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Advance praise for The Stones of Bothynus:
Book One: Snap to Grid
"...thrills, suspense, and passion, and concludes satisfyingly, but with enough issues left unexplored to whet appetites for further adventures. A promising debut about a missing uncle and ancient stones that delivers appealing characters and an intriguing combination of science and mysticism. D.K. Reed’s debut novel is a must-read for all ages.” --Kirkus Reviews
Hailed as having “appealing characters and an intriguing combination of science and mysticism.” --Columbia Review
This book had me captivated from the start. I immediately identified with the main character, Red, due to her not acting like the typical teenager. I enjoyed a lot of the other characters in the story as well. Erik is really nice and is great because of his personality and not just from how good looking he is. I also really appreciated the bond Red had with her sister. I love seeing siblings having good relationships with one another, especially when they are teenagers.
Overall, this is a really great book that is filled with many amazing moments and will leave the reader wanting more. This book is right up my alley; I can imagine it being a great read for anyone who has an interest in supernatural themes.
Reviewed by a LitPick student book reviewer Age: 18
Our whole family loved this book. Red is an extremely intimate character with the traits of great heroines from literary history. The story is delightful with unexpected twists and turns at every corner that kept us reading it. Many nights we spent dinner talking about the story and what might happen in the rest of the series.
Red is a great main character. She has normal teenage flaws but has a drive for adventure, and boy, did she go on one! My attention was on the pages the entire time. I am definitely ready for book two. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy YA fiction, fantasy, and the supernatural.
What I love about this book is Red, she's a quirky teen who isn't perfect, but she's perfectly relatable. This book is full of mystery and suspense but with an eccentric vibe.
I loved this book. Sonia is a teenager but not your typical teen. I love how her nickname is Red after Red Sonja. What a great way to encourage a girl to be strong! Erik was a nice guy and a great friend for Sonia. Of course there is action, adventure, and a wonderful mystery. This is the first in a series and well written. I can’t wait to see where this series is going from here.
Review from Sage Blog Tour
Of The Trilogy:
"Teenagers Red and Annie Greene are sisters, but that’s where the similarity ends. Energetic Red loves art and tae kwon do, but is insecure about her ADHD. Annie is a thrill-seeker with an itch to explore the world, but often finds herself taking charge of her impulsive sister instead. The one thing they do have in common? They both fall for mystical men—big time. For Red, it’s Erik, a graduate student trapped in an alternate, ghost-like state; for Annie, it’s Aaan, a half-angel forbidden from falling in love with a human girl. Only the Stones of Bothynus, ancient stones with the power to transform, can free Erik and Aaan. The sisters—with the help of a quirky cast of characters, including their hippie-environmentalist parents, zany Uncle Alistair, and mysteriously sad neighbor, Ms. Catsworthy—must find the stones and save the men they love, while defeating a powerful cult that wants to steal the stones. But THE STONES OF BOTHYNUS trilogy is about much more than teenaged girls and their supernatural romances; it’s a story built on science and steeped in faith—there are deep moral questions and strong themes of faith and family, good and evil, angels and demons, and the choices we make to live in the light or fall into darkness. Annie and Red are strong protagonists—no shrinking violets here—and a solid central mystery propels the story forward throughout the three books. The trilogy is a gentler alternative to much of today’s darker YA offerings, yet weighty enough to pose serious questions and set your pulse racing (in more ways than one). With just enough science to keep this fantasy trilogy grounded in the real world, but plenty of mythology to sweep the reader into an alternate universe, THE STONES OF BOTHYNUS trilogy invites readers into the engaging and adventurous world of these unforgettable sisters." -–Rebecca Mahoney, Editor.