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Review: Fallen Leaves

Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for Fallen Leaves by Tessa Emily Hall, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: Fallen Leaves Author: Tessa Emily Hall Publisher: Illuminate YA Fiction Release Date: October 26, 2018 Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction

Selena Taylor thought her only worry this fall was starting her junior year at a new arts school in North Carolina, miles away from home. But when she finds out her mom could graduate from rehab sooner than expected—even worse, she could work for her former nothing-but-trouble boss—Selena's determined to create a new life for them. Back in her childhood Kentucky hometown.

Step one? Track down her dad and brother that she hasn't seen in eight years. Her anxiety is put to the test, though, when she unveils a truth that could threaten her dreams. Add to that an art competition that pushes her outside of her comfort zone and a girl who seems determined to come between Selena and her hopeful boyfriend.

Soon Selena must decide whether or not to continue her search for her dad and brother. But is there any hope that the ruins of her broken family could be resurrected? And how could God possibly have a purpose in the midst of these changing seasons?

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My Thoughts:

For the most part I enjoyed this book. I found that I liked Selena and could relate to her anxiety and struggles. I wished the author had delved more into the anxiety issue a bit more though, how she dealt with it and such. Teens reading the book with probably relate to Selena as well. I did find the writing to be a bit repetitive though. For example in the beginning when the author is trying to get across that Selena's Aunt and Uncle are rich she mentions a lot of expensive brands and I felt like that was overdone. Overall this book is a great clean read that has the perfect fall vibes! This book is a sequel though so if you are interested in reading it I suggest picking up the first book, Purple Moon. I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars.


Tessa Emily Hall writes inspirational yet authentic books for teens to show them they’re not alone—and because she remembers the teen life like it was yesterday (or a few years ago). In addition to being a frequent contributor to both online and print publications, Tessa’s debut novel was published while still in her teens. She’s the founder and editor-in-chief of, a Christian teen magazine, and enjoys mentoring other young writers. She’s guilty of making way too many lattes and never finishing her to-read list. Tessa’s favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on her blog, email list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website:

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(1) winner will receive a FALL KIT, consisting of:

  • a signed copy of Fallen Leaves,

  • book swag

  • a fall candle

  • Starbucks Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 8, 2018 and lasts through 11:59pm October 15, 2018. Void where prohibited by law. US addresses only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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