[GIVEAWAY + Guest Post] 5 Reasons to Put When We Collided on Your To Be Read List

July 30, 2015 / 83 Comments / Book Extras, Book List, Exclusive Content, Feature, Uncategorized

thestartofmeandyoubannerHi 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!

[GIVEAWAY + Guest Post] 5 Reasons to Put When We Collided on Your To Be Read ListWhen 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.

Emery & Ginger
Emery & Ginger (photo courtesy of Ginger)

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

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83 responses to “[GIVEAWAY + Guest Post] 5 Reasons to Put When We Collided on Your To Be Read List

  1. _Sandra_

    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.

  2. 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 🙂

  3. Catherine

    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.

  4. Wendy (@_cupcakequeen_)

    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.

  5. Arantxa C

    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).

  6. Madalyn

    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!

  7. Sam

    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!

  8. Blanche

    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

  9. 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 🙂

  10. Noelle

    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!

  11. 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!

  12. Summer

    I love a dual narrative, I think hearing from both characters in a romance really enriches the story.

  13. Jennifer T

    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.

  14. Zaira F

    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!

  15. Megan S.

    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!

  16. 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*

  17. Emilie

    #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

  18. 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. 🙂

  19. 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.

  20. Alice Wu

    I’m excited to read this book. I haven’t heard of this author but I’m curious to read her books

  21. Maryssa L

    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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. Isabel R.

    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 🙂

  25. Isabel R.

    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 🙂

  26. Angela

    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.

  27. Ane Pedersen

    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

  28. Holly

    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!

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. Yun-A

    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.

    • Yun-A

      Also, I got Lilah Montgomery from Open Road Summer. I guess I’ll have to read the book to see if that’s true.

  33. 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!

  34. 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!

  35. Deanna

    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.

  36. 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. 🙂

  37. Aria

    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!

  38. Kate I.

    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.

  39. Jennifer Y.

    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.

  40. Jennifer Y.

    Oh, and I took the quiz and got Paige from The Start of Me & You…eerily accurate description for me.

  41. breanne h

    i want to read this book bc of the EMOTIONS and the cover which is gorgeous! sounds like such an amazing contemporary

  42. Catherine

    According to the quiz, I’m Tessa from Start of Me & You. I can see it, what with my devout concertgoing.

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