Monday, November 3, 2014

Find Me I'm Yours by Hillary Carlip

Find Me I'm Yours
By: Hillary Carlip
Released: November 3, 2014
Source: Publicist
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

 If you believe in destiny like I do, and you think there’s even a remote possibility we’re meant to be together, then find me I’m yours.” —Mr. WTF
In one sentence — one serendipitous moment — everything Mags Marclay, an offbeat, wry, 24-year-old struggling artist living in L.A., has ever known is forever changed as she is led on a treasure hunt to find her soul mate.
Find Me I’m Yours is a highly entertaining, unconventional virtual page-turner. Become immersed in Mags’s world through original artwork, hand-written lists, graphics, and Instagram photos within the book. You can go even deeper into the Find Me I’m Yours universe by clicking on embedded links leading to interactive content that’s expertly woven through the novel, including:

• Original rom-com style VIDEOS that star the handsome stranger Mags dubs “Mr. WTF,” who gives clues to the hunt.
• Thirty-three unique, custom-designed WEBSITES that further the narrative, blur the lines between fiction and reality, and offer endless ways for you to enjoy additional original content, including reality and comedy series featuring A-list talent.
• OPPORTUNITIES for you to share your own content (artwork, stories, songs, apologies, wishes, etc.), interact, connect, and personally engage with the story.

This revolutionary CLICK LIT® novel was conceived from the get-go as an ever-expanding, multi-platform entertainment experience. Created, written, and designed by Hillary Carlip, and co-created, directed, and produced by Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated TV comedy writer/producer/director Maxine Lapiduss, Find Me I’m Yours is a game changer in the way that stories are told and experienced." (Summary from goodreads.com)

Find Me I'm Yours was a really fun and interactive book. I have read a few books that have had some interactive things included in them, but I have never read anything that included as much as this book. There were tons of websites to click through, videos, lists, and photos. It was just an enjoyable story to read.

Find Me I'm Yours is the story of Mags who finds herself on a treasure hunt for her soul mate when she buys a used camera. Mags personality really jumped off the pages from the beginning. The photos and the lists included didn't just bring me into Mags world, but it also gave me the chance to get to know her better. I think that it was the lists where Mags sense of humor really came across. There were also some great side characters, like Coco.

The plot was fun and cute, but still had some more serious moments too. The ending wasn't all that I was expecting either, so I liked that it took me by surprise. The plot did feel a bit rushed in places though so I do wish that some areas of were developed more thoroughly. I've always been a bit cautious about interactive books because I worry that clicking through things will take me out of the story, but I never felt like that while I was reading this. The pictures gave me a chance to see for myself some of the artwork, clues, and the places that Mags was going to. When a website, picture, or a list appeared in the book, it all connected well with what was currently happening in the plot.

Overall I really liked reading Find Me I'm Yours. It was a whole different type of reading experience. I definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a fun and different type of book.

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You can learn even more about this book and explore some of the interactive content on http://findmeimyours.com/




About the Author:
Find Me I'm Yours is the fifth book written by best-selling, award-winning author Hillary Carlip (À la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers, Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stores From a Life Unaccording to Plan, Zine Scene, Girl Power: Young Women Speak Out). As a visual artist, her work has been sold in galleries and shown alongside Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst in a five-city museum exhibit. Hillary has been creating content, websites, and news in the digital space since 1999. The New York Times declared, "Ms. Carlip's curriculum vitae reads like a CliffsNotes version of American Popular culture," and the Chicago Tribune called Hillary, "Gloriously idiosyncratic."

Maxine Lapiduss is a Golden Globe-winning and four-time Emmy-nominated comedy writer who has written/directed some of the most popular sitcoms of all time (Roseanna, Ellen, Dharma & Greg, Home Important, and currently Disney Channel's Jessie). Owner of Lapiduss Creative since 2004, Maxine specializes in branding and creating platforms for successful businesses and creatives.

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