Month9Book publication!

Title: DAMAGED GOODS (Blank Slate #2)

Author: Jennifer Bardsley

Pub. Date: January 17, 2017


Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 300

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Note: I am honored to be a part of this blog tour and would like to thank Month9Books and author Jennifer Bardsley!

Disclaimer: I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.


 “Blanca has everything she ever wanted, a hot boyfriend named Seth and the loving support of her foster father, Cal. She’s finally escaped the abusive control of her birth father, Barbelo Nemo, and her tortured childhood at Tabula Rasa School.

But the scars of Blanca’s Vestal upbringing run deep, especially when the FBI start asking questions. Blanca feels abandoned by Seth who is hunting for Lilith, Blanca’s only blood relative. The Defectos, a support group of Vestal-Rejects, offer Blanca comfort instead.
While the Vestal order crumbles, Chinese rivals called the Guardians rise to power and wrest control of important Tabula Rasa contacts. Now Blanca’s life is in peril once more, and this time, Blanca struggles to recognize friend from foe.”

Review: First, let me say that this book is a wild ride! So many twists and turns; every time I thought I knew what was coming, BAM! Completely different direction! I can not express how much I enjoyed reading this book, it only took me three days to read and one of those days does not count because I didn’t have time to read! The plot is so well devised that there is never dull moment, yet the flow of the story is completely realistic! 

I am generally not a big fan of romance plots or sub plots, but I thoroughly enjoy the dynamic between Blanca and Seth. They seem completely different and wrong for each other; Vestals can never trust a Virus and a Virus lives to destroy Vestals. Only, Blanca isn’t a normal Vestal and Seth is not the average Virus! Even though they clash time and again, somehow, the fit.

If you have not started this series yet, I highly recommend you do so! It is a well written, amazing, thrill ride and adventure!

Recommendations: I am recommending this book and series for readers grade 9 and up! Also, for anyone who loves Dystopian stories, adventure, mystery YA romance, or YA in general!

About the author:

Jennifer Bardsley writes the parenting column “I Brake for Moms” for the Sunday edition of The Everett Daily Herald. She also blogs at Teaching My Baby to Read with the mission of sparking a national debate on the important roll parents play in education. Jennifer is a graduate of Stanford University and a member of SCBWI. She lives with her husband and two children in Edmonds, WA.

GENESIS GIRL will release in 2016 and is about an 18 year-old girl whose lack of a virtual footprint makes her so valuable that she is auctioned off to the highest bidder, the sequel  will come out in 2017. Jennifer is represented by Liza Fleissig of the Liza Royce Literary AgencyLLC.

Follow Jennifer on: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Goodreads.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/16/2017- The Avid Book Collector– Excerpt

1/16/2017- Sammeh Lurves Reading– Review

1/17/2017- Lisa’s Loves(Books of Course)– Guest Post

1/17/2017- I am not a bookworm!- Review

1/18/2017- Sharon Lee Hughson, Author – Interview

1/18/2017- Bookish Hollow– Review

1/19/2017- Hidden Worlds Books– Guest Post

1/19/2017- Taylicious Reads– Review

1/20/2017- Bibliobibuli YA– Interview

1/20/2017- Abooktropolis– Review

Week Two:

1/23/2017- Two Chicks on Books– Interview

1/23/2017- Jenn Blogs Books– Review

1/24/2017- Read Coffee and Teen– Excerpt

1/24/2017- Michaela Daphne– Review

1/25/2017- So Few Books– Interview

1/25/2017- Book Review Becca– Review

1/26/2017- Quillable– Guest Post

1/26/2017- Rockin’ Book Reviews– Review

1/27/2017- LILbooKlovers– Interview

1/27/2017- The Starving Bookworm– Review

See the schedule on the Month9Books Tumblr page here.

Giveaway Details:

(1) winner will receive a Perfectly Posh, Posh To Meet You Set ($20 value), US Only.

Enter the giveaway here!

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Book 1:

Title: GENESIS GIRL (Blank Slate #1) 

Author: Jennifer Bardsley

Pub. Date: June 14, 2016

Publisher: Month9Books

Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 280

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon |  B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Books A Million | Google Play | IndieBound 

Be site to check out my review of Genesis Girl here.

As always, happy reading!