Saturday, November 12, 2011

Borrowing Abby Grace Part one and two

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 571 KB
  • Publisher: Backlit Fiction, LLC; 2.0 edition (October 16, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • ASIN: B005WJQMA6

  • File Size: 518 KB
  • Publisher: Backlit Fiction, LLC; 2.0 edition (October 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Author: Kelly Green
  • Cover art: I like the fact that it matches the first story.
  • Overall rating:*** out of 5 stars
  • Obtained: Sent by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Borrowing Abby Grace by Kelly Green (Part one and two)

Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews

Smart and sassy Abby Grace is a seventeen-year-old with a talent for getting out of trouble. Sent to repair the lives and loves of teenagers on the edge of disaster, Abby is the perfect girl for the job. She has everything going for her… except one thing: a body.

This fast-paced and exciting episode is the first installment in an ongoing mystery series with a supernatural twist.

Episode 1

When Abby Grace wakes up in the back of a van, she has no idea who she is, how she got there, or why anyone would want to kidnap her. After escaping her masked captors, she hurries home, only to discover that she unknowingly left her younger brother behind in the van. Unable to answer the police’s questions with her memories gone, she retreats to the safety of her bedroom where she tries to reconstruct her life. Just as she is settling into the belief that things will one day return to normal, she looks in the mirror—and sees a stranger’s face.
As Abby learns next, she has become a Shadow, sent to inhabit the lives of strangers in trouble. With nothing to go on except the vague hints of her cute but maddening Guardian, a 19th century ghostly teenager named Will, Abby sets out to rescue the missing brother. But she will need all of her intelligence, fearlessness, and wit, because if she fails to find him in time, she will remain trapped in this unfamiliar body forever.

Episode 2: Girl Steals Guy
Dropped into the life of a gorgeous senior with a heartbroken best friend, Abby Grace must navigate high school keg parties, football games and power couples as she discovers that love and revenge are sometimes the same thing.  (Synopsis provided by Amazon)

Borrowing Abby Grace is a story unlike anything else I have ever read. The premise was original. I liked Abby's character and how she finds out who or what she is. She has the ability to carry longer stories if the author chose to write a novel length adventure with her.

I liked following Abby out of the van and at the game. One thing I really liked was how Green didn't waste time hashing everything out in a long winded way, she got right to the point and Abby finds out what her purpose is pretty much right away.

I do wish that the stories would have been longer so we could have learned more about the characters and gotten to see more development in the supporting characters. But it worked well the way it was.
These are very short stories (less then 50 pages) so they can be read back to back in one sitting, which is great thing for a lot of readers.

If you want a quick read that is different and has an element of puzzle solving to it, give this a try.


No comments: