Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Show Me How Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


Title: SHOW ME HOW (Thatch #3)
Author: Molly McAdams
Published: August 23rd 2016 by William Morrow Impulse
Source: eARC courtesy of the publisher/tour in exchange for an honest review
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After her first love was ripped from her grasp four years earlier, Charlie Easton was sure she would never be able to trust anyone with the shattered pieces of her heart again. That is, until Deacon Carver forces himself into her life, and makes those pieces swirl in chaos. But Charlie doesn't know how to let him in… until a stranger stumbles upon a notebook filled with her innermost secrets, and shows her how.

Deacon Carver is known for sleeping his way through the town of Thatch, as well as the surrounding cities—something he used to take pride in. But that persona has haunted Deacon ever since he decided to leave that life behind for the girl he wants more than anything: Charlie Easton.

But when another girl falls into Deacon's life, allowing him to be himself without judgment for his past, will their conversations hinder his relationship with Charlie … even if he's never seen her?


Thoughts: To be honest, I didn't read the prior two novels before reading SHOW ME HOW. Like most NA novels, it can be read as a standalone, but I'm thinking it would've been better as a set. At any rate, I feel like this kept me from truly connecting to the characters. Yes, SHOW ME HOW does give you a bit of a recap to everyone's background, how their relationships are, and where they came from. It definitely has spoilers for the other two novels, but as the reader, you already know most love interests typically end up with together and with a HEA. With all of this said, though I liked SHOW ME HOW, I never really loved it.

The story starts off with Charlie. You can already tell she's a very shy girl with issues that go beyond merely wanting to fade into the background. Though I liked that she adored romance novels (win!) and is a great mom to her son (double win!), I truly never connected with her. She was there but she wasn't, and even though half of the book is from her point of view, I kind of feel like the other characters stood out more. I felt awful for her whenever certain things were said, but other than that, I just found her a bit ho-hum.

Moving onto Deacon. Okay, I don't understand how he can go from despising Charlie to falling for her in such a short time frame. Yes, he completely misunderstood a situation and was genuinely apologetic about it, but he still did really (for a lack of a better word) dumb things that just didn't compute with me. I liked that of all the characters in the book, he grew the most, but I never really swooned over him, which I found disappointing. I'm a swoony kind of gal, and he just didn't do it for me. I will say that I think he would make the most amazing friend in the world, if he will just let you in.

Now, Charlie and Deacon together. Truthfully, I never really felt the chemistry between the two. It felt rather forced, and I couldn't get over why either of them were ever attracted (outside of physical attraction) to each other. How many times will Charlie get mad at Deacon and have Deacon try to apologize? I understand why she was upset, and Deacon did constantly put his foot in his mouth, and because of this, I felt like the majority of their relationship was based on arguing. Also, Deacon never questioned who "Words" was? How strange is that? I felt like it was rather obvious.

I know my review is very critical, and it seems like I didn't enjoy it at all, but I really did like the story. I loved Keith and his supapowers. Who will he be today? He's adorable, and probably my favorite character in this whole novel. I liked Graham's humor and how caring he can be to those he loves. Grey is a wonderful sister-in-law, friend, mother, and person, and though I felt Jagger was a little too protective sometimes, I was comforted by the fact that Charlie had him as a big brother. Both Jagger and Charlie lost in the parent lottery game, but they definitely won in the siblings one.

All in all, SHOW ME HOW was a well-written story with diverse characters and a great small town vibe. Though I didn't love it, I did like it. This was my first Molly McAdams' novel, and I definitely plan on checking out her other books.


Rating:

3 Stars






ABOUT MOLLY MCADAMS:
Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. When she's not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm ... or under one in a bathtub if there are tornadoes. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening.

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Be sure to check out the rest of the tour!

