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Celebrating Debutantes 2017: The Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes (Playlist + Giveaway)

So thrilled to welcome new author Janelle Milanes to the blog as part of Celebrating Debutantes 2017 event. Janelle will be sharing a playlist she made for her debut ya contemporary novel, The Victoria In My Head.

The book will hit the shelves next month, September 19, 2017. If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet you still have time to placed your order online.

Following the playlist are some information about the author, Janelle Milanes along with places where to find her online, as well as the book‘s description and where to get copies of The Victoria In My Head. And if you’d like the chance to win a personalized signed copy of The Victoria in My Head and awesome swags, Janelle is giving away below. Open to everyone. Just enter the rafflecopter form a bit further down in this post.

Happy listening!

The Victoria In My Head Playlist

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Janelle Milanes is originally from Miami, FL and received her BA in English Literature from Davidson College. A lifelong YA addict, she moved to New York for her first job as a children’s literature associate at Simon & Schuster. For the past five years, Janelle has worked as a teacher and librarian throughout the New York City area. THE VICTORIA IN MY HEAD is her first novel and reflects many of her own experiences growing up as a second-generation Latina in America. Janelle currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two cats. Her favorite Disney princess is Belle, since she was also a big book nerd.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Book Details:

Title: The Victoria in My Head
Author: Janelle Milanes
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover, eBook

Victoria Cruz inhabits two worlds: In one, she is a rock star, thrashing the stage with her husky voice and purple-streaked hair. In the other, currently serving as her reality, Victoria is a shy teenager with overprotective Cuban parents, who sleepwalks through her life at the prestigious Evanston Academy. Unable to overcome the whole paralyzing-stage-fright thing, Victoria settles for living inside her fantasies, where nothing can go wrong and everything is set to her expertly crafted music playlists.

But after a chance encounter with an unattainably gorgeous boy named Strand, whose band seeks a lead singer, Victoria is tempted to turn her fevered daydreams into reality. To do that, she must confront her insecurities and break away from the treadmill that is her life. Suddenly, Victoria is faced with the choice of staying on the path she’s always known and straying off-course to find love, adventure, and danger.

From debut author Janelle Milanes comes a hilarious and heartfelt tale of the spectacular things that can happen when you go after what you really want.

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Giveaway:

What’s up for Grab?

  • personalized hardcover copy of The Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes
  • an enamel music pin,
  • and a small vinyl record print with the name of the book on it

 The Rules:

  • Open International
  • There will be one (1) winner
  • Winner will be chosen and announced by rafflecopter
  • Winner will be contacted thru email & should response within 48 hours
  • Ends September 14th, 2017
  • Prizes will be sent by the author

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Celebrating Debutantes 2017: You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow (Author Interview and Giveaway)

Welcome to another feature of Celebrating Debutantes 2017 event. Today I’m featuring new author Rebecca Barrow and her contemporary novel, You Don’t Know Me But I Know You. Rebecca is nice enough to answer few questions for me about her debut novel, and writing in general. I hope you guys enjoy the short interview.

To know more about the author and You Don’t Know Me But I Know You. Check Rebecca Barrow ’s bio and book’s description that follows after the interview. There are also links where you can catch up with the author or where to pre-order copies of the book. And if you’d like to own an advance readers’ copy of the book, there’s a giveaway at the bottom of this post. Just enter the rafflecopter form for a chance to win.

Interview with Rebecca Barrow

Have you always known you wanted to be a writer? What inspired your debut novel, You Don’t Know Me But I Know You?

Yes, I’ve pretty much always known I wanted to be a writer, along with many other things–writer was the only one that stuck, though. I wrote YDK because I wanted to explore one girl’s experience of dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and show everything she went through and felt in the process of making her decision–and how she had to make this big choice while still dealing with common teenage things like falling out with your best friend and being unsure of your future.

What qualities did you love exploring in Audrey as a character?

Audrey is quite independent and decisive–on the outside. I definitely wanted to explore the uncertainty she has about not only her pregnancy, but also her art, her family, how she feels about herself, all these things that she keeps kind of hidden away.

What was the biggest change you’ve made to the story before it reached an agent, editor, or publisher?

It went through a few different big changes over the years! I’ve talked about a couple of them in other places so this time I’ll say that in the very very first version, her best friend Rose did not exist at all, and Audrey was not a photographer.

