Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway : Super Freak by Vanessa Barger

Welcome today's stop on the Super Freak by Vanessa Barger Blog Tour presented by Tantrum Books and hosted by Chapter by Chapter.  Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.


There are some books that you know you are going to enjoy after reading the first couple of pages.  Super Freak is one of those books.

For a start the whole premise of a normal girl being the odd one out in a world of paranormals is a nice take on the usual paranormal story and I was interested to see how this would pan out.

I instantly liked the main character Caroline.  She was smart, down to earth and instantly likeable.

I knew I was going to like this story within the first few pages and my faith in the book and the story was completely justified.  I flew quickly through this book eating up every word anjoy the mystery that unfolded.

After Caroline finds out that her new house is supposedly cursed, she and her new friends set out to find out more and try to solve the mystery behind the curse.  Vanessa Barger writes the mystery well, pacing the finding of the clues out nicely whilst slowly building up the tension and it was fun trying to figure out the mystery.

I greatly enjoyed this book and think it is a perfect example of a well written middle grade book that can also appeal to other readers outside of the middle grade age group. I. myself am well out of the middle grade age bracket but not only did I enjoy it but I liked that it still had that great middle grade feel and it is a book that I would definitely give to my daughter to read once she gets a little older.

I immensely enjoyed this book and give it 4 stars.

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Super Freak By Vanessa Barger

Title: Super Freak
Publication date:October 13, 2015
Publisher: Tantrum Books.
Author: Vanessa Barger
Genre: MG, Fantasy

Thirteen-year-old Caroline is a freak. Her parents have uprooted her to a town full of Supernaturals. You’d think she’d be thrilled. But, with someone without a magical bone in her body, this daughter of tree sprites feels like even more of an outcast than she has ever before.

To make matters worse, her new home is cursed. But when Caroline takes to investigating the mysterious and strange happenings of Harridan House, her BFF goes missing. Seems someone doesn’t want Caroline sticking her non-magical nose where it most certainly does not belong. Determined to prove herself, Caroline uncovers a plot to destroy her new hometown.

Undeterred, Caroline can’t give up. But what’s a human without magical powers to do? Caroline better figure it out fast, before she loses everything she has ever loved and the whispers she’s heard all her life prove true: Caroline is a useless superfreak.

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ABOUT Vanessa Barger

Vanessa Barger was born in West Virginia, and through several moves ended up spending the majority of her life in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is a graduate of George Mason University and Old Dominion University, and has degrees in Graphic Design, a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, and a Masters in Technology Education. She has had articles published in Altered Arts Magazine, has had some artwork displayed in galleries in Ohio and online, and currently teaches engineering, practical physics, drafting and other technological things to high school students in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She is a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), the Virginia Writer’s Club, and the Hampton Roads Writers. When not writing or teaching, she’s a bookaholic, movie fanatic, and loves to travel. She is married to a fabulous man, and has one cat, who believes Vanessa lives only to open cat food cans, and can often be found baking when she should be editing.

Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook Goodreads | Pinterest | YouTube

The Giveaway

·        Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Super Freak by Vanessa Barger (INT)

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