Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review and Excerpt Tour with Giveaway: The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young @AuthorSamYoung @InkSlingerPR

   

From New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young comes a story of friendship, identity, and acceptance that will break your heart—and make it whole again. Order your copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS OF US today!

   

About THE IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS OF US:

“I know how to watch my back. I’m the only one that ever has.”

India Maxwell hasn’t just moved across the country—she’s plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancé and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister’s clique of friends, including Eloise’s gorgeous, arrogant boyfriend Finn, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash.

But India’s not alone in struggling to control the secrets of her past. Eloise and Finn, the school’s golden couple, aren’t all they seem to be. In fact, everyone’s life is infinitely more complex than it first appears. And as India grows closer to Finn and befriends Eloise, threatening the facades that hold them together, what’s left are truths that are brutal, beautiful, and big enough to change them forever…

   

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My Review:
My rating:  5 stars

Samantha Young has been one of my favorite authors since I first read her book On Dublin Street only a little over a year ago.  From that point on I devoured her books, mostly through audio the first time.  One of my all-time book boyfriends, above almost all others - probably top 3, Nate Sawyer, came from her book Before Jamaica Lane.  While I was sent an egalley of this book to read and review for the tour, when I found someone willing to trade a physical ARC, I jumped on that chance since I had to have at least one physical ARC of one of my favorite author's books.  The way she writes both the characters as well as the events in the story always leads to an emotional and memorable read.  If I had not had any other responsibilities, such as work, this is one I would have read in one sitting.  In fact I read it in about 3 sittings, as each time I was barely able to put it down for anything else.  I read the last 100 pages in one sitting, at the park near my house, in my car, where I knew there would be no one to distract me from reading.  And that last part of the book was packed full of tear-jerking scenes, where anyone who had seen me sitting in my car crying might have wondered just what was going on.

I feel all of the characters and most of the reactions were pretty realistic.  There wasn't anything that was way out there, used just to create drama for the story.  Honestly everything that happened was something that I could see happening in real life, or maybe had actually seen happen to others around me, or to myself.  Nothing in the extreme bad things, just the way that people reacted to situations is very realistic to me.  Even the mean girl, yeah, she was kinda a mean girl, and her friends knew it, and would call her on it.  The reaction of people to finding out someone in their life was a different person then they'd been led to believe, that their very best friend had lied to them, well, it was pretty true to human nature.  Young really had a great grasp on real life and how people interact.  I'm so excited to finally have a book by her that I can definitely put in my high school library and share with my students.  Hopefully alerting them to an author they will also fall in love with and pick up every book she writes from now on.

A wonderfully emotional story, showing that it doesn't matter what walk of life you come from, the things you keep hidden about yourself can be the same, and do affect you and the rest of your life just as much as they do anyone else.

Giveaway:
  • Signed hardback copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS OF US, Umbrella and Raindrop Necklace and Bubblegum Blue Fuji INSTAX for 1 Winner 

       
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About Samantha Young:
Samantha Young is the New York Times,  USA Today  and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows.  Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook and hardback June 2017. Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for HeroOn Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015. Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.  

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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