A Q&A with Brandy Woods Snow, author of Meant To Be Broken

I love when I get to feature books and authors here twice. Back in May, I helped to reveal the cover of Brandy Woods Snow’s Meant To Be Broken. Today, I’m happy to be welcoming Brandy and her novel back to the blog–this time for a Q&A post.

Q&As are a wonderful way of getting to know an author and their book, and I just know you’re going to enjoy Brandy’s answers. She talks a bit today about a lot of different things, including her favourite under-appreciated novel, what draws her to write young adult novels, and what she would tell her younger writing self.

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A Q&A with Happy LaShelle, author of According to Audrey

Few people are unfamiliar with the name “Audrey Hepburn.” At the same time, few people are as devoted to finding Audrey’s style of love as the main character of Happy LaShelle’s new book, According to Audrey, appears to be. The story sounds super sweet, and I can’t wait to read it; I’m sure you’ll agree once you hear more about it.

Happy is here today to talk not only about her book, but also about the authors that influenced her as child and her advice for young writers. She has some great things to say, and I don’t want to keep you from them from much longer.

Before you get to her Q&A, though, make sure you take a moment to stop by her Rafflecopter, where she’s giving away a¬†Clean Teen Publishing Mystery Box.

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Cover reveal: Meant To Be Broken, by Brandy Woods Snow

I love when a book’s cover does the perfect job of setting the mood for the book itself. It could be because of the pictures used, or maybe the font, or possibly some indescribable element or combination of elements.

When it comes to the cover of Brandy Woods Snow’s Meant To Be Broken, I think it’s the colours and the feature image that bring out the novel’s tone. They’re wonderfully warm and sweet, putting you in the perfect mood to start reading.

Ready to take a look?

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Book recommendation: The Geography of You and Me, by Jennifer E. Smith

The Geography of You and Me, by Jennifer E. Smith

We all crave something that makes us feel good once in a while. For me, one of the ways of satisfying that craving is finding a light, romantic, will-they-or-won’t-they (you know they will) sort of book.

The Geography of You and Me, by Jennifer E. Smith, had been sitting on my shelf for months. I was saving it, hoping that it would be the perfect choice when I had exactly the type of feel-good craving I just described. That craving hit me hard back in December, and The Geography of You and Me immediately popped into my mind. I didn’t hesitate to pick it up and start reading.

And you know what? It didn’t let me down.

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Favourite five: Books I read for the first time in 2017

I talk about books a lot on this blog, and that isn’t likely to change any time soon. So why not kick off my new Favourite Five series with a book list?

According to Goodreads, I read 12 new books in 2017. Which doesn’t seem like very many, but they were well complemented by all of the books that I re-read. I don’t know about you, but re-reading books is something I simply can’t give up. There are some books that I love too much to only read once.

Today’s post, though, isn’t about those re-read books. As much as I love them, I’m always looking for new books to add to my read list. I’m happy to say that in 2017, I found quite a few that I’m likely to go back and re-read later on.

So here, in no particular order, are the five books I most enjoyed reading for the first time in 2017.

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