Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Blog Tour: Lemons by Melissa Savage
When I first started reading Lemons it was easy to quickly form a bond with Lemonade. She had lost her Mother, and has been uprooted from her life in San Francisco to be moved to Willow Creek to live with her Grandfather Charlie. Lemonade is a stranger in this new town, but she quickly finds some comfort in a form of Tobin. Together this duo run Bigfoot Detectives Inc. and are called out to investigate all Bigfoot sightings in thier area. Lemonade isn't initially impressed with it all until she finds her first clue,
Lemons was a book that hooked me in fast, and I only put this one down for a much needed sleep. I liked seeing the journey that Lemonade takes throughout the pages, both in her own personal growth, as well as her friendship with Tobin. I loved getting to see these two interact, especially as Lemonade can never accept the first answer, or request, and she has to question anything and everything, which does annoy Tobin.
The progression of the story itself was paced really well, and I liked how the book had a mysterious creature as its base, even down to the shop charlie runs, and the obsession some of the town people have of Bigfoot. I liked getting to see the other characters during the Bigfoot call outs, and seeing how clues are searched for and the process to collect them all. Although the town of Willow Creek sounds small, the book expands it to the limits, making it feel bigger than it is.
Lemonade was a character who I liked instantly. All her pain and sorrow were easily portrayed across the pages, her feelings of loss, sadness, and generally being alone. Seeing how she overcomes her insecurity and her doubts was inspiring to read. Tobin and Charlie are not without thier own sorrow and pain, and Lemonade seems to be the plaster/band-aid that somehow fixes things and makes things better for all.
I really enjoyed reading Lemons, and I can't wait to pick up a copy to add to my Nieces ever growing TBR pile, As a debut author, Melissa Savage has done a great job of keeping you focused on the book and wanting to know more. I would not hesitate to read more of her work.