Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tour: Switch (New World #1) by Janelle Stalder

Hello all!
Welcome to my stop on the 
Switch Blog Tour!

Title: Switch (New World #1)
Author: Janelle Stalder
Publish Date: Aug 27, 2013
Format: Ebook; 259pg
Source: Author


All’s fair in love and war.

Two thirds of the world's population has been wiped out, devastated by the worst war earth has ever seen. Still standing amongst the ruins is a mind reader who finds herself on the wrong side of the war. Everyone does what they must to survive. When the rebels bent on bringing down the New World leader start to rise up, it is her job to make sure they stay down where they belong. That is, until one rebel sneaks past her defences and into her heart. Love will blossom from the ashes, but will it be enough to save them, or will it mean the end of them both?

*This book is for mature audiences due to sexual situations, violence and strong language. NA

Stalder has introduced me into the New Adult genre and I am hooked!

This book was out of the norm for me because I usually read Young Adult fiction. So, when characters started getting all hot and bothered I felt it wasn't needed for the story to succeed. Which it really wasn't but it didn't hinder it either. The plot itself was fast paced but none of the information given felt forced. Except for everybody getting all lusty the first time they meet. LoL

The relationships in Switch were complex to say the least. I loved how much dimension Stalder instilled in her characters. Dinah (lead female character) is strong and has a very special ability to read minds. This makes her a valuable commodity which falls into the hands of Ludwig (bad guy... or is he?) He uses Dinah against his enemies to get into their heads. Dinah really doesn't mind much until she meets Pete, a rebel with a cause. The relationship between Pete and Dinah has major ups and downs. But, I did find myself pulling for them.

Overall, Switch was an excellent read that held my attention. The ending was a fantastic cliffhanger and I am definitely looking forward to the second book in the New World series. Stalder has a smooth style all her own and I am looking forward to reading more of her work!

5 stars to Switch for rocking my world!

About the Author
Janelle Stalder was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. At an early age she developed a love for literature. Her debut novel, Eden, was the first book in a series of four, released in September of 2011. The second book, Eden-West, was released in July of 2012, and the third book, Eden-South was released in March of 2013. The fourth book of the Eden Series, Eden-East, will be release at the end of 2013. She is a strong supporter of other independent authors, and loves to interact with her readers. When she's not writing, Janelle is at home with her husband, two children, Aiden and Elora, and her two furry children, Alice and Lily. She now resides in the small town in Ontario in her old, possibly haunted, century home.

Previous Works:

Upcoming Projects:
Brush Strokes (Contemporary Romance) – Early 2014
Masked (Book Two, New World Series) – 2014
Elysium (YA Fantasy Spin-off of the Eden Series) – 2014

Author Contact Information:
Facebook: Janelle Stalder
Twitter: @jmstalder
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