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The Thirteenth Chime (A Sense of Truth) Paperback – August 5, 2010
About the Author
Emma Michaels has shared her love of books through blogging since 2009 and in 2010 made the change from being the one writing about other authors, to being one of them. With her debut novel, The Thirteenth Chime, she hopes to be able to reach out to other bloggers who strive to become published authors and to let them know that it is possible. She had the goal of one day making it to the top 100 New York Times Bestsellers List and firmly believes that anything is possible if we all work together to make it happen. Living with her small Chihuahua and her fiancé on an island off the coast of Washington State, she hopes to be able to help others through her writing, the way that reading helped her. Contact Information To see Emma Michaels book reviews and more visit: EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com EmmaMichaels.com TheThirteenthChime.com http://m.wbx.me/mobile-site-emichaels Emma@EmmaMichaels.com Look for more books by Emma Michaels coming soon!
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Top Customer Reviews
Destiny, like most of the characters in this book was a little flat for me. But I don't think she is the real protagonist, David is. The story really revolves around David, who is dynamic and the perfect example of what every character in this book should have been. I just hope to see more development in the future books. I am totally team Scott, by the way. I want Stephanie to end up with David.
One thing that makes this book so cool is that it is written by a book blogger. My new inspiration, Emma Michaels definitely knows how to write a book. The writing was fast paced and never gave you a breather. You had to know what creepy thing would happen next. The dialogue, however doesn't seem very natural. The things they say don't sound like things people would actually say in real life. I can't wait to see where she goes in the future Sense of Truth novels, as I am sure they will be even more amazing than this one.
This book definitely knows how to be scary. I read it late at night and was terrified to get out of bed when I finished, as I felt like something was going to grab me and pull me under. Yes, this book reduced me to a terrified little baby. If you decide to read The Thirteenth Chime, which you should, definitely don't go looking for a light read because The Thirteenth Chime is definitely not light, it is dark, very very dark.
I can't get across enough the fact that you need to read this book for it's cast of characters that take a backseat to the creepy plot, great writing, and terrifying story. Did I mention this book is scary yet? No, well it definitely is. But that doesn't take away from the fact that this book, the first book I have ever read in one sitting, is one that I will soon be recommending to everyone I know and everyone I don't. Friday the Thirteenth is a day you should remember because after reading The Thirteenth Chime, it is a day that you will never forget.
The characters in this book were amazing. I just loved Destiny, David, and Stephanie. They were very well developed throughout the book and I felt like I came to know them very well. I also found this book to be an easy read and quick read. It grabbed me right away and I had a hard time putting it down and when I did put it down, was drawn to it to read on. Never once did I doubt my need/want to finish this book. This was a well thought out and well written book and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good, mysterious read. My favorite part about this book was the mystery of it all and how things really didn't "add up" until the end of the book, or close to the end of the book. I like a book that makes me want to keep reading and doesn't "end" before the end of the book. What do I mean by that? I don't like books where it is solved and you still have all these pages left to read for "follow up and tying up loose ends". This book was just what I love, action up until the end and speculation!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A little elementary in its dialogue and plot.