Review: Follow Me Back by A.V Geiger

Review: Follow Me Back by A.V GeigerFollow Me Back (Follow Me Back, #1) by A.V. Geiger
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on June 6th 2017
Pages: 368
Source: Book Bought
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Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…
Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.
When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…

Told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts.

Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger is a debut novel that just released last week with the sequel to come out next year. No title or release date has been set yet and this will be a duology.

When I first heard about this book about two weeks ago I knew this would be a book I would want to read when it came out. I have to admit that I was pretty surprised that Chapters actually this book sitting on their shelf when I went looking for it. This was a fairly quick read for me because once I started it I couldn’t but it down. There was so many twist and turns. It literally felt like you were riding a roller coaster because you had no idea what was coming next.

Follow me back is told in a duo point of view and through twitter form, direct messages and police reports. This is a format that I really enjoy reading.

One of our main characters Tessa has severe agoraphia. This all developed when she suddenly left her a summer program in New Orleans and has not spoken to anyone about it. She refuses to speak about the incident even to her therapist. So you really have no idea what happened to her but you will discover this slowly as the story progresses. She is living at home with her mother and since being back has basically stayed in her room 24/7. Her mother and her boyfriend to the best they can but you can tell at times its very trying on them.

To deal with it she starts obsessing over Eric Thorn who is a teen sensation and big in the music world. Through that community she meets fans and forms friendships with something that her therapist thinks is good for her. Being online is her only real escape and something she has complete control over.

Eric on the other hand is not very happy with his lack of freedom, privacy and his fame and I think this has a lot to do with crazy fans killing their idols like we have seen so  many stories in the past few years. Tessa picks up on his unhappiness and voices her concerns on social media but no one really listens to her.

Eric is frustrated how crazy the fans are becoming and it doesn’t help that his management is encouraging him to give them what they want. For Eric it just takes one fan rushing the stage to him and he is set on destroying his image and that means going after his number one fan with the most twitter followers @TessaHeartsEric which by the way is a real twitter account. He is set on trolling her but in the process he begins to form a relationship with her but she doesn’t realize who he really is because he is using another twitter account @Taylor . This is like an episode of Catfish..

Eric needs to come clean to Tessa because he is starting to have real feelings for her. So he sets up this elaborate contest of a private concert on New Year’s Eve in her home town. He convinces her to enter and when she does he picks her.

With his plan in motion things suddenly go wrong and he has to save her before its too late for both of them. How will Tessa react when she discovers who Taylor really is? Will this set her back further?

I really enjoyed the book and that cliff hanger agh its killing me. Hopefully we won’t have to wait long for the second book.

 

 

 

May 2017 Books Bought

I am back and will be sharing my links on Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. As Marlene has offered to co-host Stacking The Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews. Marlene is a new to be blogger and I look forward to checking out her blog.

As you can see I switched this up and will be posting monthly because  I have to say since doing this instead of posting the books in my weekly haul I am much more aware of the books that I am buying. This year I am making it my top priority to read the ones I am buying before buying new ones. I know its easier said then done but that is my goal.

I will try to update this post throughout the month with links of the books I have read and reviewed.

I am trying to get better with my book buying and trying to stick to sales, bargain books or reward plum bonus point events. As a book buyer its hard not to buy books but its harder not to buy them.

  1. Killing Kate by Alex Lake
  2. The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  4. Detective Cross by James Patterson
  5. Private Gold by James Patterson
  6. Charm (Fairy Tales 2) by Sarah Pinborough
  7. Beauty Tales from the Kingdom Book 3 by Sarah Pinborough
  8. The Third Wife by Lisa Jewel
  9. York by Laura Ruby (book 1 of The Shadow Cipher)
  10. Owl Diaries Baxter is Missing by Rebecca Elliott
  11. New York Actually by Sarah Morgan
  12. The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

 

Total books bought this month: 12
Total books bought this month (Michael): 0

Total books read from this months haul: 5

Total books bought in 2017: 61

Total books read in 2017: 20

April 2017 Books Bought

I have decided that I will be  taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

As you can see I switched this up and will be posting monthly because  I have to say since doing this instead of posting the books in my weekly haul I am much more aware of the books that I am buying. This year I am making it my top priority to read the ones I am buying before buying new ones. I know its easier said then done but that is my goal.

I will try to update this post throughout the month with links of the books I have read and reviewed.

I am trying to get better with my book buying and trying to stick to sales, bargain books or reward plum bonus point events. As a book buyer its hard not to buy books but its harder not to buy them.

