REVIEW – CHARMING by Krystal Wade I decided to ask to be part of the Charming tour because I was intrigued by the cover, which looked a little bit horror to me, and the fact that it was listed as a YA Thriller. I love thrillers but I have to admit, I have not really read too many that were young adult. Haley Tremaine is a sixteen year old with big problems. She was once rich, now she’s poor. She was once part of a loving and happy family. Now she’s treated like the maid. Her mother is dead, her father is an alcoholic, and he abuses her. Talk about having the deck stacked against you. But that’s OK. I like a heroine who can juggle lots of complicated problems. Haley keeps quiet about the abuse for many reasons. She’s embarrassed. She feels guilty. But mostly, she keeps quiet because… Read more »
Author: Krystal Wade
Krystal Wade is happily married to the love of her life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. They live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day she wakes up to find herself stuck in traffic trying to get there.
The horrid commute gives Krystal plenty of time to zone out and think about her characters in full, brilliant details (she’s a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give her a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to her on the fifty mile trek into town (she picks up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe us).
Krystal has been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of her oh-so-large life. When she’s not working, commuting, or chasing after her three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find Krystal outside talking to her chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training her amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).