#BLOGTOUR | Shantallow – Cara Martin @CKKellyMartin @XpressoTours #amreading #bookblogger #bookworm #bookreview #giveaway

Hi everyone!

I’m really excited to be part of the blog tour for Shantallow by Cara Martin. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for my spot on the blog tour! Check out my review and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

by Cara Martin 
Published by: Cormorant Books
Publication date: May 26th 2019
Genres: Horror, Young Adult

Tanvi isn’t the girl of Misha’s dreams; she’s the girl from his nightmares. She has appeared in his chilling dreams before he even meets her; when he DOES meet her, he falls for her.

Their relationship turns stormy, bordering on abusive, and takes a dramatic turn when they are held captive by a group hoping to extract money from Tanvi’s wealthy family.

But there is something more sinister at work, and the kidnappers and their victims find themselves struggling for survival as a supernatural force from Misha’s nightmares makes itself known in the real world.

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It’s that time of year when I crave horror novels like chocolate! Shantallow was a book I didn’t think twice about saying yes to, because it is right up my alley! I’m glad I had the opportunity to read it because it gave me the scares I hoped for!

My only irk about this novel was too much time spent on a romance I’m not sure the book needed. Once we were through that though, Shantallow took off and had me gripping my Kindle for dear life. Cara Martin knows how to write the creepy factor and I loved that about this book!

The ending was a bit rushed for my tastes. I wanted it to slow down a little in the end and answer all of my questions. As it stands, the book was a little unevenly paced, but for about 80% of it, I was kept on the edge of my seat. I absolutely loved the thrill ride and didn’t want to get off.

Cara Martin has a talent when it comes to creating a diverse cast of characters. Every one of them came alive for me and I really enjoyed reading their stories.

Jealousy, murder, evil spirits…Shantallow is an awesome read for this time of year. Despite the couple of irks I had, overall, I really loved this book! A great plot, great cast of characters and great themes. I recommend checking this one out!



Cara Martin is the author of several acclaimed novels for young people published under the name C. K. Kelly Martin. Her most recent novel, Stricken, was released in 2017.

A graduate of the Film Studies program at York University, Cara has lived in the Greater Toronto Area and Dublin, Ireland. Within the space of 3500 miles she’s worked a collection of quirky jobs at multiple pubs and video stores, an electricity company, a division of the Irish post office, a London toyshop, and an advertising analytics company.

She’s also been an image editor for a dot-com startup that didn’t survive the 90s, and a credit note clerk for Canada’s largest national distributor of General Merchandise.

Cara currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband and is still afraid of the Child Catcher from the film adaptation of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.

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7 thoughts on “#BLOGTOUR | Shantallow – Cara Martin @CKKellyMartin @XpressoTours #amreading #bookblogger #bookworm #bookreview #giveaway

    1. Thanks so much for coming to my blog, Cara. And thank you for writing such a great book! I’m happy to have been part. 🙂


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