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by Haley Fisher
About The Author:
I’m Haley Fisher, a college student in Kansas, and I’ve just signed a contract with a company called Silver Tongue Press to publish my first book!
For as long as I can remember I’ve been an avid reader and an aspiring writer, but the step toward actually getting a book published is an enormous one for me. This is a big deal.
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Silver Tongue Press
Release Date: February 14, 2013
On Cara Weaver’s first day at her new high school—merely the next in a long line of new schools—she meets two senior boys: James Sable and Crispin Calaway. They’re new too; they’ve been at the school just longer than she has, and they’ve never made an effort to reach out to anyone. Until she comes. When her friends find out, they’re awed. But Cara can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to James and Crispin than the two are telling.
As the days go on, everything at her new home seems to be going better than it has in any of the previous cities she’s lived in. She loves her friends, gets a job at a bookstore, and even starts to spend more time with Crispin and James. She’s happy. But all that begins to change when she comes to realize that the two boys she’s becoming close to are hiding something. It’s then that she knows her unexplainable wariness of them has been justified all along. But she keeps it a secret.
Days later, when a stranger accosts her outside a small shopping center, Crispin and James arrive just in time to help her. But they seem know the attacker. And instead of running him off, Crispin and James take Cara away, for her own protection.
With little explanation, Cara is told that she’s important and that she can’t go home until the boys have sorted some things out. In the meantime, Cara’s world is being turned upside down as she finds out that there is more to her life than she possibly imagined.
5 Copies of Rising Calm – US/Canada have choice of ebook or paperback, International Winners will receive an ebook.
I will be sparing in the summarization of the story, I do not wish to spoil any surprises. But the story is about Cara Weaver, who arrives at a new school. She and her family move constantly so this will not be her first experience with being the new kid and starting over. She meets friends and also Cara meets two brothers James and Crispin Calloway. They are also very new, and until meeting her, have kept to themselves and have sparingly interacted with the rest of her fellow High Schoolers.
Soon a friendship begins with the trio, as well as a budding romance between Cara and one of the Calloway brothers. Soon after an attack on her at work, she soon discovers the brothers are not who they seem, and that her entire reality may be false. The three go on an adventure that will eventually lead to life or death consequences!
Rising Calm was a VERY entertaining read. The pace which was steady at first with the introduction of the characters, the build up of their friendship and the planting of seeds regarding the mystery. It happened the way it should to prepare the reader for what lie beyond, when the story takes a twist and leads in a completely different direction than the normal high school fare. Ms. Fisher had a good grasp of the characterization, enabling the reader to get to know the characters and to “care” what happens next.
I liked Cara, she was insightful, and had a sense of humor that lighten some of the more serious moments of the book, without overpowering them. I enjoyed the back and forth between Cara and James, very funny, without one besting the other, a great match.
When their adventure began I was kept on edge wondering what would happen next and enjoying the world Ms. Fisher painted!
I was surpised to learn that this was a debut novel for Ms. Fisher, it was well-written, flowed easily, entertaining and I look forward to the next in the series!
I recommend this for all that enjoy a good paranormal/fantasy