Monday, September 2, 2013

Book Tour: Visited by Janine Caldwell

Title: Visited
Author: Janine Caldwell
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Release Date: May 25, 2013

Seventeen-year-old Joanna Murphy has lost faith in her life. Vying for her mom’s attention, she’s resentful of her stepdad’s intrusion to their family. Her best friend, Tommy, has no clue she’s in love with him as he dates girl after girl without noticing how it tortures her. The final kicker, though, is God’s sick joke to make her freakishly tall when everyone knows boys prefer petite girls.

Then in a bizarre accident Joanna meets James, a breathtaking teen who appears to her after an unusual falling star sighting. Suddenly, her dream for an alien encounter becomes all too real. But when she finds her life has been made unrecognizable, she’s forced into an explosive study of the original design for her life that just may have her regretting every wish she ever made.


Author Bio:
Janine Caldwell was born in Concord, CA and raised in the small San Francisco Bay Area town of Clayton. Four days after her high school graduation, Janine attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and graduated with a degree in English.

Janine now lives in Anthem, AZ with her husband and two sons. As a lifelong literature fanatic, she knew it was only a matter of time before she would become obsessed with writing her own work. With relatives like the Brothers Grimm and Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), she figured fantasy writing had to be in her DNA.

Books published by Janine include Visited, a YA coming-of-age fantasy, Rematch and Double Fault—the first two books of The Vortex Series. The final book in this YA fantasy romance, Deuce, will be released fall 2013.


This is Joanna's story.  The story of how she hates her life and everything seems to be falling apart all at once.  Then a star falls and everything changes.  Everything she hated about her life no longer exists and maybe things are going to be better now.  The only other person who knows what's going on is James, the strange boy that comes to her rescue time and time again.  But he's not just a boy - there's something different about him and Joanna suspects he may be the one behind all the strangeness.

Joanna tries very hard to adapt to her new life and realizes she's missing all the things she thought she hated.  She's very confused and not sure what she will be able to do to fix it all.  This was a sweet book, but I was never fully dragged into the story.  Joanna didn't click with me for some reason - even though she was a volleyball star which was something different in a book.  James was a little too fake for me, even though I'm sure some of it was intentional.  I enjoyed the way the author hit you over the head with the message in a way that I didn't even realize she was doing it!  That takes some skill.  Overall, a good story with good characters.  It just wasn't quite up my alley.

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  1. Thanks for being on the tour, Jasmyn! Glad you liked it! :)

  2. Hi Jasmyn! Thanks for taking the time to review Visited!

  3. Oh, I forgot to mention! If you find the time, could you vote for Visited on Goodreads for best teen clean fiction? Here's the link:

    I also have my very own fan group on Goodreads that I would love for you to join!

    Thanks again!