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HoliDIY: Book Cover Inspired Holiday Cards

Eee! I’ve been so excited to share this post with you for a year. A YEAR. So today here it is. This whole project was one of those happy accidents. You see… I planned on making a book cover-inspired card for Magan as part of her Christmas present and I did. And then, I thought […]

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December 19, 2014 - 8:00 am

I'll Be DIY-ing for Christmas | Bookish Cards - […] time last year, I shared some of the book cover inspired holiday cards I made in 2012 and today I’m about to show you some of my 2013 creations. Each card is […]

December 31, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Lisa - Wow! I love theses! I think my favorites would have to be Attachments and Cinder! You’re so creative…I’m jealous! Thanks for this awesome post!

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December 25, 2013 - 2:13 am

Secret Santas, Thanksmas, and Holiday Cheer! | The Book Addict's Guide - […] HI. That card? Flipping fantastic! (And in case you missed it, she had a whole post on her fabulous YA Book themed holiday cards) She MADE ME A MIX TAPE of Christmas songs! How lovely is that?! That’s one of my favorite […]

December 9, 2013 - 1:30 am

Johannah - I love these cards! Such a creative idea! I’m not that crafty with stuff that isn’t in photoshop sadly. Great work!

December 6, 2013 - 11:18 pm

Shelly - Woah these are so awesome and creative! Definitely going to attempt this once haha, thanks for sharing! 🙂

December 6, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Alexa Y. - I seriously love the card that you made for me, and it hangs on a place of honor on the wall above my book stacks in the apartment! It’s so cool how amazing you are at crafts — I should probably hire you to make cards for me sometime. Or at least teach me your awesome ways!

December 6, 2013 - 11:23 am

Candice - Love these! What perfect cards for a book lover! 🙂

December 5, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Anna - GORGEOUS! I still keep the one you sent me and look at it often and smile!

December 4, 2013 - 7:34 pm

Jess Michaelangelo - These are simply AWESOME! You are so creative! 🙂

December 4, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Leah - beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Colored pencils and glitter make my heart happy and I’m so overly jealous of your creativity! 🙂 I’d like to give this idea a shot on the next rainy (although in this case, snowy) day!

December 4, 2013 - 10:20 am

alice-jane - I love these! I love how you echoed the book covers in your card designs and how you used a real paper clip when you made the card for Attachment. Definitely looking forward to what cards you’ll be making this year!

December 4, 2013 - 12:01 am

Bookworm1858 - Wow-these are amazing! You are so talented. For covers, I wouldn’t mind seeing Scarlet to match with Cinder’s.

December 3, 2013 - 10:17 pm

Sydney - These are absolutely amazing! And inspiring. I might try this out for a friend of mine who has a favorite series. I think she would definitely enjoy it.

December 3, 2013 - 8:27 pm

Rebecca - These are so cool! I especially love The Diviners one. I would have loved to receive of these, so bookish pretty and clever!

December 3, 2013 - 8:08 pm

molly @ wrapped up in books - These are so cute! I love them. I wish I had more time for card-making and general craftiness, too. I might have this be the craft we do at my December Book Club meeting at the library, though!

December 3, 2013 - 7:59 pm

Nicole - OMG I LOVE THESE TO PIECES!!!!! You are so amazingly talented I wish I could create something this lovely (i’ve never been the creative or artsy type). You should start an etsy shop or something. I would totally pay money for one of these pretties!!!!

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

December 3, 2013 - 7:15 pm

Ellie - I love these! Especially the Code Name Verity one.

December 3, 2013 - 7:07 pm

Tara - Hey, I recognize one of those 😉 Seriously, you are so unbelievably creative–I wish I had an ounce of your genius!

December 3, 2013 - 7:02 pm

Annie - These are so pretty and creative! I especially like The Diviners one. Homemade Christmas cards are the best and even more so when they’re bookish! 🙂

December 3, 2013 - 4:58 pm

Chloe - OMG! What a cool idea! This a cool project I would like to do with my mom.

December 3, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Colleen @ Leenie Always Reading - These are awesome. I wish I was even a fourth as creative.

December 3, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - These are super cool! I can’t believe you waited a year to share them with the blog world. My level of creativity is so low I can’t even come up with any good ideas for this year.

