ARC REVIEW: Henge by Realm Lovejoy

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TITLE: Henge (Le Fay #1)
AUTHOR: Realm Lovejoy
PUBLICATION:
GENRE: YA > Fantasy
SOURCE: review copy via tour host
RATING:
 
 

5 ★★★★★

 
 
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Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.

Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become the Maven—the right hand of the future King Arthur. In the chance of a lifetime, Morgan is selected to join Arthur’s Round, an elite group of young magic users from which the new Maven will be chosen.

Along with the other fire, water, and wind users in Arthur’s Round, Morgan is rigorously trained and tested. The handsome Merlin, a brilliant water user, takes a particular interest in her. Is his friendship to be trusted, or is Merlin simply trying to win the position of Maven for himself? Among the many rivals Morgan faces is the current Maven, Mordred, who seems determined to see her fail.

But Morgan has a secret—years ago, her mother was executed for using fire magic, and Morgan’s desire for justice makes her more than ready to take on the challenge before her. Can she prevail in Camelot’s tests of survival and magic? Only time—and Morgan’s powerful fire—will tell.

 

 

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REVIEW:

 

“This is my favorite feeling in the world. Hot energy spawns in my heart like the sun and travels through my arms. My veins burn. My body becomes like the earth, sizzling with flowing lava..”

 

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I have found The Book. The book that makes me feel that Harry Potter, Vampire Academy (not because of the vampires) and The Hunger Games feels~

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Nope. I’m not exaggerating or anything like that. I dare you to read this book and NOT be so invested like I did.. I swear, you will fail. Despite of the all those feels that I mentioned, Henge is original and totally stand on it’s own. This book needs more audience because it’s truly deserving. Realm Lovejoy is a very talented and brilliant author.

Henge is modern retelling of Camelot that focus on Morgan Le Fay. If you’re like me and you just heard that for the very first time, I suggest you Google it like I did because the story is really rich and intriguing. Much like this retelling that Realm Lovejoy crafted. The main protagonist is, of course, Morgan. She’s a Fire user. And something happened when she was still a child that gave her determination and courage to be a Maven (Its like a Kings adviser) But she’s not the only one who wants that position. Unfortunately, she’s one of the many magic users that wants that position and all of them are competing to be the Kings maven.

Henge is a fantasy book that doesn’t lose thrill in every chapter. Secrets, lies, action, kickass characters, this book has it all. Morgan is a very likeable protagonist. I actually like her more than Katniss. She can be so badass, be a girl (you know, that gets crushes and all that) and still be smart, intuitive and make logical actions. She’s my favorite part. Every characters in this book is a gem actually, they’re real and even though we are seeing them through Morgan’s eyes, it feels like we know them. They’re fantastically and wonderfully written. All of them, even the antagonists.

I still don’t know when will the sequel be out but I AM TELLING YOU, I’M DYING!! ITS TORTURE. I WANT IT NOWWWWW. I’ve never wanted a sequel so bad (okay since World After, Murder of Crows.. etc) Anyway, HENGE IS THAT GOOD. We always have some problems about first book in a series, this one is too much awesome to hate. Its perfection.

Henge richly written with beautiful characters that will satisfy your YA read need. This book is made for every readers! If you’re fan of HP, VA, or THG.. I absolutely suggest you read Henge!

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 I ship Morgan with Lancelot. Pls author, MAKE IT HAPPEN. I KNOW THERE’S SOMETHING THERE. I. JUST. KNOW. IT.
 

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Realm LovejoyWebpage | Facebook | Twitter | Blog | Tumblr

Realm Lovejoy is an American writer and an artist. She grew up in both Washington State and the Japanese Alps of Nagano, Japan. Currently, she lives in Seattle and works as an artist in the video game industry. CLAN is her first book. You can find out more about her and her book at www.realmlovejoy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SERIES REVIEW: Time Between Us & Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone a.k.a where is my own bennett cooper?

