Friday, May 13, 2016

Blog Tour: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ Review & Giveaway


~ About the Book ~

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Source: ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a riveting new story about friendship, survival, and finding your voice.

For some people, silence is a weapon.

For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield.

Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

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~ Review ~


I've been deep in the craziness of completing a semester of college these past couple of weeks, so I've been spending way more of my time studying and finishing up work than reading and whatnot. However, when I took a little time to begin reading The Problem with Forever, I ended up pushing everything aside for a short while and flying through the entire novel in a day. This isn't exactly a tiny book, y'all. It's over 400 pages. And I sat down around finals time and read every last word--and I regret nothing. The Problem with Forever is a beautiful, enthralling YA contemporary that won't be leaving my mind anytime soon.

Val started this book at the end of February, at Apollycon. I remember sitting next to her in the airport as she read and she kept telling me that I was going to like Mallory. That she so reminded Val of me. So I was kind of in the mindset, ready to like Mallory. And now, after reading The Problem with Forever myself, I can say Val was exactly right. I see what she was saying. I seriously understood Mallory, and that made this story easy to devour. She's quiet and shy and working her way through a past that is not pretty, and to top it all off, she is easy to relate to.

Rider is the boy Mallory shared a foster home with for years. He was with her when her not-pretty past happened, and then they got split up. When Mallory goes to public school for her senior year, she runs into Rider again, and they reconnect. Rider was one of the most lovely things about this novel. I was a fan of Mallory, of course, but I was so incredibly fond of Rider. He's such a good, caring guy. He had his own issues to work through, but that didn't take away from how amazing he was in the slightest. Honestly, it was understandable, and I was glad to see his journey alongside Mallory's.

Jennifer L. Armentrout's writing was stunning in The Problem with Forever. This was another highlight for the novel. She created this story that pulled me in with these characters I couldn't help but love and played my emotions like a fiddle. Honestly, I FELT so much while reading this book. I was happy and I was nervous and I swooned (ohhh there were some serious swoons) and I was sad to the point of actual tears--a full range of emotions from beginning to end. I absolutely loved it.

Overall, The Problem with Forever is stunning, poignant, and unforgettable novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I loved Mallory, Rider, and their beautiful story--definitely a new favorite! I seriously recommend picking this one up if you're looking for an amazing YA contemporary to pull you in by your heartstrings (and make you swoon along the way). 


5 stars - A powerful, unforgettably beautiful novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout!


~ About Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ 


# 1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.



~ Giveaway ~ 

This is a tour-wide giveaway not sponsored by StuckInBooks. StuckInBooks is not responsible for selecting winners or sending prizes.


40 comments:

  1. I can not wait until this book is live! I absolutely love Jennifer L. Armentrout. I've read and love all her books. May 17th needs to come!!

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  2. One thing about myself is I am a very forgiven person, I think most might know this , but something I want others to know is My GOD , my King saved my life..and when I say this, its Huge... I won't get into it ..

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  3. One thing I love about myself is that I'm not a drama queen...I make it a point to avoid drama of all sorts. I don't need that kind of hassle in my life and I'm sure those in my life can also do without that too. Thank you for this great giveaway! I've enjoyed her other books so I'm sure this is going to be another good one.

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  4. The Problem of Forever looks like a great title from Jennifer L. Armentrout. Can't wait. I lIke that I'm an honest and sincere person. I'm also very calm and I don't stress out too much about things. Life is too short to worry about everything.

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  5. I'm a very patient person :)
    Thanks for the great post and awesome giveaway!

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  6. That I would do anything for the people that I love. All they have to do is ask

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  7. I got self esteem issues so I can't think of an answer for that! I read to live vicariously, then I can read other people's struggles and how they overcome it!

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  8. I am so excited about reading this book. Top spot on my TBR list. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  9. That I may be quiet...but it's shyness, not snobbiness!

    Deborah

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    1. I know what you mean! It's so annoying when some people think they know what you are without actually bothering to truly get to know you. At times like that I usually think that it only shows how superficial and snobbish they themselves are. And ayway, if they don't like you, it's their problem, not yours.

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  10. I'm as loyal as the day is long.

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  11. I have a huge heart and always willing to help anyone in a pinch!Thanks for this Awesome chance <3

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  12. I am a good listener and love alone time.

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  13. This book sounds so amazing! The one thing I love about me is my loyalty, I will always back my family and friends :)

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  14. I love that I'm very outgoing and adaptable. I went to over 20+ schools growing up as my mom's job required us to move every 6-9 months. Most people become loners or keep to themselves. I took the opportunity to build a network, make lots of friends all across the country, have the ability to talk in large crowds, be easily approachable, and quickly adapt to change. I never realized at the time how these traits would be so helpful in life. I guess I was lucky to have this opportunity - and if all else fails I am a pro at packing lol!

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  15. One thing people don't know about me is that I will fight for what I feel is right and I don't give up on what I believe in easily.

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  16. One thing people don't know about me is that I will fight for what I feel is right and I don't give up on what I believe in easily.

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  17. I love that I try to be positive in bad, horrible, or sad situations. I always try to look on the bright side of things.

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  18. I love that I don't have a problem finding my voice. I just need to learn how to filter it now and then.

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  19. I would like people to know that I am compassionate, loving, nurturing, and patient :)

    Lindy@A Bookish Escape

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  20. One thing I need is standing up for myself.

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  21. Hi! :)
    I wish that my family would understand that I love them and would do anything for them including giving my life for them!

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  22. Hi! :)
    I wish that my family would understand that I love them and would do anything for them including giving my life for them!

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  23. One thing I love about myself is that I'm not afraid to get excited about the nerdy things that make me excited, even if I feel bad for talking people's ears off with it at times.

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  24. I love that I am a laidback person and don't let things get to me.

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  25. AAAH! I love JLA! One thing that I like about myself is that I always find ways to make things happen and never give up

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  26. I'm a good listener and I'm a caring person 😊

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  27. That forever is a long time and there are always complications.

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  28. That just because I'm quite doesn't mean I'm not smart.

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  29. The thing I love about myself is my optimism. And the one thing I'd like people to know about me is that the reason I'm not trying hard to become friends with anyone because I'm stuck up, looking down on them or unfriendly, it's simply that I'm just fine keeping my distance and prefer to be by myself. Idle chatter- ugh. I'd rather use the time to plot my next fanfic.

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  30. I'm so excited to read her first YA contemporary! One thing that I wish people knew about me would be my shyness and social anxiety. I get nervous whenever I go to book events, and my anxiety holds me back from going and talking to people. It also makes it harder for me to talk to people on social media. It's something that I'd like to work on!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I am a closet nerd. Sci-fi, fantasy loving, World of Warcraft playing nerd.

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  32. I wish they knew that I was just shy and not unfriendly. Like, I dunno how to approach you but if you just speak to me, I swear I'll talk to you normally and not snub you :(

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  33. I love that I am a loyal friend who is a great listener.

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  34. I would like more friends at this time, I like helping people I know with what every I can. the book sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I don't judge, and I'm loyal to my friends.

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  36. I love about myself, the ability to turn negative things into positive ones..

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  37. I wish people knew I was a good listener and that I give good advice.

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