MINTY by Christina Banach Official Blog Tour


Fourteen-year-old twins Minty and Jess are inseparable. Maybe they bicker now and then, even crave a bit of space once in a while. But they have a connection. Unbreakable. Steadfast. Nothing can tear them apart. Until a family trip to the coast puts their bond in jeopardy. As Minty tries to rescue her dog from drowning she ends up fighting for her life. Will Minty survive? If she doesn’t, how will Jess cope without her? Only the stormy sea has the answer.


Christina Banach is a former head teacher who lives in Scotland, UK, with her husband and their two rescue dogs. She loves walking; delicious food and wine; evenings at the theatre; exploring new places; surfing the Net; listening to music; and anything that makes her laugh. Plus she has a bit of a thing about shoes and handbags. She loves reading, and is especially keen on young adult and children's fiction (all those years buying for school libraries!).

She is currently working on her next novel.

My Review:
When I read the synopsis for Minty I thought the book was about Minty's fight for her life. I was wrong the story is not about Minty's survival, it is about the bond sisters have and how to cope with a tragic loss. If I would have known that I probably would not have read the book because I can not deal with sad stuff in life especially not in the books I read to take a break from life. Lets just say that when I got to the funeral I wanted to put the book down and stop reading it forever. I was upset that the back cover an synopsis would make is seem like this book was filled with action that would lead to Minty's survival.
Well let me just say I am so glad that I did not stop reading this book! The first seven chapters are sad and difficult to get through when you are reading from Minty's perspective and she is watching her family try to cope with and morn her loss, but then you get to chapter eight! In chapter eight Minty meets Jack another spirit still here and the book picks up! I found it much easier to read due to the relationship between Minty and Jack because they brought humor to a story about loss, grief, and moving on. Please keep reading until you get to the end because the ending is truly touching.
I recommend this books to everyone not just young adults, which it seems to be geared toward. Even if you do not like to read sad books please read Minty because I was wrong it is not sad, it is a great book.

My Rating:
I did not give it top rating because the beginning was a little difficult to get through.

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  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review Minty.

  2. Hi Christina Banach, I enjoyed your book and would love to read anything else from you. Thanks for leaving a comment!

  3. Book sounds really interesting, thank you for the review!


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