Week 1:
8/29: Bookish Lifestyle - Review
8/30: Addicted 2 Novels - Review
8/31: Stuck In Books - Review
9/1: What Sarah Read - Review
9/2: Who RU Blog - Q&A

Week 2:
9/5: Books, TV, and More! - Q&A
9/6: BCS Reviews - Review
9/7: Rebel Mommy Book Blog - Review
9/8: Chapter By Chapter - Review
9/9: Novelgossip - Q&A

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Every Little Thing Cover Reveal




Addicted 2 Novels is so excited to be part of the cover reveal for EVERY LITTLE THING by New York Times bestselling author, Samantha Young! The second book in the new Hart’s Boardwalk series returns to the picturesque Delaware beachside town for another heartfelt and sexy story…



Hartwell, Delaware—the perfect place to get away from it all, and find what you never knew you needed…

Bailey Hartwell has many reasons to feel content—her successful business, a close circle of friends, and her steady boyfriend…even if their romance feels staid after ten years without a serious commitment. The only challenge in her life comes in the form of sexy businessman Vaughn Tremaine. She thinks the ex-New Yorker acts superior and that he considers her a small-town nobody. But when Bailey’s blindsided by a betrayal, she’s shocked to discover Vaughn is actually a decent guy.

Vaughn admires Bailey’s free spirit, independence, and loyalty. As his passion for her has grown, his antagonism toward her has only worsened. Every little thing Bailey does seduces him. But when Vaughn’s painful emotional past makes him walk away in fear he will hurt her, it opens an old wound in Bailey, and she uncharacteristically retreats.
Once Vaughn begins to realize he’s made the biggest mistake of his life, he has no choice but to fight like he’s never fought before to convince Bailey that the love they’ve found together only comes around once in a lifetime.

We can’t wait for Bailey and Vaughn’s story! But in the meantime, we’re looking forward to the first book, The One Real Thing, that goes on sale September 6th! Pre-order the first book in the Hart’s Boardwalk series today!



Welcome to Hartwell, a quiet seaside escape where uncovering old secrets could lead one woman to discover the meaning of a love that lasts…

While Doctor Jessica Huntington engages with the inmates at the women’s correctional facility where she works, she’s always careful to avoid emotional attachments in her personal life. Loss and betrayal taught her that lesson long ago. But when she comes across a set of old love letters in the prison’s library and visits the picturesque town of Hartwell to deliver them to their intended recipient, she finds herself unable to resist the town’s charm—and her attraction to the sexy owner of a local bar proves equally hard to deny.

Since his divorce from his unfaithful ex-wife, Cooper Lawson has focused on what really matters: his family and the boardwalk pub they’ve owned for generations. But the first time Jessica steps into his bar, Cooper is beyond tempted to risk his heart on her.

Yet as their attraction grows hotter and Jessica remains stubbornly closed off, he begins to realize it will take more than just passion to convince her there’s only one real thing in life worth fighting for…

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About the author: Samantha Young is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series, including Moonlight on Nightingale Way, Echoes of Scotland Street, and Fall from India Place, as well as the standalone novel Hero. She resides in Scotland.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Never Missing, Never Found Blog Tour: Giveaway


"A juicy thriller about a girl who returned from the missing. . . . Hand to fans of We Were Liars, Bone Gap, and Vanishing Girls.

Some choices change everything. Scarlett chose to run. And the consequences will be deadly.

Stolen from her family as a young girl, Scarlett was lucky enough to eventually escape her captor. Now a teen, she's starting a summer job at an amusement park. There are cute boys, new friends, and the chance to finally have a normal life.

Her first day on the job, Scarlett is shocked to discover that a girl from the park has gone missing. Old memories come rushing back. And now as she meets her new coworkers, one of the girls seems strangely familiar. When Scarlett chose to run all those years ago, what did she set into motion? And when push comes to shove, how far will she go to uncover the truth . . . before it's too late? "

Published: June 28th 2016 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Giveaway: Thanks to the fabulous people at Penguin Random House, I am giving away TWO finished copies to two lucky winners. This giveaway is only open to US/CA participants and ends July 24th. The winners will be notified via email, so be sure to check it and get back to me!

Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Blog Tour: 738 Days Review + Giveaway


"At fifteen, Amanda Grace was abducted on her way home from school. 738 days later, she escaped. Her 20/20 interview is what everyone remembers—Amanda describing the room where she was kept, the torn poster of TV heartthrob Chase Henry on the wall. It reminded her of home and gave her the strength to keep fighting.

