Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Blog Tour: Who We Were by Christy Sloat (Review + Promo post!)

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Title: Who We Were
Author: Christy Sloat
Audience: YA
Genre: Contemporary romance
Formats: E-book and Paperback
Cover by: Najla Qamber Designs
Editor: Melanie Williams
Pages: 330 pages
ISBN: 978-0692289952
ASIN: B00N980WYO
Date Published: 15 September 2014
 
 







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“Who we were had washed away with the summer. Who we are was yet to be seen.”

Summer school at Alcott High was only supposed to gain Sadie Peters extra credit, nothing more. Her goal wasn't to make friends, or gain the attention of the most popular football player, yet she managed both. Her life was cruising along on course ... until that summer.


Could a simple stint in a different school change her identity completely and introduce her to love for the first time? How would that affect her relationship with Lily, her best friend?
Hopefully their friendship was strong enough to make it through the tumultuous summer. Sadie learns that great things come with change, but sometimes memories of the past are hardest to part with.


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 Queekie Girl Read Reviews...

Who We Were by Christy Sloat


I've enjoyed how Who We Were is truly unique and original. It's unlike any YA contemporary novel I've read! Different, in a way that its contents are far more intriguing especially with characters that are pretty mysterious. Readers will definitely be on the edge of their seat! I couldn't recommend this book enough. It's simple and concise narrative of the protagonist is so engaging, it has to be read without any hesitation.

The situations are well-thought out and was handled very logically. I was literally holding my breath every time I felt that there's some huge twist or something going to be. It has been like that for me while reading the book and how it has keep me so interested.

The characters are likeable and realistic. Sadie Peters is smart about making her own choices and she takes responsibilities of those choices. For one, the friendship she embrace so much with Lily. Unfortunately she has to stay away from Lily because of how inappropriate she acts and her being reckless. Sadie has a mind of her own and will not be influenced easily. I like that from her.

The plot is all organized and intelligible for me to follow. There are sweet moments and tears shed while reading this book. Readers will be surprise especially towards the end. It's an unforgettable read.



(Actual) Rating: 5 of 5 stars






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Excerpt

Excerpt 1
I killed the engine and grabbed my new bag. I refused to go to summer classes with my junior year backpack. No way! I had purchased all new items for the next four weeks. This was a new school and a new chance to actually become someone different. A clean slate. No one here knew me, so my past history was erased. I would be Sadie Peters, popular and outgoing, instead of Sadie Peters, a shy nobody that no one pays any attention to.

I looked up at Alcott High’s newly rebuilt entrance. It was the town’s oldest school, but it held the most history. It was the very first school built in Laurel Lakes when it was a small town. Now that the town has grown immensely, they needed a new school built, and that’s how Ridgeline High, my school, was built. While I liked my school for various reasons, I loved the history of Alcott. To me it held hope and immense change. After a complete and utterly disastrous junior year, I could only see promise staring me in the face.

Excerpt 2
“Three weeks, Sadie. They didn’t even show up to my doctor’s visit to get the final results.” That made me so sad to hear. How could they do that? He made a fist and hit the dashboard, not hard, but enough to make himself feel better.

I placed my hand on his and squeezed, letting him know I was here and I wasn’t going anywhere.

“Do you ever feel invisible?” He asked looking out the window.

I laughed. Did I ever. My mom worked so much I hardly ever saw her, and my dad wasn’t home anymore. Cara was off to college, and she just thought of me as the silly kid sister. No one at Ridgeline knew I existed, even though I passed them in the halls every day. But instead of giving him that answer, I gave him the one I really felt was true. The one that I felt right then in that moment.

“Not anymore.” I turned to look at him, and he met my eyes at the same time.


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Character Bio's

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about
clip_image012Christy Sloat is a SoCal born girl who resides in New Jersey currently with her husband, two daughters and Sophie her Chihuahua. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother's loving support. Christy passes that love of reading, writing, and creativity to her daughters, family, and friends. When you do not find Christy within the pages of a book you can find her being mommy, wife, crafter, and dear friend. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. Be sure to venture into her Past Lives Series, The Visitor's Series, and watch for many more exciting things to come.
Check out her website www.christysloat.com
 
 
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Tour Schedule – Two Week Blog Tour for Who We Were by Christy Sloat from Dec 1 to Dec 18 2014
Dec 1
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - Promo
Dec 2
Deal Sharing Aunt - Promo
Hope To Read - Promo
Queekie Girl Reads – Promo & Review
Dec 3
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog - Promo
Coffee Books & Art – Characters bio’s
The MissPhyre Library – Promo & Review
Dec 4
Books, Authors, Blogs – Promo & Author Interview
Movies, Shows & Books - Promo & Character Bio’s
Dec 5
The Reading Table – Promo & Review & Author Interview
Eclipse Reviews - Promo, Author Interview & Character Bio’s
Dec 8
2 Girls & A Book – Promo & Characters Bio’s
Portals to New Worlds -  Promo & Character Bio’s
Dec 9
A Cauldron of Books – Promo & Characters Bio’s
The Phantom Paragrapher – Promo & Review
Dec 10
The Avid Reader – Promo & Author Interview
Cajun Book Lover - Promo
Dec 11
The Idle Musings of a Writer's Mind – Promo, Author Interview & Characters Bio’s
Dec 12
Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom - Promo
Dec 15
Angee's After Thoughts - Promo
Dec 16
Shayna Varadeaux - Promo
Kelly P's Blog – Promo
Dec 17
The Little Bookworm Reviews - Promo
Word to Dreams- Promo & Character Bio’s
Dec 18
What Shall We Blog About Today? -  Promo & Character’s Bio’s

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