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Hey everyone! It’s time to kick off another exciting tour. TBR and Beyond Tours is so excited to be hosting the book tour for this historical fiction mystery, Chasing Starlight by Teri Bailey Black. Make sure to check out the other blogs on the tour schedule (listed below)!Continue reading “Chasing Starlight Blog Tour: Welcome Post”
Hey everyone! It’s time to kick off another exciting tour. TBR and Beyond Tours is so excited to be hosting the book tour for this cute LGBTQ+ Contemporary, The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen. Make sure to check out the other blogs on the tour schedule (listed below)!Continue reading “The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life Book Tour: Welcome Post, Interview & Giveaway!”
Hey everyone! It’s time to kick off another exciting tour. TBR and Beyond Tours is so excited to be hosting the book tour for this fun fae fantasy, Ironspark by C.M. McGuire. Make sure to check out the other blogs on the tour schedule (listed below)!
Hey everyone! It’s time to kick off another exciting tour. TBR and Beyond Tours is so excited to be hosting the book tour the sequel to the hard-hitting contemporary The Quiet You Carry – Quiet No More by Nikki Barthemess. Make sure to check out the other blogs on the tour schedule (listed below) and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom for your chance to win a copy of both books by Nikki!
Hey everyone! It’s time to kick off another exciting tour. TBR and Beyond Tours is so excited to be hosting the book tour for the HIGHLY anticipated YA Fantasy sequel wwwof Merciless Crow – The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen. Make sure to check out the other blogs on the tour schedule (listed below) and be sure to enter the giveaway for The Merciless Crow & The Faithless Hawk (US ONLY) at the bottom!
We adore Margaret at TBR and Beyond and we were lucky enough to get to start off this tour with an interview with the author herself!
Hey everyone! TBR and Beyond Tours is incredibly excited to have our first ever COVER REVEAL! This one is a beauty! I’m completely in love with it! Let’s get right down to the reveal!
Continue reading “COVER REVEAL: Born at Dawn (DaValia Trilogy) by Christina Davis”
Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. I knew instantly that I wanted to take part in this weekly meme because who doesn’t love making lists?
This week’s (May 26, 2020) topic is: I wasn’t feeling this week’s prompt, so I’m going with Books I’ve Lost Interest In.
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: June 30th, 2020
When Anna Cicconi arrives to the small Hamptons village of Herron Mills for a summer nanny gig, she has high hopes for a fresh start. What she finds instead is a community on edge after the disappearance of Zoe Spanos, a local girl who has been missing since New Year’s Eve. Anna bears an eerie resemblance to Zoe, and her mere presence in town stirs up still-raw feelings about the unsolved case. As Anna delves deeper into the mystery, stepping further and further into Zoe’s life, she becomes increasingly convinced that she and Zoe are connected—and that she knows what happened to her. Two months later, Zoe’s body is found in a nearby lake, and Anna is charged with manslaughter. But Anna’s confession is riddled with holes, and Martina Green, teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast, isn’t satisfied. Did Anna really kill Zoe? And if not, can Martina’s podcast uncover the truth? – Synopsis from Goodreads.
My rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Genre: YA Thriller
Publisher: Sourcebook Fire
Published: December 3rd, 2019
When Nora gets accepted into her dream summer program at the prestigious Winthrop Academy, she jumps at the chance to put her coding skills to use. But then a fellow student goes missing—and the tech trail for the crime leads back to Nora. With no one else to trust, Nora must race to uncover the truth and clear her name…or she might be the next to disappear. – Synopsis by Goodreads.
Oh boy, where do I even start with this mess? I read and really enjoyed the author’s first book, Follow Me Back. It wasn’t great writing or anything, but it was addicting and had a great twist at the end. I was pretty excited to see she had a new book coming out, I actually pre-ordered Scared Little Rabbits and read it very shortly after it arrived. WHAT. A. HOT. MESS. If you don’t like rant reviews, then move along – this is not for you.
The basic premise is our main character, Nora goes to an elite summer program at “Winthrop Academy Summer Maker Program”. Nora’s there to work on a tech project she submitted for the next three works, but things get a little crazy when another girl in the program goes missing and Nora is the number one suspect. I am all over books that feature young women in STEM programs, like yes! Give me more of this! Throw in a crime, I’m listening! How the hell did this author make sure a mess of such a cool premise?
First of all, we do get some talk of some of the tech projects going around, but nothing goes very in-depth. It didn’t really make me feel very immersed in the whole story when the tech kids make incredible, innovative projects seem a little too simple or basic all the time. My major issue though is we have a supposedly really intelligent, full of potential female main character, who has worked insanely hard to get a chance to come to this prestigious program and within the first day – the FIRST DAMN DAY, she becomes completely enamored with the most popular guy around. Yep, screw everything you worked for because OH MY GOD – IT’S A BOY!!! Of course, he is instantly drawn to her – even though she is the author writes her as this really awkward, shy and never had a boyfriend type of girl, so of course, those sparks fly instantly. Too bad he is already dating the most popular girl in school – kill me now. This story is about to become about a couple hundred pages of, “Omg you’re a guy *teeehee* “Omg I’m a girl”* blush blush*” and forget any intelligence this story might have ever had a chance of having (which was very little).
We also have some of the stupidest catty shit I ever have seen and I’ve watched my share of teen drama’s growing up. Most of it makes no sense and makes even littler sense when everyone else around goes along with it as if it’s law. We also have a bunch of the popular kids that are working on a virtual reality simulation where you can put on a headset and see whatever reality they have uploaded. This is cool in theory but not in practice – at least in this awful book. These idiots are all walking around in an uncontrolled environment testing this shit out and trusting what they see on the screens – while walking around things like trees, pools, etc… Oh and flipping giant cliffs. Yeah, I’d totally go tramping through the woods with a protype on my head and no one watching where I was stepping. Geniuses go to this school I tell you.
The mystery is basic – been there, done that. It was predictable and just sloppy. If you haven’t figure this out by now, I didn’t enjoy this book at all. I think I only finished it to see how much more stupid it could get. I haven’t decided if I’ll try the author’s next work or not. This was just a hot mess though.