Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TABULA RASA. Release Day is HERE!

It's here.
Ohmygawd. Ohmygawd. Ohmygawd!

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Today is the day Kristen Lippert-Martin's stunning debut, 
TABULA RASA, is unveiled for the entire world to see.

I could seriously rave for days about what an intense, gut-wrenching,
thrilling story this is, but rather than smother you with all the adjectives,
I thought I'd offer you a visual play-by-play of my
experience reading this book.


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This is me the day I received the ARC in the mail.
(I know, I know. The camera adds 10 lbs.)
I was cool, calm, collected and ready to dive into this book.

After slipping into something a little less restrictive,
I settled onto my bed and cracked open the brand new ARC.
Within minutes of reading, this happened...

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You see, TABULA RASA is set in a mysterious medical facility in the middle of godknowswhere (it's a place) where they perform "procedures" on their 
patients in an effort to clear their mind of all its' memories. 
It's here where we're introduced to our leading lady, Sarah, 
and the horrific life she endures at the hands of her...doctors.
It was during these early scenes that
Lippert-Martin reached into my chest and starting pounding on my heart.
Three pages in and I. WAS. HOOKED.

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I kept on reading, and before long my fingernails became
surprisingly tasty; a phenomenon that only happens 
when I'm eating ribs or am incredibly nervous.
For the record, I haven't eaten ribs in years.

 With each page, the tension continued to build,
but so did the swoonable moments.
Which basically meant I was
ping-ponging between this,
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and this,
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I'm not gonna lie guys, I experienced so many conflicting emotions
at one time, I had to reach for one of these

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(WARNING: Always drink responsibly. 
Never operate heavy machinery or write pivotal scenes 
while under the influence of alcohol.)

And by the time the book came to a close, this happened 

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 Guys, this book is THAT good. 
It's intense.
It's heartwarming,
And by the time you finish, you'll be searching for one of these

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Do yourself a favor and buy TABULA RASA today. 
It's a ride you won't soon forget.