Today I tell you about my last read : Cassandra Giovanni‘s new book, Rebel Cause!
Rebel Cause (Boys of Fallout #3)
by Cassandra Giovanni
Genre: Coming of Age
Age category: Young Adult/ New Adult
Release Date: May 16, 2017
Just one look at that cover, and you already want to read it, right? Here’s what it’s all about :
Reese White has spent her whole life trying so hard to be perfect, that when she looks in the mirror, she doesn’t know the person staring back at her. Sure, she’s always gotten high grades and excelled academically, but she’s never put much time into herself.
Now, as she heads off to college, Reese realizes she’s remained so hidden inside a book that she’s invisible to everyone, including herself.Kellin Lake has always seen Reese, his little sister’s best friend, the beautiful girl hidden behind baggy clothes and good grades–but he’s hiding, too– even from her. Tattoos, lip piercing and lead singer in a metal band, he’s a rebel without a cause. But that’s just to the people at school. At home, he covers it all up, and he’s the boy with the angel’s voice, and a 4.0 only his parents know about.
When Reese flips the switch and takes control of her looks, they make an arrangement– pretend to be in a relationship to elevate Reese’s social status. It’s simple. Kellin helps his sister’s best friend, and Reese isn’t invisible anymore. No one falls in love. No one gets hurt.
But what Reese doesn’t realize is Kellin is already in love with her.And now things get a hell of a lot more complicated.
So, guys, I’ve had the chance to read this book and here’s what I thought about it.
Rebel Cause is about Reese, who starts college with her best friend Lindy, and is moving in a house with said best friend, and with Lindy’s brother, whom she has had a crush on forever.
But Reese has been hiding her true personality all her life, trying to fit into the expectations everyone has had of her, and college can be harsh. As she struggles to find her place, and decides to reveal herself, she finds an unexpected ally in Kellin, who helps her elevate her social status.
It turns out they have more in common than they think, as Kellin has also been hiding his true self pretty much his whole life.
First, readers should be warned: Rebel Cause is impossible to put down. Once you’ve started reading it, you’ll be unable to let it go. It’s definitely a page turner.
The book is part of a series of standalones (which means you can read this one without having read Out of Beat and Behind the Lens, but I think there’s a bonus reading them in order, as you’ll be able to get the links between the characters of the different novels.
Cassandra Giovanni has that talent of taking “ordinary” characters (I mean that in a good way, because I could totally identify with them), and transport the reader into their world.
It’s a wonderful love story, but not only… it’s also a story about young adults discovering who they really are, what they want to do with their life, and asserting themselves. Reading the book took me back to my teenager years when I too struggled to free myself from these mental barriers that I had unconsciously built around myself to become the person I thought everyone wanted me to be.
I wish I could have read this book then, I think it would have helped me!
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And you can get the first two books in this series :
Book one in this series Out of Beat is available! You can buy a copy on Amazon
Book two in this series Behind the Lens is available now! You can buy a copy on Amazon
About the author
Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening.
Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.
Cassandra Giovanni is published by Show n’ot Tell Publishing based out of Connecticut, USA.