Summer time is here and with it fun new reads await. If you like baseball mixed with a little light romance and magic try Margo Dill's new YA novel Caught Between Two Curses.
In it, seventeen year old Julie Nigelson feels her love life has hit a major rough patch. Her long time boyfriend Gus is pressuring her to have sex and she's starting to have stronger than just friends feelings for her best friend Matt. But she soon learns that romance with the women in her family can be life threatening. It turns out her family is cursed. A revelation Julie's aunt shares when Julie's uncle and father figure falls victim to the curse. Julie is their only hope for breaking it and saving her uncle.
Caught Between Two Curses, is a fun summer escape. Julie is an appealing character who is determined but who still finds a way to remain true to herself as she struggles to understand who she truly loves and what she will do to save her friends and family. Margo Dill does an excellent job of tying the billy goat curse on the Chicago Cubs into the one on her character. A supporting cast of characters from Julie's incorrigible younger cousin to her eccentric grandmother add humor and heart to the story. I really enjoyed this novel and right now during baseball season is the perfect time to read it. You can purchase a copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or even purchase a signed copy from Rocking Horse Publishing. Stop by next week to enjoy a guest post by author Margo Dill as she discusses writing for the YA genre.
- Ann Schwarz
- I'm a published author of short fiction for kids and adults. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. I'm a former content writer for Spirit and Truth publishing on their Living the Word series. I've also worked as a paid book reviewer and as a student editor for The Louisville Review literary magazine. I'm a wife and mom to two great kids, three dogs, and a cat. I love books, movies, gardening, kids, and animals.