Review: Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn

Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Pub. Date: April 2009
336pp
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Synopsis:
Science, spiritualism, history, and romance intertwine in Suzanne Weyn's newest novel. Four sisters and their mother make their way from a spiritualist town in New York to London, becoming acquainted with journalist W. T. Stead, scientist Nikola Tesla, and industrialist John Jacob Astor. When they all find themselves on the Titanic, one of Tesla's inventions dooms them...and one could save them.

My Review:YYY
Time travel. Earthquake machines. Vibrational patters. Contacting the dead. Those don't seem like things you would consider when you think about the "TITANIC", one of the largest peactime disasters in history, but Weyn begs to differ.

This story captures your attention from the jump. Especially those that have always been fascinated by all things "Titanic"; the lost of life, the ignorance and carelessness of the people in charge, the bad luck and the fact that it is still on the bottom of the ocean...

Lovely character devlopment, and an arresting story line with strange happenings...still not convinced? One of the biggest gems of this novel it the author's note at the end, which explains in detail what in the book is historically accurate and what is born from Weyn's imagination.

Incredibly interesting and entertaining, this is not a book you would assume is written for teens...but I believe it is a good read for all. Anchor's away and enjoy

10 comments:

  1. I have this on in my tbr pile. I just love the cover.

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  2. I think I'll be checking this on out sometime soon. If only for the cover. :)
    Cute review!

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  3. This sounds like an interesting book. I also love the cover. ;)

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  4. I want to read this book. It seems beautiful inside and out. Thanks for the review.

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  5. I have never heard of this book before but it looks amazing :)

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  6. I've been wanting to read this! Good review. :)

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  7. u made a mistake, its really five sisters not four. very nice review though! i love ur page, its really well set up!

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