Blog Tour, Reviews

Blog Tour – Smoke and Key Review and Favorite Quotes

Hello! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton. This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Fantasy Book Club. I am excited to share my review and favorite quotes today!

by Kelsey Sutton
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: April 2, 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Historical, Fiction, Paranormal, Magic, Horror

Synopsis:

A sound awakens her. There’s darkness all around. And then she’s falling…

She has no idea who or where she is. Or why she’s dead. The only clue to her identity hangs around her neck: a single rusted key. This is how she and the others receive their names—from whatever belongings they had when they fell out of their graves. Under is a place of dirt and secrets, and Key is determined to discover the truth of her past in order to escape it.

She needs help, but who can she trust? Ribbon seems content in Under, uninterested in finding answers. Doll’s silence hints at deep sorrow, which could be why she doesn’t utter a word. There’s Smoke, the boy with a fierceness that rivals even the living. And Journal, who stays apart from everyone else. Key’s instincts tell her there is something remarkable about each of them, even if she can’t remember why.

Then the murders start; bodies that are burnt to a crisp. After being burned, the dead stay dead. Key is running out of time to discover who she was—and what secret someone is willing to kill to keep hidden—before she becomes the next victim…

Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Book Depository, Kobo, Google Books

Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The book is about a young girl that had passed away and had fallen from grave to a world named Under. She does not her name or who she was in her past life and how she came to be decreased. The only thing that she had in possession when she fell was a key so she was named Key. Key met a young man named Smoke when she had fallen who help her around Under. She was introduce to other dead people in Under, whose names were possession that they had been buried with and fallen with. Their names were Journal, Ribbon, Doll, and Tintype and there were other dead who resided in Under. Majority of the dead were in some form decomposed states but Key was oddly preserved. Everyone who was there had no recollection of who they were before they had died.

Upon Key arrival, there started to be a series of murders among the dead. Yes, the dead can be killed via fire. When the first murdered happen, Key started to get memories back from her past life and she started to recognize some of the people who were in Under. This cause her dead life in jeopardy.

I found that I really enjoy the character of Key, she was portrayed really well and it was interesting to see how she reacted to the memories that she experiencing. It was nice to see how Smoke and Journal were connected to Key’s past and to be able to experience her relationship with Smoke. He was another character that was intriguing, I was left with wanting to know more about him.

The best part about this book is how the tension and mystery of the story was built throughout the book. I love books that have mystery and eeriness to them because I could imagine all of the characters in the book like I was watching a movie.

However, the one thing that I would have like to read more about was the magic that was mention. I felt like there wasn’t a backstory to how the magic really plan in the story, I would have like to have known more about it.

Overall, I really enjoyed the book and love how unique the story was. I am big fan of dark fantasy and this book really gave me what I needed to get out of my reading slump. I am looking forward to reading more from Kelsey Sutton.

Favorite Quotes

“I’m drawn to him like stars to sky.”

“Just remember. You can’t kill what’s already dead.”

“I need not be full to be significant. I need not be whole to be beautiful.”

“No bits about how I was enchanted by the sound of your laugh or the secrets in your eyes. All I know is that I saw you and I had to know you.”

About the Author

Kelsey Sutton is a young adult and middle grade author. She lives in Minnesota, where she received a dual bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Bemidji State University. She will soon have a master’s degree from Hamline University. Her work has received an Independent Publisher Book Award, an IndieFab Award, and was selected as a Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013. When not writing, Kelsey can be found watching too much Netflix, ordering a mocha at the nearest coffee shop, napping with her rescue dogs, or browsing a bookstore. You can visit her online at www.kelseysuttonbooks.com, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

Reach her at: Website, Goodreads, Twitter, FacebookT

Tour Schedule

April 10th

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome Post

April 11th

TheSecret Reader – Review + Favourite Quotes

Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes

Some Books & Ramblings – Review

April 12th

Feed Your Fiction Addiction – Review

The Clever Reader – Promotional Post

April 13th

Confessions of a YA Reader – Review

A Dream Within A Dream – Review

The Reading Corner for All – Review + Favourite Quotes

April 14th

The YA Obsessed – Review

Bookwyrming Thoughts – Review

Absolute Bookishness – Review

April 15th

Book Rambler Blog – Review + Favourite Quotes

Young Adult Media Consumer – Review

Mahkjchi’s Not-so-secret Books – Review + Favourite Quotes

April 16th

Taking It One Book at a Time – Review + Playlist + Dream Cast

Reads Like Supernovae – Review + Favourite Quotes


Book Swoon – Review

Giveaway

Blog Tour

Blog Tour for When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington

Book Aesthetic & Giveaway: When Summer Ends

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to my stop on the second day of the When Summer Ends blog tour! I am excited to be able to participate in When Summer End blog tour and being part of the street team. It is giving me the opportunity to share my excitement over this great book. Honestly, I am not a reader of contemporary books but this book and Jessica’s writing made me rethink my opinion on contemporaries. I gave When Summer Ends a 5-star rating!

This book is full of adventure, writing, art, making changes, and friendship becoming love. The novel is told in two POV (Olivia and Aiden), I created an aesthetic inspired by Olivia and Aiden.

Checkout my review here: Goodreads

About the Book:

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Release Date: April 9, 2019

Published By: Tor Teen/Macmillan

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indie Bound, Book Depository

Synopsis:

Two teenagers discover how an unexpected turn of fate can bring new love to heal old wounds in Jessica Pennington’s stunning, romantic YA novel When Summer Ends. Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?

Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she’s starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.

Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decided to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.

About the Author

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Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten – when she sought publication for her poem about a tree – Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. A serial entrepreneur with a B.A. in public relations, Jessica has a passion for grassroots marketing. She lives in Michigan beach town, where she owns more YA novels than many teens and spends most of her time on a laptop, rather than on a beach.

Reach her at: Website, Instagram, Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook, Spotify

Giveaway Time!

Two winners will receive finished copies of When Summer Ends (signed by Jessica with swag included)

Enter Here: Giveaway!

When Summer Ends Blog Tour Schedule

April 1st

The Heart of a Book Blogger – Interview

Mel and Her Books – Review

April 2nd

The Candid Cover – Review

Mahkjchi’s Not-So-Secret Books – Aesthetic

April 3rd

Book Crushin’ – Creative Post

Buried in a Bookshelf – Video Interview

April 4th

Laura’s Bookish Corner – Dream Cast

Blunt Book Blog – Review

April 5th

Confession of a YA Reader – Interview

Lala’s Book Reviews – Excerpt

April 6th

Ashleigh’s Bookshelf – Review

April 7th

The YA Book Traveler – Aesthetic

April 8th

The Clever Reader – Favorite Quotes

TBR and Beyond – Interview

April 9th

Smada’s Book Smack – Playlist

Belle’s Archive – Review

April 10th

Andi’s ABC – Guest Post

Travel, Books, and More…Oh My! – Dream Cast

April 11th

Book Loaner – Review

April 12th

The Mind of a Book Dragon – Interview

Bookishly Slytherclaw – Review

Please check out the rest of the blog tour and thanks for stopping by!