Thursday, July 20, 2017

Blog Tour Review - THE INEVITABLE COLLISON OF BIRDIE & BASH by Candace Ganger

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: July 25, 2017
Genre: YA Romance
Source: E-ARC
Rating: 4.5

Birdie never meant to be at the party. Bash should have been long gone. But when they meet, a collision course is set off they may never recover from.

Sebastian Alvaréz is just trying to hold the pieces together: to not flunk out, to keep his sort-of-best friend Wild Kyle from doing something really bad, and to see his beloved Ma through chemo. But when he meets Birdie Paxton, a near-Valedictorian who doesn’t realize she’s smoking hot in her science pun T-shirt, at a party, an undeniable attraction sparks. And suddenly he’s not worried about anything. But before they are able to exchange numbers, they are pulled apart. A horrifying tragedy soon links Birdie and Bash together—but neither knows it. When they finally reconnect, and are starting to fall—hard—the events of the tragedy unfold, changing both their lives in ways they can never undo. Told in alternating perspectives, The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash by Candace Ganger is a beautiful, complex, and ultimately hopeful teen novel that will move you to the very last page.

I enjoyed reading this bittersweet yet hopeful story of two teens  just trying to make their way in life. The two are just existing until the night that they meet one another. It was instant chemistry but it was over before it even started. Then a terrible accident brings both Birdie and Bash together;connecting them in so many ways. As I stated above, the story is a little bit bittersweet. I don't want anyone thinking that the adorable cover means it's going to be light and sweet. Because it isn't. 

Go into the story the way you would go into reading a John Green story. In my opinion, I think the author has a similar writing style like Green. Plus I also find his books somewhat bittersweet but they are filled with all kinds of witty dialogue. Which is pretty much what you get in this book. Birdie is hella smart and I instantly felt like I could relate to her when we first see her through Bash's eyes. Bash was a great narrator and I enjoyed how well layered his character.

Overall, I think this is a great story for teens and young adults. The story is thought provoking, engaging, and filled with characters you won't soon forget.

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


About the Author:
Candace Ganger is a feisty author with a passion for Tweeting cat memes. Her YA debut is THE INEVITABLE COLLISION OF BIRDIE & BASH (St. Martin's Griffin, July 25th, 2017), about two teens who fall in love, not knowing of each other's connection to a horrific tragedy. 

Candace is also a ghost-writer for award-winning nonfiction and best-selling fiction authors and contributing writer for Teen Vogue, Romper, Hello Giggles, Bustle, TWLOHA, XO Jane, and more. She's worked previously as assistant editor for and her various creative endeavors (literally hundreds) are sprinkled all over the globe. 

When she's not writing for other people's fame or stress baking, you can find her training for marathons in cemeteries or taming her two weird kids (not to be confused with her two weird cats) while consuming way too many Milky Way lattes. You can follow her obsessive cat picture posting shenanigans via @candylandgang on Twitter!

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