Wednesday, July 25, 2018

First Reviews Trickling in for BOUND

It is so heartening to see the first reviews trickling in for BOUND. Once you release a book, it no longer belongs to the author, but the reader. Readers bring their own sensibilities to it and make it part of themselves. I still remember that when I was asked to write a biography for the first class I took at the Institute of Children's Literature, I ended up writing about the books that made an impact throughout my life. Oh, this is why I wrote BOUND. 

So without further ado, some quotes from those reviews:

"This book was such a surprise, and is food for thought... It is engrossing and well written, with characters so believable that I wanted to keep up with their journeys into the years beyond the book’s ending. Most of all, it is unlike anything I’ve seen in young adult books in many years." ~ VCarter


"This engaging story is a sensitive treatment of prolife themes including abortion, end-of-life issues, and eugenics. Appropriate for teenagers, this would make an excellent classroom read." ~BarbS

"I loved the way Rebecca's ideas and ideologies change as her character develops in the story--without a touch of preachiness, the author is able to present both sides of many difficult topics that the characters encounter. Look no further if you're interested in reading a story as diverse in its ideas as in its characters." ~ Faith

"Bound is the best fictional book I’ve read in a long time. The author wove a plot that kept me guessing until the end... I highly recommend it, especially for book clubs because it will ignite lively discussions." ~ Janeen

"The author helps us explore the most significant battle of our time – upholding the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death. We are privileged to witness this struggle through the eyes and culture of an immigrant family from India." ~ MichaelS

Read the full reviews on Amazon. And just this week, the paperback on sale so hop on over and get a copy for yourself or your cat :) They love being read to. Free preview here.


10 comments:

Mirka Breen said...

I'm enjoying the reading of BOUND, and my felines approve when they're not envious of my attention ;)

Carol Baldwin said...

Congratulations, Vijaya. Happy for you!

Vijaya said...

Mirka, so great to hear this. To have a good book and a cat on my lap is pretty close to heaven.

Carol, thank you.

Sandra Warren said...

Wonderful reviews! You have to be thrilled! Congratulations!

Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

Terrific feedback! Congratulations!

Linda Vigen Phillips said...

Yay Vijaya! Enjoy the moment.

Sarah Maury Swan said...

Now these are reviews to inspire you as a writer! Way to go Vijaya.

Vijaya said...

Sandra, Joyce, Linda, Sarah -- thank you. It is indeed an inspiration to keep at it.

Gretchen Griffith said...

Hi Vijaya, I'm a little late commenting, but I do want to congratulate you on the good reviews! Sounds like a book to cherish.

Vijaya said...

Thank you Gretchen. It's so great when others *get* your book.