Thursday, June 30, 2016

Two Summers by NYT Bestselling Author Aimee Friedman + Giveaway


Title:  Two Summers
Author: Aimee Friedman
Publisher:  Point
Release Date:  April 26, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary




ONE SUMMER in the French countryside, among sun-kissed fields of lavender . . .

ANOTHER SUMMER in upstate New York, along familiar roads that lead to surprises . . .

When Summer Everett makes a split-second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds. In one, she travels to France, where she’s dreamed of going: a land of chocolate croissants, handsome boys, and art museums. In the other, she remains home, in her ordinary suburb, where she expects her ordinary life to continue — but nothing is as it seems.

In both summers, she will fall in love and discover new sides of herself. What may break her, though, is a terrible family secret, one she can't hide from anywhere. In the end, it may just be the truth she needs the most.

From New York Times bestselling author Aimee Friedman comes an irresistible, inventive novel that takes readers around the world and back again, and asks us what matters more: the journey or the destination.



In Two Summers by New York Times Bestselling Author, Aimee Friedman, we are presented with quite the dilemma for our main character, Summer. "What if...?" Yes, "what if," the age old question we ponder periodically. For Summer, it was what if she went to France or what if she stayed in New York? How would things play out differently?  I didn't know what to expect when I first turned the pages of Two Summers, but by a chapter in, I knew I had to go on. We need to know where does life take her in this parallel time story.  I can't seem to remember any stories or movies I've watched with the parallel universe theme going on, but I'm definitely intrigued.  I enjoyed how the author so effortlessly draw us into each of these universes, yet, still kept who Summer is consistent.  In each, we're still able to understand, feel and root for Summer. We have different questions, but in the end what mattered most was how Summer carried on with her life, and when secrets are revealed, will she wish it was different? An engaging and refreshing read, not to mention kind of have me envision myself traveling!



NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Point through Rockstar Book Tours for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


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Aimee Friedman was born and raised in Queens, New York, in an apartment filled with books and different languages. She wrote her first story at the age of five, and was off and running from there. Aimee wrote all through her years as a student at the Bronx High School of Science and then Vassar College. After graduating from college in 2001, she became a children's book editor, a job she still does, and loves, to this day! Aimee published her first novel, the New York Times bestseller, South Beach, in 2005, and is now the author of several novels for young adults, the latest being Two Summers. Aimee lives in New York City, where she can usually be found writing in cafes, window-shopping, or searching for the perfect iced latte.

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Week One:
6/27/2016- Novel NoviceGuest Post
6/28/2016- Page Turners BlogReview
6/29/2016- The Cover Contessa- Interview
6/30/2016- Just CommonlyReview
7/1/2016- YA Book Nerd- Interview

Week Two:
7/4/2016- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
7/5/2016- Andi's ABCsGuest Post
7/6/2016- A Dream Within A DreamReview
7/7/2016- Curling Up With A Good BookGuest Post
7/8/2016- Margie's Must ReadsReview



                                                                                                                                                                      





4 comments :

  1. This looks like a great book and I love the cover.

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. This sounds like a great book. Love the cover!

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  4. I love shows about parallel universe themes. Fringe and Sliding Doors were 2 of my favorites.
    Dianna

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