Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FMB Presents Saving Casey by Liza O'Connor Blog Tour Stop

Title: Saving Casey
Author: Liza O'Connor
Genre: YA, Suspense, Coming of Age, Sweet Romance, 
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Format: Ebook
Length: 63,700 words


Book Description: 
Having been diagnosed with cancer, Cass Goldman decides to opt out of any futile medical care and end her life. While she has some thoughts on afterlife, she never expects to reincarnate into the body of a seventeen-year-old girl named Casey Davidson. 

When she awakens in a hospital, Cass discovers two disturbing facts: One, she is now inside the body of a troubled teenager, and two, the former owner of this body committed suicide, but only Cass knows that. Everyone else believes Casey has survived, but suffered a complete memory loss. Cass has two choices: to take on Casey’s life and turn it around, or to confess the truth about her reincarnation and end up in a mental asylum. Given this second chance to life, Cass decides to take on the future life of Casey—the frightening ghoul-faced teen with short, black, spiky hair. 

Every person around Cass has an ulterior motive and discovering the truth of Old Casey’s life is more complicated than the “new math” she is forced to learn in school. In addition, Cass has to contend with raging teenage hormones and the prior crimes of Old Casey, which she might not remember, but everyone else certainly does. However, her biggest frustration concerns her feelings for her father’s rugged security specialist who sees her only as a teenager and doesn’t want to explore the mutual attraction between them.

Will her second chance at life prove to be worth the struggles she has to overcome?

My Review
5 of 5 Saving Casey and Troy

Have you ever read a book where at first your like what the hell is going on and then you keep reading because you can't get the book out of your head? Well this is one of those books that takes you by storm. First it has reincarnation and I love reincarnation stories because you get the perspective from both characters point of view and you also get to see the mysteries unfold as the new person finds out about the person whose body they have taken over.

Saving Casey is about a girl Cass Goldman who has cancer and is dying. She no longer wants to take chemo so she decides that she will kill herself and save herself from the pain and the misery that she has to live with every day. When she kills herself she wakes up and is disoriented because she was sure she should be dead but instead she is in a new body and not sure how she got there. She realizes that she has been reincarnated into a teens body. That teen is Casey and no one knows that Casey died and then was over taken by Cass. This is the start of a new life for Cass to right the wrongs that Casey the wild teen has done. 

As Cass sets out to find out exactly who Casey is and why she is the way she is Cass finds out that Casey was raped and bullied. Cass also finds that Casey is in love with her father's body guard who is like 10+ years older then her. As Cass rights the wrongs that have been done to her she gets a very big surprise from the one person she loves with all her heart and that is Troy. Although he is much older than her he loves her and will do anything to protect her and that is just what he does. This story had me laughing and crying but in the end I was relieved that things worked out for Cass and Casey.

Upon settling down on the toilet, Cass noticed the floor to ceiling mirror facing her and screamed at the sight of the creature within it. Short black hair spouted about its head, black circles surrounded both eyes and fell like triangular knives down the cheeks. Black lips, stretched in horror as if in a nightmare. Pulling up her pants, she moved closer to the mirror.

She was a ghoul, an honest to God ghoul! 

The door crashed open and her father stared at her, fear and panic clear in his eyes.

She touched her face. “Please tell me these aren’t permanent.”

His panic remained a second longer as her words filtered into his brain and then he pulled her into his arms. “Don’t worry, we will get them removed—if you want to…”

“If? Oh, I definitely want them removed,” she said. 

How can I turn around my life if I look like the walking dead from a low-grade monster movie?

About the Author:
I live in Denville, NJ with my dog, Jess. We hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, I learned to fly small cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. I’m an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through my entire life, my first love has and always will be writing novels. I love to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens.

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  1. Thank you for having me on your site and the fabulous review.

    Saving Casey- Be warned: You'll laugh, cry, and yell, so don't read in class or at work. :)

  2. I enjoyed this book.