Hey everyone! Short story time. Two summers ago, I picked up a vibrant-looking debut novel with a brightly-colored cover. Based on the blurb, the story sounded fun and entertaining, so I was expecting a solid read. But the book completely blew my expectations away. The writing was pure poetry, the narrator was fascinatingly unreliable, and the plot was perfectly-paced. What was this debut? Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith.
So, needless to say, I was ecstatic to find out about Smith's sophomore novel, A Sense of the Infinite. And I'm almost as excited to be giving away an advanced copy courtesy of the author's generosity and kindness. I'm currently reading my own ARC, and fans of contemporary YA need this book in their lives.
Before I get to the giveaway, though, here's a bit more about the book.
By the author of the critically acclaimed Wild Awake, a beautiful coming-of-age story about deep friendship, the weight of secrets, and the healing power of nature.Rules and Regulations
It's senior year of high school, and Annabeth is ready—ready for everything she and her best friend, Noe, have been planning and dreaming. But there are some things Annabeth isn't prepared for, like the constant presence of Noe's new boyfriend. Like how her relationship with her mom is wearing and fraying. And like the way the secret she's been keeping hidden deep inside her for years has started clawing at her insides, making it hard to eat or even breathe.
But most especially, she isn't prepared to lose Noe.
For years, Noe has anchored Annabeth and set their joint path. Now Noe is drifting in another direction, making new plans and dreams that don't involve Annabeth. Without Noe's constant companionship, Annabeth's world begins to crumble. But as a chain of events pulls Annabeth further and further away from Noe, she finds herself closer and closer to discovering who she's really meant to be—with her best friend or without.
Hilary T. Smith's second novel is a gorgeously written meditation on identity, loss, and the bonds of friendship.
1. This giveaway is only open to residents of the United States. Sorry, foreign friends—blame shipping costs.
2. Don't cheat. (Obviously.)
3. I will email the winner within a few days of the giveaway's ending date. If you win and do not respond within 72 hours, I will have to pick someone else.
4. I am not responsible for lost or damaged prizes.
5. This giveaway runs until the end of the day EST on Sunday, April 25, so be sure to get your entries in!
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