Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin.

The Year We Fell Apart –
Simon Pulse

Every time a solution was offered, his dad came up with another justification. He was just trying to find a shortcut to the end of the grief. I guess we’ve all been guilty of that at some point.
— Chapter 6

As perfect as that night turned out, that second kiss was still the worst, most desperate one we ever had. Up until the kiss I stole at the bonfire last week.
— Chapter 10

Isn’t that cover beautiful? I could totally see these cut outs as little pretty postcards decoratively standing around. Or maybe in frames on the wall ... Enough with the cover love, but I needed to get that off my chest first before continuing on to the content: It’s an entertaining and well-written contemporary YA romance with teen angst, family issues, friend and image problems, and second chances. Depending on my mood there is maybe a little bit too much of miscommunication and a little too slow development for the main character. Or something like that, because overall the writing itself is very on point and I enjoyed reading about Harper and especially Declan.
I would have wished for the story arc of the family thrown into a tailspin by the mother’s diagnosis. And maybe not so much dwelling on the past and mistakes made without moving on or trying to learn from or rectify them. If you’re old enough to drive and think you’re old enough to drink, then you’re certainly old enough to have an adult conversation without taking away the other person’s right to make an informed decision. And possibly that’s also one of the big take aways from this story ... apart from the obvious that sometimes second chances are well worth taking.

Now excuse me, I need to hop to the next art supply store and get some coloured construction paper ... and maybe acquire some drawing skills. Share cover beauties and teasers in the comments.


Unknown said...

The cover is gorgeous, and I'm glad to hear the book was entertaining too :) Great teasers.

Here's my teaser.

Unknown said...

The cover is different than what I am normally attracted to, but I am glad to see you are enjoying it! Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Reading!
My Teaser Tuesday
Punkie @Fluttering Hearts Reviews

Kathy Martin said...

This one is new to me. It sounds fascinating. My YA teaser this week comes from These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker. Happy reading!

Ms. M. said...

Sounds like a book that keeps drawing you in. Great teasers. Here's the link to my intro and teaser from Secret Sister by Shilpi Somaya Gowda: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1aM

Anonymous said...

Oh I agree with you about the cover - it's lovely. It sounds a little like 'My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece'. Thank you for sharing - I enjoyed reading your review of it. This is my offering, which I've only just started.

Tribute Books Mama said...

A great cover and teaser!

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