TREMONTAINE Tour: Review and Giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Tremontaine

Title: TREMONTAINE

Author: Ellen Kushner, Joel Derfner, Karen Lord, Delia Sherman, Racheline Maltese, Paul Witcover, Tessa Gratton, and Liz duffy Adams.

Pub. Date: October 11, 2017

Publisher: Serial Box

Formats: eBook & audiobook

Find it: Season 1 AmazonSeason 2 AmazonSeason 3 Episode 1 AmazonSeason 3 Episode 2Season 3 Episode 3 AmazoniBooksSeason 1 iBooksSeason 2 iBooksSeason 3 Episode 1 iBooksSeason 3 Episode 2 iBooksSeason 3 Episode 3 iBooks,  Serial Box

Since launching last year, serial fiction startup Serial Box has been featured from coast to coast including stories on NPRWiredBuzzFeed and i09. Serial Box was called “a godsend for a niche market of readers” by The Chicago Tribune.

As one of the flagship serials from Serial Box with tens of thousands of readers across multiple platforms, Tremontaine has made waves in the serial, LGBTQ, and fan fiction community.

Tremontaine introduces readers to a world where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results. In this serial, Ellen Kushner and a team of writers return readers to the world of scandal and swordplay introduced in her cult-classic novel Swordspoint. Readers familiar with the series will find a welcome homecoming while new fans will learn what makes Riverside a place they will want to visit again and again. Tremontaine follows Diane, Duchess Tremontaine, whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; Rafe Fenton, a handsome young scholar with more passion than sense; Ixkaab Balam, a tradeswoman from afar with skill for swords and secrets; and Micah, a gentle genius whose discoveries herald revolution. Sparks fly as these four lives intersect in a world where politics is everything, and outcasts are the tastemakers.

Team-written by some of today’s most exciting authors, Tremontaine season 3 is brought to you by Ellen KushnerJoel DerfnerKaren LordDelia ShermanRacheline MaltesePaul WitcoverTessa Gratton, and Liz duffy Adams.

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About Seral Box:

Serial Box Logo Small SquareA new kind of publishing company for a new age.

While technology has rapidly evolved, the way publishers and writers bring books to readers really hasn’t. Storytelling in TV has become more sophisticated and multilayered, podcasts have risen to mainstream media status—but ebooks are just books on digital devices, not easier, more fun, or more social than they were before.

Serial Box is here to change all of that: artfully blending together the best of series television and the convenience of ebooks and audiobooks to bring readers a new form of story telling. Releasing fiction serials over the course of 10-16 week seasons, Serial Box is about delivering addictive episodes straight to the user’s digital device to be read or listened to anytime, anywhere.

Taking a few pages from the world of television, Serial Box hires a team of a talented and award-winning writers to collaborate on each serial, pulling the best ideas to develop great characters and craft a narrative that captivates readers over the course of the season. A new ensemble of writers works on each series, so each will vary in genre and length, but they’ll always be entertaining page-turners that keep you wondering what will happen in next week’s episode.

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Review:

This is the prequel to Ellen Kushner’s Swordpoint and given to readers in a most new age and unique way. It is given through Serial Box, a service talked about above. The “episodes” are written stories that come across in a manner like TV shows. Ingenious. I am reviewing the entire Season One so bear with me as there are thirteen stories/episodes involved.

Short recap: Several characters are involved and their lives intersect in the most peculiar ways. Duchess Termontaine is on the verge of ruin in all ways she can be ruined. She invested in a ship that went down at sea and she is set to lose everything – both financially and socially. At the same time, Rafe is at the University questioning everything and the young country girl, Micha, might be the mathematical genius Rafe needs to help him solve some very tough questions. Let’s not forget about Ixkaab, a new arrival to Riverside who is seeking adventure.

There is no doubt this is a fantasy story, or collection of stories. There is heavy political matter so if that is not your cup of tea, pass on this one. As for me, I didn’t mind it as it helped push the story along. The delivery of the stories is what kept my interest the most. I was not lost or confused when the “episodes” switched between writers, but I could tell when there was a new one. Some of the style changes were very obvious but it did work. I just had not “read” a book this way so it took some getting used to. Being able to watch the entire Season One at once probably helped. If I had to wait for each episode, I’m not sure I would have enjoyed it as much.

