16. kol 2013.

Blog tour: Uninvited by Leah Spiegel & Meg Summers

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Book summary: 
When Alley started her senior year at Upper East High in the South Hills area, it was supposed to be the usual drag of hanging out with people who spent more on one outfit than Alley did on her entire wardrobe. That was until Kirsten, a girl in their clique, suddenly goes missing and the only people who seem to care are her friends. All evidence leads to the new comer Shane, a cocky and self-pretentious person in Alley’s opinion, but the police seem uninterested so she and the rest of the girls start a little investigation of their own. But they are nowhere closer to finding Kirsten than when they started and now they had the police’s attention; just not in the way they expected. The girls have to start over and discover that maybe it wasn’t an outsider who took Kirsten, but someone within their own clique who has something to hide; a secret that just might have gotten Kirsten killed.
          When you look at the cover and read the blurb you know what's the first word that came to my mind - silly. It actually was silly at the times, but besides that it was such a funny read that I couldn't stop laughing and not to mention mysterious which I really didn't expect.

           This is Alley's story. She is a girl attending high school, but she is in a bit unusual company. Her best friends are as cliche as they can be. Spending a lot of money on cloths, make-up, etc while Alley doesn't. But still they create a great group of friends. Everything starts like yet another high school year until one day their friend Kirsten disappears. She acted unusually lately, actually since the new guy in school showed up - Shane. Girls easily fell for his charm, but not Alley. She saw him talking to Kirsten just before she disappeared and that made him number one suspect. It was time for girls to do a private investigation and find out what's Shane hiding and who is he actually.

          My favorite part of this book were conversations between Shane and Alley. They made me laugh so much and I wanted to hug Alley with every witty word she said. For me she is such a great character and I could easily connect with her. But at the same time Shane is such a great boy and I could easily fall for him. Besides the two of them all secondary characters were great, especially Val, because let's face it we all have that one blonde friend.

         For people who usually read chick-lit this book might not be as fascinating to them as it was to me, but for me this was actually a really perfect summer-read and it had everything I could ask for. I can't wait to read more of this.

Rating: 5 stars.

About the authors

Although we moved down to North Carolina several years ago, we’re originally from the Pittsburgh area. (That’s why a lot of our characters either live in the Burgh or reference our hometown football team, The Pittsburgh Steelers.) And yes, we even have the Southern accents to show for it now. Although Megan’s is considerable thicker, Leah still can’t understand the locals.
We are known as ‘the sisters’ among our neighborhood; when actually we’re probably really known as ‘the sisters with the Yorkies’. Our pups, Skippy Jon Jones and Captain Jack Sparrow, were given long names to compensate for their small size but not their large personalities.
If Leah’s not glued to her electronic devices, AKA her Kindle Fire and various laptops, you can find her training ‘the attack dogs’, running on the treadmill while conceiving the next great book idea with the Dave Matthews Band, Muse, Florence and the Machine, The Lumineers, and Pink (just to name a few) blaring out of her earphones.
If Megan’s not glued to her electronic devices AKA her iPad and Nook Color, you can find her teaching fourth graders, swimming marathon style at the pool, or cuddling with ‘the attack dogs’ as she watches Duck Dynasty, Gold Rush, Scandal, Person of Interest, Morning Joe, etc.
Leah graduated from Edinboro University with a BA in Art Education. Megan received her teaching degree from Edinboro University and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Technology from Grand Canyon University.  

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Until the next time,


34 komentara:

  1. So glad you enjoyed it! The cover reminds me a MG book, but it suits well for a YA one, too. I like that Allie didn't fall for the guy's charm immediately and I'm glad you found her relatable:) Lovely review hon

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    1. You'll see the covers for other books in this series, they're so cute! Thanks dear :)

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  2. I love a good chick-lit, especially with a great protagonist, and these covers are adorable! Wonderful review, Tanja!

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    1. I'm in love with the covers really! :) Thanks Keertana :)

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  3. I looked at that cover and decided that this wasn't the book for me, but your review has me reconsidering that. I love reading chick-lit from time to time and this one sounds great. I need a light summery read, so I'll be sure to check this one out.
    Lovely review! :)

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    1. Yes it's really light summery read with funny moments. I hope you'll get a chance to read it :) Thanks Nick :)

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  4. Alley sounds like my kind of girl Tanja! I love witty banter so much, and any book that makes me laugh out loud is a complete winner, so I think I'd like to give this one a try. I definitely want to meet Alley and Shane:)

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    1. Ah you'll fall for Shane trust me ;) I hope you'll get to read this soon :)

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  5. The convos between Shane and Alley sounds funny and well done

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  6. I think the cover is adorable and I love silly fun reads every now and then to lighten up my reads, especially after some of the dytopians and NAs I read.
    Great review!

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    1. This is perfect for relaxing and enjoying a sweet book. Thanks :)

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  7. Sometimes you need a lighter read, but it's often tricky, since many "fluffy" books are annoying. So I'm glad this one was a good one and I might give it a try if I'm in need of a light read.

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    1. I usually run away from this type as they're too "fluffy" for my taste but this one was just right. Thanks :)

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  8. I think this sounds like a perfectly fun little read. I enjoy a humrous chick lit book every now and then especially after reading too many dark dystopians. I would definitely like ot read this one!

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    1. I agree and I hope you'll get a chance to read it :)

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  9. I don't really mind silly, as long as it's not ridiculous. In fact, it's my very favorite thing in this heat when I have no more than two brain cells to spare.
    I don't much read chick lit, but I've been known to make an exception here and there.

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    1. Exactly :) This one is worth making that exception ;)

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  10. The cover is cute and silly but sometimes that is the perfect kind of read for between those heavy dystopians. Lovely review and I am glad it made you laugh.

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  11. I've not heard of this book before, but I like funny reads because I read them to often. Great review :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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    1. Then you'd enjoy this one! :) Thanks Janina :)

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  12. I actually did look at the cover and go WTF!!?? lol ;p But I am glad to see this one turned out to be something unexpected. Something fun and enjoyable! I don't read Chick-lit, but this one sounds like an interesting read. I'm glad you enjoyed this Tanja! Great review! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

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    1. I know this is not something I usually read. But you know it happens from time to time :) Thanks girl :D

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  13. Funny with a mystery?! YES! This sounds exactly like my kind of book! Thanks for the review, I'm adding it to my wishlist this very moment!

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    1. I really hope you'll get to read it :) You'll enjoy it for sure :)

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  14. I actually wouldn't have looked at this book at all because of the cover, but if you gave it 5 stars, it's worth a shot! I rarely read chick lit either, but every once in awhile it's fun...so I may like it, too. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. Yeah once in a while you need a book that will relax you :) I love the cover actually :D

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  15. It does seem silly at first but I'm glad it turned out to be beyond that and you actually enjoyed it. Awesome review, Tanja!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. I just finished the second book and it was as good as the first :) Thanks girl :)

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  16. I like a book that is the good kind of silly. This one seems to be that type. And it's great when the authors manage to create such great dialogue between characters. So glad you enjoyed!

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    1. Yes it is and I like to read something silly from time to time. Thanks :)

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  17. I always enjoy a good chick lit, especially if it can make me laugh. 5 stars from you plus a guarantee of laughter and silliness (the good kind) make me want to pick this up for sure. So glad you enjoyed this, and thanks for introducing me to it!

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    1. It was a really funny and enjoyable read for me. Thanks Lauren :)

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