Sunday, August 16, 2015

Diverse Book Tours Presents: Ghostcrow- A Tale of Andor by M.K. Theodoratus + @amazon #giveaway

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This Review-Tour features author M.K. Theodoratus, and is brought to you by Diverse Book Tours!

Looking for a Paranormal MG/YA novel featuring a girl who can see ghosts? "Ghostcrow" features an autistic protagonist disturbed by her ability to see death linger...
 August 16th, 2015
The Ghostcrow by M.K. Theodoratus
The Ghostcrow is a paranormal YA/MG short story/novella featuring a heroine with autism, who just happens to see ghosts.
I think if you enjoy paranormal stories, especially ghost ones, you may like it. 
There are things I did like, but also things I didn't connect with.
Things I connected with:
The main character Dolores Swartz, or Dumdie, a nickname she was reluctantly known by. I felt bad for how people saw her. She was terrified by her ability to see ghosts. The story reminds me a bit of "The Sixth Sense." 
The story was a little confusing at times, but an event that involved a boy named Kyle bullying/threatening Dolores was interesting. I would've liked a little more background on what was going on with that, but it stood out.
For the most part, the story had worthy antagonists, many who were related to Dolores.
Things I didnt connect with:
 There was little background on why she saw ghosts. Obviously it's a phenomenon that doesn't always require a scientific explanation, but there wasn't any detail that even stated when she started seeing ghosts.
 Sometimes the plot was confusing, but I pushed through, but I do feel as though the book could've used a harder edit. Because the book is short, some of the grammatical errors were more noticeable.
If you are a fan of ghost stories, with internal struggles and subplots, or paranormal themes featuring YA or MG characters, you might like "The Ghostcrow

Seeing ghosts has plagued Dumdie Swartz since early childhood. Afraid that ghost guts might stick to her if she stepped through them, thirteen-year-old Dumdie Swartz still cringes when she encounters them. Her strange attempts to avoid spirits create a lonely life. Her sisters constantly mock her strange behavior, her parents are clueless, and her social life is zero.

Dumdie finds solace working in a shared garden with her elderly neighbor, Mr. Carson. When teens from her high school steal pumpkins from his garden, Mr. Carson is hurt during the theft, and later, dies. Dumdie’s life takes a dark turn. She learns there are stranger things than ghosts, when she senses something evil living in Kyle, one of the boys who had raided the pumpkin patch.

Kyle bullies Dumdie to scare her into silence. The more Kyle threatens her, the clearer she perceives the evil thing possessing him. Dumdie finds support in an unlikely group of girls who befriend her when she helps them with their costumes for the Pumpkin festival. During the festival, Dumdie’s fears explode when the thing possessing Kyle decides it wants to possess her.
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 About The Author
Hooked by comic books at an early age, M. K. Theodoratus’ fascination with fantasy solidified when she discovered the Oz books by L. Frank Baum with his strong female characters. She has traveled through many fantasy worlds since then. 

A sixth grade English assignment started her writing. The teacher assigned a short story. Theodoratus gave her an incomplete, 25-page Nancy Drew pastiche which turned into a full novel by the next summer. She’s been writing happily ever after ever since.

When she's not reading about other writer's worlds, she's creating her own. Most of her tales are set in the land of Andor where magic and demons clash with ordinary humans caught in the middle. She also writes in the world of the Far Isles Half-Elven where she explores the political effects of genetic drift on a mixed elf-human population.

Gargoyles, magic, ghosts, demons, and other magical beings are open game for Theodoratus. You can learn more about her writing at her author website: or her blog,  Lessons from My Reading.

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  1. Added to my TBR, cause I'm so on a horror kick right now.


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