I do recommend this to everyone, at least give it a chance. Termontaine is a great place to start this series so please give it a try.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive season 1 of TREMONTAINE, International.

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Tour Schedule:

 

Week One:

11/6/2017- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

11/6/2017- Jamieson Wolfe– Review

 

11/7/2017- Books,Dreams,Life– Pre Made Post

11/7/2017- BookishRealmReviews– Spotlight

 

11/8/2017- Novel Novice– Excerpt

11/8/2017- BookHounds YA– Review

 

11/9/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Review

11/9/2017- BookCrushin– Review

 

11/10/2017- Read Lovely Books– Excerpt

 

Week Two:

11/13/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Review

11/13/2017- YA and Wine– Pre Made Post

 

11/14/2017- Hauntedbybooks13– Review

11/14/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review

 

11/15/2017- Hooked To Books Spotlight

 

11/16/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

11/17/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Review

11/17/2017- Two Chicks on Books– Review

 

 

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Fragments of the Lost: Book Tour, Review, and Giveaway

FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST

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About the Book:

9780399556722Title: FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST

Author: Megan Miranda

Pub. Date: November 14, 2017

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Pages: 384

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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Jessa Whitworth knew she didn’t belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb’s room. But she couldn’t deny that she was everywhere—in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket…the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.
His mother asked her to pack up his things—even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.
But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb’s life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all.
Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb’s accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge?

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Review:

THIS BOOK. Holy crow this book was a brilliant thriller with so many twists and turns.

From the first page I was hooked. It does start with Jessa walking into her ex-boyfriend’s bedroom but she’s bombarded with old memories of their relationship. Caleb had so many things that he had to remind him of Jessa. He was just too young to die the way he did: his car was swept away in a flash flood. But the fact that his mom blames Jessa is just messed up. I never liked Caleb’s mom, but I don’t think I was ever supposed to like her. She came across as a gold-digger and was sad when her cash cow (Caleb and his trust fund) were gone. Surprise surprise, the nasty came out when she was forced to face reality like bills, rent, mortgage, groceries, and more.

I liked Jessa and Caleb, though I was not in love with their characters. I didn’t like the person Caleb became over the course of the story and wished he had opened up to someone about what was going on. The way he took it all out on Jessa was a bad move. Jessa’s character wasn’t a saint but at least she was realistic with her feelings.

The plot was very well developed. It was full of nasty twists and sharp turns I never saw coming. At first I was super confused with the timeline as it was not a linear timeline. The memories Jessa goes through is not in any specific order, they are brought on by items in Caleb’s room. That means when she has a flashback, we are thrust into either their first month of dating or seventh month of dating. It felt like it was all over the place but I promise it comes together in the end. It comes together in a pretty package with a nice bow.

I am not going to give too much away in this review other than to say I was freaking hooked. This did not end the way I expected it to and it all worked. Miranda did a marvelous job of writing this psychological thriller. I cannot wait to read what she writs next.

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About Megan:

MeganMegan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls. She has also written several books for young adults, including FractureHysteriaVengeanceSoulprint, and The Safest Lies. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. The Perfect Stranger (4/11/17) is her second novel of psychological suspense.

Megan is represented by Sarah Davies at The Greenhouse Literary Agency

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST, US Only.

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/1/2017- Adventures of a Book Junkie– Interview

11/2/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

11/3/2017- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

Week Two:

11/6/2017- Once Upon a Twilight– Review

11/7/2017- LILbooKlovers– Interview

11/8/2017- Book-Keeping– Review

11/9/2017- Pink Polka Dot BooksReview

11/10/2017- Confessions of a YA Reader– Review

Week Three:

11/13/2017- BookHounds YA– Interview

11/14/2017- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

11/15/2017- Amanda Gernentz Hanson– Review

11/16/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Review

11/17/2017- Literary Meanderings– Interview

Week Four:

