Blog Tour: The Accidental Bad Girl

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Title: The Accidental Bad Girl

Author: Maxine Kaplan

Publisher: Abrams

Edition: Hardcover

Book Links: Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository / Kobo / IndieBound / iBooks

 

 

synopsis

After getting caught hooking up with her best friend’s ex on the last day of junior year, Kendall starts senior year friendless and ostracized. She plans to keep her head down until she graduates. But after discovering her online identity has been hacked and she’s being framed for stealing from a dealer, Kendall is drawn into a tenuous partnership with the mastermind of a drug ring lurking in the shadows of her Brooklyn private school. If she wants to repair her tattered reputation and save her neck, she’ll have to decide who she really is—and own it. The longer she plays the role of “bad girl,” the more she becomes her new reputation. Friends and enemies, detectives and drug dealers—no one is who they appear to be. Least of all Kendall.

review

Tight gripping mystery novel and a bit of twisty plot and characters is what the book is.

The moment I read the synopsis for this book, I was already hook and I wanna read it immediately. That’s why, when it is up for a blog tour I sign the form right away.

Just like the first time that I knew about the book. I was hooked already reading the first three chapters. It is the kind of book where you wanna read more to find out what will happen next.

I love how twisty the plot is. And how the author wrote it in a way that readers will surely remember it to be a good mystery book.

With regards of the characters. I love how the characteristics of each character is being developed throughout the story. I like how they are the characters that you will love. They also are the ones who are not irritating. And that’s one aspect to live about the book aside from the plot and how it is written.

I highly recommend the book to everyone. As a reader who enjoyed this and hooked with the writing. I was kinda sad that has low ratings in goodreads.

I love the whole aspect of the book and will recommend it more to others. So that others can know how good the book is.

My Rating:

5 stars

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Maxine Kaplan was born in Washington, DC. She and her twin sister spent their early child-hoods trotting behind their journalist parents as they traveled around the world, eventually set-tling in Brooklyn, NY. Maxine graduated from Oberlin College in 2007. Following a long stint in the world of publishing, she has worked as a private investigator since 2009. She lives in her adopted hometown of Brooklyn, NY, with her lovely husband and complex cat. THE ACCIDENTAL BAD GIRL is her debut novel. Follow Maxine on Twitter @MaxineGKaplan

 

GIVEAWAY

  • Prize: 1 copy of THE ACCIDENTAL BAD GIRL by Maxine Kaplan
  • Starts:6/26
  • Ends: 7/10

Click here to be entered

 

Tour Schedule

http://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2018/06/tour-schedule-accidental-bad-girl-by.html

 

 

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Ph Blog Tour: Lifel1k3 (Review)

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Title: Lifel1k3

Author: Jay Kristoff

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Edition: Paperback

Buy Links: Amazon / Book Depository / Barnes & Noble

 

 

Hello and welcome to the third day of the Ph blog tour of Lifel1k3. Before anything else, I would like to say thank you to Penguin Random House and Raf of TheRoyalPolarBear for this wonderful opportunity.

 

synopsis

From the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Illuminae Files comes the first book in a new series that’s part Romeo and Juliet, part Terminator, and all adrenaline.

On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn’t looking for trouble–she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she’s on the local gangster’s wanted list, and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive is the money she just lost to the bookies. Worst of all, she’s discovered she can somehow destroy machines with the power of her mind, and a bunch of puritanical fanatics are building a coffin her size because of it. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it. The problem is, Eve has had a worse day–one that lingers in her nightmares and the cybernetic implant where her memories used to be. Her discovery of a handsome android named Ezekiel–called a “Lifelike” because they resemble humans–will bring her world crashing down and make her question whether her entire life is a lie. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic sidekick Cricket in tow, Eve will trek across deserts of glass, battle unkillable bots, and infiltrate towering megacities to save the ones she loves…and learn the truth about the bloody secrets of her past.

 

review

With the technologies that we have nowadays, it’s not that undeniable that with the scientist and mechanics miraculous hands that they can build and create robots or lifelike as we call in Jay Kristoff’s new novel. We couldn’t even know if the people that surrounds us are actually people or they could be even ………….. ROBOTS. Terrifying as it seems but it’s not that bad to be surrounded by robots. Especially how the author, Jay Kristoff, wrote the novel Lifelike. With his impeccable writing and narration, it welcome us to be open-minded and welcoming robots in our environment is not actually a bad idea.

