Review & Giveaway: Falling For You by Lisa Schroeder

Falling for You by Lisa Schroeder

 

Release Date: January 1, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Publisher
IBSN: 9781442443990
Blurb:

Rae’s always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her…and the less she wants to give.

As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous.

Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness…and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves.

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I’ve been a big fan of Lisa Schroeder for a long time now. I couldn’t have been more excited about her first non-verse YA book. Lisa’s writing is always gorgeous and poignant, but does that hold up in Falling for You? I’m happy to say it does. You won’t be disappointed in this book.

Rae has a tough life, to say the least. Her home life is pretty horrible.  Her mother continuously chooses her stepfather over her, and her stepfather is a pretty vile man. He treats Rae more like a slave than a stepdaughter. You can’t help but get outraged at the situation. Rae is a strong character though. She handles it all well.

On top of her bad home life she gets involved with Nathan and quickly realizes he is not all that he seems. He’s possessive, selfish and just a little creepy. I wanted to shake some sense into Rae several times, but it’s realistic that she stuck it out with Nathan. She’s lonely and pressured by her friends.

All through the book you get small chapters of a future event with Rae in the ICU. This added a lot of suspense to the story, because you don’t know how or why she’s there. It made it impossible to put the book down. If you think you might miss Lisa Schroeder’s beautiful verse, don’t worry! Rae writes poetry and the book is interspersed with her lovely and heartbreaking poems. They added so much depth to the story.

Falling For You was a gorgeous book. I can’t recommend it enough.

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Falling For You Blog Tour

Since everyone is loving Falling For You so much I know you guys want a chance to win it, right? Here you go! All directions are in the rafflecopter.

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And be sure to check out the rest of the tour stops:

1/1 Promo Post & Giveaway @ The Mod Podge Bookshelf
1/2 Interview & Review @ Book Chic Club
1/3 Guest Blog @ Kelsey Sutton
1/4 Review @ Mundie Moms
1/5 Promo Post @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
1/6 Review @ Hobbitsies
1/7 Interview @ 365 Days of Reading
1/8 Review @ Pure Imagination
1/9 Review @ Good Choice Reading
1/10 Interview & Review @ Kelsey R. Dickson
1/11 Guest Blog @ Girls in the Stacks
1/12 Review @ Reading Angel
1/14 Promo Post @ Novel Novice
1/15 Review @ Books Complete Me
1/16 Promo Post @ The Story Siren
1/17 Review @ YA Bliss 
1/18 Promo Post @ Acting Up With Books
1/19 Guest Blog @ YA Reads
1/20 Promo Post @ @ Book Hounds YA

Comments

  1. I read this last week, and I absolutely loved it! It was tragically beautiful and inspiring. I’m glad you liked it too! =)

  2. We’re both doing the same giveaway! This book was so great!
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  3. This really sounds like a good book! I haven’t read any book by the same author so I’m really glad to see that you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your review! :)

  4. I have been seeing so much love for this book. It sounds like a book I will really enjoy too! I am actually glad that this is not in verse like her other books because I have a hard time with novels written in verse. Great review chick!!
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  5. I’m so, so glad you enjoyed this one too. I have realized I liked this one more than I thought after some time has passed since finishing it. My initial reaction was positive, but I’ve thought more about the little intricacies of the story that made me love it. :)
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  6. Chris Bails says:

    This book sounds great. Love the cover. This is a new author for me. I am definatley adding to my must read/buy list. This is the first I have heard of this book and author.
    My new years resolution is to excercise more and lose some weight.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. been waiting for Falling For You and I LOVE Lisa’s writing and her I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME and CHASING BROOKLYN is my favorites! my new years resolution this year… is… not to make any new years resolution ever cos i know that i always can’t kept my resolution every year :)

  8. I have read ‘The Day Before’ by Lisa Schroeder and its one of my favorite books. I also liked ‘I heart you, you haunt me’ by her. So I am very excited to read this books by her. I especially love the cover.

  9. I haven’t read any of her books. They are now on my list. Hopefully I’ll win them…that would be easiest for me!
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  10. I haven’t had a chance to read any of these books yet, but they’re on my list! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  11. I am super excited to read Falling For You it looks really cute! I have never read anything by Lisa Schroeder but I feel like this book will be a great introduction. In regards to New Years Resolutions I didn’t make any. I just want to focus on passing my classes and finishing my second year of law school lol

  12. I am really excited to read Falling For You. I love Lisa Schroeder’s books! I’m glad I am a fan. My favorite book so far is The Day Before! It is my 1st Mod Podge Blog Tour. As to my New Year’s resolution; one thing would be to get into college, and take lots of writing lessons. I love to write. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  13. Christina says:

    I am so excited to read this book!! This may have to be my favorite book. This is my first blog toor! :) Def ready to get a copy!! But…. my other resolution is to lose weight. as every other person haha!

  14. Great review! I loved Chasing Brooklyn and have been wanting to read another Lisa Schroeder for awhile now. It sounds like I should try this one next. Then maybe I’ll circle back for more of her verse books. :-)
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  15. You and Magan have so convinced me to pick up this book! Still haven’t read anything by this author, and I’m wondering what you suggest?
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  16. I’m thinking that I really need to read this! I’ve been seeing very good things about it all over the blogs, and it does intrigue me. Especially the fact that Rae’s already in the ICU and we have no idea how she’s in there!
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  17. I loved Rae! Such a great book!
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  18. May Abraham says:

    I’ve heard a lot about this book lately! Thanks for the giveaway!

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