Blog Tour: Careful by Isobella Jade

Careful (The Careful, Quiet, Invisible Series #1)
By Isobella Jade
Release Date: July 26, 2012
Paperback/e-book
292 pages

Book Description from Amazon:
After Estella Montclair is killed in a texting and driving crash, what remains of her face and body is devastating. But not all of her has died. During the first month after her death, Estella’s spirit travels among her living friends and family. Her best friends Zara, Eva and Jett show her how pain and sorrow can break apart or strengthen a bond. She also sees for the first time that loss can spark revenge, catastrophe can come without warning, and we all have secrets. She wonders if her chance for love with Phoenix has passed her by, and if out of sight truly means out of mind. And maybe one day the girl who caused her death will admit her mistake. While adjusting to a new state of being, Estella struggles to face the limitations that come with death, but blossoms by recognizing she can still touch the lives of the people she once knew so well.

Isobella Jade is an author, petite model and a wizard of self-promotion. Her modeling memoir Almost 5’4″ is her personal memoir about being a shorter-than-average model in NYC, the ins and outs and highs and lows of striving to beat the odds. Her graphic novel Model Life was released in November 2009 and Short Stuff is her collection of on-the-job experiences that took place after Almost 5’4″ and includes modeling tips for shorter girls. Her most recent work is a new YA novel called Careful, the first book of the Careful, Quiet, Invisible series.

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What did I think?

This is one of those books that intrigued me. When I originally read the summary, I figured this book would be really good and I was right. I loved how Estella, dead, was the narrator. It gave the story a unique perspective of the dead and those who are left behind.

Estella, who died in a car accident caused by a classmate who was texting and driving, really hits home with teen readers. she is very likeable and real. There are such strong messages throughout the book, but it isn’t preachy and forceful about it.

There are a few more graphic sex scenes than I would like, but it is totally meant for an older crowd–young drivers. Anyone who drives and thinks it is okay to text at the same time MUST read this story. It will change your mind.

4 out of 5 kisses

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Want more of Isobella Jade? Find her here:
http://www.isobelladreams.com
Twitter username
@IsobellaJade

Seventeen.com featured the book in their book club:

http://www.seventeen.com/entertainment/reviews/book-review-careful-isobella-jade
I was recently visiting my hometown in Syracuse, NY and chatted with ABC affiliate News Channel 9 about the book:
http://www.9wsyr.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=3615539

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