Monday, December 9, 2013

Blog Tour: Review + Excerpt / Giveaway For The Promise of Amazing


Title: The Promise of Amazing
Author: Robin Constantine
Expected publication: December 31st 2013 by Balzer + Bray
Source: ARC courtesy of the publisher for an honest review and part of the Fantastic Flying Book Club Blog Tour
Goodreads/Amazon


First line: "'None of you are going to Harvard.'"

Thoughts: THE PROMISE OF AMAZING's title basically speaks for itself. The cover and the summary basically speaks for itself. As a huge fan of contemporary novels and romance in general, I had to get my hands on this novel as soon as possible. Well, I'm beyond grateful I did. I savored, devoured, and loved every single minute of Wren and Grayson's semi-charmed kind of life.

As you can guess, the novel is told through alternating points of views. The truth is, I love when authors do this as long as the voices are distinct. Otherwise, it's just a disaster waiting to unfold. Well, folks, no need to worry here. Even if the chapters weren't labeled with the character's name, I would have been able to tell who it was. Wren has this genuine sweetness and innocence to her that I simply adored. Grayson, on the other hand, may have this suave player exterior but embraces this kindness to him that totally makes him swoon-worthy. There were moments in the novel where I wanted to slap him...hard, however, he seemed to redeem himself rather quickly. Thank goodness for this.

Though the story very much has the stereotypical characteristics of a YA contemporary romance novel, it also offers this quirkiness to it that seems to be lacking in certain other novels. The romance between the couple kept me captivated. I never knew exactly where it was going to go but constantly hoped things would just work out between the two. They were just so darn cute together! Oh, and the kissing scenes? Hot, hot, hot!

Overall, I would highly recommend this novel to all you YA fans out there. Like I said before, the title speaks for itself.

Rating:

4 Stars

Excerpt from Grayson's point of view:

"After rushing the snow off the Chrysler, I drove away, even though I knew I should have footed it home. The adrenaline from the last set counteracted most of my buzz, and I drove extra slow, on destination in mind. Wren's house. She had said to call her, right? I knew where she lived, but this was the first time I'd gone there.

It was a large stone house, decorated with icicle lights for Christmas. A place I'd imagine Wren living. With snow falling it looked like a Christmas card. I wondered which window was hers. Was she awake? Sleeping? Thinking of me? I did feel lke a stalker. I took out my phone to text her, then paused.

Was Luke right? Was Wren something I had to get out of my system?

No.

I'd never felt like this before."

Giveaway: For the tour, we're giving away a signed copy of THE PROMISE OF AMAZING as well as some swag. To enter, all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

Before sure the check out the first of the tour HERE as well as the other posts for today.

*Some Like It Paranormal -> Review
*Reader Rising -> Review + Interview
*YA Midnight Reads -> Promo Post
*Bookworm In Barrie -> Review

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11 comments:

  1. Hi Lena,

    Thank you so much for your lovely post. I'm glad you enjoyed TPoA.
    Thanks for being part of the FFBC Team & part of this tour.

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  3. How could you resist a title and cover like that? I've been wanting to read this. It may be a bit cliché, but the quirkiness you mentioned would make it different. Don't know when I'll get my hands on it, but I hope it's soon!
    Joanna V

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  4. Ha, I headed here after I read your comment on my review of this. I feel guilty for fussing with your pure opinion!

    Kate @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. HA! I've had lingering thoughts since I've finished you. You just basically pointed out all the things I've been dwelling over, lol. ;)

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  5. I know we've already talked about this, so I'm just dropping by to say that I actually think some of the points you've included in your review are accurate. The dual POV is pretty well-done, and their voices are very distinct to me too!

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  6. This sounds so good and I love romance stories where the viewpoint switches between two characters. Sounds like it's been handled really well too (oh and I love the cover!) :D

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  7. OOOH! Love that cover and title. I'll have to put this one on my list.

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