Now, years later, Amanda is struggling to live normally. Her friends have gone on to college, while she battles PTSD. She’s not getting any better, and she fears that if something doesn’t change soon she never will.

Six years ago, Chase Henry defied astronomical odds, won a coveted role on a new TV show, and was elevated to super-stardom. With it, came drugs, alcohol, arrests, and crazy spending sprees. Now he's sober and a Hollywood pariah, washed up at twenty-four.

To revamp his image, Chase’s publicist comes up with a plan: surprise Amanda Grace with the chance to meet her hero, followed by a visit to the set of Chase’s new movie. The meeting is a disaster, but out of mutual desperation, Amanda and Chase strike a deal. What starts as a simple arrangement, though, rapidly becomes more complicated when they realize they need each other in more ways than one. But when the past resurfaces in a new threat, will they stand together or fall apart? "





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Thoughts: This book gutted me, slowly sewed me back together, but still left scars on my soul. I know that sounds like a terrible thing, but I promise you it's not. Though at times difficult to read, I must say I enjoyed every minute of it. From the raw emotions to the growth of each of our main characters and everything in-between, 738 DAYS is a novel I would recommend over and over again.

First off, Amanda is every bit a survivor trying to adjust back into her world. The book starts off with what I can only describe as before. It was before she was found and gives you a glimpse as to what she went through with her kidnapper. What I found so heartbreaking and scary about all of this is Amanda, though a fictional character, could be anyone. She could be you or me, your best friend, your sister, your brother, anyone! I was only ten pages deep before I started tearing up. Granted, I'm dealing with pregnancy hormones, but you'd have to really try exceptionally hard to separate yourself from the book in order not to feel something. What's the point of reading if you're going to do that?

I was disgusted, peeved, angry, devastated, all of the above!

Yet, the thing that broke my heart the most was reading about Amanda's PTSD and how it affected herself and everyone around her.

Enter Chase.

Chase has all sorts of other issues that, while completely different than Amanda's, are still tragic in itself. Sadly, he fits the typical young Hollywood star gone downhill. After a couple of years, he decides it's time to try and save his reputation, and what better way than a bit of good publicity? Chase is someone Amanda feels saved her during her captivity, so his publicist decides it's time for him to meet her. Good PR and all that jazz. What neither of them saw coming was how truly connected they really are.

Things weren't always great between the two. Heck, I started kind of hating Chase there for a minute, but when the both decide it's best to at least "pretend" this scheme was real and working, that's when I started loving him. He was able to bring down Amanda's walls and vice versa. The two of them had me smiling ear to ear and rooting for the happily ever after they both deserved.

Now, it is a New Adult book, and like most NA novels, there is a bit of sex in it. Don't worry, it's not too much nor is it raunchy in any way. Honestly, I found it very sensual, and it fit Amanda and Chase's relationship well.

If you haven't picked this up yet, you're totally missing out. This is probably the best contemporary book I've read so far this year, and that's saying a lot. Go get you some!


Rating:

5 Stars



ABOUT STACEY KADE:
As an award-winning corporate copywriter, Stacey Kade has written about everything from backhoe loaders to breast pumps. But she prefers to make things up instead.

She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg, and two retired racing greyhounds, SheWearsThePants (Pansy) and Shutter. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll likely find her parked in front of the television catching up on her favorite shows (Scandal, The Vampire Diaries, Almost Human, The Walking Dead, and Sherlock, among others.)

Stacey is the author of the The Ghost and the Goth trilogy (THE GHOST AND THE GOTH, QUEEN OF THE DEAD, and BODY & SOUL) and The Project Paper Doll Series (THE RULES and THE HUNT). You can find her (far too often) on Facebook and Twitter as well as http://www.staceykade.com

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Giveaway:
3 Finished Copies of 738 DAYS (US Only)

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for my chances to win!

