Category: Giveaways

Cheesus Was Here…by J.C. Adams

Posted April 8, 2017 by thebookr in Book Tours, Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments
Cheesus Was Here…by J.C. Adams

  Cheesus Was Here by J.C. Davis Publisher: Sky Pony Press Release Date: April 11th, 2017 Genre: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult, Humor, Fiction Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Delaney Delgado knows miracles aren’t real—if they were, her kid sister wouldn’t be dead. So when the image of baby Jesus appears on a Babybel cheese wheel, she’s not buying the idea that God’s got a dairy obsession. Soon, religious signs begin turning up all over Del’s hometown, tiny Clemency, Texas. Overnight, news vans fill the streets and religious pilgrims start searching for God in the discount aisle of the grocery store.   Hell-bent on proving the so-called miracles are fake, Del convinces her best friend, Gabe, to help her find the truth. While Gabe’s willing to play detective, as a preacher’s son he’s more interested in finding evidence that supports the miracles. But when the whole town becomes caught up in religious fervor and even the late-night talk show hosts have stopped laughing and started to believe, finding the truth might cause more trouble than Del can handle. This novel is neither pro nor anti-religion, and will appeal to fans of contemporary YA novels that explore deep themes with an element of humor. The […]

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Aftermath…by Clara Kensie

Posted November 15, 2016 by thebookr in Book Tours, Books, Giveaways, Reviews / 2 Comments
Aftermath…by Clara Kensie

Each second of my four years, two months, and seven days in the attic dragged on forever, and nothing ever changed. We don’t have a Dream Book anymore. But we don’t need one. ‘Aftermath’ is a young adult novel about Charlotte. She is kidnapped from a football game when she is eleven and is held in her kidnapper’s attic for over four years. She survives by imagining that her twin sister, mother, and father are leading a wonderful life without her. She imagines that her twin sister is living everything ‘double’ for Charlotte.  Her kidnapper has a stroke and falls down falls down the stairs. The EMT’s then find Charlotte in a cage in the attic. When Charlotte is released, she is reunited with her family but soon finds out that they have not been leading the life that Charlotte dreamed. I really liked the premise of this novel. As the name implies the story focuses less on Charlotte’s captivity and more on the damage that it caused Charlotte and her family. I liked how Charlotte’s state of mine is explored through her warped thinking and her small habits (such as taking the stuffing out of the stuffed bears everyone gives her). This […]

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Pushing Perfect…by Michelle Falkoff-Blog tour

Posted October 27, 2016 by thebookr in Book Tours, Books, Giveaways, Reviews / 2 Comments
Pushing Perfect…by Michelle Falkoff-Blog tour

When Kara experiences her first acne outbreak , she believes it is the beginning of her slide away from perfection. She slowly pushes away from her best friends and begins to worry about getting in to the best college. When she realizes she suffers from test anxiety, she seeks out a new way to ace the test. A new friend introduces her to a drug that will help her to concentrate. She soon begins to be blackmailed by someone who knows what she did. Kara worries that she will never be perfect again. What I Loved: I did understand Kara’s motivation to be perfect. I think it is an experience that many teenagers face. They push themselves to do well in school and sports and to look perfect. I liked that this issue is addressed in this story, as it is often overlooked in young adult novels. I felt the story was very realistic and believable. I think Kara’s insecurities and her relationships with her friends are pretty accurate for high school students. I also love the title. It could have double meaning. As in the person selling Kara the drugs is pushing her need for perfection but also Kara […]

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Bury the Living..by Jodi McIsaac

Posted October 22, 2016 by thebookr in Book Tours, Books, Giveaways, Reviews / 2 Comments
Bury the Living..by Jodi McIsaac

Review   Nora O’Reilly has a history of being a rebel. So when a stranger in a dream calls her to the Cathedral of St.Bridget of Kildare (patron saint of Ireland), Nora follows. Once there she finds more than she bargained for. At the cathedral she touches a relic of Saint Bridgett and is flung back eighty years .   You all know I love a good time travel story. This one also had some unique twists. Nora goes back in time only a relatively few years. The book also highlights some of the tough warfare that Ireland has endured. I saw a few reviews that have said that ‘Bury the Living’ is the Irish ‘Outlander’. From what I know of ‘Outlander’, one of the main themes is romance. This novel does touch on romance but is not its main theme. Before reading ‘Bury the Living’, I knew about the strife in Ireland but I guess I never really knew how awful it was. This book really brings home some of the struggles and hardships of the Irish people during this time.   I did really loved this book. It stuck to the main storyline well and did not stray much. The characters were solid […]

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The Christmas Eve Letter…by Elyse Douglas

Posted October 19, 2016 by thebookr in Book Tours, Books, Giveaways, Reviews / 2 Comments
The Christmas Eve Letter…by Elyse Douglas

Review   Eve Sharland is just coming out a messy divorce, when she finds a touching love letter inside a lantern . She is startled to realize that the person the letter is addressed to has the same name as her. She discovers the lantern can propel her to 1885 New York city. She also realizes that she may be there to change the past. She  struggles in eighteenth century to fit in and find her way home.   Ever since I saw the movie’ Somewhere in Time’ as a child, I have been intrigued by the idea of time travel. Especially, time travel with romance woven in. So I was really excited to read ‘ The Christmas Eve Letter’.   The descriptions of ninth century New York was vivid and very well researched.  One thing that is not realized in some novels is that speech and slang terms were different in the past and those things were definitely addressed in this story. I liked the character of Eve. She seemed like a genuine twentieth century women. Very much independent but not without faults. Her love interest sub-plot with Patrick added more depth and emotion to the storyline.  I flew through reading this […]

