Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon...Review & Giveaway!

So, you may have noticed a couple of weeks ago the blog was a bit quieter for several days.  I had all kinds of great products to tell you all about but I was so consumed by a book I was reading that I spent every second I could devouring it.  Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon had me hooked from the first page and did not let my go until the very last. Truth be told, I am still thinking about this book!  Here is the scoop...

Family secrets and fairy lore create a shifting reality in McMahon's unsettling novel about the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl who longed to become Queen of the Fairies. Fifteen years after Lisa goes missing, her younger brother, Sam, gets a strange phone call that leads him and his girlfriend, Phoebe, to discover a book, supposedly written by the King of the Fairies, that Lisa used as her bible to cross over, and which prompts Sam and Phoebe to meet up with Sam's cousin, Evie, to see if they can figure out what happened to Lisa. Nothing is as it seems from that moment on, and Phoebe's longtime fear of a dark man in the shadows seeps back after she discovers, in true woo-woo fashion, that she is pregnant. McMahon (Promise Not to Tell) alternates between the past and present with loads of portent and foreshadowing, creating a rural Vermont chiller with a Rosemary's Baby vibe, but even after a surprising villainess emerges and more than a few disquieting passages about Lisa are burned through, many readers will remain in the dark.

Oh. My.  Goodness.  First of all, I am not usually a fan of fantasy but this book is such a combination of things...mystery, thriller, fantasy, that I was  completely engrossed.  I am also a big wimp when it comes to all things scary but still I could not put this book down.  Jennifer McMahon is a fantastic writer, bringing the characters completely to life.  I loved how she told the story through different character's perspectives as well as flipping from past to present. She also had me guessing until the very end....what happened to Lisa??  I so want to dish about this but I don't want to give anything away.  I will tell you this...I am still looking over my shoulder after reading this book.  I can't wait to read Jennifer McMahon's other novels.  After Don't Breathe a Word she has already become one of my favorites.  You MUST read this book...


I am thrilled to tell you that the publisher, Harper Collins, is giving one RBM reader a copy of this amazing read (be prepared to lose a few days to this book!). Here is how to enter....

Mandatory Entry:  Visit the author's website and tell me something you learned about her or another one of her books  you would like to read.  You must complete this entry for all others to be counted.

For Extra Entries:
1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
2.  Like Reviewed By Mom on Facebook =1 entry
3. Like Jennifer McMahon on Facebook = 1 entry
4.  Enter one of my other giveaways &let me know you have done so = 1 entry per giveaway entered.
5.  Follow Jennifer McMahon on Twitter = 1 entry
6.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
7.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it (each can be done once per day) = 1 entry per each
8.  Enter this giveaway into another giveaway linky and leave a link to it= 1 entry
9.  Comment on one of my non-giveaway posts and let me know you have done so = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on May 24th.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on May 25th and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the above mentioned book  for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

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oh this does sound good! Thank you for the review! I just found you through the MFM hop, now following! looking forward to reading more reviews & reading this book! :)
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