Effectuation – Blog Tour – Review & Giveaway – Hosted by IFB Tours

Release date: October 16th 2013
Purchase: Amazon


On an earth where the spirit world and human world not only comingle but know each other’s deepest secrets, Ewan Trace is an ordinary college senior at a prestigious film school: obsessed with old movies, secretly in love with his best friend Sophie, and looking to forge a career as a writer. Oh—and he also can never go out because his über-agent father and mother are always away and he has to stay home and care for his little sister. But it’s all normal to him…until he finally meets his spirit protector, Zac, and that Terra, the girl he just spent the night with, might be someone far more sinister than she appears.
Now Ewan and Zac are on the trail of a mystery that takes a left turn along the way, diving deep into a conflict between humans and spirits that just may be worse than what they thought was their worst nightmare. And as hearts are broken and people die, the two find themselves strapped to a rocket-propelled adventure far more unbelievable than anything Hollywood could ever imagine.


Grade: B (4 stars)

Interesting book.. this is definitely one of those books you can’t just read causally. You need to be committed to reading this book or you are going to miss things. I found myself going back and rereading parts in order to get the details because I missed them the first time. I liked the interesting factor of the different religious beliefs but I was waiting for it to play a bigger part then it did. I was kinda let down it didn’t have more importance in the story, because I found it so interesting. Overall, I enjoyed this book. I thought the plot was very different from any other YA I had read recently, and I thought she did a great job on really fleshing out the characters. They seemed real and the motivations were all there.
Good read!



Carlyn Greenwald is a writer, student, and decently sized superhero, mystery, and animation nerd. She definitely writes for the YA/NA markets, but her genres of choice include contemporary, urban fantasy, science fiction, crime, romance and mystery. Anything that has at least one murder, a nice-looking guy, and some witty banter will do. She lives in Los Angeles with her dogs, cat, and family.

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