Saturday, November 03, 2012

The Gifted Ones by PG Shriver Blog Tour Review

Thrown together by the cruelties of a modern day world in which genuine compassion is rare, evil abounds, and goodness is often tainted by the fight to survive, two unusually gifted teenagers discover they are linked by a fairytale told them repeatedly throughout their youth by their late mothers.

Destiny awaits them, but first they must locate the others, as the fairytale foretells, to defeat the evil monster who waits and change the lonely world in which they live. Only then will they find peace... and family.

After reading the author's book, Dead Perfect, for another tour, I couldn't help but want to read this book as well. Boy am I glad that I did! The author keeps up her end of the deal by creating yet another splenderifically (yes, that is MY word, and in this case it REALLY does fit!) wonderful tale that you just can't put down. This is definitely a great start to an amazing series! When first starting this book I was skeptical that the author would be able to take a fairy tale-like approach and make it "work."  My assumptions were blown out of the water by the awesome character detail, great story line, and just downright intriguing emotions evoked throughout the book. I really can't wait to see what the author comes up with for the other "children" ;)

About P. G. Shriver: 
Born in California, and raised in Minnesota and Texas, P.G. spent her early years writing poetry and winning poetry contests, while escaping the drama in her own childhood by reading great books for children. Ever since her earliest days, she loved story telling. She wrote numerous short stories in High School and her early college years, continually trying to relive that first experience at the age of seven of seeing her name in print in the local newspaper.

P.G. sought her education at the University of Texas, where she studied English, literature, and Education. During the entire process of earning her BA and M.Ed, she never stopped writing and trying to be published. It was during this time that her first children's book No More Stinkbugs! was accepted for publication by Castle Keep Press. Many of her stories develop from nature.

P.G. graduated college and began her career in education, another great world that offered real experiences to humor and delight through children's books. She watched children interact, bringing to surface her own experiences as a child and yet more events to write about. While teaching, she discovered many great books for young people, such as The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963, Maniac Magee, So. B. It and many more. She is a fan of Dean Koontz novels, too, and loves reading fantasy and paranormal books.

P.G. was married 20 years in March 2012 and has a bright, young daughter who has begun her own college career. She lives on a small farm in Texas with her family and animals. P.G. has experienced great love and loss throughout her life. Those her family has lost have dedications in her books.

P.G. has two young adult books published, Dead Perfect and The Gifted Ones: The Fairytale the first book in The Gifted Ones Trilogy. She also has several children's books written under Gean Penny, her pseudonym. P. G. has since dissolved her contract for her first book with Castle Keep Press and moved the title to her own imprint, Gean Penny Books.

Author Links:

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11/9/2012 Book Nerds United
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11/13/2012 Reading Away The Days
11/14/2012 The READioactive Book Blog!
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11/18/2012 A Readers Devotion
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11/20/2012 Joie De Lire
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11/22/2012 Reader Girls
11/23/2012 The Other Shelf
11/24/2012 Lost In Fictional Worlds
11/25/2012 Crossroad Reviews
11/26/2012 A Soul Unsung
11/27/2012 Captivated Reading
11/28/2012 Just Another Rabid Reader
11/29/2012 My Seryniti
11/30/2012 Jen’s Review Corner 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Brittany!
    Thanks for the wonderful review. I've been participating in NaNoWriMo this month, trying to complete the first draft of the second book in the series, so I hope you don't have to wait too long to read it!

    Have a great week!
    P. G. Shriver