Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Blog Tour: Holding On and Letting Go by Lucy A. Kelly

Welcome to my stop on the Holding On and Letting Go Blog Tour
hosted by Irresistible Reada.

Blurb:

Is there a way to describe the ties that bind us together? What
happens when one of those ties is unexpectedly severed? Can
everything else remain the same? Will the other ties hold strong?

Two years after her little brother's death, sixteen year old Emerson
Caulfield returns to a home that she spent the last two years missing.
In theory, everything should be the same. Her best friend, Matt,
still lives next door. Her house is in the exact same condition as
they left it. The scenery and hallways haven't changed, yet for
Emerson, everything is completely different. The place may be the
same, but Emerson is most certainly not. She returns home hurt,
angry, and miles away from the girl she once was.

The 60,000 word novel alternates between the perspectives of Emerson,
who is struggling to keep breathing on a daily basis, and Matt, who
wants to have his old best friend back so badly that he is willing to overlook the fact that she has completely changed. Though their friendship and relationship is a major part of the story, it takes backseat to the unique bonds between siblings, what happens when your worst enemy is in fact yourself, and the hardships that come with growing up and changing.

Cindy's Review:
Okay. So despite my favorite genre to be dystopian and all, and sci-fi, I also really like contemporary and romance. And now, I even have no problem reading new adult. ;) Just not adult, thank you very much. 

Emerson Caulfield - Emerson's nickname is Em. Although Emerson sounds like a guy name, I feel like it fits her. This strong, stubborn girl. Yep. Totally fits her. It reminds me of Miranda Keneally's Jordan. Okay fine. Jordan can be a girl's name, but it seems more like a guy's name to me. Emerson just reminds me of a college name. Or a last name.  Emerson has two siblings. An older brother whose currently I dunno what he's doing. Grad school? College? Interning? Working?  Somewhere around there. And a younger brother, yeah, I forgot both of her brothers' names, who had cancer and died two years ago. His death is a really sensitive subject to Emerson and she like REALLY cared about him. Like really. She did drugs and even tried to take her own life. 

After her little brother's death, I think his name was Paul or something. I'm probably way wrong. Blame my memory guys, Emerson was sent to live with her two important, up-high doctor parents. They deal with cancer and stuff. Emerson finds it irony, and so do I, that her parents are doctors and they can't even heal her brother. 

Anyways, to the main point. The main point is basically Matt. Or Matty. However you want to call him. He was Em's best friend. He was the boy next door. And yep. They are definitely going to fall in love. In fact, they did. This book is about Em's and Matt's twist and turns. The way they got through that ugly bumpy road of love and romance. 

There was two point of views. One Matt. And the other Em. But I feel like it's kind of more like an Em's story. But you'll get to meet both main characters.

This was a really quick read. I finished it in one sitting! The beginning really did pull me in. 

It's really sweet guys. And what I call a great contemporary romance read. ;D So if you want some good romance book, this one is great for you!

I rate this an 8~ 

Author Bio:
Lucy A. KellyI'm not really going to write a biography. Though I am supportive of the high schools and colleges I have attended, it's probably not actually the most interesting stuff about me. I'm going to do a list of five really random things instead for now.

1) I like making lists. It's weird, and I never actually scratch things off of the list.
2) I sing and dance in the car like a maniac.
3) For the first six years of my life, I truly believed a shark lived under my bed. I watched Jaws at too young of an age.
4) Without a doubt, I am a night person. I am enormously grumpy when first woken up in the morning.
5) When I was younger, I read almost every Nancy Drew book, both new and old. I had a notebook, and I would take notes to see if I could figure out who the "bad guy" was before Nancy did. We probably tied. 

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