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Monday, August 26, 2013

Book Review: The Year of the Great Seventh by Teresa Orts





Genre: Young Adult (Mythological Romance)
Date Published:  July 6, 2013
Publisher: Drayton Press

The Blurb:
Sophie has always felt out of step—an outsider, even amongst friends in her high school with all the hype about celebrity culture. Her life in L.A. seems to have been already written for her, but when her junior year starts, it all takes a drastic turn. When she crosses paths with the school's heartthrob, Nate Werner, they fall for each other in a way neither can understand. What they don’t know is that by giving in to their desires, they are unlocking an ancient Egyptian prophecy that threatens to return Earth to the dark ages.

To undo the curse, Nate and Sophie embark on an adventure that takes them across the country. But their quest is not only to save the world as they know it. It is also a fight for their very survival. Behind the scenes, there are those that are counting on them to fail.

My Review:
The Year of the Great Seventh is the debut novel by Teresa Orts. It's been a long time since I've read anything  revolving around Egyptian history and mythology. I forgot how much fun it is. This story wasn't at all what I expected it to be, and that's a very good thing. I didn't expect it to be as deep and detailed as it was either. The plot was very well thought out and pieced together. There were some slow moments and there were also times where it real a little bit more like a middle grade book than young adult, but when it's all said and done, this book is very much worth the read. The Year of the Great Seventh is a lot like a puzzle in word form. You're given puzzle pieces of information that at first, you don't know what to make of, but then bit by bit they piece together until you have the full picture. I was pretty amazed at just how well everything fit together. This couldn't have been an easy book to write. I was very impressed, and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.

The ARC of The Year of the Great Seventh by Teresa Orts was provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

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About the Author:
I’m Teresa Orts, a young adult fantasy author. My first novel, The Year of the Great Seventh, will be published by Drayton Press in July, 2013.

I enjoy reading novels that keep me at the edge of my seat—the ones that you can’t stop thinking about for months. I love traveling the world and living by my own rules, as well as small pleasures such as chocolate, the rain, and hanging out with friends.

To learn more about  Teresa Orts and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads & Facebook.

 

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