Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Review: Open Road Summer by Emery LordTitle: Open Road Summer
Author: Emery Lord
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Publication Date: April 15, 2014

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Summary (from Goodreads):

After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own.

Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence.

This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking.

A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord’s gorgeous writing hits all the right notes.

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Review

I was very excited to finally pick up Open Road Summer by Emery Lord, since it features two of my favourite things to read about: music and road trips. This book is about two best friends on tour and stars a main character who is likeable and learns from her mistakes. The strong female friendship really sold this one for me. I regret waiting so long to read this book! Continue reading

ARC Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord

 

Book cover for When We Collided by Emery Lord.

I received an ARC from Razorbill Canada in exchange for an honest review.

Title: When We Collided
Author: Emery Lord
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Stars: 4.5/5

Summary (from Goodreads): We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know…

Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along.

Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world.

Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.

In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right time, it will change you forever.  Continue reading

Waiting On Wednesday #20: When We Collided by Emery Lord

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:

Book cover for When We Collided by Emery Lord.
Title: 
When We Collided
Author: Emery Lord
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: April 5, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): 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.  Continue reading