Hi guys, today I’ve got a fantastic guest post from the wonderful Ginger of GReads! on Emery Lord’s 2016 release, When We Collided. Ginger is one of Emery’s biggest fans, and she got to read this book when it was still going through revisions (seriously, how jealous are you?). When she offered to help out with this week, I knew I needed to get her to talk about what she loved about WWC – spoiler-free, of course! Read on for her thoughts, and for an international ARC giveaway!When We Collided
Author: Emery Lord
Find the author: Website, Blog, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr
Also by this author: The Start of Me and You, Open Road Summer, When We Collided, The Names They Gave Us, Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet.
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication date: April 5th 2016
Meet Vivi and Jonah: A girl and a boy whose love has the power save or destroy them.Vivi and Jonah couldn't be more different. Vivi craves anything joyful or beautiful that life can offer. Jonah has been burdened by responsibility for his family ever since his father died. As summer begins, Jonah resigns himself to another season of getting by. Then Vivi arrives, and suddenly life seems brighter and better. Jonah is the perfect project for Vivi, and things finally feel right for Jonah. Their love is the answer to everything. But soon Vivi's zest for life falters, as her adventurousness becomes true danger-seeking. Jonah tries to keep her safe, but there's something important Vivi hasn't told him.Perfect for fans of E. Lockhart and Jandy Nelson, When We Collided is a powerful story of two teens whose love is put to the test by forces beyond their control.
Opening up an Emery Lord book is like taking a plunge; the thrill of the fall both excites me and terrifies me, but I know once I resurface the rush to want to experience it all over again will consume me. I had the pleasure of reading an early copy of When We Collided, Emery Lord’s third novel to be published in 2016. I am so pleased to be sharing with you all my reasons why I think you should add this novel to your to-be-read list ASAP! Emery Lord is such a remarkable, impressionable, and outstanding voice to the YA lit community. Her words have the power to break you, but also the ability to put you back together piece by piece, seeing a character’s story through a whole new light.
Top Five Reasons To Have WHEN WE COLLIDED On Your TBR List
- It’s written by Emery Lord. If you’ve encountered her writing in Open Road Summer, or The Start of Me and You, then you’re well aware why this is reason #1 to be adding it to your TBR. Emery has a way with words to connect the reader to the story: engaging, heart-stopping, soulful — When We Collided takes Emery’s words to a whole new level.
- Dual point of views. This type of narrative can either make or break a story, in my opinion. But Emery nails the voices, allowing the reader to walk away with a richer, more succulent story told from different perspectives. There is a true distinction between Vivi and Jonah, which gives way to an amazing balance and well-rounded storyline.
- Emotions. Emotions. Emotions. You can’t help but feel them while reading this story. From opening your heart up to new beginnings, to holding on to hope for dear life, the emotions are soaring through out this novel. If you’re an emotional reader, then grab your tissues, because this book will definitely exercise your tear ducts.
- Because it’s not just a story about mental illness. I think this novel has potential to be lumped into that category easily by readers. But what I realized after walking away from the story is that yes, there is a character that struggles, but also survives, while dealing with the highs and lows of her mental stability. But it’s not what the book is centered around. It’s something we know, something we witness, and something we come to understand about the many traits and factors that make up this beautiful story.
- Young Love. I am a sucker for the teenage romances, and this one does not disappoint. There is innocence and excitement in those first few encounters of the heart. Emery captures that beauty so well, but also keeps it authentic by elaborating on the realness of what a teenage heart is capable of. The heart is a precious thing, easy to break, and sometimes harder to love.
Thanks, Ginger, for making me wish even more fervently for April 2016! What part of WWC interests you the most? For me, it’s the dual narrative part; I can’t wait to read Emery’s writing from a boy perspective. I am so ready to have my heart smashed out of my chest and taped back together by Ms. Lord.
If you’re feeling that way, too, I have THE BEST giveaway for you: an advance reader’s copy of When We Collided for one special reader, thanks to Bloomsbury Kids. And yes, it is international. Go on, enter – and don’t forget to check out the other posts for signed books & a The Start of Me and You tote!
I pick #2, the dual point of views.
Fact: THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC! That is all anyone needs to know. 🙂
SO JEALOUS, Andi! =p
One of the main reasons would be – it’s written by Emery Lord, her first two books were absolutely amazing. It tackles with mental illness, but is not centered around it. I’m always curious what approach the author takes. Also, it’s writtenin dual pov which I’m a fan of.
#4 really got my attention. I like that it deals with mental illness but also that it goes beyond that.
Emery seems to be a wonderful author, even though I’ve never read any of her work. Everyone is raving about needing this book, and the fact it has dual PoV makes it all the more better! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂
I put this one as soon as I heard about it! I LOVE Emery Lord
(so the first reason)
Emery Lord has become an auto-buy author for me, and I’m excited to see how she portrays mental illness without making it the center of the story. We need more of that in YA.
