Monday, January 20, 2014

Tour + Giveaway: Tick to the Tock by Matthew Turner

Tick to the Tock by Matthew Turner
Publication date: January 8th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Dante King is a young twenty something who discovers he’s dying. He won’t live to see his next birthday and time is ticking away to live life before it’s taken from him. With the help of his eccentric and wild-free friend, Wilbur Day, and stubbornly rational cousin, Ethan Knight, the three friends embark on a trip that takes them across Europe, Asia, Australia and beyond.

Dante clings to his past though and the many regrets he has, yearning for acceptance and finally understanding faith. He’s only loved once, and when Daniella Adams comes back in to his life, the pair realise how in love they are – but must battle what they previously did to one another.

This is a heart pulling journey of amazing scenery and adventurous ways, but built on a life that is soon to end. It follows the love of Danii and Dante, finally realising how much they mean to each other but having it ripped away before their eyes. It’s about love and hardship between friends, family, and a dying son’s regret of not being better.

It’s a roller coaster ride of laughs and tears and making the most of life before it’s too late.

Purchase Links:
Title: Tick to the Tock
Author: Matthew Turner
Series: N/A
Genre: Contemporary, Drama

The first thing I want to say about this book is that... I'VE FINISH IT! It's not like it's bad or anything; it's just that I don't really have the time to read the book. I have so much schoolwork that I nearly missed my deadline for reviewing this book. I've already tried cutting back on my blog work just to accommodate my studying. Well, enough of my problems, back to the book. I didn't really know what this book would give me. I have no idea what so ever about it. I just remembered signing up for the tour. I only know is that it has a great cover, so Gothic :)

I find this book a real journey. You could see different places with just this book. Everything is detailed that you could see everything, smell everything & taste everything. I really applaud the author for being able to do that, most especially for me who doesn't have a very detailed imagination. It's around the world with a book. I think that is one of the most interesting aspects of the book.

At first, I don't really know where the book will go. I mean it's obvious that Dante will die in the end but I don't know what would happen in between. It was really interesting because you're waiting for something to happen. Suspense, in short. It's very much like waiting for Dante's attacks, which I totally like. I liked seeing how he weakens bit by bit. It just makes it all so real. Yes, I'm mean and morbid but it just captivates me and you can't deny it is something you'll be waiting for as well.

On the other hand, Dante's situation is life changing, not just for the people around him, but to the people who read his story. It's really inspiring and heart warming. I love seeing how his friends struggle with themselves and see themselves in a new light. Though, I do think this book is quite the same with all the others, where you need to find peace or see the world in a different light. The unique part is that the people around him were also affected.

I think this book is really important or close to the heart of the author. I'm quite interested, how this book came to be. I thank the author for sharing a part of himself to us. :)

Rating: 4.5/5

About the Author:
What would you do if you had three months to live? That’s what Dante King faces, the indecisive twenty-two-year-old who must finally learn to embrace life and love.

Tick to the Tock is a Contemporary New Adult Novel about Dante coming-of-age during turbulent times. A story inspired by love, but with the gritty realities of regret, missed opportunity, and understanding life’s meaning under dire circumstance. But a single mind isn’t affected on this journey, as an eclectic group comes to terms with the past, present, and what lies ahead.

Dante must confront and accept his fate, but can he let go of Danni: his lost love and kindred dreamer? With his rationally stubborn cousin, and eccentric best friend, Dante witnesses a life of dream and wonder: embarking across Europe, tackling Tibet, travelling Australia, and defeating each lifelong wish one-by-one.

Follow this coming-of-age roller coaster as four lives change forever. We’re only given one, but it’s never too late to understand faith, discover acceptance, and uncover the true meaning of love and happiness. Dante will die, but not before Danii, Ethan, Wilbur and he undertake an intense and heartfelt journey.

Smile… Cry… Ask yourself what you would do with three months left… Because Love & Living Begins Now.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed in, Kimberly! Great review and I hope it didn't put you back too much on schoolwork!