Sunday, 12 January 2014

Book Review - Editorial Board By Anastasia Vitsky


I was thrilled and excited to win a copy of Editorial Board by our very own Anastasia Vitsky in Ana's individual blog competition over at Governing Ana as part of the 2013 Spank or Treat blog hop.  It has taken me a while to get the chance to sit down and read this and therefore to write this review.  Ana I apologise :)  I have to say though, it was well worth the wait!

Ana offered me a number of titles to chose from and I decided upon Editorial Board.  I chose this book because I liked its premise and the main character, Spring Meadows (yes, you read right.  She also has   sister's Autumn and Summer) sounded appealing to me.  She sounded as though she could be rather Scrappy and that I would therefore relate well to her :)

Spring is an award-winning author struggling to come up with her next best seller when her publisher hires new editor Rachel Templeton.  Sure that her talents as a best selling author single-handedly keep the company afloat she initially views Rachel as an intrusion to her work and writing and is not sure she is up to the job of editor.  After all, Rachel's background is mainly as a newspaper editor.

I wasn't wrong in thinking Spring was a character with 'attitude'.  I just loved her!  She is, quite simply a brat, but there is far more to her underneath the brattiness.  She has issues and insecurities.  Rachel wants to guide and help Spring and help her reach her goals as an author.  Can Spring accept her help?  I guess you will have to read the book to find out :)

Ana has a wonderful writing style that draws you into the characters and keeps you enthralled from beginning to end.  I really enjoyed the interplay between the two characters.

I found this book thoroughly entertaining.  Spring's inner voice and many of the interactions between the two characters make for plenty of humour which made it an enjoyable read and had me laughing all the way through.  However, it is also a emotional and sweet story.  It is a relatively short story which personally is good for me, but it definitely left me wanting more!

Another character in the book is Spring's, not always so faithful companion, cat Victoria who is as feisty as her owner and wants everything on her own terms.  There are a number of humourous interactions between them and Victoria also gets up to her own antics.  I fell in love with her too :)



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35 comments:

  1. Roz,

    Thanks for the great review.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Thank you Ronnie. You're welcome :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  2. Hi Roz - nice review! I really like the names too, and Spring sounds like a very interesting character!

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    1. Hi Jeff, welcome! Thank you for reading and for your comment :)

      I thoroughly enjoyed the book and just loved Spring and her feisty character.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  4. thank-you for the wonderful review...I will have to add it to my reading wish list. and love the cat :-) Hugs

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    1. Thank you Terps, you're welcome :) Do add it to your list, you will enjoy it. The Cat is awesome :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  5. Oh my goodness, Roz! I nearly missed this, and how terrible that would have been. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the story and so grateful for your lovely review. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    You certainly don't need my advice about reviews on Tuesday--you can come and give others advice! :D

    Thank you SO much.

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    1. Hi Ana, you are so very welcome :)

      I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am so excited at the thought of a sequel. Definitely would love to read more of Spring and Rachel's story! No pressure :)

      Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  6. Awesome review Roz! I loved this book. Spring is a woman after my own heart! Feisty!

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    1. Thank you so much Minelle :) I chose this book because I liked the sound of Spring and I wasn't disappointed. I definitely related to her feistiness! LoL

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  7. Sounds like a great read :) Love the bit you added regarding her Cat too.

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    1. Thanks Sara :) I found this book an enjoyable and also entertaining read and definitely recommend it. The Cat is awesome :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  8. Sounds like an interesting read! :) Thanks for the review.

    I love your background by the way, it's so pretty. :)

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    1. Hi Kenzie, thank you and you're welcome :) I found the book a great and entertaining read.

      Glad you like the background. I had a little help. Especially with the banner :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  9. Nice review Roz. I've not read this one I think but have read some of Ana's other books. I like her writing style - she's completely unique and a niche all by herself. This book has my favorite cover ever I think. It is so completely elegant - I still remember when it first came out.

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    1. Hi Natasha, thank you :) I do love Ana's unique writing style and really enjoyed this book. This book tweaked me from the very start. I liked the premise and adored the cover!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  10. Thanks for the review, it sounds like and interesting story and it is nice to have the cat involved.

    Prefectdt

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    1. Thank you Pref :) I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A great and entertaining read.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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    1. You're welcome Clara :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  12. Thanks for the review roz, sounds like a great story too Ana, well done

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    1. You're welcome Kiwi, I really liked this story and enjoyed the humour in it.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  13. I'll have to give this a try thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome Angel :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  14. oo you make this book sound even better, Roz :) but then I have a secret- I have Ana's "Lighting the Way" waiting on my Kindle to read- now that's behind in reading Ana's books

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    1. Thanks Joelle :) I confess ... I too am behind with Lighting the Way and some of Ana's other books. Shh ... don't tell her :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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    2. I think she might just be happy that we plan to read and eventually review :D

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  15. Thanks for sharing Roz, I look forward to reading more of your reviews. (:

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    1. Hi Felicity,

      Welcome! and thank you for reading and for your comment.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  16. What a great review. :) And I love the cat, see him popping up all over blogland all the sudden. :)

    {{{hugs}}} EsMay

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    1. Hi Es May, thank you so much :)

      Yes, Cat is awesome huh? :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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