Is there a secret or not-so-secret piece of this novel that came from something we may not realize is “real”?

This falls under not-so-secret but Audrey’s mother Laura is white and a natural redhead, while Audrey is mixed race with natural hair–this is very much taken from me and my mother (although I’m not adopted like Audrey).

Did you learn any deep, interesting, or shocking truths while working on this novel—about writing in general, or about yourself?

In terms of writing, this was definitely the book where I fully realised how much you can transform a novel from first draft to end product. First drafts are hard for me and usually so far away from what I had in my head, but this book taught me not to be afraid to just start over from scratch, to make big sweeping changes, until the thing on paper and the thing in my head somewhat match up.

What message do you hope people will take away from reading your book?

I hope people will see that people’s reproductive choices are nobody else’s but their own. Everyone has a different story and life and makes different choices, and it’s their absolute right to decide what is best for themselves.

After the release of You Don’t Know Me But I Know You, what can we expect from you in the future? Any ambitions for your writing career?

I’m working on my second book which should hopefully come out in 2018! After that: world domination–or, more books, more growth as a writer, and more challenging stories.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rebecca Barrow writes stories about girls and all the wonders they can be. A lipstick obsessive with the ability to quote the entirety of Mean Girls, she lives in England, where it rains a considerable amount more than in the fictional worlds of her characters. She collects tattoos, cats, and more books than she could ever possibly read. YOU DON’T KNOW ME BUT I KNOW YOU is her first novel.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Book Details:

Title: You Don’t Know Me but I Know You
Author: Rebecca Barrow
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover, eBook

Rebecca Barrow’s bright, honest debut novel about chance, choice, and unconditional love is a heartfelt testament to creating the future you truly want, one puzzle piece at a time.

There’s a box in the back of Audrey’s closet that she rarely thinks about.

Inside is a letter, seventeen years old, from a mother she’s never met, handed to her by the woman she’s called Mom her whole life. Being adopted, though, is just one piece in the puzzle of Audrey’s life—the picture painstakingly put together by Audrey herself, full of all the people and pursuits that make her who she is.

But when Audrey realizes that she’s pregnant, she feels something—a tightly sealed box in the closet corners of her heart—crack open, spilling her dormant fears and unanswered questions all over the life she loves.

Almost two decades ago, a girl in Audrey’s situation made a choice, one that started Audrey’s entire story. Now Audrey is paralyzed by her own what-ifs and terrified by the distance she feels growing between her and her best friend Rose. Down every possible path is a different unfamiliar version of her life, and as she weighs the options in her mind, she starts to wonder—what does it even mean to be Audrey Spencer?

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Giveaway:

What’s up for Grab?

  • ARC of You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow

The Rules:

  • Open to International
  • There will be one (1) winner
  • Winner will be chosen and announced by rafflecopter
  • Winner will be contacted thru email & should response within 48 hours
  • Ends September 2nd, 2017
  • Prize will be sent by the author

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Celebrating Debutantes 2017: Lost Boys by Darcey Rosenblatt (Playlist + Giveaway)

Today I am featuring another playlist for Celebrating Debutantes 2017 blog event. Debut author Darcey Rosenblatt made a playlist for her debut middle grade novel, Lost Boys.

Lost Boys is based on historical facts, and tells the story of Reza, who is a 12-year old Iranian boy. He lives for music and hanging out with friends. Then the Revolution of 1979 and the Iran/Iraq war take away not only his music, but too many people he loves. In his despair and at his mother’s urging, he signs up to fight. Soon he finds himself in an Iraqi prisoner of war camp where he must find a way, through music and friendship, to forge his own path.

Following the playlist are some information about the author, Darcey Rosenblatt along with places where to find her online, as well as the book‘s description and where to get copies of Lost Boys. The book will hit the shelves in less than two weeks, so if you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet you still have time to grab it online.

And if you would like the chance to win a copy of the Lost Boys, Darcey is giving away two copies and bookmarks, which is open to everyone. Just enter the rafflecopter form a bit further down in this post to be enter on the giveaway.

