Blog Tour, Excerpy + Giveaway: Sugar Lump by Megan Gaudino

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If you thought 2017 was full of some of the best YA releases in recent memory, I have good news for you! 2018 is already shaping up to be just as brilliant. Proof of this fact comes in the form of Megan Gaudino's Sugar Lump, which was released January 17th and is already on the fast track to becoming a favourite.

If you're looking for your next contemporary young adult read, you should definitely consider diving into Sugar Lump! To learn more about the novel and the author, you know the drill. Follow the cut! And join me swooning over that adorable cover-art you're about to be acquainted with.  

Under the cut, you will also find an additional excerpt in honor of its release and my participation in the blog tour. As celebration for the novels publication, there is also a super sweet giveaway waiting for you guys. Good luck! 


ABOUT THE BOOK + AUTHOR  

Sugar Lump
Megan Gaudino
Published by: Evernight Teen
Publication date: January 17th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Seventeen-year-old travel blogger CC is stuck on a never-ending road trip with her wanderlust-addicted father. When her dad lands the job of his dreams in Sugar Lump—wedding capital of the world—CC finally finds a place to call home. Complete with two quirky best friends and a quixotic guy to crush on, Sugar Lump is more shades of perfect than she can possibly count.
But when CC accidentally overhears the mayor complaining that she has to “take out” a rogue employee for not fulfilling the terms of his contract, the idyllic town’s facade crumbles. Devastated by the possibility of having to move yet again, CC discovers everyone has been keeping a massive secret from her—including her own father.

 


Megan Gaudino works in a high school library by day and on her own books by night. She’s made up of a mixture of black clothing, iced coffee, and a desire to go adventuring. Those things sort of come together naturally to form a writer. She lives in Pittsburgh where you can find her reading, writing, and Instagraming.

 EXCERPT 

He moved a little closer, his jeans gliding easily over the leather, and put his right arm on the back of the seat too. Despite looking like he rolled out of a dumpster, he didn’t smell like it. He smelled like Irish Spring soap.

“When did you move to town?”He wasn’t looking at me, or anything in particular for that matter, but I could only assume the question was for me.

“Yesterday.”

“Will you be at school Monday?”

“Yeah.” I wasn’t playing his game. If he wanted to have a conversation with me, he was going to have to look in my eyes and address me like a human being.

“Are you a senior?”

“Junior.” I flashed him a fake smile he didn’t see.

Thorn raked his hands through his thick, gray-tipped hair, then clasped them behind his head. That position only lasted for a few seconds then he lurched forward, resting his elbows on his knees. I couldn’t tell if he didn’t want to be near me or if he just couldn’t keep still. I slid away from him either way.

“Is she always like this? Really, Henry. I know you haven’t known her long but she can speak in sentences, right?”

“Clearly CC has good taste and knows not to even bother talking to you.” Luna’s dislike for him made me think my snap judgement was sound. He was probably some kind of hot, crazy-haired womanizer.

The easy balance of our trio had turned into a volatile quartet. I pulled a curl though my fingers to keep my hands busy.

“Thorn, don’t. Be nice.” Henry said it in a genial way, but Thorn seemed to take it as law. He sat back, flung his knee up, rested his left elbow on the back of the seat, and unleashed the full force of his wide-set, honey-brown eyes on me. They were so clear and so deep it made me wonder if he hadn’t been looking at me on purpose to save me from how cosmic they were.

“CC, it’s nice to meet you. I’m sorry if I scared you or made a bad first impression, but as I’m sure you could sense, my situation was dire. My situation is dire.” His tone changed from confident and clipped to languid and loose, but I couldn’t tell if it was sincere.

“I accept your apology.”

 FOLLOW THE TOUR 

January 29th
Booked J >> Excerpt
Firstbooklove >> Review
tfaulcbookreviews >> Review
January 30th
Jazzy Book Reviews >> Excerpt
Silence Is Read >> Playlist
Indie Wish List >> Review
Book Lady’s Reviews >> Review
Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile >> Review
January 31st
Girls With Books >> Excerpt
Literary Flits >> Guest post
Viviana MacKade >> Interview
Reading With Wrin >> Review
Aconite Cafe >> Review
February 1st
Character Madness and Musings >> Interview
June Reads Books >> Review
Smada’s Book Smack >> Review
Charmed Book Haven Reviews >> Review
The Book Dutchesses >> Review
February 2nd
Dani Reviews Things >> Interview
Amanda Gernentz Hanson >> Review
Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf >> Review
Reading for the Stars and Moon >> Excerpt




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