Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me Review

Title: Happy Birthday to Me:
Birthday Trilogy #1
Author: Brian Rowe
Number of Pages: 316
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 Publisher: --
Publication Date: May 24, 2011
My Edition: Kindle eBook
Reading Level: Young Adult
Received From: Author
Trilogy's Website:

Summary from Goodreads: 
Seventeen-year-old Cameron Martin has a huge problem: he’s aging a whole year of his life with each passing day!

High school is hard enough; imagine rapidly aging from seventeen to seventy in a matter of weeks, with no logical explanation, and with prom, graduation, and the state championship basketball game all on the horizon. That’s what happens to Cameron, a popular pretty boy who's never had to face a day looking anything but perfect.

All Cameron wants to do is go back to normal, but no one, not even the best doctors, can diagnose his condition. When he finds love with a mysterious young woman, however, he realizes his only hope for survival might be with the one person who started his condition in the first place...

Wow, I truly enjoyed this book! When I first read the summary after the author Brian Rowe emailed me asking to read and review his new book, I was enticed and knew I had to accept his request and start reading it right away. First off, I like the cover a lot and think it is perfect for the story. When I started reading the story, it instantly drew me in, and I read the book quickly in two sittings. The paranormal and romance aspects were combined perfectly and made for an intriguing, thought-provoking novel. On a side note, the author did a very good job of not having grammatical errors like some other self-published books I've read, so I was very happy with that!

I went in expecting to not like the main character Cameron but even from the start, I actually didn't think he was actually that bad of a person. He was stuck up and conceited yes but not as bad as he could have been as the popular, star basketball player. His girlfriend irritated me the most because she was just so dumb and annoying, so I was very happy when Cameron widened his horizon and went for the right girl at the end. The plot reminded me a little of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button but was very different because for Cameron he ages a year of his life with each passing day. I couldn't imagine experiencing what Cameron went through, but for him it was good since the experience changed his life for the better. Throughout the story I experienced a range of emotions from laughing, sad, excited, annoyed, happy, and finally satisfied with the ending!

Overall, Happy Birthday to Me was an eye-opener to how much importance and meaning there is in every passing day and was also a fantastic, fast read. I definitely recommend clicking the link below and buying a copy for your Kindle because you can not beat $0.99 for a great read! I'm really looking forward to reading the next two books in the trilogy hopefully very soon.



  1. OMG, sounds like fun! Really cute cover too. Great review.

  2. This books sounds really interesting. I am definitely gettting this one for my kids and at 99 cents that's not bad at all. Thanks for the review.


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