Friday, May 20, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Summer Days + Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Stephanie Perkins


SUMMER DAYS + SUMMER NIGHTS
by Stephanie Perkins

Young Adult (Anthology) - Romance
Publication: May 17, 2016
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Internationally bestselling author Stephanie Perkins brought together some of her closest friends and fellow bestselling young adult authors for the holiday anthology My True Love Gave to Me that a starred Publisher’s Weekly called “a rare holiday treat” and Romantic Times claimed “this is what all anthologies should aspire to be”. Now, she’s doing it again with SUMMER DAY AND SUMMER NIGHTS: Twelve Love Stories, another anthology filled with twelve new stories from a superstar lineup of young adult authors. Already receiving rave reviews, this anthology is the perfect beach companion for those long, hazy summer days.

Featuring twelve brand new short stories from:
• Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss, My True Love Gave To Me)
• Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows, The Grisha Trilogy)
• Francesca Lia Block (Love in the Time of Global Warming)
•Veronica Roth (The Divergent Trilogy)
• Lev Grossman (The Magicians Trilogy)
• Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments Series)
• Jennifer E. Smith (The Statistical Probability of Falling in Love, The Geography of You and Me)
• Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty)
• Tim Federle (The Great American Whatever)
• Nina LaCour (Everything Leads to You, You Know Me Well)
• Jon Skovron (Misfits, Man Made Boy)
• Brandy Colbert (Pointe)

SUMMER DAY AND SUMMER NIGHTS, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

INTERVIEW WITH STEPHANIE PERKINS!

1. Some of the best books have the best covers, so, of all the awesome illustrations on this book cover, which represents you most and why?

• The characters from my story are the ones using the tire swing, but, having worked on all twelve stories, I feel connected to all twenty-four tiny figures! So I’d have to say the cover as a whole. It’s sunny and cheerful and filled with humor, and that’s how I feel right now. Jim Tierney (illustrator) and Olga Grlic (designer) created a truly delightful tableau.
2. What are the ingredients to your perfect summer, and have you had one?

Fireflies. Honeysuckle. Fresh fruit and vegetables.
I grew up in Arizona’s Sonoran desert, so there wasn’t a lot of this in my childhood. But as an adult, I’ve been living in Asheville, North Carolina, so I have this summer every year. I’m very lucky. It’s one of the many awesome things about being an adult—choosing where you live. 
3. What can we expect to see from you next? Are there any plans of releasing a new full-length novel soon?

• My next novel is a teen slasher, which hopefully (if I finish it on time!) will be published next year. I’m having such a blast writing in the horror genre. And it’s honestly not as big of a departure as it seems. There’s still an attractive boy, an intriguing setting, and quippy friends. It just also contains a lot of murder. 
4. If readers could take away one thing from having read Summer Days And Summer Nights what would you hope it would be?

• It always sounds corny, but . . . hope is the hope. No matter what’s going on in your life right now—and as teenagers, so much of your life is out of your own control—it will get better. You’ll get more control, you’ll get to make more choices. Make good choices. Learn from your mistakes. I promise—with every single fiber of my heart—that life gets better. There is always hope.

Praise for SUMMER DAYS + SUMMER NIGHTS


“There’s no shortage of cozy setups for holiday romance in this captivating collection of short stories…a rare seasonal treat.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review



“Rich language and careful, efficient character development make the collection an absorbing and sophisticated read, each story surprisingly fresh despite the constraints of a shared theme. It’s that rarest of short story collections: There’s not a single lump of coal.”

Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review



“These stories are well written and speak to the hearts of teens and adults everywhere.  No matter what faith a reader may hold, these tales speak to the soul and teach that life is what we make it.  Readers just have to realize all gifts are not wrapped in paper and ribbons. Some are lessons about life. Not everyone has a picture perfect holiday.”

 Voya Magazine
 
Loooooook! The people in the cover are moving! :D
 
SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS IS NOW OUT IN THE WORLD! 
Be sure to grab a copy at your favorite bookstores! <3

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Stephanie Perkins has always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. She's the author of the international bestsellers Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, as well as Isla and the Happily Ever After. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories is her first anthology. Stephanie and her husband live in the mountains of North Carolina.

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