Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Deeper We Fall (Fall and Rise #1) By: Chelsea M. Cameron Review and Giveaway!

Title: Deeper We Fall (Fall and Rise #1)  Add to Goodreads!
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Published: January 26th, 2013
Buy The Book: Amazon / Barnes And Noble
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads Summary:

Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart.

Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.

Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie's face.

Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves "To Kill a Mockingbird" as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can't help but listen.

The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie's discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.

My Thoughts:

I have to admit that I haven't really gotten into the New Adult craze, I don't know why  but, not many of the books have caught my eye and made me want to read them. But, I decided to read Deeper We Fall and I am so glad that I did, it was  amazing, and I can finally say I do see what the New Adult craze is all about. Cameron created a great group of characters, I felt like I knew exactly who each of them was  and  I cared about each one and enjoyed reading about them all.

Lottie is ready for a fresh start and it still stings that she isn't going off to college with her best friend  Lexie.  Her anger towards Zack and Zan was completely understandable and her initial reactions to seeing the two of them at her college where she is supposed to be  starting over is heartbreaking. To make matters worse her new roommate Katy is dating Zack and she can 't escape her own feelings of anger and worry for what he might be able to do to her. Lucky enough for Lottie she isn't on her own, her twin brother Will and his best friend Simon are also going to college with her and they are there for her every step of the way giving her strength and keeping her sane. As her college life begins and she makes new friends,  she is  also faced with the facts that Zan isn't the monster she once thought he was,  she is running into him everywhere and she blames him completely for the accident but, he won't fade into the background so easily. 

I really enjoyed watching the romance unfold in this story, although it was predictable where the story was  going it didn't take away from watching it happen.  Cameron has taken all of these characters who are broken and weaved a beautiful tale of forgiveness, change, and happiness. Each character is so much more then what they seem on  the surface and peeling back all of the layers and finding out  who they are along with them was so much fun.       
 One of my favorite parts of the story was watching  Lottie and all of these people who are thrown together  become a family. Each secondary character was made important to me, I cared about each of them as much as Lottie did, I wanted them to find love and happiness, I also wanted to be a part of their friendships.  When I look at characters in any of the books I read,  the marks of a good book for me are when I want to become friends with the characters and climb into the book and become a part of their lives. I could not put the book down and really felt each and every character. I don't want to go into  too much detail about each of the characters because half the fun was learning about each of them.

Overall, Deeper We Fall was a great introduction to the New Adult genre for me and I am definitely becoming a fan.   I love the fact that NA doesn't stray from my love of YA in the idea that it still deals with firsts for the characters  just a more  mature perspective. The second book in this series is called Faster We Burn, and is a companion to this one, it deals the story of Lottie's roommate Katy and another character we meet Stryker, I cannot wait to check it out, Cameron is definitely an author that I will be looking forward to reading more from!  

   Check out the schedule for the rest of the tour HERE

Faster We Burn (Fall and Rise #2)

Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Noble                          
Goodreads Summary:

 Katie Hallman is done with douchebags. Done with guys who treat her like crap and leave her broken. But then Stryker Grant is there anyway. With his numerous piercings and bleached hair, he’s the polar opposite of all of her past relationships, which makes him the perfect candidate.

At first, Katie just sees him as a physical escape from her previous rocky relationship
, and Stryker doesn’t seem to mind just being a distraction from Katie’s problems. But soon he’s getting under her skin, peeling back layers she’d rather keep covered. She tries to make it clear that she doesn’t want a relationship, but keeps breaking her own rules.

Then a tragedy sends Katie into the only arms who are there to catch her, and she’ll realize that she needs him more than she ever thought possible. But is she ready to let herself trust another guy with her already-battered heart? Or will she push him away to protect herself from getting hurt again?

Author Bio:

  Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

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  1. These books look great! Why is there so many books but so little time!? haha

  2. I haven't read much NA either but thanks to everyone's reviews I'm compiling a big list -- thanks :)

  3. I honestly kind of forgot about this book. Helped with the cover reveal and everything. But it sounds great. I'm new to new adult, too, but what I've read, I've liked quite a bit.

  4. Yay happy you enjoyed it! I love when you get to really care about the characters as if they were real it often makes a book hard t put down! Great review, Kristin!

  5. Watching them and feeling like they are real sounds like a lot of fun. I should check this out because I have liked the NA I have tried so far.

  6. I totally agree with loving a book when you want to be friends with the characters. I love feeling as though I'm in the story with them. Great review! I love the covers in this series. I'll definitely have to get a copy! :)

  7. Sometimes the romance being predictable isn't so bad yeah.

  8. This looks like a really good giveaway! I've never won one before but I'm eager to read some of these books. It would also be really cool if I won the kindle because I usually just read off my laptop.

  9. I have Deeper We fall. I had won from Maryse's book blog and it is at the top of my to read. There are just so many books out there that are so....good! This is an amazing giveaway. It would be awesome to win this for my birthday!

  10. These books look interesting. I will have to check them out a bit more.


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