Hi guys! Today, I have a tour stop for the Silent Swan blog tour. Hosted by Shane from Itching for books. The book is by Lex Keating, and published by Altwit Press. I’m sharing my review below, plus an excerpt of choice (by me!) plus a tour-wide giveaway (US ONLY). So don’t forget to enter that!
Title: The Silent Swan
Author: Lex Keating
Publisher: Altwit Press
Published on: August 26, 2013
Once upon a time – better known as “now” – Gabriel Pritz reigns as king of his high school. Easy grades, perfect baseball season, a pretty date for prom—he’s coasting into a golden future. Until his parents demand he cook dinner once a week. Caught between kitchen fires and ballpark withdrawal, Gabe is thrown into Tam Swann’s orbit. Hostile, friendless, and stubborn, she’s exactly the sort of person he’d prefer to avoid.
Tam’s sphere of influence expands beyond Gabe’s sad domestic skills, rapidly invading everything from his favorite game to parts of his soul he didn’t know existed. It’s uncomfortable, it’s hard work, it’s…making him a better man. And that’s just what she does to people she doesn’t like. The better he gets to know her, the more he has to face the truth: this sharp, heart-breaking outcast is worth fighting for. How many families, fairy tales, and felons will he go through to ride to the rescue of the bravest person he’s ever met?
Gabe hadn’t really looked at what she was doing, so the spread on the table surprised him. A huge bowl o flinguine steamed in the middle of the table, flanked by fragrant chicken and shiny carrots. He put the salad in fron of his mom’s chair and took the microwaved asparagus to his dad’s end. Alex produced another chair and plate with a grin, just as Mike and Dan slammed through the door.“Where’s the fire engine?” Mike said.Dan pushed him aside. “What is that smell?”“Gabe cheated,” Dad said.Jake defended him, frowning at their dad. “No. He said she was supposed to coach him while he did the work. And she’s–bossy.”“He made the salad. And the noodles,” Tam volunteered. Everyone turned to stare at her, and she dropped her head.