Today marks the publication date of one of my favorite books of 2012 that I’ve read so far, Wanderlove. I fell in love with the setting, characters and beautiful artwork. I hope you’ll check it out soon! To celebrate the release Kirsten Hubbard shares a video of her reading a passage from Wanderlove on a beach in Central America!  Also, be sure to stop on over at the YA Highway to check out the rest of the videos and enter their HUGE Wanderlove giveaway where you could win signed art prints, Rowan bracelets, and bookmarks!


Guest Post

This passage from WANDERLOVE is extra special, because it’s the text we chose for the back of the book. As with my last book, LIKE MANDARIN, I chose several evocative passages that carried the theme of the book, and I shared them with friends and my blog audience. In the case of both books, the one I secretly loved the most was also the one my readers went for. I should trust my judgment!

As teens (heck, even now), we often dream up these projected images of ourselves — the people we want to be. They’re usually draped in romance, colored by things like Tumblr feeds, music videos and Jeep commercials; not entirely realistic, but that doesn’t stop us from longing to BE that girl. WANDERLOVE is about Bria’s journey finding her real self in that fantasy — the bad along with the good, but also the truly transcendent.


About Kirsten Hubbard

A travel writer and young adult author, Kirsten Hubbard has hiked ancient ruins in Cambodia, dived with wild dolphins in Belize (one totally looked her in the eye), slept in a Slovenian jail cell, and navigated the Wyoming badlands (without a compass) in search of transcendent backdrops for her novels. She graduated from UCSD with a B.A. in Writing. When she’s not off wandering, she lives in San Diego, California.

She is the author of Like Mandarin (2011) and Wanderlove (2012), both published by Delacorte Press/Random House.



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34 Responses to “Guest Post: Kirsten Hubbard Author of Wanderlove and Giveaway”

  1. This looks SO good – just like my kind of thing. Fantastic guest post and thanks for the giveaway!
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  2. Sofija Kapranova

    Hmm… It’s the first time I hear about this book. I should check it out.

  3. Ohh I love this reading video series and I’m so honoured to be one of the bloggers who feature one, mine is number 5:)
    The dog is soo cute and I can’t wait to get a finished copy of WANDERLOVE. I loved this book very much!
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  4. AH! Another amazing post! :D I think I’m like that, too. Wanting to be someone I’m not. :/ This was good. Thanks for posting it up!

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  5. Loved the video and I want this book.

  6. Thanks so much for the giveaway, I really want to read Wanderlove!
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  7. Thanks for the great post and giveaway! I actually read this one when it was on Netgalley but I’d love a print copy of it. It’s one of the few books I can see myself reading again and again. :)
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  8. Oh, that guest post was so true. It just makes me want to read Wanderlove so much more too because I can definitely relate to what Kirsten was saying. Thanks so much for the chance to win! :)
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  9. Thanks so much for the give­away, I really want to read Wan­derlove!
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  10. AHHH! I love it! :D Gorgeous setting, and gorgeous excerpt. Just that excerpt alone gives us so much insight into Bria’s current state of mind. I really, really love that. And thank you so much for the giveaway! This one’s been hanging around the top of my TBR list for ages.
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  11. I’ve read nothing but glowing reviews for this book. Can’t wait to read it.
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  12. Christina Kit.

    I LOVED that passage – it’s so true how we protect ourselves by switching off from being emotionally involved.

    I can’t wait to read about the heroine, and I LOVE how Kirsten is an animal lover!! I loved her photos from the sloth sanctuary and she’s a genius artist as well:)

  13. Thaanks so much for the giveaway! I really love that passage! The words- it’s just beautiful. And not just that, the video is actually really good! I really want to read this book.
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  14. juanita

    This sounds like such a good book! The cover’s pretty cute too.

  15. Lynn

    “…we often dream up these pro­jected images of our­selves…” I can totally relate to that. Wonderlove sounds really good! Thanks for the post and giveaway.

  16. Sharmaine C

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! I can’t wait to read it!

  17. Judith Oyam-yam

    You gues are amazing, I so want that book, it looks INCREDIBLE!! Safe to say, my socks would officially be blown all the way to Plante Heck-Yeah if I won XD

  18. Teresa

    Thanks a lot for the giveaway! Sounds like a good book :)

  19. Wooow… Kirsten is so beautiful! I loved the video of her reading a passage from her book :) It only made me even more excited for this novel! :) Thank you so much for sharing this with us and for hosting this great contest! :) <3

    Evie @Bookish

    I followed via Book Blogs, hope to see you around!:)
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  20. Stephanie27

    I want to win this so badly. I just adored Like Mandarin. Please let me win this!!!

  21. I had an ARC of this and I LOOOOVED it. :D Thanks so much for the giveaway!
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  22. Vivien

    I need to get this book!!! It really has drawings…epic. I adore Kirsten Hubbard!

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