Tracy Banghart

Tracy Banghart's books on Goodreads

Rebel Wing Rebel Wing (Rebel Wing #1)
reviews: 118
ratings: 199 (avg rating 4.18)

By Blood By Blood (By Blood, #1)
reviews: 50
ratings: 88 (avg rating 3.97)

Moon Child Moon Child (Prequel to By Blood)
reviews: 27
ratings: 49 (avg rating 3.86)

Storm Fall Storm Fall (Rebel Wing, #2)
reviews: 27
ratings: 41 (avg rating 4.22)

What the Sea Wants What the Sea Wants
reviews: 5
ratings: 20 (avg rating 3.10)

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    Entries in Susanne Winnacker (5)

    Tuesday
    May062014

    Exploring New Worlds: Science Fiction in the Indie World

    Hey guys! I'm guest posting today over on the League of Extraordinary Writers blog! Thanks so much to Susanne Winnacker for inviting me! 

    Go on over and check it out! :-)

     

    Tuesday
    Oct012013

    Cover & Title Reveal!!

    So, a while back I gushed to y'all about Susanne Winnacker's intense IMPOSTOR. Don't remember? Check out my review here.

    Good news...IMPOSTOR has a sequel, coming June 2014 from Razorbill!

    Even better? I've got the title AND gorgeous cover to share!

    First, here's a little info about Variants #1: IMPOSTOR

    Can Tessa pose as Madison . . . and stop a killer before it’s too late? 

    Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.

    Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.

    And IMPOSTOR's beeoootiful cover:

    And now....the title of Variants #2.......

    DEFECTOR by Susanne Winnacker 

    (Variants #2) 

    Published by: Razorbill

    Publication date: June 26, 2014

    Genres: Thriller, Young Adult

    Ooooohhhh....so, we don't have a synopsis of book 2 yet, but that title - and what happens at the end of IMPOSTOR - I've got chills! Who is the "defector"? Tessa? Or someone else at the FEA? Or maybe it's a totally new character! I can't WAIT to read DEFECTOR and find out!

    Without further ado, here is the equally fabulous cover!

     

    Add it on Goodreads! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18045583-untitled?ac=1

    More about the awesome Susanne Winnacker:

    Susanne Winnacker studied law before she became a full-time writer. She lives with her husband, a dog and three bunnies in Germany. She loves coffee (in every shape and form), traveling and animals. 
    When she isn't writing, you can usually find her in the kitchen, experimenting with new vegan dishes. 
    Her YA thriller IMPOSTOR will be published on May 28, 2013. It has been optioned for TV by Warner Brothers!

    Website: http://www.susannewinnacker.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SusanneWinnackerAuthor

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SusanneWrites

    Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/91168.Susanne_Winnacker

    Thursday
    Jun132013

    Bookanista Review: Impostor

    Happy Thursday y'all! I hope it's been a good week for everybody. It's been a little busy here, gearing up for By Blood's big cover reveal and paperback release next week! But not so busy that I didn't have time to read!

    This week I read IMPOSTOR by Susanne Winnacker. And let me just say...holy cow! IMPOSTOR is a serious thrill ride! Before I get to my review, here's a little more info:

    From Goodreads:

    Can Tessa pose as Madison . . . and stop a killer before it’s too late? 

    Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again. 

    Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.

    My Take

    First of all, I LOVE the concept of this book. How ridiculous would it be to pose as someone who is already dead? The implications of that...lying to the person's family, pretending to be friends with her friends....honestly it's an incredibly heart-wrenching situation to imagine. And Susanne doesn't flinch away from the complications and consequences of her main character's mission. IMPOSTOR is a murder mystery and a "superhero" book, but it also has a dark, emotional heart to it that's incredibly compelling.

    Tessa is a great character: vulnerable and wounded, but also capable of this extraordinary power. Like most superheroes her unique skills come with a price. I was rooting for her from the first page, and am already looking forward to watching how she continues to grow in book 2.

    That's another thing I loved about this book. It's got a great climax, a great ending. There are some tantalizing questions left unanswered, setting up a sequel, but in a way that's fully satisfying. No cliffhangers here! Just the desire to keep reading about Tessa and spending time in her world.

    Unique Love Triangle

    Yes, there's a love triangle, but interestingly Tessa is NOT at the center of it! Rather, she's got her eye on Alec, a fellow Variant...who already has a girlfriend. This twist on the triangle is really interesting and, frankly, very realistic. How many of us can relate to having a crush on someone who's already taken? Watching Tessa muddle through that situation - sometimes doing the right thing, sometimes not - felt really authentic to me. I appreciated how Susanne set up some really interesting, non-typical relationships in this book. It kept me guessing, waiting to see how everything would play out.

