July 09, 2018

#BookReview & #Giveaway: Surface Tension by @Mike_Mullin @TanglewoodPub

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Tanglewood
Recommended Age: Young Adult
Genre: Thriller
About the Book:

After witnessing an act of domestic terrorism while training on his bike, Jake is found near death, with a serious head injury and unable to remember the plane crash or the aftermath that landed him in the hospital.

A terrorist leader’s teenage daughter, Betsy, is sent to kill Jake and eliminate him as a possible witness. When Jake’s mother blames his head injury for his tales of attempted murder, he has to rely on his girlfriend, Laurissa, to help him escape the killers and the law enforcement agents convinced that Jake himself had a role in the crash.

Mike Mullin, author of the Ashfall series, delivers a gripping story with memorable characters and all-too-real scenarios.

About the Author: 
Mike Mullin’s first job was scraping the gum off the undersides of desks at his high school. From there, things went steadily downhill. He almost got fired by the owner of a bookstore due to his poor taste in earrings. He worked at a place that showed slides of poopy diapers during lunch (it did cut down on the cafeteria budget). The hazing process at the next company included eating live termites raised by the resident entomologist, so that didn’t last long either. For a while Mike juggled bottles at a wine shop, sometimes to disastrous effect. Oh, and then there was the job where swarms of wasps occasionally tried to chase him off ladders. So he’s really glad this writing thing seems to be working out.
Mike​ lives in ​Danville, Indiana with his wife and her three cats. His debut novel, Ashfall, was named one of the top five young adult novels of 2011 by National Public Radio, a Best Teen Book of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews, and a New Voices selection by the American Booksellers Association​. Learn more at mikemullinauthor.com.


Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: I have enjoyed Mullin's work since the Ashfall series. 

Do I Recommend this book? Yes if you want a teen thriller check this one out! 

Notes and Opinions: I have been a fan of Mike Mullin since his Ashfall series and I was hoping this one was going to be just as good.  I did find this a great book but it was just missing something to make it amazing.  So for me this one was an Enjoyable Read that I think will get reluctant boys to want to read. This had a very James Patterson feel to it as well as Nancy Drew and Veronica. We have this teen that gets thrust into a sitation that most teens do not and it worked well.  This one was action packed and I really loved what the author was trying to do. It was fast paced and although parts of this were a little far fetched and didn't have any volcanes in it I still really enjoyed it. 

This is a great summer read for teens and adults of all ages. 

Go Into This One Knowing: is there going to be a book two?, a little far fetching in places

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I loved the Ashfall series, but I don't know that this one sounds like my kind of read. I'll probably buy it for my library as well. Great review!

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