To be honest, I’m terrified at first to read the novel and ask myself “would I will enjoy this novel of his?” as I did DNF his another novel that is titled “Illuminae” which he co-wrote with Amie Kauffman. When I reach the first three chapters, I know that DNFing this novel will not happen.

The book is written with flashbacks. It tells and show us what’s the life of Eve before she was fostered with her grandfather, Silas. With this type of narration. It helps us see what the book is all about. It let us imagine and answer the questions that we have in mind about the plot.

Aside from having lots of action, having Lemon Fresh and Cricket in the story gives us nonstop laughter with their humorous and out of this world lines. Just by hearing the name of Lemon Fresh already gave us a smile.

All throughout reading the book, I was wondering and puzzled why the title is formatted in a unique way. When I reached the end of the book, I’m not just been bombarded with the plot twist of the book. But was amazed why the letter “I” and “E” in Lifel1k3 is spelled with the number “1” and “3”.

If you as well is wondering with the title, I challenged you to read and finish the book and be  amazed and shock with Jay Kristoff’s way of writing a book.

Lastly, with Lifel11k3, now I know why lots of the book community is going gaga with all of Kristoff’s work.

 

RATING:

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                                   ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Jay Kristoff is the #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE LOTUS WAR. He is the winner of five Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print and is published in over thirty-five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 12,000 days to live.

He does not believe in happy endings.

 

Ph Blog Tour: Tell Me No Lies (Review + Giveaway)

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Title: Tell Me No Lies

Author: A.V. Geiger

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Buy Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository / Indigo / IndieBound

Hello and welcome to my stop for the Ph blog tour of Tell Me No Lies. Before anything else I would like to thank Shaine of Wanderer in Neverland for allowing me to be part of this tour. Also, to Sourcebooks Fire and Netgalley for providing the copy of the book for the tour. 

synopsis

Love. Obsession. Jealousy. Murder. Find this and more in the pulse-pounding sequel to FOLLOW ME BACK, the thriller for the online generation that New York Times best-selling author Anna Todd called “an enthralling page turner from beginning to end.”

No one knows what happened to pop icon Eric Thorn. His Twitter account? Frozen. His cell phone? Cracked and bloody, buried in the snow.

Agoraphobic fangirl Tessa Hart knows the truth, but she’s finally left her #EricThornObsessed days behind. She has no intention of ever touching her Twitter app again. But Snapchat… That’s safer, right?

After months of living under the radar, Tessa emerges from hiding, forced to face the deadly consequences of her past. But in the interrogation room, answers only lead to more questions in the jaw-dropping conclusion to the Follow Me Back duology.

review

The number of people who used social media everyday is rapidly increasing. That even kids at the age of five already knows how to use phones, an iPad and computer. Let’s be honest,  using the internet and social media like facebook, instagram, twitter and snapchat is really a big help for us especially in communicating. But do we really know the consequences that we have to endure by using it in a wrong way? If no, then, let’s find out what are the scary things that could happen to us by using different social media platform in a wrong way.

Tell Me No Lies is the second book continuing what left us hanging from Tessa and Eric story in Follow Me Back. Just like the first book, Tell Me No Lies is written with police interview transcript, twitter conversation, direct messages or DMs and lastly, Snapchat chat conversations which you cannot find in the first book. Just like what I said earlier, reading the book is where we can learn that using social media platform is not a safe place to tell our whereabouts and private things.

The characters are lovely. They are the characters that depict how a character should act in a story. It is where a character should compliment the other characters. They are the one who doesn’t uprise the other character just to have an exposure. The love story is also good. I love that even Tessa and Eric show minimalist efforts, they still let me feel the love they have for each other.

With regards with the story, I like how it is told in way that let us readers to think and imagine what would happen next. It also pushed us to act, think like a police to solve who the suspect is.

To tell you frankly, I’m already half way reading and enjoying Tell Me No Lies that I’ve come to realized that it is actually the second book. With what happen to me, I should feel that the story is confusing but no. What I actually feel is good. Good in a way that even without reading the first book unconsciously, I still enjoy and understand what is happening and what it is really all about. And that people, is a book could contain and possess. That even without realizing that is it the second book, we still can enjoy reading it.

There are a lot of mystery and thriller books out there. But Tell Me No Lies is a book that everyone should read as it is a book that will let readers to hang tight in their chair and be hungry for more.