Week 1:
6/20: Lost In Lit - Review
6/21: No BS Book Reviews - Q&A
6/22: Addicted 2 Novels - Review
6/23: What Sarah Read - Guest Post
6/24: Polished Page Turners - Review

Week 2:
6/27: Andi's ABCs - Q&A
6/28: The Irish Banana Review - Review
6/29: That Artsy Reader Girl - Teen Heartthrobs
6/30: Jenuine Cupcakes - Review
7/1: Bookiemoji - Top 10

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Love Between The Lines Coloring Book Cover Reveal

Hey, everyone! I'm really excited to participate in this blitz. Y'all know I'm a HUGE fan of coloring books. The bigger, the better. Well, this cover definitely screams BUY ME, and I can't wait for it to come out. Are you ready?

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Isn't it great?

LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES: An Adult Coloring Book for Book Lovers by Christina Collie (November 8, 2016; Forever Trade Paperback; $14.99/$19.99 Can.)
Fall in love all over again with this adult coloring book featuring 45 hand-drawn illustrations inspired by romance novels from bestselling writers. Sit back, grab your pens and markers, and get ready to explore LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES.

In the pages of this book you will find:
· Designs to help you relax and reduce stress
· Hidden images and book quotes
· Each design printed on a separate page
· Elaborate drawings s as well as quickie pages for when you just have a few minutes to color

Illustrations inspired by the works of:
Anna Todd, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Colleen Hoover, S.C. Stephens, Abbi Glines, K. Bromberg, Claire Contreras, Jillian Dodd, Amy Harmon, Tiffany King, R.K. Lilley, Molly McAdams, Tara Sivec, Alessandra Torre, Mia Sheridan, J. Sterling, Katy Evans, Emma Chase, S.L. Jennings, K.A. Linde, Beth Ehemann, Tarryn Fisher, Karina Halle, Helena Hunting, Leisa Rayven, Madeline Sheehan, and K. A. Tucker

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About the Author:
Christina Collie is a twenty-eight-year-old Tennessee native who began doodling images inspired by her favorite books almost four years ago before launching Doodles by Christina. Since then she has doodled over 50 images and has sold prints around the globe. Outside of being a huge bookworm, she enjoys watching LSU football, playing with her dog Nola, and hanging out on her best friend’s farm.

This is her first coloring book. You can find her at dooodlesbychristina.com or Facebook.com/DooodlesByChristina.

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Blog Tour: Places No One Knows Review


Title: Places No One Knows
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Published: May 17th 2016 by Delacorte Press
Source: Finished copy sent by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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"For fans of Lauren Oliver and E. Lockhart, here is a dreamy love story set in the dark halls of contemporary high school, from New York Times bestselling author Brenna Yovanoff.

Waverly Camdenmar spends her nights running until she can’t even think. Then the sun comes up, life goes on, and Waverly goes back to her perfectly hateful best friend, her perfectly dull classes, and the tiny, nagging suspicion that there’s more to life than student council and GPAs.

Marshall Holt is a loser. He drinks on school nights and gets stoned in the park. He is at risk of not graduating, he does not care, he is no one. He is not even close to being in Waverly’s world.

But then one night Waverly falls asleep and dreams herself into Marshall’s bedroom—and when the sun comes up, nothing in her life can ever be the same. In Waverly’s dreams, the rules have changed. But in her days, she’ll have to decide if it’s worth losing everything for a boy who barely exists."


Thoughts: I've been a fan of Brenna's for quite some time and have always enjoyed her twisted tales. When I heard she was branching out and doing a contemporary novel, I knew I had to check it out. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. PLACES NO ONE KNOWS is a wonderfully written, addicting novel with a slight dream-esque paranormal twist that sucks you in from the very first page.

First off, let's talk about Waverly. She knows how high school works and knows how to play it to her advantage. On the outside, she looks like she has it all figured out. The catch (because there always is one) is she never really reveals who she truly is. Not to anyone. She can't even sleep at night. Then, this one night, she lights a candle, chants, and magically ends up somewhere else, with someone she didn't see coming.

Enter Marshall.

He's the only one that can see her, so it feels more like a dream than reality. This is when Waverly can really be herself, but when the sun rises and it's time to go back to school, can Waverly finally break out of her perfect shell and be herself or will she go back to pretending that girl doesn't exist and neither does Marshall?

