Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ruby Blue by Julie Cassar

Book Blurb:
Meet Ruby. She’s your average (somewhat dorky) ice-cream eating, garden-loving teenager, who is constantly being annoyed by her little brother, is best friends with possibly the only Goth kid in town and, oh yeah…she sees fairies.

After Nick Martino (possibly the hottest guy she’s ever known) finally asks her out, she can barely manage a two-word sentence when a bizarre incident strikes their lakeside town.Stumbling bare-foot through some interesting dates, will she ever find love? And what does Ruby do when more strange events continue to occur? Will she keep her gift of Fairy Sight a secret?
As an ancient myth unfolds and new mystic fairy tales come to life, Ruby and her menagerie of friends tackle some extraordinary circumstances with her very ordinary abilities in this modern day fairy tale. See what legends come to life in “Ruby Blue,” a young adult fantasy fiction novel and the first installment of the Ruby Blue series

My review:
This is a great first book in a series that is perfect for young teens. Nothing more threatening in here than fairies, a dragon, and a single gay kid. No sex, no drugs, just sweet crushes and a little bit of innocent danger. 

Ruby is named after the ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz, her mom's obsession. She's a smart, wise-cracking teen who just happens to be able to see fairies. She LOVES ice cream. So there is lots of ice-cream eating and Wizard of Oz references here, and a little bit of  references to popular fairy-tales and mythology too.

While I enjoyed this novel, it might be a little too sweet and innocent for some readers. I happen to like sweet and innocent on occasion. 

About the author - Julie says on her website:
I grew up the youngest girl of six kids in Livonia, Michigan. (That's a little suburban town just west of Detroit.) I'm a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and earned a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art specializing in Graphic Design. I've worked as a production artist for a sportswear company, a graphic designer for non-profit publications, a freelance designer and painter, and I now currently work as a legal assistant for an attorney. (I know, it's an unexpected employment twist, isn't it?) I am currently working on several new paintings and photographs and have a young adult fiction series in the works.

I could tell you where I currently live and lots of other little details about my life, but that might give away too much information...after all, I like to keep you guessing! Besides, what would I do for book two?

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  1. Thanks so much for the review and blog post! I really appreciate you reading my book, and I'm glad you enjoyed the sweetness of it. I hope you are interested enough to read the 2nd book in the series, "Deja Blue" I think it's a better story and much more action-packed. :) Thank you again, for your kind words! Happy Reading!

    1. Julie - thanks for taking the time to stop by my little blog and leave a comment on my review of your book. I just might have to read Deja Blue. :)

    2. :) I hope you do! I really think it's a better story, myself. And book 3 (Sky Blue) is due out this winter...In fact, I'll make you a deal... if you don't think book 2 is even better than the first, I'll refund the cost of it back to you. :) Again, thank you so much for reading and putting a review up. It's readers (and bloggers) like you, that help Indie Authors like me get our work out there. Happy Saturday!