Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cover Reveal: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith



Book Stats:
This Is What Happy Looks Like
by Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy, Little Brown & Co.
Expected Publication Date: 4/23/2013
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Goodreads Summary: If fate sent you an email, would you answer? In This is What Happy Looks Like, Jennifer E. Smith's new YA novel, perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O'Neill meet—albeit virtually—when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an email about his pet pig, Wilbur. In the tradition of romantic movies like "You've Got Mail" and "Sleepless in Seattle," the two 17-year-olds strike up an email relationship, even though they live on opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names. Through a series of funny and poignant messages, Graham and Ellie make a true connection, sharing intimate details about their lives, hopes and fears. But they don't tell each other everything; Graham doesn't know the major secret hidden in Ellie's family tree, and Ellie is innocently unaware that Graham is actually a world-famous teen actor living in Los Angeles. When the location for the shoot of Graham's new film falls through, he sees an opportunity to take their relationship from online to in-person, managing to get the production relocated to picturesque Henley, Maine, where Ellie lives. But can a star as famous as Graham have a real relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie's mom want her to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs? Just as they did in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, the hands of fate intervene in wondrous ways in this YA novel that delivers on high concept romance in lush and thoughtful prose.
I have a soft spot for Contemporaries and this just sounds perfect for me. I haven't actually read her most talked about book, The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight but I've been meaning to! It's been in TBR pile for too long. I'm not particularly wow-ed by the cover but I like how it exudes young love. I do love that she created a similar cover with that novel even though this isn't a sequel or companion novel.

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Pre-order: Amazon

4 comments:

  1. I admit the cover looks inviting.

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  2. I didn't know she had a new book due out, thanks for posting about it - I agree, it's a gorgeous cover!

    I noticed you were following out blog so I came to return the favour!

    ReplyDelete

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cover Reveal: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith



Book Stats:
This Is What Happy Looks Like
by Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy, Little Brown & Co.
Expected Publication Date: 4/23/2013
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Goodreads Summary: If fate sent you an email, would you answer? In This is What Happy Looks Like, Jennifer E. Smith's new YA novel, perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O'Neill meet—albeit virtually—when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an email about his pet pig, Wilbur. In the tradition of romantic movies like "You've Got Mail" and "Sleepless in Seattle," the two 17-year-olds strike up an email relationship, even though they live on opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names. Through a series of funny and poignant messages, Graham and Ellie make a true connection, sharing intimate details about their lives, hopes and fears. But they don't tell each other everything; Graham doesn't know the major secret hidden in Ellie's family tree, and Ellie is innocently unaware that Graham is actually a world-famous teen actor living in Los Angeles. When the location for the shoot of Graham's new film falls through, he sees an opportunity to take their relationship from online to in-person, managing to get the production relocated to picturesque Henley, Maine, where Ellie lives. But can a star as famous as Graham have a real relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie's mom want her to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs? Just as they did in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, the hands of fate intervene in wondrous ways in this YA novel that delivers on high concept romance in lush and thoughtful prose.
I have a soft spot for Contemporaries and this just sounds perfect for me. I haven't actually read her most talked about book, The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight but I've been meaning to! It's been in TBR pile for too long. I'm not particularly wow-ed by the cover but I like how it exudes young love. I do love that she created a similar cover with that novel even though this isn't a sequel or companion novel.

Connect with the author
Book Links
Add to shelf: Goodreads
Pre-order: Amazon

4 comments:

  1. I admit the cover looks inviting.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I didn't know she had a new book due out, thanks for posting about it - I agree, it's a gorgeous cover!

    I noticed you were following out blog so I came to return the favour!

    ReplyDelete

We love hearing what you think! Please leave your feedback below and I'll get back to you as soon as I possibly can.

This blog is an award free zone. I'm very flattered that you want to honor us with an award, but with running a very tight schedule with real life and blogging, I cannot promise to reciprocate the awards.