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TITLE: Time Between Us (TIME BETWEEN US #1)
AUTHOR:Tamara Ireland Stone
PUBLISHED:Published October 9th 2012 by Hyperion
GENRE: YA > Time Travel | SciFi | Romance
PAGE: 368pages (Hardcover)
SOURCE: eBook (Kindle)
RATING: 

5 ★★★★★

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Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett has the unique ability to travel through time and space, which brings him into Anna’s life, and with him a new world of adventure and possibility.
As their relationship deepens, the two face the reality that time may knock Bennett back to where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate, what consequences they can bear in order to stay together, and whether their love can stand the test of time.
Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, Time Between Us is a stunning, spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new voice in YA fiction.

REVIEW:

 

Where do I even start???! I just LOVE this book so much. I miss this kind of feeling towards a book. When you love it so much you can’t help but gush and gush about it. That’s what I’m about to do right now. So please, be ready for that.

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So. Time Between Us is a love story. A time travel love story. I don’t really have a good record on time traveling books, I think the last book I’ve read with the same plot line is The Here and Now and uhhh, I didn’t like it. At all. So I’m not really expecting anything in here. But it surprised me. And now I’m head over heels. From the Prologue, I know that I’m going to like it already. I just know. I was invested instantly. It’s the kind of Prologue that will not let you close the book up until you’re halfway through or you’re done. The writing is captivating. The characters are (thank the bookgods) easy to relate to with realistic voices. No one is annoying. No one got on my nerves. Everything flows easily and it’s not hard to get lost inside Anna’s head. (She’s our narrator)

Okay so, Anna lives in 1995 (trivia that you’re probably not interested in but I’ll say it anyway: I was born that year. HAHA) Okay, so Anna is running in her usual route at 1995 when someone caught her eye. A guy that is sitting in a bench is looking at her oddly.. like he already knew her. And that bugged Anna. So when the guy showed up in her school and introduced himself as Bennett, Anna knew that this guy is hiding something and that somehow, she can’t stay away from him. She’s actually interested about everything about him.

You know, it’s not a secret that I’m very picky about MC’s. They affect my reading a lot and sometimes even though the plot is great, but the MC is downright annoying?! I’ll just DNF it. But Anna is so darn likeable. She’s so sweet and genuine and very.. lovable. Like, it’s really hard not to be mesmerized by her. Bennett on the on the other hand is not that different. He’s so… asdfghklrhfuhfubye. I cannot even describe it.

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I just know that, GIRLS, THIS IS THE KIND OF GUYS YOU SHOULD BE SWOONING OVER.

Now, the plot. I don’t know if it’s just me but I’m pretty skeptical when it comes to genres like these:  fantasy, paranormal and especially, SciFi, which is the genre of this book. When I learned that Bennett is the one who can travel through time, I already want an explanation..Like, how?? How can he do that exactly? Is he some experiment from a lab? Is he some math genius who studied time stuff? WHAT. Good thing, our main character isn’t some dense dimwit and she knows how to ask the right questions. But I was really disappointed when I got some answers. Yeah, maybe that’s my super little problem with the book. I just want some explanations, you know? But my love is over powering my doubts so…

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Overall, Time Between Us is a gorgeous read. Some may call it simple or not extravagant but  it made me smile, made me believe in the power of love and made my heart light and singing (pure gushing, I warned you). Everything is wonderful and stunning, pure and striking. Time Between Us is not a book to be overlooked, make a time for it!

 

 

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AUHTOR: Tamara Ireland StonePUBLICATION: October 8th, 2013 by Disney Hyperion
GENRE: YA > Time Travel | SciFi | Romance
PAGES: 368pages (Hardcover)
SOURCE: Own (Kindle)
RATING:
 

5  ★★★★

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Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn’t. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds. 
It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work…until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn’t want?
Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us’s Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.

