DOLL – Spotlight & Review

DOLL

Welcome to Frost High; I bet you’ve heard about or currently may be attending.

Small school, lots of secrets, a popular mean girl, Pepper Fox, and of course a few outcasts–Tomie Dupuy, Sarifena Green, and Opal Dawn–who all shined on Pepper’s tormented list, since junior high. Opal shined the brightest.

Tomie, Sari, and Opal made a pact and traveled to Monroe Creek, Louisiana with the goal to end their torment in an nontraditional way.

Sometimes things don’t end up, as we wish. Fate always possesses a way to redirect everything.

Will they finally find the solution to their agonizing problem or will all spiral out of control, as they never anticipated?

“BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR…”

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VANESSA KINGS'

I want to start by saying that I loved the story, I have wanted to read this book for weeks and I had huge expectations. It didn’t just meet all of them but also exceeded them.

Pepper Fox is the typical queen bee of Frost High, beautiful, mean and with a small army of minions, or like they are called in the book, Vipers, which I think is more accurate. She is the daughter of one of the most powerful men in town, dates the dreamy football player and thinks she can do whatever she wants and get away with it. Until Tomie and Sari decide that they have been Pepper’s toys long enough and decide to plan a little revenge.

I must say that I was surprised and amazed more than once with this story, I had a slight idea of what was going to happen but it completely blew me away at the end. I was expecting a Carrie kind of ending, but it was more than that, so much more! And I loved it.

I want to congratulate the author because she did an incredible job with this book, first of all, what I never saw, was a book written by a woman from a complete male point of view. I’ve read books with mixed points of view but in this story we only read Tomie’s. I also liked the secondary characters, some of them were only present during a few pages, like some teachers and Sari’s parents, but they were described perfectly and added great value to the plot.

The book offers two endings, an original and an alternative one. I liked both, to be honest, but I would love to read a second book about Tomie, and so I think the original end offers a better opening for future stories.

With a flawless plot, descriptions and style, this book is the perfect combination of horror, suspense and a little teenage drama and romance. A definitely must-read for this year!

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ABOUT THE(1)

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Miracle Austin works in the social work by day and in the writer’s world at night and weekends. She’s been writing since junior high and Drive by The Cars being one of her biggest inspirations.

She enjoys writing short stories with horror/suspense being her favorite genres; however, she’s not limited to.

Currently, she’s working on longer works. Her debut releases include a YA/NA paranormal novel, Doll, which releases on 2-14-16 and an eclectic novel collection, Boundless, in the summer.

She enjoys attending diverse book festivals and comic conventions, where she has been so honored to be one of the panelists on some. She will be a featured author and a panelist throughout the event at the upcoming Teen Book Fest by the Bay in Corpus Chrisitie, Texas on 2-20-16.

She resides in Texas with her family.Check her out below.

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