Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Review ~ Desert Rice by Angela Scott

Welcome to my stop on the Desert Rice Tour. This tour is brought to you today by the letter I and O. Just kidding. This tour is brought to you by Innovative Online Tours! We have a fabulous book today. Read my review, and excerpt and don't forget to enter the giveaway below.

Samantha Jean Haggert is a beautiful twelve-year-old girl—but no one knows it. All they see is an awkward boy in a baseball cap and baggy pants. Sam’s not thrilled with the idea of hiding her identity, but it’s all part of her older brother’s plan to keep Sam safe from male attention and hidden from the law. Fifteen-year-old Jacob will stop at nothing to protect his sister, including concealing the death of the one person who should have protected them in the first place—their mother.

Sam and Jacob try to outrun their past by stealing the family car and traveling from West Virginia to Arizona, but the adult world proves mighty difficult to navigate, especially for two kids on their own. Trusting adults has never been an option; no adult has ever given them a good reason. But when Sam meets “Jesus”—who smells an awful lot like a horse—in the park, life takes a different turn. He saved her once, and may be willing to save Sam and her brother again, if only they admit what took place that fateful day in West Virginia. The problem? Sam doesn’t remember, and Jacob isn’t talking.

My Review
This was such an emotional story. There were parts that were touching, others that were devastating. This book ran rampant over my emotions. I really felt for Sam and Jacob. I didn't expect the twists that were thrown in! The things these kids have to go through and the love that they show for one another was amazing. Get the tissues ready before you sit down with this one. If you are looking for a light read, this isn't it. There are some heavy subjects dealt with in Desert Rice. But, I loved it! I was again devastated when it ended. I wanted more. No, I need more! I gotta know what comes next for Jacob and Sam. This book will stay with me for a long while. Angela Scott did an amazing job creating these characters and pulled me right in.  Book two comes out in January 2013.


Angela Scott hears voices. Tiny fictional people sit on her shoulders and whisper their stories in her ear. Instead of medicating herself, she decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. She's not crazy. She's an author. For the most part, she writes contemporary Young Adult novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraled out of control, she found herself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West--and loving it. Her zombies don't sparkle, and they definitely don't cuddle. At least, she wouldn't suggest it. She lives on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. She graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of her love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn't require math. She can't spell, and grammar is her arch nemesis. But they gave her the degree, and there are no take backs. 
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