Friday, December 7, 2012

Review of Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four By Nya Jade

~About the Book~
Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Pope has enrolled at the Campus Below: a spy academy for shape-shifters hidden deep beneath the grounds of a boarding school whose humans unknowingly protect it. There, thanks to a carefully planned schedule, she leads a double life: spy trainee Below and normal teenager Above.
As if two course loads, concealing a secret power she alone wields, and coping with her father’s recent death weren’t enough, Phoebe finds herself developing major feelings for actor and teen heartthrob Colten Chase, who attends the Campus Above and appears to be majoring in winning Phoebe’s heart. But when officials learn that Phoebe may be at the center of a startling prophecy, she becomes the target of shape-shifting assassins who will stop at nothing to suppress the truth.
Now Phoebe’s lessons about Shaper’s enemies and spycraft take on great importance as a menace stalks the campus, with Phoebe as its target. Meanwhile, what began as an unlikely relationship with Colten, quickly morphs into heartache when she suspects that something sinister lurks beneath this movie star’s glitter and fame. Suddenly, Phoebe’s caught in a mesh of lies, betrayals, and danger where she doesn’t know who to trust, and needs to rely on herself—and her secret power—to get to the truth and to stay alive.

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~My Thoughts~
One of the BEST YA books I have read this year!!!
So well written and enjoyable ...Awesome job.

I swear I enjoyed every character...Phoebe was awesome!!! I could not handle  a special power of knowing everyone's feelings, however pushing feelings on to other people didn't seem to bad. 

Colten...Oh Colten....Such a Hottie!!! I swear you start to think something is up with him towards the middle of the book, but is it really what you think???

I'll admit I liked Scott in the beginning....kinda sweet, but looks are deceiving!

From the first attack to the four starting training to the first kidnapping...even to the red can't put down the book, you have to know what's next! 
Right down to the final wind blowing of the blackcoats...the end is truly a surprise.

I hope there will be a book 2!

~About the Author~
Nya Jade is a singer-songwriter and author based in San Francisco. Her music videos have aired on the VH1, BET, and MTV networks. USA Today hailed Nya as a “young female troubadour worth keeping your eyes and ears on,” in an entertainment feature on up-and-coming singer-songwriters. “Her cool singing voice recalls Sade,” said the LA Times.
Between writing and performing new music, Nya took a musical sabbatical to focus on writing a novel—an endeavor she found quite daunting, until she began looking at each chapter as a verse in a very long song. Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four is her first novel.
In her free time, Nya enjoys hanging out with family and friends, searching for amazing gluten-free desserts, and bargain hunting for her next pair of funky shoes.
Nya holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Sociology, both from Stanford University.

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*Disclosure of Material Connection: no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising*


  1. I just heard about this book and I can't wait to read it! It sounds Awesome! And that cover! Thanks for the review, makes me want to read it even more! It sounds like a book I would really like so it's definitely going on my wishlist!

  2. I heard about this book recently from a friend. Glad you reviewed it! Really glad you also liked it. I like the idea and your love for the characters makes me eager to read it!

  3. I'm wanting to read this book based on your review. :)

    Is this something a pre-teen boy will like or does this book lean more towards females. I'd like to push my boy to start reading (he is always on the computer!!!) and I'm starting my list on books to buy. He's 12 by the way.

    1. Actually I think he would enjoy it.... This author does a really great job at balancing the girl/boy so both will like it. Grant you there is if I remember right like three kissing scenes, but they go by really fast right in to action scenes. One of my favorite scenes is while they are on the field playing soccer (or their idea of was AWESOME!!!

  4. I think I'm going to put this book on my wishlist. Thanks for the review!

  5. Now how did I miss a books about shape-shifters? Love it! Adding it to my mile long TBR.

  6. The story sounds really great. I have to put this book on my TBR list for sure. I'm not a fan of the cover of this book (I'm a cover lover *grinning*), but because the awesome story, I can't wait to read the book.
    Great review :)

  7. First I have heard of this book sounds pretty exciting.