Thursday, April 18, 2013

How I Lost You Blog Tour: Spotlight, Review & Giveaway

Hey all, we're the next stop on the How I Lost You blog tour.
How I Lost You
by Janet Gurtler
Release date: 23rd April 2013
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary
There are a few things Grace Anderson knows for sure. One is that nothing will ever come between her and her best friend, Kya Kessler. They have a pact. Buds Before Studs. Sisters Before Misters. But in the summer before senior year, life throws out challenges they never expected. And suddenly the person who's always been there starts to need the favor returned. Grace and Kya are forced to question how much a best friend can forgive. And the answer is not what they expected.

Janet Gurtler

Janet lives near the Canadian Rockies with her husband and son and a little dog named Bruce. She does not live in an Igloo or play hockey, but she does love maple syrup and says “eh” a lot.
Janet only gives 5 stars to the books she reviews because she is an author herself and knows that no book can appeal to everyone, but like a child, it is very special to the creator.
I'M NOT HER was published by Sourcebooks Teen Fire in May 2011.
IF I TELL released Oct 1, 2011 from Sourcebooks Teen Fire.
WHO I KISSED Sourcebooks Fire 2012.
Janet's work will also appear in the THE FIRST TIME anthology, DEAR TEEN ME anthology and WHO DONE IT anthology.


My Review:

Firstly I'd like to thank Jean BookNerd and Janet Gurtler for giving me the opportunity to join the tour and review this amazing book.

Now where to start...For me this book was a breath of fresh air, I've been reading so many young adult books lately and don't get me wrong, it's one of my favourite genre's. This book just brought something new to the table. Two best friends going through the hardships of life only to realise sometimes friendships don't last forever.

Grace and Kya are best friends, they do everything together, buds before studs! Something tragic happened to Kya when she was younger, she's still not dealing very well with it. Grace does everything she can to help her bestie get through those bad days but Kya just seems to be slipping further away, so Grace has a hard decision to make.
Grace also meets a gorgeous boy named Levi and things start to look up for her.

Gurtler knows how to tell a story, from the very beginning I was entranced. Having a very sick 11mth old it was hard to find the time to read but having to be up half the night with my bubba I did find a way to get my fix (reading at 3am lol).
The characters are unforgettable, I could relate to alot of things they go through and it made me feel closer to them and more apart of the story. I swear I got teary in some parts and quite frustrated in others, there were also times I had butterflies and anticipation on what was going to happen next. It was sad when I finished the last page but at the same time I finished with a smile on my face.

Looking for something that'll have you glued to the pages? Well look no further, come meet some awesome characters and have fun kicking boys arses in paintball. ;-)
My Rating:





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  1. Thank you so much for being part of the tour!!! :)

  2. Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed Kya and Grace's story!! Thanks so much for reviewing!


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