The Brightsiders Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY

A very Happy Book-Birthday to The Brightsiders, a lovely and captivating book by Jen Wilde. The Brightsiders is a very diverse and fun read and I feel really happy to be launching my review for it on it’s publishing day!

This review is a part of a blog tour organised by Xpresso Book Tours and even though I received an e-arc of the book this has in no way affected my review, all of my words are honest and straight from the heart.

 

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Official Goodreads Summary:

A teen rockstar has to navigate family, love, coming out, and life in the spotlight after being labeled the latest celebrity trainwreck in Jen Wilde’s quirky and utterly relatable novel. 

As a rock star drummer in the hit band The Brightsiders, Emmy King’s life should be perfect. But there’s nothing the paparazzi love more than watching a celebrity crash and burn. When a night of partying lands Emmy in hospital and her girlfriend in jail, she’s branded the latest tabloid train wreck. 

Luckily, Emmy has her friends and bandmates, including the super-swoonworthy Alfie, to help her pick up the pieces of her life. She knows hooking up with a band member is exactly the kind of trouble she should be avoiding, and yet Emmy and Alfie Just. Keep. Kissing.

Will the inevitable fallout turn her into a clickbait scandal (again)? Or will she find the strength to stand on her own?

 

You know we all say ‘Never judge a book by it’s cover’ but when I first laid my eyes on this gorgeous beauty I knew I absolutely had to read it! And now that I have I’m really itching to get my hands on a purple lipstick XD

 

I absolutely loved the diverse characters this book had. We get to read about

Emmy: a bisexual girl

Chloe: a non binary femme who is black and bisexual

Albie:  pansexual and genderqueer

Ryan: the Korean cutie

and many more that I’m itching to disclose but that would mean spoilers which I’m strictly against!

I like how the book talks about family relationships and how your parents are not always your best role models. We explore Emmy’s toxic relationships with her family, friends and lovers and how she fails to see that they’re mentally abusing her. I feel this is a very important topic since we’re quick to catch on to any kind of physical abuse but when it comes to mental and emotional illnesses and abuse it’s very difficult to see through the mist. It’s important to realize when a relationship turns toxic and to cut off all ties at that very moment.

I also loved the band ‘Brightsiders’ and everything they stood for and the beautiful songs with lyrics that seep through your soul. We get a glimpse into the struggles that a rising celebrity teenager may face. It’s interesting to see Emmy go through all the tough times but still rise with the help of her ever supportive friends.

Overall this was a short and fun read, a book you definitely want to devour while lazing under the summer sun.

I’m giving it a rating of 3.5/5

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GIVEAWAY (INTERNATIONAL)

 

And now that you’ve heard(read?) me babble over the gloriousness of this book you can win your own glossy copy of this beauty simply by entering in this giveaway here!

Go on and try your luck 🙂

 

You can also go read the lovely reviews by other bloggers participating in this blog tour via the links down below.

 

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

May 21st
Tale Out Loud >> Guest post
Stories That Make You Smile >> Interview
Jill’s Book Blog >> Review
Living a Hundred Lives >> Review
The Book Dutchesses >> Review

May 22nd
Book Stacks Amber >> Excerpt
Books of a Shy Girl >> Review
Not Just Fiction >> Review

May 23rd
Butterfly-o-Meter Books >> Interview
Book-Keeping >> Review
A Book Addict’s Bookshelves >> Guest post
The Bibliophagist >> Review
The Book Maiden >> Review

May 24th
Abooktropolis >> Review
BookCrushin >> Review
A Dream Within A Dream >> Excerpt
Quite The Novel Idea >> Review

May 25th
Belle’s Book Blog >> Review
The Heart of a Book Blogger >> Review
Here’s to Happy Endings >> Review
Bookcheshirecat >> Review
The Inked In Book Blog >> Review

Do you have this book on your TBR yet? If not then go add it now! What are your views on problematic families? And do you like reading diverse books? If yes then the Brightsiders is definitely for you! Let me know your thoughts about this book in the comments below!

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My Name in TBR Books Tag

Hiya everyone! I’m emerging from my pile of books to finally attend to this wonderful and exciting tag that I was nominated for by Shealea @That Bookshelf Bitch. Thank you so much!

This was such a long time ago so I had to dig it up from the dead but here we are 😛

Now as the name not-so-subtly implies, the tagged blogger will have to spell out their name with the titles of books from their TBR pile. Shealea had not only spelled out her name but also her blog handle which sounds even more fun so let’s do it!

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ISAN Blog Tour + Giveaway

THE WORLD HAS CHANGED.

SCIENTISTS WARNED IT WOULD HAPPEN.

What they didn’t warn us about was young teenage assassins powered with a special formula would be wrecking havoc all over.

 

Intrigued yet?

ISAN is a thrilling novel fused with the dynamics of dystopian and sci-fi genres and a fresh new mystery to follow throughout! I’m really glad to be part of a book tour for this wonderfully unique book by Mary Ting, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

Let’s dive right into it!

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2nd Annual Book Bloggers Award

I’m extremely happy and honored to let you all know that I was nominated for the 2nd Annual Book Bloggers Award by Nandini @Unputdownable Books under the category of Best Pre-Teen/Teen Blogger!

Thank you so much for that, Nandini!

This Award tag was created by Write Through The Night and this is it’s second annual edition! So without further ado, let’s dive into this tag.

