Blog Tour Review – Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright

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Hello loves and welcome to the Blog tour for Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright. A modern, reimagined Cinderella story, this book is charming, funny, enchangting, and heartwarming. It’s filled with plenty of sweet and wonderful moments that will make you smile, and believe in happily ever afters.

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Publication Date: October 21, 2019

Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing

Genre(s): Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

ISBN: 9781629726076    Retail Price: $16.99

Format:  Paperback, 336

Cover Design: © Shadow Mountain

Art Direction: Richard Erickson

Design: Kimberly Kay

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Can the fairy tale bring Charlotte the happiness she’s looking for, or was he always there to begin with?

A modern, reimagined Cinderella story.

When aspiring author Charlotte Kingsley finally gets published, she thinks all her dreams have come true. But the trouble begins when her publicity firm reinvents her quirky online presence into a perfectly curated dream life. Gone are the days of sweatpant posts and ice cream binges with her best friend, Anders, replaced instead with beautiful clothes, orchestrated selfies, and no boyfriend. Only, that carefully curated fairy tale life is ruining her self-esteem and making her feel like a fraud.

When a bestselling author takes Charlotte under her wing—almost like a fairy godmother—she helps Charlotte see the beautiful person she already is and the worth of being authentic. But is it too late to save her relationship with Anders? The clock is quickly ticking towards midnight, and Charlotte must decide between her fairy tale life and the man she loves, before he’s gone forever.

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A charming, witty, and heartwarming modern tale fairy tale story 

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Charming, witty, and heartwarming, Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright is a refreshing and fun story with plenty of wonderful moments that will make you believe in happily ever afters.

I love a good clean contemporary romance and this one is engaging, well-written, and enchanting. I enjoyed the modern fairy tale twist, the relatable life situations throughout the story, and the relevant themes that will teach you a thing or two. The quotes in the beginning chapters are thought-provoking, fun to read, and one my favorite things about this book. Definitely surprising and quite unpredictable, this lovely story gave me the feels, made me smile, and had me laughing a few times. It’s just a really great feel good book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The beginning is a bit slow for me, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy those chapters. I loved getting to know Charlotte “Lettie,” Andres, Kat and just seeing Lettie go through her daily life. It’s filled with delightful and entertaining moments that warmed my heart, so slow doesn’t always necessarily mean the story is boring. When the plot starts to really pick up and Lettie’s dream has finally come true, well everything falls into place (or falls out) and I could not stop reading. Even when I was feeling really frustrated (certain characters will just get on your nerve and make you want to throw the book), I still didn’t want to stop cause I just had to know what would happen next. The romance is “clean,” but there are plenty of sweet kisses and cutesy moments between Lettie and Andres that will totally give you butterflies. I think they’re cute, adorable, and just really great together. The ending is believable, heartfelt, and a beautiful happily ever after.

I really liked characters and yes… even the villains. I think everyone plays their part really well and they all seemed realistic. Lettie is such a loveable and relatable protagonist. I love her quirks, her drive, her personality, and her flaws. She’s resilient, caring, and has a big heart. I loved seeing her grow and realize what truly matters and makes her happy. I also really love her close bond with her step-sister, Kat and how much she adores her. Seeing her friendship with Andres change and develop into something more definitely made me swoon and I just love them together. Andres is charming, loyal, a good friend, and so sweet. He’s not without flaws, but I do think he’s a really good guy and more than makes up for something he does that didn’t sit well me. I definitely would have loved to have his POV in the story. I think knowing what he’s thinking and feeling would be really interesting and fun.

Julie Wright has written a delightful, fun, and realistic modern day fairy tale story that will absolutely warm your heart and leave a smile on your face. Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me is so much more than a love story and definitely surprised me in more ways than I thought possible. It’s relevant, meaningful, and thought-provoking. I loved the relationships, the messages, the themes, and the lessons. This book really makes you think about what’s important in your life and inspires you to live in the moment. It’s a story about chasing your dreams, never giving up, staying true to who you are, cherishing your loved ones, making memories, and ultimately finding your own happily ever after and living it to the fullest!

I received a physical ARC copy of this book from the publisher, Shadow Mountain Publishing, in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Julie Wright is the author of more than twenty novels, including the Proper Romance® novels Lies Jane Austen Told Me and Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She is a Whitney Award winner and a Crown Heart recipient. She is represented by agent Sara Crowe. She loves reading and writing, playing on the beach or hiking with her husband and kids, and watching her husband make dinner.

David Glen Robb lives in the Rocky Mountain West with his wife, two sons, and two dogs and is an avid rock climber who also coaches youth rock climbing teams. He taught high school English, art, and creative writing for eleven years before deciding to pursue writing full time.

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Thanks for stopping by sweeties. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of this book when it comes out October 21!!

Until next time, have a great day and happy reading!!

sincerelykjologo

Blog Tour Review – The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

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Hello fellow booklovers and Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for THE MEMORY THIEF BY Lauren Mansy hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. I really enjoyed reading this book and loved the world Mansy has created. If you love unique and twisted fantasy stories, then you have to add this on your TBR.

Don’t forget check out the other tour hosts and their stops. There’s also a giveaway at the end so remember to enter for a chance to win a copy of this book.

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Publisher: Blink

Publication Date: October 1, 2019

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy,

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

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In the city of Craewick, memories reign. The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please.

Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture, but grapples with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city’s asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, a Craewick practice in which a “criminal’s” memories are sold to the highest bidder before being killed, Etta will do whatever it takes to save her. Even if it means rejoining the Shadows, the rebel group she swore off in the wake of the accident years earlier.

To prove her allegiance to the Shadows and rescue her mother, Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze, a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty ruler of a neighboring Realm. So she sets out on a journey in which she faces startling attacks, unexpected romance, and, above all, her own past in order to set things right in her world.

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The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy is an intriguing, suspenseful, and unique fantasy story that had me flipping through the pages and gripping the edge of my seat.

The world building is my favorite thing about this novel and I found myself mesmerized by everything. The idea that memories can be shared, taken, or used as a form of punishiment and torture is interesting, but incredibly terrifying. I would never want to lose or give away any of my most treasured memories… actually all my memories. Just imagining myself living in that kind of world gives me the chills and has my heartbeat racing. Mansy has created such a disturbing, but unforgettable and exciting fantasy world. It’s unique, intricate, dark, and utterly fascinating.

I really like Mansy’s writing style and the overall storyline never falls flat. There’s always something happening and Mansy knows just how to keep you on your toes and surprise you in the most amazing ways. However, (and this is just something minor) the pacing is too fast at times and the story is a bit rushed towards the end. For a story as elaborate as this, I wouldn’t mind if it’s longer with a slower (but not too slow) pace, so I can fully explore this world and digest every single thing in this novel. There are just so many delightful and intriguing aspects in the storyline that I think this would have been even better if it’s longer, or a series.

Having said that, the plot is still engaging, really surprising, and so entertaining. There’s plenty of awesome and exciting parts that had me on edge. There’s even a few moments that made my heart ache and scenes that made me teary. I enjoyed the suspense, the action, and all the unexpected twist and turns. The romance is okay… I’m not super into it, but I still enjoyed having a little love story. The ending is alright. It could have been more epic, but it does wrap up the story well enough that even though I want to change a few things, I’m quite satisfied with it.

The characters are complex and interesting. I admire Etta in a lot of ways even though I couldn’t completely connect with her. She’s betrayed her friends, made mistakes, and hurt people who trusted her. She’s far from perfect, but she’s has her own strengths and acknowledges the wrongs she’s done. I enjoyed seeing her change, learn from her past, and forgive herself. I also like that she’s fierce and protective of Ryder. I adore Reid. He’s selfless, brave, caring and sweet. He fights for what he believes in and is dedicated to doing what is good. I also really like Ryder. I think she’s fearless, determined, and a wonderful person.  Porter, Felix, and Greer are all pretty amazing and I wish there’s more scenes with them. I love the bond some of the characters have with each other and their willingness to do whatever it takes to save the people they love.

Undeniably unique and thrilling, The Memory Thief  by Lauren Mansy is a wonderful debut novel that will keep you glued to the pages. The world building is superb, the characters are interesting, the romance is quite adorable, and the action, suspense, and twists are awesome. I also love how Mansy emphasizes the importance of family, loyalty, courage, sacrifice, forgiveness, love, hope, and staying true to who you are. All in all, I had a really great time reading this book. Mansy is definitely an author to watch out for and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

I received a finished copy of this book the publisher, Blink, in exchange for a fair and honest review and for participating in a blog tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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October 14

That Artsy Reader Girl – Welcome Interview

October 15

Adventures and Reading – Review (E)
L.M. Durand – Review
Dazzled By Books – Review, Creative Post, Instagram Post (B)
Metaphors and Miscellanea – Spotlight
Gwendalyn’s Books – Review (E)

October 16

The Baroness of Books – Review (B)
Petrichor – Review (E)
Alpha-Beta-Hannah – Review (E)
The Reading Chemist – Review (E)

October 17

Reading Is My Superpower – Author Guest Post
Becky’s Book Blog – Review (E)
Clarissa Reads It All – Review (B)
Feed Your Fiction Addiction – Review
Lori’s Bookshelf Reads – Review (E)

October 18

Library of a Book Witch – Review (B)
Sincerely Karen Jo – Review (B)

Starlight Reads – Review, Creative Post (B)

books_andpoetrii – Creative Post
YA/NA Book Divas – Review (E)

October 19

NovelKnight – Author Q&A
Natalie Helena – Review (E)
Bookishly Nerdy – Review, Creative Post (B)
Books of Amber – Review (E)
Forever the Wanderer – Review (E)

October 20

Lifestyle of Me – Review (E)
Moonlight Rendezvous – Review (B)
Savings In Seconds – Review, Favorite Quotes, Instagram Post (B)
Nay’s Pink Bookshelf – Review, Favorite Quotes (B)
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review, Creative Post (E)

October 21

Lost In Storyland – Author Guest Post
Synopses By Sarge – Author Q&A
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review (E)
TheSecret Reader – Review
A Bella Fairy Tale – Review (E)
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Lauren lives in the Chicago area, where she’s spent years working with youth, from young children to high schoolers. When she’s not writing, Lauren is usually with her family or exploring the city to find the best deep dish pizza. The Memory Thief, which was inspired by Lauren’s own journey with her mother, is her first novel.

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Prize: 1 finished copy of The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy + a poster and signed bookplate (USA only)

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Thanks for stopping lovelies. I hope you have a wonderful day and a fantastic weekend!

Until next time, take care, happy reading, and lots of love! Don’t forget to follow the rest of the tour and add this book on your TBR.

sincerelykjologo