Blog Tour: None of the Regular Rules by Erin Downing

Written By: Kellie - Feb• 25•13


None of the Regular Rules

Publish Date: November 20th, 2012
Source: eARC
Rating: 3/5 Dares
Purchase on Amazon 

RulesCoverSometimes, a few dares can change lives…

The weekend before the start of senior year, Sophie Erickson and her best friends, Ella and Grace, discover a handwritten list of dares tucked away in the glove compartment of Sophie’s beat-up old Toyota. But this isn’t just any list; it’s a dead girl’s bucket list.

Sophie’s beloved aunt Suzy died as a teenager in a fatal fall, leaving Sophie with an overly cautious family, a few fading photographs, and a bucket of bolts that barely passes for a car. But now, Sophie has Suzy’s list of the things she wanted to do in her last year of high school. Sophie can’t help but wonder: What would happen if she tried to fulfill Suzy’s last wishes, to live out the longed-for life of her aunt, her hero?

As Sophie and her friends attempt to knock off the things on Suzy’s list of dares, love blossoms in unexpected places and Sophie begins to feel that her life is finally coming together…when in fact, everything is slowly unraveling around her. When the truth about a long-held family secret threatens to shatter everything she believed to be true, Sophie is forced to question everything she knew about the life and people she believed in, and ultimately herself.

Review: I’ve read a few truth or dare based books in the past, but I loved the concept for None of the Regular Rules, and couldn’t resist joining this blog tour. Sophie finds a list of things things that her aunt (who died as a teenager) wanted to do during high school, so she and her friends set out to live a little and accomplish the things on the list. Unsurprisingly, it turned out to be a book about finding out who you really are, which made for a really interesting read.

I appreciated that while there was a romantic subplot, it never stepped on the toes of Sophie’s more life-altering story. Although with both stories, you’ll likely find yourself accurately guessing what comes next long before plot twists are revealed. That being said, it’s still easy to get lost in and really enjoy this story.

Overall, it was a pretty quick read that left me with that ‘summer book’ feeling, where nothing is too heavy or soul crushing. This book will make you think a little, smile a little, and eager to see what Erin Downing comes out with next!

You can purchase None of the Regular Rules on Amazon!

You can follow the rest of the tour from Xpresso Book Tours!


About the Author: Erin Downing has written more than a dozen books for young adults, tweens, and kids. Her guilty pleasures include an unhealthy obsession with reality TV and cheesy romantic dramas (Revenge! Alias!), an addiction to Us Weekly magazine, and cupcakes.
Before turning to writing full time, Erin worked as a book editor, spent a few months as a cookie inventor, and also worked for Nickelodeon. Erin has lived in England, Sweden, and New York City, and now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and kids. More information about Erin and her books can be found at:

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