Hi everyone! Today I’m thrilled to welcome author Rachael Allen to Pop! Goes The Reader as she shares the first in a series of four giveaways inspired by her upcoming novel, The Summer of Impossibilities, which is coming to a book store and library near you May 12th 2020 from Amulet Books!
The Summer of Impossibilities follows the stories of Skyler, Ellie, Scarlett, and Amelia. In each contest, Rachael will be giving away both an ARC of The Summer of Impossibilities and a copy of one of the aforementioned main characters’ favourite books. I’ve been chosen to host Ellie’s giveaway, with further, upcoming giveaways to-be hosted by Rec-It Rachel and LGBTQ Reads!
Please read on to learn all the details about today’s awesome giveaway and Rachael’s exciting upcoming novel, The Summer of Impossibilities!
Title The Summer of Impossibilities
Author Rachael Allen
Intended Target Audience Young Adult
Publication Date May 12th 2020 by Amulet Books
Find It On Goodreads ● Amazon ● Chapters ● The Book Depository ● Barnes & Noble ● IndieBound
Four girls. One summer. And a pact to do the impossible.
Skyler, Ellie, Scarlett, and Amelia Grace are forced to spend the summer at the lake house where their moms became best friends.
One can’t wait.
One would rather gnaw off her own arm than hang out with a bunch of strangers just so their moms can drink too much wine and sing Journey at two o’clock in the morning.
Two are sisters.
Three are currently feuding with their mothers.
One is hiding how bad her joint pain has gotten.
All of them are hiding something.
One falls in love with a boy she thought she despised.
One almost sets her crush on fire with a flaming marshmallow.
One has a crush that could change everything.
None of them are the same at the end of the summer.
I love sisterhood books. I devour them. Divine Secrets of the YA-YA Sisterhood, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Open Road Summer, Just Visiting – these books will always have a piece of my heart because female friendships are the great love stories of books to me. I really wanted to write a book with that level of friendship and sisterhood.
That’s where The Summer of Impossibilities came from. It’s a book about four girls who aren’t necessarily friends, but who are forced to spend the summer at a lake house together because their moms are bosom friends. But maybe they turn out to be exactly what each other needs.
In addition to giving away ARC’s of The Summer of Impossibilities, I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway where each of the girls in the book gives away her favorite YA book, and we’re kicking it off here at Pop! Goes The Reader with Ellie!
Jameelah ‘Ellie’ Rose Johnson
Tennis, cooking, photography, making lists
Favorite YA Book:
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
Why Ellie Loves Yes No Maybe So:
Ellie is so extra that she makes a to-the-minute schedule every day that includes calling her reps, so naturally, civic minded Jamie and Maya are on her list. She loves the romance (THIS ROMANCE!!), and she loves the idea that when teens work together they can do big and powerful and wonderful things. If you’re stressing about the 2020 election, reading this book is like getting a hug from your best friend. And then a pat on the back, saying, “Get back in there! We can do this!”
● 1 signed ARC of The Summer of Impossibilities
● 1 copy of Yes No Maybe So signed by both Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
● Fancy swag
This giveaway is open to US residents only.
About Rachael Allen
Rachael Allen is a scientist by day and kidlit author by night. She is the winner of the 2019 Georgia Young Adult Author of the Year award, and her books include 17 First Kisses, The Revenge Playbook, and A Taxonomy of Love, which was a Junior Library Guild selection and a 2018 Books All Young Georgians Should Read. Her next novel, The Summer of Impossibilities, is out May 12, 2020 (Abrams/Amulet). Rachael lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, two children, and two dire wolves.
Rachael’s books have been published internationally in German, Spanish, French, and Polish. She is represented by Susan Hawk of Upstart Crow Literary.