Friday, September 2, 2011

Shelter - Review and Giveaway

Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar NovelShelter: A Mickey Bolitar Novel by Harlan Coben, Putnam, September 2011

Mystery lovers of all ages enjoy!

Shelter is published as a teen novel, but I thought it was a pretty good adult read. Harlen Coben introduced Mickey Bolitar in Live Wire and now gives him his own story. He is a bright, energetic, high school student who is having a really bad year. He has witnessed his father’s death and is now dealing with his mother’s drug addiction. Forced to live with his uncle Myron he starts the school term by meeting an enchanting girl, Ashley, who quickly becomes his girlfriend. Just as quickly she goes missing without a trace. Working with some quirky new friends he has made at school Mickey tries to find Ashley. He uncovers a conspiracy and along the way finds out some things that cause him to question his father’s death.

The writing is good, the wry humor that Coben is noted for is fully present and actually sounds realistic coming from a teenage boy. The plotting is also good; the action moves right along. I think this will be a successful series for Coben and will bring new young readers to the mystery genre. Mystery lovers of all ages enjoy!

I am happy to giveaway my gently used copy of the novel.  Follow the rules posted to the right of review.  Giveaway ends September 9, 2011

I read an advanced reader copy provided by the publisher.

14 comments:

Zibilee said...

This sounds like a rather interesting book and like something that I might really like! I am glad you had a good experience with it, and I would love to be part of your giveaway!

zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

Shontrell Wade said...
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Shontrell said...

I am a follower of your blog and love your reviews. I'll definitely have to pick this one up. I love the Myron Bolitar series.

swade1021@yahoo.com

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I'm a new email subscriber - iluvpiano_@hotmail.com. Thanks for the giveaway! Thanks for linking up at my Hobbies on a budget book linkup! See ya!

Julie said...

I love Harlan Coben's books and have had my eye on this one for a while now! Thanks for sharing your copy with us!

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The Literary Lioness said...

Hi! I'm visiting from Cym Lowell's Book Review Party (not entering the giveaway!) Sounds like an interesting book!

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Cherry said...

I came from Cym Lowell's Book Review Party Wednesday (BRPW).

Coben is a new-to-me author. But then again, thriller isn't really my genre. However if the story telling quality is good enough, I do jump genres... and reading by your review, looks like Coben is worth checking out. Thanks for sharing your views!

Cherry Mischievous
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Carol N Wong said...

I would love to read this book. I haven't read anything by this author but I have a friend who says that he is her favorite.

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Carol N Wong said...

I am sorry, I forgot add that I follow you with GFC.

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Heather Lynne said...

FOllowing you on GFC. I can't wait to read this book! I love the Myron Bolitar series and am anxious to read his young adult series! My e-mail is 26summer at excite dot com.

Kimberly said...

I am follower and this book seems really interesting. I will have to put it on my to read list!
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Mary said...

This sounds like a great book. I haven't read any in the series. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary
Following you via GFC.

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Amber Elise said...

I need more mystery novels in my life and this one sounds really good! :)

Thanks! New follower.

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