Aug 20, 2013

{Blog Tour} Book Review + Giveaway: Antithesis - Kacey Vanderkarr

Fiction Addiction Book Tours
Hi, everyone! Welcome to my stop for the Antithesis blog tour! 

Title: Antithesis
Author: Kacey Vanderkarr
Release Date: July 21st 2013
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: eARC for blog tour
My name is Gavyn.
Liam doesn’t care that I only have one arm. He actually likes my red hair and freckles. I might forgive him for kidnapping me.
My name is Gavyn.
I lost my Liam. I’ve lost them all. And now it’s my job to make sure they don’t show up again.
My name is Gavyn.
I had a life with Liam, but he couldn’t give me what I need. Then I killed his father. I don’t expect he’ll forgive me for that.
My name is Gavyn.
Antithesis didn't turn out the way I'd thought it would. That blurb is so vague, so misleading, that my jaw dropped when I found that my theory about this book couldn't be farther from the truth. And if you're wondering, I'd assumed this book was psychological, that Gavyn was crazy. She wasn't.

Now, before you stick around any longer, I'll tell you that I plan to be as vague as possible in this review and keep the air of secrecy that the blurb-writer intended. Let the book surprise you.

The plot kicked off nicely right in the first chapter, and my brain was just like "WTF is happening?!" Like I said, utterly wrong theory. The sci-fi element *hint hint* was a big surprise, and one reason why I really enjoyed Antithesis was because I haven't read lots of books about said sci-fi element. I do believe it's becoming quite the crazy lately...

Gavyn was a likable character. Her handicap made her unique, not bitter. She was actually quite the normal teenager with worries, insecurities, raging hormones, and a ridiculous bucket list. But one thing I disliked about her was how she constantly ranted about her red hair as if it was a handicap like her one-armed-ness. I'd love to have red hair!

What is it with fictional guys named Liam? Each one I've read so far have all been smart, hot, and a little bit naughty—written to make me insane, I think. But Liam's not as memorable as his relationship with Gavyn. It's easy to find swoon-worthy boys in books, but swoon-worthy couples? Nuh-uh. These two were so hilarious and awkward yet still sexy and sweet together. I may have snorted and giggled a lot.

Gavyn and Liam's crazy adventure made for a fast-paced, unputdownable read. I have to admit that the climax felt like a cop-out, but the ending sure has me up for a sequel if there'll be one!

MY FAVORITE PART is the shower scene! Sweet baby Jesus (hmm, JLA reference?).

About the author:
Kacey Vanderkarr is a young adult author. She dabbles in fantasy, romance, and sci-fi, complete with faeries, alternate realities, and the occasional plasma gun. She’s known to be annoyingly optimistic and listen to music at the highest decibel. When she’s not writing, she coaches winterguard and works as a sonographer. Kacey lives in Michigan, with her husband, son, crazy cats, and two bearded dragons. 
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  1. Thank you for the amazing review, Kazhy. I really appreciate it. :) I'm glad you found plenty of things to snort and giggle about - that's always the best part. Thanks again.

    1. Hee, and thanks for writing this book, Kacey! <3

  2. That blurb is so intriguing! I'm really curious about what this book is actually about now. I'm glad to hear you had fun with it overall. Great review, Kazhy. :)

    1. Thanks, Sam! You should check this out for yourself :D

  3. Fab review Kazhy.

    Thank you for being a part of Kacey's tour.


  4. There's a SHOWER SCENE? Really? *fans self* These two sound really interesting, I would love to read this. There is definitely a sci-fi trend in YA starting up right now and it's not before time. :-) Yey!


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