Wednesday, June 30, 2010

YA review: Death By Denim

Even though Aphra Connolly knows there are some very dangerous people on their tail when she met her mom, Natalie, in Paris, she envisioned the two of them strolling along the Champs-Elysées, sharing Nutella-smeared crepes and mother-daughter bonding. But the only strolling they’ve been doing is from one cheap hostel to another, and the “moments” they share consist of Natalie instructing Aphra on the finer points of anonymity and survival. When Natalie’s CIA contact in Paris is found floating in the Seine with a deadly message stuffed into his mouth, Aphra realizes that, like Seth Mulo and his family, she will never be able to stop running unless she confronts the situation head-on. Sneaking away from her mom and her CIA protector Ryan, Aphra tracks down a criminal mastermind in Italy, only to discover that Seth had the same idea, and her presence may have just put Seth in mortal danger... (summary from author's website)

My thoughts...Wow, this was a fast-paced novel.  I could not put it down because the action did not stop, at all.  For me, this was a refreshing change.  There were no vampires, no werewolves, no supernatural creatures, just bad guys, with guns and bombs.  The main characters are in hiding until they realize that they are being hunted by a very dangerous criminal.  They don't know who to trust, or if their actions will endanger their friends and loved ones.  Gerber left me on the edge of my seat, afraid for the characters. 

This book should appeal to YA readers of all ages and genders.  Death By Denim offers readers intense action, adventure, danger, mystery, and a bit of romance.  There are some mild kissing scenes, nothing that would offend.  I will definitely be reading more from this author. 

For more information, visit Linda Gerber at her website.  Order your copy by following the link to Amazon.



Lizzy said...

Sounds like fun! I think I need a break from the paranormal/werewolf/vampire stories for a little while. I'll have to pick this one up.

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