Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins .epub Giveaway!!

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You heard me right. I will be giving away an .epub version of Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins in honor of the BookTweeters Read-A-Long. The BookTweeters Read-A-Long Book Of The Month is Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (Aug. 14)  which is the last book in the trilogy of companion novels. (Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After)

Anna and the French Kiss is one of my all time favorite contemporaries and it is a great summer read.

To enter the giveaway you must be 13 years or older and you must feel comfortable with giving me your email address. Your email is necessary for me to send you the .epub.

Step One:

You must follow me on Twitter.

Step Two:

You need to be subscribed to the BookTweeters Read-A-Long List which can be found on my profile.

Step 3:  

Favorite the tweet that I link this blog post in.

That’s all you need to do.

I will randomly select somebody who favored the tweet and DM them.

Happy Reading 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

The Observant Girl Book Reviews

A meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Historical Fiction

If you are not a fan of history and fear historical fiction novels are like those boring history textbooks, look no further!

9565548GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers

A fantastic read! Filled with great characters, an intriguing plot, and realistic setting, you will tear through this book. First of all, it’s about assassin nuns (how awesome is that) and a plot that includes romance BUT focuses primarily on the various kingdoms of Brittany and overcoming its enemies.

17668473PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG by Anne Blankman

Check out my review here for more details. But to briefly summarize, this book is unique for the time period it covers. There are many, many books published on World War II and Hitler, but one from the perspective of a close follower? Not so much. The main character, Gretchen, adores Hitler but throughout the course of…

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Top 5 Favorite If I Stay Quotes

Every once in a while, I come across a book that inspires me greatly. If I Stay by Gayle Forman was definitely one of those reads.

Below I made a list of some of my top 5 favorite quotes from the book.

Enjoy and be Inspired!

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“Sometimes you make choices in life, while sometimes choices make you.”

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“Fake it til’ you make it.”

k“Love, it never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hold on to it. Love can make you immortal.”

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“I’m not choosing, but I’m running out of fight.”

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“I understood all that in my head, but I still didn’t believe in my heart.”

If I Stay by Gayle Forman Review (SPOILER FREE)

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After many failed attempts at trying to write a synopsis for this book without giving too much away, I decided to use the Amazon description:

 “In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family.”

 

Stats

Pages: 320

Published: 2009

Purchased from Amazon

Rating:

4_5stars

Review:

Characters:

I loved the characters of this book. They were all very relatable and heart warming. I liked how Forman showed us their different personalities by describing how they acted during Mia’s “situation”.

Mia:

Mia is a cellist who was recently accepted into Juliard. She has an out of body experience after a car crash and contemplates what her future will be like if she stays, and how those around her will change is she “leaves”. 

Mia was definitely my favorite character in the novel. I don’t think there was a single scene in this book where she made me roll my eyes. However, I got a bit grossed out when she confessed to wanting to lick they sweat off her boyfriend’s face when he finished a concert.

I felt that she was very well developed. The way the author interrogated Mia’s backstory into the story gave the reader a connection to Mia that would keep growing throughout the story.

Adam:

Adam is the boyfriend of Mia. He is an aspiring rock star who is growing distant with Mia.

In my opinion, Adam was O.K. There were some scenes where I found myself becoming annoyed with him, however it wasn’t enough to distract me from the story.

 

The Romance:

The romance between Adam and Mia was the reason why I gave the book 4.5 stars. Even though the romance was enjoyable, the romance didn’t have closure at the end of the book.

Throughout the book, Mia will have memories of her loving Adam, and scenes of her thinking about ending it with Adam. 

I understand that there is a sequel titles “Where She Went”. I will definitely pick up this book and hopefully get some closure. 

Plot:

If I Stay was a very quick and short read. I would recommend it as a mourning period read or if you are in a reading slump.

From the beginning to the end of the book, I could not put it down.

Writing Style:

The writing style of If I Stay was beautiful. I thought it was interesting how half of the book was memories of Mia’s and the other half was Mia’s perspective in present-tense.

Final Thoughts:

In conclusion, this book was very good. I thought that the characters were relatable and very fun to read about. The pacing of the plot never faltered. Highly recommend.

WARNING: This book gives you all the feels. 😥