blindside booking

Victoria: Cal said he didn’t want to be king and he was obviously lying.

Me: ahaaha, well we don’t know that for sure, you goose

Victoria: People are rooting for him to be king. He has followers.

Me: aha! Who needs followers when you have Mare? Not Tiberias VII Calore hah

Victoria: It’s in his blood. This is his dream. The opportunity is right there.

Me: N-not this guy.My guy. aahhsdfghjk ha ah Not H im. 

Cal: *does the thing*

Me:

Originally posted by aspirindepression

Rec: Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda

Title: Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Format: Novel
Published/Free: Published
Length: 303 pages
Status: Complete
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Underage drinking
Summary: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met

Review: This book utterly blindsided me and I’m seriously surprised it hasn’t been recommended yet! I knew I’d probably like it when I picked it up, but I wasn’t expecting it to be a ‘stay-up-til-3-am-when-you-have-a-paper-due-tomorrow’ kind of book.

I loved how this story wasn’t about coming to terms with your sexuality but about how to deal with everyone around you coming to terms with it, which I found really refreshing. All of Simon’s friends and family are super great and you actually get to see how important their relationships are with Simon, they aren’t there just for window dressing! Becky Albertalli also nails portraying teenagers without making them mini adults or making them sound utterly detestable. It’s a super sweet book, pretty funny and I completely fell in love with all the characters.

News: I’ve published a story on Amazon.

I’m not sure if anybody remembers that once upon a time, last year around January, I had ranted about my Creative Writing teacher telling the class to create an around one-hundred-pages story in only a few months—but, yes, that’s a thing that happened. Of course, I immediately sort of based my idea on Klaus and Caroline (because I’m mentally writing fanfiction 24/7, I have a problem) and the result was a romance story that then piled up dust on my computer for over half a year… until I’ve gone back to college last week and my Art teacher proposed we all drew covers for something that we have written, and that story was the first thing that came to my mind.

Basically, I ended up finding myself with a complete story and an original cover for it and I didn’t want to let it all go to waste… so, although English isn’t even my first language and I’m probably overreaching, I at last decided to publish the whole thing through Amazon and give it a purpose. Maybe it’s silly, but what’s the harm in trying?

If any of you would like to read it or help me spread the word about it, there are some details right below. In any case, I hope you at least enjoy the trailer that I’ve made for it: it’s one-hundred percent Klaroline and you can find the link to it at the very bottom of this post!

Thank you,
Giulia.

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Blindsiding Love—

Kindle; Paperback.

New York City born and bred, Cecilia Blake is a bubbly and energetic fashion-designer-in-the-making with careful life plans that could as well span centuries and dreams too big and important to be stifled by fleeting tales of love or demanding relationships. But after quite literally bumping into a handsome stranger complete with alluring British accent and adorable dimples and sharing a rather unpleasant conversation with him right in the middle of Manhattan – so, sue her… how was she supposed to know that he was blind? – her life takes an unexpected turn and seems to intertwine with the man’s one, which appears to be full of secrets. And when she at last finds herself in front of this mysterious Dashiell again? Well, neither of them is all too impressed. (All right, that’s a lie: one of them is very impressed, too bad the other still thinks that they’re an insufferable jerk. Details.)

Klaroline-style YouTube trailer.