RATING:

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Don’t miss out following and reading the reviews of other bloggers who review Tell Me No Lies by checking the tour schedule below:

Blog Tour Schedule

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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A.V. Geiger is an epidemiologist who spends far too much spare time on social media. By day, she studies women’s psychiatric and reproductive health. By night, she can be found fangirling, following people back, and photoshopping the heads of band members onto the bodies of unicorns. Her writing career began with celebrity fan fiction, and her work draws extensively on her own experiences with online fan culture. Her original teen fiction has received millions of hits on the story-sharing website Wattpad, ranking as high as #1 in the mystery-thriller genre. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and twin boys.

Author Links:

Website / Twitter / Instagram

GIVEWAY

Enter here to be entered to have a chance to win Follow Me Back duology.

The Kiss Quotient (Review)

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Title: The Kiss Quotient

Author: Helen Hoang

Publisher: Berkley

Edition: eARC

Buy LinksAmazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository

 

 

 

synopsis

A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice–with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan–from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…

 

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I received the eARC from the publisher Berkley thru Netgalley and Read It First. With this, my review and opinion is on my own.

Sexy, funny, and a heartwarming story that will surely melt your heart and will swoon you off your feet.

The story revolves around Stella Lane, an econometrician who has Asperger’s or simply  Autism. And Michael, the escort that Stella hired to teach her to be better at sex.

It is a story where both characters has their flaws. Having that flaws didn’t let them to be a hindrance to their relationship but instead it is the main ingredients to make their relationship stronger and unbreakable.

Stella in the book is kinda naive. She wasn’t a fan of talking to others, noises and self-confident as she have what we call Asperger’s or Autism. When her mother told her to have a relationship and children already she hired Michael Phan, an escort that will help her to come up on her own shell and teach her about sex. Michael didn’t fancy the idea at first as he only allowed one client to have one and only session with him. And one session with him will not allow Stella to learn all the things she need to know. Later on, Michael had the heart to teach Stella as he learns that she really needed the teachings and she have Autism.

As they goes by and their relationship is going into something, Michael broke up with Stella as he have lots of baggage in his own that he knows that Stella didn’t need. But Stella on the other hand was really devastated as she didn’t mind what bad things Michael has as she love him already.

I adore the writing style of the author as she really write the book in a way that readers will enjoy and be swoon off with their feet by the steamy scenes in the book. Helen also depicted in the story that people who have Autism has the right to be in love, be free with what they love and be respected by others.

With regards with the sex and kissing. You don’t have to worry as it was narrated in a wholesome way that readers will not feel awkward. That’s also the thing that I love in the story. The erotic scenes didn’t let me feel awkwardness, but instead, let me feel the love of love-making in a beautiful relationship.

I’m giving the book a solid 4 stars as it really gives me the joy and fun in reading it.

5 stars

 

 

 

 

Blog Tour: Always Forever Maybe (Review + Giveaway)

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Title:  Always Forever Maybe

Author: Anica Mrose Rissi

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: June 5, 2018

Buy Links: Goodreads / Amazon / B&N / Book Depository / Kobo / IndieBound / iBooks

 

 

 

Welcome to my stop for the Always Forever Maybe blog tour. Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club for hosting the tour and HarperTeen for providing an eARC.

 

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When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Even before they share a first kiss, Betts already knows the two of them are destined to become an us.

Betts has a bruised, cautious history with love, but she feels safe and empowered in Aiden’s arms. He trusts her with the darkness in his troubled past, and his devotion opens up a new future for Betts just as everything else in her world is changing. With graduation inching closer, Betts and her best friend, Jo, have been sliding slowly apart, and that fissure is blown wide open by Aiden.

Betts has only ever kept one secret from Jo, but suddenly there’s a long list of things she won’t tell her, things Jo wouldn’t understand. Because Jo doesn’t see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy. Possessive. Controlling.

She’s wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters.

 

review

Always Forever Maybe is a quick easy read about Betts falling in love with Aiden when she first met  him in a candy store where she works. The story also talks about physical abuse.

At first, I love how cute their relationship is. It shows how beautiful love at first sight is and the pros and cons of it. But later on, you will be a kinda bit of irritated how one of the lovable character in the story shifts into a non-lovable character.

The characteristic of all the characters are  well-developed. Each of them contribute with each other. There are no characters who were left behind and each of them are all lovable.

One thing that readers will love in the story is  Jo, Betts’ bestfriend. Jo is one of the strongest character that you will encounter in the story. She really helps a lot in building the plot of the story. She did contributed as well in reminding us good things to expect from our friends and family.

