blo Teens Read and Write: Book Review: FOUNDER by L.M. Long +Giveaway

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book Review: FOUNDER by L.M. Long +Giveaway

Author: L.M. Long
They've been waiting for decades. Hidden deep in the Amazon. Financed by thousands. A colony called Founder. And one girl is about to unravel it all. 
The first few chapters are completely confusing but in a good way. It's like those movies where you see snippets of what's happening to different characters, and it all seems totally unrelated but you know it's all going to jell together somehow. And it does.  

I hadn't a clue where this was going and it was such a fascinating reveal when I finally got it. If you've read some reviews that explain the premise, you'll know what I'm talking about, but for those who haven't I won't spoil it. Suffice it to say it melds the world's wartime past into the present.

It's written from two points of view - Marta, a teen girl in a remote Amazon village, and Lara, a young American woman who ends up traveling to the village with her family. Two gutsy, smart, admirable heroines who speak from extremely different perspectives and cultural backgrounds. 

FOUNDER's solid cast of secondary characters easily grow on you, but be prepared for some heart-breaking loss along the way. There's no language or sex but you will find violence and mankind's horrifying behavior, along with some uplifting testimony to the beauty of the human spirit.

I know I'm not giving you much specifics to go on, but I don't want to spoil the discovery of the main plot line. There's no paranormal aspect, just an intense, intriguing grab-bag of history, mystery, danger, revolution, psychological manipulation, and flat out Coo-Coo-for-Cocoa-Puffs crazies.

An engaging, thought-provoking adventure, and considering that it's loosely based on true events, at times a downright chilling tale. 

Enter below to win a paperback copy, but keep in mind that last I checked FOUNDER is available on Amazon Kindle for $1.49. What a bargain!

And next month the sequel, HERITAGE, will be available!

Giveaway Details:
  • Fill out the form below
  • Must be 13 or older
  • Enter by Nov 8th
  • Open to US/Canada


Tales of Whimsy said...

Great interview!
That is a bargain!
(not an entry)

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds interesting and I do wonder what is going on there

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

This sounds great. Love the sound of the heroines! Love the coo-coo sounding parts too! :D

Book Sake said...

I love the sound of this one...and the mystery surrounding it too!

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Thanks for keeping the mystery of this one thriving. It makes me more excited to read it. And, I like alternating POVs, so this seems to be my kind of read!

Unknown said...

Oooh, I like the mystery surrounding this book and the premise looks fabulous. :)

Suz @ A Soul Unsung

Jenny N. said...

LOL I love Cocoa Puffs so will probably like Founder. I like stories where things end up coming together in the end. I can never figure out where its all headed until its revealed.

Breanne said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary @SweepingMe said...

Thank you! =)

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Sounds like a great read.

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