REVIEW:

I don’t know how Tamara does it, but her book just keeps getting better and better. I’m in love with everything about this sequel. It is true. That is a 5 star rating you are seeing. I was thinking while I’m writing this review that maybe 5 star is being too generous. So I started skimming the book again and the feels you know? It just hit me. 78889-how-do-I-words-gif-I-cant-cont-jsEH   And it just keeps hitting me.. also, after finishing the book, I was satisfied. Contented. And just so darn pleased. I don’t want to spoil anyone so I’m going to keep my review of Time After Time short and simple. First, as I said above, it was satisfying. Usually when the first book was so so so good, it always worries me because there’s a chnace that the sequel will disappoint me. But I wasn’t. In fact, it intensified my love for the book. This sequel is about the up’s and down’s of Bennett and Anna’s relationship. Ever wonder how is it like to have ‘long-distance relationship’? Well, here it is folks, and trust me, it is NOT SIMPLE.

“So many people take proximity for granted. We just want to be in the same place at the same time.”

And that is so freaking true. “Oh I miss him so much!!!” – says the girl who just got a text from his boyfriend .035343 seconds ago. Anywaaay, this book broke my heart a little, it made me ache.. Bennett and Anna finally realized that this relationship that they have is not normal. (Of course they already know that before, but now they have to face it and make some decision about it) So, there were things that has hapened, there were tears from Anna (me too, I can’t help it) And I love Bennett so I’m going to say this, he’s been a little douchey here. Well, at least he has the decency to admit it. Time After Time was on Bennett’s POV and even though he made some douchey and stupid move, he’s love for Anna, actually, their love for each other always win through.

“I don’t need a calendar. I don’t care if you’re here for big events or how long you stay each time. I just need to know that you’re coming back”

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“Wouldn’t it be funny if we’re the ones that start the whole lock thing?”
“Maybe we do.”
“I like that,” she says.I don’t have the heart to tell her that in 2010, all the locks will be removed. Or that, in 2011, they’ll start reappearing. They can cut our lock off. We’ll just come back here together – in 1998 and 2008 and 2018 – and replace it every time it gets removed.

If you’re tired being frustrated and annoyed about the main characters you’re reading right now, or you just want to fill your heart with happiness, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND READ THIS BOOK.  And I’M SORRY BUT I STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY IS THIS NOT A MOVIE?! IT IS SO DESERVING. 

REVIEW: Tape by Steve Camden & The Lost Boys by Lilian Carmine a.k.a grand can-YAWN.

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TITLE:Tape
AUTHOR:Steven Camden
PUBLICATION: Published January 30th 2014 by HarperCollins Children’s Books
GENRE: YA > Contemporary | Romance
PAGES: 363pages (Hardcover)
SOURCE: arc via publisher (edelweiss)
RATING: 2 ★★

 

 

 

 

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Record a voice and it lasts forever…

In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about his mother’s death, about his dreams, about his love for a new girl at school who doesn’t even know he exists.

In 2013, Ameliah moves in with her grandmother after her parents die. There, she finds a tape in the spare room. A tape with a boy’s voice on it – a voice she can’t quite hear, but which seems to be speaking to her.

Ryan and Ameliah are connected by more than just a tape.

This is their story.

 

 

REVIEW:

 

Have you ever seen a book that you desperately WANT to like? Yeah, its TAPE for me. I’m big at books that includes music and/or time traveling plot. This one doesn’t have the music aspect, but the time traveling (sort of) aspect is very much present.

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Ameliah and Ryan is connected more than a tape. Ameliah is from 2013 and Ryan is from 1993. But they found a way to talk to each other.. and how is that? I DO NOT KNOW BECAUSE IT WASN’T EXPLAINED VERY WELL. IT MUST BE MAGIC. Anyway, the bigger question here is.. What’s the connection between Ameliah and Ryan??

I was close to the middle part when I already figured it out! I know, I’m smart like that! or…. maybe the book is just too dull to keep me guessing. Or….. the book is too predictable. I was so tempted to DnF this but I promised myself to play nice to books now. I don’t wanna DNF BOOKS ANYMORE AND I want to be a changed Book Reviewer. HA. So as a result, I WAS BORED to tears.

