Thursday, March 10, 2016

BLOG TOUR: The Lifeboat Clique

Author: Kathy Parks
Goodreads Rating: 3.59
Pages: 336
Format: ARC from Publisher for Blog Tour

Some people might say that Denver had a death wish. Why else would she have dared to sneak into a Malibu beach party where she’d be surrounded by enemies, namely including her ex-BFF Abigail?

Oh yeah. Croix. Denver never thought in a million years he’d ask her out, but who was she to question this miracle of fate? Well, that wasn’t the only surprise fate had in store.

During the party a tsunami hit the coast of California, wiping out everything in its path. Denver and a handful of others escaped death by holding onto the roof of the house and were swept out to sea. Of course, one of her fellow castaways was none other than Abigail, who could barely stand the sight of her.

Now that she’s floating in the ocean, stuck on a small boat with the most popular kids in school and waiting to be rescued, Denver wonders what might kill her first-dehydration, sunstroke, or the girl she used to think of as a sister?

A hilariously dark and twisted story that sparkles with a remarkably fresh voice, The Lifeboat Clique is Kathy Park’s irreverent yet insightful novel about how to survive in the most unthinkable circumstances.

When I tell you that this book is Veronica Mars on a boat with '09ers, it really is. While Veronica was more in your face with her defiance, Denver was cool as a cucumber as she went to this party that she was totally not officially invited to.

The story starts off and it's already dark, one of the characters in the boat offs himself, and Denver goes on to talk about how another classmate was crushed by a baby grand piano. This book does not shy away from the dark, but thankfully it doesn't get gruesome. 

The whole book, there is this big secret between Denver and Abigail, and you're wondering what on earth happened to these two girls to make them such enemies, but it's gradually revealed what it was that put these girls on such outs. 

I loved the book from start to finish, the tsunami was exciting and the trials that the girls went through were no walk in the park. This book was a quick fun read perfect for your next vacation or cruise.

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Indiebound | The Book Depository

Hi, I’m Kathy Parks, author of The Lifeboat Clique. (Katherine Tegen Books, March 1 2016) It’s about Denver Reynolds, an outcast at her high school, who ends up in a lifeboat with the popular kids who hate her. It’s Mean Girls meets Life of Pi! I live near the beach in Carpinteria, California with my husband and two cats. I love questions and meeting other authors. Hope you’ll check out The Lifeboat Clique!

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  1. Another thumbs up for this book! So many high marks for this book. Can't wait to read this!

  2. I'm SO excited to read this book. I really hadn't heard of it before this week, but it definitely sounds like a "me" book!! Glad you liked it :)

  3. Awesome review! I can't wait to read this book! I have been hearing some wonderful things!

  4. I too really enjoyed this book. It was different and fun and light but not too light. good read for sure.



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