Hi y’all! So I’m trying something new (yay!) and I participated in my first ever blog tour- and subsequently my first ever ARC review- for Shannon Parker’s upcoming novel The Girl Who Fell. So without further ado, here it is!
His obsession.Her fall.High school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense relationship—by the new boy in school.Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.But love has a way of changing things.Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and…terrifying?But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.If she waits any longer, it may be too late.
Okay, so I was really excited to start reading TGWF, and I do mean excited. From the get go Zephyr Doyle is the girl you want to be friends with. She’s nice, down to Earth, athletic, determined, and all the other positive adjective you want to include, and she’s best friends with hockey star, Gregg Slicer, (can I just say – Alec who????).
Enter new, hot guy, student, Alec. It’s babble at first sight for these two. And you begin to watch their relationship develop. As the novel progressed there were times that I wanted to shake some sense into Zephyr. I got truly frustrated with the characters at times, especially when it seemed so obvious that their relationship wasn’t the healthiest, but then it hit me like a ton of bricks. It’s easy to see something when you’re reading about it, or viewing it from the outside, but when you’re close to the situation, and close to someone who claims to care so much about you it’s easy to ignore the flaws.
And y’all, that’s what impressed me the most about this book. Shannon Parker does an amazing job at portraying how easy it is to enter into a manipulative relationship, and how difficult it is to see the signs because you’re blinded by your love of and from the person. I won’t go into detail about it because, hello, spoilers, but TGWF is one of those novels that I think is super important to read because of the story it tells. I definitely think The Girl Who Fell is one that girls (and ladies!) should read.
Plus it has hot hockey player BFFs like Gregg. And c’mon ladies and gents, who doesn’t love a good looking hockey player…*googles hot hockey players*.
So, as I said, you should read it- here are the preorder links so you can go ahead and get it added to your TBR.
Now here’s a bit about the author:
Shannon Parker lives on the Atlantic coast with a house full of boys. She’s traveled to over three dozen countries and has a few dozen more to go. She works in education and can usually be found rescuing dogs, chickens, old houses and wooden boats. Shannon has a weakness for chocolate chip cookies and ridiculous laughter—ideally, at the same time. The Girl Who Fell is her first novel. Find her at www.shannonmparker.com
Follow the tour!
Tuesday, Jan 12: Blessie @ Mischievous Reads Excerpt
Wednesday, Jan 13: Emily @ Emily Reads Everything Review
Thursday, Jan 14: Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles Tour Group’s Favorite Quotes
Friday, Jan 15: Tika @ Fangirl Confessions Excerpt
Saturday, Jan 16: Kristen @ My Friends Are Fiction Review
Sunday, Jan 17: Melanie @ One Less Lonely Blog Review + Interview
Monday, Jan 18: Cyra @ Rattle The Pages Review + 5 Reasons You Need to Read This Book
Tuesday, Jan 19: Jocelyn @ Novels and Necklaces Interview
Wednesday, Jan 20: Cat @ Let the Pages Reign Review
Thursday, Jan 21: Aentee @ Read at Midnight Review
Friday, Jan 22: Brittany @ Brittany‘s Book Rambles Review + Interview
Saturday, Jan 23: Joey @ Another After Thought Review
Sunday, Jan 24: Stefani @ Caught Read Handed Review + Interview
Monday, Jan 25: Hanna @ Two Sister’s Blogging Review + Promo
Tuesday, Jan 26: Michella @ YA Books Girl Review + Playlist
Wednesday, Jan 27: Michelle @ Dreaming of Alba Review
Thursday, Jan 28: Jamie @ Books and Ladders Review + Interview
Friday, Jan 29: Eileen @ BookCatPin Review
Saturday, Jan 30: Brian @ Brian’s Book Thoughts Review
Sunday, Jan 31: Sarah @ The YA Book Traveler Review + Interview