Friday, August 30, 2013

Student Bodies Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Student Bodies blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!

Student Bodies (Poltergeeks #2)
Release Date: 09/05/13

Summary from Goodreads:
Whoever said being a teenage witch would be easy? For fifteen-year-old Julie Richardson and the city’s resident protector from supernatural evil, the Left Hand Path doesn't give a damn if you've found true love for the first time in your life. There’s someone lurking the halls of Crescent Ridge High School with enough malice to unleash an epidemic of Soul Worms – supernatural larvae that feed on the very fabric of a victim’s humanity.

After witnessing the death of one of the most popular kids at school, Julie and über genius boyfriend Marcus are in a race against time to find out who is behind the attacks. All the evidence points to a horrifying plot at the City Weir during the Winter Solstice; the place where icy waters of the Bow River and a thunderous spillway will mean the deaths of more than a hundred of Julie’s classmates.

If she has any hope of saving their lives, she’ll need a little help from a coven of white witches and an Aboriginal mage whose snarky attitude is matched only by her magical prowess.

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About the Author
Sean Cummings is a fantasy author with a penchant for writing quirky, humorous and dark novels featuring characters that are larger than life. His debut was the gritty urban fantasy SHADE FRIGHT published in 2010. He followed up later in the year with the sequel FUNERAL PALLOR. His urban fantasy/superhero thriller UNSEEN WORLD was published in 2011.

2012 saw the publication of Sean’s first urban fantasy for young adults. POLTERGEEKS is a rollicking story about teen witch Julie Richards, her dorky boyfriend and race against time to save her mother’s life. The first sequel, STUDENT BODIES is due for publication in September 2013.
Sean Cummings lives in Saskatoon Canada.

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My Review:
Julie is back again and after witnessing the death of a popular kid at school she knows her job as a shadowcull is only beginning. Someone is unleashing soul worms on the students of Crescent Ridge High School and Julie (with the help of her boyfriend Marcus) needs to find out who is behind the malicious black magic before another student ends up dead. But to do so, she'll need to get help from a coven of witches, and quick.

I was looking forward to reading the sequel to Poltergeeks as soon as I heard Sean Cummings was releasing the second book, and I was not let down. Student Bodies was full of the sassy attitude of Julie and action-packed challenges that kept me wanting to turn the page and not stop reading.

This time around Julie was faced with a whole new series of challenges with her new job of shadowcull and she's in a constant battle of trying to prove that she's capable to her mother and prove that she can be in a relationship with Marcus. This just makes Julie seem like a normal teenage girl, which is what makes her so interesting to read about. All the characters seem to grow with this instalment which is fantastic to see.

The story opens to a thrilling train station scene and it does not slow down. There's plenty of suspense and action, with twists and turns to keep the reader guessing about who's behind the malicious magic. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves paranormal and ghost stories, and I'll be keeping my eyes out for more of Julie's stories.


CANADA/US Prize Pack:
1 Signed Copy of STUDENT BODIES
1 Signed Copy of POLTERGEEKS
1 Signed Copy of FUNERAL PALLOR
1 Signed Copy of SHADE FRIGHT
1 Amazon Kindle

UK Prize Pack
1 Signed Copy of STUDENT BODIES
1 Signed Copy of POLTERGEEKS
1 Signed Copy of FUNERAL PALLOR
1 Signed Copy of SHADE FRIGHT
1 Amazon Kindle


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