To be honest, while I was a fan of Waverly's from the start, I didn't really like Marshall. Not in the beginning. He was into drinking and drugs and didn't really seem to give a hoot about school or anything else for that matter. He's not the type of guy I normally go for both in the literal and realistic sense. It wasn't until Waverly started taking down his walls and vice versa that I started finding myself more attracted to him. That's when part of me started getting annoyed at Waverly. I completely understood what she was going through with wanting to live that impeccable life, but it's all a facade. Is she really willing to give up this great guy for a shell of who she really is?

These characters felt real to me. Their frustrations, anguish, all of the trials they went through made me feel like I was going through it with them. Though it's a YA book, I feel like a lot of adults can relate to the story and the general lessons behind it all. Not to sound cliche, but it's about not judging a book by it's cover. Sometimes you don't really see who people are or any of the whys behind it. Maybe instead of being so haste to judge, we should be kind and more accepting.

If you're a fan of LUCID, BEFORE I FALL, and JELLICOE ROAD, this is the book for you. It really is a fantastic novel you don't want to miss!

Rating:

4 Stars




Friday, May 20, 2016

The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You Blog Tour


Welcome to the next stop in The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You Blog Tour. Woohoo! Today, I will be sharing an excerpt from the novel but first, for those who haven't heard of this book yet, let's do a bit of a background check!

"Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Doctor Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her class and knock Ben West--and his horrendous new mustache that he spent all summer growing--down to number four.

Trixie will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben's, including give up sleep and comic books--well, maybe not comic books--but definitely sleep. After all, the war of Watson v. West is as vicious as the Doctor v. Daleks and Browncoats v. Alliance combined, and it goes all the way back to the infamous monkey bars incident in the first grade. Over a decade later, it's time to declare a champion once and for all.

The war is Trixie's for the winning, until her best friend starts dating Ben's best friend and the two are unceremoniously dumped together and told to play nice. Finding common ground is odious and tooth-pullingly-painful, but Trixie and Ben's cautious truce slowly transforms into a fandom-based tentative friendship. When Trixie's best friend gets expelled for cheating and Trixie cries foul play, however, they have to choose who to believe and which side they're on--and they might not pick the same side."

Published: May 17th 2016 by St. Martin's Griffin

There's a reason everyone is raving about this book, and I think all it'll take is for your to check out the first chapter to see why. Are you ready? Let's do it!


CHAPTER ONE

Ben West spent summer vacation growing a
handlebar mustache.

Seriously.

Hovering over his upper lip—possibly glued
there—was a bushy monstrosity that shouted, “Look out,
senior class, I’m gonna tie some chicks to the train tracks
and then go on safari with my good friend Teddy
Roosevelt. Bully!”

I blindly swatted at Harper with my comic book,
trying to alert her to the fact that there was a mustachioed
moron trying to blend in with the other people entering
campus.

“I know I should have made flash cards for the
poems that Cline assigned,” she said, elbowing me back
hard, both acknowledging that she wasn’t blind and that
she hated when I interrupted her monologues about the
summer reading list. “But I found Mrs. Bergman’s
social inguistics syllabus on the U of O website and I’m
sure she’ll use the same one here.”

The mustache twitched an attempt at freedom, edging
away from West's ferrety nose as he tried to shove past a
group of nervous looking freshmen. It might have been
looking at me and Harper, but its owner was doing
everything possible to ignore us, the planter box we were
sitting on, and anything else that might have been east of
the wrought iron gate.

“So,” Harper continued, louder than necessary
considering we were sitting two inches apart. “I thought
I’d get a head start. But now I’m afraid that we were
supposed to memorize the poems for Cline. He never
responded to my emails.”

Pushing my comic aside, I braced my hands against
the brick ledge. The mustache was daring me to say
something. Harper could hear it too, as evidenced by her
staring up at the sun and muttering, “Or you could, you
know, not do this.”

“Hey, West,” I called, ignoring the clucks of protest
coming from my left. “I’m pretty sure your milk mustache
curdled. Do you need a napkin?”

Ben West lurched to a stop, one foot inside of the
gate. Even on the first day of school, he hadn’t managed
to find a clean uniform. His polo was a series of baggy
wrinkles, half tucked into a pair of dingy khakis. He
turned his head. If the mustache had been able to give me
the finger, it would have. Instead, it stared back at me
with its curlicue fists raised on either side of West’s thin
mouth.

