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Friday, November 16, 2012

Summer in Salem by Brina Courtney/Supagurl Tours

  Book Blurb :

Summer in Salem
Teagen’s summer has been turned upside down by a body, a pentagram necklace, and an old flame.

Nine months ago, Teagan Matthews' boyfriend disappeared and took her sense of stability with him. But when the opportunity to live with her aging grandmother in Salem arises, she decides it's time to get on with her life. A new home, new job and new friends are adding up to a beautiful summer...

...until a young girl's body shows up one night in town, wearing a necklace exactly like Teagan's.

Now a guy looking remarkably like her missing boyfriend has arrived in Salem along with a mysterious stranger who may have some answers that Teagan has desperately been searching for. Teagan must now decide who to trust. It
's a matter of life and her death.
Summer In Salem (Electi #1)

Character Bio:

Teagan: Main character, lost her boyfriend mysteriously nine months ago. She is an artist, likes to stay home on rainy nights, and her style is boho chic. Something you didn't know: Her favorite food is pickles.
Lark: Awesome painter, total hippie. Loves expensive things and fragrances. Can be founding spinning in the street during a thunderstorm. Something you didn't know: She loves to play board games at the local retirement home.
Gran: Classy old lady who doesn't drive, makes awesome pie and chocolate chip cookies. Lives in a huge old mansion and may very possibly be a witch. Something you didn't know: She knows all the words to "Baby Got Back."

My Review:

I so wanted to read Summer in Salem.   Well Cover love drew me at the start as well as the title.   I love that orange and yellow flower against that black cover.   Now after reading the story within the covers, I think the flower represents Teagan's purity of heart and the black cover represents the Invidia', enemy of the Electi .  Work's for me.

Moving Forward with the review,  I thought Brina Courtney's story was interesting and a fast paced read.   I loved her characters.  Teagan was a depressed heroine after the loss of her boyfriend, Jason, who had disappeared in thin air.  So when her grandmother needed someone to help out after she had fallen, Teagan decided to take charge of her 21 year old life and move in with her.   It appeared to be a win- win situation.   Teagan could keep an eye on Gran and Gran could help her with a new start.    Teagan quickly made friends with Lark and began working at her gallery the day after she arrived in town.

Gran believed in witchcraft and was the leader of the coven unbeknownst to Teagan and  Teagan soon learned her good luck was a gift of sorts rather than just luck.   But could she learn to be a practicing witch and eventually be the leader of the coven?   Could she even believe in this?

It was another young adult read where the normal teenager learns there is more than just normal in this world, and it's turning them upside down and inside out!     I can not wait for the second in the Electi series!   I want to know if there is any saving of Jason.   What develops between Teagan and Seth?  And will Teagan accept her future as a coven leader?
I can not wait for book 2 in this series!   More info please....yes, I'm hooked!   I'm giving this a 3.5 winks out of five.  ;D  ;D  ;D  ,) 


About the Author


Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as a beauty queen and elementary teacher. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.


Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.


Brina Courtney said...

Thanks for your review! I'm so glad you liked it!

Unknown said...

So glad I could review it!