Today I am super excited to welcome Shannon Lee Alexander for a spotlight stop in honor of her newest book: Life After Juliet. If you haven't read Shannon's first book, Life and Other Unknown Variables, what are you waiting for? But I digress, let us see what bookish fun Ms. Alexander has in store, shall we?
Becca Hanson was never able to make sense of the real world. When her best friend Charlotte died, she gave up on it altogether. Fortunately, Becca can count on her books to escape—to other times, other places, other people...
Until she meets MaxHerrera. He’s experienced loss, too, and his gorgeous, dark eyes see Becca the way no one else in school can.
As it turns out, kissing is a lot better in real life than on a page. But love and life are a lot more complicated in the real world...and happy endings aren't always guaranteed.
The companion novel to Love and Other Unknown Variables is an exploration of loss and regret, of kissing and love, and most importantly, a celebration of hope and discovering a life worth living again.
5 stars: "Every word meant something. Every tear they cried was real. Every action, every thought. This book didn't feel like it was just written for the sake of it, it felt like it was written because the author had to write it. She had to get it out, her words had to be heard." - Natasha Platt
5 stars: "I hung on every word and I'll think about it for a long time to come. Becca was brilliant, and I get her. Darby, she was special, Victor was a great crazy friend. Of course Max, there just couldn't be anyone better suited for her than Max. Listen to me... I’m talking as if they are real! Now that's the sign of a great book." - Natasha Platt
5 stars: "Great read for a book lover... Epic love at it's best!!!" - Socially Awkward Book Nerd
5 stars: "I absolutely loved this... The story, the characters, the message... Just perfection! And I dare anyone reading to try not to fall for Max!!" - Jamie Arkin, Fiction Fare
Top 10 Booknerd Problems
10. Getting caught smelling books.
9. Reading in one position until body parts fall asleep (and the ensuing dance to shake out the pins and needles feeling while simultaneously reading).
8. The ongoing struggle to decided how to organize your bookshelves. By author? Genre? Size? Series? Color? HOW?!
7. Feeling homesick for a place you’ve never been. Oh, Hogwarts! How I miss you!
6. Crying on the pages of your books and then panicking over the water damage.
5. Throwing a book when the plot gets too intense or your book feels are crushing you, and then feeling like a terrible book parent.
4. Getting caught with that stupid book smile you get when adorable things are happening to characters you love.
3. Cover issues! Why are movie covers even a thing? And what kind of monster designs books in a series that don’t match?! Where’s the humanity?
2. Having to pick a favorite book. No. I won’t do it. You can’t make me.
1. Having to put down my book to do real life things. Adulting is over-rated.
Wasn't that fun? I have to say this is the most fun I've had with a blog post on the blog ever! I love all the gifs and can completely identify with every single bookish nerd thing Shannon has listed! How about you?
Shannon Lee Alexander is a wife and mother (of two kids and one yellow terrier named Harriet Potter). She is passionate about coffee, books, and cancer research. She spent most of her time in high school hiding out in the theater with the drammies and techies. Math still makes her break out in a sweat. She currently lives in Indianapolis with her family.
Find her at www.shannonleealexander.com
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