Monday, March 18, 2013

BLOG TOUR: My POV of Exhale by Jennifer Snyder


Published December 2nd 2012 
 Young Adult Contemporary Romance 

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Inhaling in life is easy. It’s the exhaling—the letting go— that’s the hard part.

Katie Elliot has always known the Conner twins. For years she secretly pined after one, while playfully averting the advances of the other. Once upon a time, she was fine with that. Then came the moment when her twin of preference kissed her and changed everything. 

As if realizing love can be complex—even when it’s reciprocated—isn’t hard enough, tragedy strikes, tearing Katie and the boy she’s always desired apart. Finding herself torn between love and guilt, Katie must learn when it’s acceptable to let go—when it’s finally okay to exhale.

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My POV


You will need a box of tissue for this read. Let me just warn you now. I had to stop reading this book for a few minutes a couple of times. That is how intense the sadness was but I pulled through and so will you but I promise, you will be deeply affected by this story.
Katie has been neighbors and best friends with Derek and Kyle for as long as she can remember. Now they are in high school their relationship is a bit more complicated. Katie has secretly developed feelings for Derek and has kept it to herself for a while now. The flirtations Kyle has always professed his love for her but these feelings have not been reciprocated. Not because she couldn’t fall in love with him but because her heart already belongs to another. The ironic thing is they are identical twins. So it does seem a bit unfair to Kyle but sometimes you just can’t help who your heart choose.
Just as a relationship start to develop tragedy strikes and life feels like it should come to a halt. Weighted down with grief and guilt Kat doesn’t know how to move forward.  This is where the book get very difficult to read but it’s so good. What I really liked is that even throughout all her struggles, doubt, and sadness there is light at the end of her tunnel. There is still some hope.
It’s a bittersweet ending but none the least a happy one. If you are looking for a dramatically intense story this is one you need to pick up. It had me in a weeping mess in no time. 


Quote
"Anything for you ,Kat, you know that" He winked. "So, how about a kiss for protecting your honor and all that crap?"
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"So Kyle tells me 'nothing' and then proceeds to kiss me. I  shifted away from him and said, 'I'm part ninja, don't kiss me unless I ask you to', and then karate chopped him right in the neck," I laughed, remembering the entire moment vividly.
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"...Life moves on, Kate, even in times when we don't want it to the most. With every inhale, we have to exhale, that can apply to life sometimes too, we have to take in just as much as we have to let go."

Author

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Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is an instant coffee lover with an obsession for spiral bound notebooks and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.
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  GIVEAWAY
One (1) print copy of Exhale. US ONLY. 
One (1) ebook copy. INTERNATIONAL.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed Exhale and I love the quotes you chose.

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  2. Exhale sounds really good. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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