Friday, June 10, 2016

ASP of Ascension by B.R. Myers - Review

ASP of Ascension
Genre: YA
Release Date: July 21st 2015 
Fierce Ink Press 
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Nefertari “Terry” Hughes has three rules for surviving high school:
#1 Don’t attract attention.
#2 Don’t get involved.
#3 Don’t make trouble. 

A year after the accident that left her crippled and took her mother’s life, sixteen-year-old Terry just wants to keep her head down and survive her new high school. When she catches the eye of cute basketball star Zach — who happens to be the boyfriend of mean girl Allison — all hopes of flying under the radar are gone.

She is thrust even further in the spotlight when Fraser, the editor of the school newspaper, learns Mr. Hughes is the renowned archaeologist overseeing the new Egyptian display at the museum, which is rumoured to include Cleopatra’s sarcophagus. Fraser’s research leads to the fifty-year-old mystery of a girl who vanished while on a school trip to to the museum along with an artifact that may be Cleopatra’s asp.

When Mr. Hughes falls into a coma and his co-worker claims it’s the curse of Cleopatra, the stakes become too high for Terry to ignore. Terry must work with Fraser and her new candy loving friend Maude to find out what happened fifty years ago in hopes of saving her father before time runs out.

Rated T - Teen 13 and up: May contain violence, crude humor, suggestive themes and/or strong language.

Terry is really an average girl that has been thrust into a unimaginable situation. Her parents are world known archaeologists, a career that her mother died for. Terry has been badly scarred and in her mind damaged by an event surrounding the discovery of a sarcophagus, so much so that she lets it rule her new life motto. I would have to akin it to severe depression with a touch of PTSD honestly. 
Terry refuses to live in the now, until she is forced to because of a school project in which she meets a trio of unlikely friends that will ultimate make all the difference to her!
The story is a slow build at first, yet the ending is twist after twist!
I found that the speed was perfect, we were able to slowly grow and realize certain things along with Terry at HER pace! Reading about Egyptian history and myth was absolutely enthralling. I must say that ASP of Ascension is a book all in it's own category and I loved it!
~Dowie
Book Trailer:
Top Five Things You Should Know About Terry Hughes:
An Author Interview: 
About the Author
I write YA, appreciate a design in my cappuccino, love shopping for vintage jewelry and dream in color. Coming from Nimbus Publishing, my contemporary coming of age novels, BUTTERFLIES DON'T LIE (SEPTEMBER 15, 2014) and GIRL ON THE RUNJUST JESSE (Fall 2015). from Fierce Ink Press, ASP OF ASCENSION (July 2015).

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B.R. Myers said...

Thank you for hosting! I hope you enjoy the sequel, DIADEM OF DEATH (July 25, 2016)

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