December 3, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Stormy - These are awesome! I was going to say I think the one for Cinder is my favorite but the more I look at them, the more I can’t decide. I do really love the one for Attachments with the paperclip! But they’re all so good. The Code Name Verity one is so pretty.

December 3, 2013 - 12:53 pm

Ghenet Myrthil - I LOVE these! You’re so creative. 🙂

December 3, 2013 - 12:34 pm

ashley - These are amazing. I wish I was half as creative as you!

December 3, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Wow. Just wow. There are no words for how incredible these are!!!!

December 3, 2013 - 11:11 am

Julie@my5monkeys - Those are so beautiful 🙂 Love all the pretty covers

December 3, 2013 - 11:10 am

Lucy - You are so clever! What a fun gift idea for book lovers, and I bet they were fun for you to make as well. Thanks for sharing these! They are all awesome but I think Cinder, Love & Perishable, and Attachments are my faves.

December 3, 2013 - 10:54 am

Rachel - Estelle oh my gosh these are amazing!! I don’t have the patience for things like this, but I loooveeee looking at pretty cards. I absolutely adore the Tiger Lily one, and the one for Second Chance Summer. But seriously, SO AWESOME.

December 3, 2013 - 9:36 am

Brittany @ the Book Addict's Guide - These are FANTASTIC! Look at how creative and cute you are! 🙂 I absolutely LOVE these!

December 3, 2013 - 9:28 am

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - OMG, I’m dying here! I absolutely love all of these. You’re so creative!

December 3, 2013 - 9:27 am

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile - *stares*

These are fantastic, Estelle! Wow and they’re like a minimal versions which is always a good thing. Awesome work =D

December 3, 2013 - 9:26 am

Betty - ESTELLE. These are beautiful!!! Forget the diner, we need to have a craft date! Well, can’t we do both?? I think my favorite is Code Name Verity!! Ooooh… Attachments is pretty sweet though too! They all are!! Mad props to that creative brain of yours.

December 3, 2013 - 9:25 am

Nidhi @ Literature Martini - OH MY GOD! These are absolutely amazing! Great job!

December 3, 2013 - 9:14 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - I LOVE THESE!!! How unique and special!! Amazing job, Estelle!

December 3, 2013 - 9:12 am

Jamie - OBSESSED WITH THESE! I loved seeing all the other ones I knew you worked on! They came out AMAZING OMG. Can I say I’m jealous of your skillz??

December 3, 2013 - 9:11 am

Maya - Oh, these are lovely! And such a good idea as well. Do post pics if you make more this year! 😉

December 3, 2013 - 9:11 am

Meg - Such a clever, creative and lovely idea! You’re quite talented. I’m sure mine would look like something cobbled together by a kindergartner . . . very impressive! (Also, love the idea of sitting down with wine and a holiday movie to make these! That’s what I do with my Christmas cards each year. Think I’ll rock a good-and-cheesy holiday Hallmark flick for this year’s session.)

December 3, 2013 - 9:06 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I SEE MY CARD!!! I absolutely adore it Estelle.. even a year later 🙂 It’s hanging on my magnetic board at home, above my desk and I consider it art — because it is! I can’t wait to see what you create this year. I hope you’ll post pics again. These are so great!

December 3, 2013 - 9:05 am

elena - YAY!!! i love finally seeing all the cards together and i def treasure mine!! these are so pretty and creative. love the paper clip in attachments and watercolor of second chance summer and how you incorporated quotes!

Travel Tales: Setting the Scene

Welcome to our first official post in the TRAVEL TALES event we are hosting with Elena from Novel Sounds and Alexa from Alexa Loves Books! This is where we make each other completely depressed, daydreaming about places we want to visit in books but can’t — whether it’s because of time, that green stuff, or […]

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August 12, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Magan: Shelve It -- August 12, 2012 - […] + Alexa is doing a birthday giveaway! + Alexa wrote a review of A Mutiny in Time. + Alexa wrote about different types of transportation in books in From Here to There. + Elena wrote about places she’d like to visit in Harry Potter. + Estelle & I discussed books that really set the scene for us and made us want to go there. […]

August 11, 2012 - 2:50 pm

elena - Love the way you formatted this post! I’ve never read the Mary Poppins series but it sounds like fun. Hooray for adventure. Your Nancy Drew story is so great, Estelle! I used to be OBSESSED with that series and remember being baffled when they ‘upgraded’ her and made her 17! I totally agree with all your picks, Magan! I would love to visit the castle in ToG and yesss to ice cream in Second Chance Summer.

