Monday, June 26, 2017

{Blog Tour} Such a Good Girl - Amanda K. Morgan (Review & Giveaway)

Such a Good Girl
Release Date: June 20th 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary


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Synopsis:

Riley Stone is just about perfect. (Ask anyone.)
She has a crush on her French teacher, Alex Belrose. (And she suspects he likes her, too.)
Riley has her entire life planned out. (The plan is nonnegotiable.)
She's never had a secret she couldn't keep. (Not ever.)
Riley is sure that her life is on the right track. (And nothing will change that.)
She's nothing like a regular teenager. (But she doesn't have any problem admitting that.)
Riley doesn't usually play games. (But when she does, she always wins.)

She thinks a game is about to start…
But Riley always has a plan…
And she always wins.

Review:
This is the second book of Amanda K. Morgan I have read and loved this one even more then the first one.

This book follows Riley Stone who is a perfect model student.  She presents evidence on why she is perfect and why she is the best student in the school.   Riley has never gotten in trouble in her life.  Riley is a logical character and really thinks things through.

The author does an amazing job really leading you down one path, while still giving you some suspicion the path might not be fully correct.  There are so many twists in the book that I just didn’t see them all coming.   The ending left me going wow Amanda you totally got me I didn’t see that coming at all.  I love when I finish a book and just can’t let the ending go.

I liked Riley as the main character.  I felt right off the bat she had something to hide because it felt like she was pouring on the perfect too much.  Riley really does open up during the book and show more of her personality.  At parts I felt like we could see the beginning of almost a split personality coming out.  Riley is trying to make the most of her high school life and trying to start to live it up while also maintaining her perfect student mode.  I also loved that we got a look at Riley’s family life and that it wasn’t as perfect as she wanted it to be.  It felt like Riley was working hard to keep up her appearances the entire book.  

The book is told entirely through Riley’s point of view and I think this works perfectly for this book since her personality isn’t that stable.  The author does a great job making you think is Riley a reliable narrator.

The author creates one relationship in this book that is very interesting.  I enjoyed that we kind of got a look back into where the relationship started and it didn’t 100% come out of the blue so for me it worked.  I loved the lengths that Riley was willing to go for this relationship.

I can’t think of any complaints about the book that really stick out to me.  I am only giving it 4 stars because I can’t think of a reason I would want to reread this book.  The book was great and really kept my attention, but I don’t think I would sit down and read it again any time soon.

I would suggest this as a beach or weekend read when you have more time to fully digest what is going on.  I had trouble putting the book down because I wanted to know what was going to happen next.

I received a copy of this book from The Fantastic Flying Book Club to provide an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.


My Rating: 4/5

Favorite Quotes:
"I will have a secret.
I will have done something wrong. 
Really wrong."

"Everyone knows the best lies are the least complicated."

"There's something hidden in books; lives and secrets and whispers ans little bits of truth you could never guess at, even if you'd known the author her entire life and then read the book and asked her all about it."

"What is it like to get in trouble, anyway?"

"He's the type of man who could lead an entire army into a meaningless battle and they'd fight with fervor."


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Amanda K. Morgan is a freelance writer living in Nashville, TN. She covers events and works on freelance projects when she isn't working on her YA novels.

At age 15, Amanda finished her first novel and continued to write in college, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing.

Amanda’s books include After Hours, written as Claire Kennedy, Secrets Lies and Scandals, and Such a Good Girl.

For more information on Amanda's freelance/technical writing, to ask for information on a specific project, or for other questions, contact her.


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6 comments:

  1. This is new to me and sounds really good. Riley sounds interesting for sure. Great review!

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    1. It is a keep you on the edge of your seat read! Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. Wow, I really like that this is sounding more twisty and mysterious the more I read about it. At first I thought it was just a book about the teacher/student inappropriate relationship, but this definitely sounds like a lot more. I'll definitely consider it for my beach bag next month! Thanks for being on the tour!

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    1. Yes it really takes some turns I did not expect. Thank you for stopping by!!

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  3. Great review! I also liked this book. Did you understand how Riley had anything to do with in the end? I was confused when she found out the teacher is dead and she got sick and throw up but in the end, it seems like she had something to do with how everything turned out. I was confused with that part.

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    1. I think she totally had the whole thing setup when she mentioned that the other guy was the number 2 might be the valedictorian.

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