Jun 23, 2013

Review & Book Blast : Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz

Posted by Unknown at Sunday, June 23, 2013
Book name : Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz
Rating 500000000/5 Stars

One of the best things about being at BEA was meeting people, one of the best people I met was Lisa Amowitz, and I was nervous starting out Breaking Glass for fear I wouldn't like it, but I shouldn't have worried, because I loved, adored, was amazed by Breaking Glass.

From the first page I was hooked, Lisa Amowitz has a writing style that made me feel sad I had social engagements because all I wanted to do was sit down and read this book from start to end, the writing style is precise, it isn't bogged down with needless details, but yet it's at the same time full of information, we're told everything we need to know without it ever feeling like we're being force-fed information.

I haven't read many scary/paranormal YA books, only two others, and this one blew them both out of the water, this book is one of those that puts me into a reading slump because I compare all other books to this for weeks and no others are on par with this book - this book is surely going to be one of my top ten books of 2013, I've only found two other books so far this year that I know are going to have a spot in the top ten, so this is obviously something abnormal, but this book was so good.

I really, really hope Lisa Amowitz writes more, as I'm going to buy everything she writes, as I think she could even pull off a book about her going to the store to get things from her grocery list with her superb writing style.

Bump this book to the TOP of your TBR piles, it will be worth the read, even if you don't like paranormal, it's an amazing book with so many twists and turns that surprised me, and a very very unique plot.

Next up is some information about the book, and links to buy it/add it on Goodreads, which you definitely should do, it's so amazing!


BREAKING GLASS from Spencer Hill Press, July 2013
by Lisa Amowitz
On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he’s not sure whether they’re real or if he’s losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself.
ISBN: 978-1937053383


Author bio:
Lisa Amowitz was born in Queens and raised in the wilds of Long Island, New York where she climbed trees, thought small creatures lived under rocks and studied ant hills. And drew. A lot.
When she hit her teens, she realized that Long Island was too small for her and she needed to escape. So she went to college in Pittsburgh. Go figure.
On leaving college, Lisa became a graphic designer living in New York City. She eventually married her husband of a zillion years, had two lovely children, and was swept away to a fairy tale life in the Bronx, where, unbelievably there are more trees and wilderness than her hometown. She can see the Hudson River from her kitchen window.
Lisa has been a professor of Graphic Design at her beloved Bronx Community College where she has been tormenting and cajoling students for nearly seventeen years. She started writing eight years ago because she wanted something to illustrate, but somehow, instead ended up writing YA. Probably because her mind is too dark and twisted for small children.
BREAKING GLASS which will be released in July, 2013 from Spencer Hill Press, is her first published work. VISION, the first of the Finder series will be released in 2014, along with an unnamed sequel in the following year. LIFE AND BETH will also be released in the near future, along with graphic novel style art.


Rafflecopter links:





Giveaway items:
  1. custom pendant like the one pictured on the book cover
(2) signed ARCS
(1) original work of Breaking Glass related art created and signed by the author.




You should download SHARDS, which is an illustrated preview of BREAKING GLASS.




Here is the cover of SHARDS:


11 comments:

  1. Oh--Emily--this is just so--THANK YOU! And now may I gush about Miss Emily herself? She is lovely, poised and way too together for such a young person. Keep your eye on this girl, folks. YAY!!

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  2. I am so glad you enjoyed this! This is one that I am really excited about. And how awesome that you got to meet Lisa! Seems like from the comment above she thinks pretty highly of you too! :) Great review and thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. That's a really awesome cover, omg. Very nice review, as well. :3

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  4. This one sounds really good and the cover is awesome!

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  5. I'm really looking forward to this one now!

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  6. Very cool! It sounds really awesome and the cover is pretty!

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  7. I'm looking forward to reading this book! Love the mystery in it.

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  8. Fabulous sounding book! I'm late to the gate with this giveaway, but there's still time, so I live in hope.... :)

    ...and agree completely with Lisa's comment up top about Emily! Lovely meeting up at BEA (really? Over a month ago?)

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  9. I'm TOTALLY looking forward to this book!!! I've been seeing it mentioned around the blogs lately, but I'm rather behind on keeping up with them, so I hadn't really looked into it much. But now that I've seen your review and the glowing reviews on Goodreads - as in, ALL of them, as near as I can tell! - I'm super excited for it! I LOVE creepy books, and this sounds like a whopper. Like Kit, I'm obviously late to the giveaway, but also like her, I live in the land of hope! :)

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  10. I LOVED this book! Great Review :D

    New Follower!

    Christy @ Christy’s Book Addiction

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  11. I will be picking up this book, it sounds fantastic. I am also having a giveaway, all five books in Lauren Kate's Fallen Series, in honor of Teardrop coming out soon. If you haven't read the Fallen series, you are missing out. Stop by my blog and enter to win all you have to do is share and comment. These books are just collecting dust on my shelf since I got my e-reader and it's just sad because it's such a beautiful story and I'd love for someone else to read it. Thanks! http://krystlelewallenwrites.blogspot.com/2013/07/lauren-kate-give-away.html

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I love all your comments, and it makes me so freakishly happy to get the alert that I have a new one, so thank you!

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