Hello everyone! So today I get to be part of a blog tour for Lies I Live By* by Lauren Sabel and, for it, I am doing a review! I’ll try to be as non-spoilery as possible but I make no total promises. Before I get into the review, though, let me share with you some book details:
Lies I Live By* by Lauren Sabel
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Callie Sinclair is literally out of her mind; as the government’s youngest psychic spy, she finds valuable information for top-secret missions. Her work keeps her headaches at bay, but it means she must lie to everyone she loves, including her longtime boyfriend, Charlie.
When a new psychic arrives at the office, Callie can’t help but flirt; Jasper already knows her in a way Charlie never will.
But as her love life gets more complicated, so do her visions. People halfway around the world seem to be in danger…and people in her own backyard, too. If Callie can’t find a way to alter future events, she could lose the people she loves—and her mind. Literally.
Lauren Sabel’s enthralling, romantic novel captures the thrill of exploring a unique power in a dangerous world.
Sound awesome? Not sure? Read my review and see if it helps:
So the plot of the book is essentially psychics and asteroids and for me that worked out relatively well. I liked that Callie is a psychic and that we saw other psychics and saw how that affected her life but at the same time the plot felt a bit too downplayed. It was like you’re slowly eased into it and you don’t realize it’s a plot point until near the end and I’m not sure how to feel about it. On one hand, it’s really clever and on the other hand, it was a bit odd. Anyway, I really liked all of the characters and their thoughts and actions….one character is really frustrating though (in a good way). I loved the relationships between the characters even more and loved seeing how being psychic affected each relationship. Anyway, overall Lies I Live By is pretty good!
Aaaand that’s it for my part in this awesome blog tour, but guess what? There’s a giveaway for you guys!! You can win (1) of (3) finished copies of LIES I LIVE BY (US Only)! To enter the Rafflecopter, click here!
Good luck to all in the giveaway! In the meantime, check out the author below, follow her on social media and then check out the tour hosts!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Originally from the Rocky Mountains, Lauren Sabel has returned to the cool mountain air of Boulder, Colorado after living in several wonderful cities that she will always love and continue to visit year after year.
Lauren loves her husband, her family, her friends, and stories that end happily. (Unfortunately, hers never do.) She also loves digging into her mind and revealing tiny gems she didn’t know were there.
Lauren learned to mind dig while getting her MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa, a Buddhist college in Boulder, Colorado. Before Naropa, Lauren studied film in Rome, where she developed her love of crypts and other beautiful creepy things. She also worked in the film industry in New York and San Francisco, focusing mainly on film festivals, as she can never pass up a good party. In San Francisco she worked for Chronicle Books, where she was inducted into the fascinating world of book publishing.
For the past eight years, Lauren has been teaching college students the joys of creative writing, whether they like it or not.
In 2008, Lauren was published in Undiscovered Voices, an anthology of the best new writers for children in the U.K., where she was living at the time. Then life got very exciting very quickly. She signed with Jodi Reamer Esq. at The Writer’s House Agency in New York, and they made magic happen, and that magic is named Katherine Tegen. (aka: Katherine Tegen Publishing, Harper Collins). Lauren’s first book, Vivian Divine is Dead was published June 3 ,2014. She’s currently working on her next book, which she can’t wait to tell you about (but has to wait just a little while anyway).
Lauren believes that being a teenager is an act of courage, and is proud of anyone who manages to stick through it, despite the pain. 🙂
And that’s all! Thank you to Hannah from Irish Banana and Lauren for organizing this blog tour and letting me review the book! And thank you for reading the post! Before you leave though, follow the rest of the tour! Have a great day/night and tata for now!
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