Monday, February 13, 2012

Book Review: Swirls ( + Giveaway )

Sixteen-year-old Julia finds herself leaving her London life behind her to move with her parents to the Amazon jungle.
A native descendant, she becomes familiarized with her own roots for the first time in her life. However, she never imagines she is about to discover much more than her own past but also just how crowded our little planet is…

This is a present time sci-fi/ fantasy story about trust, friendship, love and self-discovery. This book falls into the category of YA fiction, though not unsuitable for younger readers.

Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 158 (ebook)
Part of Series: The Outsiders #1
Purchased: For Review by the author
Rating: 4/5 stars
Buy: Amazon (US) || Amazon (UK)

This one was an unexpected read, as i didn't know about the book before the author contacted me. And i am just so extremely happy that i got to read it.

To start from the author's writing was easy and light. It made the story flowing quickly but with enough descriptions and details to make it alive to your mind. The world that was created was really well described, and felt like the author had actually thought her story though before writing. One of the great things of the story was, how the whole thing stays a mystery for about half the book, but not in a frustrating way to make you to not know what you are reading. Instead there were little clues around and you actually get to meet the characters a lot before the really serious stuff starts.

The we have Julia which is a really cute character. She is funny,open minded and while things don't go her way she tries to find a way to make it through. Sometimes, she didn't see things that were in front of her but oh well...Maybe i could guess some because i was a reader.
There were many other characters of course like Lola, Yoji and Gabriel. The thing is i don't have something bad to say about anything on the characters part. I quite liked all of them for different reasons and i enjoyed all of their scenes.

Now, there are many people in other reviews that mention editing mistakes (like grammar, wrong words,etc). I don't know if they were corrected or it's because English it's not my native language and some mistakes are not easily seen by my eyes, but i didn't see something. What i advise you for that, is to check the LATEST reviews about the book from other people at Goodreads.

Swirls is interesting and quite different than many YA books out there in the aspect of story. It actually has an originality while it the core plays with the usual teenagers, magic, relationships, etc themes. From me: try it :)

-2 e-books of Swirls

Leave a comment at my review with your email :)


  1. Swirls sounds really interesting and I'd love to win it. :)

    Here's my email:

  2. The book sounds great :)
    Thanks for the giveaway

    Thildeespensen@live dot dk

  3. Swirls sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Sounds very neat. Cool of you to give away a few copies.

  5. Swirls sounds really good. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. That sounds really good....Thanks for the review....Loved to read it one day....

  7. I'm italian, but I like reading in english. The title and the plot are so interesting, your review made me love it.
    Thank you for the chance!


  8. Swirls sounds like an interesting book!

    colleen at myartsite dot com


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