Hello! I had the honor of being able to read Puppet by Pauline C. Harris for my tour stop and I couldn't have asked for a better story to read and review for this tour!
Penelope "Pen" is a heroine I would say in her own way, yet she seemed like she was so real and relatable in some ways. Obviously, not in the ways you may think because she's "superhuman" but in the way she fights herself on things in the story.
Pen has had a hard life growing up in a orphanage, never knowing her parents and buying adopted by Jed. There relationship may I say was different, a good different. Pen always just saw there relationship in a more business type way, never as family as you think she would, but I guess that's what got her adopted in the first place.
This book starts you off guessing on things, trying to come to your own conclusions the whole time, but totally wrong with your ideas and I found that refreshing. You never could tell what was gonna happen next. This book had several twist and turns, but it wasn't in overwhelming amount, but just a right amount. Never once was I not surprised by what was happening and that's what kept me reading and wanting to read more and more of this book. It's also is a action filled, romance, and mysterious type of story. The romance was something I thought wasn't gonna happen, like there was subtle hints but then something would happen making me change my mind so I loved how it was paced, not rushed but not to slow, it was sweet and not I the sickly sweet way. The action was also one of my favorite parts. Pen was a very daring girl, but not over daring, or over confident.
I would love to read more stories from Pauline in the future!
All in all I really enjoyed reading this book and I would diffidently read it again in the future!
I would recommend this story to anyone who likes retelling if any type of fairytales or myths.
About the Author:
Pauline C. Harris is the author of middle grade and young adult science fiction novels and published her first book at the age of fourteen. She's currently working toward a degree in English. Other than writing, her time is consumed mainly by reading, playing the violin, watching old black and white movies, and trying to survive her college classes.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR PUTTING THIS BOOK-tour TOGETHER TAMARA AND ELLEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!