#5. I am also a sucker for YA love stories, like Eleanor & Park and Say What You Will
Excellent post! Def adding When We Collided to my TBR pile thanks to reason number 4. That it’s not just a book about mental illness calls to me and I’m super excited to check it out.
I really need to start reading Emery Lord books, everyone seems to love them! I’m a big fan of dual PoV when it’s well done. Not only gives a little extra to the story, but it also allows me to connect more with each character and feel all the feels properly (big fan of all the feels, too).
I picked #1 and #5. I love LOVE Emery Lord’s The Start of You and Me. I also love books about young love. Put two together and they create an amazing book!
Emery Lord has become an auto-buy author for me. I just have to get my hands on everything she writes. Also, I am quite an emotional reader, so I love books that make me *~feel things~* (Ginger’s reason #3). Can’t wait to read this one!
I recently read The Start of Me & You and holy crap was that book both poetic and emotionally draining. I just found myself completely captivated in Paige’s story, the romance was so daring and gah, I’ve become such an Emery Lord fangirl, so I am having the hardest time waiting for When We Collied!
OMG. I’m putting When We Collided by Emery Lord in my TBR because it’s fantastic, awesome and great!! I can’t even express it into words. I love it. I also love all the reasons especially YOUNG LOVE AND EMOTIONS. EMOTIONS. EMOTIONS. :)) <3
Seriously can’t wait for this one! It looks like it has everything I look for in a book and its Emery! Love myself a good romance 🙂
I simply ADORED The Start of Me And You. Max is my #1 favorite book boyfriend right now. <3
Just the fact that it’s written by Emery Lord is what excited me most! I just finished The Start of Me and You and loved it SO FREAKING MUCH!
WHEN WE COLLIDED is on my TBR pile because I absolutely loved THE START OF ME AND YOU! I love emotional reads and dual POV as well!
Because it’s Emery Lord! Love all her books
I’m excited to get my hands on this book! I’m a sucker for well done dual-POVs and any book that says “For fans of Jandy Nelson.” Plus the plot sounds fantastic!
I love a dual narrative, I think hearing from both characters in a romance really enriches the story.
I added because the synopsis was interesting. I hesitated between reason 3 and 4 and 4 won. I am fond of books that are deep experiences.
I’m putting on my TBR list because it sounds amazing! I’ve never read anything by Emery Lord before, but now I want to. Badly…Probably #3. I love a good emotional book where I can cry like a baby.
#1 is basically the only reason I need 🙂
Reasons #3 and #5 are the ones that stood out to me. I’m a sucker for romances as well, and anything that will get me emotional – yes, sign me up! So excited to read When We Collided!
Love your top 5 reasons! Looking forward to this book!
Oh and I like your 4th reason best!
I would love to read this since I think there need to be more books in YA dealing with mental illness. AND IT”S WRITTEN BY EMERY LORD – I loved The Start of Me and You!
Reason no. 3 because I love reading and feeling everything all at once and no.1. I haven’t read any on Emery Lord’s novels but they surely are on my want to read shelves! *fingers crossed*
#3 What I absolutely love about Emery Lord’s novels is how much they affect me emotionally when I read them. I’m always a puddle of emotions when I finish reading them and that’s my favourite par.t
Since I haven’t read anything by Emery Lord yet, I can’t say that is one of my reasons – other than how many complimentary things I’ve heard about her from you and Ginger. However, every other reason makes it sound like my kind of book. 🙂
One, i LOVED TSOMAY and plus Ginger’s reason 2 3 4 5, are some of my faves. Young love is oh so awesome and omg Dual POVS what!? and Emotions!? I LOVE Books that make me feel and feel.
I’m excited to read this book. I haven’t heard of this author but I’m curious to read her books
This is 500% on my TBR. I love that the book isn’t JUST about mental illness, it’s about more than that and it sounds like it goes deeper.
Why did I put When We Collided on my TBR pile IMMEDIATELY after I heard of it? First, because like Ginger said, it’s written by Emery Lord. And Emery Lord can do no wrong in my eyes. AND because of reason #2: Dual POVs. I love books with dual POVs because, if done right, they make the story so much fuller.
I totally agree with all of Ginger’s reasons! Emery’s books are always amazing.
I feel like I didn’t even need to read any further than “It’s written by Emery Lord” (but of course I did). I love Emery’s first two books so much, she’s on my auto-read/buy list. I’m excited about the dual POV, and I love stories about young love – the excitement and anticipation and the feeling that anything could happen.
Young love! It’s one of the most exciting things to read about because emotions are always running high and felt deeply by the characters falling in love. Also, I think almost everyone can relate to it 🙂
I got Paige in the quiz and I totally agree! She’s my favorite character among all of the characters Emery Lord has created. I can relate to her the most 🙂
TSOMAY is one of my favorite books of 2015 so WWC is a must read. And I really like dual POVs! It’s nice reading the thoughts of both characters.
