Monday, May 12, 2014

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway: Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up by Sara Hantz

Title: Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up?
Author: Sara Hantz
Source: YA Bound
Genre: Yound Adult, Contemporary
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Abi Saunders might be a kickboxing champion, but when it comes to being the center of attention, she’d rather take a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus any day. So when her trainer convinces her to audition to be the stunt double for hot teen starlet Tilly Watson, Abi is shocked—and a little freaked out—when she gets the job.

Being a stunt double is overwhelming, but once the wig and makeup are on, Abi feels like a different person. Tilly Watson, to be exact. And when Tilly’s gorgeous boyfriend, Jon, mistakes Abi for the real star, Abi's completely smitten. In fact, she’s so in love with her new life, it isn’t long before she doesn’t have time for her old one.

But when the cameras are turned off, will she discover running with the Hollywood A-list isn’t quite the glamorous existence she thought it was?

I fell in love with Abi Saunders.  I fell in love with Tilly Watson as well, it just took a lot longer to get there.  The contrast between their two lives is striking, but at heart they are still both teenagers trying to fit in.  When Abi gets the chance of her lifetime to be Tilly's stunt double, she almost doesn't take it.  She stutters and is not very sure of herself, but her very good friends eventually talk her into going for it.  Her best friends which are totally awesome throughout the whole story.

On set isn't anything like she expected, and Tilly isn't anything like she expected either.  Abi gets a little carried away a few times, and a lot carried away a few times too.  I love how this book put both Abi and Tilly's lives side by side.  Both girls thinking the other had it so much better than they did.

In the end, everything seems to end up right where it should - which is the perfect way to end this type of story.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

Author Bio:Sara Hantz comes from the UK and now lives in Australia (via ten years in New Zealand). Sara lectured for many years before deciding to devote more time to her writing and working in the family business. She has two grown-up children and, when not writing or working, she spends more time than most people she knows watching TV--in fact if TV watching were an Olympic sport she'd win gold. She is also the author of In the Blood and The Second Virginity of Suzy Green. You can find Sara on Facebook: Twitter: @sarahantz Her website and on Goodreads.

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