Blog Tour | Where the Staircase Ends by Stacy Stokes (Review + Giveaway)

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Blog Tour | Where the Staircase Ends by Stacy Stokes (Review + Giveaway)

Blog Tour | Where the Staircase Ends by Stacy Stokes (Review + Giveaway)Where the Staircase Ends
by Stacey Stokes
Published by Month9Books
Release date : April 14th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Source: The Publisher | Format: eARC
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After her best friend orchestrates the lie that destroys her reputation, Taylor wants more than anything to disappear from her life. But when an accident turns this unspoken wish into reality, instead of an angel-filled afterlife, Taylor must climb a seemingly endless staircase into the sky.

Instead of going up, the journey plunges her into the past. As she unravels the mystery behind her friend’s betrayal, she must face the truth about life and find the strength to forgive the unforgivable -- unless the staircase breaks her first.

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

To be completely honest – when I first stumbled upon Where the Staircase Ends, I had a few hesitations on whether or not this was something that I would love. I sat on it for a few days and something about just kept gnawing at me – so I took the dive and asked to join the tour.

And I am so happy I did.

This turned out to be one of those books where I wish I could just say, “I LOVED IT, NOW GO READ IT, MM’KAY?”

I was completely, 100% engrossed in Taylor’s journey and drowning in so many emotions. I was angry, hurt, happy, sad and best of all, full of hope. I was touched by every.single.word. It’s funny, because I thought for the longest time that I had everything figured out. But with each chapter, a small layer is peeled away to reveal just how much I was kidding myself.

Each and everyone one of these characters are written so well, so honestly, I couldn’t help but love them all. Even the times when I was cussing them out in my head. They are flawed; some in obvious ways and others? Not so obvious. There is tremendous growth, from (almost) everyone involved, and it was so hard sometimes to read yet beautiful at the same time.

I love books that make you reflect on your own actions, and force you to think about what you’ve done in your life. I closed the book thinking about how my own journey would play out – who would show up on MY staircase? It’s a hard thing to think about. But something I think each and every one of us should do.

Overall – I loved this Where the Staircase Ends. Taylor’s journey is beautiful, heart warming and one that will stick with readers (especially ME) for a long time. I highly recommend. 

 

Rating Report
Plot
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Writing
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Characters
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Pacing
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Romance
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Overall: 4.6

 

About Stacey Stokes

Stacy Stokes attended the University of Texas at Austin and The Wharton School of Business. She grew up in Dallas, TX, and currently lives in San Francisco with her husband. WHERE THE STAIRCASE ENDS is her first novel.

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10 responses to “Blog Tour | Where the Staircase Ends by Stacy Stokes (Review + Giveaway)

    • tonyalee

      It didn’t appeal to me at first – even though I love the concept behind it, but I am SO glad i did! And yes, these characters are totally fleshed-out.

      Thanks lady! I hope you decide to read it!! (let me know if you do)

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