Thursday, May 29, 2014

Book Tour + Review: Crane by Stacey Rourke

Title: Crane
Series: Legends Saga
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: Fantasy/ Mythology
Publish Date: May 24, 2014 Source: Enticing Journeys

The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?

Can you say AMAZING COVER? Just take a look at that!! WOW!!!!
This is a modern day story about Ichabod Crane, Ireland Crane and Rip Van Winkle. It follows the Grimm Fairy Tale of Sleepy Hollow, and therefore brought back some good childhood memories. If you are a Mythology fan, this is the book for you. There was quite a bit of mystery, humor, intrigue and excitement throughout the book.

Just a bit of the storyline ... Ireland lands a counseling job at a high school and moves into her home. The first night, a murder occurs and she gets the blame. Why do you ask? Possibly because her last name, Crane has been etched on the body! Seeing as how she is the only one in town with this last name, she immediately has a target on her back. Upon walking out the door to her first day on the job, she meets Noah .. the uh ... handy man for the Van Tassel properties. ;) Their first meeting was way too funny, with her almost throwing her hot coffee all over him. Ireland is very sharp and quick witted, which makes it all the better. I would venture to say smart ass! Ha!

The one thing we do know is that you shouldn't tick off the headless horseman! Rip must help guide Ireland throughout the process and it definitely keeps your interest up!! Each character has their own time in story telling, as each chapter is named by whose "head" we are currently in. I must say that it jumped around a bit for my taste, although some may appreciates this type of format. Stacey Rourke is a new author for me, although this will not be the last I will read from her. I can't wait to see what comes next. Happy Reading!!

 There is nothing worse than being put on the spot and asked to talk about yourself. For me it brings back that inevitable moment in a new school when the teacher would ask me to stand up, introduce myself and tell the class something about myself. I was always worried I would blurt out something stupid that I would get teased for. Something like, “My name’s Stacey and I like pickles!” Then for the rest of the school year I’d be known as the Pickle Girl and let’s be honest, no one wants that. So to avoid such a faux pas I will simply say that I love to write. It allows me to get my crazy out just enough that I can function as a normal member of society.


1 comment:

  1. Stacey Rourke has breathed new life into an old legend and done it well. Can't recommend Crane highly enough!