Red Summer by Antoinette Houston


Red Summer

Red Summer

Red Summer by Antoinette Houston

A group of friends discover that they have been reliving their high school lives over and over for the past eighteen years. Now something has interrupted the cycle; bringing with it long forgotten memories, and strange abilities beyond their belief – or control. 
As they try to make sense of what’s happening to them the ominous source of their shattered past closes in to destroy them.

About the Author

Antoinette J. Houston was born Antoinette J. Stewart in El Paso, Texas but raised in Union City, Georgia. She now lives in Hampton, Georgia with her husband and rambunctious four year old son with whom she particularly enjoys not acting her age. Her hobbies include creative cooking, drawing, playing video games and a budding interest in quilting. She enjoys watching anime and reading mangas and loves an eclectic array of music ranging from metal to classic r&b.
Antoinette  is a burgeoning writer with hopes of sharing her fantasies. Having always loved the world of science fiction and fantasy; Antoinette has written and re-written many of her own stories. Now reaching almost forty she has the desire to see if the stories she’s amused herself with will be enjoyed by others as well. Red Summer is the first story that began the love of writing. click HERE to Amazon
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4.0 out of 5 stars Red Summer Really Is All That And A Bag of Chips : ) March 29, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Antoinette Houston, author of Red Summer has really worked hard to bring this story to life giving it the creativity and flare that is needed to really get the book off the ground. The story which follows four high school students as they live out their daily lives varies from other books because these students have no end because their life is currently on repeat meaning they live out their high school years over and over until something disturbs the pattern that has been set forth before them and will change things forever. The paranormal oddity that is added to the story really enlightens why things are the way they are and how it will change things for good. The main character Rita is well put together and you will soon learn of her ability and how other characters Nikki, Ingrid and Wil play their part as well. I really enjoyed reading the book and can see great things from this amazing writer. I think any readers that enjoy suspense and twists will love Red Summer.
4.0 out of 5 stars Honest review given March 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition

4 Stars

This is not my typical type of book, and I had a very hard time reading it, to say the least. It took me much longer than normal to get through it. That being said, I can honestly say the Author created very strong characters that a reader could definitely love and hate all at the same time. Rita, The main character has “special abilities” and eventually it is discovered that all the characters have some abilities of their own. The characters become drawn to each other quite nicely and you get a bit of everything, from fear and not knowing who to trust, to cheering them on and wanting them to work out their lives. The constant loop of always being just out of high school isn’t something that held my interest, however it was very well written and I give kudos to the author. The grammar was impeccable and the spelling was spot on. Antoinette Houston did a wonderful job with this book. I think she I sa wonderful Author and if she were to write something more in my line of genre, I would absolutely read it in a heartbeat.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read March 23, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition


What an excellent book this is. This is not my normal favoured genre but I had a change of heart when reading this! The characters created by the author are different but have a very strong connection that isn’t immediately obvious.

We have Rita, the central character who we discover has a special ‘ability‘. Then there is Wil, Ingrid and Nikki. As the story progresses it seems that this group never grow older than high school, just keep repeating their lives.

Gradually they are drawn more and more together, learning about each other, discovering how they all have ‘abilities’. When something causes a disruption to their lives, things begin to get scary! – Well a bit more than previously!

I found I had conflicting opinions of the characters, first I was fearful of one, then another. Who could be trusted?

I was drawn in to this book and wanted to keep turning the pages. How would it all end? Would they destroy each other? I wanted a happy ending but wasn’t sure if that was possible.

This is a really good book with a mixture of love, anger, plenty of action and paranoral ‘abilities’. Very well written. I enjoyed it and thoroughly recommend it.

5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Premise March 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition

This book reminded me of the movie “Repeaters”, in that it involves a group of youngsters repeating their lives in a loop, until something goes wrong. What makes this a little different from that film, however, is that there is a bit of a paranormal twist.

Overall this was well written, and it is obvious the author took time to review and edit the writing. The story flowed nicely, was full of action, with surprises and twists, and the characters were very well fleshed out. I can’t get too detailed without giving too much away, but I HIGHLY recommend it.



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