Friday, December 13, 2013

Quick Shot Preview Review: Roomies, by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

Edition: Free Preview - first 58 pages
Author: Sara Zarr, Tara Altebrando
Goodreads: Roomies - Free Preview
Amazon: Roomies - Free Preview Download
Release Date: December 24, 2013

I receive a lot of emails and follow a lot of blogs for finding free books for my Kindle reader on Amazon. So far, my success rate of finding things I like is hovering around 12% - which is actually a completely made up number used to illustrate just how hard it is for me to find books that I like. Everything I've downloaded this week was subsequently deleted within the first chapter. I fully believe in the movement of the self-publishing industry but it also goes without saying that people really need to edit their work before it gets published. Without a doubt, I check out as soon as there's a misspelled word or a misplaced comma.

On the flip side are wonderful little snippets like this free preview of Roomies, an alternating narrative told by two girls who are on their way to college. Both girls come from very different backgrounds but everything that I've read so far seems to indicate that this story is about more than just income and family size. Both narrators come across as real people with real reactions to how their situations are evolving and changing. The preview is a quick read, so I won't lay out any details (I'll save them all for a full review when the book arrives), but this is an incredibly engaging read and I can't wait for December 24! Merry Christmas to me, hehehe (er, hohoho?).

1 comment:

  1. I got the full book through NetGalley :-) Definitely an engaging read, that really GETS a lot of that last-summer-at-home angst.