Friday, October 12, 2018

Words We Don't Say by K.J. Reilly
Blog Tour: Spotlight & Giveaway

Hello! Welcome to the next stop on the blog tour for Words We Don't Say hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. I was supposed to review this book for the tour, but there were warehouse issues and my copy didn't arrive on time. This is just a spotlight post, which highlights information about the book and the author, but with the added benefit of a giveaway!

Author: K.J. Reilly
Pub. Date: October 2, 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 288
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD

Joel Higgins has 901 unsent text messages saved on his phone.

Ever since the thing that happened, there are certain people he hasn't been able to talk to in person. Sure, he shows up at school, does his mandatory volunteer hours at the soup kitchen, and spends pretty much every moment thinking about Eli, the most amazing girl in the world. But that doesn't mean he's keeping it together, or even that he has any friends.

So instead of hanging out with people in real life, he drafts text messages. But he never presses send. 

As dismal as sophomore year was for Joel, he doesn't see how junior year will be any better. For starters, Eli doesn't know how he feels about her, his best friend Andy's gone, and he basically bombed the SATs. But as Joel spends more time at the soup kitchen with Eli and Benj, the new kid whose mouth seems to be unconnected to his brain, he forms bonds with the people they serve there-including a veteran they call Rooster-and begins to understand that the world is bigger than his own pain. 

About K.J.: 

I am the author of the (contemporary social issue) Young Adult book, Words We Don't Say (Disney Hyperion Oct 2, 2018).

Giveaway Details:
3 winners will win a finished copy of WORDS WE DON’T SAY, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One: 
10/8/2018- BookHounds YA- Excerpt
10/9/2018- Utopia State of Mind- Review
10/10/2018- Here's to Happy Endings- Review
10/11/2018- Abellafairytale- Review
10/12/2018- Do You Dog-ear?- Review

Week Two: 
10/15/2018- YA Books Central- Excerpt
10/16/2018- The Pages In-Between- Review
10/17/2018- A Dream Within A Dream- Excerpt
10/18/2018- Book-Keeping- Review
10/19/2018- Beware Of The Reader- Review

Week Three: 
10/22/2018- Rainy Day Reviews- Excerpt
10/23/2018- Moonlight Rendezvous- Review
10/24/2018- The Cover Contessa- Review
10/25/2018- Jena Brown Writes- Review
10/26/2018- A Fictional Bookworm- Review

Week Four: 
10/29/2018- PopTheButterfly Reads- Review
10/30/2018- Cindy's Love of Books- Review
10/31/2018- The Desert Bibliophile- Review
11/1/2018- Trendy Simple Life- Review
11/2/2018- Patriotic Bookaholic- Review

Week Five: 
11/5/2018- Coffee, Books and Cakes- Review
11/6/2018- Savings in Seconds- Review
11/7/2018- Novel Novice- Excerpt
11/8/2018- For the Love of KidLit- Spotlight
11/9/2018- Two points of interest- Review 


  1. I love the cover to this one. Sounds like a good story too. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.

    1. I really hope it delivers! I like the premise and look forward to reading it for myself. I should be able to get to it soon. :)

  2. That sounds like it would be an interesting story.

  3. It's the first time I hear about this one so thanks for sharing

    1. No problem! I'm always happy to introduce new books to people. I feel like I'm constantly adding books to my TBR, and know I've added more than a few based on your reviews. <3

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    1. I love all of the words on the background! I'm curious if they're the unspoken words the title refers to?


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