Friday, June 13, 2014

Blog Tour (with Review and GIVEAWAY): Still by Eniola Prentice

About the Author...

Eniola Prentice was born in Lagos Nigeria where she began to pen her stories as early as nine years old, inspired by an eclectic group of writers. Her budding writing career was put in the back burner as she pursued her dream of becoming a medical doctor, completing her undergraduate degree in Chicago, Illinois and her medical degree in Washington, DC. However in the third year of medical school inspired by the holy spirit or the voices in her head (she would prefer to blame God for this one) and the unique and inspiring stories of friends that became her family in medical school she began to write her debut novel and series, Still. She hopes that her writing compels challenges, inspires people and draws people to the Christian God’s redeeming love. You can connect with her by visiting eniolaprenticewrites.blogspot.com.

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About the Book...


A broken soul, 

an alcoholic,

a certifiable genius,

a Christian man

and a secret that will destroy the bonds of their friendship.

When self-proclaimed atheist Fadesola, gets into medical school she believes that it’s a fresh start of sorts for her. Until she discovers her class mate is charming and handsome Tayo Smith, a man she encountered in a violent moment years ago. This revelation shatters Fadesola’s already fragile emotional state but hope comes where she least expects it. A seemingly innocent friendship with Tayo’s friend, Ladi, slowly develops into a smoldering relationship with both afraid to acknowledge their mutual feelings. Things get even more complicated when Nikky, Fadesola’s classmate and friend, ignores her desperate warnings and decides that Tayo is the man she is meant to be with. However, within the complexities of this friendship these flawed individuals will experience God’s redemptive grace in a setting each believed his love would never find them. Still, the first book of a four part series is a coming of age story about navigating through medical school in the first year, complete with hilarious hook ups and breaks ups, legendary parties and incessant studying, and experiencing the triumph of success and disappointment of failure.

Eniola Prentice, in her extraordinary debut novel has written a gripping and thought provoking story that examines Christianity, mental illness, suicide and alcoholism.


My Thoughts/Review

Still was a very interesting novel! I was surprised how much the characters meshed together in this unique story!

When first reading I didn't expect to read about all the four main characters perspectives! However I liked that because it added more depth and insight to all the different situations! It was hard to pick a favorite out of all of them because they have so much going on in their life!

One thing I will mention is that the novel was a little slow in coming for me! I did skim much of the beginning, but once I got about a quarter of a way into it I came to enjoy the novel!

The story itself was hard for me to relate too since I have never been to medical school or any parties! I did find it fascinating though even if it was hard to relate too! Their was a lot of humor mixed in and it was eye-opening to see students in medical school with their heavy loads! I absolutely loved the quotes that were included every few chapters!

Overall I did enjoy this novel and am looking forward to the second novel even if was it very heavy at times! I'm glad I was able to "join" these students in their medical school experience with their joys and tears!

I give Still a 3.5/4 out of 5 stars!

*(I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts expressed are my own and I was not required to write a positive review!)*
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Giveaway Time!

One person will win a signed paperback copy of the novel and a 40 dollar gift card. The winner will be announced on the last day of the tour, June 17th on my blog and the winner will be notified by email. The giveaway is only open to residents in the United States. You will have to copy and paste the html code to your blog and it appears as the raffle.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Laura , Thank you so much for your review on bookreads and on amazon. I really do appreciate all your help

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