Blog Tour: Forecast by Elise Stephens

Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Date Published: 7/9/2013

 Calvin isn’t a teenager, not really; instead, he’s spent his life trying to protect his mother and sister from his alcoholic father. Calvin keeps a knife close and sleeps with one eye open, even years after his father has left the family. A summer vacation spent at their late grandfather’s estate promises him and his sister the chance to leave their problems behind.

Instead of blissful freedom, they find the old house harbors secrets at every turn, like a mysterious stone door in the forest with rumored powers to give its entrants the gift of future-seeing. When Calvin faces the return of his seemingly-reformed father, he throws himself through the door to receive the gift of foresight. But the door offers more doubt than certainty, and the future he sees is riddled with disturbing confusion. With a revenge-obsessed lawyer hunting him down and a secret society out to control him, Calvin must figure out how to stop what he’s started before he loses what he holds most dear.

As he battles the legacies of his past and the shadows of his future, Calvin must accept help from unlikely sources, give trust he never thought possible, and learn that the greatest challenges lie not in the things to come, but in the present moment.

My Review:
There were many positives about this novel, but none more than the characters. I think that the characters were so well developed and compelling. I felt so connected to their lives and what was happening, it makes you want to read and read and read and not take a break when you are invested in characters like this. 

The sibling relationship was so well detailed, I really loved reading about them as twins and how the interacted with one another. There was a deep connection there and it showed. 

This really is just a great show of how when plot, characters, and imagination all come together perfectly to make a great story. 


Elise Stephens received the Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction from the University of Washington in 2007. Forecast is her second novel. Her first novel Moonlight and Oranges was a quarter-finalist for the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Her short fiction has appeared in the Unusual Stories anthology, as well as in multiple journals. She lives in Seattle with her husband where they both enjoy swing dancing, eating tiramisu, and taking in local live theater
Twitter:    @elisestephens

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  1. Thank you so much, Bailey! I'm really glad you enjoyed the characters so much! I'm very close with my brother, and I think the book reflects this in particular. :)