Thursday, August 8, 2013

ANTITHESIS Book Tour: Review + Giveaway

Fiction Addiction Book Tours

My name is Gavyn. 
Liam doesn’t care that I only have one arm. He actually likes my red hair and freckles. I might forgive him for kidnapping me. 
My name is Gavyn. 
I lost my Liam. I’ve lost them all. And now it’s my job to make sure they don’t show up again.  
My name is Gavyn. 
I had a life with Liam, but he couldn’t give me what I need. Then I killed his father. I don’t expect he’ll forgive me for that. 
My name is Gavyn.

Okay, how many of you are like, "What?" "Huh?" "Uhhhh..." That was exactly my reaction at first sight too.  When I first read the synopsis, I was like, "Ummm...okay?  So this is about Gavyn who has red hair and one arm..."  Let me tell you though, Antithesis by Kacey Vanderkarr is so much more than this synopsis.  In fact, that vagueness is what initially drew me in.  I had to know more.  So on one hand this was a stroke of genius for our YA world where by reading a back cover you can almost guess (sometimes with accuracy) where the story is going and how it will end.  I mean really, what's the point of a story like that?  I do hope that people don't pass up this book because of the simplistic blurb...but their loss I suppose!

Without giving too much away let me just tell you that Vanderkarr does a great job building the characters, the settings, the adrenaline and the anticipation.  I personally love the banter between Gavyn and Liam as their journey unfolds.  Gavyn is such a sassy-pants, strong but cynical girl with a major chip on her shoulder (who wouldn't if you grew up a self proclaimed frizzy "ginger" with one arm).  As far as Gavyn, he clearly has a secret that he's hiding with his sarcasm and charm.  That bad boy/knight-in-shining-armor/I-have-a-secret thing goes a long way!  As far as the plot and storyline, let me just say that this paranormal-romance will have you wondering what ripples are caused by your small everyday actions.

If you're looking for a mind-bending read, add Antithesis to your e-reader and prepare yourself.  Filled with unexpected twists and turns and swoon-worthy moments, Antithesis is unlike the other "YA sci-fi romances" you will find out there.  Antithesis will take you on a high-octane ride that will have you guessing until the very end!  

About the author:

Kacey Vanderkarr is a young adult author. She dabbles in fantasy, romance, and sci-fi, complete with faeries, alternate realities, and the occasional plasma gun. She’s known to be annoyingly optimistic and listen to music at the highest decibel. When she’s not writing, she coaches winterguard and works as a sonographer. Kacey lives in Michigan, with her husband, son, crazy cats, and two bearded dragons. Visit for more information.

Twitter: @kacimari


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kacimari said...

Thank you for the post and review, Josie.

Shaz Goodwin said...

Great review Josie!

Thank you for being a part of the Antithesis tour.


Shilpa Mudiganti said...

I personally love this book! Very original and absolute fun!