Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SNAP Review + Giveaway

A Review for Snap by Carol Snow

Madison Sabatini is an almost-sophomore with a bright future. She's the newest photographer on her school paper. Then, with one conversation everything changes.

Stuck in the strange, sleepy beach town of Sandyland, after her parents become bankrupt and they have to sell their house, Madison throws herself into her true passion: photography. Bizarre figures start appearing in her pictures, people she's sure weren't there to begin with, people she finds out later are reported dead. With the help of two of her new friends, Delilah and Duncan, Madison has to find out the real truth about what's happening.

Snap is a fun read, but I was really excited for it - I identify with the passion for photography and I love all things supernatural - and I ended up a little disappointed. It just didn't live up to my expectations.

Snap starts out slower than I would have liked, but when it gets going, it goes. In the beginning, the plot was a lot more about Madison adjusting to her new life in a new town than it was about the mysterious people showing up in her pictures. I also figured out the ending less than halfway through the book - too predictable for my tastes.

As for characters, Madison is like any angst-ridden teen, though I understood her angst and still found it not that hard to relate to her. But, especially in the beginning, I didn't always like her either. The fact that she thought badly about Delilah and Duncan because of their financial situation rubbed me the wrong way. She acted too condescending, and whiny at times. Of course, later she had her moments, but I liked most of the other characters better. Delilah was my favorite by far because of her artsy and quirky personality. She's the kind of character I want to be friends with when the book is over. As the Love Interest, Duncan is sweet and cute, but he didn't really stand out that much for me.

In the end, Snap was a quick read that kept me occupied and mildly entertained. It was fast paced, once it got going, and interesting, but not all that much more. It's not a re-read or a think about after book for me. But if you think it sounds good, give it a try. In fact - give it a try with my copy.

Contest details:
One lucky winner will win an ARC of Snap by Carol Snow!

How to Enter:
Leave a comment with a valid e-mail address. No e-mail address, no entry. (If you are uncomfortable leaving your e-mail in a comment, then e-mail it to me.)

Extra entries:
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+2 If you're already a follower
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+3 For posting about my contest on your blog. (Must be actual post)
+2 Add me to your blog roll.

This contest is open internationally! It will end September 10th at 11:59 pm Eastern time. Winner will be announced September 11th. Good luck and happy entering!

42 comments:

Jessica Secret said...

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Taste Life Twice said...

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Kate said...

Ooh, I have been wanting to read this. Please enter me!

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Beleth said...

I just discovered your blog so...
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BookMac said...

+2 already a follower

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RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thanks for the great giveaway!
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xxoo

Kristen said...

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Jenny N. said...

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Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

+2 I'm also a follower via Blogger.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Susie said...

Count me in! Sounds great!

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throuthehaze said...

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Llehn said...

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Chiara said...

hi,
I just found out this blog thanks to a spanish blog and it seems for me it's great.
I'm already a follower. I love the paranormal books, I hope win this, and continue enjoying of these unstopping readings.
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Limerick said...

The Hiding Spot also gave a review that said Madison was a bit annoying a first. Lol.

+2 I'm a follower
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+2 You're also on my blogroll


Thanks for the giveaway! Snap sounds like it'll be interesting.

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Linda K said...

This sounds really good.

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Bunny B said...

I would love to read this book! Thanks so much!

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Bunny B said...

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Thao said...

I want to read this book. Please enter me ^^

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insiya said...

I wanna read this so bad !!!

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holdenj said...

Thanks for such an honest review, have been wanting to give this one a try! Please count me in!

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Kelli Christine said...

Count me in!

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thanks!
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Annabelle said...

+1 new follower :)
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Kelsey said...

+2 already a follower
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Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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Please enter me in your nice giveaway and thank you so very much :)

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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And I am a new Follower :)

Addicted Book Reader said...

Awesome, thanks!
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Ju said...

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gabriela said...

+1 New followers ( google and Twitter)
+1 Linking (twitter)

Thanks for this, i really want this book *-*

The Bookologist said...
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Froggy said...

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The Bookologist said...

I really want to read SNAP, count me in!

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Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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OfficiallyMRS said...

already a follower!
thanks,
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OfficiallyMRS said...

or at least I thought I was...
nevermind.. new follower!!
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