Monday, May 13, 2013

The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet (TNT)

My Review:
Oh my goodness. Fans of Stephanie's Skylar Hoyt series, go buy The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet right now!!
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I was super excited to be able to review Ellie's story, especially after I enjoyed Skylar's so well. I must confess, Ellie is now my favorite. A introverted teen, who secretly loves to write, finds herself wanting in seemingly everyone's eyes. Including her parents. The way Miss Morrill styled Ellie's character and personality really shines and is attractive, making it easy to like Miss Sweet despite her flaws.

I love how this book is written in first person. The words flow so smoothly! I seriously could not stop reading once I begun. The need for sleep and a dying laptop battery are the only reasons I ever quit. It's that good, everyone. It's that good.

I also really loved how Stephanie incorporated all of the writing things Ellie experienced and learned. Like how to draft a query letter, proposal, etc. I also liked all the bits about the conference Ellie went too, that was really cool for me, as a teen writer. ;-)

I received this book from the author via Team Novel Teen, thanks!! :)

Book Blurb:
Ellie Sweet is a lot of things—good girl, novelist, silent adorer of the new boy at school, Palmer. But when “outcast” gets added to the list, she decides it’s time to take reality into her own hands … and tweak it as needed.

In the pages of her book, she’s Lady Gabrielle, favorite of the medieval Italian court. Her once-friends are reduced to catty ladies-in-waiting, and the too-charming Palmer—who in real life never spares her a second word—gets to be nothing more than a rake wracked by unrequited love for her. She even has a perfect real-life villain in the brooding Chase, who hails from the wrong side of town.

But just when she’s getting along great in her fictional world, the real one throws her a few curves. With Chase pursuing her, Palmer wanting to date her—but in secret—and the details of her manuscript going public, Ellie suddenly receives more attention than she ever really wanted. And when her former-friends discover what she’s been writing, they’re determined to teach Ellie a lesson about the severe consequences of using her pen as her sword.

You can visit Stephanie at her website: http://www.stephaniemorrill.com/
Or you can connect with her on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/stephaniemorrill

Don't forget to check out the other stops on the tour!
Blooming with BooksColorimetry • Gillian Adams • Jill Williamson • The Life of a Teenage WriterOnce Upon an InklingPages from My Journal • Rachelle Rea • The Ramblings of a Young AuthorShadow Writer World • Who YA Reading?The Writings of RosieWorthy2Read
 
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12 comments:

  1. I really loved this book too! I recommend just as much as you do.

    Nice review.

    Cynthia
    who YA reading?

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Cynthia!

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  2. What fun! I'd love to read this one. :)

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    1. Have you read any of Stephanie's other books? They're just as great. Best wishes!

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  3. Sounds like a GREAT must-read, Rosie. If it ever becomes available in print, I'll have to snag it. :)

    Great review!

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    1. If I read correctly, there should be a print version out in a few months. :)

      Thanks!

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  4. This book sounds so good, and your review made me want to read it even more! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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    1. Aw, thanks, Abbi! You're very welcome.

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  5. I loved it too, Rosie! I read it in a day. And I cried when Ellie won the contest. Great review! :-)

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    1. :-D Oh, my that was one of the best scenes! Thank you!

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  6. I loved the advice her autn gave her (about paying attention to others' comments).

    Good review -- can't wait to read the sequel!

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  7. Cool review! I'm really excited for this book :D

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