Thursday, November 14, 2013

Effectuation--Review + Playlist + GIVEAWAY

Hello and Welcome to Effectuation's stop on my blog!

Title: Effectuation

Author: Carlyn Greenwald

On an earth where the spirit world and human world not only comingle but know each other’s deepest secrets, Ewan Trace is an ordinary college senior at a prestigious film school: obsessed with old movies, secretly in love with his best friend Sophie, and looking to forge a career as a writer. Oh—and he also can never go out because his ├╝ber-agent father and mother are always away and he has to stay home and care for his little sister. But it’s all normal to him…until he finally meets his spirit protector, Zac, and that Terra, the girl he just spent the night with, might be someone far more sinister than she appears.

Now Ewan and Zac are on the trail of a mystery that takes a left turn along the way, diving deep into a conflict between humans and spirits that just may be worse than what they thought was their worst nightmare. And as hearts are broken and people die, the two find themselves strapped to a rocket-propelled adventure far more unbelievable than anything Hollywood could ever imagine.

Contains moments of sexual situations and violence, with strong language throughout. Recommended for mature readers.


This book is full of surprises. My main concern at first is that the plot is way too different from others and there were too many things going on and too many characters introduced at once that it may confuse the reader. But if you concentrate on it, you'd really be interested and would want to read more.

Effectuation deals with spirit guides and a really imaginative fantasy world that will surely captivate the reader. Sure, it's not as common as your usual YA thing, but it is something good. It is blunt, humorous and tastefully written. 


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Carlyn Greenwald is a writer, student, and decently sized superhero, mystery, and animation nerd. She definitely writes for the YA/NA markets, but her genres of choice include contemporary, urban fantasy, science fiction, crime, romance and mystery. Anything that has at least one murder, a nice-looking guy, and some witty banter will do. She lives in Los Angeles with her dogs, cat, and family.

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