First of all, it was really slow to start. Like, I know we have to be introduced to the characters, but seriously..we have to get passed that! The characters, even though they did nothing but blab out their life to me, I still feel unattached to them. I ACTUALLY FORGOT THEIR NAMES while I was reading it.

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The romance was not believable at all. OF COURSE, its insta-love. They met, had an eye contact and suddenly they’re soulmates???????

BS.

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And as I mentioned above, the plot itself was not explained thoroughly. There’s a lot of unanswered stuff that really bothered me. And yeah, I WAS NOT SATISFIED.

Hmmm, TAPE has a 3 good things though:

1. The cover has Tape in it. SEE?
2. The cover is yellow.
3. The cover is yellow… and HAS A TAPE IN IT.

THAT IS ALL.

 

 

 

 

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TITLE:The Lost Boys (The Lost Boys #1)
AUTHOR:Lilian Carmine
PUBLICATION: Published October 24th 2013 by Ebury Digital
GENRE: YA > Romance | Paranormal
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PAGES: 512pages (kindle edition)
RATING: 1 ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fate has brought them together. But will it also keep them apart?

Having moved to a strange town, sixteen-year-old Joey Gray is feeling a little lost, until she meets a cute, mysterious boy near her new home.

But Tristan Halloway is not what he seems. And there’s a very good reason why he’s always to be found roaming between the gravestones in the local cemetery…

 

 

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“..I thought about how odd it was being sad at the idea of not seeing someone I’d just met two days ago, someone I barely knew. Tristan had made such a big impact on my life already

 

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“…someone I barely knew..”

 

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“…two days ago…”

 

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This book really has potential. And it was wasted. Because of this: !!!!! And this: !!!!! and a lot more of this: !!!!!!!!

The Lost Boys a.k.a The abundance of !!!! The repetition of very bugged me too. I guess very is the author’s favorite word.

This is an example of Insta-Love gone wrong (okay what’s new with that) well, this went horribly wrong.

 

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HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW THE GUY (even if he’s cute or not) YOU DO NOT FOLLOW LIKE A PUPPY, BECAUSE IDK, YOU MIGHT GET KILLED OR SOMETHING. But of course our protagonist, Joe, is a smart and genius girl who doesn’t listen.

“My resolve to get the hell away from him faltered and vanished in the brightness of his smile”

 

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I still gave Joe a chance though, I’m not that ruthless. And I admit that the plot is really mystifying. When I’m trying to ignore the abundance of exclamation marks and Joe’s losing brain cells, I focus more on story. I really want to know the guy’s secret and how did he become a ghost. The book also said that Joe was kind of a witch so that aspect should be exciting but it still failed to deliver. I understand that this is a first in a series but I can’t ignore that the teen drama was taking over the whole book.

Character development was Nada! in this book. Which sucks because it was badly needed. The characters were all over the place. It’s like the author don’t have a concrete idea on how her characters should act. I wasn’t impressed on how things ended too so NO, I won’t be reading the second book. I’m doing it for my own good.

ARC REVIEW: Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer + Giveaway!

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TITLE:Trust Me, I’m Lying
AUTHOR:Mary Elizabeth Summer
PUBLICATION: Expected publication: October 14th 2014 by Delacorte Press
GENRE: YA > Mystery | Thriller | Contemporary
PAGES: 336pages (hardcover)
SOURCE: e-arc via publisher (netgalley)
RATING: 

4  ★★★★

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Fans of Ally Carter, especially her Heist Society readers, will love this teen mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a hint of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action.

Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha High, where her father, an old-school grifter with a weakness for the ponies, sends her to so she can learn to mingle with the upper crust. For extra spending money Julep doesn’t rely on her dad—she runs petty scams for her classmates while dodging the dean of students and maintaining an A+ (okay, A-) average.