11/20/2017- Ex Libris– Review

11/21/2017- Step Into Fiction– Review

11/22/2017- Kati’s Bookaholic Rambling Reviews– Review

11/23/2017- YA Books Central– Interview

11/24/2017- Mama Reads Blog– Review

Week Five:

11/27/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review

11/28/2017- Fiction Fare– Review

11/29/2017- Book Princess Reviews– Interview

11/30/2017- Lattes & Paperbacks– Review

 

 

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Monsterland: Book Tour, Review, and Giveaway

MONSTERLAND

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About The Book:

cover8Title: MONSTERLAND

Author: Michael Okon

Pub. Date: October 13, 2017

Publisher: WordFire Press

Pages: 214

Formats: Paperback eBook

Find it: AmazonB&NiBooks, TBD, Goodreads

 

Welcome to Monsterland, the scariest place on earth.

 

When world markets are decimated by a crippling plague, philanthropist, and billionaire businessman, Vincent Konrad decides to place monsters in a theme park setting to promote education and tolerance. Copper Valley is chosen as the primary site for the park in the United States.

 

Wyatt Baldwin, a high school senior is dying to go to the opening and when he lands special passes to the park, he and his friends are expecting the experience of a lifetime.

After all, in a theme park where real zombies, werewolves, and vampires are the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

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Review:

I thought I was ready for this story but I wasn’t.

This was such an adventurous read. It centered around a theme park and things not going right at said park. But this wasn’t a slap-stick comedy book with kooky things happen for cheap laughs. The characters have depth and the storyline has merit. This is about an amusement park that has real Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies. They are “rescued” and given a chance to live free in a theme park that someone developed in a way to help rid the lands of these creatures.

Wyatt is given a chance to go to the grand opening and things don’t go exactly according to plan. (Surprise surprise) I am not going to give things away in this review but know that the night ahead of Wyatt and his friends is full of action and adventure. There is also blood, guts, gore, and much more. Characters prove who they really are and what they are worth, while the evil in others is brought to light.

Please give this book a chance and join the Monsterland adventure!

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About Michael:

michael okon headshotMichael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling in his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a signed finished copy of MONSTERLAND, US Only.

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/30/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt

10/30/2017- Abooktropolis– Review

 

10/31/2017- Books,Dreams,Life– Spotlight

10/31/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review

 

11/1/2017- Reese’s Reviews– Guest Post

11/1/2017- Under the Book Cover– Review

 

11/2/2017- Dazzled by Books– Excerpt

11/2/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

11/3/2017- Twirling Book Princess– Excerpt

11/3/2017- Birdie Bookworm– Review

 

Week Two:

11/6/2017- Books at Dawn– Guest Post

11/6/2017- Don’t Judge, Read– Review

 

11/7/2017- BookHounds YA– Interview

11/7/2017- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

 

11/8/2017- Savings in Seconds– Spotlight

11/8/2017- Novelties– Review

 

11/9/2017- Sweet Southern Home– Review

11/9/2017- Twisted Book Junkie– Review

 

11/10/2017- Parajunkee– Interview

11/10/2017- The Midnight Society– Review

 

Jungle Movie Tie-In Edition Book Tour: Spotlight

JUNGLE

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JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition

Jungle-PBAbout the Book:

Title: JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition

Author: Yossi Ghinsberg, Daniel Radcliffe (Foreword), Greg McLean (Introduction)

Pub. Date: October 17, 2017

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Pages: 324

Formats: Paperback, eBook

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Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.
The basis of an upcoming motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.

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About Yossi:

YossiYossi Ghinsberg is an Israeli adventurer, author, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and motivational speaker based in Australia.

Ghinsberg is most known for his survival story of when he was stranded in an uncharted part of the Bolivian Amazon jungle for three weeks in 1981.

Yossi’s book ‘Jungle,’ is published in over 20 languages and distributed worldwide with millions of copies sold. Published by Random House, Pan Macmillan, National Geographic, Penguin, Summersdale and Skyhorse amongst others and critically reviewed and acclaimed by the LA Times, The Washington Post, CNN and may others.

