Monday, June 02, 2008

Book Review ~ Skizzer

I have a funny little story to tell you about this book. I had begun reading the book myself when one day the book suddenly disappeared. For several days I had no clue where the book had walked off to. I checked in the usual places where I have a tendency to leave books, and no Skizzer. I had all but given up when one evening I went in to turn my oldest daughter's lamp off in her room and found her completely engrossed in the book. I chuckled to myself realizing I should of known that she was the culprit to the missing book. I asked her if she was enjoying my new book and she mumbled "yea" barely taking a break from running her eyes back and forth on the pages.

When she finished the book I asked her what she thought. I loved her response, "It is one of those books that won't let you put it down. I felt like I was there, I wanted to know what was next, and you know how I love a good mystery mom?"

It is not often that I have an opportunity to read fiction, but when I do, I love it when a book allows my senses to experience the smells and the sounds of the places the words take you. A.J. Kiesling's, Skizzer would provide pure enjoyment for anyone looking for a fun Summer read.

About Skizzer: After receiving news of her sister Becca's abrupt disappearance, Claire Trowling must piece together the shadowy remnants of a past she's long forgotten in order to find her. A cryptic note scrawled in Becca's handwriting leaves more questions than it answers. When a stack of mysterious letters bound by a rare necklace is found, Claire races to discover the secrets that hold her family captive. Suspenseful and full of intrigue, Skizzer takes you on a transcontinental hunt for answers, weaving seamlessly between the distant past of childhood and the urgency of the present.

This debut novel from Kiesling is a quick and engaging read with plot revelations meted out skillfully enough to keep the pages turning.... [The book has] an adventurous story, a compelling protagonist and thoughtful musings on the real meaning of sisterhood." -Publishers Weekly

A.J. (Angie) Kiesling grew up loving trees and words--trees because they formed the natural backdrop and playground for her childhood years in rural North Carolina, and words because they captivated her from as far back as she can remember. When she wasn't' romping through the woods with her siblings, she might be found with her nose in a book--or lost among the shelves at the local library. To learn more about A.J. Kiesling go here. To order a copy of the book go here.

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Mocha with Linda said...

Wow, if that's not a stamp of approval on the book for your daughter to abscond with it! I may check this one out!!

Adrienne said...

That sounds like a great book. I always loved mysteries. I will put it on my list of to read and hopefully I will find time to do it.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a good book! I love reading too. There was one summer a couple years ago, where the boys were old enough to play in the wading pool without me having to be right by their sides, so I read the whole time they played, day after day, all summer long. It was wonderful.

Diana said...

I love a good book, I'll have to add this one to my list to read! When our oldest daughter(27) heard I was cleaning the den and getting rid of some books, she immediately wanted to know if that meant certain books she had read growing up. I assured her those were staying in my library. I guess a good books sticks with you!!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful story/recommendation that was for my first novel. I feel honored that your daughter couldn't put the book down. Thank you for making my day :-)

A.J. Kiesling