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CULTURE SHOCK is a witty tale of mystery and romance with a large helping of southern hospitality.

Macy Holmes is a seventeen-year-old socially-isolated introvert since her best friend's death a year ago. When her family decides to move from Manhattan to the quaint country town of Bougainvillea, Florida, Macy finds she's in a completely different world. Macy is no longer th
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Paperback, First Edition, 331 pages
Published March 26th 2013 by TNT Publishing (first published March 11th 2013)
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Larissa Hinton
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
To read the full review, visit my blog here: http://teacherwritebookaholicohmy.blo...

I received this book for free in exchange for a review.

Well, this is without a doubt an interesting book. It has a very lovable main character (Macy), an incredible setting, and the southern drawl has me feeling like I'm home.

However, there are quite a few problems for this southern paranormal romance book.

For one, the book was far too long. 676 pages for any book other than a textbook is just too long for my ta
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Kim
Jan 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: has-read, first-reads
First I'd like to start off by saying I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway.

I ended up reading this 676 page book all in one sitting. I'm a very fast reader and didn't have a whole lot going on today. ;)

I agree with what a lot of other reviewers have said, this book could have been cut down by about a 150 pages and it would have had the same impact at 676. There was a lot of fluff that didn't really add anything to the book. Had the fluff expanded on the characters a bit more, then i
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Bonnie Alford
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Twists and turns, fangs, claws, and other supernatural goodies.

I had the pleasure of reading this book and was finished with it in no time at all. Characters that are relatable, plots that draw you in, and a little bit of the humor and gore all fans of this genre will love. Culture Shock is a book written by a first time author, but you'd never know it. Jeanette Pekala's ability to draw you in, hook you and get you rooting for the unconventional albeit proverbial good side will have you wonderin
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Tara Allman
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Culture Shock by Janette Pekala
This book was really a good read. It left enough questions to keep you turning the pages for more answers. There are twists and turns and surprises along the way.
Macy is from New York and used to being able to blend into the back ground. Her dad gets a promotion and the family moves to Florida where her mother has always wanted to live. Macy’s life goes from boring to full of excitement. She has caught the eye of three admirers and finds herself living in a world
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Barbara Ann
Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, young-adult
Review to Come
Darian Carter-Pace
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This review and more at my blog, Into the Worm's Hole
Rating: 3.75 of 5 stars
Series book: Yes
Will I read the Next: Yes
Well then. Never in all my history of reading has that ending happened. Like ever. Culture Shock was, for the most part, a pretty good book. There were a few things that annoyed me quite a bit, but also a few redeeming qualities that kept me reading.

The writing style was my biggest problem with this book. Yes, I know. The writing is the whole book. But I feel like if there wer
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Majanka
Originally published here: http://www.iheartreading.net/reviews/...

I didn’t know what to expect when I began reading Culture Shock. It’s a fairly large book – it was 676 pages in my reader – especially considering it’s target audience. The word count could’ve been cut down, and the book would be just as strong, if not stronger, with about 100 pages less text. There were some grammar and other errors scattered throughout the text, but they didn’t annoy me too much. They did stop my reading flow e
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Stephanie
Jun 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
First, let me start off by saying this was a GoodReads Giveaway.

Well, what can I say, it's another human-girl-discovers-the-supernatural-and-falls-in-love-with-a-vampire novel. Even though I still root for the werewolf team, at least Chad...okay he was a bit of a imitation with the mysterious and brooding during the daylight routine, but he wasn't creepy/stalker-type and he didn't sparkle so that was nice.
Welcome to the Podunk special of supernatural teen romance (think of a certain "best-seller
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Sarah
Apr 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book free as a Goodreads First Read. I entered this contest knowing that this was not a genre I normally would read. However, I was looking for a new book and wanted to discover something new.

Over all, I enjoyed the story created by Jeanette Pekala. It was, at times, slightly predictable but in the end she did surprise me with a twist. The characters that she created were as believable as supernatural characters can be. My only real issue with the book was not it's story or char
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Sharon
Nov 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Culture Shock is about a 17 year old girl, Macy and her family moving from NY to Florida. The move in itself is enough of a culture shock, but the move is the least of Macy's concerns. Macy becomes friends with people who have secrets of their own... they are supes. Macy comes from a well to do family, but she has numerous insecurities. The characters have tons of sass and attitude which I totally love. Macy has her own story to tell, however several times I felt like I was reading Twilight or T ...more
Dolly
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I won this book on good reads.

I loved it and would have read it straight through if I didn't have to go to work. It's a light, fun read. Shy Macy Holmes moves with her family from NYC to small town Florida where she discovers supernatural creatures really do exist. She not only has her first boyfriend, but had three boys vying for her, and someone/something is out to get her and her family. Lot's of plot twists.
Kera Price
well you can tell its a rainy day in the UK because Ive just done reading a big book lol. hmmm well when i was reading i was praying it won't have vampires in it and yes it does (twilight poop). also near the end you kind of new what was going to happen. 4 stars but don't think i will want to read the second one.
Svea
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
This book was packed full of everything I love. Supernaturals and not only one romance story but three with, I just about fell in love! I absolutely loved this book and recommend it to each and every one of you because it is truly amazing. Well written, it keeps you waiting to see what will happen next. A definite must read!
Jessica
Better than I thought

This was a cute story. The plot twist weren't shocking, you could see a mile away. It was a little to long and at times seamed to drag. But all in all a cute quirky book.
Kyra Dunst
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a cute story. The characters are sweet and the story had a lot of interesting twists and turns.
Jeanette
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
It's a really fun novel. There's mystery, laughs, romance all wrapped up into one supernatural-packed bundle.
Laura Pilcher
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book as part of goodreads first reads giveaways. Full review to follow!
Kelly
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
*I won Culture Shock in a GR giveaway

This was a strong, suspenseful novel that kept me at the edge of my seat! I was very surprised at the twists; it was well written.

5/5 stars!
Danielle
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So blessed to actually know this author and absolutely amazed at the awesome story she wrote. So excited to read the next one. Great Read!!!
Jeanette
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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