Saturday, June 29, 2013

Autumn Dog Days # 1 by Sierra Dean

Series:Dog Days # 1
Edition:Kindle Edition
First Published: January 1st 2013
Second Published:June 17th 2013
Publisher:Self published by author
Genre:Teens & YA, Mystery
Author Biography(via Goodreads)
Sierra Dean is a reformed historian. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies and is allowed annual exit visas in order to continue her quest of steadily conquering the world one city at a time. Making the best of the cold Canadian winters, Sierra indulges in her less global interests: drinking too much tea and writing urban fantasy.

Ever since she was a young girl she has loved the idea of the supernatural coexisting with the mundane. As an adult, however, the idea evolved from the notion of fairies in flower beds, to imagining that the rugged-looking guy at the garage might secretly be a werewolf. She has used her overactive imagination to create her own version of the world, where vampire, werewolves, fairies, gods and monsters all walk among us, and she’ll continue to travel as much as possible until she finds it for real.

She’s also a book lover (of course!), obsessive collector of OPI nailpolish and the owner of way too many pairs of shoes.
Book Description
Cooper Reynolds’s life is going to the dogs… literally.

As if being a high school senior in a small Texas town wasn’t hard enough, Cooper has bigger things to worry about than who he’ll take to prom and whether or not the Poisonfoot Padres will win homecoming. He has less than a year before his eighteenth birthday, when a curse placed on his family will doom him to live in coyote form forever.

The last thing he needs to complicate his already messed-up life is a girl, but fate has other plans in mind for him when it brings Eloise “Lou” Whittaker to Poisonfoot. She’s grouchy, sarcastic and has no love for her new Texas home, but she might be exactly the right person to help Cooper break the curse.

The clock is ticking, and Cooper will have to decide if he’s willing to let Lou in on his dirty little secret before it’s too late.

My review

First of all, I have a confession to make which is I am super-addicted to paranormal stories.There are three things I always expect before reading a novel. They are right choice of cover image , the title and the book description .Miraculously, Autumn by Sierra Dean has all the three.Having finished reading this novel myself that too with great zeal and enjoyment, I am already waiting for the next series  with no patience (which releases this november ).I can't say how much I enjoyed reading this novel.I don't really want to spoil the novel.So I am giving a short review.Let the story be a suspense.

Autum Dog Days # 1  is a story of two people, Lou Whittaker and Cooper Reynolds.She is a 16 year old girl from Fresno, california but destiny forces her to live with her grandmother in Poisonfoot, Texas after losing her loving father to cancer.She doesn't want to give up Texas for some small town called poison-foot but as it turns out her mother don't have enough fund for either her schooling nor their living, they can't help themselves from going to this bizzarre town.She meets a 17 year old boy Cooper there who also suffers from a loss just like her.She is fully drawn to this cooper guy eventhough everyone in the town are warning her about him.

The grownups say he is bad and can't be trusted. Her friends say he is unpopular and whoever is friends with him is absolutely insane( bcoz he is a Reynolds).But this doesn't give Lou enough reason to stop being friends with him.She wants to know why everyone in the town are being rude to him and his family.There is something more to this.Like Cooper's family, Lou's family too has a big secret as she is a whittaker.Cooper's mother who also happens to be the town's sheriff warns him not to talk to her as she could be very dangerous.I felt like these people must get together as it turns out they both have secrets of their own they didn't know of until they met each other.One more reason why I want them together so bad is that I don't like Archer.

What makes this novel even more exciting to read is,  it has witches, coyotes instead of werewolves , a lot of strange people who keep secrets and also romance.There is one thing I didn't like in this novel, that is the ending part.I didn't want it to end so soon. 

Verdict If you're looking for a light hearted fast paced novel to read then this is the kind of novel you should read next.Though the ending would come as a surprise for you.

Rating 4.5/5

How I got this book?via Author.

This novel is now available on
Amazon US (ebook) ,
Amazon India(ebook)
B&N as a ebook.

You can find more exciting news about Sierra Dean's next novels on her website
On Twitter @sierradean
And via email

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