Monday, May 14, 2012

BOOK REVIEW and GIVEAWAY OF EBOOKS - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME by BRIAN ROWE - BIRTHDAY TRILOGY # 1



By: Brian Rowe
Published By :Brian Rowe
Released : Available Now
Details : Digital , 298 Pages

RATING : 4 BIRTHDAY STARS!

Received from Brian for honest review.
Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Seventeen-year-old Cameron Martin has a huge problem: he’s aging a whole year of his life with each passing day!

High school is hard enough; imagine rapidly aging from seventeen to seventy in a matter of weeks, with no logical explanation, and with prom, graduation, and the state championship basketball game all on the horizon. That’s what happens to Cameron, a popular pretty boy who's never had to face a day looking anything but perfect.

All Cameron wants to do is go back to normal, but no one, not even the best doctors, can diagnose his condition. When he finds love with a mysterious young woman, however, he realizes his only hope for survival might be with the one person who started his condition in the first place...



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

Brian has written quite an original tale that had me laughing at his sense of humour, but, at the same time there is an underlying message that is woven in to the story.

Cameron Martin, basketball player and athlete , he has the looks and he has the popular girl. He is a bit of a stirrer and that is where this story takes its direction.

Cameron finds himself aging one year per day .

The start of the book has Cameron at age eighty and in hospital......I am intrigued already.

The thoughts that came to mind when reading this book, were, the movie 17 Again with Zac Efron....but in reverse, and Beastly with Alex Pettyfer, that whole moral of the girl that teaches the popular guy a lesson.

Brian gives us chapters in ages and you ‘feel’ for Cameron and how people treat him. On the inside he is seventeen on the outside every 24 hours he gets a year older. The once selfish teen is starting to get a speedy view of growing older and body issues. There are funny moments throughout this book, but there is the serious issue of a boy rapidly aging, and getting closer to death every day.

One minute he has his whole life ahead of him at seventeen, but then, that could be over in less than three months. A hard thing for a family to watch happen.

I did shake my head at Cameron’s father. I am not sure if I would have had him up on charges for one thing he did...yowzer. His father just did not cope well with what was happening to Cameron. The impact his rapid aging had on the people around Cameron was interesting, and yes, with Mrs Gordon...... errr that was creepy to watch, ha!

When your mum mistakes you for your father, cause you look like him, well that could make for a rather...oh dear...momentJ..hehe!

Charisma , Cameron’s girlfriend, the aspiring actress....not that she has a lot of charisma, takes Cameron on a bit of a donkey chase , promising him sex when he grows facial hair. Well, little did Cameron know it would only take a couple days from that night at Uncle Tony’s to get his wish.

Be careful what you wish for.

Wesley Craven...haha!!..get it Wes Craven...see Brian has humour, he is Cameron’s best mate, an aspiring film maker. There is a side story going on with Cameron’s story. I liked Wes, he means well, but he does think like a guy sometimes.

And then there is the mysterious Liesel..........

I would have loved the cover of this book to have had a blurb that separates it from looking like a birthday book with a blurb that shows the reader some intrigue....like.... ‘when you age one year a day, the motto, life is too short, really does take on a whole new meaning’..yeah I know..I was tryingJ

But you get what I mean. I love the titles of these books as they really do have meaning to the story. I think they just need a blurb that peaks more interest...just sayingJ..could be wrong, most probably am.

I gave this 4 stars as I was entertained, I laughed, it was an easy read with an interesting idea that made me stop and think a bit about my life and what would I do with my time if I was aging one year per day.

What would you do?

Michelle


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Birthday Trilogy


Happy Birthday To Me
Happy Birthday To Me Again
Happy Birthday To You

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9 comments:

  1. When I first read the blurb, I thought it was a horror story almost. I have seen other stuff like it, and it sounds like it has some dark humor packed in, but man, talk about something scary. Ageing is scary enough, lol. Nice review!

    Beth ^_^
    http://sweetbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/

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  2. I think i'd panic if this happens to me. Yeah it does sound like 17 again plus big, 13 going on 30, and all that.

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  3. I've never heard of this but it sounds like a really fun read and I love that it made you laugh! I really want to read it :)

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  4. This is my first time hearing about this book but it sounds really interesting and i cant wait to read it. Thank you for the chance to win it.

    GFC: tpulliam

    pulliam_t at yahoo dot com

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  5. What would you do, indeed!

    When you know your life is about to be over in a short time. I'm liking this twist to make the book much much lighter than the usual drama.

    Have you read all 3, Michelle?

    Tien @ http://tiensblurb.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hi Tien,

      Yes I have and I have the reviews up:D

      Michelle

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  6. Wow this book sounds really interesting ! Thanks for the giveaway !

    GFC april_hunter24
    email april_hunter96@hotmail.co.uk

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Following on GFC (Darlene)
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  8. Congratulations !! April Hunter you are the winner of this giveaway. I will contact Brian and let him know your email address.

    Thank you to everybody who entered!


    Michelle

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