Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: The Golden Flute: The Adventures of Lilli and Zane by Catherine Lanigan




SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:

Teen treasure hunters Lilli and Zane have grown up in a world of ancient artifacts, coded messages, and long-buried mysteries. But there’s no telling what they’ll unearth when they face off against the infamous Zorav and his even-more-menacing advisor.
With the fate of the world in their hands, Lilli and Zane will have to stay one step ahead of danger, find the treasured artifacts, and keep them far away from their enemies or face death—and maybe even worse.
Masterfully written by bestselling author Catherine Lanigan, this thrilling action story keeps you guessing through every twist and turn. Cross continents and connect the clues along with Lilli and Zane as you’re pulled into a world of mystery and suspense. A must-read for adventurers of all ages!

MY TAKE:

I like adventure YA books and this one was no exception.

In The Golden Flute, Lilli, Zane and Teddy explore the significance of a golden flute that doesn't even seem to be working but which so many people seem to be looking for.

The novel relies a lot on plots and facts that are scientific but bordering on paranormal. Since I was fascinated by these topics, I read up a lot on these in high school. That's probably why I wasn't completely bowled over by the plot twists. I think if you're only vaguely familiar with the concepts and twists, then they would pack more punch.

The book doesn't hold back when it comes to action sequences. This would make a great movie. My only complaint would be the romance parts of the story. I felt like it was sort of mushy and a little bit unnecessary.

Thanks to NetGalley and Cedar Fort for the e-ARC. Publication date of The Golden Flute is on June 12, 2012.

THE GOOD:

  1. It's something new.
  2. It's action-packed.
  3. It's a promising new series.

THE BAD:

  1. There are some parts that feel unnecessary.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
That was her goal, and it was already a passion.
READ IT IF:

  1. You like action-adventure books.
  2. You like science fiction books.
  3. You like interesting characters.

RATING:
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Catherine Lanigan is the bestselling author of over thirty published titles, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over a half dozen anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream, Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul, Chocolatefor a Woman’s Heart, and Chocolate for a Woman’s Spirit.
Ms. Lanigan’s novels are sold globally and have been translated into over a dozen languages. Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her novel The Christmas Star won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine and has also won the Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from “Reader’s Preference.”
Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions and conducts hands-on writing workshops and seminars. As a cancer survivor, she is invited to speak on raising awareness for early detection and inspires audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Watch series. She has been on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs such as “Montel.”
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