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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Distant Waves: A Novel of the Titanic

A Novel of the Titanic
Author: Suzanne Weyn
Source: Publisher
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (May 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0545085845
ISBN-13: 978-0545085847


Science, spiritualism, history, and romance intertwine in Suzanne Weyn's newest novel. Four sisters and their mother make their way from a spiritualist town in New York to London, becoming acquainted with journalist W. T. Stead, scientist Nikola Tesla, and industrialist John Jacob Astor. When they all find themselves on the Titanic, one of Tesla's inventions dooms them...and one could save them. 


I will be honest in saying that the cover and the hint of The Titanic is what captured my interest in this book.  Before I had even read the summary, the cover sucked me into the deep story of supernatural tales weaved into the historical tale of the Titanic. 

Even with warnings of sinking of the famous ship Titanic, the sisters and mother still risk their life on sailing the seas in the hopes that someone will be watching over them.  With famous names that you read about in the history books, you will find yourself enjoying the story.  I for one loved the character of Jane and enjoyed Thad as well. For the first part of the book, the story revolves around the characters home life and spiritual readings. This is where we meet Thad and fall for him as well.  The second half of the book is about them setting sail on the Titanic and their voyage.  You can tell the author did some research for this book but at times going a little overboard on the knowledge.  This was not really a big issue for me though because I love anything and everything that involves the Titanic history.  

If you are a fan of the Titanic history but like your psychic and paranormal themed books as well, then this book would be a great read to quench your thirst of both worlds.  I loved the weaving of fiction and fact into one tale. A new author for me to keep an eye on!


Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS



Blogger Bookish Brunette said...

This cover creeps me out dude!!!

May 19, 2011 at 9:29 AM  
OpenID deannalynnc said...

This sounds like such a fun book! I love anything history wise and the fact that the writer did research on the Titanic and incorporated that into the story just makes it more fun! I'll have to check this read out. :-)

May 19, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger flashlight_reader said...

I've been debating on whether or not I should buy this book for my class.I thought it looked/sounded good too. Thanks for the review.

May 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

The Titanic really interests me and I like how this is a different take on the usual story. I've had this sitting on my shelf for a while now. Hopefully I can get into it over the summer!

May 19, 2011 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Bhargav said...

hi there

i have never seen book related to titanic & link this topic it sound some thing interesting i want 2 give 4 star.....


May 30, 2011 at 2:44 AM  

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