Again, please forgive my absence. I got a little overwhelmed with school lately and decided to put blogging on hold for two weeks. But! As mentioned last week, I could not miss a WIFSY day so here we are, again, for another episode of When I First Saw You!
For those of you who are new here, When I First Saw You (WIFSY for short) is an original meme created by yours truly and co-hosted by Izel at A Bookish Flower and myself.
The point is to write a made-up synopsis based on a cover that is given each week and then compare it with the real synopsis. Basically judging a book by its cover, yes. You can find more info on it here!
Also, the really cool thing about this meme is that we host monthly giveaways! Yup, your read that right. "Monthly" and "giveaway" in the same sentence. At the beginning of every month, we start a new giveaway in which you have a chance to win one (1) of the four (4) books featured during said month. Pretty cool huh? Stay tuned till the end to enter this month's giveaway!
And now, I present to you this week's cover!
Author: Nick Lake
Release date: May 3rd 2016
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My made-up synopsis
Marissa and Brandon. Brandon and Marissa. Since kindegarden, their love had been written in the stars. Everyone knew they would end up together, they simply had to! And they finally did, the summer of their sixteenth birthday.
Everything was magical for that one summer that last two months. Then Marissa's father got a job offer in another state and Brandon and Marissa became Marissa without Brandon.
Now a year later, Marissa is starting her senior year of high school and the last thing she has on her mind is Brandon. In fact, she stopped thinking about him a long time ago, when she met Newt, her current boyfriend. But Brandon will come crashing back into her at the annual back to school fair, literally, which will make her last year of high school way more complicated than she imagined.
They say the past has a way of catching up to you. But when you thought you had outruned it, what are you supposed to do when it comes knocking back on your door?
The real deal
Cassie is writing a letter to the boy whose heart she broke. She’s trying to explain why. Why she pushed him away. Why her father got so angry when he saw them together. Why she disappears some nights. Why she won’t let herself remember what happened that long-ago night on the boardwalk. Why she fell apart so completely.
Desperate for his forgiveness, she’s telling the whole story of the summer she nearly lost herself. She’s hoping he’ll understand as well as she now does how love—love for your family, love for that person who makes your heart beat faster, and love for yourself—can save you after all.
I think I was actually pretty close with this one. The genre was right, I guessed the right theme, (although love is almost always present in contemporary)...
I had trouble finding an original idea for this one so I ended up with synopsis of a story that has been seen multiple times before... Oh well!
The real synopsis sounds really interesting though! If you've been following me for a while now, you know that I write letters too and the fact that the MC is apologizing for having broken someone's heart... let's just say that I'm intrigued!
You've all been waiting for it: the winner for the month of February is Maddie! (Madalyn, to make sure there is no confusion).
In this month's giveaway, you have a chance to win one (1) of these four books (4):
- Whisper to me, by Nick Lake
- Invisible fault line, by Kristen-Paige Madonia
- The loneliness of distant beings, by Kate Ling
- 100 days of cake, by Shari Goldhagen
This giveaway is open to everyone, as long as The Books Depositary ships to you. Participant must be 13 years of age or older, or have their parents/guardian's permission
Take care guys!