Friday, October 21, 2016

Release Blitz feat Review and Giveaway:
Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas!

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Title: Punk 57
Genre: New Adult
Author: Penelope Douglas
Release Date: October 21, 2016


From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Douglas, comes the latest New Adult romance of love, hate, and everything in between...

"We were perfect together. Until we met."


I can’t help but smile at the lyrics in her letter. She misses me.

In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.

It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…

And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.

Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.

We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?

Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?

F*ck it. I need to meet her.

I just don’t expect to hate what I find.


He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.

Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his phone number or picture or something.

He could be gone forever.

Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.

*Punk 57 is a stand alone New Adult romance. It is suitable for ages 18+.

My Review:

"You're not alone. It gets better. You are important, and you can't be replaced."

I can honestly say that I was held hostage by Punk 57. From the moment I started the book to the very last page, I just couldn't put my kindle down. The story was captivating, the characters were real, and the message was powerful.

I've been an avid reader of Penelope's since Bully, which has remained a favorite of mine to this day. She's an author that I can count on to deliver a solid story full of angst and drama, love and hate, and - most importantly - characters that have depth.

While the synopsis for Punk 57 had me intrigued, this story delivered so much more than I was expecting.

Ryen and Misha were magnetic and I couldn't help but gravitate toward their characters. They were, at times, cruel in the games they would play with one another. But while they pushed and pulled and punished, they were actually helping each other to heal and become better versions of themselves. And it just so happens that they had an insane amount of chemistry that couldn’t be denied.

It also delivered a nice, healthy dose of reality. I honestly never thought about how lucky I was to have gone to school in a time before social media was a thing. If we weren't liked, if something embarrassing happened at school, we were able to escape it for the day once that final bell rang. But nowadays there are camera phones and facebook and avenues that allow bullies to bully 24/7.

High School can be a nightmare. Words are one of the most powerful tools we have and they are often used to bring others down. Most of the time it's met with silence because we're too afraid to be on the receiving end. To be seen as an outsider. The struggle was portrayed beautifully in Punk 57 and I couldn't have loved the end results more.

"Speak your mind, and you give others permission to do the same."

I seriously can't recommend this book enough. Dive into it no matter the time, lose a few hours of sleep, and nurse the book hangover that you'll be left with tomorrow. I promise you, it's worth it!

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About The Author:

Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into ten languages and include the Fall Away Series (Bully, Until You, Rival, Falling Away, and Aflame), as well as Corrupt and Misconduct. Her New Adult romance, Punk 57, releases October 21, 2016, and Next to Never (A Fall Away Novella) is coming in January 2017.

She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and shops at Target almost daily. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.

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