This Giveaway Hop is hosted by Tonyalee @ Lilybloombooks and the idea is to feature a book that you LOVE and want to giveaway a copy of. I thought long and hard about this one! Seriously, I checked all my Goodread 5 star books as I wanted the prize to be one that I really loved and still think about.
So after much consideration, I went with Golden by Jessi Kirby.Golden by Jessi Kirby
Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less travelled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unravelling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.
Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High—perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story—one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic guy. These are the secrets that were swept away with her the night that Shane’s jeep plunged into an icy river, leaving behind a grieving town and no bodies to bury.
Reading Julianna’s journal gives Parker the courage to start to really live—and it also gives her reasons to question what really happened the night of the accident. Armed with clues from the past, Parker enlists the help of her best friend, Kat, and Trevor, her long-time crush, to track down some leads. The mystery ends up taking Parker places that she never could have imagined. And she soon finds that taking the road less travelled makes all the difference.
You will find my full review of Golden here. But in brief; this book is both beautifully written and inspirational. There is mystery, poetry, journaling, a road trip and two romance so lots going on to hold your attention. It made me laugh and cry and this quote gives me ALL THE FEELS every single time:
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
If you want to chance to win a copy of this book to see for yourself why it moved me so much, then now’s your chance! Open internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.
I’d highly recommend that you also check out the other stops on this hop as there is a whole lot of book loving going on!