Book Review: DiSemblance by Shanae Branham

Clean YA Suspense/ Fantasy
Date Published: 8/8/2012

Jason Tanner lives between two worlds. Problem is, only one is real.

Inside the hologram machine 17-year-old Jason has everything his heart desires, including a digital simulation of his dead mother. While outside the machine, he’s forbidden contact with everyone. Living within the shadow of a serial killer, Jason is captivated by the beautiful girl next door, Boston Manning. Disobeying his father, he secretly cultivates a relationship with her.

For Boston life is divided into those that have and those that have not. Displaced in a new high school, she is determined to have the life she’s always wanted. But will her choices hijack her dreams and plunge her into the treacherous clutches of a serial killer?

As an action-packed romantic thriller, DiSemblance is sure to keep you guessing until the very end.


My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

DiSemblance starts out as your typical young adult book with Jason, a 17-year-old who has a crush on his neighbor, Boston. It soon turns out to be more of a suspenseful murder mystery. Once I got into it, it was difficult to put down.

Shanae Branham’s writing style is easy to follow and is geared more to young adults.  I like that the chapters are short since I often have to do this or that in between reading and the short chapters help with having to set the book down for a minute or two. 

The story is told from 3 points of view: Jason, Boston, and the detective. This is a great idea and makes the story not only more suspenseful but also makes it more difficult to put down.

Anyone who likes mystery suspense will love DiSemblance.

Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.




About the Author

Portrait picture for blog sizeI am a professional writer with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in grammar. I have also attended several years of classes and workshops in screenplay writing at the Los Angeles Screenplay writer’s Expo.
I love suspenseful, action-adventures and clean, young adult, romance stories. I was born and raised in a small town in Idaho. I am the second out of six children. When I was in my early 20’s my mother was killed by a drunk driver. This one incident drastically changed my life. I have always had a passion for reading and writing fiction. Owing to a life long struggle with Dyslexia, early teachers discouraged me from pursuing a career in writing.
As I have spent over twenty-five years transforming my language disabilities into professional writing skills, God has honed my insatiable passion into an incredible vision.


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