Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Taking Chances by Melody Carlson

About the Book

Book:  Taking Chances
Author: Melody Carlson
Genre:  Middle Grade
Release Date: April 15, 2020

Zoey knows her days are numbered. At least when it comes to remaining in Cedarville. So when Louisa coaxes her to be part of a garage band, Zoey tosses her insecurities aside to make music with her friends. And she even goes out for the basketball team. But what will happen when her mom shows up and pulls the plug on everything?

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About the Author

Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.

More from Melody

Sometimes I feel guilty for ‘torturing’ my teen and tween characters, but I do it for my readers. It’s not easy being an adolescent, and reading about someone who’s facing hard times is comforting. But in the final Zoey book, I really wanted to give her some victories too. So when challenges come her way, she stands up to them. And she even puts her newly found faith to work. The goal is for readers to feel hopeful about their own lives when they see Zoey rise above her tough circumstances.

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To celebrate her tour, Melody is giving away the grand prize package of the full Being Zoey series!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review

I am sorry to see that Taking Chances is the fourth and final installment from Melody Carlson’s series, Being Zoey. I have loved the previous books in the series, and this one does not disappoint. I enjoyed catching up with Zoey and her friends. Once again, Zoey learns some very important lessons and reminders that we all could learn from. It was a fun story that middle school aged readers can relate to. I love there was an element of faith that would be influential for them, as well.

I am giving Taking Chances a very well deserved five plus stars. I am sad to tell Zoey goodbye. It was fun getting to know her. I highly recommend this book, as well as, the rest of the series for younger readers. I am happy to donate my copy to my children’s school library, so others can enjoy the story, too.

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion. 

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