August 10, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Randi M - I’ve read Cinder and many many Nancy Drew books out of these, but I completely concur with visiting London and any kind of castles. I’ve been meaning to read Second Chance Summer, and I think a lake would be a nice place to spend the summer, even though the reason her family’s there is a heartbreaking one.

Great post, ladies! 🙂

August 9, 2012 - 10:38 pm

Kristen Evey - Oh, these are so fun! Out of these I’ve only read Mary Poppins (um, yes please let’s jump into chalk drawings and go on awesome adventures!) and Nancy Drew. From the setting descriptions of the others I want to read them too, especially Cinder and Throne of Glass. 🙂

August 9, 2012 - 7:37 pm

Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby - So I’ve adored the other girls’ posts and this one is no exception. I’m loving this idea. 🙂

Estelle – Somehow I made it out of childhood without reading Mary Poppins! It’s always been a book I felt I should read (& I certainly know enough people who swear by it), but it’s never been a top priority for me unfortunately. It wasn’t until the Olympics that my interest in it resurfaced. Thankfully I work in a bookstore and can easily get my hands on a copy.

Oh, Nancy Drew. ♥ Unlike Mary Poppins (which I didn’t even know was a SERIES!!), Nancy Drew is very familiar to me and was a massive part of my childhood. I couldn’t wait to get home from school everyday and curl up with another Nancy Drew book. Despite the sheer number of books, I’ve been wanting to go back and reread the series.

Magan – Oh my gosh Cinder. That’s my go-to recommendation at work (I’ve even pushed it on a few coworkers :)).

I’m SO excited for Throne of Glass! I have yet to see a single negative thing said about this book.

August 9, 2012 - 4:11 pm

Roxy - Ooh I love all the books you have mentioned. I actually read Moonglass on the beach and I felt so connected with the book and when I was younger I always, always read Nancy Drew. No matter what. As for Second Chance Summer, I’m reading that right now. It’s amazing! I always love Morgan Matson’s books! 🙂

August 9, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Hooray for traveling through books! I think it’s great how we can visit new places, even when we’re stuck at home or at work or on the subway.

I love all the settings that you guys mentioned in your post! For the ones I’ve read (Cinder, Nancy Drew & Throne of Glass), I would definitely be interested in checking out some of the places mentioned in those books. And for the ones I haven’t, they sound SO GOOD. I really need to get on with reading those books!

August 9, 2012 - 2:59 pm

Tara @ Hobbitsies - That logo is awesome, FYI.

Estelle – I am a NANCY DREW FANGIRL. I love love your inclusion of Nancy Drew on this list! I am totally with you – sometimes thinking of books and their settings really just reminds me where I was when I read them!

Magan – dude, Second Chance Summer. What a vividly beautiful book. I loved how Morgan Matson described the flags that would be waved on each pier – that stands out to me so much!

August 9, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Oh yes to Crystal Cove! Jessi Kirby told me next time I’m in Cali she’d take me on a personal tour… I say we all make this happen 🙂 haha

Cousins Beach from The Summer I Turned Pretty is another beach type setting I’ve always wanted to visit; however, it’s not real 🙁 I know, so sad.

I am DYING to see this glass castle that’s mentioned in Throne of Glass. Eeeeep!

Magan: Shelve It July 1, 2012

HI, FRIENDS! I kind of feel like a slacker because I don’t have a vlog for today’s Shelve It, but ya know, sometimes life gets a little hectic (and I look a little ca-razy today…therefore should not be seen in vlog format). Moving on. I did go to ALA this past week, but I’m just […]

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July 6, 2012 - 3:50 pm

Magan - Paige! You’ve got to pick up SCS soon! It’s sooooooooo good! Read it asap!

