Blackbird Summer by Em Shotwell

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FTC:I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.  I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

Blackbird Summer by Em Shotwell is a book that I would usually read but this year I want to read books that are out of my comfort zone and see what else is out there. I wasn’t a huge fan of this book but even with that being said I did enjoy it and I would consider reading the next book in the series. I did get into this book and I enjoyed the characters and the setting of the book. I am glad that I read this book but I am more of a fan of books that I could see happening. I loved seeing what Delia would get into but if I am being honest I pretty much hated all of the people in their town because I know what it feel likes to be treated like crap by your neighbors. All in all I did enjoy this book and like I said I think I will pick up the next book because I did like the characters. This book reminded me that I need to try books that I don’t think I will like because most of the time I end up loving the books that I judge by the cover or the genre they are in.

Blackbird Summer by Em Shotwell

About The Book

When people fear the unknown, being Gifted is a curse.

In the cornerstone of the rural south, Brooklyn, Mississippi, no one dares make eye contact with the strange Caibre family. Until the rewards are worth the cost. The townsfolk come, cash in hand, always at night, to pay for services only a Gifted can provide.

No matter the Gifts prevalent in her family, at twenty-one, Tallulah is expected to follow the path laid out for her: marriage, babies, and helping her mama teach the family home school program. She’s resigned to live the quiet life and stay out of trouble…until she meets Logan.

An outsider and all around rebel, Logan doesn’t care about her family’s reputation. Yet after a tragic loss wreaks havoc on the crumbling relationship between the Caibres and the townsfolk, Tallulah must decide if love and freedom are worth risking everything.

Em Shotwell

About The Author

Em Shotwell is the author of Blackbird Summer (City Owl Press, 2016). She lives in South Louisiana with a husband who spoils her and two mini-superheroes who call her mom. Em think the most interesting characters are the ones who live on the sidelines, and that small towns often hide the biggest secrets. She is inspired by tall tales and local legends.

When she’s not writing about misfits and oddballs, Em enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, and debating Doctor Who facts with her obsessed ten-year-old.

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