Monday, January 23, 2017

Six Years Stuck In Books Celebration! ~ Day 23

Jess adores Deb Caletti's books! (Her favorite is called Stay and Jess recommends y'all check it out--but first take a look at the book we're giving away below!)

Essential Maps for the Lost

There are many ways to be lost.

Sometimes people want to be lost. Madison—Mads to everyone who knows her—is trying her best to escape herself during one last summer away from a mother who needs more from her than she can give, and from a future that has been decided by everyone but her.

Sometimes the lost do the unimaginable, like the woman, the body, Mads collides with in the middle of the water on a traumatic morning that changes everything.

And sometimes the lost are the ones left behind, like the son of the woman in the water, Billy Youngwolf Floyd. Billy is struggling to find his way through each day in the shadow of grief. His one comfort is the map he carries in his pocket, out of his favorite book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

When three lives (and one special, shared book) collide, strange things happen. Things like questions and coincidences and secrets—lots of secrets. Things like falling in love. But can two lost people telling so many lies find their way through tragedy to each other…and to solid ground?

ARC copy
US only


  1. One of my favorites is Amanda Hocking. Thank you

  2. My favorite YA author is Jeff Zentner.

  3. YA Contemporary...I don't really have one, to be honest. The closest would be Anne Mercier but that's more NA, I think with rock stars in their early 20s.

  4. Overall, I'd say John Green, but I have lots of other favorites. Thanks for the chance.

  5. I like Morgan Matson!


  6. Not really contemporary, but I like Madeline L'engle

  7. j k rowling would be mine....

  8. I don't have a lot of favorite authors - but I did really enjoy the book How to Hang a Witch that I read recently (A. Mather).