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Monday, May 9, 2016

THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER by Jennifer L. Armentrout / Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway

Hello and welcome to today's THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER blog tour hosted by InkSlingerPR. I'm so thrilled to be apart of today's kick off for the tour. Today's tour stop includes an amazing giveaway, my 4 star review for Jennifer's newest  upcoming release, more! First, here's a little bit about THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER.


By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by: Harlequin Teen
To Be Released on: May 17th, 2016
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N | IndieBoundiBooks | Kobo
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a riveting new story about friendship, survival, and finding your voice.

For some people, silence is a weapon.

For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield.

Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.


A story about hope, love, and survival, THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is another Armentrout masterpiece. This story is raw, and gritty. It's heartbreaking, and hopeful. In true Armentrout fashion, she doesn't shy away from the wide range of emotions that both characters and readers will feel reading Mallory's story. 

Similar to that of Katie McGarry, Armentrout has this talent for bringing the gritty to life perfectly in her books. She doesn't shy away from the hard life that some of her characters live. She doesn't sugar coat what they endure at home, or on the streets, or any aspects of their life. I think part of that is what makes this story feel so real. She gives her readers real characters your heart breaks for, and you can't help but cheer on. She gives you characters you emotionally connect to, whether you have any similarities to them or not. These characters quickly become more than just people who are in the story. They become characters you care about. 

I loved the way Armentrout allowed me to get to know Mallory, Rider, Jayden, Hector, and Ainsley. There's so much depth to each of them. It's hard not going into the specifics, but if I mention specifics, I'd be spoiling some of the story. These characters felt like real life characters. I really enjoyed getting to know them, and the roles they each play in this story. There's much more behind the shyness, and tough acts some these characters have. 

I loved seeing Mallory over come her struggles to find her voice. I liked that Rider learns there's a difference between survival and surviving. I loved the elements of family, friendship, love, forgiveness, and hope that are apart of their story. Mallory and Rider's stories are at times heartbreaking. It might be hard for some to read what these two endure. What I admire about these two, is that while they might each be broken in their own way, they didn't allow the years of what they endured to break them. They are so much more than their past experiences. They are survivors, and fighters. They have hope, and that strength to not allow their pasts to define them or their futures. Their futures are theirs to own. 

THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a story that will leave it's mark on you. It's a gritty story with a realistic setting, raw emotions, and realistic characters. It's a story about HOPE and love. This is one of Armentrout's best YA books yet.

*This story does contain some language, abuse, and a sexual/sensual scene, that may not be suitable for younger readers.

Register Your Preorder 

Register your preorder of THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER by May 20th to receive a FREE fan pack! Includes inspirational wall art, a colorful poster, and flag-as-you-read stickers. You will also get immediate access to an extended excerpt from the book. JUST FILL OUT THE FORM HERE>


“The intensity between Mouse and Rider is palpably sizzling… romance aficionados [will] lose themselves in Mouse and Rider’s smoldering glances and steamy kisses.” -Kirkus

“Armentrout’s effort to gradually coax her protagonist from her shell via a supportive, loving community succeeds, and readers looking for an inspirational comeback story will find Mallory’s to be satisfying and hopeful” –Publishers Weekly

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan / Giveaway #TrialsofApollo

Happy Middle Grade Monday! The demigods are back! Fans have been waiting for a new Rick Riordan series, and now they have one! Not only are fans introduced to new demigods in the, The Trials of Apollo series, it's also told from the point of view of a God himself! The first book in the series, The Hidden Oracle, was released on May 3rd, 2016.  


New series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rick Riordan.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favor.

But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.


The Hidden Oracle is being released with five retail-specific editions that all hit shelves on May 3rd. Each edition includes a unique insert that you can get exclusively from that retailer. Collect them all! 

1.    Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a Camp Half-Blood letter from Apollo to Zeus! 
2.    Target Exclusive Edition includes an illustrated map of Apollo’s Trials at Camp Half-Blood
3.    Books-a-Million Exclusive Edition includes an Apollo Bumper Sticker (“I’d Rather be Driving by Sun Chariot”)
4.    Walmart Exclusive Edition includes a 2-sided bookmark with character art of Apollo and his mortal counterpart, Lester.
5.    Costco Exclusive Edition includes an illustrated poster depicting the “Plague of Secrets” scene from The Hidden Oracle

Thank you to Disney, one (1) winner will receive one of the exclusive editions of The Hidden Oracle with a surprise insert! 

Giveaway open to US addresses only.
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Rick Riordan, dubbed “Storyteller of the Gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of three #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on Greek mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and the Heroes of Olympus, based on Greek and Roman mythology. 

Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. The first book in his Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgardtrilogy based on Norse mythology, The Sword of Summer, also debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. 

Rick lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @camphalfblood.

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