Friday, June 2, 2017

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott





We're celebrating the release of A GIRL LIKE ME by Ginger Scott! Readers have fallen in love with these characters!


A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott
Book 2 in the Like Us Duet
A mature YA romance, and a little something more…
Release day: May 26
Purchase links:


OUR REVIEW:


Shel: A Girl Like Me picks right up with the story of Joss and Wes and is the perfect follow up to  A Boy Like You. All of my questions were answered and in typical Ginger Scott fashion, she somehow managed to not only deepen my affection for her characters, she also managed to keep me on my toes with how Joss and Wes's story would play out. I promise you, she had me going all the way to the very end.

Court: RIGHT to the end! Oh my, was I dying or what? I was. It was kind of embarrassing how I was spazzing, but at least y'all don't get to see the embarrassing parts of my behavior here! I really am so proud of Ginger for again writing something so original, so classic and yet so heartfelt that I just swooned every other page. The end of book one really is killer, so I had no idea how this one would go but I like...no, I love, love, love that this is an unpredictable story right until the end.


Shel: The story of these characters was a special one --it gave me the same kind of feeling I had for the Waiting on the Sidelines and The Hard Count characters (I can't seem to let any of these guys go!). I felt emotionally invested in how Joss would continue to recover from the loss of her leg and the loss of Wes. I was also curious about what would happen with Joss's dad--would he be able to continue to stay on track? And would we find out what happened to Wes? How in the heck was Ginger going to do this? Well, she did it in the only way she knows how-- with some emotional gut punches mixed with tender and sweet moments and moments when I was chuckling at the dialogue between Joss and her friends.

Court: She really built another fantastic group of friends to support our heroine, but that wasn't without its challenges, right? Can't have it too easy. There are conflicts with characters, with parents, with feelings, with just being a damn teenager (which is a lot beautiful but sometimes it sucks, and that is okay) and it is just nice when a coming of age story really points out how okay it is that it sucks, right? Because we all go through things, and having a story that brings in true Ginger-ness (that's a thing, right?) and shows a beautiful way to overcome all kinds of adversity is really a beautiful message. 


Shel: Both A Boy Like You and A Girl Like Me were stand outs in the Ginger Scott world, for many reasons, but definitely because they both have that sense of otherworldiness to them. I appreciated how she introduced it in A Boy Like You and she provided more information and resolution in A Girl Like Me. I loved that it kept me guessing and wondering how and why. And, I especially enjoyed how Joss responded to it in this novel--she was stubborn and concerned and skeptical and trusting and made something that might otherwise seem unbelievable, believable.

Court: Yes! Ugh, I don't want to ramble too much and spoil something, but I cannot express enough how much you all should read this series. I really love Ginger Scott's writing...and her ability to include sports in books, and how much Joss really held her own when it came to so many issues if even that she wanted her Dad to be there for her the way he was for so many of his male players that hit a lot of buttons for me. I've said it is a beautiful book, but the duo is so complementary. The attention to detail to get all of the details right for us as readers is a beautiful thing, and Ginger nails it every time. 


Shel: Once again, I find that I could ramble for pages and pages about how Ginger always gives us everything we want and things we didn't even realize we wanted when we read her words. She never fails to plunge me into her worlds, and her characters latch onto my heart and mind not only for the duration of the read but for months and years after. It's her fault that I want to see her go back to all of her previous novels and write more for all of them because the characters feel so real and I care so much about them and this series is absolutely no different; so here's to hoping that I can twist her arm one day to give us a little bit more of Joss and Wes... and all of the previous characters she's ever written. LOL. Court: Ugh, she does! She wraps us around her little finger, and really makes us love her and her characters so much. Lol. That is not a bad thing, and I just have to say oh my goodness can Ginger Scott write, y'all. She's brilliant, and I am all gushy and just in love with this book. Both books. You should read them, stat! 

Blurb:
I’m not supposed to be here.

Death has come for me more than once, and each time it’s been a boy who’s
stood between me and my final breath.

I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my
life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time
before, he disappeared the moment he made sure I was out of harm’s way; as
if I didn’t need any more saving.

This time, though, death left me with a reminder of how powerful it is. I
know it meant to strip me of my spirit again, but it failed.

Even so, I know I need Wes to survive. Our souls are woven together
somehow, our every breath in sync. I feel it, even though everyone says I
shouldn’t.

The world thinks he’s missing.
His loved ones don’t want to believe he’s dead.
Only I know just how special he is.

I’m going to find him and bring him home, where he belongs. Together,
we’ll face impossible—we’ll rewrite our ending.

And when the bad guys come calling, we will always win.













NOW AVAILABLE!

A BOY LIKE YOU
YA Contemporary Romance
Released on: March 3, 2017

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About the Author:


Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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