Thursday, June 5, 2014

Blog Tour: Don't Fall by Rachel Schieffelbein - Review+Giveaway!

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Don't Fall
by Rachel Schieffelbein
Swoon Romance
19192780Release date: May 27th 2014
How I got it - Review copy provided for tour
Tour hosted by YA Bound
Genre: YA Contemporary
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Description -
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.
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My Rating: 5 stars

Review:
What to say? It's fun and lighthearted and a magical kind of romance, everything a fairytale inspired book should be. It's swoon worthy and fast paced and I just loved every minute of it, especially the similarities to Rapunzel in this contemporary magic free book.

A few of my favorite things -
  -Anya - I loved Anya, she's a book worm which is always a plus and I loved the references to different YA books in it. Honestly the main things I loved about her though were that even though she is essentially locked away in her house and has next to no interaction with people she's not naive, and she doesn't hold it against her mom, yes she finally comes to realize that it's not right what her mom has done to her but she doesn't hate her for that. She's mature and caring and a breath of fresh air in the world of YA.
  -Zander - He's sweet and cute and swoon worthy. I feel like that's all I need to say on his character. =)
  -Anya's mom - Mainly I loved the back story, I wasn't sure how that was going to work when going into this book and how the author was going to tie it into a Rapunzel retelling type thing, whatever you want to call it, but it was perfect. It made total sense of why her mom locked her away like that and alternatingly made you feel bad for her and get annoyed because she needs to let the girl live already. All together I thought her character was just done really well.
  - Side characters - Blake and Shannon - While neither was in it a ton I loved them both. Shannon is basically Anya's only friend, a fellow book nerd and a key player in that she helps them pass notes and back and forth, which was just so fun and swoon worthy. Blake is Zander's cousin and an equally fun and enjoyable character.
  -The pacing - It's fast paced without being too fast. I just loved the way it was told, from both of their points of view and focusing pretty much solely on their time together. It made it easy to read and just really enjoyable.
  -The writing- I am not good at describing writing so let's just say it's awesome, okay?

Overall - It's an awesome thoroughly enjoyable book, I read it in like 2 hours and loved every minute of it. There's really not anything bad I can think of to say about it, that's not to say it's perfect but really nothing irritated me I feel like the fast pace helped with that, and yeah it's just fun and magical and everything a fairytale should be, everything I wanted this book to be and yeah, so read it.

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. Thanks so much for being part of the tour and for the lovely review!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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