Thursday, January 17, 2013

silenced blog tour

by ReaBeth McGee-Buda

Genre: Young Adult/Suspense
Release date: December 13, 2012

Amber Brown spent her entire existence believing Dave was her father. When her mother reveals this is untrue, she goes through an emotional spiral with depression. It's hard for her to believe her mother had lied to her all this time.
A move to a new home and town causes Amber to be consumed by her "darkness" and reverts to cutting to free herself from her pain.
When Casey, her new friend enters her life, she introduces Amber to parties, drugs, and Amber's new boyfriend Landon. The secret of cutting begins to take affect on Amber as she tries to hide it
from her friends and family. In the mist of everything, Amber has the desire to find out who her biological father is.
Follow Amber through her trials of depression and cutting, along with the discovery of love.

RaeBeth McGee-Buda:

RaeBeth McGee-Buda was born in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1987, the second daughter of Rachel Yost and Arthur Curtis McGee. RaeBeth grew up loving to read and write poetry, as well as short stories. Her childhood dream was to become a teacher. Rae Beth's dream of writing was created in her eleventh grade literature class where writing became her passion.
RaeBeth married in August 2012 to her husband, Gregory Stephen Buda Jr. and resides in a small Pennsylvania town of Fairchance. RaeBeth is a full time mother of one and is expecting her second.
She graduated from American Intercontinental University with her associates in business administration. She enjoys spending her time writing and feels that connecting with readers is her main goal.
RaeBeth published Silenced under her maiden name but plans to continue writing under her married name with any other works.


My Review
When you read my review please keep in mind that Silenced is a YA book. Even though I read and review alot of books in this genre I am thirty-six years old so sometimes it's very hard to relate to a younger character. This is very true with this book. Amber is a seventeen year old girl who feels like she is unlikable, unwanted, and lied to and her whole world is falling apart. I felt like her feelings were blown way out of proportion considering her circumstances. But I guess that's what it's like being a teenager. I can certainly look back and think why was that such a big deal  that was nothing. 

 Even though I couldn't relate to Ambers situation I could certainly relate to her addiction. I wasn't a cutter I was a drug addict. I started with the small things like pot and drinking when I was twelve and by the time I was eighteen I was an avid meth user. So much so I couldn't function without it. When Amber starts describing her withdraw and need it reminded me of that same feeling I used to get when I tried to "slow" down or when I felt I just couldn't function until I got my next fix. 

This book is very emotion charged and full of ups and downs. VERY well written. I felt at times like I was reading not a character but out of a real girls diary. The story felt authentic and I think that's something that make for a great book. I like the way that at times Amber starts to realize that all though no one is going though exactly the same problems she has to deal with no body has a perfect life and everyone struggles with something.

I would and will be recommending this book to to my teenage reader friends. I think there are alot of lessons for a teenage girl to learn from reading this book.

I am doing a tour wide giveaway that will include the following as a prize... 1 ecopy of Silenced, an author card, & (fake) razor necklace.
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Other Stops on the Tour
1- Book Excerpt & Interview @ The Writing World
2- Feature & Interview @ Lisa Rayns
3- Guest Post & Review @ Readers After Dark
4- Interview @ Shelves of Books Blog
5-Book Feature & Interview @ Justine Vandale
7- Guest Post @ Peter Dawes
8- Book Excerpt & Feature @ Flora Bateman
10- Guest post @ Deb's Daydreams
11- Interview @ Books, Brownies, and Barkers
12- Book Excerpt & Feature @ Paranormal Book Club
13- Review & Interview @ The Curiosity Key
14- Interview @ Vincenzo Bilof
15- Guest Post @ Amanda Fanger
17- Feature & Review @ Terri Dion
18- Book Excerpt & Feature @ Jason Ellis
19- Review @ Into the Night Reviews
20- Review @ Passionate About Books
21- Review & Book Feature @ Brittney Carrigan
22- Book Review @ Book Nerd 101
23- Interview & Excerpt @ Darren Cormier
24- Book Excerpt & Feature @ Sassy Cassie's Reviews
25- Book Review @ Little Book Star


  1. Thank you so much for being part of the Silenced book tour. Your review is lovely. It's great to read awesome reviews... gives me the inspiration I need to continue with my dream.

  2. Terri, I loved your review... Thank you

    1. Thank you very much I'm glad that you liked it <3

  3. Thank you for sharing your post Terri. I'm glad but at the same time sorry to hear that you can relate. Silenced is a touching book and I urge everyone to give it a read.

    1. I haven't touched meth since Sept 15, 1996 and I'd like to think that by being honest with my kids maybe they won't go down that road. So far so good.

  4. Great review! Looking forward to reading this one :)