Monday, December 10, 2012

Vision by Snowden & Newcomb and a Giveaway!

Madi sees demons, the very embodiment of the vices that stalk humanity. Gift or curse, it has never done anything good for her—only shown her how ugly the world truly is.

Her visions might have helped the night of Cassi’s accident—maybe she could have seen something, stopped it. But she ran—like always.

Now, with Cassi clinging to life, Madi struggles to keep herself and Vision Records from falling apart. The demons, however, have plans of their own. ~~ synopsis from Goodreads

My thoughts about Vision ~~ 

My daughter and I were at the South Dakota Festival of the Book in September, walking around the author area. There were all these tables set up with authors promoting their books. I hate to admit it but I walked by most of them. But then I saw a table poster of the book, Vision, and I was immediately drawn to it. I love this cover! (and you all know how much I am a sucker for a gorgeous cover) We ended up talking to Cathy, one of the author's of this book and she contacted me later to ask if I would be interested in reading her book. Of course I said yes! And she graciously send me 2 copies - one for me and one for one of you!!  

So anyway - the book. Three words - I loved it! Okay, seriously, I never, never would have thought I would say that about a book about demons. There are just some parts of the whole YA, paranormal genres that I will not read ~ zombies, vampires, werewolves. I probably would have lumped demons in there with them too. But, like I said, the cover grabbed me and the author was so nice - I had to give it a shot.   

I immediately loved Madi and admired how devoted she was to her best friend, Cassi, who was in a coma in the hospital. Madi works really hard to keep Cassi's dream business going until Cassi gets week and can come home. And the demons weren't real creepy and gross, they basically were just there hanging out around the people that Madi had to deal with, sort of their evil alter-egos.  

As Madi tries to keep the business going for Cassi, she has to learn to lean on and trust the people in her life. That doesn't come easy for her. She grows a lot as she learns to rely on others and to reach out to those around her. She starts to see past the demons and to see the good in people.  

Visions really made me stop and think about good vs. evil and how evil is all around us, all the time. What matters is how we live our lives and what we do with what we've got. This is really an awesome book, especially for the YA audience, the age group that can be so easily swayed to bad. This book shows us the importance of good. 

I am so very glad that this cover caught my eye and that I was able to read this amazing book. I wish all the best for these two authors, Cathy Newcomb and Galen Snowden. I really hope they write more books in the future and that I get a chance to read whatever's next.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my review

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  1. I must admit, this didn't catch my eye, though I love the cover. I thought it was about psychics. I'm so glad I read your review though, it sounds amazing!

  2. I love when a cover catches my eye. I find so many great authors that way.

  3. Looks like an amazing book! Merry Christmas!

  4. sounds interesting nice review - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  5. I hadn't heard of this before, but it sounds great. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!


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