YA book reviews, reading and recommending since 2009

Hi guys, there won’t be reviews this week either because I am hosting the slightly belated release week for Emily Horner’s YA debut novel A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend which was released last week!

Here is the schedule:
Monday: Author interview
Tuesday: Character interview with Cass
Wednesday: Emily Horner guest blogs
Thursday: Character interview with Heather
Friday: Giveaway, win your own signed copy of A Love Story!

Synopsis: For months, Cass Meyer has heard her best friend Julia, a wannabe Broadway composer, whispering about a top-secret project. Then Julia is killed in a sudden car accident, and while Cass is still reeling from her death, Julia’s boyfriend and her other drama friends make it their mission to bring to fruition the nearly-completed secret project: a musical about an orphaned ninja princess entitled Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad.

Cass isn’t one of the drama people. She doesn’t feel at home with Julia’s drama friends, and she doesn’t see a place for her in the play. Things only get worse when she finds out that Heather Galloway, the girl who made her miserable all through middle school, has been cast as the ninja princess.

Cass can’t take a summer of swallowing her pride and painting sets, so she decides to follow her original plan for a cross-country road trip with Julia. Even if she has a touring bicycle instead of a driver’s license, and even if Julia’s ashes are coming along in Tupperware.

A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend is a story about friendship. About love. About traveling a thousand miles just to find yourself. About making peace with the past, and making sense of it. And it’s a story about the bloodiest high school musical one quiet suburb has ever seen.

Excited for the book? Here’s a teaser for you!

And then we were chasing each other around the workshop, not bothering with setting and aiming our weapons, but just throwing the little beanbags at each other, giggling when we could breathe enough to do it. As innocent as two six-year-olds in a water-gun fight. We scrambled over boxes and leaped over bits of props strewn on the floor.
(page 106)

A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend released on June 10th! You can buy A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend at Book Depository or Barnes & Noble or Amazon or at the bookstore nearest to you. By the way, did you know that A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend is being published in Australia by Penguin Australia? Kangaroos, meet Cass and friends!

This is proudly brought to you by the amazing group of bloggers at YA Roundup (Twitter).


Comments on: "A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend week!" (2)

  1. That must be one of the best covers I’ve seen this year, I’d buy the book based on that alone! Looking forward to hearing more about it though.

  2. This looks like a great YA read!

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