July 4, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Paige - I’m so jealous of Second Chance Summer. It’s a monster of a book but it looks so good. Also Hush Hush is really good I loved the first two books! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here’s my IMM!

http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/06/in-my-mailbox-41-weekly-wrap-up.html

~Paige @ Comfort Books

July 3, 2012 - 11:27 am

Magan - Hi Kim! I didn’t ask for these books, but Simon & Schuster was gracious and kind enough to send them to me. They’re familiar with the types of books I usually read and are also pushing me to get out of my comfort zone a bit. 🙂 They’re a fantastic publisher and I’m so thankful for their generosity. If you’re hoping to establish relationships with publishers, my advice is to follow up with them for the review books you’re reading. If you do netgalley or get books from conferences, make sure you touch base with them and do send through a review. I think follow-through and consistency goes a long way. Hope this helps!

July 3, 2012 - 10:16 am

Kim - They just sent you a box of books? or did you ask for them?

July 3, 2012 - 2:21 am

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile - Lauren Barnholdt’s books and Possession look nice! Happy reading, Magan =D

Here’s my Book Haul post.

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

July 2, 2012 - 4:35 pm

VeganYANerds - I bet ALA was fun and hooray for meeting Morgan!

Nice stack of books! S&S in Australia are really fantastic, too. I still haven’t read Second Chance Summer, even though I have a copy and I enjoyed Hush, Hush. It’s not the best series ever written but it was a fun read!

July 2, 2012 - 10:02 am

April Books & Wine - I am curious how you’ll feel about the relationship in Hush, Hush. I’ve zero interest in reading that series, but I like reading people’s reactions to it. That’s strange isn’t it?

ANYWAYS!

I love seeing all those pretty contemps stacked up.

Happy reading 😀

July 1, 2012 - 5:56 pm

margie {the bumble girl} - Oh, I love the Hush, Hush series! You’re either going to love Patch or hate him, lol. The third book was a bit of a disappointment, but I’m hoping that the last one will make up for it!
Great stack of books, I hope you’re enjoying them right now 🙂

July 1, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - I need to buy Second Chance Summer! I just finished Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, which was SO cute. I heard they make an appearance in Second Chance Summer, which makes me ridiculously excited! I also enjoyed Hush, Hush, so I hope that you will too. =)

Happy reading! <3

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

July 1, 2012 - 12:28 pm

Ange - Hush, Hush sounds good. I haven’t read that series yet! Here’s Our Week in Books Happy reading!

July 1, 2012 - 11:44 am

elena - Whee, Simon & Schuster. I need to get myself a copy of Second Chance Summer! It looks gorgeous. Happy reading, Magan!

July 1, 2012 - 10:22 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - All these books look so good! I’m so excited to check them out 🙂

July 1, 2012 - 9:10 am

Tara - YAY Simon and Schuster! They are amazing and I love SO many of their books. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

Sweet Summertime Reads: Summery Drinks, Snacks, & Books (Oh, My!)

Hi you guys! What better way to spend the summer than with an awesome drink or snack paired with an incredible book? Ginger, Tara, Estelle and I are all sharing something sweet (ha! a pun!) with you today – inspired by some of our favorite books. Make sure you check out their blogs for more […]

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June 16, 2012 - 8:03 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Round Up - […] Review 6/9: GReads – Snacks & Books > Fiction Folio: Books & Beverages > RBR: Drinks Books and Snacks! 6/11: Fiction Folio – Interview with Jessi Kirby 6/12: RBR: Top 10 Beach Reads 6/13: GReads […]

June 10, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Shelve It: 6/10/2012 - […] SSR: Drinks, Snacks, Books OH MY: books + food = a winning combination The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty – an adult fiction review! SSR: Big Kids’ Table: June & July adult fiction releases! A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger: Magan reviews Kody’s latest. SSR: Tune in Tuesday: Our summer listening picks! SSR: Retro Throwback: BSC anyone? Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker – perfect book for the season! […]

June 10, 2012 - 2:06 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Those margarita cupcakes look so freaking good!! and yes, Second Chance Summer made me crave some coconut ice cream (though I’ve never tried it!).