Lost Boys Playlist

This is an eclectic collection including all the things that Reza, my main character, mentions in the book and would have been listening to in 1982 – the year the book takes place. It spans everything from The Beatles, traditional Iranian music and Bob Marley. I hope you enjoy.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Darcey Rosenblatt writes for middle grade and teenage people because she believes for them stories can be life changing – they were for her. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her fabulous husband and daughter, some fish, and the best dog in the world. She also loves dancing and painting.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Book Details:

Title: Lost Boys
Author: Darcey Rosenblatt
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: August 22, 2017
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audio

 Based on historical events, this unforgettable and inspiring tale for middle-grade readers is about a young boy torn from the only life he’s ever known and held captive as a prisoner of war.

In 1982, twelve-year-old Reza has no interest in joining Iran’s war effort against Iraq. But in the wake of a tragedy and at his mother’s urging, he decides to enlist, assured by the authorities that he will achieve paradise should he die in service to his country.

War does not bring the glory the boys of Iran have been promised, and Reza soon finds himself held in a prisoner-of-war camp in Iraq, where the guards not only threaten violence—they act upon it. Will Reza make it out alive? And if he does, will he even have a home to return to?

Friendship, heartbreak, and Reza’s very survival are at stake as he finds solace through music and forges his own path—wherever that might take him.

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Giveaway:

What’s up for Grab?

  • Two copies of  Lost Boys by Darcey Rosenblatt with bookmarks

The Rules:

  • Open International
  • There will be two (2) winners
  • Winners will be chosen and announced by rafflecopter
  • Winners will be contacted thru email & should response within 48 hours
  • Ends August 31st, 2017
  • Prizes will be sent by the author

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Celebrating Debutantes 2017: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody (Playlist + Giveaway)

So thrilled to welcome new author Amanda Foody to the blog as part of Celebrating Debutantes 2017 event. Amanda will be sharing a playlist today which she made for her debut ya fantasy novel, Daughter of the Burning City. The book will hit the shelves in two (2) days, and I am really excited to start reading this one.

If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet you may still have time to grab it online, or you can grab an eCopy and it will download automatically at midnight of release date.

Following the playlist are some information about the author, Amanda Foody along with places where to find her online, as well as the book‘s description and where to get copies of Daughter of the Burning City. And if you would like the chance to win a copy of the book, Amanda is giving away a signed copy below. which is open to everyone. Just enter the rafflecopter form a bit further down in this post to be enter on the giveaway.

Happy listening!

Daughter of the Burning City Playlist

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. After spending her childhood longing to attend Hogwarts, she now loves to write about immersive settings and characters grappling with insurmountable destinies. She holds a Masters in Accountancy from Villanova University, and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from the College of William and Mary. Currently, she works as a tax accountant in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her many siblings and many books.

DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY, her first novel, will be published by Harlequin TEEN on July 25, 2017. Her second, ACE OF SHADES, will follow in April 2018.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Book Details:

Title: Daughter of the Burning City
Author: Amanda Foody
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audio

A darkly irresistible new fantasy set in the infamous Gomorrah Festival, a traveling carnival of debauchery that caters to the strangest of dreams and desires.

Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.

But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.

Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all of her loved ones disappear.

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Giveaway:

What’s up for Grab?

  • Signed copy of Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

The Rules:

  • Open International
  • There will be one (1) lucky winner
  • Winner will be chosen and announced by rafflecopter
  • Winner will be contacted thru email & should response within 48 hours
  • Ends August 15th, 2017
  • Prize will be sent by the author

To enter fill out the rafflecopter form

Good Luck!!!

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Celebrating Debutantes 2017: Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar (Playlist + Giveaway)

Happy weekend to all!

Today I am featuring another playlist for Celebrating Debutantes 2017 blog event. Debut author Ruth Behar made a playlist for her debut middle grade novel, Lucky Broken Girl. This poignant and compelling story introduced a multicultural cast led by a brave young girl, Ruthie. And in case you aren’t aware, Lucky Broken Girl is based from the author’s childhood in the 1960s.

Following the playlist are some information about the author, Ruth Behar along with places where to find her online, as well as the book‘s description and where to get copies of Lucky Broken Girl and the book trailer. And if you are in the US or Canada and would like the chance to win a copy of the book, Ruth is giving away a signed copy of the book together with a special bookmark. Just enter the rafflecopter form a bit further down in this post to be enter on the giveaway. But before that here’s Lucky Broken Girl Playlist from Ruth.

Happy listening!

