29 Aug 2018

#BlogTour: SADIE by Courtney Summers // #Review

Hello and welcome to my blog tour post for

SADIE by Courtney Summers!

I have a review of the book for you today, which is just as good as you've heard from others. If you want, you can even check out the podcast! But before we get there, let's learn more about the book!


Author: Courtney Summers
Series: N/A
Source: eARC via Publisher
Publisher: September 4, 2018
Publication Date:
Rating: 4/5 stars


Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. 

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

"It'll h-heal f-fine."
"It'll heal ugly."
But most things do.
This was such a unique book, especially with its writing style. I love Courtney Summer's writing style and believe she is one of the most creative authors in the game. Having this set up as a podcast with different perspectives from Sadie was a stylistic choice that wouldn't have worked if it was anyone but Courtney Summers writing it. 

I loved seeing how Sadie made connections and went along with her vengeance. I would have liked a bit more at the beginning or in the middle to show how she determined how she knew the answer to the problem because it did seem like she just knew without actually showing us. But I loved watching Sadie figure it out and have West follow in her footsteps. I think it was such a good choice to make.

And West was incredible too. I liked seeing how he didn't necessarily want to write or follow this story but he knew it was important. He also realized it became more important as he went along, which was how I also felt. It was just such a good way to bring the reader into the story and get them to buy into the story.

I really liked the writing style and narrative to this one. I like when books are written in transcripts! But I felt a little underwhelmed at times. I thought there could have been more to some of the interactions than what we got. But overall it is something unique and different! If you’ve liked Courtney Summers previous works, you’ll enjoy this as well.
Courtney Summers was born in Belleville, Ontario, 1986. At age 14, she dropped out of high school. At age 18, she wrote her first novel. Cracked Up to Be was published in 2008, when she was 22 and went on to win the 2009 CYBIL award in YA fiction. Since then, she’s published four more critically acclaimed books: Some Girls Are, Fall for Anything, This is Not a Test and All the Rage, as well as an e-novella, Please Remain Calm which is a sequel to This is Not a Test. Her new novel, Sadie, hits bookstores September 4th, 2018 and is available for preorder now. In 2016, Courtney was named one of Flare Magazine’s 60 under 30. 

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1 comment:

  1. I've been really intrigued by this one, so I'm glad to see you enjoyed it! I think I'll definitely have to pick it up, it sounds very unique.


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