Blog Tour: Overdrive [Review & Giveaway]

Posted September 13, 2016 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 2 Comments

Blog Tour: Overdrive [Review & Giveaway]

Blog Tour: Overdrive [Review & Giveaway]Overdrive by Dawn Ius
Published by Simon Pulse on September 13th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Gone in Sixty Seconds meets Heist Society in this edgy novel about a crack team of teenage criminals on a mission to learn to trust, build a life, and steal a wish list of exotic cars.
Jules Parish has screwed up.
After three years of boosting cars, she got caught. She’s too good to get caught, but she let her (ex)-boyfriend talk her into a questionable job. And now she and her little sister, Emma, will be kicked out of their foster home, left to survive on the unforgiving streets of Las Vegas alone.
Eccentric, wealthy Roger Montgomery wants to open up his mansion to Jules and Emma. The only catch? Jules must steal seven of the rarest, most valuable muscle cars in the world…in seven weeks. Even worse, she’s forced to put her trust in three complete strangers to help her do it.
First there’s Chelsea, the gorgeous redhead with a sharp tongue and love for picking locks. Then there’s Mat, who hasn’t met a system he couldn’t hack. And finally there’s the impossibly sexy car thief Nick, whose bad attitude and mysterious past drive Jules crazy.
With nothing in common and everything to lose, can Jules and her amateur crew pull off what could be the biggest car heist in history? Or will things spin out of control faster than a Nevada dust devil?

My Thoughts

This was a thrilling and fun book to read and I felt like I just flew through this book! I don’t know a whole lot about cars but that didn’t matter while I was reading this because the characters kept you hooked on everything. You could tell that they knew what they were talking about and when you were reading about them, you felt like you understood what they were talking about even if you know nothing about cars. Which I really appreciated.

I loved that Overdrive had the feel of Gone in Sixty Seconds and Fast & Furious. I love those movies and I felt like this was a great book within that genre. I had a lot of fun reading this and if you’re a fan of cars or movies like Gone in Sixty Seconds and Fast & Furious then you should definitely pick up this thrilling, action-filled novel!

About the Authoroverdrive author

Dawn Ius is a short story author, novelist, screenwriter, professional editor, and communications specialist. She is the cofounder and senior editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal; the assistant manager of The International Thriller Writers (ITW) Association e-zine, The Big Thrill; and the author of ten educational graphic novels. When she’s not slaying fictional monsters, she can be found geeking out over things like fairy tales, Jack Bauer, Halloween, sports cars, and all things that go bump in the night. She lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband, Jeff, and their giant English mastiff, Roarke.

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2 responses to “Blog Tour: Overdrive [Review & Giveaway]

  1. danielle

    I need an action-packed novel right now after reading an emotional book resulting in book-hangover. thanks for the recommendations too–I love cars even though I don’t really know too much about them.

  2. Huh, this sounds like a wild adventure! It reminds me of Grift by Jason Mosberg. That also followed a gang of teen criminals in Las Vegas, but they were all runaways living under the care of their scam artist mentor. I really adored it because it was a sister story, and followed the characters trying to rescue a kidnapped little sister. I don’t know much about cars either, but it’s good to know that wouldn’t be an impediment to enjoying this story!

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