HAPPY SUNDAY, GUYS!
Today's an awesome day: it's my birthday and what better way to celebrate than having an awesome guest post + giveaway from Ali Novak on the blog?
Read on for her fabulous guest post on the summer reading lists for Stella and Oliver, Ali's two lead characters from The Heartbreakers!
A guest post from Ali Novak:
Author of The Hearbreakers
Sourcebooks, August 2015
My main character Stella is an aspiring photographer who, after four years of being homeschooled and spending time at the hospital, hasn’t enjoyed much of a social life. While she isn’t shy, she still doesn’t know who she is as a person and struggles throughout most of the story to find herself. She loves underground punk and grunge music, is fiercely loyal to her siblings, and never goes anywhere without her camera. Here is a list of her five favorite books:
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
2. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
4. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
5. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Oliver Perry, my male lead, is a talented musician who not only writes his own songs, but can play guitar and piano. He was raised by his grandparents in Portland, Oregon, and formed the Heartbreakers—originally called Infinity and Beyond—with best friends JJ Morris and Xander Jones freshman year of high school. He enjoys cooking, loves all things James Bond related, and can point out any constellation in the night sky. Here is a list of his five favorite books:
1. Moonraker by Ian Fleming
2. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
3. Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy
4. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
5. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
We love these book choices, and we think that we have a lot in common with both Stella and Oliver!
What do you guys think? And keep scrolling for our fabulous giveaway!
About the book:
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Publishers: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD…for four hours. She’s totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she’ll never see him again.
Except, Stella’s life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?
But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver – dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band – when her sister could be dying of cancer?