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February 4, 2016

Alright guys, no more messing around, no more obvious hints, it's time. Time to announce THE surprise that Izel and I have been dying to share with you for the last month. Are you ready? Are you?

Drum roll please!

Our surprise is...
That's right! You read it correctly: giveaways! With an ''s''!

Let me explain a little so you can understand how this awesomeness is going to work. When Izel approached me to co-host When I Fisrt Saw You, she suggested that we do giveaways to motivate people to participate. The way it's going to work is that each month, four (4) upcoming releases will be featured in WIFSY and one (1) of those books will be up up for grabs in a giveaway that will last the entire month.

The books that will be featured in February and therefore in the giveaway are:
  • Draw the line, by Laurent Linn
  • The only thing worst than me is you, by Lily Anderson
  • Ivory and bone, by Julie Eshbaugh
  • The adventurist, by J. Bradford Hipps
You have a lot of different options to enter this giveaway, one of them being writing a WIFSY post of your own! So what are you waiting for? Get on it!

Rules and disclaimer
  • We will get the books through the Book Depositary, so if it ships to you, you can enter!
  • You must be 13 years of age or older to enter this giveaway.
  • The information provided in this giveaway will not be used for any other purposes.

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For anyone new to this whole thing, check out this page! It'll give all the information you need regarding WIFSY.
Now that all of that's out of the way, let's get on to the fun stuff! Here is this week's cover! 

DISCLAIMER: I did not write this book, I'm only sharing my first impression in the form of a made-up synopsis.

Title: Draw the Line
Author: Laurent Linn
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Shuster
Release Date: May 17th 2016
Find it on Goodreads here

My made-up synopsis:

Kirk and Sasha were on their back, looking at the stars.
"Do you think there's people out there" asked Sasha.
"Of course" replied Kirk. "That's where all the superheroes come from. We know all about Superman, and Batman and Spiderman, but there are so many of them! Like... The Storyman."
"Who is he?"
"A man who tells stories to people, stories that become true. He can change the past with his words."
"Shouldn't he be the villain then?"
"No. He has a good heart."
"Like you."

Ever since that night when Sasha made that comment to Kirk, he's been writing comics about the Storyman. Kirk can't help it, he gets totally drawn inside the story when he starts writing and drawing. Storyman is a lot like him after all. But as much as the fiction world can be fascinating, Storyman is starting to affect Kirks life and sooner or later, he'll have to draw the line between what's real and what's not.

The real deal:

Adrian Piper is used to blending into the background at his Texas high school. He may be a talented artist, a sci-fi geek, and gay, but those traits only bring him the worst kind of attention.

In fact, the only place he feels free to express himself is at his drawing table, crafting a secret world through his own Renaissance art-inspired superhero, Graphite.

But in real life, when a shocking hate crime flips his world upside-down, Adrian must decide what kind of person he wants to be. Maybe it’s time to not be so invisible after all—no matter how dangerous the risk.


Wow. I'm actually kind of close. Like really close to the original story! Give me a second to pat myself on the back there because I'm impressed!
With the title and the cover, I knew that Draw the Line had to be about someone drawing some sort of "other life". I'm actually quite interested by this one because it's easy to get lost in a passion, let it be drawing or books. But a passion is something that will most likely change you. I can say for sure that books have changed me. I learned a lot through them and just like Adrian, I have had to decide what to take and what to leave behind.
Bottom line is, I will seriously, definitely look out for this one when it comes out!


On this note, I hope you enjoyed this week's synopsis because I know I did! I also hope that a lot of you lovelies will participate in WIFSY in the next month, or simply enter our giveaway! We are so thrilled to see more people involved in WIFSY and we simply hope you'll have as much fun as us!

Have a good day!
When I First Saw You