Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays: Class of '98 by A.L. Player Book Blitz with Giveaway #ReadSwoonRepeat


Welcome to this week’s Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays!This week featuresClass of ’98 by A.L. Player.Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Jackie Dunn and Matt Stewart barely knew each other in high school, back when she was a blue-haired alterna-kid and he was a preppy jock. High school rules dictated they’d never hang out, or sit at the same lunch table, or God forbid, date.
But when a weird storm transports them from their ten-year reunion back to senior year, they have to work together to figure out a way to get back to 2008.
Stuck in high school, Jackie and Matt agree to tough it out. They agree to do everything exactly as they remember, even though that means staying with the boyfriend Jackie knows will betray her, or playing nice with the girl that will someday be Matt’s ex-wife. Soon, they come to rely on one other, even become friends.
Jackie’s just starting to get used to curfews and term papers again, when Matt hits her with the biggest surprise of all: he’s fallen in love with her. He’ll change the past however he has to if it means a future with Jackie. But Jackie’s terrified they’ll not only alter their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.
Back to the Future meets She’s All That, Class of ’98 is a young adult/adult crossover that will appeal to teens and adults.

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Title: Class of ‘98
Publication date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Author: A.L. Player
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A.L. Player
A.L. Player teaches middle and high school English in Atlanta, GA. She lives with her guitar-playing, English-teaching husband and their three crazy rescue dogs. Her last name gets about the reaction you’d expect.
CLASS OF ’98 is A.L.’s first novel.

Author Links:   Twitter 

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Giveaway Information: – Winner will be drawn March 18, 2015

  • One (1) winner will receive 2 eBooks of any previously published Swoon Romance books of their choice (INT)


My Thoughts:

The Cover: I thought the cover for Class of '98 was original and cute, perfect for this very original story. I definitely checked out the synapses based on the cover. It is not normal to see Class of ' anything with a heart around it, so there promised to be love or some semblance of it.

The Plot: What a great story. You have heard the expression, “the book I didn't know I was looking for”? Well, this was that book. Class of '98 had a great story line that kept me reading even when I normally do other things. (Ever folded laundry while reading? Took twice as long to get through the basket!) I just had to know what happened next. The plot moved along at a great pace towards a satisfying ending.

The Characters: All the characters were very well developed and believable. I really liked out protagonists and enjoyed watching their relationship develop. They have the kind of friendship we all want to have, where they can really be themselves. The supporting characters are all fun in their own way, even when there is conflict. Jackie's mom was one of my favorite characters being fun and quirky, yet loving and supportive of her daughter.

Is It Worth Reading? I absolutely loved Class of '98. The whole concept of if you could go back in time and do it all again, what would you change, if anything at all. This was just a fun, relaxed read and I highly recommend it to readers of.........well, anything!! (Except maybe zombie apocalypses or war stories) It is just that good and Class of '98 gets 5 out of 5 crossbows.

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