*Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway* Catfishing on CatNet- Naomi Kritzer

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SYNOPSIS

 
Catfishing on CatNet
 
 
How much does the internet know about YOU?

Because her mom is always on the move, Steph hasn’t lived anyplace longer than six months. Her only constant is an online community called CatNet—a social media site where users upload cat pictures—a place she knows she is welcome. What Steph doesn’t know is that the admin of the site, CheshireCat, is a sentient A.I.

When a threat from Steph’s past catches up to her and ChesireCat’s existence is discovered by outsiders, it’s up to Steph and her friends, both online and IRL, to save her.  

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Praise for CATFISHING ON CATNET

“The characters offer positive, realistic LGBTQIA+ representation―especially nonbinary identities and characters still exploring their identities. Refreshingly, the characters also feel like generally-woke-but-still-imperfect humans. Wickedly funny and thrilling in turns; perfect for readers coming-of-age online.” ―Kirkus, starred review

“Kritzer’s take on a benevolent AI is both whimsical and poignant. An entertaining, heart-filled exploration of today’s online existence and privacy concerns.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Smart, sly, scary, and irrepressibly good fun, this novel has everything I’ve ever wanted from a story: it is a cerebral, funny, tender, big-idea delight. I can’t wait for you to read it.”―Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Award-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon

“An absolutely charming and incredibly gripping, superbly plotted YA thriller.” ―Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother

“Kritzer’s flawless collection taps deep wells of emotion and wonder…. Her work is indisputably speculative, but it’s a perfect entry point to the genre for readers who prefer fantastical and futuristic elements to stay more in the background, with human (and robotic) feelings always at the fore. This splendid treat is not to be missed.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories  

 
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Review

“Intelligence is knowing Frankenstein was the creator, not the monster. Wisdom is knowing Frankenstein was actually the monster.”

Have you ever talked about or mentioned a movie, a song, or a product and logged into social media and seen an ad for that thing you mentioned? You realize that your phone listens to everything you say and do. This takes that to a larger scale and it is creepy. You better watch what you say next time, you never know who’s listening….

Do you ever really think about all the information we put out into the world? Be it social media or what we search, or even the forms we fill out. Steph and her Mom use minimal services to stop people from knowing where they are. Which means no social media groups and certainly no smartphones. But Steph uses one anonymous site to help her deal with the constant moving around and not staying in one location long enough to make friends. Catnet is a place where she can be herself and create online friendships.

Her Catnet friends are always there for her when she needs them and the time has come for them to come through. Steph and her online friends come up with a plan to hack into the sex-ed robot. When it actually happens, it becomes worldwide news. And the one person who they didn’t want to know their whereabouts, sees this news story.

What Steph and her Mom don’t know is that someone from their past has found them. He knows what town they are currently living in and what school Steph attends.

Will Steph and her Mom escape? Or will their past eat them alive?

This book is like looking into the future to see what it holds and it is scary. We rely so much on technology that we don’t seem to think of the outcome as we demand bigger and better things. We just don’t realize how much we rely on technology to live every day but this is a huge eye-opener. This has made me change my daily habits.

The story was interesting. A lot of information was thrown at you and it was fun trying to decipher what was truth and what wasn’t. I hate to say that this was a fun read because of all the dark situations that come forth but this was a lot of fun to read. I loved the close friendships between Steph and her friends on Catnet. They were very genuine and I loved their close little bonds.

Catfishing on CatNet was an interesting read. It really opened my eyes up to how much we really rely on technology for even the littlest things. This book sparked a change in my life and I’m grateful for that. You’ll love Steph and her love of bats as she tries to live a somewhat normal life as a teenager in the Midwest. Nothing beats having online cat-loving friends and a sassy A.I. who has your best interests at heart! I can’t wait to read book two!!
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Giveaway

 
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Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter
 
                                                               –  5 Winners will receive a Copy of CATFISHING ON CATNET by Naomi Kritzer.
ENDS: DECEMBER 7, 2020
Click on the image below to enter. Good Luck!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Naomi KritzerNAOMI KRITZER has been making friends online since her teens, when she had to use a modem to dial up at 2400 baud. She is a writer and blogger who has published a number of short stories and novels for adults, including the Eliana’s Song duology and the Dead Rivers Trilogy. Her 2015 short story “Cat Pictures Please” won the Hugo Award and Locus Award and was a finalist for the Nebula. Naomi lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her family and four cats. The number of cats is subject to change without notice.

Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner  
 
PHOTO CREDIT: SEAN M. MURPHY/SMM PHOTOGRAPHY
 
WEBSITE: https://naomikritzer.com/
 

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Thank you, Jean, Naomi, and Tor Teen, for allowing us to be a part of this amazing blog tour. For more information about this release and other upcoming releases, please click on the button below. Happy Reading!

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Tour Schedule

WEEK ONE – REVIEW AND EXCERPTS
NOVEMBER 16th MONDAY JeanBookNerd INTERVIEW
NOVEMBER 17th TUESDAY Movies, Shows, & Books EXCERPT 
NOVEMBER 18th WEDNESDAY Books and Zebras REVIEW 
NOVEMBER 19th THURSDAY BookHounds YA REVIEW 
NOVEMBER 19th THURSDAY TTC Books and More EXCERPT 
NOVEMBER 20th FRIDAY Kait Plus Books REVIEW & EXCERPT 
 
WEEK TWO – REVIEWS
NOVEMBER 23rd MONDAY Ya It’s Lit REVIEW
NOVEMBER 24th TUESDAY A Court of Coffee and Books REVIEW 
NOVEMBER 25th WEDNESDAY Two Pints of Interest REVIEW
NOVEMBER 26th THURSDAY Metaphors and Miscellanea REVIEW
NOVEMBER 26th THURSDAY Belle’s Archive REVIEW 
NOVEMBER 27th FRIDAY Nay’s Pink Bookshelf REVIEW
 
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