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Although Suzy is a Yorkshire lass at heart, she left her home town of Rotherham to move to Portugal with her family when she was ten.
The Algarve continues to be her home, which she shares with her husband (and childhood sweetheart!), Michael.
Suzy's career began soon after completing her A levels when she was offered the position of trainee journalist for a local English newspaper. Her love of writing developed and a few years later she moved on to become assistant editor for the region's largest English language publisher. Since then she has also worked as the editor of one of the Algarve's most loved monthly lifestyle magazines. Early in 2010 however, Suzy began working as a freelance writer and author. She has since written six books for Young Adults: Raven, December Moon, The Lost Soul, The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, Daisy Madigan's Paradise (novella) and The Temporal Stone and a seventh chick lit book called Forever Fredless.
on Aug. 29, 2013 :
*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Daisy's world collapses when her beloved mother dies and her distraught father falls into alcoholism and vanishes. Forced to live in the nearby cemetery, Daisy communicates with the ghosts that reside there. But there is something evil there, hunting and damaging ghosts and looking for human prey like her-the Skulls. Her new found superpowers may be all that keeps her alive.
This was a very sad and touching story which I got quite emotional about when I was reading it. Poor Daisy is only 15 when her life as she knows it ends. First the bullying at school, then the loss of her parents. You can't help but feel for her as she struggles to survive with only her friend Jack and the lovely shop owners who take pity on her. It is great to get the back story on the character that we first meet briefly in The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw. You start to recognise events as the story starts to join Lana and Emma's quest to help Joe, which was nicely written.
Daisy's character is beautifully written and really does tug at the heartstrings, especially with the events surrounding Jack. The poor girl has so much to deal with in a short period of time-and I wanted to jump into the book and tell her that things will get better for her! I liked seeing the ghosts again, and Daisy's mission to help them cross over was a nice touch as you wait for her to discover her destiny.
This was a really good novella which adds a bit of depth to the world that we are introduced to in the first book and I certainly want to see what happens in book two!
(review of free book)
on Dec. 20, 2012 :
I was given the free ARC in return for an honest review. This story follows 15 year old Daisy Madigan till the point in which we meet her in 'the ghost of Josiah Grimshaw' which i would also recommend.
No matter what hardship that is thrown Daisy's' way, she always finds a way to cope and when she meets dear Jack, she has someone to help her cope but how long can that friendship last with all the things that are happening to Daisy. It all starts with her tattoo!!
Suzy's writing is so beautiful that i could always relate to Daisy and carry a vivid picture of what is happening to her. Loads more interesting characters are introduced and we get to know more about DFaisy's drunk dad. the incredibly creative powers and unique names carry on in this book.
The story is full of all the aspects that make a good book; Love, regred, loss and a heart-warming plot. It is a must-read!!! Suzy, You better hurry up because I don't think any of us can wait much longer.
Happy Reading Everyone!!!!!!!! :) x
(review of free book)