BLOG TOUR: How We Rise by Brooke Riley (!!!!)

by - May 22, 2020

It is with the UTMOST pleasure that I bring you, today: THE BLOG TOUR FOR MY DEAR FRIEND BROOKE'S BOOK!!!!!

Brooke has had all sorts of technical difficulties with this book, which stinks, BUT has the bonus of bringing us this book two entire months early. It's an absolutely amazing book (if you keep reading, you'll get to my rave review), so let me first show you the GLORIOUS cover and tell you a little of what it's about!

When the truth gets you killed… will you still Rise?

Raegan MacArthur is content with her simple life. But lately, her life hasn’t been all that simple. She can’t drown out the screams in the night coming from the military base up the road. And she can’t ignore the truth behind them.

Peter Daniels thought moving back to Texas with his mom for senior year was a good thing. A chance to reconnect with old friends and finally feel at home again. But his life now can never be the same as it was six years ago.

Signs of government overreach are everywhere, and an unknown- yet familiar- enemy lurks in the shadows, watching their every move. The government is clamping down tighter and tighter on anyone who resists their ways. Raegan and Peter have to make the hardest decision they've ever faced: will they go quietly to save their lives… or will they rise? 

Brooke Riley has been seriously writing novels since she was fifteen, the thrill of creating new worlds and broken humans with a greater purpose is something that inspired her to begin writing in the first place. Before then, she hated writing but loved books and literature. She's always been drawn to new worlds and fascinating books. Not limiting herself to one genre, you will find she writes in dystopian one day, contemporary another day, and even historical the day after that.

When she's not writing, Brooke is probably thinking of some random idea for a new novel that's come to her in the most inconvenient of times, and how soon she can make a Pinterest board and Spotify playlist for it.  


Okay, so I have read about...oh, how many, maybe four different versions of this book? And easily one of my favorite things about it is watching how very, very far it's come. Brooke's love for this story pours into every sentence--these characters are SO real and the story is so compelling. (Full disclosure: i am the alpha reader. These children are my children. I have adopted them all.)

So with that aside: some really REALLy awesome things to love about this story!
>RAEGAN MACARTHUR and how precious she is.
>PETER FREAKIN DANIELS who is the definition of hot and I know Lila has claimed him but I LOVE HIM AND HE IS MY SON.
>Spencer, aka my other son
>Jackson, aka possibly the love of my life (if I didn't ship him with someone else, that is)
>A tortured villain
>Very realistic resistance
>Shady side characters
>VERY real stakes
>Girl friendships
>tOtAlLy pLaTonIc boy and girl friendship
>A pastor's kid who isn't a freak!
>SHIPS that I absolutely love
>honestly it's miraculous
>everything about this is just too good okay
>And it isn't too long either!!!!! It's actually the perfect length!
>Realistic hopes and dreams from the characters eep
>Just so much good stuff

As a warning, there is a smattering of language in here--nothing too extreme, and it didn't bother me at all. But for more sensitive readers, I thought I might mention that ;) 

This one is a 5-star from me (If you know me, you know how sparingly I  give those out) so GO READ IT FRENS!

And check back next week for an interview!!!! 

Congrats again to Brookie for publishing her book--I'm so proud of you and I can't WAIT to see where this baby goes <3 <3 <3 

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    Baby, I love you so much! Thank you for doing this and for giving me hope about this entire blog tour. I love you!!

    stay amazing!
    ~ brooke

    1. I love you too *sobs* You deserve the BEST blog tour in the world and I love you so much too!!!!!!!!

  2. THIS SOUNDS SO SPECTACULAR. And that cover is just OUTSTANDING. *all the heart-eyes* I definitely gotta get myself a copy of this sometime!

    CONGRATS TO BROOKE. Seriously, this looks amazing! <333

    1. YES ISN'T IT BEAUTIFUL? *shrieks* You need to read ittttt

  3. I'm in the middle of it right now, and this review is making me so excited about finishing it!!

  4. Ehehehe I can't make a comment that does this post justice or that expresses my feelings about this book coherently oops so we'll go with AHFBSIF ALSKFBSJSNAMDNFIA and y'all know how much I screamed about it sooooo ...

    1. ASKDFJALKGHADSLKFJADKLJFKALDSJF is a perfectly accurate description and I AGREE xD

  5. This sounds so incredibly good! I'm not reading as much as I wish I was right now, but I'm gonna have to find a way to get my hands on a copy of this!



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