Author: Charlotte McConaghy

Book Review 36: Avery by Charlotte McConaghy

Book Review 36: Avery by Charlotte McConaghy

My Rating: Thumbs Up Visit the Other Tour StopsTour sponsored by CBB Book Promotions   Avery by Charlotte McConaghy is a book about many things…love, identity–both personal and national, grief and tradition. Charlotte McConaghy expertly weaves these large themes together to create a compelling novel. Upon getting my copy of Avery, I was a bit concerned because the cover has a banner that read “Random Romance.” In general, I’m not a huge fan of romance novels, but I did get a chance to read another of Ms. McConaghy’s novels earlier this year and decided to jump in with both feet. And in the end, I was happy I gave the story a chance. What did I like about Avery? The world building. Kaya and Perenti came alive. Both countries have unique identities and traditions. Kaya embraces love. Perenti embraces chaos. The opinions of each country were equally shared so it was difficult to determine which country and characters to side with. Ava and Ambrose. These two main characters played off each other well. The relationship built at a reasonable pace (as in no insta-love) and had its equal share of reasonable ups and downs based on the events surrounding the […]

5 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on September 15, 2014
Book Review #26 + Blog Tour: Fury by Charlotte McConaghy

Book Review #26 + Blog Tour: Fury by Charlotte McConaghy

Tour Page and Schedule “What was once known as a normal human emotion can now be categorized differently–namely, as a disease that is contracted upon the development of the brain in early childhood. …Humanity, as a race, would function at a far superior level, both physically and socially, if this disease could be cured.” Fury, page 44. Fury: Book 1 of The Cureby Charlotte McConaghy348 pages,Published March 25, 2014 by Momentum Books,Pan MacmillanBuy on Amazon.com I devoured Fury by Charlotte McConaghy. I received my review copy and inhaled the book in three days. Then lamented the fact I wouldn’t be sharing my thoughts about the book until June! I then promptly went to GoodReads and recommended it to a BUNCH of friends with the note that if they felt there was something lacking in the Divergent series (or even if they were fans) they NEED to read Fury.Josephine’s story is told in a series of flashbacks until the current timeline catches up with the past from three different points of view–Josephine, Anthony (her therapist) and Luke. They live in a dystopian world where anger is considered a disease and the result of a world without anger is lopsided emotionally. Each […]

5 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on June 9, 2014