Friday, November 21, 2014
BLOG TOUR: Creed by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie
Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Creed by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie!
Young Adult Contemporary Thriller Mystery
November 8, 2014
Summary from Goodreads:
Three went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were.
When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house.
But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town's inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of the charismatic leader, Elijah Hawkins, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Elijah's son, Joseph, offers to help them escape...but the price of his hep may be more than Dee and her friends can bear.
**About the Authors**
Trisha Leaver lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three children, and one rather excitable black lab. (He is actually half dalmation so that could explain a bit of the excitability.) She spent most of her childhood living inside her own mind, creating characters and stories that only a child's imagination could dream up. She now spends her days breathing life into those characters, writing realistic fiction for young adults.
Trisha graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Social Work. She is a member of the SCBWI, the Horror Writers Association, YA Scream Queens, BookYard Writers, and the Cape Cod Children's Writers.
Creed, a YA Horror, Trisha's debut novel which she co-authored with Lindsay Currie. Her YA Contemporary, The Secrets We Keep, will be released April 28, 2015 from FSG/Macmillan. She also has another YA Contemporary Sci-fi Thriller co-authored with Lindsay Currie, Hardwired, releasing in 2015.
Trisha is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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Lindsay Currie lives in Chicago, Illinois with one incredibly patient hubby, three amazing kids and one adorable, but irreverent bull mastiff named Sam. She graduated from Knox College in the heart of the Midwest and has been writing for as long as she can remember.
Today, Lindsay is an author of Young Adult and middle grade fiction. She is a proud member of SCBWI, the Horror Writers Association, The YA Scream Queens and OneFourKiLit, a community of authors with debuts upcoming in 2014. Her debut novel, Creed (co-authored with Trisha Leaver), was released from Flux on November 8, 2014. Her second co-authored novel, Hardwired, will be released from Flux in the Fall 2015.
Lindsay is represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Any inquiries regarding her work should be sent to her attention.
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Note: This review contains NO spoilers
For horror, suspense, and mystery, Creed definitely had it all. From the beginning to the end, Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie delivered a eerily disturbing thriller that gave me goosebumps. Told in Dee's point of view, given her past, only intensified the feeling of dread and apprehension they experienced with this horrifying ordeal. From the beginning, the setting was thoroughly delivered a chilling atmosphere that kept me at the "edge of my seat"; however, the characters were not well developed and fell flat. Moreover, the story itself was spine-chilling and horrifying.
Creed is a hair-raising and chilling story of these teens enduring and surviving a horrifying ordeal that will haunt them, and readers, alike. Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie delivered a thrilling tale that horror genre lovers may enjoy.