A Girl Named Blue Blog Tour



Hey Everyone! As you can see, I am participating in a blog tour organised by Xpresso Blog Tours for the book, A Girl named Blue. 

The blog post will have the following format if you are interested!

  • Giveaway information
  • Book Links
  • Book Review
  • About the Author


Giveaway Information:

The following prize is what you could win (US/CAN)
  • A paperback copy of A Girl Named Blue

Book Links:

Title: A Girl Named Blue
Author: Cecilia Randell
Series: The Adventures of Blue Faust
Publisher:  Self-published
Publication Date: 15 July 2017
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: eBook
Pages: 228
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 15 May 2018





Goodreads Synopsis:

Blue Faust and her mother have just moved to a new city, and Blue has a Plan and a List. This will be The Year of New Things. Little does she know just how right she is. When she and her new friends are out hiking one day and suddenly find themselves in a new world, Blue thinks she may have gotten all the New she can handle. 
She has to handle kidnappers, killer crystals and stubborn beast mounts. Throw in some very appealing men, all with their own agendas, and it's all Blue can do to keep her head from exploding.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I am so excited to read this book. This was the first book tour that I signed up for in a while. I knew that I would be going on break during the tour time so I decided to give this one a shot! I'll be honest, I have no idea what this book is about. But somehow I think that will be a good thing.

Thank you so much to Xpresso Blog Tours for providing me with a copy of this book to review. Just a small disclaimer for those who are reading this review. I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

I liked the writing. It was easy to get into the flow of things but it definitely felt a bit young.  There was some detail but I felt like I wanted more when we were on Karran and dealing with new creatures. The dialogue was awkward but it was also really cute and my poor little heart. Please note that this book is written in multiple points of views but it is done quite well. There are markers to indicate the change and whose point of view it will be as well.
Plot Thoughts:

The plot was interesting. I really enjoyed the journey that we went on but I wish that the book was longer. I really enjoyed that we got to learn about Karran along with the characters. It allowed a natural progression to happen. I also think that by having multiple points of views, the author was able to really explore the world and provide different viewpoints. I really enjoyed how the plot was slow in terms of how the everything happened but it didn't feel like it took forever to get to the end.  I did not appreciate the end because I had grown attached to certain people.

Character Thoughts:

I liked all the characters but they felt a little flat. I think that as the series continues we will be able to see some character development happen. Blue was presented as this shy girl but then when we had the first day at the school, it felt odd that she just approached these people. I enjoyed this characters because they were fun and interesting. I am intrigued to see how the relationships develop in the next book!

Final Thoughts:


Overall, I really want the second book. I liked the writing and the dialogue was awkward but made for some really adorable moments. The plot was an absolute ball. I enjoyed how certain things played and were heartbroken by how other things happened. The characters were intriguing and unique but they need a little more development. I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book.Thank you so much to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book.

About the Author:

Cecilia Randell is the pseudonym for a lady author that has not quite worked up the courage to give you all her real name. She loves a good story, and often finds herself thinking “what if…”, so decided to put some of her ‘what ifs’ down in words for others to, hopefully, enjoy
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Yours in Reading,

Melleny Smith

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