Thursday, February 19, 2015

Book Tour Stop: Sleeping Tom by E.V. Fairfall + Giveaway

All Booked Up YA is pleased to present to you, our lovely readers, Sleeping Tom by E.V. Fairfall!  Let me tell you, this book is one of those books that delivers and hits on the nerve of mental disorder - a refreshing and unique read that will leave a lasting impact.

What really initially drew me to this read was that, unlike so many YAs of current, Sleeping Tom focuses around a very real mental disorder but does it in such a tactful and engaging way. 

In Sleeping Tom we meet Rebecca/Caden a teen girl who is trying to figure out who she is.  Caden is confused and alone just getting out of her abusive relationship and that's how she meets dark, handsome and complex Gabriel/Tom.  Gabriel battles with dissociative identity disorder and at night "Tom" comes out and he's kind, patient, caring and by day he's Gabriel - testy, moody, complicated.  What's interesting is that on the flip side, Caden is struggling to really come to reality with who she is beyond who she is in relation to a boy.  Her identity grows and morphs throughout the novel and is really revealing and powerful to see.  How many of us haven't tried on different "selfs" in our lives?

While I didn't love this book to begin with (Caden was hard for me to relate to in the begining) I really did grow to love these two characters as the story unfolded and I really enjoyed that this novel broke that typical YA storyline and didn't leave you with a sickly sweet ending.  A wonderful read from an author I hope to read again in the future!

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February 16th
-Blushing Babes Book Blog
-Freshly Baked Books
-Livre It To Me
-beyond boyfriend reviews
-Books Direct
February 17th
-All in One Place
-The Bookwhore Diaries
-Cosying Up With Books
-TNT Reviews
-Reading Is Dreaming With Open Eyes
February 18th
-Jazzy Book Reviews
-Collector of Book Boyfriends
-What’s Beyond Forks?
-A British Bookworm’s Blog
-See Kiki Read
-we stole your book boyfriend
February 19th
-Kimber Leigh Writes
-The Phantom Paragrapher
-between the pages book blog
-The Shadow Realm
February 20th
-Creating Serenity
-DJ’s Book Corner
-Crystal’s Many Reviewers
-Cover to Cover
February 21st
-Forever Obsession
-Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog
-Kookie Krysp Reads
-Lita’s Book Blog
-Books and Ashes

1 comment:

Giselle said...

Great review, Josie! I'm glad you liked it! :)