Brace yourself, it's kind of long. These are two posts on authors talking about each others' books. It's a lot of fun and so nice to read about. Rom and Nat are kind of my author ship.
A Letter Poem of Find Me Fangirl Love
by Natalie D. Richards
Okay, I should preface this with the statement that I loved everything about this book. From cover to cover, Find Me is a hotrod on crack, with hairpin turns and breathless descents into terror. It is So. Darn. Good.
But I will try to give you a quick play by play of just why I love it.
F is for Fierce. And fierce is for Wick. This character will live with me forever. She breaks my heart and makes me laugh. Bernard writes her with so much honesty and skill that it's a little mind-blowing. Lines like this one..."When Griff touches me, I feel like something inside me pitches sideways and breaks."
I is for Intense. Brace yourself. This book isn't for the faint of heart. It's a heart-pounding thrill ride from page one to page three hundred and seven.
N is for No, Please Don't End. I devoured this book so fast that I was desperate for the next installment the second I closed the first. While the conclusion does satisfy (oh, boy does it satisfy!) Wick's story is far from over and I want more. Thank God Remember Me (Book Two!) is due out next year.
D is for Dangerous. Bernard knows how to make the stakes matter. This book isn't dealing with a girl who's worried about a stolen car. This is a race for survival and no scene is wasted on the unnecessary. Tightly woven and perfectly paced, it is everything a thriller should be. I read, holding my breath, wondering if anything resembling a happy ending was possible. Pure genius.
M is for Masterful. Bernard's voice is fresh and intoxicating. Chapter endings like this one hooked me in, making me sigh and keeping me on the edge of my seat at the same time:
"I press my cheek between Griff's shoulder blades and hear my fear grow pulse and breath. The faster we go, the faster it follows."
I mean, really? Wow, right?
E is for Exciting. I think I've already made it clear this book is exciting, so that's not what I'm talking about. Reading this book made me feel like an early explorer. Like I'd stumbled across something new and untouched, a fresh voice that I have no doubt will be a huge force in this genre.
In short -- though nothing about this is short! -- this is a stunning debut from an author who's going to do some amazing things to the YA landscape. Can't wait to see what's next for Ms. Bernard because after finding Find Me, I know I'll need more!
So awesome, right? So awesome!
by Romily Bernard
I’m still getting used to this whole author gig. Yeah, I have one book out and another one on the way, but, in real life, I spend more time talking about other people’s books than I do my own. I guess it’s because I think of myself as a reader first and a writer second. I have a serious fangirl bookshimmy, a TBR pile that’s almost as tall as I am, and I will flat cut someone if he/she stands between a new Rainbow Rowell book and me.
In some ways, I hope that never disappears. Well, losing the violent streak would probably relieve everyone, but how else would I keep Boy Genius on his toes?
I’m always excited to find a great book and I was super lucky to score Natalie Richards’s debut, SIX MONTHS LATER.
First reasons to love? Who wouldn’t want to wake up and realize you’re top of your high school class, dating your longtime crush, and en route to an Ivy League university? Exactly. No one. And that’s what I loved about it. Richards gave us this awesome fantasy…and then began to pick it apart in a very creepy way.
Second reason I loved SIX MONTHS LATER? Adam. Let’s say it again. Adam. If you like your heroes skewed toward bad boy, this one’s for you. Bad boys can be hit or miss for me, but I thought Adam was spot on. He’s the one point in Chloe’s reinvented life that should feel entirely off and yet, every time they’re together, it feels entirely right.
Third reason? I heart Chloe. She freaks out, rolls with the punches, and uses her head to piece together what happened. I’m going to make the whole thing sound cheesy, but Chloe instinctively gets that it’s the people in your life who make it perfect. It’s not about having the right boyfriend, the right test scores, and the right college, but about the people who make you feel whole. It’s what gives a seriously creepy book a whole new layer.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. As always, I’m beyond grateful to Nova at Musings of a Blogder for having me today. Thanks a million. I hope you enjoyed the post and I hope you enjoy SIX MONTHS LATER and FIND ME!!
So these two are like dynamite! There's so nice to each other and I kind of want someone like that to fangirl with. Plus, they're both amazing authors! So yay! Hope you enjoyed the post as much as I did! (I feel soo lucky to have them in the event!)