First We Were IV

Posted April 3, 2017 by Emily in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Special Feature / 4 Comments

First We Were IV

First We Were IVFirst We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on July 25th 2017
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback
Source: the author
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It started for pranks, fun, and forever memories.A secret society – for the four of us. The rules: Never lie. Never tell. Love each other.We made the pledge and danced under the blood moon on the meteorite in the orchard. In the spot we found the dead girl five years earlier. And discovered the ancient drawings way before that. Nothing could break the four of us apart – I thought.But then, others wanted in. Our seaside town had secrets. History.We wanted revenge.We broke the rules. We lied. We told. We loved each other too much, not enough, and in ways we weren’t supposed to. Our invention ratcheted out of control.What started as a secret society, ended as justice. Revenge. Death. Rebellion.

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.



This is my first time doing a fancast. It was a challenge for me, but I ended up really enjoying it. I hope you enjoy my picks and I’d love to hear if you agree or disagree!


Graham is described as strawberry blonde with glasses. He’s teased for being nerdy but he’s also a huge flirt with the girls. He’s intelligent but a joker. He’s been best friends with Izzy forever and they know each other better than anyone.

I picked Cameron Monaghan


Harry is described with dark hair. He’s the quiet one. He let’s Graham and Viv do the talking. However, just because he let’s others talk for him, you shouldn’t assume he has nothing to say.

I picked Nadji Jeter


Viv has her own sense of style. She dresses in vintage clothes, like she’s in a play that only she knows about. Viv is loud, flamboyant and passionate. She knows exactly who she is and refuses to let anyone influence her sense to self.

I picked Rowan Blanchard


Izzy is the girl next door. She’s the glue that ties the group together and she loves her friends as her family. She’ is fiercely protective over their friendship and her greatest fear is that leaving for college will tear them apart.

I picked Selena Gomez


About the Author


Alexandra Sirowy is the author of the young adult thrillers THE CREEPING, the Bram Stoker Award® Nominated THE TELLING, and the upcoming FIRST WE WERE IV. Alexandra attended a women’s college as an undergrad and received her graduate degree in International Studies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to travel, read, eat, and get into mischief. She lives with her husband in Northern California.

Connect with Alexandra: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest



Follow the Tour


Week 1
March 27: Brittany’s Book Rambles – Intro Post + Excerpt
March 28: YA and Wine – Most Mischievous YA Characters
March 29: Rattle the Pages – Nail Art
March 30: Book Nerd Addict – Inventing A Secret Society
March 31: Fables Library – YA Books with Secret Societies

Week 2
April 3: Emily Reads Everything – Fancast
April 4: The Eater of Books – History of Secret Societies
April 5: It Starts At Midnight – Author Guest Post: FIRST WE WERE IV vs. Alexandra’s Previous Books
April 6: BookCatPin – Mystery YA List
April 7: A Book and a Cup of Coffee – Moodboard

Week 3
April 10: The Book Buzz – YA Thrillers You Need to Know About
April 11: The Candid Cover – Bookworm Initiation Quiz
April 12: Girl in the Pages – Book Recs for First We Were IV Characters
April 13: Stories and Sweeties – Author Guest Post – Story Behind the Title
April 14: Little Lillie Reads – Playlist

Week 4
April 17: Literary Legionnaire – Favorite Quotes
April 18: Chapter by Chapter – Author Guest Post: Secret Society Initiation Rituals
April 19: Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Secret Societies You Never Knew Existed
April 20: YA Book Central – Author Guest Post:  3 Favorite Books About Secret Societies
April 21: The Bookish Feels – Author’s March Favorites

Week 5
April 24: Waiting For Wentworth – Author Guest Post: Secret Society Rules
April 25: The Reader and the Chef – Book Inspired-Recipe
April 26: Forever Lost in Literature – Author Guest Post: What We Do For Friendship
April 27: Flying Through Fiction – Favorite YA Friendships
April 28: One Way or an Author – Phone Wallpapers



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All content directly from First We Were IV (such as quotes and excerpts) is taken directly from an advanced reader’s copy of the book. Therefore, it is not to be separately quoted from due to the fact that it is not in its final publication form.




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