Friday, 12 April 2013
A Brand New Ending by S.A. Rolls - Blog Tour
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Title; A Brand New Ending
Author; S.A. Rolls
Series; Not Part of One
Source; CBL Book Tours
Publisher; I think it's self published, but don't quote me on that.
"Phoenix Harper never imagined her life would come to this: A life not worth living anymore.
After a failed suicide attempt, Phoenix is sent to be observed at a local psychiatric hospital. There she meets Braeden Harris, a hospital aide with his own haunting past.
Not long after their first encounter, they feel an unexplainable pull towards one another. Will fate bring them together, or will outside forces tear them apart?"
Genre: YA Romance
Release date is April 9th
GR Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17226383-a-brand-new-ending
Goodreads Average Rating; 3.12*s
My Rating; 4*s
Would I recommend this book? Probably, to some people.
Will I read anything else by this author? I'd give something else a chance, definitely.
My Review; Yes, this was another book that was originally a Twilight fan fic. Good, now we have that out of the way, let's get onto the review. Shall we?
So, as you can see by the start of my review, I have no problem whatsoever reading published books that were formally fan fiction. I know a lot of people have a problem with it because they feel as if the author is ripping off the original author's story, but I don't mind it because usually the story is entirely different than that of the original book.
This book, I felt that it did have a fan fiction feel to it. I could kind of tell who characters were based on. Well, it did at first anyway, because as the story went on I found myself forgetting those similarities.
I was quite unsure about this book when I first started reading, but it really turned out to be quite a good story with a really, really shocking ending.
This book is an emotional roller-coaster. That's for sure.
I just wanted to pick up some of the characters and hug them. Can I?
If you have no problem with reading published works that were previously fan fiction, then I think you should give this book a try.
"A Brand New Ending" Playlist;
As many authors and readers know, music is a large part of the writing process. Songs bring up emotions and were very much behind the inspiration in almost every scene in ABNE.
Here is a list of the ones I mostly had on repeat throughout the whole adventure. Some of these songs had direct influence on what happened in a scene while some other created happy, sadness, etc. inside me.
1. "Golden Gate Jumpers" by Cold War Kids
2. "What Lies Beneath" by Breaking Benjamin
3. "Little Lion Man" by Mumford and Sons
4. "Fix Me" by 10 Years
5. "Dear Agony" by Breaking Benjamin
6. "Running" by Rebelution
7. "Save Me" by Shinedown
8. "Reap" by the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
9. "C'est La Vie" by Protest The Hero
10. "Never Too Late" by Three Days Grace
11. "For You" by Staind
12. "Last To Know" by Three Days Grace
13. "Savior" by Breaking Benjamin
14. "No One's Gonna Love You" by Band of Horses
15. "Right Here Waiting" by Staind
16. "Your Guardian Angel" by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
1 Signed Paperback (US ONLY)
A Brand New Ending Giveaway
"S.A Rolls is a native of the Bay Area, where she attended culinary school and obtained a degree in baking and pastry. When she is not baking, she spends her time reading and writing. She reads anything - from biographies of her favorite president to the most popular YA series. Inspired by her surroundings, she has written her first YA novel, based in San Francisco, her favorite city. She currently lives with her boyfriend and their five-year-old pug."
Author Contact Links:
Twitter: @ABrandNewEnding OR @LendMeYourHrt