Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Review: Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger

Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back, #1)Title: Follow Me Back
Author: A.V. Geiger
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publishing Date: June 6th, 2017
Pages: 359
Genre: Young Adult Thriller
Series: Follow Me Back
Source: Book

Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…
Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.
When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…
Told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts.

What made me pick this book up: 
Well, we were at the bookstore, and Jenn grabbed it and told me to read it. It was on my TBR though, I don't remember adding it, but I probably did because of the cover. 

What did I like about the cover: 
I love it. It's kind of creepy, and I absolutely love the colors. It's gorgeous.

What made me read this book: 
The story had me intrigued, and most of the time when Jenn suggests a book, I really like it. It also seemed kinda creepy and I loved that a lot of it was on Twitter.

What did I like the most: 
I really liked Eric. He was so sweet. I loved reading the twitter messages. And I like the main character for the most part... more on that later. I was completely submerged in this story. At first you don't understand what happened, and why there's a police report, and why they're being interviewed by the cops. But then it makes sense and you understand, and then in the end you really understand. I also really liked the mystery around why Tess is the way she is with her disorder.

What didn't I like: 
Okay, I kinda liked Tess and kinda didn't. And the reason I say this, is she's a little whiny and you kind of want to say "oh come on, get over it already" but at the same time, she legitimately has something wrong mentally, due to something traumatic that happened. Something else I didn't like? Huge, major, gigantic, oh my god, cliffhanger. Not cool. I mean it was huge. I need the second book. Now now now.

Would I read the rest of the series/more from this author?

I did not want to put this book down. And I never saw what happened coming. About halfway through the book I was thinking "I'll probably rate this a three" Oh no.. I changed it to a 5 quickly.

“I never meant for it to go the way it did. I swear. I just wanted to talk to someone. I didn’t mean to fall in love.” ― A.V. GeigerFollow Me Back

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A.V. Geiger writes contemporary young adult fiction. Her debut novel, FOLLOW ME BACK, is available now from Sourcebooks Fire. Sequel TELL ME NO LIES will release in June 2018. A bonus interrogation transcript with secrets about the sequel is available now for all subscribers to the author's email newsletter. Subscribe here:
A.V. Geiger is an epidemiologist who spends far too much spare time on social media. By day, she studies women’s psychiatric and reproductive health. By night, she can be found fangirling, following people back, and photoshopping the heads of band members onto the bodies of unicorns. Her writing career began with celebrity fan fiction, and her work draws extensively on her own experiences with online fan culture. Her original teen fiction has received millions of hits on the story-sharing website Wattpad, ranking as high as #1 in the mystery-thriller genre. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and twin boys


  1. Ooh nice! I still need to read this one! Glad to hear it lived up to its hype and that it was just awesome! Great review!

  2. I read this a while back, but I love Eric too. I also like Eric and Tessa together and thought the mixed format was used well. The ending came out of nowhere, and just took me by surprise. I am definitely looking forward to the sequel.

  3. I like the feel the cover is giving off. Sounds like a good read. Glad you enjoyed the book!

  4. I was 100% obsessed with this book when I read it-- and I never saw it coming. It was way more romancey than I was expecting, which usually is a dealbreaker for me. I need to be mentally prepared for romance. But for whatever reason I was HOOKED on the romance and the darkness and just EVERYTHING in this book. I am DYING for book 2!!


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