On another edition of Breaking the Spine’s awesome meme, we’re talking about a fun fall read set in one of my favourite European cities:
It’s one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she’s queen of following rules and being prepared. That’s why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that’s also why she’s chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB (“meant to be”).
But this spring break, Julia’s rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she’s partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.
Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.
Okay, so that last line is way cheesy, but European love stories are one of my biggest weaknesses. I’m also a big fan of kindergarten romances (read: boy-pulls-girl’s-pigtails-because-he-secretly-loves-her), and this sound like it’s right up my alley. Plus, it’s coming out roughly a week before my birthday and I tend to love all November books because I’m a dork like that. I hear people have already read it from NetGalley–care to share your opinion on the book?
Lauren Elizabeth Morrill is many things, including, but not limited to, a writer, an educator, a badass roller derby skater, a former band nerd, an aggressive driver, and a die-hard Mac person. She also watches a lot of TV, eats a lot of junk food, and drinks a lot of Coke. It’s a wonder her brain and teeth haven’t rotted out of her head.
Meant to Be will be released on November 13, 2012.