Blog Tour: Stepping Stones [Review and Giveaway]

Posted September 4, 2015 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Stepping Stones [Review and Giveaway]Stepping Stones by Kacey Vanderkarr
Series: The Stone Series #1
Published by Urban Fey Press on August 25th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 332
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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three-stars
Series Rating: three-stars
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Onnaleigh Moore is part of a plan—and it isn’t hers. When her brother dies in a car accident, Onna is desperate to preserve the tatters of her family. Any hope of finding normalcy vanishes when her mother runs off and her dad turns to booze to numb his pain. Onna’s grief is crippling, but the boy who showed up just when she needed him is helping her cope.
Everett’s presence is comforting, though he knows things—Onna’s name just before they met, where she lives, and sometimes he comments on thoughts she doesn’t say aloud. She pegs him for a stalker, or maybe psychic, but the truth is deadlier than she imagines. As their feelings for one another deepen, Everett confesses a horrifying secret: Onna’s brother is only the beginning of the plan, and some fates are worse than death.

Title: Stepping Stones
Author: Kacey Vanderkarr
Series: The Stone Series #1
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal?
Published By: Urban Fey Press on August 25, 2015
Challenges: Blog Tour for YA Bound Book Tours

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Onnaleigh Moore is part of a plan—and it isn’t hers. When her brother dies in a car accident, Onna is desperate to preserve the tatters of her family. Any hope of finding normalcy vanishes when her mother runs off and her dad turns to booze to numb his pain. Onna’s grief is crippling, but the boy who showed up just when she needed him is helping her cope.

Everett’s presence is comforting, though he knows things—Onna’s name just before they met, where she lives, and sometimes he comments on thoughts she doesn’t say aloud. She pegs him for a stalker, or maybe psychic, but the truth is deadlier than she imagines. As their feelings for one another deepen, Everett confesses a horrifying secret: Onna’s brother is only the beginning of the plan, and some fates are worse than death.
(Goodreads)

This wasn’t my favorite book but it wasn’t horrible, either. It kept me reading, that’s for sure. There were some issues that I had. Like the Twilight vibe I kept getting. (I really hate that Twilight vibe!) Every time I get the Twilight vibe, I feel the need to pick up a different book. But with this book I kept reading because I felt compelled to. Even though it reeked of Twilight in one sense, it was completely different in the other sense.

I felt so bad for Onna after her brother dies (not a spoiler because it is in the synopsis and happens RIGHT away practically). I was really hoping that the death of her brother, Caleb, would have happened later on. Like maybe on his way back to his home, rather than on his way to see her, but oh well. I couldn’t imagine going through that loss. I’ve gone through the loss of my dad but I also didn’t see him very much. But my brother? I don’t think I could handle that. Not until I was old at least.

The problem I had with this book was the instalove. I really do not like it when characters hardly know each other but they fall for each other so quickly. I like seeing relationships build and grow and I just didn’t get that from the relationship between Onna and Everett. I like Onna as a character and I like Everett as a character, but I would have liked to see their relationship have more depth.

What I really enjoyed was the concept of this book. It was interesting and I liked most of the characters. (Minus Onna’s mother! ugh, when you read the book, you will understand why I cannot stand her) I will continue on with the series when it comes out but I’d really like to see some depth to Onna and Everett’s relationship!

 

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three-stars
Stephanie
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