Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Blog Tour: A Malmont Summer

Welcome. Welcome. Welcome.
 Just kidding.

What we're really celebrating is the release of my good friend's latest novel - A MALMONT SUMMER

Pretty, isn't it? 

I was granted the opportunity to take part in the blog tour so today I bring you a review and my thoughts about this book!
Note: I was provided with an eARC from the author for reviewing purposes. This does not affect the content of my review in any way. 

I'll start off by mentioning that I am not a huge Contemporary reader, and I admit that it's not my preferred genre. I strongly prefer Fantasy, but hey, that's just me! A Malmont Summer had me intrigued. I wanted to read something fresh, something that steered away from some of the hard-hitting and serious stuff coming out these days. Have I mentioned that I am also not a fan of Summer? Yeah. I prefer Winter.
 AMS is the type of book that could make any Summer hating grinch, such as myself, feel quite the opposite! There's lots of travelling, exotic locations where it's bright and sunny and there's lots of drama. We follow four teenage girls who are all daughters of richly acclaimed families and attend a boarding school in Santa Monica. When disagreements and differences cause rifts in their friendship, they decide to take a trip in hopes it would resolve their problems.

This book was fun, in terms of the different locations the story takes place in. I love how the four main characters Lottie, Danielle, Hannah and Heidi go on this trip with a bucket list to follow. This is something I yearn to do myself! So it was pretty fun to read, in that aspect. Character-wise, I'd have to say that my favourite was perhaps Lottie. She was like the ice during the fiery arguments between Danielle and Heidi. I haven't really connected much with any of the other characters and this may change in future books in this series. I felt as if their ages didn't really fit their characters due to the reasons behind the arguments. I couldn't believe in them enough to think it was worth having huge disagreements over.

The ending really took me by surprise though! At one point, I really thought something huge was about to happen which I won't spoil but it really got my heart racing for a few minutes! Really unexpected but a great end and I look forward to seeing what becomes of the girls. It'll take me a little time to get used to the writing style though there is something about it that keeps me reading! But I can see this series as being fun and enjoyable, especially when there's lots of travelling involved! I love visiting new places through books!

If you're looking for something a little exciting, fun with a side order of drama and Summery themes, I would recommend A Malmont Summer!

Bronze Wreath
Joshua J. Johnson currently lives in England with a serious case of wanderlust and a wardrobe full of books.

He started writing as soon as he discovered that book didn't randomly appear, and that they were actually written by people. After growing up writing short stories by hand for his brother and his family-- including a weekly family newspaper-- he created a blog where his writing has been captivated, treasured, and enjoyed by thousands of people in nearly eighty countries around the world.

He is the author of several books, including BONES ON THE SURFACE, SOULLESS, THE


1 comment:

  1. I'm not the biggest contemporary reader either but the book looks so good! Also it was great to be given the chance to support the author, I did an interview with him here: http://enchantedbyya.blogspot.com/2015/08/author-interview-joshua-j-johnson.html