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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Edgar Award Winner Andrew Klavan's "Crazy Dangerous" Does Not Disappoint!!***Plus HUGE Giveaway***

Fast-paced, humorous, with the flippancy that only a teen-aged boy narrator/protagonist can pull off, "Crazy Dangerous" is one of the best YA novels I've read in ages with a male at its heart.  For those reasons alone anyone would enjoy this book, but there's so much more to it!  A sort of John Green meets James Patterson... 
Andrew Klavan, an Edgar Award-Winning author lives up to his
reputation with this one...and I can't wait to read his other books. 
As our famous Stephen Tyler of American Idol and Aerosmith fame said this week:
"Courage is fear that's said it's prayers."
And Mr. Klavan said:
"Do right.  Fear Nothing."
Both quotes close to Scripture and honest truths played out in "Crazy Dangerous."
The inspirational aspects of the book have to do with following what we know is the right thing
 despite all the outward pressures we have surrounding us to do otherwise. 
 This is a lesson any of us can learn and relearn at any age.
That's what makes this book the perfect cross over fiction.  I thoroughly enjoyed the journey, the laughter over the spunky protagonist, Sam, the seriousness of helping those in dire need, and the reminders...
You decide if this is an awesome thriller, or not once you've read ahead.
I rate it 4 stars.

"You probably want to hear about Jennifer and the demons and how I played chicken with a freight train and-oh yeah-the weird murder . . . you're definitely going to want to hear about that."
Sam Hopkins is a good kid who has fallen in with a bad crowd. Hanging around with car thieves and thugs, Sam knows it's only a matter of time before he makes one bad decision too many and gets into real trouble.
But one day, Sam sees them harassing an eccentric schoolmate of his named Jennifer. When Sam finds the courage to face the bullies down, he loses a bad set of friends and acquires a very strange new one.
Because Jennifer is not just eccentric. To Sam, she seems downright crazy. She has terrifying hallucinations involving demons and the devil and death. And here's the really crazy part: Sam is beginning to suspect that these visions may actually be prophecies-prophecies of something terrible that's going to happen very soon. Unless he can stop it.
With no one to believe him, with no one to help him, Sam is now all alone in a race against time. Finding the truth before disaster strikes is going to be both crazy and very, very dangerous.

Book Data:

Published by:  Thomas Nelson
Pages:  326  and Reading Group Guide
Genre:  Thriller, Inspirational, YA Fiction
Author:  Andrew Klavan
Author website:     http://andrewklavan.com
Author's blogsite:  http://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/

Mr. Klavan's Bio.:

Award winning author, screenwriter and media commentator Andrew Klavan is the author of such internationally bestselling novels as True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood, and Don’t Say A Word, filmed starring Michael Douglas. Andrew has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award five times and has won twice. His books have been translated around the world. His latest novel for adults, The Identity Man, has been praised by Nelson Demille as “fast paced, intelligent and thought-provoking; a great read!” Television and radio host Glenn Beck says “Andrew Klavan never disappoints…one of the best illustrations of the power of redemption that I’ve ever read.” His last novel Empire of Lies was about media bias in the age of terror, and topped Amazon.com’s thriller list. Andrew has also published a series of thrillers for young adults, The Homelanders, which follows a patriotic teenager’s battle against jihadists. The books have been optioned to be made into movies by Summit Entertainment, the team behind the mega-successful Twilight film series.
Andrew is a contributing editor to City Journal, the magazine of the Manhattan Institute. His essays and op-eds on politics, religion, movies and literature have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, and elsewhere. His video feature, “Klavan on the Culture,” can be found at PJTV.com. Andrew is a frequent media guest on television and radio stations from coast to coast, where he is known for his quick wit, humor and commentary on politics and entertainment.
As a screenwriter, Andrew wrote the screenplay to 1990’s A Shock to the System, which starred Michael Caine, and to 2008’s One Missed Call, which stars Ed Burns and Shannyn Sossamon. He lives in Southern California.

Find his book to purchase on:  Barnes & Noble
Or on:  Amazon

@AndrewKlavan's Crazy Dangerous $100 Visa Cash Card Giveaway! RSVP for #Facebook Party {5/29}! Celebrate with Andrew Klavan by entering his Crazy Dangerous giveaway and connecting with him during the Author Chat Party on 5/29!

One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A $100 Visa Cash Card
  • A copy of Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan for YOU and 5 of your Friends!
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Thanks for stopping by today !!     Deborah/TheBookishDame


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