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!