Tuesday, February 12, 2013

~Book Review and Giveaway: Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four~

Welcome to my blog.  Today I am going to review Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four by Nya Jade.  Be sure and follow the rest of the tour HERE and enter the giveaway below.

Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four
 Nya Jade (A Shapers Novel #1) 
Publication date: October 30th 2012 by Dreamwell Publishing

The students of Green Lane Academy roam their halls unaware that below their manicured campus exists a prestigious school of an entirely different kind . . .

Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Pope has enrolled at the Campus Below: a spy academy for shape-shifters hidden deep beneath the grounds of a boarding school whose humans unknowingly protect it. There, thanks to a carefully planned schedule, she leads a double life: spy trainee Below and normal teenager Above.

As if two course loads, concealing a secret power she alone wields, and coping with her father’s recent death weren’t enough, Phoebe finds herself developing major feelings for actor and teen heartthrob Colten Chase, who attends the Campus Above and appears to be majoring in winning Phoebe’s heart. But when officials learn that Phoebe may be at the center of a startling prophecy, she becomes the target of shape-shifting assassins who will stop at nothing to suppress the truth.

Now Phoebe’s lessons about Shaper’s enemies and spycraft take on great importance as a menace stalks the campus, with Phoebe as its target. Meanwhile, what began as an unlikely relationship with Colten, quickly morphs into heartache when she suspects that something sinister lurks beneath this movie star’s glitter and fame. Suddenly, Phoebe’s caught in a mesh of lies, betrayals, and danger where she doesn’t know who to trust, and needs to rely on herself—and her secret power—to get to the  truth and to stay alive.



Phoebe Pope is sent to a new school for Shifters after the death of her father.   Phoebe needs a fresh start and now she will be with others like her.  Phoebe has enrolled in the Green Lane Academy.  She goes to classes with regular kids but at the Campus Below there are other kids like her, kids with special abilities.  She meets the Hollywood Hottie, Colton Chase who is new to the school also, and much to Phoebe's surprise, only has eyes for her.  There maybe more to Colton than meets the eye and he maybe hiding some secrets of his own.  

During the yearly soccer game, the Campus Below is attacked by The Vigo.  Barely escaping with her life, Phoebe is shocked to learn that she is one of four that The Vigo are wanting to destroy.  Reinforcements are called in to protect the sought out four but will it be enough to save them?

I really enjoyed reading this book.  I love the character of Phoebe Pope and can relate to her well.  She has lost so much in her young life and she is more than capable of handling herself.  This book has a Harry Potter meets X-Men kind of feel to it.  I love that the Shifters hide in plan site at the Green Lane Academy.  Who would think to look for them there?  This has plenty of action and deceit to keep you guessing until the end.  This is a wonderful YA book.  I recommend it and I am waiting for the next book.  Thank you to the author, Nya Jade for sending me a copy of her book for a fair and honest review.

Nya Jade is a singer-songwriter and author based in San Francisco. Her music videos have aired on the VH1, BET, and MTV networks. USA Today hailed Nya as a “young female troubadour worth keeping your eyes and ears on,” in an entertainment feature on up-and-coming singer-songwriters. “Her cool singing voice recalls Sade,” said the LA Times.

Between writing and performing new music, Nya took a musical sabbatical to focus on writing a novel—an endeavor she found quite daunting, until she began looking at each chapter as a verse in a very long song. Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four is her first novel.

In her free time, Nya enjoys hanging out with family and friends, searching for amazing gluten-free desserts, and bargain hunting for her next pair of funky shoes.

Nya holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Sociology, both from Stanford University.

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1 comment:

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