Friday, 4 April 2014

Blog Tour: ROAD TO SOMEWHERE by Jenny S. Morris and Kelley Lynn

Authors: Jenny S. Morris & Kelley Lynn
Publication date: March 11th, 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Number of pages: 
Date read: April, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Source: Review copy provided by Itching For Book Tours
Format: Ebook
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(Description source: Goodreads)

New! From Bloomsbury Spark, a sunny heartwarming story of discovery and sisterhood. 

A road trip. A singing competition. And super-hot cowboys. 

What could be better? 

For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn't just a vacation, it's life changing. While her parents think she's helping a friend move, a chance at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A. But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has to tag along, it isn't quite the summer of fun she imagined. 

Add in a detour to her grandparents' ranch in Texas, and between mucking the stalls, down-home cookin’, and drool worthy ranch hands, this could just turn into the best, and most complicated, summer of their lives.


Just read the synopsis for Road to Somewhere and you'll see that this books sounds unbelievably amazing, well I can safely say that it is just that good.

Charlie is just out of high school and has a great road trip planned with her friends, the only conditions that allow her to go: her sister Lucy must tag along, and they have to stop over at their grandparent's ranch. 
However, there's more to this road trip than Charlie told her parents, like a major singing competition.

People will change and plans will go awry as these sisters start to reconnect...

Charlie is a more-than-slightly cynical girl who loves to sing, though feels like she's rarely heard when she talks. She's good at putting on a confident front, but worries about the future. Lucy is a couple of years younger than Charlie and is extremely timid and shy, always trying to go along with what other want, and constantly under-estimating herself.

Charlie and Lucy are out of touch with one another, and hold many misconceptions about how the other is, how they think and what they feel. As they story goes on, it is amazing to see how the sisters reconnect with one another, staring with small moments as they get to know each other again bit by little bit.

Charlie's negativity and Lucy's insecurities do get a little annoying, but they are easy to understand and are essential to the characters' development. The girls grow in huge amounts as characters and really, truly come into their own.

Road to Somewhere is narrated, in alternating chapters, by Charlie and Lucy, with more information being revealed every chapter. Jenny and Kelley writes their characters incredibly well, each having their own distinct personality, this story is captivating and keeps you wanting to find out what happens to these characters next, you empathize with their troubles, are happy as they learn and succeed and come into their own, and swoon and laugh at the very many funny and gorgeously sweet moments.

Road to Somewhere is most definitely a book to be read and I absolutely recommend it!

I rate Road to Somewhere Four and a Half out of Five!!!



Kelley Lynn was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands. Music plays a large role in her writing process as well as the characters and plot lines within her stories.

Jenny S. Morris is a YA author who loves all things geek, may have a Kdrama addiction, and prefers the rainy NW to any place she's ever lived. Road to Somewhere is her debut novel.


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