  1. Miss You by Kate Eberlen
  2. The outliers by Kimberly McCreight
  3. A Silver Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear
  4. The Mating Season by Laurie Horowitz (bookshots)
  5. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
  6. Missing by Kelley Armstrong
  7. Between A Wold and a Hard Place by Terry Spear
  8. The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz (book 1)
  9. Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane
  10. The Taper Twins Run For President by Geoff Rodkey
  11. Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen
  12. I Found You by Lisa Jewell
  13. The House We Grew Up in by Lisa Jewell
  14. Home Ice Advantage by Tom Earle (birthday present for Michael)
  15. Neil Flambe and the Marco Polo Murders by Kevin Sylvester (birthday present for Michael)

 

Total books bought this month: 13
Total books bought this month (Michael): 2 (birthday gifts)

Total books read from this months haul: 2

Total books bought in 2017: 49

Total books read in 2017: 15

March 2017 Books Bought

I have decided that I will be  taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

As you can see I switched this up and will be posting monthly because  I have to say since doing this instead of posting the books in my weekly haul I am much more aware of the books that I am buying. This year I am making it my top priority to read the ones I am buying before buying new ones. I know its easier said then done but that is my goal.

I will try to update this post throughout the month with links of the books I have read and reviewed.

I am trying to get better with the books I buy and trying to read them but it seems like there are so many new and exciting books out there. Hopefully this month will be a little bit better then previously.

  1. She Means Business by Carrie Green
  2. Rooms by Lauren Oliver (this was on the bargain table. I never heard of this one)
  3. Just Fly Away by  Andrew McCarthy (I just had to snag this one)
  4. In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (Loved woman in Cabin 10)
  5. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  6. Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach
  7. Proof of Lies by Diana Rodriguez wallach
  8. Stranger then Fiction by Chris Colfer (another one I had to snag)
  9. Broken Glass by V.C Andrews

Total books bought this month: 9
Total books bought this month (Michael): 0

Total books read from this months haul: 2

Total books bought in 2017: 36

Total books read in 2017: 12

February 2017 Books Bought

I have decided that I will be  taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

As you can see I switched this up and will be posting monthly because  I have to say since doing this instead of posting the books in my weekly haul I am much more aware of the books that I am buying. This year I am making it my top priority to read the ones I am buying before buying new ones. I know its easier said then done but that is my goal.

I will try to update this post throughout the month with links of the books I have read and reviewed.

So speaking of books I bought here is what I bought this month. (The last three bargain books I got were buy 3 for $10 adult fiction only) So happy to have finally found them at this price because all the bargain books I bought were books from my wishlist:

  1. Malicious (bookshots) by James Patterson & James O. Born
  2. French Twist (bookshots) by James Patterson & Richard DiLallo
  3. Once Upon a Dream (book 2 in the Twisted Tale) by Liz Braswell
  4. The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser
  5. The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill (Valentine’s gift)
  6. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella (valentine’s gift)
  7. Exquisite by Elizabeth Hayley (book 3 in the diamond trilogy)(bookshots)
  8. A Wedding Maine by Jen McLaughlin (bookshots) (book 2 in McCullagh Inn Story)
  9. Hidden by James Patterson (bookshots)
  10. The House Husband by James Patterson (bookshots)
  11. The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent (this is part of a duology) (bargain book)
  12. A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes (part of a new series)(bargain book)
  13. When it Happens to You by Molly Ringwald (this is her first book)(bargain book)
  14. Scared Scriptless by Alison Sweeney (this is her second fiction book)(bargain book)
  15. Somewhere Out There by Amy Hatvany (bargain book)
  16. Sabriel by Garth Nix (this is for Michael because he needs it for school)

Total books bought this month: 15
Total books bought this month (Michael): 1 (which I won’t be including in my total since its for him and school)

Total books read from this months haul: 6

Total books bought in 2017: 27

Total books read in 2017: 10

 

January 2017 Books Bought

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I have decided that I will be  taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

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Welcome to a brand new year. Its so hard to believe that we are already into 2017 and that we are already at the end of January. Where did the time go?

I am going into my second year of doing the monthly books bought posts and I have to say since doing this instead of posting the books in my weekly haul I am much more aware of the books that I am buying. This year I am making it my top priority to read the ones I am buying before buying new ones. I know its easier said then done but that is my goal.

I will try to update this post throughout the month with links of the books I have read and reviewed.

So speaking of books I bought here is what I bought this month:

  1. An Amish Reunion by Jo Ann Brown
  2. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  3. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  4. Come and Get Us (bookshots) by James Patterson w/ Shan Serafin
  5. Private They Royals (bookshots) by James Patterson w/ Reese Jones
  6. The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige (book 2 in the series)
  7. Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch (book 2)
  8. I See You by Clare Mackintosh
  9. Beauty and the Beast by Jennifer Donnelly
  10. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
  11. Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
  12. The Shadow Queen by C.J Redwine

 

Total books bought this month: 12

Total books read from this months haul: 5

Total books bought in 2017: 12

Total books read in 2017: 5