Blog Tour Book Review & Giveaway: Effectuation by Carlyn Greenwald

11-17-2013 6-31-27 AMTour Schedule

11-17-2013 6-32-07 AMGenre: Fantasy
Release date: October 16th 2013

BOOK DESCRIPTION (from Goodreads):

On an earth where the spirit world and human world not only comingle but know each other’s deepest secrets, Ewan Trace is an ordinary college senior at a prestigious film school: obsessed with old movies, secretly in love with his best friend Sophie, and looking to forge a career as a writer. Oh—and he also can never go out because his über-agent father and mother are always away and he has to stay home and care for his little sister. But it’s all normal to him…until he finally meets his spirit protector, Zac, and that Terra, the girl he just spent the night with, might be someone far more sinister than she appears.
Now Ewan and Zac are on the trail of a mystery that takes a left turn along the way, diving deep into a conflict between humans and spirits that just may be worse than what they thought was their worst nightmare. And as hearts are broken and people die, the two find themselves strapped to a rocket-propelled adventure far more unbelievable than anything Hollywood could ever imagine.
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
This world in which spirits and humans coexist is an interesting one. I like how Carlyn Greenwald takes the world we currently live in and adds in the spirits as if they’ve always been a part of our everyday lives.
The main characters are all likeable, even though Ewan Trace has a lot to learn about women. He and his sister are on their own and do very well without their parents being around. They do have their issues because of being basically abandoned but that makes this story more realistic. Zac, the family’s spirit, is a unique character: a 2000 year old spirit in an 18 year old’s body. He gets pretty intense at times but he’s also an interesting character to get to know.
The idea that a spirit is upset with the way humans don’t appreciate spirits and all they do is plausible although I think there’s more to the story than that. I believe more will come out in the next book. I like the way Effectuation ended with much being resolved yet leaving the door open for another book.
I definitely recommend Effectuation for older readers. There is some sex and violence.
Available on Amazon.
11-17-2013 6-30-30 AMABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carlyn Greenwald is a writer, student, and decently sized superhero, mystery, and animation nerd. She definitely writes for the YA/NA markets, but her genres of choice include contemporary, urban fantasy, science fiction, crime, romance and mystery. Anything that has at least one murder, a nice-looking guy, and some witty banter will do. She lives in Los Angeles with her dogs, cat, and family.

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4 thoughts on “Blog Tour Book Review & Giveaway: Effectuation by Carlyn Greenwald

  1. Mary Preston November 21, 2013 / 1:02 am

    I like it when issues are resolved by the end of a book.


    • sleepygirl2 November 21, 2013 / 6:20 am

      Me too, especially when it’s one in a series.


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