The story and style writing is good that it helps readers to open up their minds that not all relationship has good influences to us. It also show us that our family and friends will be by our side despite the bad and unintentional things we did.

After reading the story, it will tell us that toxic relationships is not good and always love yourself first and no matter what happens, do not let others hurt us either  physically or emotionally.

I recommend this book and giving it a 4 stars.

5 stars

 

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

May 29th

Pink Polka Dot Books– Welcome Post

May 30th

Never Too Many To Read– Creative Option
Rurouni Jenni Reads– Review & Favorite Quotes

May 31st

Velvet Spade Reads– Review & Favorite Quotes
The Book Slayer– Review
Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf– Review

June 1st

June 4th

Book Lady’s Reviews– Review
Portrait of a Book– Creative Option

June 5th

Bookablereads– Review
Vicky Who Reads– Creative Post

June 6th

June 7th

Life at 17– Review

June 8th

Actin’ Up with Books– Review
The Book Dutchesses– Review

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

View More: http://kimindresano.pass.us/anica

Anica Mrose Rissi grew up on an island off the coast of Maine. After college, she moved to New York City, where she worked as a cheesemonger and book editor. She now writes, fiddles in the electro-country band Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves, and walks with her dog, Arugula, near their home in Princeton, New Jersey. Anica is the author of several books for younger readers, and her essays have been published by The Writer and the New York Times. Always Forever Maybe is her YA debut. Visit her online at anicarissi.com, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @anicarissi.

Author Links:

Website / GoodreadsTwitter / Instagram / Facebook / Tumblr

 

 

GIVEAWAY

  • Prize: 1 copy of ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE
  • Starts: 5/29
  • Ends: 6/14
  • Click HERE to enter the giveaway

BLOG TOUR: The Way You Make Me Feel (Review + Fav. Quotes + Giveaway)

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Title: The Way You Make Me Feel

Author: Maurene Goo

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc

Edition: ARC

Buy the BookAmazon / B&N / Book Depository

 

 

 

Hello and welcome to my stop for the Blog Tour on The Way You Make Me Feel. Before anything else I wanna say thank you to the host of this tour, Tin of The Book Maiden. And also the publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc. Without them this blog tour is not possible so thank you. 

 

*SYNOPSIS*

Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn’t so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?

With Maurene Goo’s signature warmth and humor, The Way You Make Me Feel is a relatable story of falling in love and finding yourself in the places you’d never thought to look.

*MY THOUGHTS*

Laughing the whole time, getting annoyed by the protagonist and appreciate the learning are the feels that The Way You Make Me Feels made me feel.

The book follows the life of Clara Shin, who is known not only for being both a Brazilian and Korean but also in causing havoc and pissing people around her.

Before, we seldom see diverse books that are being published. But now, if you notice, majority of the books that are being published nowadays are about people of different races. That we also see black people who is being portrayed as the main character. With this, people are happy to see and learn not only one culture and races but different, unique and beautiful that other races has to offer.

As a Filipino, I’m more than entertain reading the book as I read that mostly of the characters that are being described in the story are Filipino. It made me proud that the author showcase not only one race in the story but got to share other races in the story.

“Kody was a Filipino American babe with a Patti Smith haircut and a raspy smoker’s voice.

“The photo accompanying the link was of a little Filipino girl.

At the first part of the book, Clara is so annoying that I just wish she isn’t the main character. But nonetheless, I like how strong independent woman she is and how she really stand on what she believes in. As time goes by, Clara’s characteristics bloom into a beautiful one where she change to be an annoying person to a lovable one. I also like how father and daughter relationship is being portrayed well in the story. It lets us see the beauty of love a father can do to her daughter or son.

With the romance between Clara and Hamlet. I found it as an instant romance which is not my type but I found it cute and romantic. The development in their relationship is also strong and lovable that makes me want to find my own Hamlet.

I really want to express my feelings more but that will really spoil you. And I know that people hate being spoiled. So I suggest that you should just read the book. AS IN PRE-ORDER AND READ THE BOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER ITS RELEASE.

My rating would be a solid 4  out of 5 stars as the book let me feel to be loved, and show that being a carefree person sometimes is not as bad as other thinks.

RATING:

  • 5 stars

*FAVORITE QUOTES*

Here are some of the quotable quotes that I find funny and pretty when reading the book.

