Thursday, May 5, 2016

{Blog Tour} The Society - Jodie Andrefski (Review & Giveaway)



YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: The Society by Jodie Andrefski from Entangled Teen. This tour will run from May 2nd to 13th.  Check out the tour schedule
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The Society
by Jodie Andrefski

Release Date: May 3rd 2016
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:

Welcome to Trinity Academy’s best-kept secret.

The Society.


You’ve been handpicked by the elite of the elite to become a member. But first you’ll have to prove your worth by making it through Hell Week.

Do you have what it takes?

It’s time to find out.

Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society—not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society’s queen bee, Jessica, she’s ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out. 

All it’ll take is a bit of computer hacking, a few fake invitations, some eager rushees…and Sam will get her revenge.
Let the games begin.

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Review
When I finished this book my initial reaction was unsure of how I felt.  I think the concept of bullying is one that is more prevalent in society and something that should be more talked about so I liked that the book focused on this idea.  I just felt like the story got a little repetitive maybe since the main focus was revenge.  The book picks up towards the end, which kept me reading, but it just felt repetitive in nature.

Samantha is an interesting character to read.  The story is told through her eyes only so we get to hear here stream of thought while reading.  I would have loved to get the feelings and thoughts of another character I really think this would have made the book more elaborate and more interesting.  Samantha has had a hard life and not on her own doing, her parents disappointed her at a young age and she was left to pick up the pieces.  As a reader the author did a great job setting up Samantha's hard life and you can see why she decided to take revenge on Jessica. 

I think the author did a great job capturing the mind of a teenager.  As a teenager looking back I might have thought things where right at the time, but they might not have been right in the long run.  I think reading this as an adult I can see these things a little better.  I think at the 17 you sometimes just react to situations versus looking at the long term effects.  The author captured in my mind the essence of a teenager, which made this book more interesting to read.

I would suggest this as a nighttime read, it was easy to read and a quick read.  It was also easy to follow along with the chapters.  It is a book that can be picked up and put down and get right back into the story. 

I received a copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of the book.

My rating: 3/5

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About the Author


Jodie Andrefski has been passionate about reading ever since she was a little girl, when she used to climb trees to escape with a favorite book. She now lives and writes in a small town in Pennsylvania with her teenage daughter. Though still an avid reader, she now prefers a comfy chair over the crook of a tree. An unapologetic coffee fiend, she's even happier if her java comes with pie. Jodie often draws on her background in education and mental health counseling to bring real world experience to her writing. She is a firm believer in the magic of a first kiss, and insists that you should never, ever give up on your dreams







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2 comments:

  1. Bullying in stories is so hard. I mean it is important because it goes on so much but I always feel so bad. It is good the author got the mind of a teenager right. Great review!

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    1. I agree completely! Thank you for stopping by!

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