The Gifting by K.E. Ganshert Book Giveaway + Review
Today, I get to share one of my latest (and a rarity, too since I don't read many Indie books... why I don't know) Indie finds through a review and giveaway. The former appears on Silver Petticoat, but down below you'll find a snippet of said review along with a link to read the review in full should you like, and read down further, you'll discover a giveaway for this book. What is the book you may ask, it's K.E. Ganshert's (also known as Katie Ganshert), The Gifting. This is Katie's YA debut and let me tell ya, it's amazing. I'm sad I didn't really get into the "science" of the book in my review, but trust me, it's an intriguing, worthwhile concept. Katie has worked in some relevant, not to mention, kind of terrifying concepts. It's categorized as a dystopian and certainly has some of those markers, but is also a paranormal read.
Because I mistakenly ordered not one but two paperback copies (and yes, it's a paperback) - beginning to wonder if I can count, I have one on my shelf for a reader. First, here's the review.
The Gifting - A Perceptive, Indie Dystopian Novel
The word dystopian is likely to conjure memories of one particular story, The Hunger Games. In addition to the one that reignited the genre, there are multiple other novels in young adult literature that are well-known and respected, ones that also fall into the dystopian realms. These novels have established big-screen film adaptations and inspired an entire sub-culture. But whether you’re becoming an expert archer through one Katniss Everdeen’s eyes or finding your voice as Divergent, these are all reasons why it’s tough to craft something unique within the larger genre. Chances are, somewhere we’ve seen, heard or experienced “all” of the twists. Reading debut YA author, K. E. Ganshert’s (she publishes inspirational novels under her full name, Katie Ganshert) dystopian novel was something I was thrilled to experience. What I didn’t realize was how very unique her world was going to be. Read the review in Full →
Next, before we get to the awesome details of the book, let's talk about those boring rules.
The giveaway(s) is open to U.S. readers. I do ask that anyone who leaves a comment under "anonymous," please leave the same name you enter into the widget in your comment - it's not easy to try and match comments when there is no name and in fairness to everyone else, I want to be able to be sure everyone who used the Rafflecopter correctly has a fair chance at winning against those who abuse it - there have been a few people I could not verify. So please, I don't mean to overwhelm, but just keep this in mind when entering future giveaways. I'd sure appreciate it! Winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond to the email notification before another winner is randomly chosen.
To be entered in the giveaway, just enter as much or as little as you like into the Rafflecopter widget, which you'll find down below.
The Gifting Synopsis: "If science is right, then I am crazy. And crazy is dangerous."
Tess Eckhart has always felt things nobody else can feel. Then the Ouija board incident happens at a high school party. Her complete freakout sends her family across the country—next to a nationally-renowned facility for the mentally ill. Worried that Tess suffers from the same illness that tormented her grandmother, her parents insist she see a psychiatrist.
But Tess is more concerned about fitting in at her new school, and hiding the fact that she’s seeing a therapist at the Edward Brooks Facility. She’s used to whispers and stares, but when it comes to Luka Williams, a reluctantly popular boy in her class, she’s unused to a stare that intense. Then the headaches start, and the seemingly prophetic dreams that haunt her at night. As Tess tries to hide them, she becomes increasingly convinced that Luka knows something—that he might somehow be responsible.
But what if she’s wrong? What if Luka Williams is the only thing separating her from a madness too terrifying to fathom? - Goodreads
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Good luck, everyone! The giveaway runs from now - August 10th.
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