Saturday, December 10, 2011
Blog Tour: The Conduit by Stacey Rourke
published by: Outer Banks Publishing
publish date: November 1, 2011
All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for. And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met. Instead, because of a pact her Celtic ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world.
She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop. Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves. Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini.
This book is a lot of fun. Celeste, her brother Gabe, and their sister Keni have great sassy attitudes. The Conduit is a paranormal YA that is packed with sarcastic teen wit and lots of humor provide by Grams too.
I found this to be a fairly impressive debut. I'll be a little picky and say there were a few typos but not too many. I've seen much worse for sure. It was definitely well written. The characters were great, they all had lively voices.
I look forward to seeing what Stacey Rourke comes out with next. I'm sure it'll be entertaining if it's anything like The Conduit.
This is the debut novel for author Stacey Rourke. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration and is currently hard at work on the continuations of The Gryphon series, as well as other literary projects. Visit her at www.staceyrourke.com, or on Twitter @Rourkewrites.