September 19, 2012

Careful Tour: Review & Giveaway!


Careful (The Careful, Quiet, Invisible Series #1)
Author: Isobella Jade
Release Date: July 26, 2012
292 pages

Book Description from Amazon:

After Estella Montclair is killed in a texting and driving crash, what remains of her face and body is devastating. But not all of her has died. During the first month after her death, Estella's spirit travels among her living friends and family. Her best friends Zara, Eva and Jett show her how pain and sorrow can break apart or strengthen a bond. She also sees for the first time that loss can spark revenge, catastrophe can come without warning, and we all have secrets. She wonders if her chance for love with Phoenix has passed her by, and if out of sight truly means out of mind. And maybe one day the girl who caused her death will admit her mistake. While adjusting to a new state of being, Estella struggles to face the limitations that come with death, but blossoms by recognizing she can still touch the lives of the people she once knew so well.

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Careful is the first book in a young adult series that follows Estella, who just happens to be dead. During a typical day in winter, Estella is in a car accident where the other driver was texting and driving. She was killed instantly. Instead of going into "the light," Estella decides that she's not done on Earth quite yet and now exists as spirit as she watches the effects her death has on those she holds most dear. 

This novel is a well written story that deals with serious topics in today's society - like texting and driving, death, and grief. We see the story from Estella's point of view - so we are able to get a kind of outside view of how her death effects her family, friends, and the town. Even though Estella is now just a spirit, she finds that she can still touch the lives of those she left behind - which is a heartwarming thought and also provides some thought-provoking questions about what really happens when someone dies. The story is sad and touching, while also being uplifting at times. It's an interesting first book in a series that will make readers aware of social issues as well as make them think.


About the Author:
Isobella Jade is an author, petite model and a wizard of self-promotion. Her modeling memoir Almost 5'4" is her personal memoir about being a shorter-than-average model in NYC, the ins and outs and highs and lows of striving to beat the odds. Her graphic novel Model Life was released in November 2009 and Short Stuff is her collection of on-the-job experiences that took place after Almost 5'4" and includes modeling tips for shorter girls. Her most recent work is a new YA novel called Careful, the first book of the Careful, Quiet, Invisible series.


Twitter username: @IsobellaJade featured the book in their book club:

I was recently visiting my hometown in Syracuse, NY and chatted with ABC affiliate News Channel 9 about the book:

Be sure to follow along with the tour! Check out all the other stop on the schedule here

Giveaway Details:
5 signed print copies of Careful (US only)
5 e-book copies of Careful (International)

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