Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards Semi-Finalists TBA Next Tuesday

Reactions: 
I received an email from the CreateSpace team reminding me that the semi-finalists for ABNA will be announced on April 26. A few days after that, everyone who didn't make the cut will be wiped from the site, so we're supposed to save our reviews now if we want to keep them. Isn't that nice? I'm keeping a good thought for Keeper, but in case it doesn't make the cut, I'd like to ask that anyone who hasn't rated it, please do so here ASAP.

CelebrationHere's what readers are saying:

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

I think the excerpt is well rendered. The book really reminds me more of a typical chick lit book then one aimed at young adults despite the young central figure. I just don't really have a good enough sense of where the rest of the story is headed to have much of an overall opinion.

Amazon.com Review

I thought that this excerpt was good and would appeal to "young" readers. I think that this story has everything that a young girl, who is a freshman in college will resignate to most readers, especially a female. I remember my friends or myself dealing with similar issues at that age. First love, first heartbreak, parental relationships, and dealing with how to handle expectations. I wanted to read a little more and think that this excerpt would sale.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Start, March 31, 2011

Max Genius

Amazon Verified Purchase

This review is from: Keeper - excerpt from 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry by Amy Armstrong (Kindle Edition) The author does a great job in evoking the feeling of uncertain change that occurs on the threshold of youth attaining independence.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 out of 5 stars samantha pulls me in, April 4, 2011

joliebain

Amazon Verified Purchase

This review is from: Keeper - excerpt from 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry by Amy Armstrong (Kindle Edition) From the first page Samantha pulls me into the story. I am captivated with her as she deals with her Mom, her absent boyfriend and how different Santa Barbara University is from where she grew up on the east coast. I am eager to find out what happens next and read more from this new author.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 out of 5 stars A timely book with lasting appeal, March 28, 2011

Linda Armstrong (Grand Junction, Colorado USA)
(VINE VOICE)

Amazon Verified Purchase

This review is from: Keeper - excerpt from 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry by Amy Armstrong (Kindle Edition) Looking forward to seeing more of this winning novel by newcomer Amy Armstrong. With natural dialog, wry wit, and a situation that many teen and college girls will recognize, the story is a grabber.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

3.0 out of 5 stars Drags a bit, March 30, 2011

Johnna Stein (Johns Creek, GA)
(REAL NAME)

Amazon Verified Purchase

This review is from: Keeper - excerpt from 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry by Amy Armstrong (Kindle Edition)
Was excited to read this, but just couldn't connect with the voice. It seemed heavy and the dialogue didn't feel natural. Dont want to read further.