Wednesday, 8 January 2014


ISBN:  To Follow
ASIN:  To Follow
Publisher: Self/Indie
Pages/File Size: To Follow
Formats Available: Paperback, E-Book
Release Date: January 2014

BLURB from Goodreads
What would you do if you had three months to live? That's what Dante King faces, the indecisive twenty-two-year-old who must finally learn to embrace life and love.

Tick to the Tock is a Contemporary New Adult Novel about Dante coming-of-age during turbulent times. A story inspired by love, but with the gritty realities of regret, missed opportunity, and understanding life's meaning under dire circumstance. But a single mind isn't affected on this journey, as an eclectic group comes to terms with the past, present, and what lies ahead.

Dante must confront and accept his fate, but can he let go of Danni: his lost love and kindred dreamer? With his rationally stubborn cousin, and eccentric best friend, Dante witnesses a life of dream and wonder: embarking across Europe, tackling Tibet, travelling Australia, and defeating each lifelong wish one-by-one.

Follow this coming-of-age roller coaster as four lives change forever. We're only given one, but it's never too late to understand faith, discover acceptance, and uncover the true meaning of love and happiness. Dante will die, but not before Danii, Ethan, Wilbur and he undertake an intense and heartfelt journey.

Smile… Cry… Ask yourself what you would do with three months left... Because Love & Living Begins Now.

To be totally truthful (which I always try to be) as I approach this one I truly don't know what to expect its not what I'd say is my usual genre but I am looking forward to reading something totally different. 
So I've started reading now and am 11% in  and Mmmm its okay so far . . .I am feeling it pulling me in a little.

I received and e-arc of this book directly from the Author in exchange for my review and posting during the month of release, as well as posting in the usual places like,, Goodreads etc.
So the cover shows a silhouette of a man looking up towards the sky and the moon as if her is searching for answers. The cover also features a heart, so we'd presume maybe that some heart and soul searching goes on in this book. The cover also features a beautiful fob watch which of course ties in with the title Tick Tock. 
So would the cover make me pick this up whilst browsing in a book store? While I do find the cover attractive and yes I would pick the book up in the books store. I honestly think it would be with the thoughts that it would be more the type of book I'd purchase as a gift for perhaps my dad. Then upon reading the blurb I'd probably ask my dad to loan me the book after he had read it!
Upon reading the book, quite early on within the book you realise the main character Dante is rapidly running out of time, as at just the age of 22 he is told he has a inoperable tumor and only has and estimation of 3 months to live. 
Dante has some difficult decisions to make,should he try every treatment available even those that seem highly unlikely to work and fade away. Or should he travel and visit the places of his dreams whilst he has some time left to enjoy them.
Dante decides to travel and his two good friends surprise him when he is alone at the airport by turning up to accompany him. Dante is dealt a serious blow before he goes of travelling when he turns up on his ex girlfriend Dani's home to inform her of his illness and she quite literally slams the door in his face. It seems that Dani and Dante split up over Dante's failure to fully commit to their relationship and talk frankly to Dani too. So it's an even bigger shock that whilst in Paris, and upon returning to their hotel after a stroll Dante and his two male companions find Dani waiting for them. Dante and Dani have a sort of reconcillation with both of them agreeing to be more open with each other.
I don't and to be truly honest cannot reveal anymore of the book as I felt I had to stop reading due to the sad news that a close auntie of mine has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer which is in her lungs, her brain and throughout her body. I honestly cannot read anymore of Dante's story at this time, maybe I will go back to this book at a later date.
So my sum up is based on the 30%of the book that I did read. Did I enjoy the book? I did enjoy in that it is a very poignant tale and is well written. Would I read more books by Matthew Turner? Possibly dependent on the subject/content. 
I feel my reluctance to read on is kind of a compliment and a testament to how accurate the characters feelings and reactions are to the news of Dante's illness and certain outcome.


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