  1. It was easy and almost always more fun than actually trying.
  2. You only start liking them when they stop paying attention to you.
  3. People who would be there for you even when you messed up and behaved like a little jerk? They were the good stuff.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Maurene Goo grew up in a Los Angeles suburb surrounded by floral wallpaper and piles of books. She studied communication at UC San Diego and then later received a Masters in publishing, writing, and literature at Emerson College. Before publishing her first book, Since You Asked, she worked in both textbook and art book publishing. She also has very strong feelings about tacos and houseplants and lives in Los Angeles.

Author Links:

Website / Goodreads / Twitter

 

GIVEAWAY

Wanna win a hardbound copy of The Way You Make Me Feel? Then, click here to enter the giveaway. And don’t you worry, the giveaway is International.

Blog Tour: In Her Skin (Review + Giveaway)

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Title: In Her Skin

Author: Kim Savage

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux/Macmillan

Release Date: April 17, 2018

Edition: eARC

Buy the Book: Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository / Kobo / IndieBound / iBooks

 

 


Hello everyone. Today marks my stop for the In Her Skin blog tour which will be release this coming April 17 on your local bookstore. Before sharing to you my review, I just wanna say thank you to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for hosting this blog tour. Also to Farrar, Straus, and Grouz/Macmillan, the publisher of In Her Skin.


 

*SYNOPSIS*

A dark, suspenseful young adult novel about crime, identity, and two girls with eve-rything to lose.

Fifteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain takes on her biggest heist yet—impersonating a missing girl. Life on the streets of Boston these past few years hasn’t been easy, and she hopes to cash in on a little safety, some security. She finds her opportunity with the Lovecrafts, a wealthy family tied to the unsolved dis-appearance of Vivienne Weir, who vanished when she was nine.

When Jo takes on Vivi’s identity and stages the girl’s miraculous return, the Love-crafts welcome her with open arms. They give her everything she could want: love, money, and proximity to their intoxicating and unpredictable daughter, Temple. But nothing is as it seems in the Lovecraft household—and some secrets refuse to stay buried. When hidden crimes come to the surface and lines of deception begin to blur, Jo must choose to either hold on to an illusion of safety or escape the danger around her before it’s too late. In Her Skin is Kim Savage at her most suspenseful yet.

 

 

*MY THOUGHTS*

Some con artist are found in televisions and in real life. But some of them can be found in books. Books just like In Her Skin.

Dark, mysterious, and compelling story line are the right words to describe the book. In the book, we learn the things that Vivienne Weir  Jo Chastain  did in her biggest and fearless impersonation of a missing girl.

Tired of being in the sideline, Jo Chastain decided to impersonate Vivienne, who disappear when she was nine years old. Jo let the Lovecraft family that she is indeed Vivienne. Being clueless of what really happen the Lovecraft believe her.

I felt kind of dizzy when reading the first part of the book. As I didn’t understand what is going on. Later on, I understand what is happening as I discovered that it is written in a unique POV. Most of the books, the protagonist are the one telling the readers what revolves in the story. But in the story of Jo, she is not talking to the readers but to a specific character. With this kind of POV, it makes the story unique and one of a kind.

Just like the author’s name, the story is beautifully written savagely where you will find wondering and thinking what will happen next. It let you think critically who really is behind every scene in the story. The plot twist of the story is a plot twist you will not expect nor imagine.

I highly recommend the book for those who wants to experience and hear a story of a girl whose talent is being a con artist.

MY RATING:

5 stars

 

*FAVORITE QUOTES*

To be honest, I was engross reading the book that I forgot to highlight lots of quotes that I found in it. The following quotes that I will share are some of the unique and extraordinary lines that I find it cute.

  1.  “No good comes from thinking on the dead. Because no good comes from thinking on those you’ve left behind. There is only what lies ahead”
  2. “To have fun is to let down your guard”
  3. :Fun is not the  word I would choose to describe libraries. I’d go for safe, clean, even warm.”
  4. “Moving forward is best.”
  5. “A death blow is a life blow to some.”
  6. “The only people who talk about dead like it’s something pretty and fanciful are people who haven’t seen it up close.”
  7. “Better to accept who you are in this life and get on with it.”
  8. “Living in someone’s else’s skin is a lot easier when I’m being led.”
  9. “If you can’t hear something, three times doesn’t make it so.”

