Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bittersweet by Kimberly Loth

by Kimberly Loth

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @kimberlyloth

Just released: March 21, 2015
Publisher: self
Genre: YA
Paperback: 200 pages
Rating: 5

Every Sunday Savannah Ray gets an email from her dead dad. She doesn’t know how the emails work but she’s finally ready to start looking for answers. To find those answers she has to go to the one place she swore she’d never set foot in after he died—Haunted Valley, the amusement park. Once there and on the hunt for answers she is distracted by the charming Dallas and falls hard for him. When the answers she finds aren’t what she expected and Dallas betrays her, Savannah must make a choice—succumb to the insanity that destroyed her father or find the strength to rise above it.

Zombie sighting:
She took the picture back and emptied the trash out of a bin in the queue line at Zombie Run.
-chapter 6, page 32

My two-bits:

An amusement park setting for this story makes it a perfect one for a summer read. I liked some of the behind-the-scenes scoop on what goes on with ride operators and culture.

I found this story to be a kind of coming of age or rather coming to terms (with issues) for the protagonist, Savannah. The issues she deals with include grief, depression and love. Some painful and sad moments arise but Savannah handles them well enough.

Loved the Savannah's dream goal of doing a Europe chocolate themed trip.

--~ Book Giveaway ~--

WIN my review copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: May 31, 2015

TO DO: (2-parts)

1. ADD this book to your Want To Read list on Goodreads.

2. LEAVE a comment.

AND, leave your email.


Contest has ended - winner is here



* review copy courtesy of publisher

* added this to my Bookish Bingo challenge - square: Parental Relationships

Imagination Designs
Images from: Lovelytocu