is not possible, you may post to your home country’s Amazon site. The deadline for posting your review is July 3, 2015 (i.e., the Rafflecopter widget will be closed for entries).
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Step 4: Enter the giveaway for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash).
Once your review is posted publicly on Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website, you can enter the giveaway below, making sure to add your links as requested. You can find the link to this blitz in the menu above under “Current Blitzes”. Good luck and thanks so much!