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Blog Tour: Sadie [Review]

Posted September 6, 2018 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Sadie [Review]

Blog Tour: Sadie [Review]Sadie by Courtney Summers
Published by Wednesday Books on September 4th 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Contemporary
Pages: 311
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher, Netgalley
Goodreads
four-half-stars
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Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.

My Thoughts

Holy crap, this book. This was a definite difficult read, but it was so amazing as well. I loved the writing style of this book. It was written half in podcast form with the voice of West McCray, who has his own serial true crime podcast. And then the other half was told in Sadie’s narrative. I really loved how this book captured the story that was being told. It was amazing and it was heartbreaking.

I really loved the fact that this story was basically a mystery within a mystery. And it was just so different from so many YA books that I’m craving more books written like this. It really fascinates me when books are told in mixed media. And it honestly made me love the book even more.

I do have to mention that there are some tough subjects within this book that can be very triggering. It’s a sad story, I’m not going to lie. But it’s a story that is so worth reading. If you can handle the triggering subject matter, I highly recommend that you read this book!

About the Author

COURTNEY SUMMERS lives and writes in Canada. She is the author of What Goes AroundThis is Not a TestFall for AnythingSome Girls AreCracked Up to BePlease Remain Calm, and All the Rage.

Let’s talk about it!

four-half-stars

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Stephanie
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Geekerella [Review]

Posted December 29, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

Geekerella [Review]Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Published by Quirk Books on April 4th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Retelling
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads
four-stars
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Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad's old costume, Elle's determined to win - unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons - before he was famous. Now they're nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake - until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.

My Thoughts

You guys… this book was super cute! And it totally made me rewatch A Cinderella Story (with Hillary Duff and Chad Michael Murray)! Cinderella isn’t usually my favorite retelling only because there are so many Cinderella retellings, but I get why. It’s a great plot line and easy to change up and make unique.

I really appreciated that this book brought out all the geeky/nerdy stuff! It was seriously an ode to geeks and it was so much fun to be immersed in that world. I also related to the main character, Elle, pretty well. She is a redhead and she’s a blogger/writer (I believe she wrote fanfic, if I’m not mistaken).

It was cool that part of this novel was written in an epistolaric format because those are always so fun to read. And it was fun to read the texts that Elle and Darien were sending to each other without even knowing who the other was.

All-in-all, this was a really fun read and if you read and loved Fangirl, I think you should try this book!

four-stars

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Stephanie
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Thief of Lies [Review]

Thief of Lies [Review]

Posted February 3, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts Okay, so first things first. Who wouldn’t want to jump through a portal that takes you to different libraries?! Sign me up please! And then if Arik (pronounced Ah-ric, in case you were wondering) just happens to show his hot face and “rock hard arms” I’ll be even more ecstatic, especially since he […]

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Blog Tour: Shutter [Top 10 & Giveaway]

Blog Tour: Shutter [Top 10 & Giveaway]

Posted October 20, 2016 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Guest Post / 6 Comments

Top Ten Things Needed In Order To Write (can be anything from physical objects, moods, foods/drinks, music, etc.) My laptop Black coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon Dark chocolate Popcorn with garlic powder, salt, pepper, and a drizzle of Earth Balance “butter” Flavored seltzer water A really good pen that glides across the page A […]

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The Replacement Crush [Review]

The Replacement Crush [Review]

Posted August 25, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts I really loved this book! I wish there were more books like this. You know the ones where the main character is a book blogger. Or the main character’s parent is an author. Or a book that its setting takes place mostly in a bookstore called Murder By The Sea. Or a romance […]

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