Monday, August 29, 2016

Review: Tenderfoot by Abby Drinen +GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

Hello, my friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Tenderfoot by Abby Drinen hosted by YA Bound Book Tours and I'm quite excited about this one. Let's be honest here, I'm always excited about blog tours regardless of the book. I just love reading and review and letting all know about the really cool books that are out there in the world! Plus. it gives me an excuse to talk about books all day long so it's a win-win.

Anyhoo, here are all the details about the book, the author, as well as my review for the book and last but not least, a GIVEAWAY! Whoot whoot! As a short disclaimer, I was sent an e-copy of this book as part of the blog tour in exchange for an honest review. Now without further ado, you may scroll down and read.


Tenderfoot by Abby Drinen
Rating: PG
Genre: YA Sci-fi
Score: ❤❤❤
Page Count: 378
Book #1 of the Tenderfoot series
Publisher: Enova Press
Published: June 24th, 2016

“No lights, no sound. But my skin knows this isn’t home. Why aren’t I afraid?”

Orphaned teenagers, Linnea, Sammy, Logan, and Daisy, are strangers with almost nothing in common until they’re drawn into the fabric between worlds, crossing over from Earth to a place called Enova. Leaving behind lives filled with pain and loss they find hope in this new place. Until an assassination attempt on their lives changes everything. These four strangers must now band together and unravel the mysteries behind their purpose in Enova if they want to survive.

1. Since I'm a lover of all things sci-fi, I jumped at the chance to review this book. It sounded a little bit like a sci-fi version of The Lovely Bones except without all the murder and depressing storyline with more adventure and excitement. I thought it could be a really neat book and I'm currently in a huge sci-fi mood so I thought this book might be one worthy of picking up. And can we just talk about the cover? The wolf emblem is just on point! Okay, here's the review! 

2. I really liked that this book is told in rotating points-of-view from each of the characters. I think it gave more detail and insight as to what was going on in their world as well as told you a little more about the characters. It was neat to learn about the characters and their way of thinking as each one told the next part of the story and made it enjoyable. The characters were also very diverse in their backgrounds which made them more realistic as they each struggled getting used to their new world.

3. The idea of this world called Enova was pretty cool. I love sci-fi because of the different worlds that the characters live in and call home and this book totally has that. I wouldn't want to visit Enova, it kind of seems a little scary, but it was a lot of fun to read about and get to know more about what separates Enova from earth and how the characters ended up there.

1. Even though this book was a lot of fun to read, and interesting of course, I didn't really connect with any of the characters. In fact, I personally found most of them annoying but there was some decent character development that kept me reading.

2. Another thing was that while it was entertaining, I found that it was easy for me to put down after reading a couple of chapters here and there throughout the day. It didn't really keep me hooked on what was going on nor did it have a fast enough pace for my personal taste. It was a little slow going at first and a little hard for me to get into once I started reading it. 

Overall, this book is fun, interesting, and unlike a lot of other sci-fi books I've read in the past. I think if you want something quick and easy to follow, try picking this book up and see how you like it! 

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About the author:

I share my hunk of Northern California land with my husband, three kids, and a red Rottweiler named Paco. I like to write about realistic characters in unreal worlds. The question I ask myself when I sit down at the keyboard is: how can I make this next scene a whole lot of fun to read?

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  1. You've been having so much trouble connecting to characters lately! That's such a shame :( But I really do love my sci-fi as well, so I'm liking the sound of this world a lot ^.^

    1. I know! It makes me so sad about not connecting with characters lately! The world was pretty neat so I would say to go for it!