By: Amy E
Have you heard of the extremely talented Kate R. Conway? Most Cape Cod Moms have met her virtually, in person or have read her work. I met Kate in the virtual world after being directed to her fabulous resource website: "My Mamma's Milk" when I was nursing. Kate is also a professional, contributing features writer for multiple publications on Cape Cod and the New England region for almost fifteen years.
Recently I was given the opportunity and privilege to review her new novel Undertow, a paranormal thriller set on Cape Cod in Barnstable, MA. I actually read the book twice because the first time I was unable to put it down and pulled one of those book "all-nighters" that I've done in the past with Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and other fascinating fantasy thrillers. I was beyond impressed with Kate's prose, attention to detail and her ability to capture parts of the Cape Cod community both in description of places and in attitude. Undertow while intended for Young Adults and Teens also will be enjoyed by readers across the literary board.
If you get a chance Undertow and the following series will make great fall and winter reading. Check out my personal review below and make sure Undertow is on your list of books to check out!
To read more about Kate R. Conway check out her website below:
Cape Cod Scribe - Ramblings from a Cape Cod Writer, Mother and General Lunatic: http://capecodscribe.wordpress.com/
Tweeting from the Cape! Follow her at @sharkprose
UNDERTOW by K.R. Conway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was blown away at the imagery and the creative ever evolving plot penned by the talented K.R. Conway! Upon receiving my copy I immediately dove head first into this captivating from the very first sentence novel. I started reading it around 8pm on August 12 and finished around midnight. I could not put this book down. I was hungrily turning each page as I followed the journey the characters were taken on. The author's use of imagery and attention to detail makes the characters rich and believable. Being a local to Cape Cod like the author, I was impressed with her attention to the details of Cape Cod and it's history as well as highlighting the small town mentality that is both a Cape Cod charm and curse. I loved the supernatural aspect of the novel and how the author decided to go a different route than the current trend of vampires. It is refreshing to see a believable supernatural storyline... some humans evolving to have special abilities while still retaining their human aspect is not really that far fetched. This is why when combined with the quick wit and no nonsense attitude that Eila makes the perfect heroine just as Katniss Everdeen did in the Hunger Games. By the end of the book I could see the characters perfectly in my head and could not wait for more. I look forward greatly to the journey, the character development and future books of this novel!
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