10 Truths and A Dare by Ashley Elston Review and Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot
on the 10 TRUTHS AND A DARE by Ashley Elston Blog Tour hosted by 
Rockstar Book Tours. Check out
my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Title: 10 TRUTHS AND A DARE

Author: Ashley Elston

Pub. Date: May 4, 2021

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 304

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

This companion to Ashley Elston’s beloved 10 Blind Dates follows
Sophie’s high-achieving cousin Olivia as she juggles last-minute P.E. credit,
end-of-year parties, and a secret new romance in the chaotic week before
graduation.

It’s Senior Party Week, that magical in-between time after classes have
ended but before graduation, chock-full of gimmicky theme parties, last-minute
bonding, and family traditions. Olivia couldn’t be more ready. Class
salutatorian and confident in her future at LSU, she’s poised to sail through
to the next phase of her life.

But when the tiny hiccup of an unsigned off-campus P.E. form puts Olivia
in danger of not graduating at all, she has one week to set things straight
without tipping off her very big and very nosy extended family. Volunteering to
help at a local golf tournament should do it, but since Olivia’s mom equipped
her phone with a tracking app, there’ll be no hiding the fact that she’s at the
golf course instead of all the graduation parties happening at the same time.
Unless, that is, she can convince the Fab Four–her ride-or-die cousins and
best friends Sophie, Charlie, and Wes–to trade phones with her as they go
through the motions of playing Olivia for the week.

 

Praise for 10 Blind Dates by
Ashley Elston:

2020 ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Top Ten Title

2020 Florida Teens Read Book List


“POSITIVELY DELIGHTFUL—all caps—from beginning to end.”—NPR

“This piece-by-piece romance doesn’t need its Christmas theme to sell, but
it makes it glitter all the more.”—Booklist

“A fun story of finding love, getting to know yourself, and getting to
know your family.”—Kirkus Reviews

“In a funny holiday romance that has Sophie dog-sitting in a hockey rink,
watching porn at a drive-in theater, and playing the Virgin Mary in a middle
school Nativity, Elston cleverly reflects the family members’ personalities
through their choices of dates for Sophie.”—Publishers Weekly

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My Thoughts:

What a fun story! This book follows Olivia as she scrambles to complete a PE credit in order to graduate from high school, all while trying to keep it a secret from her mom who is out of town but tracking her every move on Life360. I loved the dynamic between Olivia and her cousins…it seems like families do not get together as often now as they used to so it was great to read about her large family gathering each week (and some mornings) at her grandmother’s house.

I am definitely not the target audience for this story but I still really enjoyed it. It make me get a glimpse into my 17 year old son’s life and what it’s like to be “tracked” constantly. I also enjoyed following Olivia at the golf course and learning a little bit about golf. The graduation parties were a lot of fun to visit as well…they all had different themes and seemed like they would be a blast to attend.

I have noticed that it is difficult to find YA books that are appropriate in content for the target audience (in my opinion). This book was an exception to that. The story was very sweet and the “intimate” moments were age appropriate. There was one scene where the characters were drinking alcohol (which I didn’t love considering they were all underage) but mentions of designated drivers were frequent.

Overall, I highly recommend this book. I am planning on picking up the first one in the series, 10 Blind Dates, that follows Sophie, who was also in this book.

I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About Ashley:

Ashley Elston is the author of
several novels including: 10 Blind Dates (a Top Ten ALA Quick
Pick and the companion to this book), The Rules for Disappearing (a
finalist in the Best Young Adult Novel category of the International Thriller
Writers Thriller Awards), This Is Our Story, and The Lying
Woods
. She has a liberal arts degree from Louisiana State University in
Shreveport and worked for many years as a wedding photographer before turning
her hand to writing. Ashley lives in Shreveport with her husband and three
sons. For more information about Ashley and her books, please visit
http://www.ashleyelston.com.


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Giveaway Details:

3 winners
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US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

5/1/2021

The Book View

Review

Week Two:

5/2/2021

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Excerpt

5/3/2021

YA Books Central

Excerpt

5/4/2021

Fire and Ice

Review

5/5/2021

BookHounds YA

Excerpt

5/6/2021

YA Book Nerd

Review

5/7/2021

Lifestyle of Me

Review

5/8/2021

Moonlight Rendezvous

Review

Week Three:

5/9/2021

Jenguerdy

Review

5/10/2021

Ficticiouswonderland

Review

5/11/2021

Book-Keeping

Review

5/12/2021

Amani’s Reviews

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5/13/2021

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5/14/2021

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Review

5/15/2021

Emelie’s Books

Review

Week Four:

5/16/2021

Kait Plus Books

Excerpt

5/17/2021

Zainey Laney

Review

5/18/2021

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Review

5/19/2021

Midnightbooklover

Review

5/20/2021

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Review

5/21/2021

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Review

5/22/2021

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Review

Week Five:

5/23/2021

Book Briefs

Review

5/24/2021

Momfluenster

Review

5/25/2021

Star-Crossed Book Blog

Review

5/26/2021

michellemengsbookblog

Review

5/27/2021

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review

5/28/2021

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Review

5/29/2021

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Week Six:

5/30/2021

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Review

5/31/2021

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Review

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