BLOG TOUR: Break My Bones by Shawn McGuire (The Wish Makers# 2)

Author: Shawn McGuire
Publication date: September 1st 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Synopsis: Everyone makes mistakes. Crissy’s just might kill her. 
Seventeen-year-old Crissy Sheets was so sure Brad was the one, she believed him when he swore the first bruise was an accident. She believed him when he told her he loved her after the second. Now trapped in an abusive relationship with no idea of how to get out, she’s all but given up on ever having the life she dreams of. With little to lose, Crissy wishes for a better future.

She’s told her wish has been granted, but nothing has changed. Her house is still a dump, her mother is still drinking, and Brad still wants to control her every move. Then Lance moves into the house across the yard. He’s hot, chivalrous, and wants to help Crissy break free. Will standing up for herself push Brad too far?

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Shawn McGuire is the author of young adult, coming-of-age novels that blend contemporary settings with a touch of fantasy and magic. She started writing after seeing the first Star Wars movie (that’s episode IV) as a kid: she couldn’t wait for the next one so wrote her own episodes. Sadly, those notebooks are long lost, but her desire to write is as strong now as it was then. She grew up in the beautiful Mississippi River town of Winona, Minnesota, the small town that inspired the setting for Sticks and Stones and the upcoming Break MyBones. After graduating college she moved to the Milwaukee area of Wisconsin (Go Pack Go!) where she lived for many years. She and her family now call Colorado home and when not writing or reading, Shawn enjoys cooking and baking, crafts, interior decorating, and spending time hiking and camping in the spectacular Rocky Mountains.

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Twitter: @Shawn_McGuire



I wish, I wish, upon a wishing star...

(Or something- I can't quite remember it right) I mean- from a young age, almost all of us think about wishes (and fairy godmothers and being princesses, am I wrong?) The truth is, even today, I find myself wishing on a daily basis- whether its to get out of a terrible class, or waiting for a book to arrive. Bottom line: we're all wishers.

Which is what intrigued me, and made me click on the sign up button. Wishes, of course.

I had the chance to read book 1 as well- Stick and Stones (Sticks and stones will Break my Bones, but chains and whips excite me- it that next?) (Yes, I've heard S&M) okay, I'm going off topic.

What I'm trying to say is, even though Rihanna's song was the first thing that came into my head, the books were SO much better. I'm going to talk book 2 (can be read as a standalone) now, though- and I promise a review of Book 1 tomorrow.

Well, we're introduced to Crissy in book 1, and you don't really think much of her. Her life is very screwed up- with a junkie mother, head in the clouds older sister, another five year old she has to take care off as well as her nephew, she has her plate full. Not to mention, of course, her controlling boyfriend who GPS tracks her (Hello, RED alert)

Okay, What I likes about this book: 

The basic story line. I mean, when do wishes really get granted? Impossible, crazy and yet hopeful in today's world.

Desiree- a 1960's hippie with empathising qualities and a brilliant side story!

Crissy- well, a bit. 

What I didn't like: 

"Oh Crissy, you keep up the good work with Brad and you're sure to be set for life"

"A man's job is to take care of women. And a women? Well, to have kids of course!- I've done my part and now I'm waiting for a man to do his"

What. The. Shit.

This is Crissy's mother, by the way. Drunk, High and irresponsible. *Quotes subject to my own interpretation- but they are VERY similar*

 And of course, the way Crissy turned her life around (I would have LOVED it to be a bit more realistic), how she learned to defend herself (in a day- really?) and the custody situation- that just felt like it was written off as rather vague, put exactly in place for a happy ending.

Overall, I would have given this 5 if the story had a little more realism.

My Verdict:

A good book, with the potential to be great! 

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked it even if you had some issues with it. Crissy's mother sounds like quite the character lol! Thanks for being on the tour! :)