Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: The Kilwade Tragedy by Terry Keys @tkeys15 @yaboundtourspr

The Kilwade Tragedy
by Terry Keys
Genre: YA Fiction
Release Date: August 6th 2019


Terry Keys, USA Today bestselling author of Lie No More and The Missing pens his most captivating book to date. This is the heart-breaking story about a small-town boy who’d taken everything from everyone until he could take no more.

Seventeen-year-old Blaze Planter is a Jr. at Kilwade, High School.
His parents have recently divorced.
His grades are slipping.
His anger is growing with each day.
Relationships with his closest friends are failing.
Secrets about his life are being uncovered.
No one understands what he is going through.
And everyone who has betrayed him needs to be taught a lesson.
So now he stands with the one friend that has never betrayed him.
The one friend that does what he asks every time he squeezes the trigger.
The only friend that he can depend on.
Tragedies don’t just happen. The signs are simply overlooked every day until it’s too late.

After the read be sure to review the author’s note where resources for additional help are listed. There are also discussion questions to generate conversation & get adults and student’s talking.

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My Review:

Seventeen-year-old Blaze Planter is a Jr. at Kilwade, High School. Blaze has been feeling down for a long time now. He feels like nobody likes him. He feels like he is all alone. He feels like no one has tried to reach out to him to help make things better or to just ask if he is ok. His heart is breaking. He feels as if everyone is ripping his heart right out of his chest.

His parents are divorced. His dad never comes around or even tries to talk to him anymore. He feels as if no one wants him around and that they would probably be better off if he wasn’t around. Blaze has other more depressing issues that he doesn’t want to talk about or even think about things that he has hidden even from himself. Things that he has pushed way down deep in his heart trying to harden his heart from all the pain but without much success.

Blaze has a plan to help relieve him of some of the pain or so he thinks. Blaze has been working on this plan for a while now. He wants others to hurt like he has and to pay for the pain they have caused him.

The Kilwade Tragedy tells the story of how one boy felt and the tragedy it led to of all the pain and anguish he was going through and how if just one person has spoken up sooner maybe things could have turned out differently. The Kilwade Tragedy is based off of real life tragedies of things that are happening in our today.

The Kilwade Tragedy is filled with heart break, pain, hurt, anger, tragedy a tragedy that will rip your heart out. The Kilwade Tragedy left me with so many emotions. It had me in bawling like a baby on more than one occasion. Why do people have to be so mean to each other? Why can’t we just love one another and not hate? Why can’t we just treat others like we want to be treated even better? Why is there so much hate in the world? 

The Kilwade Tragedy was a heart wrenching book to read but worth every bit of it. 

About the Author

Terry Keys is an award-winning novelist, songwriter, and poet. He writes for and works as a project manager in the oil and gas industry. A native of Rosharon, Texas, Keys spends his free time hunting, fishing, and working out. He lives in Dickinson, Texas, with his wife and two children. Please visit his website at

2017 NIEA award winner for Chained Guilt.

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