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Monday, 4 September 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Ann, Not Annie by Sage Steadman

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Ann, Not Annie
by Sage Steadman
Publication date: September 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult


Ann, not Annie, is tired of her nominal existence and has vowed to turn things around by dating the hottest guy in school, Jacob Waters. Easier said than done since Jacob isn’t even aware she exists. The truth is, due to Ann’s lively temper she spends more time in detention with the rest of the school rejects than she does fantasizing about Jacob Waters wearing spandex.

Her best friend and devout alien believer, Lisa, doesn’t like the changes she’s seeing in her BFF. Neither does Danny Feller, a fellow detention inmate and resident lost boy who has started keeping an extra watchful and unwanted eye on Ann.

When a chance encounter in an empty hallway changes everything, Ann finds all her dreams coming true and she is well on her way to living the perfect life she’s always wanted. But appearances aren’t always what they seem and Ann is going to have to face not just cold hard facts, but also her past.

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4 out of 5 (very good)

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This was a surprisingly good book. I was borderline when I first started reading it. The blurb grabbed my attention but the beginning felt like just another book with the same general premise. I was worried. I’m glad I finished the story. I was pleasantly surprised.

The past is tragic and heartbreaking. The present is equally tragic, because she isn’t being true to herself. It’s easy to see as an outsider, however, I think it reflects us all back to our own past, days in high school and the things we went through. I think that the author did a great job writing the story.

Details and descriptions were on par and allowed a pleasant read. They made the visualization of the scenery easy, and made the understanding of what was going on even easier.

Overall, I did enjoy the story. It has a good lesson to learn and I think would be a great read for young adults, boys and girls. I would recommend to all that enjoy Y/A books and to those parents who have Y/A children and try to get them to read it as well.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Sage Steadman was awarded a master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah. While pursuing her passion for writing, she worked as a licensed mental health therapist. She published her debut novel, “Snowflake Obsidian: Memoir of a Cutter,” in 2010 under her pen name, The Hippie, and since, re-released the second edition under her real name. The novel has been deemed an “idyllic” read, filled with love, humor, romance and heart. She is also the co-author of the gritty and inspiring historical fiction novel, “Upon Destiny’s Song,” alongside classical guitarist, Mike Ericksen, and has penned an article on teen cutting for Canadian Magazine, “Edmonton’s Child.” She has recently produced a stunning and thought-reflecting novella entitled, “The Waking Dream.” Sage is heralded as a talented writer who tackles her novels with a witty, raw and honest approach. She currently lives near Salt Lake City, Utah with family.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi! Thank you for the review! Some of the reviewers mentioned that they had wanted to post their review on Amazon but were unable to. Now that the book is released you should be able to. I've included a link. If you can take the time to leave your review that would be seriously ah-mazing and much appreciated!

    Thank you so much for your time.



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