Blog Tour: Internet Famous.

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Hello followers! It’s Alice from Married To Books here. I did take an extended hiatus from my blog which was incredibly sudden I know. But there were events that happened within the last few weeks that have been a real shock to everyone around the world. My Anxiety also played up so that is why I decided to hold off from posting anything. But, I am back now with a tour post to help kick off the blog tour for the YA Romance Internet Famous by Danika Stone. As always, this post will contain details about the book, purchase links, spoiler-free review and a link to a giveaway that is running alongside the tour. Hope you enjoy it!

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Internet Famous
by Danika Stone
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: June 6th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Can an online romance survive in real life?

Internet sensation Madison Nakama has it all! Her pop-culture rewatch site has a massive following, and fans across the world wait on her every post and tweet. Even Madi’s dismal romantic life seems ready to take off as Laurent, a fellow geek (and unfairly HOT French exchange student!) starts flirting with her in the comments section of her blog. But Laurent’s not the only one watching for Madi’s replies.

Internet fame has a price, and their online romance sparks the unwanted attention of a troll. When Madi’s “real life” hits a rough patch, she feels her whole world crumbling. With Laurent’s support, can Madi rally her friends across the globe to beat the troll, or will he succeed in driving her away from everything―and everyone―she loves?

 

 

Danika

Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both adults (The Intaglio Series and Ctrl Z) and teens (Icarus and All the Feels). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.

The first book in Danika’s upcoming Tathagata series (Edge of Wild) was selected as a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award (2013). Edge of Wild (Stonehouse CA) will be released March 2016. Danika’s YA novel, All the Feels (Macmillan US), will be released June 2016.

Ms. Stone is represented by Morty Mint of Mint Literary Agency.

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MY REVIEW: If you are a blogger or a youtuber, then you can relate to some of the events in Internet Famous very well. Madison has a blog and is a huge online sensation until an anonymous troll threatens to take down her blog and ruin her final year project so that she doesn’t graduate from online high school. Online, she meets Laurent, a French exchange student who happens to be incredibly handsome. His looks did remind me of Étienne from Anna and the French Kiss (One of my favourite contemporary novels!) Together, they team up to save Madison’s project but when things take a twist, their friendship and blossoming attractions for one another are thrown on the line. During all of these events, Madison has to deal with a Mom leaving for England and a younger sister Sarah with special educational needs. My heart did break when Sarah goes missing because she couldn’t cope with Mom leaving. I love the storytelling aspects of using text messages, blog posts and tweets to help tell the story. It was an easy read and one that was very enjoyable.
4 out of 5 stars!
Giveaway: THIS IS ONLY OPEN TO RESISDENTS WHO LIVE IN EITHER THE US OR CANADA.
Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN)
  • Print copy of Internet Famous by Danika Stone

To be in the chance of winning a print copy of Internet Famous, simply head over to this clickable link:  http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d04251231829/

This giveaway closes on June 15th.

That’s it for now, thanks so much for reading and supporting this blog! Don’t forget to stop by the other blogs that are participating on the tour and thanks again to Xpresso, Swoon Reads and Danika for the opportunity to take part in this.

Alice x

A Massive Review Round-Up! (Part 1)

Hello everyone, it’s Alice and I have some serious news to share with you… I read 12 books when I was away! Most of them I will admit are quite short novellas but my digital TBR is way more out of control than my physical TBR so I decided to get through some books on my iBooks library for the ten days I was travelling and it paid off! I’ve split my reviews up into three groups of four books each so today will be the first four, tomorrow the next four and finally Wednesday with the last four. As always, my reviews are spoiler-free and I hope you enjoy them. I would like to credit Instafreebie for the free book deals they run all the time resulting in a lot of choice with what to read, so let’s go!

I will also in addition be adding the Goodreads links to all of the reviews so if you like a review posted here, it would mean the world to me if you head over to Goodreads and like the review there. One like means promotion to all of your Goodreads followers, spreading the word about my love of books. I don’t get paid to do this but it’s a huge part of my life and would love to keep it that way!

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The Crystal Cage

 2.5 out of 5 stars

This is a book that came up on an Instafreebie deal, set in the present day and 1851, the story follows the quest to track down missing designs from an architect who worked at the Great Exhibition in London in the process, unlocking secrets and a love affair shattered. I loved the Historical element of the story set in 1851, however I didn’t enjoy reading the present day perspective as much. Grace the main character I found to be quite unenjoyable at times since she preferred to date other guys rather than see her estranged sister. Overall, I was left feeling disappointed.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2007011505?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

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3 out of 5 stars

This is a prequel to the series called the Alora Chronicles about a girl called Ash whose mum passes away and is left to come to terms with the loss. The events that take place in this prequel are meeting a guy named Bentley, he is a bit of a bad boy but Ash has a deep secret that could either signal a further downfall or bring happiness. Her choice will change everything for her and for Bentley. This was a really quick read, it took around 15 minutes to read the prequel from start to finish. I feel events did move quite quickly throughout so my advice would be not to throw everything at the reader in one go. Other than that, this did interest me enough to get hold of the 1st book in the series with a review to follow in due course.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2007012419?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

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4 out of 5 stars

Words cannot describe how much this book touched me, on so many levels. I’m a Christian and always am on the lookout for good Christian Fiction and in particular Romance. The story follows a woman called Summer who finishes her course at College but has no idea what she wants to do with her life. Her Aunt contacts her about looking after the flower shop that she runs and Summer agrees to do it. Arriving in Sweet Grove, Summer is hoping by having her aunt’s shop to run, her answers to finding her goals in life are easy to come. In Sweet Grove lives a man called Ben, his family has been torn apart after his brother ends his own life, the Dad walking out on them and the Mum struggling with alcohol addiction. Ben decides he wants to take his own life until a mix-up of delivery from Summer with a bunch of flowers changes everything.

Even though this is the 1st book in a series, I do believe all the books have an ending which isn’t a cliffhanger and can be read in any order. The story plot wasn’t predictable, there were moments that broke my heart including Ben and Summer helping Ben’s Mum into rehab to help her with her alcohol addiction. I really needed this since I am having a rough patch at the moment, it isn’t a preachy book, it’s a story that will stick with you. Thanks to an Instafreebie deal for offering this book for free, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and will definitely read Melissa’s other books!

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2007013389?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

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2 out of 5 stars

This was from an Instafreebie deal a few months ago and because I was in a mood for space books (I love books that are set in space!) I decided to give this a try. It’s a very short novella about a ship called Pax that is sent off to the Virgo Cluster to make some form of contact. On board the ship are engineers that are well equipped and can deal with just about anything until something bad happens and the Captain Jack and his crew seven days to reach the Virgo Cluster. Sadly, this story was not for me. It ended on a cliffhanger, the length was extremely short for what it was and there was a lot of dialogue throughout. I don’t mind dialogue but it started to get too distracting for me. I will not be continuing on with the series.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2007014022?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

That’s all for part 1 in my reviews round-up! Come back tomorrow for part 2! As always, thanks for reading and have a good day/night. Alice x