Publishing Date: October 9th, 2015
**A FREE copy of this book was provided by the Author in exchange for this review**
The cover of this book made me think of the movie 28 days later so I was expecting it to be another zombie book. It’s not. It does however, have a unique story line, that draws you in and makes you feel like you have to know what happens on the next page. The main character is a girl named Allie, in her Junior year at high school. I personally found that the teenager in me identified with her on so many different levels:
*She has an older brother she barely gets along with and who does whatever he feels he needs to accomplish his own agenda
*She’s from a small town and longs to get away.
*She has a best friend who is a girl but is always a little closer to her male best friend
*Her ex Josh always seems to be around no matter what she does
Mrs. Pennick, being a former High School teacher herself, has plenty of anecdotes and knows all of the little details of the high school experience to bring the high school experience back to life and make you feel like you never left. If you read the description and it appeals to you, I really think you should give it a try!
Allie Sanders thinks life in a small town can’t get any more dull and boring. She plans to escape after graduation. After a bad break-up, she wants to sail through junior year without distraction. Then the mysterious loner sits down in front of her in AP English. He’s the guy she noticed last year desperately trying to stay invisible. She wants to know his secrets.Suddenly her much older military brother, Doug, makes a rare appearance. He takes a special interest in her life. Suspicious of his motives Allie holds back, never really trusting him. Doug wants what she wants—the boy she has come to love. No way would she let that happen. She’d go against family and friends to protect him—and his secrets—even if it ends up breaking her heart.
About the Author:
Nancy Pennick grew up and still lives in Northeast Ohio. After a career in teaching, she began writing young adult books. The Waiting for Dusk series includes a historical fiction prequel, Broken Dreams. The fantasy romance series has three books-Waiting for Dusk, Call of the Canyon and Stealing Time. The Swedish influences in the series come from her mother whose parents emigrated from Sweden.
Her new series-Twenty Nine-has slowly developed over time. Last Leap Year, an idea came to her and she created the characters and story based on that special day, February 29.
Nancy is married and has one son who helps her with all things technical. He created the video trailers for Waiting for Dusk.