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Careful (The Careful, Quiet, Invisible Series, #1)


                         Careful

    (The Careful, Quiet, Invisible #1)

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"I couldn’t feel my arms or legs. My neck, my hair, my stomach—they weren’t mine anymore."

If you lived in Willow Ridge, a town based on Jade’s hometown called Liverpool in Central New York, you’d know of Estella Montclair. Estella is one of the top high school sprinters around and she’s in the newspaper all the time.

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.

Paperback, 292 pages
Published July 26th 2012 by Gamine Press


(MY THOUGHTS)
 
Careful was not what I expected. I have to admit, Isobella Jade gave me a few goose bumps reading Estella’s story. Even though this novel is supernatural, it also has an underlining reality of truth to the story. One that brought tears to my eyes for Estella. This had me thinking about how dangerous texting and driving really, really is.

If only Estella wouldn't have forgot her cell phone in the store where her and three of her girlfriends—Zara, Eva, and Jett, just bought their prom dresses, which also made Estella think twice about buying that stupid padded bra, and if she hadn’t, she wouldn’t have been at the red light at the exact time Heidi ran it. Heidi was texting her boyfriend Jackson. She hit Estella's car and killed her. That's what Estella tells herself “five minutes” and she would have never been there the same time as Heidi and she wouldn't be dead now. Estella is dead, but her spirit it still very much alive, and even though she knows there’s somewhere else she’s supposed to go, she can't leave. She’s not finish with her life on earth yet.

Estella sent chills through me as she watches her parents, her brother, girlfriends and Phoenix (the boy she hoped would become her boyfriend) as they go on with their lives after her death. Not only chills with what Estella discovers about her girlfriends and their lovers, but also about Heidi and her friends. But I think what broke my heart the most was to see Estella’s feelings for Phoenix. To never know what could have been for her and him and for her to now watch Phoenix take a wrong turn in his life.

Careful ended with Estella waiting for more surprises to come into her friend’s life that she will have to watch her friends go through, and I also will be waiting for Isobella Jade’s second book in The Careful, Quiet, Invisible series. I recommend Careful as an eerie, heart moving read.



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                                          Author Bio (Spotlight)


                                                 About the Author
 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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                                                           Giveaway Details:
                                         5 signed print copies of Careful (US only)
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