    Overall, IMPOSTOR is a fast, intense read that will keep you guessing up until the very end. If you enjoy your murder mysteries paired with some fun scifi....or like your romances angsty and complicated...this is definitely the book for you! I really enjoyed it, and hope you will too!

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    See what the other Bookanistas are raving about this week!

    Lenore Appelhans  wonders at ALL YOU NEVER WANTED by Adele Griffin


    Shari Arnold loves SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL by Trish Doller


    Tracy Banghart embraces IMPOSTOR by Susanne Winnacker


    Shelli Johannes-Wells  delights in Cory Doctorow’s LITTLE BROTHER and HOMELAND


    Nikki Katz gets the shivers for 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil


    Stasia Ward Kehoe, Carolina Valdez Miller & Debra Driza  sing out for the cover of THE SOUND OF LETTING GO


    Jessica Love raves about ROAD TO TATER HILL by Edith M. Hemingway


    Katy Upperman celebrates THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay – with giveaway!

    Tuesday
    May282013

    Coming August 16th!

    Well, it's official! Moon Child, the companion novel to By Blood, will be available on August 16th in both paperback and Kindle versions! I'm so excited to share this book with you - not only does it have more Emma at her fashionista best, but it's got a great romance too (no love triangle here!).

    Here's the official description:

    Before Emma's adventures in Oxford, her best friend Diana came face-to-face with a killer...

    Diana Calvert is so over high school. Who cares if Olivia hates her? And David needs to forget about having a crush on her STAT. Even Emma’s crazy fashion choices can’t keep Diana entertained. All she can hope for is a dance scholarship to a college as far away as possible from too-small, too-boring, too-nothing-ever-happens New Freedom, PA.

    And then, of course, something does happen. Diana meets Nicholas Woodhaven. He’s pale, angry…yet weirdly charming. And she can’t stop thinking about him. The more time they spend together, the more she wonders who – or what – he really is. Because he isn’t anything like the other guys she knows. Not with the whole only-going-out-at-night thing. And living with his creepy aunt instead of his parents. Not to mention, he doesn't even go to school!

    Just when Diana thinks she’s got Nicholas all figured out, people in her small, nothing-ever-happens town start dying. She has to wonder – can she trust him? And even more alarming – could she be next?

    A murder mystery with a paranormal twist, Moon Child is best read under the covers with a flashlight...if you dare!

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    What do you think? Sound intriguing? :-) (If you'd like to add it to your Goodreads shelf, click here!)

    Next Tuesday, I'll be posting the first Moon Child teaser, so keep an eye out for that. In other news, I'm getting SO excited and impatient to share with you the new and improved By Blood cover...seriously, it's so pretty I can't stop staring at it! Only a few more weeks before the big reveal! ~~ And a big-time giveaway with lots of cool prizes, including a signed paperback copy of By Blood

    Finally, did you know today is the book birthday of IMPOSTOR by Susanne Winnacker?? So exciting!! You can pick up your copy here! And keep an eye out for my Bookanista review of Impostor, coming to you July 4! :-)

     

    Saturday
    May182013

    Exciting News!

    So, as I've mentioned in the past, BY BLOOD is going to be getting a perty new cover for its paperback release this summer. I am SOOOO excited about that (and can't wait to share it with you!). Well, along with that, I have something really, really awesome to share. That new cover is going to feature my very first author endorsement!

    Susanne Winnacker, author of THE OTHER LIFE and the forthcoming IMPOSTOR (more about that in a minute) had this to say about BY BLOOD:

    "By Blood effortlessly transports you to the cobblestone streets and small pubs of Oxford, and Emma’s sassy voice pulls you right into the story with its hot British boys and touch of magic. A must read!” 

    AHHHHHH!!!! Isn't that amazing? The warm and fuzzies, they will not stop!! :-DDD

    I can't wait to share the new cover with you (keep an eye out next month!) but in the meantime, I highly recommend that you take a gander at IMPOSTOR, which comes out in TEN DAYS!! Here are some deets:

    From Goodreads:

    Can Tessa pose as Madison . . . and stop a killer before it’s too late? 

    Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again. 

    Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.

    ~~

    Sounds amazing, right? It is! I had the opportunity to read an early version of this and it had me on the edge of my seat. I can't wait to pick up my "official" copy and read it again!

    You can preorder your copy now here! :-) And add it to your Goodreads shelf here!

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

    Oh, and if you haven't already, check out the giveaway that's still going on on Blkosiner's Book Blog...You could win a $10 Amazon gift card and copy of By Blood!