I’ve always wanted to read Emery Lord’s books. And this book has themes which I haven’t tried before.
I got Max from The Start of Me & You! Well, I quite agree and somewhat spot on.
I took the quiz and got Paige! I totally agree 😀 Kind of bookish.
I just took the quiz and I got Lilah Montgomery. I haven’t read Open Road Summer but reading how Lilah is described I badly want to read it now. She is totally me!
I love Emery Lord and her books and the Emery Lord character i am is Dee and i don’t know if I agree in that, I just don’t see myself as a Dee
I cannot wait until this comes out! I can just tell this will be heart-breaking. *sigh* I just love it when books make you just…feel. Thanks for the giveaway!
I’m very interested to read this book after finding out about reason #4 – I’m currently reading more books that focus on themes to do with mental illness and I’m glad this is dealing with darker themes rather than sticking to a fluffy love story.
Well, other than the fact that I’ve loved both of her previous books? The mental illness aspect! I love books showing mental illness in such a light where it’s not a story just ABOUT it. It’s a story about life, and says that mental illness is just a part of that and doesn’t have to be everything. I think Emery said that best in her post about the book during the cover reveal. And I CANNOT WAIT to read more from this woman! She’s amazing.
Definitely #1 but really, all of the options 😀
Oh and I got Matt Finch. Totally agree 😀
I like YA romances that have more to them than parties and going to school.
I’m supposed to pick one reason for why I want to read When We Collided? Ha, all of Ginger’s reasons have me wanting to read the book! I’ll choose two, Dual point of views and Because it’s not just a story about mental illness. I love seeing both sides of a love story and I love that though this is a book with a character with a mental illness, it’s a book about love too.
I’m so excited for this book!! My top reason is that it’s by Emery, but it just sounds amazing in general.
P.S. I got Max in the quiz. The description totally fit.
I love dual points of view and I’m curious to read a book by Emery Lord. I’ve heard so many good things about her books.
Also, I got Lilah Montgomery from Open Road Summer. I guess I’ll have to read the book to see if that’s true.
I really liked #4. I like the idea of it being about mental illness but also going much deeper than that.
I got Paige from The Start of Me & You!
I am putting this one on my must-read list because it sounds like she isn’t afraid to dive into tough topics like mental illness. Plus I am a sucker for a good love story!
I want to read this book because of young love and emotions! Those are the main reasons I’m dying to read it. Thank you for this amazing chance! 🙂
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Reason: Because it’s written by Emery Lord!
I love Emery Lord’s books so much! I’d say that all of Ginger’s reasons made me want to read it. Even more that I already did, that is!
I really want to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!
I really want to read this book especially for all the emotions conveyed and also the dual point of view since i’ve been looking for more books with it.
Adding this one to my must read list because it’s Emery Lord! I loved her novel, “The Start of You and Me,” and am highly anticipating the chance to read this one… sounds amazing. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂
I got Paige from The Start of Me & You!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
I love love loved The Start of Me and You, so I think Reason #1 is good enough for me! I read a lot of YA contemporary, and enjoy most of it, but it takes something really special to stand out for me, and TSOMAY did that for me. I can’t wait for When We Collided!
Honestly Ginger’s #1 reason is all it takes from me! I will read and most likely love everything Emery Lord writes.
Oh, and I got DEE for my quiz result! That surprises me because she’s so sweet and innocent lol.
According to the quiz, I am Paige from The Start of Me & You. The description definitely applies to me. Now I will have to read the book. Yes, I am late to the Emery Lord party. But now I’ve added alllll the books to my Goodreads TBR. Why? Reason #3. I love when a book gives me a case of the feels. And WWC sounds like it will do exactly that.
#4 I am also a lover for teen romances.
This book has been on my TBR since I first learned about it. I am counting down the days until I can finally read it. I can’t wait!
The “Dual Points of View” really interests me. It is always interesting to see how an author can portray two or more distinct voices.
Oh, and I took the quiz and got Paige from The Start of Me & You…eerily accurate description for me.
Reason #1 – I loved both Open Road Summer & The Start Of Me & You. Can’t wait for When We Collided!
i want to read this book bc of the EMOTIONS and the cover which is gorgeous! sounds like such an amazing contemporary
REASON NUMBER ONE 😀 I didn’t read Emery’s debut novel, but I really enjoyed her sophomore novel. I’m excited to read this one, even though I’m not the biggest contemporary person! 🙂
Thank you so much for the giveaway! <3
Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
According to the quiz, I’m Tessa from Start of Me & You. I can see it, what with my devout concertgoing.
You make me want to try reading this author. Specifically this book ?
Love love love her writing 🙂
I’m Lilah (Dee) Montgomery 🙂
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