Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Review + Giveaway - Safe & Sound by Alli Hope

by Alli Hope
Format: E-Book
Release Date: February 22nd, 2017
Purchase: [Amazon] [Books 2 Read]
16 year-old, Hailey Perish, knows her life can’t get much worse. Since her dad split a few years ago, Hailey’s mother has spiraled hard and fast, careening toward rock bottom and threatening to take her daughter down with her. Hailey now marks time by evictions, her mother’s poker games, and Saturday School where she voluntarily shows up for weekend detentions to secure her one promised meal of the week. She has no room for relationships, especially with someone like her childhood love and junior class golden boy, Carson Hart. Hailey trusted him once and Carson failed her. She’s determined not to let herself be hurt again.

When Hailey’s mom does the unthinkable and bets her own daughter in a high stakes poker game, Mitch, the loan shark, is all too eager and determined to collect on his debt. To him, Hailey is nothing but property. His property. And he’ll do anything to recover it. On the run from a fate that promises a much worse life than she already knows, there’s only one person in the world Hailey can call for help. Will Carson be there for her in her darkest hour and deliver her from harm’s way safe and sound? Or will he abandon Hailey—just like he’s always done—just like they all do?

Alli Hope’s debut novel delivers an unforgettable story about love & surviving in the dark places. Warning: Safe & Sound contains explicit language and a scene that portrays explicit sexual abuse & molestation. We have included this in order to tell an accurate story; to be a voice for those who have none. And to bring light to an issue we believe must be brought out of the darkness and into a broader awareness. If you are sensitive to sexual abuse issues, please be advised.

When I first heard about Alli Hope's Safe & Sound, it was through author Heather Hildenbrand, an author I strongly admire and who's work I adore. Safe & Sound stood out to me for it's powerful and unique premise, one I positively could not wait to explore. I couldn't wait to see if everything would work out for the heroine and if her mother's misdeed would catch up with her, or if her childhood crush would find a way to keep her away from it all.

I devoured Safe & Sound in one solid sitting - it was that addictive! The title was strong in nature, featuring some scenes that truly brought the gripping realism to the situation Hailey was facing, and the presence of gambling, drugs, and betrayal painted an even more dire situation than I could have imagined simply from reading the premise. I absolutely adored Hailey and Carson together, and rooted for the duo from beginning to end. Safe & Sound, although focusing strongly on betrayal of a loved one and several other painful realities, it also focuses on the strength of friendship, love, and the depth of one's trust - I loved it!

Readers with a hankering for your non-stereotypical YA title are highly recommended Safe & Sound by Alli Hope.

4.5 / 5 Cupcakes

Praise for Safe & Sound

“Gritty and suspenseful with touches of swoon, Safe and Sound will keep readers on the edge of their seat.” ~Trish Doller, author of Where the Stars Still Shine

“Alli Hope is a brave new voice in YA Fiction. Compulsively readable, terrifyingly real at times, Safe and Sound is a thrilling debut novel sure to keep readers guessing until the end.” ~Lindsay Cummings, NYT Bestselling Author of Zenith

“Suspenseful, swoony, and full of heart. Safe & Sound is a thrilling debut by Alli Hope!” ~ CJ Redwine, NYT Bestselling Author of Shadow Queen


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  1. Thank you so much for reading this! I adore this story but I also adore you!! <3

  2. I want to read it, this rewiew made me think it :)

  3. Definitely love gritty YA, with under-represented characters from socio-economic backgrounds you rarely see, and it seems the issues the novel examines are really poignant. LOVE trish Doller, so her endorsement means everything!

    Lovely review :)