IFB will host Leila Howland's Nantucket Red book blitz. This is the sequel to her debut young adult contemporary, Nantucket Blue. It doesn't have to be the top post of the day, but please have it scheduled to go live on the date you sign up for.
Release date: May 13th 2014
Synopsis via Goodreads:
Cricket Thompson's lifetime of overachieving has paid off: she's headed to Brown University in the fall, with a spot on the lacrosse team and a scholarship that covers almost everything. Who knew living in the dorm cost money? An Ivy League education seems to mean living at home for the next four years.
When Cricket is offered the chance to earn enough cash to afford a real college experience, she heads back to Nantucket for the summer. But the faraway island challenges Cricket in ways she hadn't anticipated. It's hard to focus on earning money for next year, when she finds her world opening up in entirely new ways-to art, to travel, and, most unexpectedly, to a future completely different from the one she has been working toward her whole life. A friendship blossoms with Ben, the gorgeous surfer and bartender who encourages Cricket to be free, even as she smarts at the pain of seeing Zack, her first love, falling for her worst enemy.
But one night, when Cricket finally lets herself break all her own rules, she realizes she may have ruined her carefully constructed future with one impulsive decision. Cricket must dig deep to fight for her future, discovering that success isn't just about reaching goals, but also about listening to what she's been trying to ignore-her own heart.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LEILA HOWLAND loves to read, explore L.A., and engage in funny and meaningful conversations with her friends and family, especially her brother who calls from Washington D.C. whenever he’s waiting for the bus. A lot gets discussed in those phone calls, but they tend to end abruptly when the bus shows up. She can really cut the rug, but wishes she could sing without people covering their ears. A graduate of Georgetown University, Leila spent five years acting in New York where she was a company member of the award-winning Flea Theater in Tribeca. It was a lot of fun and she often talks about “getting back into it.” The closest she has come was a stint as an extra on The Young and the Restless in 2010. Leila now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs. She teaches high school English and blogs for HelloGiggles.
*This is a blitz tour, but if you've read the first book and would like to post a review of Nantucket Red with your stop, request it on netgalley.
May 12th -
Bajgajka Loves Books And Giveaways *Spotlight
Crossroad Reviews *Review
A Book Addict's Bookshelves *Interview
Pretty Little Memoirs *Spotlight
The Cover Contessa *Review
Reviews By Molly *Interview
Geeky Chiquitas *Review
Reader Girls *Guest Post
Book Freak *Spotlight
Curse of the Bibliophile *Review
May 13th -
Paperback Heart *Spotlight
Books Live Forever *Review
kimberlyfaye reads *Guest Post
Ramblings of a Daydreamer *Spotlight
May 14th -
Indie Authors You Want to Read *Spotlight
The Magic Of Words *Interview
Mary Had a Little Book Blog *Review
May 15th -
My Heart Hearts Books *Review
musings of Immortals *Spotlight
A Dream Within A Dream *Interview
Dazzled By Books *Spotlight
May 16th -
The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club *Guest Post
Such a Novel Idea *Interview
Simplistic Reviews *Review
CBY Book Club *Spotlight