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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Review: TRANSCENDENT and a giveaway!

I am happy to be a stop on the Transcendent Blog Tour! Be sure to visit the Transcendent Facebook page here, and the Goodreads discussion here!

Here's a bit about the book.
pub date 12/2011

product description from goodreads.com

Discover the secrets of a siren, fly with a hawk girl over the mountains of Montana, and flee supernatural party-crashers as the d├ęcor comes to life in this magical journey through paranormal stories.

Along the way, watch for ghosts in a haunted house, or ride through the moonlight with a stranger. Save a comatose boy who has lost his soul, and don’t forget to bring your garlic and wolfsbane—you never know when the shadows will snag you.

Transcendent includes eight stories of magic, love, death, and choice by some of the newest names in young adult fiction.

My Review:

Transcendent is a great collection of fun, spooky short stories that does a great job of keeping your interest. I've often found that with short story collections, there's always at least one that I'll start and then skip to the next one, but each of these was interesting enough to make me keep reading (nice job, authors!)

Of course, I have a few favorites. The story of the shipwrecked ex-friends who happen upon a siren was a fun read, as was the story of the Homecoming party that comes to life and the ghost-hunting group of teens who spend the night in a haunted house (no way would I have EVER done that! lol). All in all, these were well-written stories with defined characters that flowed well from one to the other right to the end.

My Rating:

I'm happy to give Transcendent: Tales of the Paranormal 4 stars, and recommend it for anyone looking for short, spooky reads that will entertain--and sometimes scare!


The authors of Transcendent have been kind enough to offer an ecopy of the book for my followers today (yay, giveaway!). To enter, simply comment on this post between now and Sunday at midnight (yes, that's Christmas for those who celebrate it!), and I'll post the winner on Monday...that easy!!

And be sure to visit wendyswore.blogspot.com (the tour host) for more awesome giveaways, and check out the other stops on the tour:

And if you're interested in picking up a copy of Transcendent, you can do that here:

For your Kindle! (paperbook coming soon!)


  1. Thanks for this giveaway! I'd love to read this book!

    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

  2. Ugh! How did I get so behind on blogs?! :0( Looks like a great read though!!!!!!! Sorry I missed it first time around.