8. ruj 2013.

Blog Tour: When the World was Flat (and we were in love) by Ingrid Jonach

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Book summary:
Looking back, I wonder if I had an inkling that my life was about to go from ordinary to extraordinary.
When sixteen-year-old Lillie Hart meets the gorgeous and mysterious Tom Windsor-Smith for the first time, it’s like fireworks — for her, anyway. Tom looks as if he would be more interested in watching paint dry; as if he is bored by her and by her small Nebraskan town in general.
But as Lillie begins to break down the walls of his seemingly impenetrable exterior, she starts to suspect that he holds the answers to her reoccurring nightmares and to the impossible memories which keep bubbling to the surface of her mind — memories of the two of them, together and in love.
When she at last learns the truth about their connection, Lillie discovers that Tom has been hiding an earth-shattering secret; a secret that is bigger — and much more terrifying and beautiful — than the both of them. She also discovers that once you finally understand that the world is round, there is no way to make it flat again. 
An epic and deeply original sci-fi romance, taking inspiration from Albert Einstein’s theories and the world-bending wonder of true love itself.
          There are some things that I'm really afraid of while reading books. One of my fears is that I'll get a book with great idea and then the whole story will start to remind me of some mainstream stories - like Harry Potter or lately Twilight. I had the same fears when I started this one, but luckily they disappeared soon.

           Here is why. We start with high school here and of course there is a girl Lillie who is just average teen girl, she is not popular or anything so when she gets into staring contest with the hottest new guy in high school it turned some alarms in my head, but only for short as later it turned out to be something I'd never dream of. Soon enough it turned out that Tom even though was mysterious he acted like that for a reason. When you go through everything he went through to find the way to be happy and tries to get what his hearts wants the most it's really easy to love him. Especially when the romance develops slowly and you get to know both characters better. So soon after I started reading this book I was so interested in it that I read it nearly in one sitting.

          All in all this was the very unique idea, at least for me, and it worked out properly, or better said the author made it work. I liked the combination of a well know theory with sci-fi elements and of course going through love and world-bending wonder. I could see characters grow and with them their love which made it even sweeter.

         What makes me really happy is that Ingrid told me in the interview that she thinks about writing a new book that will be only loosely connected with this story as for me Lillie and Tom's  story has got it's perfect ending, but at the same time I'd love to see more of this idea.

Rating: 4 stars.

          If you want to find more about this book don't forget to follow the rest of the tour where you can see different reviews, guest post, interviews and more.

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Broj komentara: 30:

  1. From the sound of it, this avoided all the usual tropes and traps and went in an unexpected direction, which I'm sure I'll appreciate when I pick up a copy myself, which I'll totally do. Aside from not being able to resist that gorgeous cover, I have faith in your opinion.
    *sigh* It's so SO good to be back. I hate moving with all my heart.

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    1. Just don't give up at the start and you'll enjoy it! Trust me! It's great to have you back ;)

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  2. LOL that avarage girl + hot guy would turn on alarms in my head, too. So happy this managed to surprise you though and didn't take the easy way out by copying mainstream leaders such as Twilight for instance. I hope your wish of a somewhat sequel will be true:) Lovely review, sweetie!

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    1. It always does :) I really hope that I'll get more of this idea. Thanks dear :)

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  3. I'm glad this one was a bit surprising and not the same boring story we've all read a hundred times.

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  4. When the World was Flat sounds amazing! Like I said before, the cover is gorgeous and I love a unique love story so I will definitely try to get my hands on this one. So glad you enjoyed it Tanja! :) Great review!

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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    1. I hope you'll get a chance to read it :) Thanks Janhvi :)

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  5. Sounds interesting. I love that you found the story to be unique and to have it's perfect ending.

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  6. I think this is one that I will definitely need to try, it does sound like it avoids all the usual cliches going around right now.

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    1. I hope you'll get a chance to read it soon then :)

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  7. I got approved for this on NG but so far havent got a chance to read it but after your review I'll find time. I think I will really love this story, And no insta-love, so that's a plus :)

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    1. I really hope you'll get a chance to read it soon :) I enjoy it. Yes it's always a plus.

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  8. I've been thinking that this is one I would likely really enjoy! It sounds fantastic and I love that it has a good ending as well.

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

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  9. I love books you can fly through and get so invested to nearly read in one sitting. Glad you weren't disappointed!

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  10. You have really piqued my interest, I love the sci-fi elements and world. Wonderful review Tanja!

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    1. I'm happy to hear that :) Thanks Kim ;)

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  11. I haven't heard of this one before. I really like sci-fi elements. good luck to all.

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  12. This sounds interesting. I've not heard anything about it before though, but I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks Janina! I hope you'll get a chance to read it :)

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  13. This does sound a little similar to another popular book, but it sounds like it takes a completely different direction. I'll have to check this out! Wonderful review, Tanja! :)

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    1. It really does :) I hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks Rachel :)

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  14. This definitely sounds intriguing! Glad it veered away from familiar territory and gave you an original story based on real scientific theories. I'm very excited to give this one a read. Lovely review!

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    1. Yes finally something unique :) Thanks :)

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  15. Oh, YA girls and their earth-shattering secrets! ;) I read so much YA that I rarely think twice about plots that sound familiar, as long as it's nothing too too obvious and the writing is good and the story is strong. It's when those things aren't working that I start getting cranky, hah.

    Thanks for the review, Tanja--I hadn't heard of this one before.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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