Lucky Broken Girl Playlist

Music flows through the pages of Lucky Broken Girl. On this playlist you can hear the songs that are mentioned in the book, as well as several songs that were popular in the mid-1960s, when the story takes place. I also included a few songs that reflect the diversity of languages and cultures that were a part of Ruthie’s life after she came from Cuba to New York. My brother, Mori, a composer and musician, gave me the mp3s of the two songs we mixed together in the book trailer. Happy listening!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 As a storyteller, traveler, memoirist, poet, teacher, and public speaker, Ruth Behar is acclaimed for the compassion she brings to her quest to understand the vulnerability of the human experience. Born in Havana, Cuba, she grew up in New York, and has also lived in Spain and Mexico. She is an anthropology professor at the University of Michigan and her memoirs for adults, An Island Called Home and Traveling Heavy, explore her return journeys to Cuba and her search for home as an immigrant and a traveler. She was the first Latina to win a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. She makes her fiction debut with Lucky Broken Girl, published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. This is also her first work for young readers, examining how the worst of wounds can teach a child a lesson about the fragile, precious beauty of life. .

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Book Details:

Title: Lucky Broken Girl
Author: Ruth Behar
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication Date: April 11, 2017
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audio

Based on the author’s childhood in the 1960s, a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly derailed.

Ruthie Mizrahi and her family recently emigrated from Castro’s Cuba to New York City. Just when she’s finally beginning to gain confidence in her mastery of English and enjoying her reign as her neighborhood’s hopscotch queen, a horrific car accident leaves her in a body cast and confined her to her bed for a long recovery. As Ruthie’s world shrinks because of her inability to move, her powers of observation and her heart grow larger. She comes to understand how fragile life is, how vulnerable we all are as human beings, and how friends, neighbors, and the power of the arts can sweeten even the worst of times.

 

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BOOK TRAILER

Giveaway:

What’s up for Grab?

  • Autographed copy of LUCKY BROKEN GIRL by Ruth Behar
  • And a Special Bookmark

The Rules:

  • Open to US or Canada residents only
  • There will be one (1) lucky winner
  • Winner will be chosen and announced by rafflecopter
  • Winner will be contacted thru email & should response within 48 hours
  • Ends August 5th, 2017
  • Prizes will be sent by the author

To enter fill out the rafflecopter form

Good Luck!!!

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Celebrating Debutantes 2017: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy (Playlist + Giveaway)

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I’m thrilled to welcome new author Emily Bain Murphy to the blog as part of Celebrating Debutantes 2017 event. Emily will be sharing a playlist that she made for her debut novel The Disappearances, which releases tomorrow, July 4th. I am really excited to read this one. The book is one of my most anticipated reads of 2017. Not only because it combine mystery and fantasy which two of my favourite genre but also because of the many good things that I’ve been reading about it online. I have placed an advance order for this one from our local book store, so I can only hope that my copy is ready for pick up when I get back in Manila in few days!

Following the playlist are some information about the author, Emily Bain Murphy along with places where to find her online, as well as the book‘s description and where to get copies of The Disappearances. So don’t forget to get your copies once it hit shelves tomorrow. Or you may also take a chance on the giveaway below. Emily’s publisher, HMH Books for Young Readers is giving away three copies of The Disappearances, which means more chance of winning! So if you are in the US or Canada and you’d like the chance to win just enter the rafflecopter form a bit further down in this post. But before that here’s The Disappearances playlist from Emily.

Happy listening!

The Disappearances Playlist

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Emily Bain Murphy grew up in Indiana, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, and has also called California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts home.

She loves books, Japanese-style karaoke, exploring new cities, and anything with Nutella. Her debut YA fantasy, THE DISAPPEARANCES, will be published by HMH Books for Young Readers and Pushkin Press in July 2017.

Murphy currently lives in St. Louis with her husband and two young children and is at work on her second novel. For more information, please visit http://www.emilybainmurphy.com.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Book Details:

Title: The Disappearances
Author: Emily Bain Murphy
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 04, 2017
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audio

“Thick with mystery, buried secrets, and magic, nothing is safe in The Disappearances. Be careful, or you might lose yourself in this strange and wondrous world, where stars go missing, reflections don’t exist, and the question, how much would you sacrifice for love? is given entirely new meaning. I adored this book!” – Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval

What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared?

Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town far from home–and the place where Juliet grew up.

Sterling is a place with mysteries of its own. A place where the experiences that weave life together–scents of flowers and food, reflections from mirrors and lakes, even the ability to dream–vanish every seven years.

No one knows what caused these “Disappearances,” or what will slip away next. But Sterling always suspected that Juliet Quinn was somehow responsible–and Aila must bear the brunt of their blame while she follows the chain of literary clues her mother left behind.

As the next Disappearance nears, Aila begins to unravel the dual mystery of why the Disappearances happen and who her mother truly was. One thing is clear: Sterling isn’t going to hold on to anyone’s secrets for long before it starts giving them up.

 

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Giveaway:

What’s up for Grab?

  • 3 Hardcover copies of The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

The Rules:

  • Open to US/Canada residents
  • There will be three (3) lucky winners
  • Winner will be chosen and announced by rafflecopter
  • Winner will be contacted thru email & should response within 48 hours
  • Ends July 24th, 2017
  • Prizes will be sent by publisher

To enter fill out the rafflecopter form

Good Luck!!!

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Celebrating Debutantes 2017: Girl Out Of Water by Laura Silverman (Playlist + Giveaway)

We are on the second month of Celebrating Debutantes 2017 event. Thank you everyone for joining us.

Today I’m thrilled to have new author Laura Silverman on the blog as part of the event. Laura will be sharing a playlist that she made for her debut contemporary novel Girl Out of Water.

Following the playlist are some information about the author, Laura Silverman along with places where to find her online, as well as the book‘s description and where to get copies of Girl Out of Water.

Also, there’s a giveaway at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a copy of the book. Just enter the rafflecopter form below.

Here’s Laura with Girl Out of Water Playlist. Happy listening!

Girl Out of Water Playlist

Happy listening!

01. Surfin’ USA by The Beach Boys
02. Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest
03. America by Simon & Garfunkel
04. Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
05. Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
06. Fare Thee Well by Oscar Isaac, Marcus Mumford
07. Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix
08. Sugar Magnolia by Grateful Dead
09. California Dreamin’ by The Mamas & The Papas
10. Homeward Bound by Simon & Garfunkel
11. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
12. Something’s Got a Hold on Me by Etta James
13. Box of Rain by Grateful Dead
14. Train Song by Phish
15. I’ve Been Everything by Johnny Cash
16. With Arms Outstretched by Rilo Kiley
17. Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks
18. Wouldn’t It Be Nice by The Beach Boys

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laura received her MFA in writing for children from the New School. She loves books, dogs, and bubble baths—okay, and quite a few people too. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. You can say hello on Twitter at @LJSilverman1

Wendy lives in ​West Dundee, the best neighborhood in America (as crowned by Good Morning America in 2010) with her husband​, two kids, and ​a couple of guinea pigs​.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Book Details:

Title: Girl Out Of Water
Author: Laura Silverman
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication Date: May 02, 2017
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audio

Anise Sawyer plans to spend every minute of summer with her friends: surfing, chowing down on fish tacos drizzled with wasabi balsamic vinegar, and throwing bonfires that blaze until dawn. But when a serious car wreck leaves her aunt, a single mother of three, with two broken legs, it forces Anise to say goodbye for the first time to Santa Cruz, the waves, her friends, and even a kindling romance, and fly with her dad to Nebraska for the entire summer. Living in Nebraska isn’t easy. Anise spends her days caring for her three younger cousins in the childhood home of her runaway mom, a wild figure who’s been flickering in and out of her life since birth, appearing for weeks at a time and then disappearing again for months, or even years, without a word.

Complicating matters is Lincoln, a one-armed, charismatic skater who pushes Anise to trade her surfboard for a skateboard. As Anise draws closer to Lincoln and takes on the full burden and joy of her cousins, she loses touch with her friends back home – leading her to one terrifying question: will she turn out just like her mom and spend her life leaving behind the ones she loves.

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Giveaway:

What’s up for Grab?

  • Copy of Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

The Rules:

  • Open international where book depository ships
  • There will be one (1) lucky winner
  • Winner will be chosen and announced by rafflecopter
  • Winner will be contacted thru email & should response within 48 hours
  • Ends July 22nd, 2017
  • Prize will be sent via book depository

To enter fill out the rafflecopter form

Good Luck!!!

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