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Sticker Girl…by Janet Tashjian

Posted October 15, 2016 by thebookr in Book Tours, Books, Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments
Sticker Girl…by Janet Tashjian

Sticker Girl by Janet Tashjian & Inga Wilmink Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Release Date: October 11th 2016 Genre: Middle Grade, Children Rating: Synopsis: Martina Rivera has a remarkable imagination. But with two extroverted brothers at home, she’s always struggled to make a big impression on those around her. Life soon takes an exciting turn when Martina discovers the secret power of her sticker collection: They come to life! Among her magical sticker friends are Craig, a rambunctious talking cupcake; Nora, a karaoke-singing ladybug; and Lucinda, a very sleepy fairy. Will her new sticker friends help her overcome her shyness? Or will they get Martina in lots of trouble? Or both?! It’s time to meet Sticker Girl! Bonus feature: sticker sheet featuring all the magic stickers from Book 1 packaged with the book!   Favorite Quotes   “Here’s the thing about being shy:just because you’re not bowling over people with your giant personality,they might thing there is not a lot going on inside. But they’d be wrong.”   “In the world of stickers I’m the one in charge. Stickers don’t judge you; they don’t care if you quiet or shy.”   “We cupcakes have a lot to contribute, you know. We’re not […]

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Unlocked…by Margo Kelly Blog Tour

Posted October 10, 2016 by thebookr in Book Tours, Books, Giveaways, Reviews / 2 Comments
Unlocked…by Margo Kelly Blog Tour

*First I want to apologize for the late posting. Due to Hurricane Matthew, I was unable to post this review last week, during the blog tour.   Unlocked is a thriller involving hypnosis, mystery, love, and friendship! When seventeen year-year old Hannah undergoes hypnosis during a fair, her life soon spirals out of control. She soon believes that she is suffering from schizophrenia. The disease that took her father’s life.   What I Loved Unlocked is an interesting take on YA paranormal. Throughout the story, Hannah, is convinced she is going crazy. She sees dark shadows, hallucinations, and apparitions. Though Hannah was once popular, she begins to lose friends, not care about appearance, and do poorly in school.  This all lends to an air of mystery and suspense throughout the novel.  The element of hypnosis added a bit of nuance to the story.  The author was not afraid to make the scenes gritting and scary.   I  did love the character of plug, I think he was complex and interesting. His character grew and changed throughout the book.  I also liked the character of Kyla. Her personality was sweet and friendly while her appearance is described as avant-garde (with shocking hair […]

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Young Adult The Book Heist-Books for Evermore

Posted October 9, 2016 by thebookr in Book Tours, Books, Giveaways / 0 Comments
Young Adult The Book Heist-Books for Evermore

  Like our Facebook page where you can learn more about us and where we’ll announce our winners throughout the giveaway!  https://www.facebook.com/Book-Heist-Kindle-giveaway-607276049397351/ Introducing our mixed bag of authors! Michelle Lynn – Dystopian Rebecca Jaycox – Fantasy Michelle Bryan – Dystopian Gina Azzi – Contemporary Romance Melissa Craven – Paranormal Kelly St. Clare – Fantasy Susan Faw – Fantasy G.K. DeRosa – Paranormal T.D. Shields – Dystopian Patrick Hodges – Contemporary Amalie Jahn – Science Fiction Claire Luana – Fantasy K.J. McPike – Paranormal Michael Bailey – Super Heroes J.A. Culican – Fantasy Elysabeth Eldering – Paranormal Mystery Rita Goldner – Children’s K.R. Conway – Paranormal T.L. McDonald – Fantasy       GIVEAWAY: Book Heist: Kindle Giveaway Book Blitz Organized by:

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In the Garden Room…by Tanya Eby-Blog Tour

Posted October 4, 2016 by thebookr in Book Tours, Books, Giveaways / 2 Comments
In the Garden Room…by Tanya Eby-Blog Tour

Papa says we have to move the body and come up with a story before anyone finds out. I find that very odd. Not the story part, I am used to stories, but the part about the body. Just an hour ago, that body was Mother, but now she’s gone. Her soul hissed out like steam from a kettle. I cross to the object who was Mother but now is The Body. Father says hurry, and I do. “The police will be here soon, and we must be ready,” he says. He does not know that the police only come to the Packinghouse District to drink and to open their trousers.

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Here’s the Thing…by Emily O’Beirne-Blog Tour

Posted September 30, 2016 by thebookr in Book Tours, Books, Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments
Here’s the Thing…by Emily O’Beirne-Blog Tour

‘Here’s the Thing’ is a LGBT coming of age story. When sixteen year old Zelda moves back to Australia from New York, she struggles to fit in . She misses New York city and her friend/crush, Prim. Prim is a model who hates most people and things and gives Prim a new outlook on life. The story alternates between the present (Zelda in Australia) and the past (Zelda in New York). In the present Zelda makes new friends and begins taking drama. While she does like her new life, she still yearns for her old one. In her new life she also struggles to settle her feelings for Prim.   I found this novel to be a fresh change from many young adult novels. Ithink an important topic in this book was how teenagers often struggle to fit in after a move. Zelda’s move is somewhat extreme as she moves to a different country with a different sub-culture but I think this is an important topic and is often overlooked as such a difficult time for teenagers.   I liked the characters of Zelda and Prim and I loved their personalities. The story has a good pacing to it and I flew through it. I […]

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