Friday, March 27, 2015

Review: I Want You Back by E. Van Lowe ~ YA Paranormal


I Want You Back
E. Van Lowe

Print Length: 51 pages
Word Count: 11,000

Publisher: EViL E Books
December 24, 2014


Genre: YA Paranormal

Cover Designer: Ari Napolitano

About the Book:

To begin with, I’m not a nice girl. Don’t get me wrong, I used to be a nice girl. I used to be kind, and helpful, considerate and thoughtful. The kind of girl who went to all of her boyfriend’s games, even though she hates basketball; the kind of girl who helped her boyfriend study for his English final while she should have been studying for her own calculus final; the kind of girl that the boys at school lovingly call, oh, what’s that cute little name they have for us again? Oh, yes—Doormat.

15 year-old Emy Garnett has come up with the perfect revenge for the super-popular boyfriend who dumped her–on Facebook, no less! Emy has purchased a love spell from a local gypsy, and is now armed with a foolproof plan guaranteed to win him back… with a few, hilarious bumps along the way.

My Review:

After 15-year-old Emy is dumped by her boyfriend, Devinm via Facebook, she's bound and determined to win him back.  ~~ Even it if it means using a love potion on him.  ~~ Even if it means spending more money than she really has.  ~~Even if Devin isn't worth it.  ~~Even if there is someone else out there that may be a better match for her.

EMy's approach at revenge toward the teenager that broke her heart is nothing short of entertaining. The love potion is specific in how to perform the acts required for it to work.  These actions are humorous as Emy tries to do what needs to be done to restore the relationships that she so desperately things she deserves have.  See, Emy is a typical teen navigating the new world of teenage romance.  No one wants to lose their boyfriend/girlfriend to someone else.  Yet, as the story progresses we see a little bit of, dare I say, maturity in Emy.  When it's all said and done, will Emy have Devin back or will she stand up on her own two feet and realize that she doesn't need a boyfriend in her life that doesn't appreciate her?

There is just something about the way E. Van Lowe writes.  I haven't been disappointed in anything of his that I've read.  His young adult novels in the Falling Angels Saga were spectacular and it was hard to put them down.

I Want You Back is just as good.  E's writing style is conversationally pleasing - with that I mean that his books are written in a voice that is like an everyday, casual conversation you would have with anyone.  The dialogue between characters is interesting and understandable.  The story flowed and will certainly keep the reader engaged.  There is an underlying message or moral to the story, as well.

If you're looking for a nice, entertaining short story, then look no further.  E Van Lowe rocks the house.

Review copy courtesy of the author, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.

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About The Author:

E. Van Lowe is an author, television writer, screen-writer, playwright and producer who has worked on such TV shows as "The Cosby Show," "Even Stevens," and "Homeboys In Outer Space." He has been nominated for both an Emmy and an Academy Award. His first YA Paranormal novel, "Never Slow Dance With A Zombie," was a selection of The Scholastic Book Club, and a nominee for an American Library Association Award. The first two books in the Falling Angels Saga: “Boyfriend From Hell” and “Earth Angel,” are best sellers. “The Zombie Always Knocks Twice” is the first book in the Hollyweird series.

In December 2014, he received a letter and certificate from the Writers Guild of America for his work on The Cosby Show, which had been selected as one of the 101 best television shows in history.

E lives in Beverly Hills California with his spouse, a werewolf, several zombies and a fairy godmother who grants him wishes from time-to-time.

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