The Rules

  1. All of the nominees MUST BE BOOK BLOGGERS
  2. You may nominate up to 3 people for each category.
  3. Please make sure that the bloggers you nominate for each category actually fit that category.  On that vein, make an attempt to nominate DIFFERENT bloggers for each category, if possible.  There might be some overlap, but there’s so many bloggers out there that deserve recognition, so spread the wealth.
  4. In your nominations, please include the blogger’s name and a link to their blog

 

Now I may not have nominees for all the categories because I’m relatively new to this community and haven’t gone blog hopping in a long time but I’ll do my best!

 

The Categories

THE BLOGGER
BEST GENRE BLOGS
THE BEST OF BOOK BLOGGING
THE OTHER STUFF
MOST IMPORTANTLY
  • Best New Book Blogger (created blog after July 2017) Kate @The Backwards Bookshelf writes amazing posts!
  • Best Overall Book Blogger There is no competitions, everyone knows who is the Queen of book blogging! Cait @Paper Fury

 

 

And that’s it for today! I’ve tagged some really wonderful bloggers who I look up to so let’s see if they respond 😛

Anyway, I had great fun doing this tag and all you awesome people deserve every bit of recognition possible because you’re totally worth it. See you all in the next post! 🙂

Alone Together Blog Tour

Hi everyone! I’m kickstarting this month with a blog tour  of ‘Alone Together’ by Sarah J. Donovan organised by YA Bound Book Tours. This is a really interesting story that I can’t wait to get my hands on!

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Official Goodreads Summary:

Sadie Carter’s life is a mess, as wavy and tangled as her unruly hair. At 15, she is barely surviving the chaos of her large Catholic family. When one sister becomes pregnant and another is thrown out, her unemployed dad hides his depression, and her mom hides a secret. Sadie, the peacekeeper and rule-follower, has had enough. The empty refrigerator, years of hand-me-downs, and all the secrets have to stop. She longs for something more and plans her escape.

However, getting arrested was not her plan. Falling in love was not her plan. With the help of three mysterious strangers—a cop, a teacher, and a cute boy—maybe Sadie will find the strength to defy the rules and do the unexpected.

Told in verse, Sarah J. Donovan’s debut Alone Together has secrets, romance, struggle, sin, and redemption, all before Sadie blows out her 16 candles. It’s a courageously honest look at growing up in a big family.

It’s a story told in verse! Have you ever heard about such a thing? Well at least I haven’t! If the summary alone wasn’t enough to convince you I have a juicy excerpt that will have you falling over your feet to get to this book!

EXCERPT

SILENCE IN NUMBERS

No one is home.

No one.

#1 left at 18 to raise her own family—

done being a second mother to the brood.

#2 left at 18 to train for triathlons—

practically ran to Arizona the day he graduated.

#3 was kicked out at 18—

an unforgivable sin, but we don’t talk about her.

I don’t know them all that well.

They never come home.

#4 and #5 left to go to college—

have jobs on campus in the cafeteria,

wish I could see those boys washing dishes.

#6 left at 18 for restaurant management training—

didn’t have the smarts for college,

wish I could see her running a crew.

I don’t know them all that well.

They never come home.

#7 runs a drive-thru

passing the time with college classes

until her boyfriend proposes.

#8 bakes croissants

saving every bit of dough

until she can plan her escape.

#10 runs with a gang

taking #11 to babysitting gigs

until she sneaks out to party.

I don’t know them all that well.

I was busy shoplifting.

 

 

You can buy this amazing book on Amazon or from Barnes & Noble

Not to mention that you can win a class set of Alone Together for your local high school here!

Be sure to check out the posts by other bloggers participating in this event who have lovely reviews and even more interesting excerpts planned out for you! Go follow the tour down below 🙂

 

 

Blog Tour Schedule – 

May 1st

Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’  Spotlight

Zili in the Sky   Spotlight

The Avid Reader   Author Interview

The Readdicts    http://thereaddicts.blogspot.in/    Promo Post

What Is That Book About   Spotlight

May 2nd

Paulette’s Papers   http://paulettespapers.com/     Promo Post

Chapters through life     https://chaptersthroughlife.blogspot.co.uk/      Review

This and That Book Blog     http://thisandthatbookblog.blogspot.com Promo Post

The Cover Contessa     http://www.thecovercontessa.com       Promo Post

Loves Great Reads   https://lovesgreatreadsblog.wordpress.com/    Promo Post

May 3rd

Not Just Fiction https://itsnotjustfiction.wordpress.com     Promo Post

A New Look On Books   http://anewlookonbooks.com Promo Post

Dizneeee’s World of Books   http://dizneeeesworldofbooks.blogspot.com    Review

Books Direct       http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com     Promo Post
Bri’s Book Nook    https://brisbooknook.wordpress.com/     Review

May 4th

Belle’s Book Blog    https://www.bellesbookblog.net   Review

Andi’s Young Adult Books     http://andisyoungadult.blogspot.com   Review

Candrel’s Crafts, Cooks, and Characters http://candrelsccc.craftylife.net   Promo Post

Hardcover Feedback    http://hardcoverfeedback.blogspot.com   Review

May 7th

Daily Waffle    http://dailywaffle.co.uk    Promo Post

MervReads    http://mervreads.wordpress.com   Promo Post

forthenovellovers     https://forthenovellovers.wordpress.com/   Review

Infinite House of Books    http://www.shannon-muir.com     Promo Post