Release Date: August 4th, 2015
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Source: For tour
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Never date your best friend
Always be original
Sometimes rules are meant to be broken
Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they'd never, ever do in high school.
Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he's broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It's either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.
Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they've actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.
Thanks to Kismet Book Touring for hosting this tour!
Hi everyone! I am so very excited to share this super fun guest post by Adi Alsaid, who is the author of Let’s Get Lost and upcoming Never Always Sometimes. His upcoming book features two teenage best friends, Julia and Dave, who are reaching their last months of high school that are planning to do all the things on their ‘Never’ list.
Rules for reading Never Always Sometimes and any other book
by Adi Alsaid
1. Always read while eating, especially splatter-prone foods like salsas, pastas, and asian soups. Books like to eat too, and stains are encouraged.
2. Never intentionally stain a book, even with something really delicious.
3. Always carry a book with you. If you have less than 100 pages to go, carry two.
4. Sometimes ignore everyone around you, even if they’re repeatedly calling your name and annoyed that they are temporarily excluded from your world.
5. Never suppress an audible reaction to a book. Even in public. Just laugh/cry/curse and accept people’s stares.
6. Sometimes re-read. There’s a lot out there waiting to be read for the first time, I know, but the joys of a good book should be re-experienced too, and new pleasures can be found in old favorites.
7. Never read the back copy. Obviously some people depend on this to determine whether or not to read a book, but I believe books are adventures to be jumped into without a map. Read the first few pages at the store/library, you’ll be surprised how often your instincts about a book’s enjoyability are right from the start.
8. Always rant about the books you love. To your friends, your teachers, librarians, coworkers. Rant on Twitter, rant directly at the author. Write twenty paragraph emails to us ranting and apologizing for how much you’re ranting. We love that stuff. It makes our day, every time.
9. Sometimes read a different book under your desk. Throughout school, I always had trouble loving assigned reading, so I’d read what I wanted, sure that the teacher couldn’t possibly blame me if I was at least reading something. This can apply to “it” books that everyone else is reading. Read what you want.
10. Never pirate. If you do pirate, make it the pegleg-parrot-arrggh kind. Illegal downloads hurt books, authors, and the whole publishing world. Books can be expensive, but that’s what libraries and friends are for.
Thanks to the amazing team at Harlequin Teen, each stop on the tour will be offering up a copy of NEVER ALWAYS SOMETIMES, so be sure and follow along for more guest posts, interviews and chances to win!
Follow the rest of the tour
Monday, July 20th – Xpresso Reads – Guest Post
Wednesday, July 22nd – Refracted Light Reviews – Guest Post
Friday, July 24th – Reading with ABC – Interview
Monday, July 27th – YA Midnight Reads – Guest Post – YOU ARE HERE
Wednesday, July 29th – Lost in Literature – Guest Post
Friday, July 31st – Chapter by Chapter – Interview
Find more information about the tour here.
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