Friday, January 09, 2015

Troglodytes Approve #1: The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise (Interview + Giveaway)

This meme was created to feature books that we both love especially the books during our pre-blogging years. We take fangirling seriously so most probably you will see more of this feature in the coming weeks.

The first book with our seal of approval...

(App #1)
Young Adult - Contemporary, Romance
Published April 30th 2013 by Balzer & Bray

Get the app. Get the guy.

Computer-whiz Audrey McCarthy feels most at home in a tech lab, surrounded by her fellow geeks. Once popular and fearless, she hasn't been the same since her dad died. And her ex-best friend, gorgeous queen bee Blake Dawkins, has turned into her worst nightmare. Audrey is counting the minutes until high school is over and she can get the hell out of Dodge and go to college-that is, if she can find a scholarship.

So when Public Corporation, a giant tech company, announces a contest for the best app developed by a high schooler - with $200,000 in prize money-Audrey is spurred to action. She comes up with an idea so simple, yet so brilliant, she can't believe it hasn't been done: the Boyfriend App. With a simple touch of the screen, romance blooms among the unlikeliest couples in high school, and people start to take notice. But it's not quite enough.

To beat out the competition, Audrey will have to dig deeper. And she does-right into a scandal that would rock Public to its core. Suddenly the Boyfriend App lands Audrey where she never expected to be: in the middle of the limelight, passionately kissed by the hottest guys in school, causing complete and utter mayhem. But can it bring her true love?

Add THE BOYFRIEND APP to your TBR shelf on Goodreads!
We thoroughly enjoyed reading The Boyfriend App, it's one of the most unique novels we have ever read. We love everything about this book -- from the plot to the characters. This is a really cute and fun contemporary novel. We suggest y'all to read it if you love reading contemporary novels. The Boyfriend App will always be one of our favorite books. We would forever recommend it!

By the way, the second novel in the App series which is THE PRETTY APP releases on April 14, 2015. Be sure to add it to your TBR shelf, too. We can't express how much we are excited to read THE PRETTY APP. Click HERE to get redirected to the Goodreads page of The Pretty App. ❤️

The author of The Boyfriend App, Katie Sise, gave me (Kyla) a chance to interview her. It was really fun! Check it out below:


1. How did you come up with the idea of The Boyfriend App?
The Boyfriend App was a joint brainstorm. My agent, Dan Mandel, and his colleague Brenda Bowen, who is an author, agent and former editor, and I thought it would be interesting to see what would happen if a wild technology existed that could make a boy fall in love with a girl...and then to see the kind of chaos that would ensue if that technology was let loose in a high school. 

2. Have you always wanted to be a writer?  
Yes! For as long as I can remember :)

3. (The main character of The Boyfriend App) Audrey McCarthy is a pretty interesting character. Do you see yourself in her? If you do, which trait/s remind you most of yourself? 
Her love of brainy stuff and her loyalty to her family. 

4. What is the best part of being an author?
I love so much about being an author, and feel very lucky to write for my living.
I love creating a fully-functioning world that feels so real to me.
Sometimes I don't know what my characters are going to do until they do it, and I love those surprises.

5. What can readers look forward to in your upcoming works?
The Pretty App is out in April 2015!
I'm so excited. It's the sequel to The Boyfriend App, and it's told from Blake's point of view.

6. Recommend your book. The Boyfriend App is for readers who love technology and romance with some (hopefully!) good humor and suspense thrown into the mix.

To Katie Sise; thanks for letting me interview you! Carmel & I are looking forward to read your upcoming works. <3

Don't go yet because there's more!
Here's a giveaway...

This giveaway is open to US residents only. Sorry, INTL readers!

Troglodyte forever,
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  1. This book sounds totally adorable! I can't wait to read it. Awesome interview :D

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

  2. Thank you Rachel! We will feature a series of interveiws and giveaways! Don't forget to join! ^___^

  3. I don't know why, but I have the second book in this series and not the first! Which bothers me because I feel like I can't start reading it yet. I will get it soon, hopefully :3 Thanks for this opportunity.

    Check out my review and giveaway:


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