Blog Tour Review, The Rumor Game

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE RUMOR GAME by Dhonielle Clayton & Sona Charaipotra Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: THE RUMOR GAME

Author: Dhonielle Clayton & Sona Charaipotra

Pub. Date: March 1, 2022

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 480

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, AudibleB&NiBooks(audiobook), KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

 

All it takes is one spark to start a blaze. At Foxham Prep, a posh private school for the children of DC’s elite, a single rumor has the power to ruin a life. Nobody knows that better than Bryn. She used to have it all—the perfect boyfriend, a bright future in politics, and even popularity, thanks to her best friend, cheer captain Cora. Then one mistake sparked a scandal that burned it all to the ground. Now it’s the start of a new school year and the spotlight has shifted: It’s geeky Georgie, newly hot after a summer makeover, whose name is on everyone’s lips. When a rumor ignites, Georgie rockets up the school’s social hierarchy, pitting her and Cora against each other. It grants her Foxham stardom . . . but it also makes her a target. As the rumors grow and morph, blazing like wildfire through the school’s social media, all three girls’ lives begin to unravel. But one person close to the drama has the power to stop the gossip in its tracks. The question is—do they even want to? From Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra, authors of the Tiny Pretty Things duology (now a Netflix series), comes the edge-of-your-seat social thriller everyone will be talking about.  

 

Review:

“A juicy, elegant, absolutely flawless thriller with a twist. It’s the diverse Gossip Girl we’ve been waiting for!”―Tiffany D. Jackson, New York Times best-selling author of Grown and White Smoke

 

My Review:

This is a showcase of what teens experience today and how rumors get a life of their own. I say all the time I am so glad I grew up before social media. I like the uniqueness of the media in the story. There were emails, social media, texts, articles and a rumor board. Now as cute as that sounds, this is not a light book. It reminded me of a more modern Gossip Girl, but way more intense.

I’m usually a fan of letting kids read what they want, but this one is for a slightly more mature young adult. I think the high school set will connect with this book, but it probably doesn’t translate as well to an adult reader.

Sherry

 

About Dhonielle Clayton:

Dhonielle Clayton is the New York Times best-selling author of the Belles series, The Mirror: Shattered Midnight, and the coauthor of Blackout and the Tiny Pretty Things duology, now a Netflix original series. She hails from the Washington, DC, suburbs on the Maryland side. She taught secondary school for several years, and is a former elementary and middle school librarian. She is COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books, and president of Cake Creative, an IP story kitchen dedicated to diverse representation. She’s an avid traveler, and always on the hunt for magic and mischief. Up next: The Marvellers, her middle grade fantasy debut. You can find her on social media @brownbookworm.

 

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About Sona Charaipotra:

Sona Charaipotra is the author of Symptoms of a Heartbreak and How Maya Got Fierce, and coauthor of the Tiny Pretty Things duology, now a Netflix original series. She earned her master’s in screenwriting from NYU and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. A working journalist, Sona has held editorial roles at People, TeenPeople, ABCNews.com, MSN, and most recently, the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog (RIP), and contributed to publications from the New York Times to TeenVogue. She is a former We Need Diverse Books board member, and co-founder of CAKE Literary, a boutique book packager focused on high-concept diverse titles. Find her on the web talking about books, Bollywood movies, and chai.

 

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners
will receive a finished copy of THE RUMOR GAME, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

3/1/2022

For the Love of KidLit

Excerpt

3/2/2022

The Reading Devil

Excerpt

3/3/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

3/4/2022

BookHounds YA

Review/IG Post

3/5/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review

Week Two:

3/6/2022

The book review crew

Review/IG Post

3/7/2022

Kait Plus Books

Excerpt/IG Post

3/8/2022

@coffeesipsandreads

Review/IG Post

3/9/2022

Excuse Me, I’m Reading

Review

3/10/2022

Eye-Rolling
Demigod’s Book Blog

Review/IG Post

3/11/2022

YA Book Nerd

Review/IG Post

3/12/2022

onemoreexclamation

Review/IG Post

Week Three:

3/13/2022

@capturedfiction

Review

3/14/2022

Fyrekatz Blog

Review

3/15/2022

Cindy’s Love of Books

Review

3/16/2022

Karen Dee’s Book Reviews

Review/IG Post

3/17/2022

Confessions of a YA Reader

Excerpt

3/18/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

3/19/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Four:

3/20/2022

boozybook blog

Review/IG Post

3/21/2022

The Book View

Review/IG Post

3/22/2022

The Girl Who Reads

Review/IG Post

3/23/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

3/24/2022

#BRVL Book
Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

3/25/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

3/26/2022

YABooksCentral

Excerpt

Week Five:

3/27/2022

onemused

Review/IG Post

3/28/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

3/29/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

3/30/2022

@jypsylynn

Review/IG Post

3/31/2022

Momfluenster

Review/IG Post

 

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