Friday, December 25, 2015

FFBC: Welcome to the club, What's Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass

What's Broken Between Us
by Alexis Bass
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: December 29th 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
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Alexis Bass’s heartbreakingly beautiful second novel is a tale of love, loss, and learning to forgive.

Look to the left, look to the right. We’re all going to die. But someone has to do it first. So who’s it going to be?

Tragedy struck Amanda Tart’s town a year and a half ago when a sophomore girl was killed in a car accident on graduation night.
Amanda’s brother, Jonathan, was behind the wheel and too drunk to drive. He’s spent the past year in prison and has cut off all ties. But now Jonathan is coming home. Just as Amanda’s trying to figure out what that means for her family and herself, she’s paired up for a school project with Henry Crane—a former crush, and brother of Jonathan’s ex-girlfriend, who survived the crash with horrible injuries.

Everyone is still incredibly damaged by the events of that night. Can Amanda and Henry finally begin to heal what’s broken and find some peace?

Hello Alexis! Welcome Back! We are super excited to have you in our FFBC tours again!

Could you tell our Book Addicts about What’s Broken Between Us? 

What’s Broken Between Us follows Amanda Tart during her senior year, when her brother gets out of jail for killing one of her classmates in a drunk driving accident, forcing her to confront her feeling about a romantic relationship that fell apart because of the accident. 

How did you come up with the story? Did you find inspiration in any other story/movie/show and how has this affected your writing?

A million things inspired this story, but definitely the concept of how someone is perceived after they’ve done or said something on national television was pretty inspiring. 

What is your favorite quote from the book?

I really like the last line in the book. :)

Is there a specific scene that you had the most fun to write?

There’s no way to describe this scene without spoiling things, but there was one really uncomfortable scene that I enjoyed writing because there were so many ways it could’ve played out. Hint: It takes places in an auditorium toward the end. 

If you had to pick one song to be the Theme Song – Which one would you pick? 

Ooo, that’s a hard question. Maybe: Hey Brother by Avicii

What authors are auto-buys for you? 

Courtney Summers, Jandy Nelson and Donna Tartt

Has there been a fan moment that stands out to you? 

Every fan moment stands out for me because talking with readers is always THE BEST part about being an author. <3 

Favorite book of 2015 thus far?

Really hard question! I’ll have to say a few: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven; The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker, The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert, and Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian. 

And lastly – What is your current read? 

I am currently reading a book coming out in 2016 called Wink Poppy Midnight. It’s by April G. Tucholke and I am LOVING it so far. 

Thank you so much for everything, Alexis!

Thanks for having me! 

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Alexis Bass grew up in Washington, went to college in Arizona, and spent her early twenties in Seattle. She currently lives in Northern California with Dylan McKay, her gorgeous and rambunctious golden retriever. She loves good fashion and good TV as much as a good book, and is a huge advocate of the three C’s: coffee, chocolate, and cheese. LOVE AND OTHER THEORIES is her first novel.

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