{Blog Tour} ARC Review & giveaway: Switch by Janelle Stalder

Posted August 17, 2013 by Bee in Blog Tour, Reviews / 4 Comments

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Hey and welcome to Istyria book blog! Today I’m part of the Blog Tour for Janelle Stalder’s new upcoming book called Switch. I have an ARC review for you along with a little giveaway. I’m giving away one e-copy! So keep on reading!

{Blog Tour} ARC Review & giveaway: Switch by Janelle Stalder

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by Janelle Stalder
Series: New World #1
Published on August 27th, 2013
by Janelle Stalder
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Author
Amazon | Goodreads

Also by this author: Eden, Eden-West, Switch, Eden-South, Eden-East

All’s fair in love and war.

Two thirds of the world's population has been wiped out, devastated by the worst war earth has ever seen. Still standing amongst the ruins is a mind reader who finds herself on the wrong side of the war. Everyone does what they must to survive. When the rebels bent on bringing down the New World leader start to rise up, it is her job to make sure they stay down where they belong. That is, until one rebel sneaks past her defences and into her heart. Love will blossom from the ashes, but will it be enough to save them, or will it mean the end of them both?

*This book is for mature audiences due to sexual situations, violence and strong language.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

4 Stars

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What’s up with the dystopian novels these days? Almost every single one I’ve read in the last month were great. I’ve read some bad ones in the past and lost hope a little for the genre, but David Estes’ The Moon Dwellers gave me hope again and since then, my hope grew and I can now officially say that I love this genre once again. And this book was no different. I really liked it!

Two Thirds of the world’s population is wiped out after the worst war ever seen on the planet Earth. One of the survivors is Charlotte, a girl that can read minds. After losing her family, the New World leader takes her with him and soon she becomes his secret weapon. Her job is to make sure the rebels stay down, where they belong. Until one of them sneaks past her defences and makes her feel things she never felt before. But will this love save them or end them?

I don’t know why I’ve read anything by Janelle before. I mean… I wanted too, but never got it. I even won a copy of Eden in a giveaway a few weeks ago. I just didn’t get to it I guess. But I will soon, because I love her! She’s a great writer and I love her style. I’m normally not a big fan of writing in first person, but I didn’t really mind in this book. But it is one of two the things that kept this book from being 5 stars. The second one being the fact that the double POV was a bit confusing in the beginning. I was really invested in the first one, Charlotte’s, and then it switches to another person. And it’s because of that first person writing, that it was so confusing. But that’s really the only bad thing I can say about this book. I love the way Janelle created the world the story takes place in and I just love Janelle. Next to talented, she’s also a very sweet and nice woman.

I like the characters too. Charlotte is pretty badass. I’m sure she can kick some ass if she needs to. Yeah, she’s beautiful, but they don’t really use that as a weapon. She has to wear a mask to keep the fact that she’s a girl a secret, so that’s another thing I liked. She grows a lot in this book and even though she is a badass heroine, she’s still vulnerable. That makes her human and relatable.
I liked Pete too and Ramon and Ludwig and all the other characters, but Charlotte’s my favorite, so.

I am going to read the sequel when it’s out and I definitely recommend it to everyone who loves dystopian novels.

rating 4

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About Janelle Stalder

Janelle Stalder was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. At an early age she developed a love for literature. Her debut novel, Eden, was the first book in a series of four, released in September of 2011. The second book, Eden-West, was released in July of 2012, and the third book, Eden-South was released in March of 2013. The fourth book of the Eden Series, Eden-East, will be release at the end of 2013. She is a strong supporter of other independent authors, and loves to interact with her readers. When she's not writing, Janelle is at home with her husband, two children, Aiden and Elora, and her two furry children, Alice and Lily. She now resides in the small town in Ontario in her old, possibly haunted, century home.

Do you know Janelle Stalder? Have you read a book by her before? Let me know, comment below!

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Bee

About Janelle Stalder

Janelle Stalder was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. At an early age she developed a love for literature. Her debut novel, Eden, was the first book in a series of four, released in September of 2011. The second book, Eden-West, was released in July of 2012, and the third book, Eden-South was released in March of 2013. The fourth book of the Eden Series, Eden-East, will be release at the end of 2013. She is a strong supporter of other independent authors, and loves to interact with her readers. When she’s not writing, Janelle is at home with her husband, two children, Aiden and Elora, and her two furry children, Alice and Lily. She now resides in the small town in Ontario in her old, possibly haunted, century home.

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