Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DECEIVED by Julie Anne Lindsey - Book Blog Tour

YAY!! Y'all I can't say how excited I am to share this with you! Last month, thanks to NetGalley and Merit Press, I had the chance to read Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey. For those of you who follow her on her various social media outlets, you know what kind of awesome I'm talking about. She's hysterical! Deceived is her debut YA novel and it's full of page turning mystery. I had a really hard time writing a review that didn't include spoilers. Seriously, everything I wanted to write was full of spoilery goodness, so it took several attempts to get it just right without spilling the beans.

Oh, and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post! ;-) 

GOODREADS BLURB:


When Elle's father, a single parent and a big shot in corporate insurance, moves her to yet another boarding school for senior year, Elle is disgusted when nothing changes. Her night terrors don't go away, and, soon, despite her father's caring calls and visits, Elle starts to believe she's losing her mind. She knows she's being followed; a ribbon is tied around her doorknob, and there are those cigarette butts that keep turning up on the doormat, in violation of a strict smoking ban on campus. Then there's Bryan, an intriguing boy Elle meets at a flea market and later finds out is a student at her school. Yet on campus, he pretends he doesn't recognize her - until the day he divulges just how much danger she's in. In her search for an answer to all the madness, Elle unravels the truth about her dad's real identity, why someone has lied to her all her life, and the terrifying truth that she may be the only one who can save her from the one who's following her now.

Available September 18th on Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository / and more.


REVIEW:


I am such a mystery fan. And this was perfect for the mystery lover in me. She did a wonderful job of keeping me guessing who is following her. It could be Brian, the hot guy she met just before school started. Or it could be Davis, the guy all the girls on campus are trying to get together with. Or maybe it’s that creepy grounds keeper that gives me the chills every single time he’s mentioned. But, maybe it’s none of them at all? And I loved Pixie! Seriously she is one of the best side characters, love her.

Once Elle began to uncover things about Brian I couldn’t put the book down. I devoured it in no time at all. I had to know who was behind all the chaos of Elle’s life. I felt satisfied with the ending. While everything was tied up and this is clearly a standalone book, it think maybe there’s potential for a companion novel staring Pixie. Just sayin! That girl was fun.


BOOK TRAILER: 
But, don't take my word for how great this book was. Take a look at the awesome book trailer that students at Julie's alma mater, Kent State, made for her. They did such a great job!

No matter how hard I tried to get the video to link into this post I failed. So either Blogger and YouTube were conspiring against me or I'm just completely incompetent at this video linking stuff. (I'm going with the latter. lol) So, click here to see the video on YouTube.

ABOUT JULIE: 


Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. In 2013, Julie welcomed five new releases in three genres including her newest title, DECEIVED, a YA suspense from Merit Press, and her first cozy mystery, MURDER BY THE SEASIDE, book one in the Patience Price, Counselor at Large series from Carina Press (a digital imprint of Harlequin).

Julie is a self-proclaimed word nerd who would rather read than almost anything else. She started writing to make people smile. Someday she plans to change the world. Most days you'll find her online, amped up on caffeine and wielding a book.

Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW), Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), Sisters in Crime (SinC) and the Canton Writer’s Guild.



Find her online:
Tweeting her crazy @JulieALindsey
Soothing her book obsession on GoodReads
Pinning the pretty on Pinterest
Tumbling lamely on Tumblr
Blogging about books and writing at Musings from the Slush Pile
Facebook

GIVEAWAY:
Julie has offered a PDF ARC to one commenter! Yay!!! Leave a comment below along with your email address to be entered in the giveaway.
Leave your address as follows: email (at) gmail (dot) com

Giveaway rules:  
Contest starts September 17, 2013 and runs until midnight September 21, 2013. 
Winner will be contacted via email.
Winner has 48 hours to respond to email before a new winner is chosen.
See official rules and regulations here.



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