Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Blog Tour: Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller from Spencer Hill Press

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TRIANGLES

BY KIMBERLY ANN MILLER
Triangles
Author: Kimberly Ann Miller
Publication Date: June 18, 2013
BISAC Category: Juvenile Fiction (Fantasy and Magic)
Pages: 216
Source: ARC received from publisher for review.
Summary from Goodreads:
A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong?

In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot.

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who’s practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser’s suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary"... and suddenly, she’s full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that these "alternate realities" could become permanent.

She just has to ask herself one question—how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?



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My Thoughts: Autumn's life sucks, or at least she thinks it does. She is 17 years old and stuck in a small town, working at a job making minimum wage, with a guy who she refers to as her "shadow," who she just can't stand. There are two things she is looking forward to. First, being able to save enough money to move out of this town, and secondly, going on the cruise to Bermuda with her sister that her mother had planned two years ago. Actually, when I first started reading this book, I didn't like Autumn at all. In fact, she was really bitchy. As you get to know her, you begin to see why she is the way she is. Her father died in a car accident when she was small, and her mom is in the hospital in a coma after a car accident, both of which Autumn blame herself for. Ridden with guilt and feelings of worthlessness, whether she wants to admit it or not, have caused her to be a bitter and pessimistic person. Her one saving grace has been the fact that she is going to be able to get away from everything for 5 glorious days on this cruise. Well that all goes to pot when she sees this hot guy Marcus who works at the bank boarding the cruise also. There goes getting away from everyone, but then again, Marcus is really hot, and she just might enjoy getting to know him. Then, when Shadow Boy a.k.a. Joey is also on the same cruise, she thinks it just can't get any worse. Actually, Joey is super hot to, and he is really nice, he likes Autumn, and would do anything for her. She of course doesn't see it and is really mean to him, and that is one of the reasons I didn't like her. What she doesn't know is that there is a connection between Joey and Marcus she isn't aware of. She finds herself in the middle of a love triangle of sorts, but it isn't anything like your typical love triangle would be, so if you are not a fan of love triangles, don't worry, because this really isn't that type of triangle.  
As the cruise progresses and they enter the Bermuda Triangle, something really strange begins to happen. Autumn gets more than she bargained for when she experiences three different alternate realities, sort of glimpses into the future of what could be, and are they ever interesting and diverse, causing Autumn to see the truth about the past and the potential for the future. Autumn's whole disposition and outlook changes, and by the end of the story not only did I like her, I was cheering for her. When she is able to see that things with her parents really weren't fault, she begins to like herself better, and she begins to see just how great her sister is, and what a great guy Joey is to. Now if she can just get out of the Bermuda Triangle and back to reality, maybe she can start over, but she also knows that a lot of people who get lost in the Bermuda Triangle are never seen again......  
Triangles is a fun, quick read that I enjoyed. The romance was sweet and the paranormal/magical aspect of the Bermuda Triangle was interesting and different. The story was fast paced and kept my attention, and I enjoyed getting to know the characters. Of course, I was team Joey all the way. Triangles is an entertaining YA romance with a paranormal element that gives it a fun twist. If you are a fan of this genre, you may enjoy checking this book out. It's a great beach/summer read.

Kimberly Miller received Bachelor's degrees from Georgian Court University and Rutgers University and a Master's degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is an avid reader and particularly enjoys true crime and young adult novels.

 She grew up in New Jersey and currently resides in Monmouth County with her husband and three cats. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel to sunny islands where she snorkels by day and stargazes by night. She always takes her Nook with her. 




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4 comments:

  1. A quick and fun kinda read sounds good right now! Great review. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  2. I've always been fascinated with the Bermuda triangle, so this sounds very cool. I'm glad you enjoyed the story, Ellen. And thanks for clarifying on the love triangle situation. Great review!

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  3. This sounds like a fun summer read!

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  4. Nice review. Glad you enjoyed it :)

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