Hi all! I'm very excited to be a part of the Afterparty blog tour. You can check out the entire blog tour schedule below:
Blog Tour Schedule
Mon, Oct 6 - Read Now Sleep Later
Tue, Oct 7 - What a Nerd Girl Says
Wed, Oct 8 - Fiktshun
Thu, Oct 9 - Adventures of a Book Junkie
Fri, Oct 10 - Recently Acquired Obsessions
Mon, Oct 13 - Nite Lite Book Reviews
Tue, Oct 14 - The Windy Pages
Wed, Oct 16 - A Bookish Escape
Mon, Oct 20 - She Reads, She Blogs
Tue, Oct 21 - Books Unbound
Wed, Oct 22 - The Consummate Reader
Thu, Oct 23 - Kid Lit Frenzy
Fri, Oct 24 - The O.W.L. for YA
Mon, Oct 27 - The Thousand Lives
Tue, Oct 28 - Books Turn Brains
Wed, Oct 29 - Fangirlfeeels
Thu, Oct 30 - Romance Bookie
Fri, Oct 31 - The Reader’s Antidote
Mon, Nov 3 - Proud Book Nerd
Fri, Nov 7 - Girls with Books
ABOUT THE BOOK
Goodreads rating: 3.39
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Simon Pulse
Genre: YA contemporary
Emma is tired of being good. Always the dutiful daughter to an overprotective father, she is the antithesis of her mother--whose name her dad won't even say out loud. That's why meeting Siobhan is the best thing that ever happened to her… and the most dangerous. Because Siobhan is fun and alluring and experienced and lives on the edge. In other words, she's everything Emma is not.
And it may be more than Emma can handle.
Because as intoxicating as her secret life may be, when Emma begins to make her own decisions, Siobhan starts to unravel. It's more than just Dylan, the boy who comes between them. Their high-stakes pacts are spinning out of control. Elaborate lies become second nature. Loyalties and boundaries are blurred. And it all comes to a head at the infamous Afterparty, where debauchery rages and an intense, inescapable confrontation ends in a plummet from the rooftop...
This explosive, sexy, and harrowing follow-up to Ann Redisch Stampler's spectacular teen debut, Where It Began, reveals how those who know us best can hurt us most.
I wasn't able to get into this one soon enough to write a full review of it, but so far I love Stampler's writing style (though it did take me a bit to get used to; I'm not sure how to explain why) and how this story is going to unfold. I can really relate to the MC because she's looking forward to settling down in a place during the middle of the school year after moving a lot, which I kind of did. And she also remarks on how hard those first days are, and I could definitely relate to that as well. I can already feel it getting toxic between her and Siobhan. It's obvious by the epilogue that this book isn't going to end well, and I can't wait to see how we get there.
Ann Redisch Stampler is the author of young adult novels Where It Began and Afterparty, as well as several picture books, including The Rooster Prince of Breslov. Her books have been an Aesop Accolade winner, Sydney Taylor notable books and an honor book, a National Jewish Book Awards finalist and winner, and Bank Street Best Books of the Year. Ann has two adult children and lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband. Website: annstampler.com / Twitter: @annstampler / Facebook: https://facebook.com/WhereItBegan / Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15751652-afterparty