Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for eXtreme Blindside by Leslea Wahl, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: eXtreme Blindside
Author: Leslea Wahl
Publisher: Pauline Books and Media
Release Date: December 1, 2019
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
After winning Olympic silver, teen snowboarder Jake Taylor is struggling with sudden fame when he’s offered a gig he can’t refuse: becoming a spokesperson for a state-of-the-art athletic training facility. Training for its first competition, Jake relies on his faith to help him find ways to use his fame to help others . . . when athletes mysteriously start getting sabotaged one by one. Time is running out for Jake and his girlfriend, Sophie, to figure out what is going on before he is also sabotaged . . . or worse.
IN MY OPINION
While eXtreme Blindside is the second book in Leslea Wahl’s Jake and Sophie mystery series, I was not at all lost jumping right into it without reading the first one.
Wahl creates memorable and unique characters from snowboarder Jake Silver to his reporter-in-waiting girlfriend, their parents, friends, and the many other people who walk on and off the pages during a major winter extreme sports event. Jake and Sophie are genuine with ups, downs, doubts, and more about themselves as well as their relationship.
Most of the action in the front half of this story is in the events themselves, especially the snowboarding and the tricks the athletes perform. Later, as Jake and Sophie start to unravel the truth behind the sabotage, things pick up in the suspense department.
Wahl gives teenagers an clean, faith-focus, yet exciting story complete with life lessons, family, friends, and fun.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Leslea Wahl lives in beautiful Colorado with her family. Leslea is the author of three other Catholic teen novels, The Perfect Blindside, An Unexpected Role, and Where You Lead, and strives to write Young Adult novels that will encourage teens to grow in their faith through fun, adventurous mysteries.
In addition to writing her own books, Leslea has begun reviewing Catholic and Christian teen novels on her website to help families find faith-based novels. She is also one of the founding members of the joint-website CatholicTeenBooks.com.
For more information on her award-winning Young Adult mysteries please visit www.LesleaWahl.com.
(5) winners will each receive a signed print copy of Extreme Blindside, a custom bookmark, and scented soap!
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 15, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on June 22, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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