This event takes place August 22 – 29, 2016
This tour is classic Novel Publicity event, featuring a rafflecopter with special swag, paperbacks from the author and an Amazon gift card as well as spotlight posts, reviews from bloggers and more! Since this book is a series, we’ve recruited bloggers and readers from around the web to read and review all the Sententia books & help the author celebrate the release of Book 3, Tangled Thoughts!
Lost in Thought, First Book of the Sententia by Cara Bertrand was an absolutely wonderful read. This was the authors first novel and one of the three finalists for the Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the Young Adult Category. Always with a new development just waiting around the corner to shock you, this first installment was extraordinary! I literally could not put it down and gladly lost a great amount of sleep. The story taking place in a boarding school is enjoyable and the cast of support characters were complex and entertaining. Lainey and Carter start to investigate the anonymous Legacy she has been given and Lainey finds she has powers that could be manipulated by very powerful people. This Paranormal Thriller will not disappoint and I believe it will be a hit with its intended audience. There was a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting but have faith that all will be revealed. I can’t wait to read the next in series! *Copy gifted to me in exchange for an honest review*
Second Thoughts, The Sententia Book 2 by Cara Bertrand is a thrilling paranormal romance. Lainey Young, the main character, is strong and smart. She also has too many secrets to keep. Being Sententia is all about discretion. While learning more about her gift, she’s desperately trying to stay alive. This novel will keep you up ‘til the early morning hours. The twists and turns and revelations Lainey lives with would give anyone whiplash but that’s what makes this installment so great. I recommend this YA Paranormal Series and believe it will be a hit for its intended audience. I can’t wait for the next book! *Copy gifted to me in exchange for an honest review*
Review for Tangled Thoughts, Third Book of the Sententia, by Cara Bertrand was amazing. Better than the first two installments, this novel was told from Lainey and Carter’s points of view. Throughout the majority of the book, I admit I was slightly irritated by the turn of events that ended the second book in series, so I cannot elaborate. The author gives us suspense, heartache, mystery and through it all Lainey and Carter learn much about themselves through trial and error. Ms. Bertrand’s strong voice helps her make every word count, establishes consistency across her story, and most importantly helps her grab her readers’ attention and establish a relationship with them. This YA Paranormal Thriller is a must read in my opinion. I cannot wait for the next in series! *Copy gifted to me by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review*
Book 1: Lost in Thought
Lainey Young has a secret: she’s going crazy. Everyone else thinks she has severe migraines from stress and exhaustion. What she really has are visions of how people died—or are going to die. Not that she tells anyone that. At age 16, she prefers keeping her crazy to herself. When doctors insist she needs a new and stable environment to recover, Lainey’s game to spend two years at a private New England boarding school. She doesn’t really think it will cure her problem, and she’s half right. There is no cure, but as she discovers, she’s not actually crazy. Almost everyone at Northbrook Academy has a secret too. Half the students and nearly all the staff are members of the Sententia, a hidden society of the psychically gifted. A vision of another student’s impending death confirms Lainey is one of them. She’d like to return the crappy gift of divining deaths with only a touch, but enjoys spending time with Carter Penrose—recent Academy graduate and resident school crush—while learning to control it. Lainey’s finally getting comfortable with her ability, and with Carter, when they uncover her true Sententia heritage. Now she has a real secret. Once it’s spilled, she’ll be forced to forget protecting secrets and start protecting herself.
Book 2: Second Thoughts
Secrets, lies, and looming deaths—all things Lainey Young deals with in a typical day of high school. In her senior year at Northbrook Academy—a New England boarding school where the majority of the students and nearly all the staff are members of the Sententia, a hidden society of the psychically gifted—Lainey has even more to worry about. Things like classes, college, her boyfriend, and, of course, the vision she glimpsed of her impending death. But to her surprise, Lainey finds one worry she can cross off her list, namely Senator Daniel Astor, the leader of the Sententia. After a shocking discovery when they finally meet, Lainey realizes maybe she was wrong to distrust the Senator. She relaxes even further when he seems to accept her refusal to work for him after graduation. But with her secrets mounting and the time to solve them running out, there’s a final enigma Lainey hasn’t yet encountered: Daniel Astor doesn’t take no for an answer. Ever.
Book 3: Tangled Thoughts
High school graduation is a time for goodbyes, new beginnings, and if you’re Lainey Young, narrowly escaping with your life. Forced to leave behind both Northbrook Academy and Carter Penrose, Lainey believes she’s earned her freedom—from the eyes of the Perceptum and Daniel Astor’s schemes. Meeting handsome and very persistent Teaching Assistant Jack Kensington the first week of college complicates everything, including her feelings.
College and flirtations with Jack help Lainey put all things Sententia behind her. But when her aunt arrives for a visit, with an unexpected guest and even more unexpected news, Lainey’s tenuous control over her life snaps. Once again, she’s linked to everything she thought she left behind. And this time, there’s no escape.
Growing up, Carter Penrose thought he knew a thing or two about heartbreak—namely that it sucks—but he never knew exactly how much until losing Lainey. His life moves in a totally unplanned direction and he finds himself with a new home, new job, and even a surprising new girlfriend, all thanks to Daniel Astor. But just when Carter feels settled in the DC world of politics, a visit home to Northbrook brings up unexpected questions—about what happened at graduation and everything he believed about his Uncle Dan.
When tragedy brings Lainey and Carter face to face for the first time since summer, their lives have never felt more separate. Lies drove them apart. Will the truth bring them together?
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About the Author
Cara is a former middle school literacy teacher who now lives in the woods outside Boston with: one awesome husband, two large dogs, one small daughter and lots of words. Lots in Thought is her first novel and was one of three finalists for the 2011 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the Young Adult category.
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