#BLOGTOUR | Prodigal – Samantha Sanchez @RRBookTours1 #amreading #bookblogger #bookreview #contemporary #urban

Hi everyone!

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Prodigal! Check out my review and let me know what you think.


Publication Date: January 13, 2019

Genre: Contemporary Urban Fiction

Lyric is 21 years old and bored with the inhibited lifestyle of endless church activities she’s been forced to participate in since childhood. When she is offered the opportunity to be on a reality show, she jumps at the chance to move in with five strangers under the premise of pursuing further education. However, a surprise pregnancy causes her life to take an unexpected turn. Being overlooked and pushed to the side by her child’s father coupled with his lack of consideration cause her insecurities to deepen, while her pains and humiliation are documented for everyone to see. The show becomes a hit and she a star but now she has to find a way not to let the pain she feels destroy her heart and poison her soul.

Imagine the most embarrassing and hurtful moments in your life being put on display for the entire world to see. You’re trying not to lose your mind and keep your composure while your social media is flooded with criticisms from people who have no idea what you’re really feeling but only know what they see on TV. The people who do know the people who are there with you every day offering “support” consistently invalidate your feelings. You’ve heard of the Kardashians now meet Lyric.⠀

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The premise of Prodigal is interesting. A look inside the “reality” shows that are plastered all over our TV schedules today. Lyric’s journey sounds familiar to the storylines of many of the reality TV show stars I’ve heard of.

I feel the writing could have been stronger. There were many times when there was more telling instead of showing. However, I did find the pacing good and it was an easy read.

I thought the characters were compelling, particularly Lyric. She was a good lead to follow. I enjoyed watching her grow through the story.

Overall, this is a good book with some flaws. I recommend checking it out.



A native of San Diego, Samantha Sanchez is currently finishing a degree in psychology as well as in social and behavioral science. Having a background in both church and drama, she hopes to use her degree and creativity to reach and relate to many people in her community and beyond helping them learn to understand themselves and each other.


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