Kaleidoscope Blog Tour [Review | Giveaway]

Kaleidoscope by Kevin Berry
(Stim #2)

Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Release Date: January 3rd, 2014

The sequel to STIM…an Aspie new adult
contemporary novel set in an earthquake zone.

Chloe is different. She has Asperger’s Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder and probably a few other inconvenient conditions as well. She’s a quirky, resourceful and clever psychology student, but her world is literally about to be shaken apart. A devastating earthquake sparks a chain of events that spiral her life out of control. She’s off her meds. Her oddly-named cat is missing. She doesn’t know what she wants out of life any more. Misfortune and uncertainty don’t mix well with bundles of energy and Chloe’s tendency to ignore consequences. It’s as if mayhem and trouble are her constant companions.

Will Chloe be able to cope with the earth-shaking events that rock her world?
  Devoured is not even the correct word for what I did to Stim (the first book in the series) and Kaleidoscope. I absolutely adored these books and characters. Diversity is such a diverse thing. That sounds redundant, but hear me out. Too often, we get caught up on race and sexual orientation as the source of our diversity. (At least, I know I do.) And we often forget that diversity encompasses so much more than that. As someone who faces down depression and anxiety every day, it's really refreshing to see books from the point of view of someone who isn't what society deems normal. I don't have autism, but I could easily relate to the character of Robert.

  But I don't want this review to seem too heavy. Kaleidoscope was filled to the brim with humor, both intentional and unintentional alike. I mean, there's a missing kitten named Sex. Yes, Sex. The references to the cat had me laughing out loud at some inappropriate times while reading.

  Chloe was a character that I wanted to know more about from the very beginning of Stim. This made Kaleidoscope an enjoyable read since it's from her point of view. The thought process of Chloe is so authentic and unfiltered. I am so pleased that Kevin Berry gives an unabashed glimpse into the mind of Chloe.

  I really loved this book. Authors like Kevin Berry are what make supporting Indie authors so easy. He has raw talent that shines through each of his works. I cannot recommend Stim and Kaleidoscope enough. Both books are hilarious and touching, and you'll be thinking of Robert and Chloe long after you finish them.

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.

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Kevin Berry is an indie author. His particular niche is writing Aspie New Adult contemporary novels set in an earthquake zone. The first of these is STIM, published in October 2013.

His first novels, co-written with Diane Berry, are Dragons Away!, Growing Disenchantments and Fountain of Forever (humorous fantasy). These are available as paperbacks and ebooks at Amazon and elsewhere.


  1. This sounds like such a memorable series and very character driven, too, which is always something I look for in a contemporary read. I also like the topic of diversity this seems to have which is so important in this day and age. I also like the balance of humor and depth! :) Great review, Kristen!

  2. Thank you for a chance at the giveaway!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds amazing!

  4. Kaleidoscope sounds like an interesting book. I would like to read it.

  5. this sounds like a very good book, i love the earthquake being a part of the book, will make it exciting. thanks for the giveaway

  6. I have known many folks with various degrees of depression/ anxiety, and even some with bipolar and I think its great that someone writes a book with these perspectives in mind.

  7. This book sounds really interesting! I also like the blue hair...

  8. I would love to read this. I have always thought my little girl might have Asperger’s.

  9. Kaleidoscope looks like a fabulous read!

  10. Thanks for including the link to Goodreads. I'm going to check out this series. Hope I'll like it too.

  11. It sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for share the review and for the chance in the giveaway. :-)


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