 

 Blog Tour Schedule

April 10th

Pink Polka Dot Books– Welcome Post

April 11th

A New Look On Books– Official Book Playlist

April 12th

The Last Page– Review
Vicky Who Reads– Creative Option
My Thoughts Literally– Guest Post

April 13th

Bookish In Bed– Review

April 14th

Phannie the Ginger Bookworm– Review & Favorite Quotes
Mama Reads Blog– Creative Option: Playlist
Staircase Wit– Review

April 15th

Jessabella Reads– Review & Book Playlist
Kat’s Books– Review
Bookablereads– Review & Favorite Quotes

April 16th

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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KIM SAVAGE is the author of three critically acclaimed young adult novels, After the Woods, Beautiful Broken Girls (named by Kirkus as one of the 10 Best YA of 2017), and In Her Skin (releasing March 27, 2018), all with Farrar, Straus, Giroux/Macmillan. Her novels have been published in Spain, Brazil, and Turkey, and have been optioned for TV. Kim presents at conferences and book festivals nationwide; has been featured on NPR, Herald Radio, and on local cable stations; and she reads from her novels at bookstores across the country. A former reporter with a Master degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, Kim’s stories are based in and around Boston. She lives with her family near Boston, not far from the real Middlesex Fells Reservation of After the Woods. Kim and her husband have three children, each of whom beg to appear in her books. They shouldn’t.

Author Links:

Website / Goodreads / Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr / Pinterest

 

GIVEAWAY

  • 1 finished copy of IN HER SKIN by Kim Savage
  • US Only
  • Please read the rules in the Rafflecopter
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Blog Tour: Zombie Abbey (Review)

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Title: Zombie Abbey

Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC

Edition: eARC

Pages: 300 pages

Buy the Book: Entangled Teen

 

 

Hello and welcome to my stop for the Zombie Abbey Blog Tour. Today I’m gonna share to you my review, an excerpt and a giveaway you don’t wanna miss. But first, I wanna tell Entangled Teen thank you for choosing me to be part of the blog tour.

 

*ABOUT THE BOOK*

1920, England

And the three teenage Clarke sisters thought what they’d wear to dinner was their biggest problem…

Lady Kate, the entitled eldest.

Lady Grace, lost in the middle and wishing she were braver.

Lady Lizzy, so endlessly sunny, it’s easy to underestimate her.

Then there’s Will Harvey, the proud, to-die-for—and possibly die with!—stable boy; Daniel Murray, the resourceful second footman with a secret; Raymond Allen, the unfortunate-looking young duke; and Fanny Rogers, the unsinkable kitchen maid.

Upstairs! Downstairs! Toss in some farmers and villagers!

None of them ever expected to work together for any reason.

But none of them had ever seen anything like this.

 

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*MY THOUGHTS*

It was my first time to read a book about zombies. And reading Zombie Abbey enables me to be read more zombie books.

Reading it gave me vibes that only Pride and Prejudice can give. But the book is no way a carbon copy of it. It only has the vibes and some similarities from the book.

I love how the characteristics of each characters. As they show how woman can cope up with men and how strong they are. They are also some parts where the girls are a little bit confusing. They really start developing in a slow-paced but rest assured that their characteristics in the end will be well-developed.

There are some gruesome parts that are not suitable for young readers. But if the young readers insists in reading it, I suggest that prepare yourself for an epic adventure.

The ending is so good that it makes me want talk to the author why do that. And please write a sequel or a part two of the ending.

I really suggest that you should read Zombie Alley for those  who seeks action packed adventure that has Pride and Prejudice vibes.

MY RATING:

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*EXCERPT*

Dr. Webb was lurching toward the church out of the mist, something terribly off about his halting gait. More specifically, he was lurching toward Mr. Young.

“Are you all right, Dr. Webb?” Mr. Young called, the former joy in his voice replaced now with concern for the other man.

“Merry!” Lady Grace called out a warning. “Don’t go any farther!”

“But can’t you all see?” Mr. Young said, still walking forward. “Poor Dr. Webb is sick.”

Yes, Dr. Webb was sick. His clothing and general appearance were all disheveled. And he smelled bad, too, the duke realized, as a rotting stench made its way to his nostrils, which flared in response. Why, the smell was similar to that which had enveloped the dead valet, his dead valet, yesterday. Perhaps Dr. Webb had acquired the wretched smell while tending to some poor person in the village?

Dr. Webb still lurched, his arms spreading out now as Mr. Young approached.

“Merry, please!” Lady Grace cried. Then she moved to step forward herself, no doubt to try to stop Mr. Young, but Benedict Clarke held her back, catching her with one arm around the waist.

And now Mr. Young was opening his arms wide, too, as though to warmly greet the returning doctor, but when their bodies met and the doctor embraced him, he immediately began to chew on the closest part of Mr. Young’s body that was available to him, which, in this case, happened to be his upper arm.

The duke watched, frozen in horror as no doubt the others were, too, as the doctor chewed through Mr. Young’s jacket and shirt, straight down to the flesh beneath. It might have been almost comical, were it not so downright horrifying.

Among the things you never expect to see in life: one human being attempting to feed on another like an animal.

 

GIVEAWAY:

Click here to enter the giveaway. US only. Sorry INTL.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of over 30 books for adults (Vertigo), teens (The Twin’s Daughter) and children (The Sisters 8 series which she created with her husband and daughter). She’d love to dress up in period costume from the 1920s but she’d be a lot less excited about meeting zombies. Lauren lives in Danbury, CT, with her husband and daughter and cat, all of whom are writers (well, maybe not the cat).

Author Links:

Website / Twitter / Goodreads

Blog Tour: The Voting Game (Review + Giveaway)

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Title: The Voting Game

Author: Peter Gulgowski

Publisher: Self-published

Publication date: 06 March 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Book Links: Goodreads / Amazon

 

*SYNOPSIS*

In the year 2084, Every Interaction Counts.

Darrius Young’s sixteenth birthday brings a harsh reality: It’s time to join the Voting Game. Playing is mandatory and each day may be his last.

In this bleak future’s society, citizens rate their interactions with one another. Highest scorers are members of an elite upper class. An average score means you can keep playing.

Fall below average? You are taken and killed by the government entity known only as The Bureau.

Darrius has prepared his whole life for this challenge, knowing the reality he will soon face — especially after the death of his mother to the game.

But despite preparation, he’s losing — and not just the Game. Suddenly the people he loves are getting brutally downvoted and taken by the Bureau. It’s soon clear there’s a target on his back, drawn there by the Bureau itself. And Darrius has no idea why.

In a frantic race against time against a society that’s already sentenced him to death, can Darrius save himself and those around him before it’s too late?

 

*MY THOUGHTS*

 

In a world where every interaction is being counted, The Voting Game is like The Hunger Games meet The Purge.

To be honest, I’m scared if I will like the book, but reading the first chapter took all of my fear and hesitations. Just by reading the first few lines in the story I definitely know that this book will be super hecka awesome. And after reading the book… I could say that it really is awesome.

The characters are well-developed in the story especially Darrius and Jada. The two really did a great job in showing and teaching us what siblings and family  can do to protect each other in times of danger.

I love how unpredictable the book is. It is the kind of book that you will really think of what will happen. Think of who really did this things. Who in the right person have the capacity to do such horrible things.

There is also an aspect in the book where it will open up our eyes  how the government works nowadays. That even the President thinks only of what good he/she will gain, not minding the people in our society.

I also love how people reciprocate the good things that we did to them. That doing simple things can lead and help a person big time.  That people don’t mind what the consequences they will get as long as they can help each other.

All I could say is that Peter FREAKING nailed in writing the last part. I love how that cliffhanger took me by surprise and how I didn’t see that coming.

Lastly, if you are having a reading slump and looking for a fantastic book to read, I suggest that The Voting Game is the RIGHT BOOK that you should read.

MY RATING:

5 stars

 

About the Author

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Peter Gulgowski was born and raised in a suburb in Wisconsin. He began writing at the age of fourteen during a study hall session in which he had already finished his homework. Several years later, his debut novel, The Government, would become published. Mr. Gulgowski remains a student, with hopes of becoming a full-time writer.

Inspired by authors such as J.K. Rowling, John Green, Veronica Roth, and so many others, Gulgowski hopes one day to join their ranks in inspiring the next generation of storytellers.

His latest novel, ‘The Voting Game’ became the #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult LGBT Issues Fiction and is his fourth bestselling book. Currently, he is working on several new novels to be released later in 2018.

Author Links:

Website / Facebook / Goodreads / Instagram / Twitter / Youtube

Giveaway

For the giveaway, multiple winners will be drawn. 1 winner will receive a paperback copy of The Voting Game (US residents only), and 5 winners will receive a digital copy of the book (international residents).

Click HERE to enter.

 

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE:

09 April (Monday)

10 April (Tuesday)

11 April (Wednesday)

12 April (Thursday)

13 April (Friday)

14 April (Saturday)

 

 

BLOG TOUR: Orphan Monster Spy (Book Review)

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Title: Orphan Monster Spy

Author: Matt Killeen

Publisher: Viking Books

Edition: ARC

Pages: 432

Hi! I’m Carmel, and welcome to my stop for the Orphan Monster Spy blog tour which is hosted by Viking Books and Penguin Random House. During this stop, you will learn what the book is all about, who’s behind this gorgeous amazing book and the different person who shares and enjoy reading the book.

*BOOK DESCRIPTION*

Her name is Sarah. She’s blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish in 1939 Germany. And her act of resistance is about to change the world.

After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambiguous accent, a suspiciously bare apartment, and a lockbox full of weapons. He’s part of the secret resistance against the Third Reich, and he needs Sarah to hide in plain sight at a school for the daughters of top Nazi brass, posing as one of them. If she can befriend the daughter of a key scientist and get invited to her house, she might be able to steal the blueprints to a bomb that could destroy the cities of Western Europe. Nothing could prepare Sarah for her cutthroat schoolmates, and soon she finds herself in a battle for survival unlike any she’d ever imagined. But anyone who underestimates this innocent-seeming girl does so at their peril. She may look sweet, but she’s the Nazis’ worst nightmare.

*MY THOUGHTS*

I received an Advance Readers Copy from Viking Books’ and Penguin Random House in exchange of my review for the blog tour.

Set in the world of Nazis and World War II, Sarah the main protagonist embarks a dangerous and treacherous journey where people are not to be trusted.

Orphan Monster Spy is not just an ordinary historical fiction story that you can find and read every day. It is the kind of story that will teach and tell you how dangerous our world was during the war years ago.

Home schooled by her mother, Sarah learn to cope up and survive threatening things she experience in the dangerous world of Germany. The teachings her mother taught her become handy when she engage herself to be a spy and infiltrate a Nazi boarding school.

If you do not speak and understand German language, having a dictionary and internet connection by your side is the best way to understand some parts of the story. It is because of the reason that there are lots of German words and phrases that you will encounter. Having the German words doesn’t make the story boring but it gives us factual information during those times.

The world building is something you don’t wanna miss and the character and plot development is to die for.

To sum it up, the book will take you to a roller coaster ride of thrilling and enjoyable ride that will make you gaga for more historical and thriller books to read in the future.

I highly recommend it for people who is a fan of historical fiction and for those who are eager to learn more about the World War II.

 MY RATING:

5 stars

Below are the links where you can find other people who participated the blog tour.

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE
 
WEEK ONE
3/12 – Crossroad Reviews – Review
3/13 – Twinning for Books – Q&A
3/14 – Live To Read – Review
3/15 – Spinatale Reviews – Review + Creative Picture
3/16 – Bookworm Banter – Review
 
WEEK TWO
3/19 – The Young Folks – Playlist
3/20 – Cracking the Cover – Review
3/21 – Bookish Connoisseur – Review
3/22 – Bookfoolery – Review
3/23 – Four Violet Reviews – Review
 
WEEK THREE
3/26 – Katy’s Library Blog – Creative Instagram Photo
3/27 – Adventures in YA Publishing – Q&A
3/28 – The Heart of a Book Blogger – Book Aesthetics
3/29 – Forever Young Adult – Review
3/30 – Bookablereads – Review
 
WEEK FOUR
4/2 – The Lovely Books – Review
4/3 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review
4/4 – Once Upon a Twilight – Review + Fav Quotes
4/5 – Books Coffee and Repeat – Spotify Playlist
4/6 – Book Reporter – Review

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Matt Killeen was born in Birmingham, in the UK, back when trousers were wide and everything was brown. Early instruction in his craft included being told that a drawing of a Cylon exploding isn’t writing and copying-out your mother’s payslip isn’t an essay “about my family.” Several alternative careers beckoned, some involving laser guns and guitars, before he finally returned to words and attempted to make a living as an advertising copywriter and largely ignored music and sports journalist. He now writes for the world’s best loved toy company, as it wasn’t possible to be an X-wing pilot. Married to his Nuyorican soul mate, he is parent to both an unfeasibly clever teenager and a toddler who is challenging his father’s anti-establishment credentials by repeatedly writing on the walls. He accidently moved to the countryside in 2016.