Monday, April 15, 2013

Blog Tour: The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise - Review, Excerpt and Giveaway


Goodreads summary:
In The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise, super-smart, somewhat geeky Audrey McCarthy can’t wait to get out of high school. Her father’s death and the transformation of her one-time BFF, Blake Dawkins, into her worst nightmare have her longing for the new start college will bring.

But college takes money. So Audrey decides she has to win the competition for the best app designed by a high schooler—and the $200,000 that comes with it. She develops something she calls the Boyfriend App, and suddenly she’s the talk of the school and getting kissed by the hottest boys around. But can the Boyfriend App bring Audrey true love?

Fans of Lisi Harrison’s Alphas series will adore the romantic, funny YA novel The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise.

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 Also, here is an excerpt of the book:

And finally, here is my review of the book. I absolutely loved it and I'm really happy I got the chance to read and review it. 
The Boyfriend App is a very interesting book. I had no idea what I was getting into but I read it in a day and a half and that was because I just had other stuff to do. I really enjoyed reading it and here's why.

This is the story of Audrey McCarthy and her journey to discovering just how important the Truth really is. And she found that out when she was working on her App for a contest Public is hosting. I should mention that Public is the biggest and most popular company that distributes cell-phones and all sorts of electronic devises and the contest they were hosting guaranteed 200k for two winners towards a scholarship of each winner to a college of their choice. The rules were simple, create the most popular or most innovative App and make it memorable.

Winning the contest, for Audrey meant the end of all her problems because she'd be able to afford to go to a school that could support and expand her current knowledge. I should also mention that Audrey is a hacker, and a damn good one by that. Her Dad thought her since she was very little and she is supper smart and works magic in front of the computer but she also never uses what she can do to harm anyone, though she could if she wanted to, because people kept so many juicy secrets on their computers and later in the book Audrey showed the readers how easily she could hack her way into any computer she wanted.

But to get back on topic, she had to design and create the perfect App and for a high school student who's life is spent mainly in front of computers it wasn't a very big surprise when she came up with the idea of the Boyfriend App (BFA). What was impressive though was how fast she created the whole thing. Yeah the process wasn't very detailed but it was still pretty fast and she was the fist one to submit her App from her school.

The App fast became very popular but some unexpected bugs caused just as fast demise. It was a pure luck that Audrey found something she shouldn't have in her phone. And that something (I won't tell you what it was) brought her the biggest success but also so many problems.

As I said before, the story was very interesting. I didn't know what I was getting into and then almost two days later and I was done reading it and it was awesome.

I loved Audrey's character because she was so shy when it came to the boys she liked and in real life really but when it came to computers, she was confident as hell. I also loved the support characters very much, especially Lindsay, Audrey's cousin and Aiden, one of Audrey's crushes (the bigger one).

The story was balanced perfectly between the present and the past- Audrey's Dad and memories she had of both of them when she was little. He was a huge role-model for her and he played a huge part in who she is now.

I don't know what stops me from giving the book 5 stars because it was amazing but I guess it just didn't get me excited as some books. The pace was both fast and not so much at times so I really don't know what it is but I really enjoyed reading the book. You guys should definitely give it a try when it comes out and check out the Tour (starts April 14th)

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2 comments:

  1. I keep hearing things about this book that make me think that it would read like an Indie movie and that's awesome!

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    1. The book is great Christianna. You should read it if you get the chance to...

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