Friday, May 30, 2014

Don't Fall Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Don't Fall book tour! I have a review coming up as well as a giveaway for a $10 gift card and a copy of Don't Fall. But, first allow me to introduce the book:

Don't Fall
Release date: May 27, 2014
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance/Retelling

In which a teenage girl endures the over-protective love of her adoptive mother until she falls for a boy who has her wanting to spread her wings, pitched as a contemporary retelling of RAPUNZEL

Seventeen-year-old Anya leads a very secluded life in a house on the edge of town with her adopted mother. She doesn't go to school, but instead has a private tutor. Her over-protective mom keeps her so sheltered that she doesn't even have a best friend.

But Anya doesn't seem to mind. She has her books, her photography, and her daydreams, and would do anything to please her mom. Until one day at the library, the only place she's allowed to go, she takes a picture of a beautiful boy.

Before long she's lying to her mom, and sneaking out late at night to meet Zander. But Zander wants more than a secret romance. If Anya wants to be with the boy of her dreams, she will have to risk her relationship with the only other person she's ever cared about.

My Rating: 5 Roses

A light, sweet, and utterly lovely retelling, Don't Fall was a fantastic YA romance. I really liked this delight of a read. From start to finish, it was just wonderful.

Anya was a lovely heroine. At first, she seemed weak-willed, unable to defy her mother in anything. But, over the course of the book, she grew stronger and became determined to finally start her life. She was a great character and I really liked her.

Zander was also wonderful. He was very sweet and I loved how he was so devoted to Anya, willing to wait for her if need be. He was perfect and I adored him.

The romance was super sweet. Anya and Zander were so perfect together and I loved how they were willing to both fight and wait for each other. They were lovely together.

One quirk of the book, which is probably just me is that, though the author did a good job creating new imaginings of the old characters, I couldn't help but imagine Mother Gothel from Tangled as Anya's mother. Maybe it's just because I've watched that movie way too many times for an adult, but no matter how hard I tried to envision this new version of the fairy tale villain, I still imagined Gothel :)

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. I absolutely loved the story and the ending was perfect.

Don't Fall was a wonderful YA retelling of Rapunzel. It was light, sweet, and enjoyable from start to finish. YA lovers, this is a book you won't want to miss.

*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs is an e-copy of Don't Fall and a $10 gift card. Open INT.
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About the Author:
Rachel grew up in a tiny town in Minnesota. She still lives there, with her husband and their four kids. She coaches high school speech and theater, rides Arabian horses, reads as much as she can, and writes stories.

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1 comment:

  1. Rachel SchieffelbeinMay 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed it!