Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Blog Tour: The Atheist's Prayer by @amyrbiddle

Dark Comedy / Contemporary
Date Published: February 28, 2014
    After a solar eclipse, nineteen people were found dead in a remote area of the California National Forest. They were lying in a circle, holding hands and wearing plastic fairy wings. 
Years later, on the other side of the country, no one in the southern city of Jefferson is concerned about fairies or fairy-worshiping suicide cults. Except for Candy. She might not have proof, but she’s damn sure it’s going to happen again. 
The problem is, Candy is a coke-dealing stripper and the only person who will listen to her is an alcoholic mall Santa named Hank, who’s only listening because, well…she’s hot. 
There are seven days until the next eclipse.

My Review
This novel was an unexpected treat. Amy Biddle has taken a subject which is widely tiptoed around and shined the light on it.

She takes religions of all kids, people with all kinds of beliefs, both children and adults and brings them to life. 

I thought maybe it would take a bit to get into this one, but the pacing and plot are so superbly done. I really was engaged from the very beginning.

This one does not disappoint.

Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Amy now spends half of her life at sea and the other half wherever the hell she pleases. An avid traveler and dangerous daydreamer, she is most at home when surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains or the great blue sea. In her spare time, Amy co-runs Underground Book Reviews, a website dedicated to finding and reviewing quality, independent novels. Her short fiction and poetry has been published by a smattering of online publications including Every Day Fiction and Revolt Daily. 
Book Blog (review site for indie books!)

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