Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley Release Day Celebration
Yay! It’s finally here! Release Day! I had so much fun reading this book! I really hope you all get the chance to read this and experience the trill ride of emotions that I did. I tweeted my reactions in gifs on Twitter. Here’s one of my reactions while reading Genesis Girl:
— Bookaholic Banter (@banterbooks) June 14, 2016
Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley
Release Date: June 14, 2016
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Eighteen-year-old Blanca has lived a sheltered life. Her entire childhood has been spent at Tabula Rasa School where she’s been protected from the Internet. Blanca has never been online and doesn’t even know how to text. Her lack of a virtual footprint has made her extremely valuable and upon graduation Blanca, and those like her, are sold to the highest bidders. Blanca is purchased by Cal McNeal, who uses her to achieve personal gain. But the McNeal’s are soon horrified by just how obedient and non-defiant Blanca is. All those mind-numbing years locked away from society have made her mind almost impenetrable. By the time Blanca is ready to think for herself, she is trapped. Her only chance of escape is to go online.
Wow! What a thrill ride! This novel was non-stop action from beginning to end! I loved this book so much!
This book had a lot of truth to it in the virtual world that we live in today. So many people are plugged in to the internet today and live in a virtual reality world. Sometimes we forget to unplug ourselves and make time for the people and things that really matter in life. This novel makes you think about what''s really important. Our advanced technology and social media these days can be very useful if we use it correctly and as a tool for work and don't depend on it as the only means and form of communication. This fictional novel explores the way technology can effect us positively and negatively in our day to day in a way that feels very real in a lot of ways.
It explores a world between the Vestals ( the unplugged) and the Virals (those plugged in). It is a story of personal freedom, and personal choice. One girl's story of fitting in, finding the truth, doing what is right. She has to figure out what is right in this futuristic world. Her choices will effect her one way or the other. She just needs to find the answers and figure out what is the truth.
The chapters were paced out very well and the novel was easy to follow. The writing was fast-paced and left me on the edge of my seat the entire time. There were twists and turns. Some shocking moments that I didn't see coming. I loved the characters. They were each well thought out and all had their own unique personalities. This story pulled me in from the very beginning and I didn't want to put it down. This is easily one of those books I could have read in one sitting if I would have had the time. It was highly interesting and fun! It was unlike anything else I have ever read. A fantastic read! I would read this all over again.
There was some romance in the story with a bit of a love triangle. Lots of twists and turns. So much fun! I would highly recommend this book to those who love a book that is fast-paced, has twists and turns, and romance thrown in.
About the Author:
Jennifer Bardsley writes the parenting column “I Brake for Moms” for The Everett Daily Herald. Her debut YA novel, “Genesis Girl” will be published by Month9Books on June 14, 2016, with the sequel releasing in 2017. “Genesis Girl” is about a teenager who has never been on the Internet. Jennifer however, is on the web all the time as “The YA Gal” with over 20,000 followers on Facebook, and 15,000 followers on Instagram. On Facebook, she hosts the weekly instant book club called #TakeALookTuesday where YA Gal friends geek out, share pictures of what they are reading, and chat about books. Jennifer is a member of SCBWI, The Sweet Sixteens debut author group, and is founder of Sixteen To Read. An alumna of Stanford University, Jennifer lives near Seattle, WA where she enjoys spending time with her family and her poodle, Merlin.
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Contest Ends July 1st 2016
One Winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm ( USA only)
Five Winners will receive a digital copy of Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley (INT)
Let me know if you plan on getting your copy and reading it in the comments below! 🙂