Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Saving Casey Tour Stop [Review]

Saving Casey by Liza O'Connor

Publisher: Bono Books
Date Published: November 18, 2012
ISBN: 9781613334171

Eighty-year-old Cass wakes up in the body of a troubled seventeen-year-old girl named Casey, which all believe has survived a suicide attempt. Cass intends to turn the girl’s life around, only it’s harder than she expects. All Casey’s troubles have now become Cass’s and someone wants her dead.

Saving Casey will be reduced from $5.99 to $2.99 for the duration of the tour (March 5th-April 11th) at Amazon, B&N, DP/Bono, ARe, Coffee Time Romance, BookStrand and Smashwords.

If I could pick one word to describe this book I would pick satisfying... because it truly is! The beginning is about an eighty year old woman who is diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. She then proceeds to take her own life on her own terms. But, the twist is that she ends up waking up in the body of a teenage girl who has also just taken her own life. Finding this as a place to start over, Cass decides to turn the girl's life around.

The story goes more into the detailing of Casey's intricate life and past grievances  This is a heartfelt story that was gripping from the very beginning. I just could not put it down! I would recommend this book to mature young adults because it does have some mature topics contained within. Overall though, I would say that I would have to give this story four owls because of just how touching it was and  how engrossed I was in the storyline.


Any chance you’d be willing to go to a different doctor to get another treatment on your face?”

“I really like Dr. Grey.”

“I know, but we can’t take the chance. You’d visit a doctor in Montana after office hours.”

“Does he have the equivalent experience and skills as Dr. Grey? Because I already have nightmares where I’m blind and irreparably scarred.”

“He won’t touch your eyes. He’ll just work on the cheeks.”

“And if I’m scarred, causing little children to scream at the sight of me, will you still love me?” She expected him to flounder with his response because it required him to actually admit he loved her, something he’d refused to do. To her shock, he replied at once.


“No hesitation?”


“So explain why you’ll love me without hesitation if I’m hideously scarred, but won’t even kiss me when I’m just ghoulishly tattooed?”

“Simple. Dan wouldn’t mind if I’m the only man in the world who still thinks you’re beautiful. But as long as millions of better alternatives exist, Dan would never forgive me for stealing your future.”

She hated it when he nailed the truth. If she were really seventeen, she would agree a hundred percent. Sighing heavily, she muttered, “I’ll see the doctor.”

“He’s not going to leave you scarred, Cass.”

“I hope not, but if he does, I’m holding you to your word.”

“You have it.”

She smiled at the turn of this conversation. “So you think I’m beautiful?”

“Inside and out,” he replied. “We need to change the conversation now.”

“Why? I like this conversation.”

I live in Denville, NJ with my dog, Jess. We hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, I learned to fly small cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. I’m an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through my entire life, my first love has and always will be writing novels. I love to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens.


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Liza will award a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Other random commenters at blog stops will receive: $5 Amazon GCs, tattoos like Casey’s, or offer to place tattoos like Casey’s on a jpg picture supplied by winner (the author will individually select the daily prize disbursement, and it will be indicated on her completed interview or blog post.  For review only/promo only stops, the daily prize will be the offer to place tattoos like Casey’s on a jpg picture supplied by winner).


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Catherine Lee said...

Great review, Heather. The book has such an interesting premise.
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Liza O'Connor said...

Heather, thanks for hosting me and the fabulous review.

Today I will be putting Saving Casey tats on a follower's digital picture. Just leave in the comments: HIDEOUS TATS and you'll be in the running.

To get the $25 GC from Amazon all you have to do is leave an email address in your comments (so I can find you).

And don't forget, Saving Casey is half price at Amazon through this tour. So buy now!

MomJane said...

Great review. It really makes me want to know how this story comes out. Loved the excerpt.

Ingeborg said...

I enjoyed the excerpt and review. This sounds like a very interesting read.


Lyra L7 said...

Sounds good! I'm looking forward to read more!

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Anas said...

Oh, this one sounds very nice I love the setting as well, I'm always interested in a well researched story!

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Ami said...

I'm going back to read all the nice excerpts and get a feeling for this book, I have to say I like what I've read so far!


D'Ann said...

Great excerpt! I'm really liking this book!
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Mary Preston said...

I'm dying, eager at least, to find out how Casey/Cass deals with all this.


Andra Lyn said...

woo 4 stars is pretty good and Satisfying is always excellent. I've been curious about this book from the beginning of the tour and like alice says...I just keep getting curiouser and curiouser!

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