Friday, December 19, 2014

The Letting Book Tour: Review + Giveaway! @cathrinegold @NereydaG1003

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Welcome to my post for The Letting book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $20 gift card, a personalized bracelet, and copies of The Letting. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Release date: December 15, 2014
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: YA Dystopia/Romance

What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the Devil?

This is the question Veronica “Ronnie” Billings poses to Phoenix, her sworn enemy, the leader of the Peaceful Revolution, and the one she loves.

Kidnapped by Phoenix’s rebels, Ronnie learns how wrong she has been. She had no idea that her patriotism was wasted on a corrupt government. Ronnie was proud to be a Leader; taking hundreds of harvested girls to the Letting facility. After all, she was saving them from future Couplings and bringing them to the safety of the New World. Or so she thought…

Confused, Ronnie realizes the only way to discover the truth is to trust her heart. Together, Phoenix and Ronnie devise a plan to stop their corrupt government and preempt the dangerous rebel coup which is approaching. But when their plan goes awry, will Ronnie be strong enough to save Phoenix, her country, and herself?

My Rating: 4 Roses

With secrets and thrills, along with some sweet romance, The Letting was a fantastic YA read. I wasn't sure what to expect going into it, but I ended up really enjoying this lovely book.

Ronnie was a wonderful heroine. When she believed in something, she put her all into it, whether it was working for what he thought was a benevolent government or fighting for the innocents who would be harmed. She proved herself as clever, brave, and a force to be reckoned with. I really liked her.

Phoenix was also great. He had the same conviction in his ideals that Ronnie did and, like Ronnie, his first priority was protecting people rather than launching a bloody revolution. He was strong but also sweet and a really wonderful character.

The romance was lovely. Ronnie and Phoenix were well matched, both of them being total badasses. And, when these two teamed up, there was no stopping them. I thought they were great together.

The plot was good for the most part. It took me a couple of chapters before I was fully drawn in to the story. But, after that slow start, things really picked up and kept me engaged all the way through. My only other issue was that there needed to be a bit more on world-building. More explanation, back-story, that kind of thing. As it was, I was left with a few questions. However, this didn't stop me from enjoying the story. It had thrills, twists, and secrets that kept me on the edge of my seat. And the ending definitely has me curious about what will happen next.

The Letting was an excellent YA read that I really liked. It had romance, secrets, thrills, and plenty of danger that made it all the more enjoyable. YA loves, this is a book worth checking out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs is a Phoenix bracelet, a $20 gift card, and a signed copy and 2 e-copies of The Letting.
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About the Author:
Given my love for cities and all that is gritty, my new obsession with trees really has me stumped. (Sorry.) Maybe it's because trees are the inspiration behind my new YA/NA novel, theLETTING.

Whatever the reason for my new infatuation, some things remain constant -- like my love for: coffee (although sadly, it's now decaf); yoga; Luna bars (I am petitioning for them to bring back Chocolate Raspberry!); running in my neighborhood; Hemingway; Bukowski... and, above all, my husband and my girls.

I am the author of the bestselling novel, Sleeping With Mortals: The Story of a New York Mistress, and I'm also a playwright. I have my B.A. in English and my M.A. in Theatre.

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  1. The synopsis is really intriguiging.

  2. I loved the excerpt. That first line, "What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the Devil?", has me very intrigued!