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Monday, 1 September 2014

BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - Break My Bones (The Wish Makers #2) by Shawn McGuire

Book & Author details:

Break My Bones by Shawn McGuire
(The Wish Makers #2)
Publication date: September 1st 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


Everyone makes mistakes. Crissy’s just might kill her. 

Seventeen-year-old Crissy Sheets was so sure Brad was the one, she believed him when he swore the first bruise was an accident. She believed him when he told her he loved her after the second. Now trapped in an abusive relationship with no idea of how to get out, she’s all but given up on ever having the life she dreams of. With little to lose, Crissy wishes for a better future.

She’s told her wish has been granted, but nothing has changed. Her house is still a dump, her mother is still drinking, and Brad still wants to control her every move. Then Lance moves into the house across the yard. He’s hot, chivalrous, and wants to help Crissy break free. Will standing up for herself push Brad too far?

***** out of 5 (loved it)

I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.

This is the second book in the Wish Makers series and tells the tale of Crissy.  This book was hard to read to begin with as the emotion packs a whallop.  Hearing Crissy justify what Brad was doing was hard to read about and so too were the reactions of some of those she told.  

Seeing both Crissy and Desiree's journey through this book was both amazing and heartbreaking at the same time.  You understand further some of the reactions that they both have and it helps to put it all together. 

One of the best parts about this book was that there is no knight in shining armour (as such) who comes to rescue Crissy and lead her into a glowing sunset with a happy ever after.  Lance is there to help her find her own strength and courage, to show her self-defense moves that might help save her life but he is not there to do it all for her.

This is a fantastic book which deals with a very difficult subject.  Definitely recommended.

Kindle Price - as of today's date:

£0.77 on Amazon UK
$1.29  on Amazon US 




Shawn McGuire is the author of young adult, coming-of-age novels that blend contemporary settings with a touch of fantasy and magic. She started writing after seeing the first Star Wars movie (that’s episode IV) as a kid: she couldn’t wait for the next one so wrote her own episodes. Sadly, those notebooks are long lost, but her desire to write is as strong now as it was then. She grew up in the beautiful Mississippi River town of Winona, Minnesota, the small town that inspired the setting for Sticks and Stones and the upcoming Break My Bones. After graduating college she moved to the Milwaukee area of Wisconsin (Go Pack Go!) where she lived for many years. She and her family now call Colorado home and when not writing or reading, Shawn enjoys cooking and baking, crafts, interior decorating, and spending time hiking and camping in the spectacular Rocky Mountains. 

Author links:

September 1st
-Read Dream Relax Review
-Archaeolibrarian – I dig good books! Review

September 2nd
-A Thousand Words A Million Books Review
-Plain Talk BM Guest Post
-Indie Authors You Want to Read Excerpt
-CBY Book Club  Excerpt

September 3rd
-Two Ends of the Pen Interview
-Book Lovers Life  Playlist

September 4th
-My Secret Book Spot Review

September 5th
-Girls With Books Excerpt
-Word to Dreams Guest Post

September 8th
-We Do Write  Interview
-Becky on Books Review

September 9th
-Mom With A Kindle Guest Post
-Shayna Varadeaux Books & Reviews Review

 September 10th
-From the Shadows Interview
-The Phantom Paragrapher Review

September 11th
-Jrsbookreviews Review
-Babbling Chatter Review

September 12th
-Part of that World Review
-that scottish chicks book reviews Review


  1. So happy you liked it, Merissa! It sounds like a wonderful series and I love how awesome the MC sounds - and independent, too. I'm not much for the damsel in distress characters >.< Great review!

  2. Thank you so much for the awesome words about my book, Merissa. I'm so, so glad you liked it!!