Monday, May 13, 2013

The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet blog tour & giveaway

First off, I received a PDF file of this book for free from the author because I'm on the Playlist Street Team. I joined the blog tour so you could all know about the wonderful book that this is.

From the back cover:
Ellie Sweet is a lot of things—good girl, novelist, silent adorer of the new boy at school, Palmer. But when “outcast” gets added to the list, she decides it’s time to take reality into her own hands … and tweak it as needed.
In the pages of her book, she’s Lady Gabrielle, favorite of the medieval Italian court. Her once-friends are reduced to catty ladies-in-waiting, and the too-charming Palmer—who in real life never spares her a second word—gets to be nothing more than a rake wracked by unrequited love for her. She even has a perfect real-life villain in the brooding Chase, who hails from the wrong side of town.
But just when she’s getting along great in her fictional world, the real one throws her a few curves. With Chase pursuing her, Palmer wanting to date her—but in secret—and the details of her manuscript going public, Ellie suddenly receives more attention than she ever really wanted. And when her former-friends discover what she’s been writing, they’re determined to teach Ellie a lesson about the severe consequences of using her pen as her sword.

Ellie is adorable. Absolutely adorable. And she's pretty crazy for naming her friends/characters alike. But, that's Ellie.

This book is fun and light. If you don't want to get into a deep book that forces you to rethink life and everything around it, pick this one up. It's sweet and fun, but it does deal with certain issues. Stereotypes, love triangles, etc.

It's easy to read. I was able to fly through the pages and finish the book in about a day. The characters were fascinating. Each one had their own personality and their own thoughts. It was easy to imagine they were real.

All in all, I give this book 4 stars. It's fun and cute. I think most teen writers can relate to Ellie. Stephanie Morrill did a great job with this. It'd be a crime not to read it.

And now it's time for the fun! We have a giveaway for an e-book! But before we get to that, here's where you can buy it:

Click HERE to buy on Amazon.

NOW we can check out the giveaway. There's not much you have to do here.

  You can go look at the other posts, too. 

Blooming with Books
 Gillian Adams
 Jill Williamson
 The Life of a Teenage Writer <---- You are here
 Once Upon an Inkling
 Pages from My Journal
 Rachelle Rea
 The Ramblings of a Young Author
 Shadow Writer World
 Who YA Reading?
 The Writings of Rosie

Thanks for reading!

About Team Novel Team:
Team Novel Teen is a group of bloggers dedicated to spreading the word about clean teen fiction. Check out other posts about The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet by Stephanie Morrill by clicking on the links above, and click here for more information about Team Novel Teen.


  1. "It would be a crime not to read it."

    Funny! I couldn't agree more!


  2. ^ I concur with Cynthia! :) Great review, Katelyn! Really glad you liked it too.

    1. Thanks! I don't think I know anyone who didn't like it.

  3. Love this book and this review :)

    1. Thanks! And there isn't a person who doesn't love it.

  4. Nice review, Katelyn! I think Stephanie is brilliant at writing characters.

  5. I think I really need to read this book, lol. It sounds absolutely fantastic. :)

  6. I really liked this book -- wouldn't it make a neat movie???? Good review, by the way!

    1. It would be an awesome movie! I'm seriously wanting to watch it now. And there's not even one. xD The life of a reader.

  7. Definitely a light and fun book. I sooo loved it. Definitely movie worthy.

    1. YES. I feel like that should have been in my review.

  8. "It would be a crime not to read it."
    Uh-oh! Better pick up my copy if I wanna keep my clean record :)

    1. Yes, you must! *looks around and whispers* I'll cover for you until you do.