But when she comes home one day to a ransacked apartment and her father gone, Julep’s carefully laid plans for an expenses-paid golden ticket to Yale start to unravel. Even with help from St. Agatha’s resident Prince Charming, Tyler Richland, and her loyal hacker sidekick, Sam, Julep struggles to trace her dad’s trail of clues through a maze of creepy stalkers, hit attempts, family secrets, and worse, the threat of foster care. With everything she has at stake, Julep’s in way over her head . . . but that’s not going to stop her from using every trick in the book to find her dad before his mark finds her. Because that would be criminal.

 

 

REVIEW:

 

I never really expected a mystery/thriller book to break my heart. But this book did. Oh, it did. I don’t even know if that’s a good thing or not. All I know is that if a book affected you like the way this book affected me, it only means one thing: IT IS BRILLIANT AND MADE BY A GENIUS MIND.

Yep, I think Veronica will approve it.

 

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Julep (if that’s her real name) is a con artist. A grifter. And she’s good at what she do. After all, she learned from the best grifter she knows: her father. Who is, by the way, MISSING.

The gem in this book is Julep. She is well defined and incredibly believable for a 16 year old con artist. I notice every details when it comes to this kind of plots because even though this book is Fiction, I still want a hint of reality to it. You can say that the author really researched and crafted Julep very well. As far as I’m concerned, not only Julep, but every character in this book is plausible. I even have this weird connection with Julep’s father even though I’ve seen only small parts of him and mostly through Julep’s memory only.

The romance isn’t the main focus of the story because it’s more about finding Julep’s dad but it’s another reason to love the story. The romance aspect didn’t annoy me at all and the instead, it added flare to TMIL’s plot. There’s drama, of course. But this is the kind of drama that you’ll find yourself very invested in. And I have to admit that there were some things that happened that squeezed my heart and felt like it was rip apart but I willingly accepted it. Sometimes I wish I can sell my emotions for awhile. Sigh..

Trust Me, I’m Lying really delivers. It will keep you guessing, will shock you with its twist and turns and will made you laugh along the way. Julep is not someone you forget that easily and you’ll find yourself wishing that you have a real life friend like her. I recommend this to readers who is looking for a well done mystery with a sassy heroine. You will love it. Overall, Trust Me, I’m Lying is a lovely debut book! Can’t wait for the following books to come.
 

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Mary Elizabeth Summer is an instructional designer, a mom, a champion of the serial comma, and a pie junkie. Oh, and she sometimes writes books about teenage delinquents saving the day. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her daughter, her partner, and her evil overlor–er, cat. TRUST ME, I’M LYING, a YA mystery, will be released by Delacorte in Fall 2014.

 

 

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ARC REVIEW: Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke + Giveaway! + CD track list!

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TITLE: Damsel Distressed
AUTHOR: Kelsey Macke
PUBLICATION: Expected publication: October 14th 2014 by Spencer Hill Contemporary
GENRE: YA > Contemporary | Retellings
PAGES: 336pages (paperback)
SOURCE: e-arc via publisher (thank you Spencer Hill Press!)
RATING: 4  ★★★★ 1/2

 

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Hot girls get the fairy tales. No one cares about the stepsisters’ story. Those girls don’t get a sweet little ending; they get a lifetime of longing

Imogen Keegen has never had a happily ever after–in fact, she doesn’t think they are possible. Ever since her mother’s death seven years ago, Imogen has pulled herself in and out of therapy, struggled with an “emotionally disturbed” special ed. label, and loathed her perma-plus-sized status.

When Imogen’s new stepsister, the evil and gorgeous Ella Cinder, moves in down the hall, Imogen begins losing grip on the pieces she’s been trying to hold together. The only things that gave her solace–the theatre, cheese fries, and her best friend, Grant–aren’t enough to save her from her pain this time.

While Imogen is enjoying her moment in the spotlight after the high school musical, the journal pages containing her darkest thoughts get put on display. Now, Imogen must resign herself to be crushed under the ever-increasing weight of her pain, or finally accept the starring role in her own life story.

And maybe even find herself a happily ever after.

Enhance the experience with the companion soundtrack, Imogen Unlocked, by the author’s band, Wedding Day Rain.

