{Review, Giveaway, FFF} Book in Review: Wanted: Dead or in Love by Kym Brunner

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Hey everyone! For this post we will be having our book review of Wanted: Dead or in Love by Kym Brunner (Many thanks to Kym for sending us a copy!), announcements of a GIVEAWAY (yes we will be giving away a copy of Wanted, just scroll down for more info!) and our Feature Follow Friday! :)


Title: Wanted: Dead or in Love

Author: Kym Brunner
Publication date: June 30, 2014
Publisher: Merit Press 
Pages: 286 pages
Format: ARC
Rating: 4/5 stars
Synopsis: (via Goodreads)
Impulsive high school senior Monroe Baker is on probation for a recent crime, but strives to stay out of trouble by working as a flapper at her father's Roaring 20's dinner show theater. When she cuts herself on one of the spent bullets from her father's gangster memorabilia collection, she unwittingly awakens Bonnie Parker's spirit, who begins speaking to Monroe from inside her head.

Later that evening, Monroe shows the slugs to Jack, a boy she meets at a party. He unknowingly becomes infected by Clyde, who soon commits a crime using Jack's body. The teens learn that they have less than twenty-four hours to ditch the criminals or they'll share their bodies with the deadly outlaws indefinitely.
This is one of the most unique books I've read this year. Its modern take on the Bonnie and Clyde story is really refreshing. I mean, paranormal mixed with Bonnie and Clyde added to gangsters will definitely make up an amazing and interesting story. 
I absolutely loved the chapters that were told from Clyde's point of view. It was funny and all in all, just new to me. He 'woke up' after a lot of years and suddenly the world is so much more advanced and different from his. Understandably, he'd be confused. The fact that Clyde's POV seemed to be the most entertaining part of this book actually contributed to the reason why I took away one star. Since Clyde's chapters were always so entertaining, the POV of the other characters like Monroe were overshadowed. I just couldn't get into their story as much as I did with Clyde's. Some might even end up merely skimming the pages. Also, Jack was a bit meh for me, but Monroe was entirely likable. 
The last parts of the book were definitely the most exciting parts. I didn't know what would happen in the end, how the book would play out, so I was hanging on to every detail. Another thing that I like about this book was how real the voices were. You could almost imagine them standing there and actually saying these things. The characters were unique, the plot was creative, and the story was new. 
All in all, I loved this book. It's excellent, unique, refreshing, and new. Though there are a few things that could be improved, it's a book worth reading.
Have you read Wanted: Dead or in Love? What do you think about it? Leave a comment!
If you want to win a copy of this book, we are hosting a giveaway now! YAY! GIVEAWAY! But, seriously, we're giving one free copy of this book. There's also a chance to win many other things such as swags and a copy of My True Love Gave To Me by Various Authors. If you want to know more about it and join the giveaway, click this link.

Feature Follow Friday

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work?

The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to WordPress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don’t have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed. All features are chosen randomly to be the feature. They are not chosen by content or name.
This weeks Question:
What books did you give other people this holiday season? – viaAlisonCanRead.com
I got this one for my friend! :) What about you? Let us know in your comments! :)

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  1. OOHH!! AWESOME! I read Coldest Girl in Coldtown a while back and LOVED it! :) Hope you enjoy, as well!
    Old bloglovin follower
    ~Fari @ My Little Corner For Books 0:)

  2. I sadly didn't get the chance to give my friends any books this year :(

    I'm a new follower!
    My FF: Aurélie @ Exploring Pages

  3. Wanted: Dead or in Love sounds pretty interesting definitely something I've never come across before. I'm definitely taking note of this book :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  4. Great gift! I haven't read this one yet, but I have it on my reading list. Thank you for stopping by. :)
    Old follower

  5. I've never read anything by Holly Black! Hopefully your friend enjoys it! Old follower :)

    Here's my F&F!

  6. I didn't give out any book to anyone, but I did give a gift card to my secret santa. None of my family that I was getting gifts for reads. :(

  7. I bought two books written by Barbara Taylor Bradford.New follower via GFC and Bloglovin.:)

  8. Haven't heard of this one, but I feel like I should have. I gifted some children books this year http://www.thebookcove.com/2014/12/what-is-feature-and-follow-f-is-weekly.html Gotta start them off early ;)

  9. Ooooh, coool! I gave my friend Kat a couple of books!

    Gail here, coming from her new book blog lol. How are you girls? x

    My FF.

  10. Your friend is so lucky! I've been wanting that book for forever! What a great friend you are! :D

    Old follower :)
    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl


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