Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Book Review - Stepping Stones, By Kacey Vanderkarr - BOOK TOUR

Stepping Stones (The Stone Series, #1)
Release Date: 08/25/15
Urban Fey Press

Summary from Goodreads:

Onnaleigh Moore is part of a plan—and it isn’t hers. When her brother dies in a car accident, Onna is desperate to preserve the tatters of her family. Any hope of finding normalcy vanishes when her mother runs off and her dad turns to booze to numb his pain. Onna’s grief is crippling, but the boy who showed up just when she needed him is helping her cope.
Everett’s presence is comforting, though he knows things—Onna’s name just before they met, where she lives, and sometimes he comments on thoughts she doesn’t say aloud. Sh:e pegs him for a stalker, or maybe psychic, but the truth is deadlier than she imagines. As their feelings for one another deepen, Everett confesses a horrifying secret: Onna’s brother is only the beginning of the plan, and some fates are worse than death.



I am all about books that make me feel.  This definitely did that for me.  There were times when I could not stop the feels.  Oh the feels, the feels.  I think that when a book can make you feel and takes you through so many different emotions it is a good book.  This falls into that category.

Onnaleigh, Onna, has been through so much.  I think that if any one of us had been through as much as she has we would have fallen apart and never gotten the pieces put back together. She didn't do that though.  Instead, she moved through each of her situations with the right actions.  Sometimes I found her choices to be hard ones.  I love that she knew what she needed to do to get herself where she needed to be, even if she had to push others away to do so.

This is one of the those books that makes you think, "Really, does she have to deal with so much all at once?"  But as you go you see that it is all part of something else, something that I was not planning on.  The supernatural aspect of this book is very intriguing and I can't wait to see what happens next.

Pros: Great Story, excellent characters

Cons: The feels were too much at times

Overall rating: Excellent book!

Impressions: Very emotional book, great ideas, great characters

Stars: 4 out of 5


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, and crazy cats. Along with her novels, Reflection Pond and Antithesis, Kacey's short fiction can be found in Sucker Literary Vol 3, and the upcoming Spark Vol 7, Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things, and Out of the Green: Tales from Fairyland.

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