 

 

 

REVIEW:

 

 “I am whole. I am more than just the pieces that I see. I am stronger than I seem”

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Wow. That gif right there is right, my feelings right now is indescribable. Kelsey Macke just slayed me with her words. I can literally feel my heart squeezing while reading Imogen’s thoughts. I don’t know how to go about reviewing this book. Frankly, this is a book that will linger in my mind for the rest of my life. It made an impact on me.

Imogen is overweight and depressed. She’s Ella Cinder’s step sister. And she hides in the audio room because she thinks that that’s where she belongs. Imogen is such a real character that it scares me. She’s engraved in my heart now and I’d be lying if I say that it’s easy letting her go because it’s not. I cried with her, laughed with her, she shared her feeling about everyone that surrounds her and she even let me know her greatest fears. And I am grateful for that. There are characters that you read, but there are characters that you read.. and stays with you.

Imogen is also Grant’s best friend, the sound goddess and a precious friend to have. Grant.. Gosh, how do I even describe Grant? I want to say he’s perfect. But he’s not. He is absolutely flawed and beautifully made. I have a feeling that I might love him more than Imogen.

This book is stunning. It will break your heart. It made my stomach hurt as I recalled my past experiences, and made me cry at how cruel people can be to others. But this book needs to be read. Bullying and depression needs to be brought into the light.

This is not an easy book to read, but well written, capturing the truth and hardness of high school bullying and where it leads to, the damage it can do. With a cast of characters that you will love to hate, Kelsey Macke has portrayed the bullies in this book exceptionally well.

I enjoyed this book despite it’s difficult message and content, a YA book that adults can read, an intelligent book talking about important matters using fiction as the messenger. What happens to Imogen? Do the bullies get the best of her in the end? Will she learn to love herself so she can finally open her heart for other people who wants to love her?

Damsel Distressed is a powerful debut. It’s provocative, beautiful and creative. Kelsey Macke is an author to watch out for. I cannot wait to see what’s more in store for her readers. I really hope everyone will read this book.
 

 

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Damsel Distressed is the story of Imogen, a girl who’s survived the years after her mother’s death by focusing squarely on her best friend, Grant, musical theatre, and lots of cheese. The book is full of humor and heart, and also contains a few surprises. Full page sketches are scattered throughout the novel, and each one contains a QR code that corresponds to a song from the book’s soundtrack. Imogen Unlocked is a 12-song album of original music written by the author and her husband Daron as their indie-pop band, Wedding Day Rain. Together, the book Damsel Distressed and the soundtrack Imogen Unlocked work together to tell the story of a girl who might just make her own Happily Ever After, if she can just hold herself together.

 

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Imogen Unlocked Track Listing:

 

1. Heavy

2. No Goodbye

3. Something About

4. Sinking

5. Don’t Wake Me Up

6. Let Me Go

7. My Strength

8. Unseen

9. Always Speak Too Late

10. The End is Just the Beginning

11. Breathe Easy

12. Edge of the Fall

 

 

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Kelsey Macke has been creative for as long as she can remember. From an early age she was on stage singing, penning poetry, and writing notebooks full of songs. When the idea for her debut novel, DAMSEL DISTRESSED, popped into her head, she was undeterred by the fact that she had no idea how to actually write a novel. Her bff, the internet, was her guide, and after much trial, error, and candy, she finished it, and set out to get it published… a process far more difficult than, the internet (now her mortal enemy), had lead her to believe.

Her whirlwind adventure was made even more unbelievable when she signed with fabulous agent, Jessica Sinsheimer of the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency and, shortly after, Danielle Ellison of Spencer Hill Contemporary bought her debut.

This innovative, mixed-media art project has given Kelsey an incredibly unique opportunity to join two of her passions: writing and making music with her husband as half of the folky, indie-pop band Wedding Day Rain.

DAMSEL DISTRESSED, and the companion album of original songs, Imogen Unlocked, are scheduled for release in October 2014.

 

 

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