Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review ft Giveaway - THAT SUMMER by Sarah Dessen

I'm so happy to be part of #ReadADessen and get ready for the Once and For All release! Make sure to follow the blog tour and read all the Easter eggs that Sarah has put in all her books. 

Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Speak
Publication date: June 2012 
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Paperback copy sent from Publisher. #PRHPARTNER
For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She's nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley's reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.

My Thoughts:
I've been a Dessen since I was in high school. One day at Target I found The Truth About Forever and immediately fell in love with Dessen's writing. Wes was my favorite ever book boyfriend, before there was ever such a thing. See, there was a time when we didn't have kindles. So, I would have to wait until I was able to go to the bookstore to get my fix. 

That Summer is the perfect read on a nice, hot day - preferably on a beach somewhere sipping 
margaritas. While Haven isn't one of my favorite characters, there was still something very endearing about her. Such as the fact that you can relate to her on a personal level. Her life is anything but easy. Growing up tall isn't as cracked up to be. Add on her parents divorce and family marriages, and you've got yourself the difficulty of what we call life. 

*A paperback copy was given by Penguin Random House for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication date: June 6, 2017
Pages: 400
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository 


As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen's thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine.

Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that's why she's cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm's length. But Ambrose isn't about to be discouraged, now that he's met the one girl he really wants.

Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humor, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.


Sarah Dessen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels for teens, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews. Her books have been published in over thirty countries and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association for outstanding contribution to young adult literature for her novels: Keeping the MoonDreamlandThis LullabyThe Truth about ForeverJust ListenAlong for the Ride, and What Happened to Goodbye. Her newest novel, Once and for All, will be released in June 2017. An NC native, she currently lives in Chapel Hill with her family.

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Giveaway Legal Copy:
Enter for a chance to win one (1) set of Sarah Dessen’s books in paperback (ARV: $132.00).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on April 17, 2017 and 12:00 AM on May 29, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about June 1, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
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1 comment

  1. I've heard great things about Sarah Dessen, yet I haven't read any of her books yet! I guess I don't really know where to start. This would be a great prize for that. Thanks for the chance!


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