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!
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.
We are giving away 1 hardcover copy of Wanderlove! Please see details below before entering. Please note: This giveaway is separate from the YA Highway’s giveaway, which means more opportunities for you to win fabulous prizes!
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Stepping Out of the Page
This looks SO good – just like my kind of thing. Fantastic guest post and thanks for the giveaway!
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Oh, I think you would love it, Stephanie!
Hmm… It’s the first time I hear about this book. I should check it out.
Loving this book as much as I did completely took me by surprise. It’s very special.
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!
Miss Page-Turner recently posted…Special: Wanderlove Reading Video by Kirsten Hubbard
Thanks for visiting! These videos are great! I went around to check the others out and the settings are just amazing. Hopefully I’ll get to travel some of those amazing places one day!
AH! Another amazing post! 😀 I think I’m like that, too. Wanting to be someone I’m not. :/ This was good. Thanks for posting it up!
Meg K. recently posted…In My Mailbox (2)
I think we are all like that one way or the other. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because I think it helps us figure out what we truly want. At least that’s what I tell myself! 😉
Loved the video and I want this book.
Thanks so much for the giveaway, I really want to read Wanderlove!
Debbie recently posted…Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
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. 🙂
Nicola recently posted…In My Mailbox #13
Me too Nicola! It was such a great read!
Sonia @ The Story Queen
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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roro @roro is reading[rogier]
Thanks so much for the giveaway, I really want to read Wanderlove!
roro @roro is reading[rogier] recently posted…Teaser Tuesday #10
AHHH! I love it! 😀 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.
Lexie B. recently posted…The Book Haters
Bria is a wonderful heroine. I can’t wait to see what you think when you read it!
Maggie, Young Adult Anonymous
I’ve read nothing but glowing reviews for this book. Can’t wait to read it.
Maggie, Young Adult Anonymous recently posted…Review: Blood Red Road by Moira Young
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:)
The drawings were so beautiful! I can’t wait to see them in person!
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.
Catherine S. recently posted…TheMediators: I just entered to #WIN @Cuddlebuggery’s #GIVEAWAY for a hardcover copy of Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard! http://t.co/yw6gKyAr
This sounds like such a good book! The cover’s pretty cute too.
“…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.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! I can’t wait to read it!
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
*haha, I meant (guys) sorry!
Hahaha! Thank you! And good luck!
Thanks a lot for the giveaway! Sounds like a good book 🙂
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
I followed via Book Blogs, hope to see you around!:)
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Thanks for the follow, Evie! Seeing Kirsten reading the passage made me even more excited to receive my copy as well. 🙂
I want to win this so badly. I just adored Like Mandarin. Please let me win this!!!
I’m crossing my fingers for you!
Juli @ The Reviews News
I had an ARC of this and I LOOOOVED it. 😀 Thanks so much for the giveaway!
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I need to get this book!!! It really has drawings…epic. I adore Kirsten Hubbard!
The drawings were so beautiful in the ARC and I hear they are even better in print!