Blog Tour: Residue by Laury Falter (review, giveaway)

residue CoverResidue (Residue Series #1)
written by Laury Falter
published by Laury Falter

find it here: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, SmashwordsGoodreads

Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by AToMR Tours(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: This book was alright.

The beginning was rather slow. The middle got a bit more interesting. But it took half of the book before we found out the significance of the title, Residue. The end wasn’t bad. The last 40% of this book moved a bit more than the beginning.

I liked Jocelyn. She was strong, stubborn, and she was not a pushover. I really liked the fact that she didn’t just accept everything about her new life, her new world. It took quite a while for her to come to terms with it. That was refreshing. She is a thinker, an analyzer, a questioner.

Jameson was wonderful. I really enjoyed him. He was caring, thoughtful, and he could see beyond stereotypes and misperceptions. He was not one to just accept that someone can be judged by their last name alone. Jameson seemed much older than he was. He was more mature and more conscientious.

The teen Weatherford’s and the Caldwell’s were a trip. They provided great protection and love for their respective family members. They were there for their families. And they were ready to hex the other should the need arise.

There were a lot of parallels/similarities between Residue and at least three other popular YA books. Those three books are Harry PotterTwilight, and Romeo & JulietI could sit here and site all of the comparisons, but I will not. If you want to know my thoughts on that, we can discuss in the comments. Here is the reason why I’m not going to go into it here: It didn’t turn me off from reading this book. The comparisons were there but they didn’t make me want to walk away. The book had enough to keep me interested by its own right.


Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book if you like middle grade/YA paranormal books.

Will I read it again: I will not.

About the book – from Goodreads: When Jocelyn Weatherford is whisked away from a preparatory academy in upstate New York to live with her extended family in New Orleans, she is unprepared to encounter the dangers awaiting her. Yet even as she is thrust into an unfamiliar world of witches and voodoo magic, the greatest threat of all may be the boy she has fallen for.

While handsome and charming, he is also a Caldwell… a member of the family the Weatherford’s have been feuding with for centuries. As their forbidden love grows it becomes the volatile spark that forever changes their world and everyone in it.
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About the author: Laury Falter is the author of the bestselling Guardian Trilogy. She writes young adult paranormal romances and urban fantasy when she’s not taking her stray dogs for a walk or enjoying a date night with her husband.

Laury has released two series, the Guardian Trilogy and the Residue Series (a spinoff of the Guardian Trilogy books), and is currently releasing her third series, the Apocalypse Chronicles.

Find Ms. Falter here: web, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads



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  1. Melinda Dartmann says:

    I liked the review! Straight to the point and it gives enough of a peek into the book that it makes me want to read more. Loved it!

  2. I think the concept of this book sounds interesting. It’s not super unique, from what I’m reading, but I do like “normal” people getting whisked away to the secret side of the world. Also, Jocelyn sounds like a cool character. Sorry to hear you thought it was slow at times, but I’d like to try it anyway, I think.

    • Hi Brynna! I like the concept of people being whisked away to the secret world, too. That’s one reason I wanted to be a part of this tour. Jocelyn was a good character. Like I said, strong and stubborn. =D You should definitely try it! Like I said, it was a good read…just a bit slow for me. Please stop back and let me know what you thought of it once you get a chance to read it.

  3. Loved the review. Cannot wait to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  4. It sounds like something I might like to read along side my oldest son. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  5. Meghan Stith says:

    Ugh… slow beginnings are the worst! How are you supposed to get through a book when the beginning doesn’t even make you want to read it!?
    Thanks for the giveaway, though. I’d still like to give it a try.

    mestith at gmail dot com

    • I know what you mean! It is hard. But I always think that maybe it will get better and that’s what gets me going through most books that have slow beginnings. But, unfortunately, there are some that have really slow beginnings that you just can’t push through. This was not one of those book thankfully! Good luck with the giveaway and thanks for stopping by! =D

  6. A nice concise review, although reading it I considered my brothers/sister might enjoy this a little more then me. And if I win one I really do think Ill just gift it to them. My little sister might like it more because of the cover, Im not too much for slow starts. Thank you for the review~

  7. Amanda D says:

    The sounds like something I would enjoy. I like and young adult. Thank you for the warning that it starts slow. I have pushed through a lot of books based on that critique and ended up liking the book.

    • I’ve done the same thing, Amanda. Sometimes books just start a bit slow…but end fantastic. I can’t even tell you how many books I’ve read that I had to push through then could not put down. Let me know what you think of it when you read it.

  8. vampedchik says:

    This sounds great! Def. have to read it!