Sunday, June 14, 2015

Debut Book: Roses Are Red by J.B. Kantt

Hello readers!

I've been introduced to a new debut novel by J.B. Kantt. I know I've mentioned that I will not be accepting as many books for review this year, but this one caught my attention.

What also makes this exciting is that I've been following this person's blog before she published this book. I am highly looking forward to it!

Here's what it's about:

After her foster mother’s unexplained death six months ago, fourteen-year-old Isla Timearth just wants things to go back to normal for her and her twin brother, Monty. But “normal” can only go so far for a closed-off girl with abandonment issues and an anxious boy that gets frequent nosebleeds. Still, the troubled redheads give it a shot by returning to the summer camp they’ve been going to for years. 

Aside from her crush showing up unexpectedly, the summer starts out as Isla expected: she participates in multiple activities with her friends, while her brother shies away from doing anything with anyone. But camp traditions get rained on when their biological mother shows up unannounced and, as far as Isla’s concerned, unwelcome.

Knowing that Mother Nature is the mother of all mood swings, Isla isn’t all that surprised to find out that her temperamental biological mother is the terrestrial goddess. What does surprise her is that Monty, the favorite twin, already knew but never told her. Despite being annoyed that such a huge secret was kept from her, Isla has always questioned the loyalty of her own flesh and blood. But once more family secrets start to unravel around her fellow campers, Isla finds out whether blood really is thicker than water.

I really hope to get to read this book soon. If any of you have read it or plan to, let me know what you think about it. :)
 About the Author:  
The first story J.B. Kantt ever wrote was for a creative writing class application during her college days. Little did she know that a step towards fulfilling her undergraduate language arts requirement would also be a step towards fulfilling a passion for writing she never knew she had. Now, despite her dreams of becoming a developmental pediatrician, not a day goes by that J.B. doesn’t think about becoming an author as well. When she’s not hitting the books, she’s working on her next book (in between volunteering and practicing Taekwondo). 


  1. Love the book cover for this novel ~~ I'll have to check it out!

    1. Right?! That's what caught my attention too! I simply love how the red rose stands out compared to the grayish/blackish cover.

  2. Mmmmm this one sounds good!
    And - I love the cover too!