Because I feel like we need more good things and deeds in the world, I’ve decided to give away 3 copies of Without Merit by @colleenhoover! (YES, that means 3 winners!) This is one of my most anticipated reads this year so I want to share it with everyone.
(Note: If you win and want a different book, I’d be happy to give that to you instead, as long as it’s of relatively similar value.)
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Giveaway ends Oct 13, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.
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Welcome to the Internet Famous Blog Tour, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours!~
Title: Internet Famous
Author: Danika Stone
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: June 6th 2017
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Can an online romance survive in real life?
Internet sensation Madison Nakama has it all! Her pop-culture rewatch site has a massive following, and fans across the world wait on her every post and tweet. Even Madi’s dismal romantic life seems ready to take off as Laurent, a fellow geek (and unfairly HOT French exchange student!) starts flirting with her in the comments section of her blog. But Laurent’s not the only one watching for Madi’s replies.
Internet fame has a price, and their online romance sparks the unwanted attention of a troll. When Madi’s “real life” hits a rough patch, she feels her whole world crumbling. With Laurent’s support, can Madi rally her friends across the globe to beat the troll, or will he succeed in driving her away from everything―and everyone―she loves?
First off, I loved that this book gave so much time to Madi actually writing her blog, and tweeting out to her followers. It gave a sense of realism to the book – she wasn’t famous just because, she was famous cause she actually put time and effort into her work. As a blogger, I was able to relate to her a lot. That being said, I can’t say that I’m as accustomed to so many (read: any) responses to my work. It was great seeing Madi interact with her fanbase and try to be neutral and kind in her posts.
I have to admit – the troll made me nervous. There’s something about a faceless villain that really gets to you. And the scary thing is that it can happen. This is the world that we live in, where people can ruin your safe space with a few simple clicks of a button. And it sucks. It sucked for Madi more than most <highlight for spoilers> because the troll actually affected her real life – her schooling, her grades – and I think the worst is that the school kept buying into anonymous tips about Madi’s work that never actually panned out. My stomach kept knotting itself every time the troll struck, and that feeling is what fueled me through the book. I needed to know what the resolution was. I needed to know why this troll was after her.
Madi herself was well developed – I enjoyed her little quips and appreciated her introversion. Her motto was something along the lines of human interaction sucks, and I can definitely relate to that. We really got to see her step outside of her comfort zone and learn to take control of her own life. Madi’s sister, Sarah, added a lot of emotion to the book. I loved her and yet I also understood Madi’s own kind of resentment towards her parents, and kind of her sister. We learn early on that Sarah is someone with special needs, though her condition is never actually named. She is fun and lovable, and my heart hurts for her throughout the novel. Madi tries her best with her and I love the sisterly relationship that is a big part of this novel.
The romance itself is cute – it doesn’t actually steal the spotlight in the book, and I have to give the author credit for that. Some of the ideas lent to the whole long-distance relationship were fun and creative, too, and I enjoyed learning more about Laurent and the other NYC characters.
Random note: I would love to see/own a printed version of the book because some of the details would be cool to see off the screen.
As a whole, this book is probably one of my favourites this year. The resolution of the book was really well done, and I didn’t actually feel like the end was rushed. In fact, the epilogue was just what I needed to finish off the book (it’s something I kind of wanted to see at the end of books like Girl at Sea and other romantic contemporaries). Definitely would recommend!
World Building: 4/5
GoodReads Rating: 3.8
eARC obtained via Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author:
The first book in Danika’s upcoming Tathagata series (Edge of Wild) was selected as a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award (2013). Edge of Wild (Stonehouse CA) will be released March 2016. Danika’s YA novel, All the Feels (Macmillan US), will be released June 2016.
Ms. Stone is represented by Morty Mint of Mint Literary Agency.
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If you don’t know already, Colleen Hoover has been one of my favourite authors since I read Slammed back in 2013. Since then, I’ve read and loved all of her books. Yesterday, her newest novel Maybe Someday was released and from what I’ve heard, it’s amazing ! I have yet to get my own copy, but I will soon (first, I need money…) !
Title: Maybe Someday
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: March 18, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.
Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…
Colleen collaborated with Griffin Peterson to write the songs featured in this novel. Not only that, Griffin went on to record them, compiling them into a CD!
|1||Living a Lie||Griffin Peterson||4:31|
|3||A Little Bit More||Griffin Peterson||3:18|
|4||Maybe Someday||Griffin Peterson||3:59|
|5||I’m in Trouble||Griffin Peterson||3:00|
|6||It’s You||Griffin Peterson||2:43|
|7||Hold On to You||Griffin Peterson||3:51|
|8||Let It Begin||Griffin Peterson||2:54|
Colleen Hoover is the New York Times bestselling author ofSlammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, Losing Hope andFinding Cinderella. In December 2012, The New York Times wrote about the New Adult phenomenon, mentioning Colleen Hoover’s NYT bestseller, Slammed. She was interviewed by the Associated Press for a news article and featured in the nationally broadcast show ABC Nightline, (aired in February 2013) where she spoke about her books and her writing process. She was interviewed onCBS This Morning, which aired in May 2013. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.
Griffin Peterson is a songwriter and artist living in Nashville. After his run on American Idol, he graduated from Belmont University and has been concentrating on releasing his first EP. Griffin and Colleen collaborated on her previous title, Losing Hope, on which Griffin graced the cover. Now he brings his musical talent to accentuate Colleen’s pages.
I LOVED A WALK TO REMEMBER.
Like it’s been my favourite movie since I was in like second grade. I read the book in ninth or tenth grade and I can honestly tell you that I enjoyed the movie way more. The cast was amazing and they managed to do something with the story that Nicholas Sparks couldn’t (though I can’t tell you what, because I honestly don’t know..). Definitely my favourite book adaptation. If you haven’t yet seen the movie check it out ASAP!
Within the past few weeks, teaser trailers, leading up to the release of The Golden Lily on June 12th, 2012, have been released. Within each trailer is a small short quote, making you (i.e. me) writhe in utter excitement and tantalizing torture.
If you’ve missed them, I’ll try my best to post them up here!