Monday, July 13

*** Blog Tour & Review *** The List by Kate L. Mary

Title: The List
Author: Kate L. Mary
Genre: New Adult 
Publication Date: May 26, 2015
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Purchase Links:  Amazon US   Amazon UK  


The List. Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . .

Body piercing

Get drunk
First kiss

But thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .

Fake ID

Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!

Where it gets complicated? Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.
But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .

Lose it

Get Heart Broken
Fall in love

My Review

If you’re a fan of coming of age stories with elements of N/A then this is the perfect read for you!

I really liked the concept of The List– for innocent and inexperienced Annie, making a college bucket list seemed like a great idea. So with the help of her more experienced and outgoing roommate Annie makes said List will all the things she’s like to experience while in college.

The list itself is a mix of easy to harder feats. Ranging from a first kiss, to ear piercing’s right down to sex and a broken heat.

Annie comes from a family where her father and brothers are WAY too protective, having lost her mother Annie missed out of all the girlie things mothers and daughters might do.

Moving away to school provided the perfect opportunity for Annie to let her hair down…and oh boy does she!

The story itself had many up and down moments for me. As soon as we met Chris I was like ohhh okay possible love interest, but then we meet Ryan and the sparks seemed to fly. As the book progressed so did my nerves because I HATE love triangles, so I was feeling a bit anxious about this read. BUT with that being said I continued and has glad I did. It wasn’t really a full-blown love triangle it as more of unsure feelings and apprehension about going after the person you want.

Annie’s character really bugged me in some situations especially where Chris was involved. I was pissed at her!!!! But then again I could relate and understand where she was coming from. I loved Ryan and their chemistry, but again the way some bits played didn’t sit so well with me.

In the end I did enjoy this book as a whole, I just found it a bit more emotional and angsty then I thought it was going to be.

★★☆ 3.5  Stars ☆★★

Reviewed By Gillian Grybas

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About the Author

Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story – especially if zombies are involved – as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes who can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

Be sure to check out her bestselling BROKEN WORLD series, now on the top 100 book in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction on Amazon.

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