TBR and Beyond is so happy to be presenting you with our very first blog tour for Don’t Say a Word (Hometown Antihero #2) by Amber Lynn Natusch. We loved the first book in the series, Dare You to Lie, so much that we were honored to be able to run this tour for Amber. If you like shows like Riverdale, Veronica Mars and Law & Order: SVU then this series is perfect for you! We have a great pre-order offer available, as well as a contest below! Make sure you check those out. If you haven’t read the first novel in this series then be sure to take a look at our Dare You to Lie REVIEW.
Submit your DON’T SAY A WORD preorder receipt to receive a ten-page bonus scene in Dawson’s POV will be yours with proof of pre-order.
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My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Genre: Adult Mystery
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: August 6th, 2019
When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.
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My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: June 4th, 2019
Trigger Warnings: Conversion Therapy, Religious Fanaticism, Homophobia, Parental Shunning, Alcoholism, Threats of Outting and Violence.
Pretty Little Liars meets People Like Us in this taut, tense thriller about two teens who find their paths intertwined when an anonymous texter threatens to spill their secrets and uproot their lives.
The daughter of small town social climbers, Amanda Kelly is deeply invested in her boyfriend, real estate heir Carter Shaw. He’s kind, ambitious, the town golden boy—but he’s far from perfect. Because behind Amanda’s back, Carter is also dating Rosalie.
Rosalie Bell is fighting to remain true to herself and her girlfriend—while concealing her identity from her Christian fundamentalist parents. After years spent in and out of conversion “therapy,” her own safety is her top priority. But maintaining a fake, straight relationship is killing her from the inside.
When an anonymous texter ropes Amanda and Rosalie into a bid to take Carter down, the girls become collateral damage—and unlikely allies in a fight to unmask their stalker before Private uproots their lives. – Snyopsis from Goodreads.
PRIVATE NUMBER: You shouldn’t have ignored me. Now look what you made me do…
I went on a splurge at the bookstore in June and kind of was grabbing at stuff, whatever looked good to me. Screw the Goodreads ratings – I was just buying blind. This one was on the books that I hadn’t heard of prior but looked like fun, so was my blind buy worth it? Well, Kind of.
All Eye on Us is a different kind of book and I’m not entirely sure that the author even completely knew what she wanted to write. This books follows two young girls of completely different backgrounds and we switch off and on with their POVS.
The first girl Amanda is your typical rich snob that is trying to make a perfect life with her douchey boyfriend Carter. This is much more a financial and social relationship than anything else and both their parents have been pushing it on them their entire lives. Honestly, if you’ve seen Gossip Girl – whenever Amanda’s POV was up, I couldn’t help but see Blair, so take that how you will. Then we have Rosealie, who comes from far less money and her family is INTENSELY religious. Rosealie makes most of her decisions based on fear due to her parents disapproval. Rosealie happens to be a lesbian and when she tried to come out to her parents at a young age, she was sent to conversion camp. She now has a girlfriend in secret and dates Carter (yep, that Carter) in public for her parents approval. Amanda and Rosealie’s lives are about to become entangled even more than just dating the same idiot when they start to both get threatening text messages.
This book started out quite slow and honestly had a lot of pacing issues through-out. I felt like it didn’t know if it wanted to be a tense thriller or a hard-hitting contemporary novel. I really did find it interesting and horrifying learning about Rosealie’s past with conversion therapy, but it kept coming and going and didn’t always fit the flow. It almost felt like two different books at times. I would read both those books but having them trying to flow together at the same time was a little distracting. I think the slow pace will throw a lot of people on this one – I mean it takes a LONG time to really build up that tension and I don’t really feel it ever hits a boiling point – not really.
The mystery wasn’t bad, I didn’t figure it out. Near the end you will laugh for sure. I can’t say anything but it was cleaver I will say that. I just wish we could’ve stayed on the thriller path at least for half the book solid. I did like the characters – well the main girls. The writing was pretty good and I would definitely read this author again. I enjoyed the book, but it just didn’t come through on all things for me. If you are interested in this one, I’d probably say pick it up at the library and try it first.
We are so happy to be part of the blog tour for Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski that is put on by the lovely The Fantastic Flying Book Club. To see the full schedule, go HERE. Also be sure to check out the playlist, favorite quotes and US contest after the review!
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: June 4th, 2019
Trigger Warnings: Loss of a loved one, PTSD nightmares, violence, anxiety and threats of being institutionalized.
All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.
This haul is long overdue, but I’m finally starting to get my shit together and post all the hauls I’ve had over the last couple months – so look out for more! In June, I got it in my head that this year I’m going to start reading some romantic contemporary. I know – I swear I am not a pod person! I actually don’t have a ton of experience with light contemporary because I’ve never taken much of an interest in it till recently. In June, I went to my local bookstore – Indigo/Chapters and they had a good sale going – buy three books and get one free, so obviously I had to go nuts and spend a couple hundred dollars I didn’t have because I have zero self-control.
Hey Blogger Friends! TBR and Beyond is so excited to announce that we are hosting our very first blog tour for the upcoming YA release Don’t Say a Word, which releases on September 17th, 2019. I have personally read this book and it was such a fun ride! This is the sequel to Dare You to Lie. Continue reading “Don’t Say a Word by Amber Lynn Natusch Blog Tour SIGN UPS!”
How is it August? It’s all going by too fast people! Neither of us are participating in any read-a-thons this month. We are just working on the summer board game going on in the Facebook TBR group.