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Blog Tour: Lifeblood [Review & Giveaway]

Posted March 7, 2017 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 4 Comments

Blog Tour: Lifeblood [Review & Giveaway]Lifeblood by Gena Showalter
Series: Everlife #2
Published by Harlequin Teen on February 28th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 416
Format: ARC, eARC
Source: Publisher
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four-half-stars

My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning.
With her last living breath, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences.
Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her futureand the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right?
But Ten's competition is Killian, the boy she can't forgetthe one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she's never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another choice. Loveor victory. "

My Thoughts

So, this series is my first foray with Gena Showalter and I am not disappointed. I was a little worried because I really enjoyed Firstlife a lot and was nervous that book 2 would have the dreaded second book slump, but it didn’t! It kept me hooked all the way until the end and I really cannot wait until the last book in this series. I also cannot wait until I dive into more of Gena’s books because I had a great time reading her writing!

I love the world and the characters that Gena immersed me in and there was a lot of growth within this sequel. And it is also pretty roller coastery, but I personally love it when a book makes you feel like you’re on a roller coaster. And I love that her writing/storytelling keeps you on your toes!

I highly recommend this series and do not fear, this book definitely lives up to the first one and I’m sure Gena will blow us away with the final book!

About the Author

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Intertwined Novels, the White Rabbit Chronicles, and the Everlife Novels, among numerous novels for an adult audience as well. Her stories have been praised as “unputdownable.” Gena lives in Oklahoma with her family and a menagerie of dogs. Follow her on twitter @genashowalter and visit her website at genashowalter.com.

Author Links: Website || Twitter || Goodreads

Giveaway

2 signed sets of FIRSTLIFE & LIFEBLOOD (US Only!)
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Tour Schedule

Week 1:

3/6: Brittany’s Book Rambles – Q&A

3/7: In Wonderland – Review

3/8: Reading Is Better With Cupcakes – Guest Post

3/9: Take Me Away To A Great Read – Review

3/10: Swoony Boys Podcast – Character Interview

Week 2:

3/13: Two Chicks On Books – Guest Post

3/14: Books Are Love – Review

3/15: Resch Reads and Reviews – Makeup Board

3/16: Here’s to Happy Endings – Review

3/17: Lisa Loves Literature – Heaven vs. Hell

Week 3:

3/20: Quite the Novel Idea – Review

3/21: The Irish Banana Review – Fast 5

3/22: Mundie Moms – Review

3/23: Megnificent Boks – Top 10

3/24: Owl Always Be Reading – Review

Let’s Talk About It

Have you read this series? Or do you want to? Are you in love with the covers as much as I am?

four-half-stars

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Stephanie
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Blog Tour: Confessions of a High School Disaster [Review & Giveaway]

Posted March 6, 2017 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Confessions of a High School Disaster [Review & Giveaway]Confessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain
Published by Simon Pulse on March 7th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 352
Format: ARC, eARC
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four-half-stars

In the tradition of Bridget Jones’s Diary, a lovably flawed high school student chronicles her life as she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love in a diary that sparkles with humor and warmth.
I’m Chloe Winter, and my life is kiiiiind of a disaster.
On the plus side, I got the lead in the musical!
On the down side…
1. I’m a kissing virgin (so so so embarrassing). 2. My best friend, Hannah, is driving me insane. 3. I think I’m in love with Mac Brody, the most popular senior guy, whose girlfriend is so beautiful she doesn’t even need eyeliner. 4. My dad won’t stop asking me if I’m okay. 5. Oh, and my mom moved to Mexico to work on her novel. But it’s fine—she’ll be back soon. She said so.
Mom tells me everything is copy. So I’m writing down all the horrible things that happen to me in this diary.
This is the worst year of my life so far, unless maybe it’s the best.

My Thoughts

I loved that this was an epistolary novel. Those are definitely some of my favorites. Especially when they are told by a witty, honest, and humorous girl like Chloe. I had a lot of fun flipping the pages of this book. It’s a book that I would reread.

I also love that this format lets the reader really get to know Chloe on a deep personal level. It lets the reader enter her life and it just felt like it came to life to me. I love how it’s relatable because I, too, was once a teenager. I remember living some of these scenarios that Chloe goes through.

I think that many people would enjoy this book and that it’s for many different people. If you like books like Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty, you would like Confessions of a High School Disaster. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more by Emma Chastain!

About the Author

Bio, pic, and author links go here…

Giveaway

Description of giveaway plus rafflecopter

Tour Schedule

Week 1:

3/6: In Wonderland – Review

3/7: Tales of the Raveous Reads – Nancy & Christy’s High School Disasters

3/8: Just Commonly – Review

3/9: Wandering Bark Books – Guest Post

3/10: Resch Reads & Reviews – Review

Week 2:

3/13: Books Are Love – Q&A

3/14: Ex Libris – Review

3/15: Bookmark Lit – Cover Colors

3/16: YA Book Nerd – Review

3/17: The Irish Banana Review – Fast 5

Let’s talk about it!

four-half-stars

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Stephanie
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The Dark Days Club [Review]

The Dark Days Club [Review]

Posted January 30, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts So for the most part I liked this book. I think my main issue with this was just the fact that I have been in such a book slumpy mood that it’s put a damper on not only the amount of books I’ve been reading but whether or not I enjoy them. It […]

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The Rift Uprising [Review and Giveaway]

The Rift Uprising [Review and Giveaway]

Posted December 1, 2016 by Lizzie in Giveaway, Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts For some reason, I can never figure out how to best start a review! I guess I will start with my overall feeling after finishing this guy: I liked it, it was fast passed and I read it in one sitting! Very movie-esque, I could picture the Rift and the setting SO well. […]

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Love & Gelato [Review]

Love & Gelato [Review]

Posted November 28, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

My Thoughts I really, really, really enjoyed this story. It was the perfect young adult contemporary and exactly what I needed at this time. It’s a story about a girl named Lina who moves to Italy to live with her father for the summer after her mom dies. She is given a journal that her […]

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