Thursday, October 9, 2014

Book Review Tour & Giveaway: Vanished from Dust (Book 1 in the Vanished from Dust series) by Shea Norwood

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Book Title: Vanished from Dust by Shea Norwood (Book 1 in the Vanished from Dust series)
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Pages: 320
Published: October 16th, 2013
Published by Createspace


Eric Stark is not insane. Or at least he doesn’t think so. He wishes everyone in Dust, Texas, felt the same way. But that’s not going to happen since the whole town thinks he’s crazy. Why didn’t he keep his mouth shut?

No one understands. Eric is alone as he battles his sanity in a town of tormenters. Suddenly a new friendship emerges after the new kid, Kyle Barrett, moves to town.

Eric reluctantly reveals his secret. Is it a curse or a gift? He isn’t certain, but with Kyle by his side he finds the courage to seek the truth.

They soon realize that something sinister is descending on the residents of Dust.

Is it caused by Eric’s phantoms or is it something else? Is it connected to the mysterious death of hundreds of townspeople over sixty years ago? One thing is certain—only Eric and Kyle can save them.

They set out on a heart-pounding adventure and find themselves transported to a disturbed and deserted version of their small southern town. They quickly discover that this new world has mysteries of its own to uncover. What they find could prove more than they bargained for, and it only leads to more questions. Eric and Kyle must face a horrifying fact—they may never get out alive.

“We’re gonna die here,” Kyle muttered.

“I don’t believe that,” Eric said. “And neither do you.”

Will they survive their encounter with these dark and mysterious beings?

Will they find a way back home?

Or will they be lost forever?

The Vanished from Dust series is perfect for anyone who craves a hair-raising thriller packed with mystery and suspense. This paranormal story for young adults can be compared to Stand by Me, mixed with Odd Thomas, and a twist of The Dark Tower.


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*** 5 Stars!! ***
Don’t know about you, but junior high wasn’t exactly the best years of my life. Eric has seen phantoms, creepy blotches of swirling blackness with burning red eyes, all of his life. He makes the mistake of shouting it out once when he was younger; much taunting, therapy, and bullying later he keeps the sightings to himself. A friend appears when Kyle moves into the small Texas town and Eric grows a bit surer of himself. Then he starts seeing a lot of the phantoms… and they aren’t happy to remain in the shadows of his sight anymore.
People start getting exhausted. Eric and Kyle pursue the mystery around the town and eventually find themselves in a parallel to their Texas town, confronted with trying to save the lives of those they love while keeping their own hides alive. It’s a race against the insane paranormal clock to save themselves and their world.

Similar to the move “Super 8” in the themes of young friendship and the struggles of being a preteen, the book was a cringing reminder of what’s it’s like to be just a little different. Eric is tasked with protecting everyone and everything he loves with the help of his best friend, who continues to support him throughout the insanity of the story’s unfolding plot.

This book was a super fun, crazy, and chilling ride. I loved this book and was outraged it ended on such a cliffhanger!


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Shea Norwood is an emerging author and native of West Texas that currently lives in the DFW area with his wife and son.He was drawn to writing at an early age and recently rekindled this passion after dusting off a decade-old manuscript, titled Vanished from Dust. The fictional town of Dust is loosely based on a small town south of Odessa, TX.
When he’s not writing, Shea loves to spend time with this family, read, and is a frequent globetrotter. His travels have taken him to France, the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, Germany, and Mexico.Shea writes Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal/Mystery

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