Paperback Launch Party
“What is a paperback launch party”? (I got this question a lot, when I first started talking about going). It is an event, usually held at a bookstore or library to help the author promote their book and an opportunity for fans to meet and discuss the book, ask the author questions and perhaps get a signed copy. At this particular launch party, you were able to get your astrological chart done up for you as well, since the main character in the book, is all about astrology and living her life according to the stars. Which personally I found rather neat, I found many aspects of my chart to be fairly accurate, though not all of them of course.
My friend Charlee decided to meet up for this event and we had so much fun. This was the first author event I was able to attend and thought it was quite lovely. The staff at Schulers Bookstore were helpful and supportive both to the Darcy (The author) and the customers, the authors talk was informative and she allowed plenty of time for questions, most of the questions, were well thought out and inquired about character development and the writing process. After the talk, attendees were able to purchase a copy of the newly released paperback. Charlee and I both decided to wait in line, so that we could have Darcy personalize our copies, and also, score we got some neat book swag, buttons, bookmarks and a magnet. Much thanks to Schulers and Darcy for a lovely evening.
Title: Summer of Supernovas
Author: Darcy Woods
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Genre: Young adult/romance/contemporary
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Quote: “I put all my faith in the stars”
Review of Summer of Supernovas
Wil a vintage wearing, music loving gal with her head in the stars..she loves to study astrology and builds her life around her astrological birth chart. She is on a mission to find love by the end of June, which gives her 22 days to find MR. Right. But, um she meets 2 of them, the one her hearts calls to the most is the wrong sign, or so she things, she assumes he’s a Pisces and that just wont do, in fact her mother warned her to stay away from Pisces at all cost. The second just happens to be bachelor number 1’s brother and claims to be a Sagittarius, which is just perfect because, according to her astrological chart that is who she is meant to be with. Cue some soul searching, tension and fun along the way, before she finally makes her choice.
I have to say that I really enjoyed this story, it may have been your typical love triangle and girl meets boy, they can’t/wont be together until they are kind of thing. But it’s told in an interesting way, what with all the astrological leanings of the main character. With modern touches of nightclubs, sneaking out and tattoo parlors. This story really shows how, sometimes your heart wants what your heart wants no matter what, and sometimes you have to listen to it, instead of your head. Wil has to face the fact that astrology and science don’t always tell the whole tale, which she feels is a betrayal of what she promised her mother, before she died.
The characters were well developed and relate-able in this contemporary young adult story. Summer of Supernovas is Darcy Woods debut novel and she knocked it out of the park. I managed to finish it one day, couldn’t put it down.
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