Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Book Tour #20 ♥ Let Me Die In His Footsteps Review + Giveaway (US/CAN)!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015



Let Me Die in His Footsteps
Lori Roy
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  • Publisher: Dutton (June 2, 2015)
  • ISBN 10: 0525955070
  • Genre: Historical Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult
  • Pre-order: Amazon | Barnes & Nobles
  • Source: Review copy was sent free of charge via TLC Books and Dutton Books
  • Synopsis: On a dark Kentucky night in 1952 exactly halfway between her fifteenth and sixteenth birthdays, Annie Holleran crosses into forbidden territory. Everyone knows Hollerans don’t go near Baines, not since Joseph Carl was buried two decades before, but, armed with a silver-handled flashlight, Annie runs through her family’s lavender fields toward the well on the Baines’ place. At the stroke of midnight, she gazes into the water in search of her future. Not finding what she had hoped for, she turns from the well and when the body she sees there in the moonlight is discovered come morning, Annie will have much to explain and a past to account for. It was 1936, and there were seven Baine boys. That year, Annie’s aunt, Juna Crowley, with her black eyes and her long blond hair, came of age. Before Juna, Joseph Carl had been the best of all the Baine brothers. But then he looked into Juna’s eyes and they made him do things that cost innocent people their lives. Sheriff Irlene Fulkerson saw justice served—or did she?  As the lavender harvest approaches and she comes of age as Aunt Juna did in her own time, Annie’s dread mounts. Juna will come home now, to finish what she started. If Annie is to save herself, her family, and this small Kentucky town, she must prepare for Juna’s return, and the revelation of what really happened all those years ago

  • The premise sounds confusing, so here's a quick summary. Annie Holleran crosses into a forbidden territory on a dark night in Kentucky 1952. Even though, she has been well warned by her family members - Annie and her curiosity gets the best of her. This novel is about two families who are surrounded by the evil that has been passed down generations. They are constantly in a feud as well, which has been passed down decades. Every year, young girls at the ages of fifteen, the girls doll up and go the well in the Baine's yard. A legend states the young girl can see the face of the man they are to wed. Yet Annie.. sees nobody in the well. Juna is the other heroine in the novel, she claims.. she saw many different faces in the well, but her story seems less believable. Now Juna and Annie's stories are tied in more ways then they can imagine. Juna is set to come home now, and Annie and her family must prepare for her return and figure out what really happened in past history. This is mainly a historical fiction novel with some paranormal aspects.
  • The characters were intriguing to read about, but there were several of them to keep up with. I did like the two characters Juna and Annie, although I prefered Annie more. Juna seemed quite strange at times.. The book has two different stories revolving around different characters, however, they are tied together. The characters are interconnected with each other, and they're not exactly sure how. The story takes place in an southern area, and the superstitions are accurate to reality as well.
  • The concept of the novel was intriguing enough to consider reading the novel, the writing is compelling enough and it is written beautifully. It's moderately an intense and dark read - the book does drag on quite a bit, and it could have been better if there were less chapters Otherwise, the book is not so bad. The story revolves around two mysteries, and it does go into flashbacks quite often. The world-building plot was executed well because the ending was surprisingly pleasant, I didn't expect that twist at the end. Generally, I can be good at guessing, although, this was not a predictable novel. The mystery and thrill factor was in fact still there. 
Recommended for fans of The Silver Witch.

The blog giveaway (1) finished copy of Let Me Die In His Footsteps is hosted by Dutton Books.
The blogger is not responsible for shipping the prize.
The more entries you enter for the giveaway, the better although there is a free entry for everyone.
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Please enter only from one email.
The giveaway is for U.S/UK/Can. The giveaway ends June 4 at 12 a.m
The winner has 24 hours to reply, before I randomly chose another winner.
Best wishes :)



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30 comments:

  1. I am loving this book cover! I haven't heard of this before now but I do enjoy a good thriller & the premise sounds intriguing. I don't tend to enjoy too many characters, it gets a tad confusing so I think that aspect would annoy me too.

    A great review! Sharon – Obsession with Books

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Sharon, the cover is gorgeous ♥

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  2. I'm sorry the book was draggy - I hate it when that happens! But you're right, the summary really did have me googling the book. It sounds amazing, but alas, it wasn't, I guess. Hope your next read is better, and thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This sound so unique but I also don't get the premise at all haha is it a paranormal or an alternate history or a fantasy? Very mysterious summary though

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    1. LOOL I understand what you mean, I had to read the premise a few times to understand it. It's more of a historical fiction novel with some paranormal aspects.

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  4. Sounds like this was an okay read that could have been cut down to be an even better read.
    Great honest review!

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  5. Oooo I do love a good thriller and twist - so I will definitely be on the look out for with book in South Africa :)
    Thanks as always for your reviews xx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope you enjoy this read then Jade :)♥

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  6. I'm not sure this is something I would be running for but thanks for sharing this!

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  7. I don't really think this book is for me. After reading the synopsis I was more confused than anything else xD I do like the sound of it being well written and the world building having been done well, but I think that the characters being sort of odd would not make me too happy. I am glad this one was a decent read though!

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    1. Aah yes the synopsis is super confusing and actually long too, it wasn't a bad read overall though ♥

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  8. I like encountering books that the ending surprises you. This one does sound interesting, but I'm not sure I'd pick it up. Though the mystery aspect does draw me in! Glad you did enjoy it somewhat :)

    Lovely review!

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Magen ♥ The mystery factor was interesting to read about.

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  9. I WAS PLACED IN THE WRONG CONTINENT FOR THE GIVEAWAY :'(

    Kidding. Haha.

    But I really want to read this book! I just read the synopsis you wrote, and it really IS interesting! I hope to read this soon :>

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

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    1. Haha aww that sucks, most of these giveaways are usually limited to the US and Can. I really do hope you enjoy this book though! ♥

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  10. The synopsis is confusing... and I'm still confused even after reading your brief summary... might as well add this to my TBR to understand everything, lol. Sucks I can't join the giveaway (Why don't I live in the US??? WHYYYYY?!?!?!)

    Great review, Benish! :D

    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads

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    1. Loool yes the synopsis is pretty confusing, I hope the summary helped somewhat though. I hope you enjoy this read ♥

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  11. Sounds interesting! A shame you didn't enjoy it more. I'll give it a go if I stumble across it.

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    1. I hope you enjoy reading it then ♥

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  12. This sounds like a different read. I am intrigued as to how the main characters lives are connected. Fab review!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

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  13. This story sounds fascinating and unIque. I enjoy well written characters, but find it difficult to follow along when there are too many. I like when a story has flashbacks, mystery's to solve, and good world-building, but I get bored after a while if a story drags on too long. Great Review Benish!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Thank you Lindy, & I agree I would get bored as well if the story starts to lag around.

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  14. Shame it does drag on a bit, but I love dark reads, so I'd probably love it, because it does sound awesome, though I think I'd struggled with the big cast of characters. :(

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    1. It's a complex book, but I thought the concept was really unique ♥

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  15. I do always appreciate when an author can keep me guessing right up to the end!

    I'm glad you enjoyed this book. Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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    1. No problem, thank you for the opportunity Heather :)

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