Saturday, January 23, 2016

{Blog Tour} THE YEAR WE FELL APART by Emily Martin—Guest Post + Giveaway

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The Year We Fell Apart
by Emily Martin


In the tradition of Sarah Dessen, this powerful debut novel is a compelling portrait of a young girl coping with her mother’s cancer as she figures out how to learn from—and fix—her past.


Few things come as naturally to Harper as epic mistakes. In the past year she was kicked off the swim team, earned a reputation as Carson High’s easiest hook-up, and officially became the black sheep of her family. But her worst mistake was destroying her relationship with her best friend, Declan.

Now, after two semesters of silence, Declan is home from boarding school for the summer. Everything about him is different—he’s taller, stronger…more handsome. Harper has changed, too, especially in the wake of her mom’s cancer diagnosis.

While Declan wants nothing to do with Harper, he’s still Declan, her Declan, and the only person she wants to talk to about what’s really going on. But he’s also the one person she’s lost the right to seek comfort from.

As their mutual friends and shared histories draw them together again, Harper and Declan must decide which parts of their past are still salvageable, and which parts they’ll have to let go of once and for all. In this honest and affecting tale of friendship and first love,

Emily Martin brings to vivid life the trials and struggles of high school and the ability to learn from past mistakes over the course of one steamy North Carolina summer.

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Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
 Pub Date: January 26, 2016
 Publisher: Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster
Purchase: Amazon • B&N • KoboBooks-a-MillionIndieBound

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by Emily Martin


BOOK PLAYLIST FOR
THE YEAR WE FELL APART

I’ve talked before about how much inspiration I drew from Sia’s music, particularly her song “Breathe Me.” I’m the kind of writer who needs music, especially to help me power through early drafts. So I thought I would share some of the other songs that I listened to while drafting The Year We Fell Apart:

Freight Train by Sara Jackson-Holman
I Was Here by Beyonce
Hurricaneby MS MR
Nicest Thing by Kate Nash
Declicate by Fauntella Crow
Broken Crown by Mumford & Sons
Happy Together by Filter
Ashes And Wineby A Fine Frenzy
Breathe Meby Sia
First Love Never Die by Soko

And if you’ve read The Year We Fell Apart and have another song in mind that you think fits my book, hit me up on Twitter @thatEmilyMartin and let me know what it is!

Thank you so much for having me!

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Emily Martin lives and writes in the Greater Boston area, though she will always call Michigan home. She has a penchant for impromptu dance parties, vintage clothing, and traveling to new places. When not writing, she can be found hiking New England’s peaks, searching for the perfect cup of hot chocolate, or baking something pumpkin-flavored.

Emily’s debut young adult novel, THE YEAR WE FELL APART, comes out January 26, 2016 from Simon Pulse. Her work is represented by Lara Perkins of Andrea Brown Literary.

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