“Hey, Harper,” he said. He cut his eyes at me and
grumbled, “Trixie.”

I leaned back, offering the slowest of slow claps.

“Great job, West. You have correctly named us. I,
however, may need to change your mantle. Do you prefer
Yosemite Sam or Doc Holliday? I definitely think it
should be cowboy related.”

“Isn’t it cruel to make the freshmen walk past you?”
he asked me, pushing the ratty brown hair out of his eyes.

“Or is it some kind of ritual hazing?”

“Gotta scare them straight.” I gestured to my blonde
associate. “Besides, I’ve got Harper to soften the blow.
It’s like good cop, bad cop.”

“It is nothing like good cop, bad cop. We’re waiting
for Meg,” Harper said, flushing under the smattering of
freckles across her cheeks as she turned back to the
parking lot, undoubtedly trying to escape to the special
place in her head where pop quizzes—and student council
vice presidents—lived. She removed her headband,
pushing it back in place until she once again looked like
Sleeping Beauty in pink glasses and khakis. Whereas I
continued to look like I’d slept on my ponytail.

Which I had because it is cruel to start school on a
Wednesday.

“Is it heavy?” I asked Ben, waving at his mustache.

“Like weight training for your face? Or are you just trying
to compensate for your narrow shoulders?”
He gave a half-hearted leer at my polo. “I could ask
the same thing of your bra.”

My arms flew automatically to cover my chest, but I
seemed to be able to only conjure the consonants of the
curses I wanted to hurl at him. In his usual show of bad
form, West took this as some sort of victory.

“As you were,” he said, jumping back into the line of
uniforms on their way to the main building. He passed too
close to Kenneth Pollack, who shoved him hard into the
main gate, growling, “Watch it, nerd.”

“School for geniuses, Kenneth,” Harper called.

“We’re all nerds.”

Kenneth flipped her off absentmindedly as West
brushed himself off and darted past Mike Shepherd into
the main building.

“Brute,” Harper said under her breath.

I scuffed the planter box with the heels of my
mandatory Mary Janes. “I’m off my game. My brain is
still on summer vacation. I totally left myself open to that
cheap trick.”

“I was referring to Kenneth, not Ben,” she frowned.

“But, yes, you should have known better. Ben’s been
using that bra line since fourth grade.”

As a rule, I refused to admit when Harper was right
before eight in the morning. It would just lead to a full
day of her gloating. I hopped off of the planter and
scooped up my messenger bag, shoving my comic inside.

“Come on. I’m over waiting for Meg. She’s
undoubtedly choosing hair care over punctuality. Again.”
Harper slid bonelessly to her feet, sighing with
enough force to slump her shoulders as she followed me
through the front gate and up the stairs. The sunlight
refracted against her pale hair every time her neck
swiveled to look behind us. Without my massive aviator
sunglasses, I was sure I would have been blinded by the
glare.

“What’s with you?” I asked, kicking a stray pebble
out of the way.

“What? Nothing.” Her head snapped back to

attention, knocking her glasses askew. She quickly
straightened them with two trembling hands. “Nothing. I
was just thinking that maybe senior year might be a good
time for you to end your war with Ben. You’d have more
time to study and read comics and…”

Unlike the tardy Meg, Harper was tall enough that I
could look at her without craning my neck downward. It
made it easier to level her with a droll stare. Sometimes,
it’s better to save one’s wit and just let the stupidity of a
thought do the talking.

She rolled her eyes and clucked again, breezing past
me to open the door.

“Or not,” she said, swinging the door open and letting
me slip past her. “Year ten of Watson v. West starts now.
But if one of you brings up the day he pushed you off the
monkey bars, I am taking custody of Meg and we are
going to sit with the yearbook staff during lunch.”

“I accept those terms,” I grinned. “Now help me
think of historical figures with mustaches. Hitler and
Stalin are entirely too obvious. I need to brainstorm
before we get homework.”


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lily Anderson is an elementary school librarian and Melvil Dewey fangirl with an ever-growing collection of musical theater tattoos and Harry Potter ephemera. She lives in Northern California. THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU is her debut novel.

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