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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

01 YP Publishing Virtual Book Tour review: seven by Paige Agnew

Uneven numbers are the gods' delight.   - Virgil, The Eclogues

meet seven people - five teenagers and two adults. two of them are runaways and the rest live within the same area. in a bizarre turn of events, they find themselves unwilling participants in a psychopath's twisted social experiment. they need to work together and realize each individual's potential if they want to stay alive. one of the seven, however, will either be the group's salvation or damnation.
author Paige Agnew's novel gripped me from start to finish. i had to suspend my disbelief as i got caught up in this riveting story of what could happen to strangers when things suddenly go wrong and their lives intersect one another.
i was amazed at how each character was fully developed and given distinct personalities. i also commend the way the author contrived situations that would inevitably lead one person to the other. this weaving of scenarios and meeting of minds so to speak were masterful strokes! 
i was a bit concerned with a couple of things though. the first one was how little attention was given to the reasons behind the strange social experiment. the motive was explained by the psycho responsible but i still found it inadequate to satiate my curiosity. the second one was the not so smooth transition from one scene to the next in some instances. for example, one of the characters is on his way to his car then the next sentence reads he is doing something or somewhere else. these abrupt changes were a tad confusing to me yet i was willing to let them slide. 
what bothered me really were the typos that i had to highlight in my pdf editor every now and then. they were certainly distracting and tedious since i had to read an ebook copy on my laptop. despite the errors, i was not disappointed to say the least. i was just very surprised that there were a lot of them considering that the author's writing skills impressed me a lot.
nevertheless, there is still so much to love about this book and i highly recommend it to everyone even to advance middle grade readers and young adults. Paige Agnew is an author to watch!

*Seven: Seven Strangers One Purpose is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. for more information about Paige Agnew and her work, please visit www.paigeagnew.com

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Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy of Seven from the author through her publicist. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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