Thursday, August 11, 2016

#Review: Summerlypse by Gerardo Delgadillo | #Giveaway @Gero_Delgadillo @YABoundToursPR

Genre: YA Contemporary (adventure/romance)
Release date: June 20th 2016

After his crush rejects him, seventeen-year-old Colton catches a plane to Mexico, hoping to forget all about girls. But a night out at a dance club crowded with long legs in miniskirts doesn't help, especially when he meets the club's beautiful DJ, Alex.

In awe of her mixing skills, Colton finds it hard to believe Alex is deaf. As they bond, she asks him to help her win a DJ contest behind her rich, estranged father's back.

Colton's not a wimp or anything, but millionaires with armed bodyguards are not his ideal vacation buddies. The only problem—if he helps her, he may fly back home in a body bag.

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“Packed with unexpected twists and South-of-the-Border danger, Summerlypse grabbed my attention from the first enticing page. With a quirky writing style that offers both depth and entertainment, Summerlypse is an original, diverse story that will delight anyone looking for a unique spin on teen relationships.” –Anna L. Davis, Author of Open Source(Enhancement Series)

"SUMMERLYPSE by Gerardo Delgadillo is a great young adult story about two unlikely friends who team up hoping to win a summer DJ contest in Mexico. This book has a well-defined cast of complex characters with a thoughtful focus on the hearing-impaired. An entertaining read!" ~ K.S. Jones, award-winning author of Shadow of the Hawk
"SUMMERLYPSE is a great read.  The characters are real and well crafted, and the story kept me interested to the end.  I liked it. I recommend it." -- Rickard B DeMille, author of Tweet Revenge, Hellfire, Defending Daniel

DISCLAIMER: I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for honest review, for this blog tour.  

First of all, it is refreshing to read a book where the characters go somewhere different. Mexico is definitely a fascinating place, this book brings it to life in a way. I've never been there, so it was fun to read in perspective.

The plot in general was fantastic. The way the author wrote it is clever. How Colton  speaks and thinks is so real. With the "whatevering" and the "I'm like". Its different, but in a very good, cool way. I love how Alex is deaf and how Colton just wants to whisper endearments to her, knowing she won't hear them. The music aspect was awesome. I love the DJ-ing; the budding romance was so cute! And when I use the word 'cute', I literally mean 'CUTE'! 

The Mexican mafia-style going on is like watching a thriller. The guns, the bodyguards; the occasion beatings. It was all thrilling and it was great to read.

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars.
I did not breeze through the book, at first. I was reading it on and off because I had other books I was reading at the same time, but once I really got into it, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

About the Author

Gerardo Delgadillo lives in the Dallas metropolitan area with his wife and children and dogs and cats and the occasional rabbit. Originally from San Francisco and raised in Mexico, he loves to write about contemporary teens in distress in English and EspaƱol. So no magic, dragons, or unicorns.

Gerardo's fun facts:

- At the tender age of sixteen, when giant lizards ruled the world, Gerardo was a DJ--turntables and all.
- Cloud computing is his area of expertise--just don't ask him what cloud computing means. 

- He loves football, the one played with the feet by footballers, La Liga from Spain being the best.

About his novels: 
- His writing must be emotional, or else… 
- He believes in the Oxford comma, but the Oxford comma doesn't believe in him. 
- Loves first person present tense POV.

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