Friday, November 9, 2012

Alibi Blog Tour: review and giveaway




We can always count on AToMR for the intriguing reads they offer during their blog tours. This Friday we are one of the hosts of the Alibi Blog Tour. This omnibus edition of this contemporary YA mystery has a unique concept. Read our review below and enter the giveaway. The list of other tour stops can be found below.

ALIBI: The Complete Series (Alibi #1-4 omnibus)
by Annie Miles, John Byrne, Isabel Eckersley, Sorrel Provola, Twist Literary
YA contemporary mystery, e-book, 254 pages*Twist Literary

Abigail Shelton is dead. 

Spring Valley's golden girl is found floating face-down in her boyfriend’s pool, hands bound behind her back, head bleeding, drugs and alcohol in her system. Her friends are the only suspects – and they all have reasons to want her dead. Everyone has an alibi, but no one is innocent.

ALIBI is a 4-part young adult e-book series. Each one-hundred page installment reveals the perspective of a different character: the secret love, the nemesis, the boyfriend, the best friend. As their tales unfold, we learn that Abby is not as perfect as everyone believes, but she’s not the only one with secrets to hide. This page-turning tale of suspense, betrayal, murder, and lust will keep fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars up and reading well past curfew.

Twist Literary Publishing

Review

Love mysteries? Love playing games? Puzzle interest you? If you said yes to one or all three, Alibi is for you. The body of a teen girl, Abigail, is found. Now the crime has to be solved. What better way than having each suspect tell his or her own story? Four authors. Four distinct points-of-view. All of this adds up to some mighty fascinating reading. Each story is revealed through that person's "alibi" and I loved the concept--genius. This group is connected in ways which are revealed over time. With a n intriguing premise, I found myself flipping at times from thinking the 'baddie' was the insecure Ace to his cousin Charles or it could have be the girls, Rowan or Palmer. Since I read the omnibus edition containing all four books, I found reading the repeated conversations and such repetitive so by the third book, I was bypassing certain sections. I wished the execution of this part could have been handled differently. Each volume seemed to end hurriedly with no aftermath or explanation so I felt a little cheated. Otherwise, I found Alibi engaging.

1/2
Rating: 3.5

Cover comment: The Omnibus cover is cool. 

Book source: I received an e-ARC in return for my honest review during a blog tour.


Giveaways:
20 eBook copies of Alibi, 10 eBook copies of THE DIRTY SECRETS OF MARKHAM SAVOY (Colebrook # 1)

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