Monday, October 27, 2014

Review and Giveaway ~ Tracy Tam: Santa Command by Krystalyn Drown


ARC REVIEW

Title: Tracy Tam: Santa Command
Author: Krystalyn Drown
Copyright: 10/22/2014
Type: children/young adult

Reason for Read:
It sounded and looked absolutely adorable plus come on I wanna know what happens at Santa Command?!

Summary on Goodreads: 
Tracy doesn't believe that Santa can deliver all of those presents in one night with out a little help from science. A flying sleigh can only be powered by jet engines, and Santa’s magical abilities can only be the result of altered DNA. In order to test her theories, she sneaks onto Santa’s sleigh and ends up at Santa Command, the place where a team of humans monitors Santa’s big night. When Tracy attempts to hack into their computers, she accidentally introduces a virus to their system. As a result, three states get knocked out of sync with the rest of the world. Before the night is over, Tracy has to fix time and help Santa finish his deliveries. And she has to do it all with Santa’s magic, which she doesn't believe exists.

Thoughts/Opinion:
This was a very cute short read. It was light and fluffy and yet somehow still connects to older readers. I enjoyed reading about Tracy's adventures especially how she ended up in Santa Command. There were lots of little enjoyable parts. Tracy is a scientist at heart and allows that to overrule her fear of things especially when they start getting out of control. There were actual moments of tension and I have to admit a few moments that I couldn't believe the writer actually thought of. And trust when I say Ms. Drown thought of a lot of things that under any other circumstances would be creepy. Can you say video cameras, surveillance, and other stalk like tendencies but hey it's all in good fun plus without it Santa would have a harder time.

The modern twist on the story is nice with computers and pagers, phones, DNA etc. I have to say that was new and I enjoyed watching this little girl dust for prints with cocoa powder in hopes of getting a good finger print. The virus and the jeopardy of what will or would happen if Tracy doesn't fix what she messed up was very enjoyable and I had to catch myself a few times from laughing out loud or gasping in amusement.

Very enjoyable read and one I can totally get behind and suggest to others. It's a fluffy Christmas read that still has real depth and emotions. Something a lot of books for this age group are missing. Very amusing and still at the same time a book to say hey, you like Christmas? Well give this a try for a nice read.

Favorite part:
I am going to admit that I enjoyed the beginning and being introduced to Tracy learning why she is doing what she is doing was refreshing.

Final Grade: 4 out of 5 stars

Would you recommend this story? Yes

And you can purchase this lovely book at the following sites:

ABOUT TRACY TAM: SANTA COMMAND:

Title: TRACY TAM: SANTA COMMAND
Publication date: October 22, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Krystalyn Drown

Tracy doesn’t believe that Santa can deliver all of those presents in one night with out a little help from science. A flying sleigh can only be powered by jet engines, and Santa’s magical abilities can only be the result of altered DNA. In order to test her theories, she sneaks onto Santa’s sleigh and ends up at Santa Command, the place where a team of humans monitors Santa’s big night. When Tracy attempts to hack into their computers, she accidentally introduces a virus to their system. As a result, three states get knocked out of sync with the rest of the world. Before the night is over, Tracy has to fix time and help Santa finish his deliveries. And she has to do it all with Santa’s magic, which she doesn’t believe exists.


ABOUT KRYSTALYN DROWN:


Krystalyn spent thirteen years working at Walt Disney World in a variety of roles: entertainer, talent coordinator, and character captain. Her degree in theatre as well as many, many hours spent in a dance studio, helped with her job there. Her various other day jobs have included working in zoology at Sea World, as an elementary teacher, and currently as a support technician for a website. In the evenings, she does mad writing challenges with her sister, who is also an author. Krystalyn lives near Orlando, Florida with her husband, son, a were cat, and a Yorkie with a Napoleon complex.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter Facebook | Goodreads


Giveaway Information:  Winner will be drawn 
November 21, 2014  

·        Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Tracy Tam: Santa Command by Krystalyn Drown (INT)  

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