We’re celebrating the release of
A GIRL LIKE ME by Ginger Scott! Readers have fallen in love with these
characters…and so have we!
A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott Book 2 in the Like Us Duet A mature YA romance, and a little something more…
About the Book:
I’m not supposed to be here.
Death has come for me more than once, and each time it’s been a boy who’s
stood between me and my final breath.
I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time before, he disappeared the moment he made sure I was out of harm’s way; as
if I didn’t need any more saving.
This time, though, death left me with a reminder of how powerful it is. I
know it meant to strip me of my spirit again, but it failed.
Even so, I know I need Wes to survive. Our souls are woven together somehow, our every breath in sync. I feel it, even though everyone says I
The world thinks he’s missing. His loved ones don’t want to believe he’s dead.
Only I know just how special he is.
I’m going to find him and bring him home, where he belongs. Together,
we’ll face impossible—we’ll rewrite our ending.
And when the bad guys come calling, we will always win.
Christina: 4.5 stars! Well, what more can I say besides this: Ms. Scott has done it again! She’s managed to deliver another intense story filled with lovable characters and packs a major punch to the all the feels! I won’t be able to go into too much depth in this review for obvious spoilerish reasons, but just know that I pretty much loved everything about this book as well as its predecessor.
After the cliffhanger ending of the previous installment, A Boy Like Me, I had a few working theories to how I thought the author might wrap up this duology, and while I was right about a couple of certain aspects, the majority of what I thought was going to happen never even came close. After experiencing the whirlwind that are these two installments, I can only believe that Ms. Scott likes to keep her readers on their toes, and if that’s truly her goal, then she succeeded. I was surprised (there may have even been an actual gasp a time or two) more than once, and just when you feel like you might have things figured out again, she’ll twist the plot so fast your head will spin.
As I stated previously, I loved the characters in these books. In fact, I feel like that’s always my biggest take-away from Scott’s books. Her characters are easily relatable, beautifully flawed, and yet their growth is always spectacular. I especially loved to see the fight and drive in our heroine, Joss, and the way she tackled things with an unflinching determination. Furthermore, I really enjoyed watching her relationship with her father progress. The strides they made together and how far they grew as a family unit was truly amazing. I felt really proud of them. The following quote had me laughing my ass off.
“Please tell me that you’re just hold up in one of the school bathrooms sick, or that you accidentally fell asleep in someone’s locker. I just lied to the front office and said you’d be in class in twenty minutes, that you had to run home for personal things. Jesus H Christ, Joss…I said the word period. Where the hell are you?”
–quote taken from the eARC of A Girl Like Me, pg. 210
Then there’s Wes, his family, Joss’s best friends, and a new character. I could spend all day talking about each and every single one of them, but to save time and something for Ana to talk about below, I just want to say I love them, I love them, I loooove them. I wouldn’t be opposed to the brothers or Kyle (especially Kyle) getting their own book. HERE FOR IT!
So while there was so much to love about this book, I felt like we didn’t get enough time seeing Joss and Wes together in this installment due to outside forces. While I respect that Scott chose to focus primarily on driving the plot and there were swoony instances to be found in this book, I can’t like, I missed the numerous sweetly tender, romantic moments between those two like I felt we got in the first novel. Additionally, while we received many answers about Wes, I feel like there was still certain elements of his backstory that we really didn’t dive in to and I just wanted a little more resolution in that regard. Those two minor issues were the reason my rating fell off just a touch, but it wasn’t anything that ruined the book for me by a long shot. Still loved this and them, and those last few chapters that brought everything back around full circle were pretty damn perfect!
Ana: 5 Stars!! I don’t know what else I can say after Christina’s awesome review…but here goes!
This book had so much that I didn’t expect, yet it had everything I wanted. It was a roller coaster ride that had my heart beating page after page. Sometimes it beat in my chest, filled with joy as I swooned and sighed…sometimes it beat in my throat, filled with anxiety and unease. My heart was never prepared for what would happen on the very next page but it always understood that it would be important and epic.
My love for these characters grew stronger as this second half of their story unraveled, and I absolutely adored how Joss, Wes, and the rest of their family and friends grew fiercer and more determined to have the best possible lives and relationships. The twists and turns they faced were intense but their spirits were unbreakable. This story pulled at my emotions again and again. I loved watching Joss and Wes’s story but I also adored the secondary characters. I cheered as Joss’s father battled his addiction and embraced his need to be a better man for his daughter, and, once again, my heart went out to Kyle. This sweet, funny, incredibly strong and loyal friend was the solid rock that Joss needed to see her through. I’m hoping against hope that Ms. Scott will give us more Kyle in the future…and I’m not above begging!
This story celebrated the importance of accepting our differences, it highlighted the significance of family and friends, and it proved that fighting for what you want may not be easy, but it’s always worth it. It showed me that life can be filled with struggle and beauty and magic…all at the same time. My heart adored every part of this adventure and my mind hasn’t stopped thinking about how much I didn’t want it to end. This is a story I won’t soon forget…these characters are a part of me now and I know I’ll go back and visit their world again and again! Ms. Scott, your words have once again touched me and your characters are, as always, endearing and special. Thank you for giving us this very special story.
Released on: March 3, 2017 Amazon iBooks Barnes and Noble Kobo
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About the Author:
Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.
A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.
When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).
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