Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: I’m with the Banned by Marlene Perez

Today I’m excited to participate in the Bookstagram & Creative Tour for I’m With the Banned by Marlene Perez hosted by MTMC Tours. I’m With the Banned is the second installment in the Afterlife trilogy, a snarky, hilarious take on the vampire romance novel written by the bestselling author of the Dead Is series and it is published by Entangled Teen!

Title: I’m With the Banned
Series: Afterlife #2

Author: Marlene Perez
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Publication Date: October 5th, 2021
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Purchase a copy: Amazon | Book Depository | Indiebound | Blackwell’sBarnes & Noble
Add on Goodreads!

I never wanted to be a vampire queen.

But on the bright (if not sunny) side of the debacle, I’ve got a super-hot new boyfriend. And he just might be the perfect guy.

Well, if the perfect guy ghosts you for a month and then comes back to school with a new look, a pack of friends, and a secret. But we have bigger problems.

The Drainers are back. They’re singing a different song, but have they really changed?

Even worse, werewolves’ hearts are being ripped from their bodies—which is putting the people I love in danger. I need to figure out who is behind the murders before there’s an all-out vampire-werewolf war.

No one is going to mess with my friends, even the ones who like to get wild and howl at the moon.

Sometimes, all a girl can do is grab her tiara and start kicking some supernatural ass…

My Review:

4/5 ⭐️

This was a great followup to the first book! And I enjoyed the characters a bit more in this one than the first one. I’ve been a fan of Marlene Perez’s books since I was a teen and definitely am enjoying this new series from her! It has the same humor as her other books. Also the old ladies are yet again just as hilarious as they were in book 1!

Me sometimes wanting to smack the characters

About the Author:

Marlene Perez is the author of paranormal and urban fantasy books, including the best-selling DEAD IS series for teens. The first book in the series, DEAD IS THE NEW BLACK, was named an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers as well as an ALA Popular Paperback. DEAD IS JUST A RUMOR was on VOYA’s 2011 Best Science Fiction, Horror, & Fantasy List.

Her novels have been featured in Girl’s Life, Seventeen, and Cosmopolitan. The AFTERLIFE OF THE PARTY, a teen vampire novel, will be released September 22, 2020.

She grew up in Story City, Iowa and is the youngest of twelve children. She lives in Orange County, California with her husband and children.

Website | Instagram | Goodreads | Twitter


Enter the Rafflecopter below to win kindle copies of The Afterlife of the Party & I’m With the Banned by Marlene Perez! Ends on October 16th, 2021. Winner will be announced in the Rafflecopter & contacted via email by MTMC.

INTL Tour-wide Instagram Giveaway

Head over to my Instagram account to enter the tour giveaway where you can win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! Ends on October 16th, 2021. Winner will be announced on @mtmctours’ Instagram account.

Tour Schedule

October 4
@thereaderandthechef – Bookstagram + Book Blog

October 5
@romantasy_royalty – Bookstagram

October 6
@paperfury – Bookstagram + Book Blog

October 7
@idreaminbooks – Bookstagram + Book Blog

October 8
@moonlight_rendezvous – Bookstagram

October 9
@bookishbelleeBookstagram + Book Blog

October 10
@readerofthewrittenword – Bookstagram

October 11
@book_withquotes – Bookstagram + Book Blog

October 12
@paperfates – Bookstagram

October 13
@a_bookish_dream – Bookstagram + Book Blog

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