Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! How are you all today? I hope good.
Today is my stop in the Finding Me Blog tour and I have a few things for you. One thing is the review, the second thing are my favourite quotes and last but not least I also have some promotional content for you!
And now without further ado let’s start with the post.
Can you ever truly love someone who robbed you of everything?
Sixteen-year-old Claire Williams spends most of her days feeling angry and alone. After a car accident took her mother and Claire’s ability to walk, life in a wheelchair is the new normal.
When she’s sent to live with her grandmother, away from school and friends, Claire has a chance for a fresh start. Just when Claire thinks she can handle things, she runs into Todd – the son of the man who caused the car accident.
At first, Claire wants nothing to do with him, but the more time they spend together, the more she hates to admit her feelings. She’s slowly falling in love with Todd.
Now, Claire’s father wants to move and take Claire with him. But she can’t go. Not now when everything is falling into place, and she’s just now finding herself. Claire’s defiant. She won’t leave Greenwood, her new friends, her grandmother, or Todd.
Can Claire find the strength to let her dad go on with his life while leaving her behind to live hers, or will she allow the guilt and shame of surviving the accident pull her back under?Add the book to your Goodreads to-read shelf
Title – Finding Me
Author – Kelly Gunderman
Publisher – Swoon Romance
Series? – Standalone
Genre – Contemporary/Young Adult Fiction
Release date -. July 30th, 2019
Trigger Warning – death of a loved one, alcohol abuse, loss of ability to walk after car accident, car accident due to alcohol abuse, domestic violence (verbal violence)
Language – English
Version – ebook*
What I liked
The first thing that I immediately liked was the authors writing style. I didn’t have any problems getting into the book and was directly feeling like a character in this book. Which is always a great thing if you’re asking for my opinion!
Another thing I liked was the attachment to some of the characters. There were some characters that you just had to like or had to hate. There was no in between. You either liked them or hated them. Gunderman did a great job writing her characters and the story. At some times it was heartbreaking in a way that you felt like crying. I really had to stop at some point because I wanted to cry and I’m definitely not the sentimental type of person!
What I didn’t like
Sometimes the main character got on my nerves. Especially in the beginning afterwards I warmed up to her and then it was okay.
There is also the fact that the story got redundant after some time. I think the book could have been a little bit shorter and it still would have been perfect!
Overall, Finding me is a book that I recommend to all the Contemporary lovers out there. It’s a fast-paced book that you can easily read in one sitting.
”Sometimes memories are all you have left of a person.”
””Trust me, New Girl,” Mark says, “once you eat that cookie, you’ll be a changed woman.””
”The universe sure has a strange sense of humor.”
”No one hits my mom. No one hits any woman.”
””Are we talking the dogs-sharing-spaghetti-in-an-alley kind of touched hands, or accidentally-bumped-and-felt-awkward kind of touched hands?””
”I’m thinking about my first kiss with a bnoy who gives me more butterflies than the butterfly conservatory I visited at the zoo when I was younger.”
Promotional Content (by the author)
Finding Me Playlist
While reading and writing, sometimes music can really get you into the mood for a certain book. With Finding Me, I listened to a lot of music while writing, and some songs just remind me of certain parts of the book. Here is a list of some of the songs that I listened to while I was writing Finding Me, and some that I feel just fit perfectly in the story.
Note: I listened to a lot of Taylor Swift while writing this!
Taylor Swift – White Horse
Christina Aguilera – Reflection
Vertical Horizon – I’m Still Here
Dido – White Flag
Lifehouse – Hanging By a Moment
Michelle Branch – Leap of Faith
Lady Antebellum – Just a Kiss
Sixpence None the Richer – Kiss Me
Taylor Swift – Breathe
Darren Hayes – Don’t Give Up
Taylor Swift – Fifteen
Savage Garden – Crash and Burn
Vertical Horizon – Miracle
Daniel Powter – Bad Day
Boys Like Girls – Two is Better than One (Featuring Taylor Swift)
Kelly Gunderman was born a child of the late eighties in small-town Pennsylvania. A bibliophile in her own right, she is hoping to one day surpass the number of pages she has turned with those she has written of her own accord.
Having recently completed her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development, Kelly suddenly found herself with a bit more free time than usual, and began her immediately successful foray into blogging and Freelance Writing, which subsequently led to her renewed desire to finally put her ideas and imaginings “on paper.”
Focusing primarily on the Young Adult genre, Kelly’s first novel, Finding Me, was published by Swoon Romance, and she is currently working on putting even more stories on paper.
She currently resides in her original home town with her husband, their two daughters, and a few cats that constantly challenge the sanity of all with their ill-advised attempts at what can only be assumed to be world domination.
Don’t forget to follow the tour here. There are lots of amazing posts.
Prize: A coffee mug, tea, and a $10 Amazon gift card from Kelly Gunderman (USA only)
And this was everything for this post! Are you planning on reading Finding me in the future? Please let me know in the comments below!
*A review copy of this book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts were my own! Thanks to FFBC Blog Tour for including me in this tour!