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Certainty [Kindle Edition]

Eileen Sharp
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Ren can see the future through ghosts who speak to him. He's used to knowing more than everyone else until he meets the girl he will fall in love with. Ren's feelings about MacKenzie are complicated because he knows something tragic about her brother that he can't tell her. He knows what will happen but should he be the only one who does?


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About the Author

Eileen Sharp was born in California and lives in Pennsylvania with her husband. She's lived on both coasts all her life and has been influenced by the both the free-spirited California life-style and the driven ambition of the east coast. She is a passionate believer in fantasy's power to inspire. She is the author of Unspeller and the Book of Days as well as Certainty. Visit her blog at eileensharp.wordpress.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 1121 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Amerie Publishing (March 14, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004S7AL96
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #369,515 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Certainly read CERTAINTY! January 11, 2013
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I love this book! The story is one that is familiar to anyone who reads YA books, but the paranormal twist is a new one that is so different from the usual "I see ghosts" stuff. I was hooked from the first page and I wasn't disappointed at all in the way the story unfolded.

Easy to read and hard to put down CERTAINTY is a story about love, family, life and death. I wish that this was a series, but there is definitely an end to the story which I was glad for. I didn't have to guess what would happen in a few years time because the author was good enough to write the whole story. Some of the characters were a little shallow in their development but the story was so good I just didn't care. The characters are easy to like and easy to feel like you could know someone like them in real life. It seemed to be edited by a professional which I was eternally grateful for because nothing ruins a great story quite like a terrible editing job.

If you are thinking about reading this book but you aren't sure if you will like it I say go for it. I can't think of anyone I wouldn't recommend this book to.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great! May 8, 2013
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Fantastic YA read! I was drawn in from the very beginning. The characters are very engaging and the storyline is nearly flawless. I haven't read anything with the subject matter before and loved the twist the author put on Ren's gift.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!!!!!!!!! April 28, 2013
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Loved this story. It wasn't just about love but also pain, heartache, and triumph. I really loved this book! The supernatural, spirit element also added something more interesting to this love story......
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not enough pizazz... November 29, 2012
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First I would like to say that I did like this book. It was very slow; however it kept me intrested. There was too much information and I just wanted the story to move along. This book was very clean and absolutley loved that religion/faith/prayer was brought into this book! It was one of my favorite parts.

What drew me more to the story was Mackenzie's family. I loved all of them. they reminded me of my family and the love that we have for each other. The paranormal aspect of the story was very lacking. I thought there was going to be some nail biting, edge of my seat, I can't sleep drama, but there wasn't. I was very disappointed by that. Instead I kept reading because I wanted to know what was going to happen with Derek and Kyle.

I was also disappointed with the romance/relationship with Mackenzie and Ren. I have a difficult time understanding what drew them together? Did Ren fall in love with Mackenzie because of her adoration for him? Why did Mackenzie fall in love with Ren? It was like, ok lets just put you two together. I didn't get the romance, especialy after Ren didn't want to be in love?? Made no sense to me.

There were also many typo's and grammer errors. If you can get past that, then you might enjoy the story. It's clean and it has an END, which I liked! No series on this, YES!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Promising...but Missed the Mark October 4, 2012
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After reading the synopsis of Certainty by Eileen Sharp, I had to read it. Ren can see the future through ghosts who speak to him. When he meets MacKenzie, the girl he knows he's going to fall in love with, things are complicated because of the information he knows about her brother's tragic accident. The cover made the synopsis even more intriguing and I really thought it would have a creepy type of storyline and a forbidden love thrown in for flair, but I was wrong.

Unfortunately, the story was weak. I was shocked at the amount of filler in this book. A ton of unneeded information that built up to nothing. You are halfway through the book before anything actually happens. Certainty is told in first person through the perspective of Ren and MacKenzie. While I like this idea, it just didn't work out so well. There were no defining characteristics between the two and when the internal personal monologue went on, I had to think about who's perspective it was. In all honesty, it felt as though maybe this was meant to be a short story but the author decided to put more information than what was needed just to make the book longer. You could read the first 10, middle 20 and last 20 pages and not be lost as to what the story is.

Certainty needs an editor as well. There weren't too many spelling or grammar errors but certain characters' actions were repetitive and not described any differently. Also, some of the language was not really convincing for any 16 year old. I don't know any teen who's used the word "derriere" in today's society.

All that being said, I did see a glimmer of promise in Certainty. There were a few descriptions (mostly when there was raw emotion) that were flawless and the actual story without the filler is pretty good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised April 2, 2014
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I actually got this book for free, so I wasn't expecting it to be that good, maybe even terrible. I was very pleasantly surprised. The characters are well developed. The storyline is unique and really well told. The climax and the end was surprising and exciting. Some people said it was exciting enough, but I think it was. It had a lot of tension and suspense, but it wasn't just about that. Too many books don't go any deeper than the plot and the thrilling action. This one did.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by caitlyn Buck
4.0 out of 5 stars A very easy read
This book held my interest from beginning to end . It was a little too simple but still I was unable to put it down.
Published 7 months ago by Carole S.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story
This could've been a 5 star story but all the poorly written sentences take away from it. There seem to be complete words missing in some places and just completely wrong words in... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Dizzle
5.0 out of 5 stars reading
I'm still reading so far, it's full of interesting thoughts. I'm looking forward to curling up on the couch to night to read a few more chapters.
Published 10 months ago by ROSEMARY LAYOSA
5.0 out of 5 stars a different consept well done
I enjoyed the story ... well written, clean, and.keeps you wanting more. am ready for the next one. this would be a good book for youth to read because it does not go to the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Certainty Is Amazing
There isn't any about this I didn't like. however, I was choked up through the majority of reading this book. I give a million reccomdations. A can't miss!
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good!
I love the characters in this book, especially Ren. It is a positive reminder that our actions can change the path of our future. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Speechgal
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a sweet book
Last Week I read Certainty, by Eileen Sharp. It is a YA paranormal romance about a boy named Ren Tanaka. Ren has just moved from California to the east coast. Read more
Published 12 months ago by M.L John
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
I liked the idea of the book. The love story was sweet. Just did not develop enough for me. Would have liked to have more about the yueri. What was the purpose? Read more
Published 13 months ago by Susan W
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Amazing
I am a voracious reader and very particular when it comes to books. I seldom write reviews but after reading this one I knew I had to. Read more
Published 14 months ago by JodyLynn
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Eileen Sharp is a passionate believer in fantasy's power to inspire. She is the author of Unspeller and the Book of Days as well as Certainty. Visit her blog at eileensharp.wordpress.com

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