June 10, 2012 - 1:24 pm

elena - yum! as a girl with a sweet tooth, all these sound delicious too me! love iced coffee. 😀

June 10, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I love iced coffee so much! And it is a perfect pairing for that book 🙂

June 10, 2012 - 12:31 pm

Hemborgwife - I love this series! I know whenever I read Less Then Zero I always want Diet Coke for some reason!

June 9, 2012 - 11:30 am

Nicole - That raspberry icecream looks delicious.

Estelle: Shelve It (5/13/2012)

Ah! I’m so late! Hope you all had a great weekend! I have a special guest star in this video! Netgalley Friendship Bread by Darien Gee (5/1/2012) — Goodreads | Amazon What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor (5/11/2012) — Goodreads | Amazon Summer Nights by Susan Mallery (6/19/2012) — Goodreads | Amazon Starring Me […]

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May 14, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Katie @ Blook Girl - I also have Kissing Shakespeare and Intentions and hope they turn out to be as good as they look/sound! Can’t wait to get to them 🙂

I’ve been convinced, yet again, by Magan’s review for Second Chance Summer, and hope to have that on my own shelf this week!

Enjoy all the lovelies! <3

May 13, 2012 - 11:40 pm

elena - Your cat is qt! Casual hanging, I like it. Starring Me sounded like something I would read until the religion part. I’m not a religious person either and it makes me uncomfortable. Hooray for Second Chance Summer. Also I am so glad you liked Divergent! 😀 😀 I think I should give Lovestruck Summer a chance before Unbreak My Heart, which I’m excited for.

May 13, 2012 - 9:42 pm

Estelle - Annette, so glad to hear that about Friendship Bread! Perhaps it will get me out of my baking rut! 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

May 13, 2012 - 9:40 pm

Annette - I really enjoyed Friendship bread, and did go on a bread-making kick after reading it! Enjoy your books!

May 13, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Estelle - M, so glad you noticed my nails. I was hoping you would. The color is a lot like guacamole and Kermit the Frog (which my dad commented on today). So glad you added a few of the books to your list! I can’t wait to hear what you think. I’ve been lucky to read some great stuff lately! xo

May 13, 2012 - 9:21 pm

VeganYANerds - I was wondering when your vlog would be up, it’s great to see you and Candy, what a cutie! And, I love your green nails, LOVE!

You got some great books on NG, I added a couple to my list and I can’t wait to read Second Chance Summer and Lovestruck Summer, the both sound great!

Magan: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Second Chance Summber by Morgan Matson [website | twitter] Publication Date: May 8, 2012 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Pages: 480 Keywords: Family, Cancer, Growing Up, Friendship, Love Target Audience: Young Adult Format Read: Paperback from TLA (Thank you!) Summary: Taylor’s father is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given approximately three months to live. Her family […]

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May 11, 2016 - 7:00 am

Second Chance Summer | Review | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek - Mostly YA Lit - […] to be heart-breaking. I’d heard that from all of my favorite book people. But I also knew that every single book person I trust has loved it, and that I was going to be guaranteed a story that would […]

May 14, 2014 - 12:01 am

YA Book Review: Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson - […] You’ve Been Gone was no different than her other stellar books, Second Chance Summer and Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, providing exactly the escape from reality I was so […]

July 23, 2013 - 8:01 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Morgan Matson's Summer Essentials - […] our very favorite authors who never fails to wow us with her incredible writing. We deeply loved Second Chance Summer and Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour. There’s no doubt that Morgan’s books are a […]

July 1, 2012 - 7:01 am

Magan: Shelve It - July 1, 2012 - […] Matson (Goodreads) – I suppose after seeing my name pop up in their twitter feed regarding MY UNDYING LOVE for this book, they decided I needed a finished copy of this […]

June 18, 2012 - 12:34 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This story sounds incredibly beautiful. I am SO excited to read it!

June 2, 2012 - 9:00 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Our Local Bookstores - […] by Deb Caletti (Goodreads) Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (Magan’s review) Forever Summer by Alison Noel (Goodreads) Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton (Goodreads) […]

May 31, 2012 - 7:39 pm

Stephanie @ Read in a Single Sitting - Oh, this one brought tears to my eyes. I haven’t read The Story of Us, but it might make an interesting companion read. Thanks for the review.

