A Midsummer’s Nightmare Blog Tour
I am LEGIT so excited to have Kody Keplinger on my blog today! It’s no secret how much I loved her previous books, The DUFF and Shut Out, and A Midsummer’s Nightmare tops them both! You can read my full review here.
So be sure to check out this interview and be sure to enter to win a copy of A Midsummer’s Nightmare!
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Author Twitter | My Review Whitley Johnson’s dream summer with her divorcé dad has turned into a nightmare. She’s just met his new fiancée and her kids. The fiancée’s son? Whitley’s one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin’ great.
Worse, she totally doesn’t fit in with her dad’s perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn’t even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she’s ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn’t “do” friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn’t her stepbrother…at least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.
Filled with authenticity and raw emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger’s most compelling character to date: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque girl you will wholly care about. – Goodreads
Kody Keplinger, author of A Midsummer’s Nightmare
Try to describe A Midsummer’s Nightmare in ten words or less.
A new family, a bad reputation, and a forbidden romance.
Do you play favourites? If so, which of the books you’ve written do you like the most?
I hate to say it, but I do! And my favorite is A Midsummer’s Nightmare. It wasn’t always, though. I remember thinking it was the worst thing I’d ever written and that it would NEVER be any good. But after lots of edits and rewriting, I have to say I’m madly in love with Whitley, Nathan, and the rest! I am so excited for people to read this book.
Your books deal with a lot of issues some writers don’t like to touch – ie drinking, sex, etc. How do you respond to criticism for not being afraid to go there?
Growing up, my favorite authors were always the ones that told the truth. Judy Blume, for instance, never shied away from anything. And that’s why I loved her books. She got tons of criticism for it, but in the long run, people still love her. Lots of people. So when I first started writing The DUFF, I decided not to shy away from honest things. If it was part of the story I wanted to tell, I’d do it. I have gotten some negative feedback, though not as much as you’d expect. In fact, most of the feedback I get (both from teens and adults) is positive, grateful that I write truthfully. To me, one of those comments is worth ten negative ones. I’ll never shy away from big issues if they are the things my characters need to deal with.
If you could be the author of any already published book, which would it be and why?
The answer will change each day, but today I’d say the BLOODLINES series by Richelle Mead. I’d love to have written them mostly just so I could know WHAT HAPPENS IN THE NEXT ONE!!! I’m going crazy. And I have to wait until February to find out.
Can you give us any details about what’s coming next for you?
Well, I have a fourth book, Goldfish, coming in Fall 2013. It’s a bit different from my others – a little darker, a little less romance, but I’m very, very excited about it!
Giveaway of A Midsummer’s Nightmare
Thanks to Little, Brown for providing FIVE copies of A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger for giveaway!
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