Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I am a longtime fan of Harlan Coben’s action/adventure novels, especially his Myron Bolitar series. So when I read he was coming out with a young adult novel, SHELTER, featuring Myron’s nephew, Mickey...well, count me in, right?

Here is the book blurb:

Mickey Bolitar's year can't get much worse. After witnessing his father's death and sending his mom to rehab, he's forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.

A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey's train-wreck of a life is finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley's trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn't who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey's father. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury - and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.

I just finished this book last night, and I have to say, it’s definitely a page-turner! With rapid-fire dialogue, laughs, action, intrigue, romance and heartfelt moments--it really had it all for me. I was delighted to hear that it’s the first in a series.

And it occurred to me that much the way James Patterson’s fast-paced young adult series appeals to some “reluctant readers," so too might this series. Which is always a bonus to me, because half the fun of discovering a great read is being able to share it with others who enjoy it, too.

Check it out!

6 fresh comments:

LM Preston said...

Yay! I love hearing about full throttle YA.

Janie said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for letting us know about it.

LisaILJ said...

I have never read any of the adult novels, so I have been really slow to pick this one up.

sunnynikki said...

Never head of the author so I've downloaded a sample on my Nook, haven't gotten a chance to read it yet but thanks for the suggestion either way.

TinaFerraro said...

SunnyNikki, you'll find the first chapter is indicative of the whole book. So if you like it, run with it!

Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

Tina is definitely a faithful fan of Harlan Coben! She suggested to me his Myron Bolitar series too and now I can't wait to read SHELTER!