May 30, 2012 - 11:54 am

Our Half Year Report + a Summer Giveaway - […] Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson […]

May 14, 2012 - 1:36 am

Jasmine Rose - It usually takes one or two people (at least) to convince me to read a contemporary. It’s strange. I usually love the contemp books I read, but the synopsis(es?) don’t really grab me the way a dystopian or fantasy does. That being sad, I’m so glad to be seeing awesome reviews for Second Chance Summer popping up because they’re convincing me to read it! I adored Amy & Roger’s so this one is definitely on my TBR now. Great review, Magan :]

May 13, 2012 - 9:00 pm

Shelve It Meme: 5/13/2012 - […] adult fiction books that caught my eye! I don’t think you can tell just how much Magan loved Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. A great meme by Broke & Bookish on favorite book quotes. Ice cream, family, and some serious […]

May 12, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Katie @ BlookGirl - Okay, okay! I’m convinced! Even though this book is likely to rip my heart out, I will go out and buy it this weekend 🙂 What a great, thoughtful review! I love relatable contemporaries, and this certainly sounds like one for me. Can’t wait to experience it for myself! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂 <3

May 12, 2012 - 9:27 am

Novel Sounds - […] Detour so Second Chance Summer was definitely on my reading list. Then Magan from Rather Be Reading read it and LOVED it. I immediately bumped it up and now I am maybe a bit broken. I knew it was going to be love in the […]

May 11, 2012 - 12:24 pm

elena - OH MY I just finished this book and I HAVE FEELINGS!!!!! It’s so warm and wonderful, trying to write my review ASAP. Yours is LOVELY, I love how much you love the book and that you mentioned the pacing was perfect. Augh such a good book.

May 9, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Liz - As if I needed any more reason to be desperate to read this book. I seriously cannot wait to read it. I pre-ordered it from my local book chain, but they are proving to be super slow with it.

Beautiful review, so happy you loved it. I am prepared to have a good long cry session with this one.

May 9, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Magan - ANNA! YES – yes you do! Hop on that… pronto! 🙂
Mandee – THANK YOU! I’m fully embracing the crying during reading. It was quite a relief to let so many tears go. Haha. 🙂
Hannah – YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW. ’tis true. I’m not a rule-breaker, but I vote you break the book buying ban for this one!

May 9, 2012 - 8:43 pm

Magan - Sharon, I definitely recommend a non-populated area while reading. The husband thought I was having a breakdown! Hahaha

May 9, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Oh girl, sounds like I need to read this! I’m so excited because I love the cover and it makes me so happy to hear that the story inside is even better. I WANT THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW.

May 9, 2012 - 4:34 pm

VeganYANerds - I’ve been so looking forward to your review and it’s wonderful! I’m so glad this book lives up to it’s gorgeous cover and I know, like you, I will crying my little heart out at the end 🙂

May 9, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Anna - I very much need to read this.

May 9, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Oh, wow. I really am looking forward to this one, particularly after reading this review! I am going to have to wait until I’m ready to cry and have time to read not in public, though. I have a feeling my coworkers in the break room might be a little put off by hysterical sobbing, which is most definitely going to happen. I can feel it already.

May 9, 2012 - 10:04 am

Magan - Thanks so, so much Lori! I actually haven’t read Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour yet. I know – *gasp*! You can bet I will be now!

May 9, 2012 - 10:03 am

Magan - Hi Anna! I can’t even describe how much I love this book. It doesn’t feel like I’ve done the book justice in my review. All I can say is READ IT NOW! I hope you love it just as much as I did! (Also, I loved that she was “normal” too.)

May 9, 2012 - 8:04 am

Anna Scott - Oh wow. I love it when I find book that I adore as much as you clearly adore this. I was really impressed with Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour and I’m really looking forward to this one.
I like your note about Taylor not having any stand-out skills. I sometimes annoys me how some YA main characters have to be super-smart or athletic or artistic to make up for the fact that they don’t quite fit in, or whatnot. It’s refreshing to have a main character that is ‘average’ (whatever that means!)
Great review! x

May 9, 2012 - 7:28 am

Lori - I loved Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour. It’s one of my most favorite books. So I’ve been super excited about this book. Now I’m even more excited! I love your review!