Thursday, September 24, 2015

Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel - Rockstar Book Tours

    Disclosure: I received Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel from Rockstar Book Tours complimentary.              Provided that I give an honest review.                                            

               Title: FACELESS
               Author: Alyssa B.
               Pub. Date: September 29, 2015
               Publisher: Scholastic Press
               Pages: 288
               Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook, audiobook


When Maisie gets into a terrible accident, her face is partially destroyed. She's lucky enough to get a face transplant--but how do you live your life when you can't even recognize yourself anymore? She was a runner, a girlfriend, a good student...a normal girl. Now all that has changed. As Maisie discovers how much her looks did--and didn't--shape her relationship to the world, she has to redefine her own identity, and figure out what "lucky" really means. From Alyssa Sheinmel, the acclaimed author of Second Star, this is a lyrical and gripping novel that will challenge readers to think about how we create and define ourselves. 

About Alyssa B. Sheinmel

I was born in Stanford, California, and even though I moved across the country to New York when I was six years old, I still think of myself as a California girl. Like so many writers, I grew up loving books. I loved stories so much that when there was nothing to read, I wrote my own stories just to give myself something to read. And when there was no pen and paper to be had, I made up stories and acted them out by myself. I played all the parts, and I was never bored. 

My Review: 

I gave this book a Goodreads rating of 5 Stars. Which is, It was amazing.

Warning, there are Spoilers in my review.

I am yet again choosing another emotional book to read. I will admit that I have no regrets from choosing this book. You may have to grab tissues before you start reading this book, because there were quite a few spots where I was tearing up. Sheinmel knows how to tug at your heart strings. I love reading these types of stories, because like I have said before, they give you some knowledge of how you should act if put in these situations. How the person with the illness/injury reacts and how others react around them. I hated how after she had her transplant and went back to school, all the students were very rude. It seemed they were constantly staring and laughing at her, everywhere she went. The sad thing is, that is how a lot of folks are with anything, they are rude. Luckily she had her best friend Serena. Out of everyone, even her boyfriend, it seemed Serena was there through everything. She never turned her back on her, ever.

At one of the High school Halloween parties, I was so sad. She followed one of her used to be friends into a room the seniors would sneak off to during the party. She over heard them talking to her boyfriend and asking him why he was still with her. He states he will break up with her when she is better. This made me so mad because it just seemed heartless. Near the end I read about how she comes to terms with it. She states how it isn't fair to either of them really, and it made me realize, oh yeah, it really isn't fair. It slowly made me understand all points of view. Sheinmel is an awesome writer. She knows how to grab your attention and suck you into her book. Her writing style made it easy for me to feel what the main character was going through. If you think this is a type of book you can get into, read it! I really would love to see this become a movie, because of what it's about.


Giveaway Details 

3 winners will receive a finished copy of FACELESS. US Only.

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Tour Schedule

Week One:

9/21/2015 - Bookhounds ya- Interview
9/22/2015 - I'm Shelf-ish - Review
9/23/2015 - The Cover Contessa - Guest Post
9/24/2015 - Enchanted Excurse - Review
9/25/2015 - The Book Bratz - Interview

Week Two:

9/28/2015 - My So-Called Book Reviews - Review
9/29/2015 - Paranormal Book Club - Excerpt
9/30/2015 - Once Upon A Twilight - Review
10/1/2015 - Curling Up With A Good Book - Interview
10/2/2015 - Me, My Shelf and I - Review


  1. Thanks for sharing this review! I have not heard of it until today. Sounds interesting.


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