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Thursday, May 23, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Click to Subscribe by L.M. Augustine + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers...the place to be when you're in the mood for a great read, but you need a bit of help in the suggestion department; you can count on me!  ^_^

Today, we are playing host to a blog tour featuring such a title thanks to Bookcase to Heaven Blog Tours (Thanks guys!)  It stars an ebook that's the perfect excuse to escape to the Young Adult lit side of things and smile/giggle like a teenager once again....or revel in it if you are still one or fast approaching it.  ^_^  Ready to jump right in?  Alrighty my tech savy readers, get ready because today's title is right off the virtual presses and sounds like something you'd do on your daily visits in the blogosphere.  Today's featured title and blog tour guest is...

Click to Subscribe
L.M. Augustine

About the book...
1,135,789. That’s how many subscribers sixteen-year-old West Ryder has on his web vlog series. But he only has eyes for one of them. 

As one of the internet’s most prestigious video bloggers, West talks about high school relationships under the name “Sam Green.” As far as he knows, no one from school, not even his best friend, Cat, has seen his videos. But the highlight of the whole thing is Harper Knight, who comments every day at exactly 2:02 in the afternoon. He doesn’t know anything about her aside from the occasional deep philosophical messaging on why pizza tastes so delicious, but as stupid as it sounds, he might be falling for her. So when they finally agree to meet in real life, West’s hope for romance seems more and more in reach. But that all changes as soon as he arrives at their meeting spot and sees Cat walking toward him, wearing the same “I < 3 Sam Green” T-shirt Harper promised she'd have on.

It's a sweet and fun summer read that'll leave a smile on your face and a flutter in your heart.  It combines all the best of what new love should be with the complications that our crazy world can throw at it, gives it a good slathering of sunscreen to avoid the potential burn and presents itself to a world ready for a YA romance (though very YA in details...good job to the author!) ...from a different point of view.

How "different" you might ask?  Well, different in the sense that MOST YA lit romance centered books are narrated by a female voice...this time around, we're in the mind of a male; West Ryder to be exact.  Now before you go making assumptions, it's not THAT kind of book.  West is definitely not your typical "guy" in thought or fact up until a certain point, I was actually thinking MAN, are we sure this is a GUY character?  He's; so less than "on the hunt" oriented...much more fun and easy going than hardcore, well pretty much anything...other than ice cream or his best gal pal.  Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's refreshing actually and totally understandable considering everything else happening in his life (family times aren't so hot....lost his Mom, Dad's virtually a stranger), but still...definitely not your typical male lead character.  Even so, up until about page 40 (give or take), I was caught in the conundrum of it all...then, the "OMG-you-silly-silly-boy" choices started happening and yep, totally bought him as a male character.  (LOL!  No really, though.  ^_^)

It's quite the role reversals in this story, with the female being a smidge more outgoing and flirtatious than the male.  More often than not, it's the other way around, so it was great to see a girl who knows what she wants and is not afraid to fight for it.  (You go girl!) The greatess part about the "fight" is that its not fist-to-fist but word-to-word AND even though feeling get hurt (rejection SUCKS), the bond they've formed is still there, still vital and still as beautiful as the day it was born.  Looking in from the outside, the support they gave each other through thick AND thin was well beyond their years...or perhaps something that some grown ups might take a cue from.  It can be hard to swallow one's pride but if it's best for all parties involved so that someone is not left out to dry, it's a bitter pill worth the taste.

In conclusion, a story that begins and ends at the speed of "bytes" that celebrates the ups and downs of something we all search for... "the one".  It brings joy, it brings strife; it brings the things that make up a life worth living, worth remembering.  The potential couple here with their witty banter (loved the banter) and caution-to-the-wind attitudes (at least in fashion and ice cream eating) will leave you with a smile on your face and a thump in your heart.  The only drawback I can say I saw in the book is that the "revelation" of who is who (which occurs no later than midway through the book) was WAY more than obvious...but overall, it worked.  The final pages provide us with an epilogue to tie things up but if you're expecting everything neat and in order, think again.  This is "real" life after all...not everything comes adorned with a pretty shiny bow.  I will say that you do get your "ever after"...just not in all the ways you might suppose. Recommended read for teen readers of all ages and beyond.  A sweet story to while away a summer day...what more could you want?  

Ebook for review courtesy of Selina at Bookcase to Heaven Blog Tours.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this tour as well as those forth coming, be sure to stop by their site, or follow along on Twitter.  To discover more about this title, seek thee out the author's blog, like them on Facebook, or follow along on Twitter.  This book is available now at on online retailor of your choosing (for the most part).  Looking for a few leads?  Wish granted!  Check it out on Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Barnes & Noble, and name a few.

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Still with me?  Yay you!
No really, yay YOU.  ^_^
There's a contest associated with this tour that you might be interested in knowing about.  Your chance to win an ebook of your choice or a $10 Amazon Gift Card!  Pretty snazzy, right?  The possibilities are endless and just think, you can pick up a copy of THIS VERY EBOOK even?!  (^_^)  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below.  Easy peasy.

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Until next time...happy reading!


@HarleyBearBooks said...

I really want to read this one. It sounds great. I love that the girl is outgoing and confident. You're right that it's really rare these days. I feel like this would be the perfect beach read =) said...

Sounds cute! I'll gamble $0.99 on a book that starts out with "it's common knowledge that snow stops being cute after the third time shoveling out the driveway." Solidarity, brother. I hate snow! :)

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