Thursday, August 20, 2015

Blog Tour: The Uninvited by Cat Winters {Review + Giveaway}

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Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days.
But Ivy’s life-long gift—or curse—remains. For she sees the uninvited ones—ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked, unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918 she sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother’s chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death of Ivy’s older brother Billy in the Great War.
Horrified, she leaves home, to discover the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for the day, because they could be stricken by nightfall. But as her ‘uninvited guests’ begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once more, but Ivy has no inkling of the other-worldly revelations about to unfold.
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I've been craving Historical Fiction lately so I knew that I wanted to read this book as soon as I read the synopsis. Okay, the cover had a little bit of an influence as well.  Add the fact that the main character can see ghosts and I was over the moon excited to start this book. The one thing I didn't take into consideration was how nightmare inducing it might be if you read it before bed. So, starting this at night was NOT a good idea in more ways than one. 

I didn't want to stop reading this (even though I was reading it on my kindle and my room was dark and spooky). That's a sign of a good book right there. The characters are fantastic, the creepy factor is through the roof, and the plot keeps you guessing.  Also, the time period was executed perfectly. I felt like I was there and that tells me that Cat Winters did her research. I don't want to say too much because this is the kind of book that you shouldn't research at all before you read it. All you have to know is that I enjoyed the reading experience and I would pull an Oprah and gift this book to everyone if I could. 

The Uninvited is atmospheric, creepy, and extremely enjoyable. If you're looking for something a little different, definitely pick this one up! 

Cat Winters ap1About Cat Winters:
Cat Winters’s critically acclaimed debut novel, IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, was named a 2014 Morris Award Finalist, a School Library Journal Best Book of 2013, a 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, and a 2013 Bram Stoker Award Nominee. Her second novel, THE CURE FOR DREAMING, was named to the American Library Association’s 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project, the 2014 Tiptree Award Longlist, and VOYA’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror of 2014. Her upcoming books include THE UNINVITED (William Morrow/August 2015), THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY (Amulet Books/March 2016), and YESTERNIGHT (William Morrow/Summer 2016), and she’s a contributor to the 2015 YA horror anthology SLASHER GIRLS & MONSTER BOYS. Winters lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two kids.
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