Blog Tour | THE SEVEN TORMENTS OF AMY & CRAIG by Don Zolidis Review + Giveaway

The Seven Torments of Amy and CraigTitle: The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig

Author: Don Zolidis

Rating:  ★★★★☆

Publisher: Disney – Hyperion

Release Date: October 2, 2018

“Are you Okay?” she asked
“What?”
“You seem a little messed up.”
“I’m getting dumped! And I’m probably having an aneurysm or something.”
“I’m sorry.”
“I would appreciate in the future if you would stop breaking up with me.”


Synopsis

Janesville, Wisconsin (cold in the sense that there is no God)
1994

The worst thing that’s ever happened to Craig is also the best: Amy. Amy and Craig never should’ve gotten together. Craig is an awkward, Dungeons & Dragons-playing geek, and Amy is the beautiful, fiercely intelligent student-body president of their high school.

Yet somehow they did. Until Amy dumped him. Then got back together with him. Then dumped him again. Then got back together with him again. Over and over and over.

Unfolding during their senior year, Amy and Craig’s exhilarating, tumultuous relationship is a kaleidoscope of joy, pain, and laughter as an uncertain future-and adult responsibility-loom on the horizon.

Craig fights for his dream of escaping Janesville and finding his place at a quirky college, while Amy’s quest to uncover her true self sometimes involves being Craig’s girlfriend?and sometimes doesn’t.

Seven heartbreaks. Seven joys.Told nonsequentially, acclaimed playwright Don Zolidis’s debut novel is a brutally funny, bittersweet taste of the utterly unique and utterly universal experience of first love.


Review

This was a beautifully bittersweet love story that was so grounded in realism and
authenticity that I fell head over heels, and had my heartbroken alongside Amy and Craig. The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig details the on-again off-again romance between Amy and Craig. We explore their lives, hopes, dreams, and fears as they keep finding their way to each other.

I loved the writing style in the story. Everything was so realistic and clear. It honestly felt like a movie playing out in front of me. I didn’t want to put the book down. And Craig’s narration was so witty, humorous, and personal – we get so many of his random thoughts and clearly see him. It was just fantastic. Reading this story felt like connecting with a friend and just catching up. It was so good. I would have loved to get to know Amy a bit more, maybe even a POV chapter, and the other side characters were only in the story very briefly, but they did have great interactions with each other.

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig is an unexpected love story about soulmates, friendships, romance, and everything in between. It’s about finding your happiness, while learning to be content in your everyday moments. It shows the messiness of life, and the joy and hope we seek in forming bonds with other people. We see that there are always new endings, and if we’re lucky there are new beginnings too.

I received a copy of the book from Disney-Hyperion in exchange for an honest review.


About the Author

Don ZolidisOriginally from Wisconsin, Don Zolidis is a novelist and one of the most-produced playwrights in America.

His 102 published plays have received more than 12,000 productions and have appeared in every state and 64 countries.

His first novel, The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig, will be published by Disney-Hyperion in October 2018. He currently splits time between Texas and New York and aspires to owning a dog.

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Tour Schedule

Week One
10/8/2018- YA Books Central– Excerpt
10/9/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review
10/10/2018- Abellafairytale– Review
10/11/2018- Jena Brown Writes– Review
10/12/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

 Week Two
10/15/2018- Do You Dog-ear?– Review
10/16/2018- Patriotic Bookaholic– Review
10/17/2018- A Bookish Dream– Review
10/18/2018- The Pages In-Between– Review
10/19/2018- Bookish Wisps– Review

 Week Three
10/22/2018- The Clever Reader– Review
10/23/2018- Life of a Literary Nerd– Review
10/24/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Review
10/25/2018- We Love and Breathe Books– Review
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10/30/2018- Twirling Book Princess– Excerpt
10/31/2018- Sweet Southern Home– Excerpt
11/1/2018- The Desert Bibliophile– Review
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11/8/2018- Two points of interest– Review
11/9/2018- Book-Keeping– Review


Giveaway

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