Summer is finally here! And what better way to celebrate then by lounging on the dock, cold bevvy in one hand, book in the other?! Over the next few days I’ll be featuring three books from fellow authors at GMMG on my “TO BE READ” list.
Up first is Don’t Fall by Rachel Schieffelbein. As someone who loves contemporary retellings of fairy-tales, this one immediately caught my interest. Don’t Fall is a modern-day retelling of Rapunzel. Check out the gorgeous cover and summary from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Anya leads a very secluded life in a house on the edge of town with her adopted mother. She doesn’t go to school, but instead has a private tutor. Her over-protective mom keeps her so sheltered that she doesn’t even have a best friend.
But Anya doesn’t seem to mind. She has her books, her photography, and her daydreams, and would do anything to please her mom. Until one day at the library, the only place she’s allowed to go, she takes a picture of a beautiful boy.
Before long she’s lying to her mom, and sneaking out late at night to meet Zander. But Zander wants more than a secret romance. If Anya wants to be with the boy of her dreams, she will have to risk her relationship with the only other person she’s ever cared about.
Here’s what others are saying on Amazon:
- “Summer is the perfect time for beach reads, and Don’t Fall fits this category perfectly, I think 🙂 It’s sweet, it’s got a great heart, it’s got cute boys, and great books, and was generally just one of those reads that left me sighing happily as I read. Plus, cupcakes–who doesn’t like cupcakes?”
- A wonderful story about loving too much, holding too tightly, and protecting far too fiercely…but most of all, this was a story of a young girl discovering that it isn’t selfish to want your own happiness–a lesson I fear far too few teenage girls hear.
- A really sweet YA tale, featuring an equally sweet girl, Anya. There’s romance and cupcakes and an adorable guy (Zander), so this book is gets two thumbs up from me.
So if you like your YA romance as sweet as your cupcakes, this one’s for you!