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Not Myself Today by Muriel Ellis Pritchett - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Not Myself Today

High school soccer star Lindsey Anderson was at the top of her game with graduation approaching and a full-ride soccer scholarship offer in her hand. Then she dropped dead on the soccer field, only to wake up in the body of a teenage sex-trafficking victim. No one believes who she really is. Not even her dad. Chased by her new body’s drug-dealing pimp and rabid parapsychologists out to dissect her, Lindsey searches to get her body and her life back before graduation day. Can her BFF and the high school nerdy boy she detests help save her life?

Purchase Links
https://www.blackrosewriting.com/teenya/notmyselftoday

Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Not-Myself-Today-Paranormal-Thriller-ebook/dp/B08F5GFDNX/

Amazon US - https://www.amazon.com/Not-Myself-Today-Paranormal-Thriller-ebook/dp/B08F5GFDNX/

My Review
Not Myself Today is a paranormal thriller that takes the idea of a Freaky Friday body-exchange and turns it on its head. 
The story follows Lindsey, an 18 year old high school senior and soccer star, as she makes the winning kick for the championship game. Right after, she collapses to the field, dead. But then she wakes up in the hospital...in someone else's body. With no idea what happened, and with no one willing to believe she's actually Lindsey (at first), she struggles to come to terms with the fact that this new body is now the new Lindsey. Unfortunately, her new identity is that of a 14 year old sex trafficking victim being hunted by her pimp/drug dealer for stealing his money. Can Lindsey survive, or will she die yet again?
This was an intriguing story. I liked the idea of a girl who is more of a rich, popular, spoiled person ending up in the body of someone younger, poorer, and with a not-so-good life. I feel like that was a huge slap in the face for Lindsey, and while she wasn't exactly the nicest about it, eventually, she did seem to come to terms with it.
I can't say I really connected to any of the characters. I didn't really like Lindsey at all, because of how snobby she came across. Her and her friend Rachel were very shallow and materialistic. And Annabeth was an abused runaway who ended up in an even worse situation, so it was hard to connect to her. I felt bad for her, though. She definitely had a really crappy life. And I also felt bad that she had died and lost her body to someone like Lindsey. Although... No spoilers!
Overall, while the characters were a bit unlikable at times, the story itself was fascinating, and it was a quick read. I enjoyed the uniqueness of it. 
4 stars.


Author Bio – Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Muriel Ellis Pritchett graduated from the University of Georgia and began her journalism career while living in Japan and Germany. Her journalism career included playwriting, editing and writing for magazines and newspapers, and working in public relations, university relations, and media relations.

After retiring, Muriel’s family doctor recommended she get a hobby.  So, she began writing fun fiction about feisty older women who had been wronged and had to pull themselves up out of the muck. But her award-winning fourth book, Not Myself Today, is a change in genres—a YA paranormal thriller. It is scheduled for release September 24, 2020. Her first three “fruity” books, fun romance for older women, are Making Lemonade, Like Peaches and Pickles, and Rotten Bananas and the Emerald Dream. She is currently working on another “fruity” book, titled Sour Grapes and Balmy Knight.

When not writing, Muriel loves cruising all over the world, eating good Belgian chocolate, and spending time in any Disney park. Her favorite Disney attractions are SOARING at Disney World’s EPCOT in Florida, Alice’s Curious Labyrinth at Disneyland Paris, Journey to the Center of the Earth at DisneySeas in Tokyo, and Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland in California.

 

Social Media Links – 

Facebook: Muriel’s Fiction for Women @murielellispritchett https://www.facebook.com/murielellispritchett/

Twitter: @PritchettMuriel

Website: https://www.murielpritchett.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/murielellispritchett/

 

Giveaway to Win a Signed copy of Not Myself Today (Open Internationally)

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