Nov 2, 2010

Book Review - Perilous

By Tamera Hart Heiner 
Genre: Young Adult Thriller
Pages:  262
Release Date:  November 16, 2010 
(ebook available NOW) 
The Back Cover:
Jaci Rivera has plans for her sophomore year: go to regionals with the track team, make the honor roll, and eat too much pizza with her best friends, Callie and Sara. Her biggest concern is Amanda, the pushy girl who moved in a few months ago.

What she doesn't plan for is catching a robber red-handed, or being kidnapped. The desperate thief drags her and her friends 2,000 miles across the Canadian border. They escape from his lair, only to find that he has spies and agents watching their path home, waiting to intercept them and take them back.

Then Jaci finds something out about her family. Something which irrevocably connects her to their kidnapper, and makes her question their chances of escape.

My Review:
From the first page, I was hooked. I wasn't sure what to expect since I usually don't read a lot of suspense and felt that the unusual cover didn't attract me at all, but I was pleasantly surprised once I started reading. The tension kept me on the edge throughout the entire novel. And just when I thought I had it figured out, the author slipped in a twist here or a turn there that pulled me in even deeper.

I highly recommend this book to any fan of suspense, whether you're young adult or adult, you'll love it. Thanks for including me in this book tour, Tamara, and for sharing your book with me.
Tamera is running two contests during the tour: one book giveaway
and one Kindle giveaway.
Book giveaway: (There is actually another book giveaway contest, but it is
after the book launches, so you guys don't have to worry about it.) The
winner of this contest will be randomly chosen. Every person who comments
on any post during the blog tour will be entered into a random drawing for
a book. Which I can autograph, if they want. The contest begins on Oct. 15
and ends on Nov. 15.
Kindle giveaway: This contest is point-based and begins Oct. 15 and ends
Dec. 15. Whoever has the most points wins the Kindle. There will only be
one Kindle given away. Here are the points:
1 point: blog comment (can comment on all the blogs, multiple times, on
the tour)
1 point: follow my blog (
1 point: retweet
2 points: blog about the blog tour
5 points: purchase the book (ebook or paperback, must email me the
confirmation email) if they actually buy the book in the store (which is
unlikely), they can mail me a copy of the receipt.
Have them add up all their points as well as their proof (links, etc) and
email it to me at the end of the blog tour (tamara at tamarahartheiner dot
People can earn an infinite number of points! I'm excited for this!
Here is the ebook link:
Here are the pre-order links: 
Barnes & Noble


  1. I wanna win this contest! Christine your new site looks spectacular!

  2. This book sounds so cool! Have I ever told you I love the picture in your header? Beautiful!

  3. Nice review. I see you are also doing NaNo. Good luck!

  4. Another good book to put on my Christmas wish list. Thanks for telling us about it.

  5. Thanks for the great review!!! I so appreciate it. I'm so glad you liked it!

  6. Good to give Tamara your support. I'm doing a stop on the book tour tomorrow and will be linking to this post as well as the other stops on Tamara's tour.
    I am also now a follower of your blog.

    Tossing It Out