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review 2014-03-17 21:34
Tumbler & Fall - asteroid is headed to Earth and three different teens handle it differently
Tumble & Fall - Alexandra Coutts

In Tumble & Fall we fall three characters as Persephone is circling back to earth’s orbit with its intention of wiping out the planet. NASA is sending up a nuclear rocket to blow up this asteroid in an attempt to deflect it from hitting Earth and with it being the only option left, it is risky but it’s the only way.  Caden has been tracking this asteroid for years as he has been following the news. Living with his mother, Caden is accustomed to his meager lifestyle since his father walked out on their family for a younger woman.  When suddenly Caden is kidnapped, he is face-to-face with his father which he has not seen in years. Fantastic accommodations and a lavish lifestyle are his now for the taking.  Caden is overcome with emotions. Sienna is hanging out with Owen, who has teamed with a group of individuals working on a boat which they hope will save them from the impending disaster when it strikes.  Going against her father wishes, she finally feels like she belongs to something as she sneaks out to be with Owen and do something rather than just wait for the impending disaster to strike. Zan is helping Nick research a receipt she found in a book in the remains of a car accident that took the life of Leo, her boyfriend. Nick is hoping that the mystery girl Vanessa and her connection to Leo will answer some questions she has about the last days Leo was alive.  With only three days before the missile is released, a few individuals are on edge, while others party and others live like it is just another day.  It really makes you think, what would you do?

 

I think the author did a great job with character development.  I liked all the characters and sometimes, I had to remember who was connected to whom but I knew them and I could relate to them. What I didn’t care for was the impending disaster.  I didn’t think it really needed to be in there.  I waited for something big or tragic to happen to bring a couple of the individuals together in the book and it didn’t happen till the end and I just did not get it. I think it would have been a better book if it would have been a fiction book without the asteroid feature.  I’d read another one of Alexandra’s book but please no asteroids, give me a fiction book with just great characters and some catching drama.  The cover of this book caught me this time.

Thanks Fierce Reads for the copy of this book.  I appreciate it!

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review 2013-10-16 13:47
ARC Review: Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
Tumble & Fall - Alexandra Coutts

Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts

 

Published September 17, 2013 by Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

 

Source: ARC from publisher in exchange of an honest review.

 

My Thoughts

I have read a few reviews lately on this book and I was surprised at the amount of people that rated it low!!!!! Personally, I thought it was brilliant and the writing was beautiful. It captured my attention and held it through the whole book. The characters were well written and likeable to the point that I was saddened when the end finally came.

 

Firstly, I must talk about the cover! This was the first thing that I had noticed about this book and I knew that I wanted to read it even before reading the blurb. The cover is uh-mazing!!!

 

This book was written in 3 POVs following three seperate teens. There is an asteroid about to hit the earth and obliterate our planet. The whole book revolves around the issues that are going on in the teens lives and how they spend their last week alive. They each have their own story and they learn something about themselves and those they love by the events that are happening. Many may think that the book’s main focus would be the asteroid and the chaos that goes along with it. It most definitely is not. The book is really about the lives of these lost souls.

 

I was having a hard time trying to figure out how all three main characters were going to intersect and it doesn’t happen until the end of the book. The ending really was left up to the reader on what we think may or may not have happened. I am not sure if there will be a follow up to this book and honestly, I don’t think it needs one.

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review 2013-10-16 09:48
Tumble and Fall
Tumble & Fall - Alexandra Coutts

DNF. This is fucking terrible. It's unreadable. I'm so behind on my ARCs and if a book is so awful I hate it in the first 15 pages, I'm quitting. It's all tell and no show. It's over-dramatic and it's totally not for me. NEXT!

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text 2013-10-09 21:20
30 Day Book Challenge Day 8: Most Overrated Books
Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire
Tumble & Fall - Alexandra Coutts
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
Easy - Tammara Webber
Golden - Jessi Kirby

 

Day 8 in this 30 Day Book Challenge -  I'm steamrolling right along with this, though I'm a day late.  So far, it's been fun! =)

 

So this prompt asks me for most overrated book(s), so I'm going to give more than one as per usual.  Considering reading is a personal choice, many are more than welcome to disagree with me on citing these books. But for these books, largely I didn't get the hype, and furthermore, some of them kept me asking "WTF was I missing?" Some were just outright bad, some just didn't live up to their potential, and some were just...yeah.

 

Anyway, choices and explanations below.  I regret nothing.

 

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