I'm so excited to kick off the UK Blog Tour for Lisa Amowitz's incredible debut novel Breaking Glass.
Haven't heard about Breaking Glass yet? Let me tell you all about it...
Published By: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: July 9, 2013
Genre: YA - Mystery / Suspense
On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he's not sure whether they're real or if he's losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself.
Right from the moment I heard of Breaking Glass I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. It just sounded so unique and different to any other YA novels that I had read. I wasn't wrong. Breaking Glass is such an incredible and unique novel. It is unlike anything else I have ever read and I just couldn't put it down it was fantastic.
Lisa Amowitz is an author to look out for in the future. Her writing style is superb and quite frankly just addicting. Right from the start I was completely enamored with this story. From Lisa's fantastic character development to her addictive storytelling I found Breaking Glass completely unputdownable. Breaking Glass has a great mix of suspense and mystery while brushing on the aspect of psychological distress as well.
Jeremy is such a great character and I loved getting to know him more and more the further I got through the book. I was very surprised at how much I loved Jeremy and his narration. Usually I find books that are completely told by the male POV I don't enjoy quite as much as ones told from the POV of the female protagonist. I don't know whether it is because I find I can't identify on a personal level with them as much but I find I just don't enjoy them as much. Jeremy was very much different. I don't know why but I am glad he was. I loved him. He is such a great character and I found it fascinating to get inside his head. I don't know whether it's because I'm a Psychology graduate and I found it brilliant to try and suss him out and find out more about his psychological state but I loved reading his story and I loved his POV.
Breaking Glass was chilling. Just like the cover it touched me and chilled me at the same time. I loved the suspense of it all and I adored the psychological aspect. It was possibly my favourite part of the book. I think Lisa is genuinelly fantastic and I love how she wrote the THEN and NOW aspects of the book so we could see the difference between Jeremy before the accident and Jeremy post-accident and it just made the book even more unputdownable for me. I loved every second of it.
Breaking Glass is a must read for all fans of YA fiction. It's a chilling and addictive story that is so unique and unlike anything I've ever read before. If you're looking for a new book to obsess over that is completely unique then Breaking Glass is for you. It's fantastic and not to be missed under any circumstances.
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Lisa Amowitz was born in Queens and raised in the wilds of Long Island, New York where she climbed trees, thought small creatures lived under rocks and studied ant hills. And drew. A lot.
When she hit her teens, she realized that Long Island was too small for her and she needed to escape. So she went to college in Pittsburgh. Go figure.
On leaving college, Lisa became a graphic designer living in New York City. She eventually married her husband of a zillion years, had two lovely children, and was swept away to a fairy tale life in the Bronx, where, unbelievably there are more trees and wilderness than her hometown. She can see the Hudson River from her kitchen window.
Lisa has been a professor of graphic design at her beloved Bronx Community College where she has been tormenting and cajoling students for nearly seventeen years. She started writing eight years ago because she wanted something to illustrate, but somehow, instead ended up writing YA. Probably because her mind is too dark and twisted for small children.
BREAKING GLASS which was released July 9, 2013 from Spencer Hill Press, is her first published work. VISION, the first of the Finder series will be released in 2014 along with an unnamed sequel in the following year. LIFE AND BETH will also be released in the near future. So stay tuned because Lisa is very hyper and has to create stuff to stay alive.