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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sway Review + Giveaway

ISBN: 978-1250051431
September 16, 2014
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**I was given an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

Going into this I was very hesitant because I was not the intended person to review Kat Spears debut novel Sway. My Blog partner was interested in reading this but had me read it instead because her summer schooling became stressful.I prefer Sci-fi/paranormal/dystopian books to contemporary. EM prefers contemporary but I don’t think she would of enjoyed this that much either. There's a lot of reference towards drugs and sex and comes up too much as casual conversation. I guess I was taken aback by that a little bit. I was expecting a lighter heart felt high school first love romance. But the amount of drugs and sex really swayed me away.

On the other hand, I enjoyed the plot of the story. Jesse Alderman or Sway is very popular mostly because he is paid to do favors for others. When he is paid to "research" good girl Bridget Smalley to become possible girlfriend material for a fellow football player, Sway starts to lose control. He soon finds he's falling head over heels for this girl and can't stop helping her or hanging out with her and Pete, her brother.

Ultimately this is a fast enjoyable read that will be loved by many. The writing is incredible and I look forward to reading more of this author. A random side note: For a career, Jesse would be a great therapist or counselor because he knows how to read people.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: (From her website)

Kat Spears has worked as a bartender, museum director, housekeeper, park ranger, business manager, and painter (not the artistic kind). She holds an M.A. in anthropology, which has helped to advance her bartending career. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and three freeloading kids. Visit her website at

The Guidelines:

-You must have a US mailing address 
-Must be 18 or have parent's permission (The winner has to be able to give me their address).
-All entries WILL be verified, don't cheat. 
-The giveaway will end the September 7th at Midnight 
-Winners will be announced via rafflecopter, email and Twitter
-Response is needed within three days if not another winner will be announced
- Books will be sent out 3-5 days after giveaway has ended


  1. I am interested in Sway because I love contemporary YA! This book sounds like it is right up my alley!

  2. The cover is too cute. I could see myself enjoying this & hanging out w/ this book before summers out.

  3. I've been in a contemporary mood as of late, and this book sounds like something that will satisfy my sudden interest in YA contemp. Plus the cover, I really like the cover. So simple yet reallllllly pretty. Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. I truly love variety and the twists of falling for the girl you are trying to set up with someone else does sounds like a good read.