Monday, 5 March 2018

Threadwalkers by Joanna Volavka + Giveaway

Threadwalkers by Joanna Volavka
Published by 50/50 Press in October 2017.

One of my 2018 IndieAthon Reads
One of my 2018 Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge reads

Where to buy this book:

Add Threadwalkers to your Goodreads

How I got this book:
Received a review copy via Xpresso Book Tours

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After her father's death in a plane crash, Miranda Woodward's life begins to unravel. On her sixteenth birthday, Miranda receives a mysterious gift: a small wooden box containing a needle and spool of gossamer golden thread, left behind by her father, which begins a chain of events that soon leave her life in chaos. Her pet cat is replaced with another, her teachers don’t have her on their roll call at school, even her closest friends forget who she is. When her mother vanishes into thin air, Miranda becomes desperate for answers. She follows clues to a meet a man known only as the Tailor. With his help, she must find a way to fix her life before it’s too late.

Unexpectedly for me, because Young Adult science fiction isn't one of my preferred genres, I absolutely loved reading Threadwalkers! I devoured the whole book pretty much in one sitting, eagerly turning the pages to find out what would happen next. Miranda is a great, realistic protagonist. Feisty and brave, but not unbelievably invincible and I found myself able to empathise with her grief over her parent's death and her confusion at the new world which begins to open up to her. Our teenage years are difficult enough without suddenly realising that even basic laws of reality might not be quite what we always thought they were!

Volavka keeps up an exciting pace throughout Threadwalkers. I loved spotting connections through the time loops and trying to decide who Miranda could trust and who was out to thwart her. Atmospheric scenes and settings are well described so easy to imagine, but without unduly slowing the novel and I loved the idea of the cluttered Tailor's shop. This book would certainly translate well to film or television and I look forward to reading more Joanna Volavka novels in the future.

Meet the Author

Joanna Volavka is the author of the young adult science fiction novel Threadwalkers. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband, two cats, and extensive book collection. A writer for Geek Girl Pen Pals, Joanna spends her time alternately between creative artistic pursuits and has a passion for conservation and wildlife while working on whatever story she’s got brewing in her overly active imagination. She still hasn’t decided what she’s going to be when she grows up, though she suspects it will probably be herself.

Author links:
Website ~ Twitter ~ Goodreads

And now for the giveaway!
Open internationally until the 15th March, the prize is a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

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  1. Enjoyed the review.

  2. Thanks for hosting today, Stephanie! This sounds like a well written read, and sounds likeable and well developed!

    1. So glad you gave me the opportunity to read it :-)

  3. I love it when you find a book in a genre you're not super excited about that surprises you. Sounds like a great book!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. I admit when the book arrived I couldn't think why I'd said I'd review it, and then after a few hours reading ... wow!!

  4. Thank you for telling me about this book.

  5. Awesome review, and I like this book, looks deep

  6. This sounds quite good! I've been reading some good YA SF lately and this sounds like another good one. I like that she's a teen and has to deal with reality altering around her- that'd be hard enough for an adult, let alone a teen.

    It has a nice, unique cover too!

    1. In a way Threadwalkers could be a metaphor for teenage changes. And at face value, it's a good SF story

  7. How intriguing! I like the sound of this little mystery.

  8. Very nice review. I really enjoyed it