Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review Tour + Giveaway: The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young

From New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young comes a story of friendship, identity, and acceptance that will break your heart—and make it whole again. Order your copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS OF US today!



“I know how to watch my back. I’m the only one that ever has.”

India Maxwell hasn’t just moved across the country—she’s plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancĂ© and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister’s clique of friends, including Eloise’s gorgeous, arrogant boyfriend Finn, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash.

But India’s not alone in struggling to control the secrets of her past. Eloise and Finn, the school’s golden couple, aren’t all they seem to be. In fact, everyone’s life is infinitely more complex than it first appears. And as India grows closer to Finn and befriends Eloise, threatening the facades that hold them together, what’s left are truths that are brutal, beautiful, and big enough to change them forever…

Ever since I read On Dublin Street, Samantha Young has been one of my favorite authors. When I saw that she was writing a YA novel, I was definitely intrigued and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. 

India Maxwell loves her place in high school as a popular girl with a solid group of close friends. But when her mom tells her she's met someone and moves them across the country from California to Boston, India is devastated. Starting from the bottom, India finds it hard to find her place at the prestigious high school so different from her old one. Having a soon-to-be stepsister, Eloise, who wants nothing to do with her doesn't help either, especially since Eloise's friends are none to welcoming either. Especially Finn, Eloise's boyfriend. But the more time India spends showing these people that she's not perfect or trying to be something she's not, the more India sees that Eloise and Finn may be just as broken as she is. 

Starting out, I really enjoyed India's character and how she was determined to make a good life for herself at her new school, even though she was seen as far below those she was going to school with. I loved how she joined the school paper and threw herself into her extracurriculars. What I also loved, though, was how India was realistically affected by being an outcast. India didn't just brush it off and keep her head held high; India felt broken and beaten down when she was having a hard time making friends and connecting with Eloise's friends, especially Finn. I enjoyed the progression of India's relationship with both Eloise and Finn, and how things got better the more they communicated with one another. 

I must say, based on the synopsis, I definitely guessed what was going on with Eloise and Finn's relationship. Aside from that, though, I was surprised by how emotional this book was, specifically with how Finn and India could connect over their pasts. The romance was very sweet, but I did feel like it was a little too much to fast and all of the sudden the word love was being thrown around. The timeline felt a little rushed at times, but I did enjoy these characters and all of the secrets they were all hiding. All of the characters were relatable and I enjoyed how they were all flawed in their own ways. 

Overall, I enjoyed Samantha Young's dip into YA. I mostly enjoyed the characters and how broken and flawed they were. I think the romance was a little too much at times, but I enjoyed how hard it was for the romance to occur and how it was created around similar pasts and secrets these characters were trying so hard to find. If you want an emotional, realistic YA that is definitely more mature and relatable than a lot of YAs out there, you should definitely pick up this book.



Samantha Young’s THE IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS OF US – Review & Excerpt Tour

June 19th
BookWorm221 – Review & Excerpt
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Little Red's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
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June 20th
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To Be Reviewed Books – Review & Excerpt
June 21st
A Fortress of Books – Excerpt
Becky on Books – Excerpt
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SJ's Book Blog – Excerpt
June 22nd
Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt
Fiction Fare – Review & Excerpt
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June 23rd
A Literary Perusal – Review & Excerpt
BJ's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Ficwishes – Review
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June 24th
Ali's Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Lacey's Love Of Literature – Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt
Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Review & Excerpt
June 25th
All Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt
PBC – Excerpt
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June 26th
Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads – Review & Excerpt
Book Reader Chronicles – Review & Excerpt
Calling All Bookaholics – Review & Excerpt
Liezel – Review & Excerpt
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June 27th
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June 28th
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Greyland Reviews – Excerpt
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My Girlfriends Couch – Review & Excerpt
Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt
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June 29th
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The Book Avenue – Review & Excerpt
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June 30th
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July 1st
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About the Author

Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows. Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook& hardback June 2017.

Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for Hero. On Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015. Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.  


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