Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Visited Book Review and Giveaway ends 9/21

Visited by Janine Caldwell
Publication date: May 25th 2013
Genre: YA coming-of-age fantasy

Seventeen-year-old Joanna Murphy has lost faith in her life. Vying for her mom’s attention, she’s resentful of her stepdad’s intrusion to their family. Her best friend, Tommy, has no clue she’s in love with him as he dates girl after girl without noticing how it tortures her. The final kicker, though, is God’s sick joke to make her freakishly tall when everyone knows boys prefer petite girls.

Then in a bizarre accident Joanna meets James, a breathtaking teen who appears to her after an unusual falling star sighting. Suddenly, her dream for an alien encounter becomes all too real. But when she finds her life has been made unrecognizable, she’s forced into an explosive study of the original design for her life that just may have her regretting every wish she ever made.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17984925-visited?ac=1

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D0G63VG/ref=s9_simh_bw_p351_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0S4G4SSTEKYZ2K4J6GS8&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1560405502&pf_rd_i=154606011
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/visited-janine-caldwell/1115465382?ean=2940016791937

My Opinion:
The main character in this story is named Joanna and I love that since my name is Joana! Joanna is not happy with her life. She wishes she was shorter, that her best friend was in love with her, and that her mom never met her stepdad. While watching the stars on top of her roof she has an accident and falls off the roof. After waking up from a coma she realizes her life has changed and all her wishes have come true. Joanna soon begins to think that maybe her life was better before her wishes came true. She got her wishes but they don't make her any happier. James is not from planet Earth but is on a mission to save Joanna. I love that this book makes you remember that you should appreciate what you have. We all need a little reminder sometimes! Visited is a very good book. I believe people of all ages would enjoy this book.


Janine Caldwell was born in Concord, CA and raised in the small San Francisco Bay Area town of Clayton. Four days after her high school graduation, Janine attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and graduated with a degree in English.

Janine now lives in Anthem, AZ with her husband and two sons. As a lifelong literature fanatic, she knew it was only a matter of time before she would become obsessed with writing her own work. With relatives like the Brothers Grimm and Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), she figured fantasy writing had to be in her DNA.

Books published by Janine include Visited, a YA coming-of-age fantasy, Rematch and Double Fault—the first two books of The Vortex Series. The final book in this YA fantasy romance, Deuce, will be released fall 2013.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey Joana! Nice name! : ) Thanks so much for your review of Visited. If you have time I would love for you to vote for it on Goodreads. Here's the link:
    I also have my own fan club on Goodreads that I would love for you to join. Thanks again!