The book’s adaptation was one of the core episodes for a Discovery Channel acclaimed series “I shouldn’t Be Alive”. And in April 2017 a motion picture based on ‘Jungle’ premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Yossi.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of the JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/9/2017- YA Books Central Interview

10/10/2017- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

10/11/2017- Rainy Day Reviews– Excerpt

10/12/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review

10/13/2017- Margie’s Must Reads– Excerpt

Week Two:

10/16/2017- Simply Daniel Radcliffe– Review

10/17/2017- BookHounds YA– Guest Post

10/18/2017- Wonder Struck– Review

10/19/2017- YA and Wine– Interview

10/20/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

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Traitor’s Hope Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway

TRAITOR'S HOPE

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About the Book:

New CoverTitle: TRAITOR’S HOPE (Blade’s Edge #2)

Author: Virginia McClain

Pub. Date: October 14, 2017

Publisher: Artemis Dingo Productions

Pages: 284

Formats: Paperback eBook

Find it: AmazonBuy The Paperback, Goodreads

 

Traitors lurk around every bend. Mishi’s mind is betraying her, and she fears her kisō and katana will betray her next. Taka’s heart abandons her for a person she cannot possibly trust. Now that the two friends are obliged to help re-establish peace in the land of Gensokai, the only question is where the next betrayal will come from and if Mishi and Taka will have the strength to survive it.

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Review:

This book was such an enjoyable read! It is the second in a series so don’t go into it thinking this is a standalone or first of a new series. I had not read the first but that did not stop me from really liking what I read. It was easy to follow and figure out as I kept reading. The overall story itself was very intriguing, thoughtful, and action packed. It really does not read like a second book so it doesn’t have that second-book syndrome. The characters were so thought out and well developed that it was easy to connect with them. I felt like I was on the journey with them and I couldn’t wait to see how everything ended. I was in this for the long haul.

There are only two small grievances: some character’s names were too closely spelled the same and as a result I sometimes got them confused. AND some of the POV chapters were so short – only a page or two – that it left me wondering why it was included. But please know this did not take away from the overall story. I still kept reading and I still liked this in the end.

Please, give this a try and you won’t be disappointed!

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About Virginia:

V and ArtemisVirginia thinks dangling from the tops of hundred foot cliffs is a good time. She also enjoys hauling a fifty pound backpack all over the Grand Canyon and sleeping under the stars. Sometimes she likes running for miles through the desert, mountains, or wooded flatlands, and she always loves getting lost in new places where she may or may not speak the language.

From surviving earthquakes in Japan, to putting out a small forest fire in Montana, Virginia has been collecting stories from a very young age. She works hard to make her fiction as adventurous as her life and her life as adventurous as her fiction. Both take a lot of imagination.

She recently moved to Winnipeg with her husband (a Manitoba native) and their dog.

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Giveaway Details:

 

1 winner will receive a signed paperback set of BLADE’S EDGE & TRAITOR’S HOPE, US Only.

3 winners will receive eBook sets of BLADE’S EDGE & TRAITOR’S HOPE, International.

 

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Tour Schedule:

 

Week One:

10/9/2017- Two Chicks on Books Interview

10/9/2017- Blushing Bibliophile– Review

 

10/10/2017- Arvenig.it– Guest Post

10/10/2017- Bibliobakes– Review

 

10/11/2017- Kati’s Bookaholic Rambling Reviews– Excerpt

10/11/2017- Ashley M. Delgado– Review

 

10/12/2017- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

10/12/2017- Don’t Judge, Read– Spotlight

 

10/13/2017- BookHounds YA– Guest Post

10/13/2017- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

 

Week Two:

10/16/2017- Novel Novice– Excerpt

10/16/2017- Nick Bryan Dot Com– Review

 

10/17/2017- Books at Dawn– Guest Post

10/17/2017- YA and Wine– Excerpt

 

10/18/2017- Fire and Ice– Spotlight

10/18/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

10/19/2017- My Nook, Books & More– Excerpt

10/19/2017- Jena Brown Writes– Review

 

10/20/2017- Seeing Double In Neverland– Interview

10/20/2017- Ramblings From An Alternate Reality– Review

 

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Rockstar Book Tours: Sparked Tour – Spotlight

SPARKED

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About the Book:

Sparked_55x85_FT_FINALTitle: SPARKED

Author: Helena Echlin & Malena Watrous

Pub. Date: October 3, 2017

Publisher: Geek & Sundry

Pages: 310

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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Fifteen-year-old Laurel Goodwin wakes up to find her older sister Ivy missing from their Airstream trailer in the Oregon redwoods. A recurring nightmare convinces her that Ivy was abducted, but no one takes her dream seriously, including her mom. Laurel, a loner, has to learn to ask for help, and Jasper Blake, a mysterious new kid who shares her love of old books, quickly becomes her ally. Together they find their quiet town holds a deep secret and is the epicenter of a dark prophecy.

Laurel soon learns that her worst enemies, mean girls Peyton Andersen and Mei Rosen, are developing powers that she needs to find and save Ivy. With time running out, Laurel realizes that power doesn’t always take the form that you expect. And once she learns to look beyond her snap judgments, she develops an unexpected gift of her own.

Read a sneak peak of SPARKED!

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About Helena and Malena:

authors_fullHello! We are both novelists, but if you’ve ever tried to write anything, you know that writing can be a lonely, angst-filled business. So one night over a cocktail or two, we came up with a solution: write our next book together. Malena already had an idea: a girl’s sister is kidnapped and she has to rely on mean girls with superpowers to get her sister back. We couldn’t resist seeing where that story would take us – a wild ride that includes a loner girl who wants to be a writer and a gorgeous boy who can shoot fire from his eyes but also loves to talk about books. And an ancient Zoroastrian prophecy. And pie shakes. (OK, so maybe we got a little carried away.)

We’ve both published solo novels (check them out here and here) and had no idea how co-writing would work out, but we pounded out the first draft in a white-hot frenzy of inspiration we called “the Vortex.” One of us would write a scene and send it to the other with a note: “My apartment is a pigsty and I haven’t eaten all day. #inthevortex.” We wrote the book we wanted to read as teenagers: a supernatural thriller with healthy doses of horror and humor. Oh, and of course there’s romance. You have to wait a long time for the only kiss in the book, but isn’t that the case with all the best kisses in books?

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3 winners will receive a finished copy of SPARKED, US Only.

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/2/2017- Literary Meanderings– Interview

10/2/2017- Zach’s YA Reviews– Review

10/3/2017- BookHounds– Guest Post

10/3/2017- The Desert Bibliophile– Review

10/4/2017- Two Chicks on Books– Interview

10/4/2017- Rachel’s Book Reviews– Review

10/5/2017- Wandering Bark Books– Guest Post

10/5/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

10/6/2017- Rainy Day Reviews– Excerpt

10/6/2017- Bibliobakes– Review

Week Two:

10/9/2017- Margie’s Must Reads– Guest Post

10/9/2017- YA Book Madness– Review

10/10/2017- Bibliobibuli YA– Interview

10/10/2017- The Best Books Ever– Review

10/11/2017- Tales of the Ravenous Reader– Launch Coverage

10/11/2017- the bookdragon– Review

10/12/2017- YA and Wine– Interview

10/12/2017- The Autumn Bookshelf– Review

10/13/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt

10/13/2017- Nerdophiles– Review

 

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The Lost Causes: Book Tour, Review, and Giveaway!

THE LOST CAUSES

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About The Book:

unnamedTitle: THE LOST CAUSES

Author: Jessica Etting & Alyssa Schwartz

Pub. Date: September 5, 2017

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Pages: 344

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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They’re the kids that no one knows — or no one wants to know. The rich depressive, the OCD chick, the hypochondriac, the drug abuser, the athlete with anger management issues. All chosen for intensive group therapy because they’re out of other options. They’re lost causes, the therapist tells them. She promises this support group will help them heal.
There’s only one problem. She’s not a therapist. And that water she offers? It contains a dangerous serum that gives each of the kids a psychic power.

Suddenly, they can think clearly, speak to ghosts, see the past, even move objects with their mind. Their earlier problems have vanished, but their new freedom comes with a price.

Sabrina, Gabby, Z, Justin and Andrew are to help the FBI solve the grisly murder that has rocked their small town. Their new powers will help them uncover clues and follow leads that have eluded the authorities. Their outsider status gives them the perfect cover.

But the same traits that make them top investigators also make them vulnerable. As they close in on the murderer, they expose a much larger conspiracy that puts them directly in harm’s way and makes them wonder who — if anyone — they can trust.

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Review:

I’ve been on a thriller kick lately so I was excited to start this story. This is a quick and intriguing read so you won’t find yourself struggling to turn the pages.

You follow 5 high school misfit students that never really fit in with any group and all have some sort of quirk or habit that makes them stand out. Before the mysterious death of a local resident, these students never spoke to one another. The FBI brings these students together and gives them new “abilities” to help solve this unsolvable death.

Overall I really liked the story. I liked the pacing and how not too much time was given to one character over another. That being said, I did not connect with every single character. I liked the dynamic of the group when they were together, and I got frustrated reading about how they were before. They all had their issues but some were more extreme than others. I didn’t really like Sabrina’s character for a reason I won’t spoil here. Just know that it bothered me and every time it was brought up again I couldn’t stop rolling my eyes. The rest of the characters were well written and were able to develop and grow as the story went on.

As much as I liked the characters and the X-Files feel of this story, I did have a hard time with the believability of the concept. I think there could have been a smoother way to bring the FBI into the story and the kids develop their powers. There was no way for the agency to know what kid could get what power, or that they would develop separate powers. That’s the only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars.

Would I recommend this book? Yes, yes I would. I want everyone to give this a chance because it really is a quick and enjoyable read.

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About Jessica and Alyssa:

Hi, we’re Jessica & Alyssa!

We’re best pal writing partners who have been obsessed with reading since we each used to hoard The Babysitters Club books in our bedrooms across the country from one another in Los Angeles (Jess) and Virginia (Lyss).

We finally met on the first day of college at USC, long enough ago that Rocket Dog platform flip-flops were fully acceptable night-out shoes and our biggest life decision was whether to watch Dawson’s Creek or Beverly Hills, 90210 on Wednesday nights (90210, obviously).

​We started writing together right after college when we took the “write what you know” adage to heart and wrote a TV pilot that sold to Fox about how life sucks when you’re 22, broke and a freshman in life. We spent the next many, many years writing for TV and film before we jumped into the book world, a major lifelong dream of ours.

​The number one question everyone always asks us is how we write as a team so here’s the rundown…After being best friends and writing together for so long, our brains now officially occupy a shared space. Ninety percent of the time, we know what the other person is going to say before she even opens her mouth. Our husbands think it’s creepy, but we think it’s awesome. After this many years, we’ve honed it to a pretty efficient process….except for when we digress on Facetime to catch each other up on the few hours we weren’t in contact with each other (which takes especially long if we’ve both finished the same book and need to discuss, if one of us needs justification for an argument we picked with our husband or if we’ve discovered a new hair product, self-tanner or blog).

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Giveaway Details:

(3) winners will receive a finished copy of THE LOST CAUSES, US & Canada.

Ends on September 19th at Midnight EST!

 

Rafflecopter Link:

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/4/2017- The Autumn Bookshelf Interview

9/4/2017- Kourtni Reads– Review

 

9/5/2017- Morbid Romantic Reviews– Guest Post

9/5/2017- Mama Reads Blog– Review

 

9/6/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt

9/6/2017- What the Cat Read– Review

 

9/7/2017- BookHounds YA– Guest Post

9/7/2017- Bibliobakes– Review

 

9/8/2017- Book Princess Reviews– Interview

9/8/2017- Savings in Seconds– Review

 

Week Two:

9/11/2017- Smada’s BookSmack– Excerpt

9/11/2017- Jessica’s Reading Room– Review

 

9/12/2017- Portrait of a Book– Interview

9/12/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review

 

9/13/2017- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

9/13/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

9/14/2017- Comfort Books– Interview

9/14/2017- The Desert Bibliophile– Review

 

9/15/2017- Rainy Day Reviews Excerpt

9/15/2017- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

 

 

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