Monday, May 25, 2020

"Taking Chances" blog tour!

About the Book

Book:  Taking Chances
Author: Melody Carlson
Genre:  Middle Grade
Release Date: April 15, 2020

Zoey knows her days are numbered. At least when it comes to remaining in Cedarville. So when Louisa coaxes her to be part of a garage band, Zoey tosses her insecurities aside to make music with her friends. And she even goes out for the basketball team. But what will happen when her mom shows up and pulls the plug on everything?

My  Review:
First of all, this book is #4 in a series and I highly recommend you start with book 1 and read all 4 in order as they all build upon each other and they are all so good!  Melody Carlson is one of my must read authors and I was thrilled when she began writing this series as my daughter is a preteen and she loves to read and I knew this would be books that I could get for her to read and not have to worry about whether what she was reading was appropriate for her or not.  Honestly, I enjoyed this series as well and it gave us some good talking points as well!  Zoey has had to deal issues at school and with her peers, just like kids have to in real-life; she is a very relatable character.  I love the lessons that are learned throughout the book and the faith that she develops.  This is an excellent book and series and I am sad to see it end, but hoping for more books as my daughter is now hooked on this author as well!

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About the Author

Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.

More from Melody

Sometimes I feel guilty for ‘torturing’ my teen and tween characters, but I do it for my readers. It’s not easy being an adolescent, and reading about someone who’s facing hard times is comforting. But in the final Zoey book, I really wanted to give her some victories too. So when challenges come her way, she stands up to them. And she even puts her newly found faith to work. The goal is for readers to feel hopeful about their own lives when they see Zoey rise above her tough circumstances.

Blog Stops


To celebrate her tour, Melody is giving away the grand prize package of the full Being Zoey series!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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