Blog Tour: Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz // Book Review + Favorite Quotes + Giveaway //

Much thanks to Wednesday Books and The Fantastic Flying Book Club Book Tours for sending me a copy for review and for inviting me to be a part of this tour. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own. Also, all quotes are taken from the ARC and may or may not appear in the final published copy.

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Book Details

Title: Jane Anonymous

Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz

Date Published: January 7, 2020

Number of Pages: 320 pages

Publisher: Wednesday Books

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📚 Series:  No, standalone.
📚 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction
📚 POV: 
📚 Cliffhanger: No.

⚠ Content Warnings: Kidnapping, Abduction, Violence, Trauma, PTSD,
⚠ Read if: you are a fan of

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Book Blurb

Bestselling author Laurie Faria Stolarz returns with Jane Anonymous, a gripping tale of a seventeen-year-old girl’s kidnapping and her struggle to fit back into her life after she escapes.
Then, “Jane” was just your typical 17-year-old in a typical New England suburb getting ready to start her senior year. She had a part-time job she enjoyed, an awesome best friend, overbearing but loving parents, and a crush on a boy who was taking her to see her favorite band. She never would’ve imagined that in her town where nothing ever happens, a series of small coincidences would lead to a devastating turn of events that would forever change her life.
Now, it’s been three months since “Jane” escaped captivity and returned home. Three months of being that girl who was kidnapped, the girl who was held by a “monster.” Three months of writing down everything she remembered from those seven months locked up in that stark white room. But, what if everything you thought you knew―everything you thought you experienced―turned out to be a lie?

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About the Author

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Laurie Faria Stolarz grew up in Salem, MA, attended Merrimack College, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston.
Laurie Faria Stolarz is an American author of young adult fiction novels, best known for her Blue is for Nightmares series. Her works, which feature teenage protagonists, blend elements found in mystery and romance novels.
Stolarz found sales success with her first novel, Blue is for Nightmares, and followed it up with three more titles in the series, White is for Magic, Silver is for Secrets, and Red is for Remembrance, as well as a companion graphic novel, Black is for Beginnings. Stolarz is also the author of the Touch series (Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Deadly Little Games, Deadly Little Voices, and Deadly Little Lessons), as well as Bleed and Project 17. With more than two million books sold worldwide, Stolarz’s titles have been named on various awards lists.

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My Favorite Quotes

“We’re all broken in some way, its part of that being human thing I was talking about before. The key is to learn how to carry your broken pieces as you move forward day by day.”

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“To think I’d spent seventeen years in the spirited bubble that was my life…it took only seven months to pop that bubble. And to break that spirit.”

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“While they were enjoying life like nothing ever happened, I was stuck here living mine, because everything had.”

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Review

I don’t know why I have been continually drawn to heavy reads that I usually stray away from. If you are looking for an enjoyable read, this one is not it. Bordering on uncomfortable, Jane Anonymous is not a read that is written for someone’s enjoyment. But, this book is one that can make a person see things from a different perspective.

Jane Anonymous talks about kidnapping, with the hope of understanding what a person goes through in these disappointing circumstances. Some parts of this read can be too graphic, but some were glazed over so things will not be too much.

Told in alternating settings of “Then” and “Now”, be ready for a rollercoaster of feelings that can be too much if you are a little weak on the emotion front, like me.

If you are looking to feel intense emotions, you are in for a treat. This book is a terrifying tale of survival, with slivers of hope in spite of all the darkness.

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My Book Rating Breakdown

🌼 Blurb:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Main Character:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Significant Other: —
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Thrill Factor/ Mystery: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ 
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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☁ FINAL VERDICT: 4.44/5 ☁

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🌼🌼 GIVEAWAY 🌼🌼

Get a chance to win a copy of this book! Open for US/CANResidents only. Two winners! Giveaway ends on January 21st.

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