Saturday, 12 January 2013

A.L Burgos Blog Tour incl Giveaway: Review of Sec4rets



Sec4rets, by A.L Burgos, is a fascinating and engaging insight into teenage angst that successfully challenges so many relevant issues and topics of the 21st century. Immediately, Sec4rets reminded me of books that I used to read as a teenager and books that I would recommend, and still do, to teenagers who are looking for YA drama fiction and need a complete break from the paranormal invasion.

For whatever reason, these teenage fiction books dealing with issues and dramas seemed to die out in the 90s which is such a shame as issues of the 90s, whilst some are still relevant, have changed in many ways. Sec4rets effectively dives in and digs deep when it tackles the issues that this interesting friendship group has to face.

A.L Burgos successfully creates a fast-paced read that keeps the action going and moves the plot forward. The range of characters that he has created are intriguing and would no doubt equally captivate a younger (15+) reader too. The only thing that was amiss with the characters was the dialogue. Whilst the pace and level of detail and description of the narrative was appropriate and enjoyable, the dialogue didn’t flow as smoothly to be deemed natural. I don’t think it was in keeping with the characters’ personalities either.

Sec4rets is in need of some editing TLC, which has been acknowledged by the author; however, I was still able to resonate with the characters and the plot and was able to enjoy reading Sec4rets. I will most definitely be reading Sec4rets 2 and look forward to it. A drama filled 3.5 fairies! Up grade to 4 for sites. 



We all have secrets...Mark, Tiffany, Kevin and Kim are best friends. When they enter High School together they find out that it's not all fun and games as they find out that drama is involved. They must stick together to get through High School but when they start to keep secrets from each other, ones that can tear them apart, their friendships will be tested as the secrets come out. So will their friendships survive or will the secrets be too much and tear them apart? Let the secrets come out...

Genre
Young Adult Teenage Drama

Average Rating
4.5 of 5 Stars

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The Author
A.L. Burgos
Biography
A. L. Burgos (Anthony Luis Burgos) lives in NYC in the gritty area of Harlem. He never ran the streets of Harlem rather he found the joys of writing. At the age of 10, he began to write and he discovered that it was an escape from the outside world. YA drama and mystery thrillers were his passion; he wrote his first story (not published) titled "Forever Friends" at 11. His dream was to become a famous author one day, so he would be able to move his mother out of Harlem. Anthony has self published his first YA drama "Sec4rets" which is getting rave reviews from readers claiming it’s an edge of your seat ride and amazing, while at the same time tackling real life teen issues. He is working on several new books hoping to be released in 2013.
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January 12
Bex ‘n’ Books
Review

January 13
A Little Bit of R&R
Guest Post

January 14
Serendipity Reviews
Review

January 15
Cynthia Shepp Book Reviews & Editing
Review

January 16
Addicted to Books Book Reviews
Extract & Review

January 18
Mad About Books
Review & Excerpt

January 19
Young Adult & Teen Readers
Review & Interview

January 20
Book Crush
Review & Interview

January 21
The Library at the END of the Universe
Review

January 24
Tamara's One Stop Indie Shop
Review & Extract

January 25
C. R. Everett - Author Blog, Profound or not so profound random thoughts
Guest Post

January 26
Recent Reads
Book Spotlight

February 1st
Just Me, Myself, and I
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