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Review & Giveaway: TWELVE STEPS by Veronica Bartles

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*The author is hosting a tour-wide Rafflecopter giveaway of an eBook copy of TWELVE STEPS & $10 Amazon GC (INT).

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Title: Twelve Steps
Author: Veronica Bartles
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Release Date: March 25, 2014

Sixteen-year-old Andi is tired of being a second-class sibling to perfect sister Laina. There in Laina’s shadow, Andi’s only noticeable feature is her pretty awesome hair. And even that is eclipsed by Laina’s perfect everything else.

When Andi’s crush asks her to fix him up with Laina, Andi decides enough is enough and devises a twelve-step program to wrangle the spotlight away from Laina. After all, great hair must count for something.

Step 1: Admit she’s powerless to change her perfect sister, and accept that her life really, really sucks. OK, maybe that’s two steps in one.

Step 4: Make a list of her good qualities besides great hair. There have got to be at least three good qualities, right?

Step 7: Demand attention for more than just her shortcomings, and break out of her shell. Easier said that done, but worth the effort in the long-run.
When a stolen kiss from her crush ends in disaster, Andi finds that her prince isn’t as charming as she’d hoped, and realizes she may need a new program–perhaps with less steps!

As cracks in Laina’s flawless façade begin to show, the sisters work together to find a spotlight big enough for both to shine.

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“Waiting On” Wednesday (20): TWELVE STEPS by Veronica Bartles

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week’s spotlight is on:

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TWELVE STEPS by Veronica Bartles

Release Date: March 25, 2014

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

Sixteen-year-old Andi is tired of being a second-class sibling to perfect sister Laina. The only thing Andi’s sure she has going for her is her awesome hair. And even that is eclipsed by Laina’s perfect everything else.

When Andi’s crush asks her to fix him up with Laina, Andi decides enough is enough, and devises a twelve-step program to wrangle the spotlight away from Laina and get the guy.

Step 1: Admit she’s powerless to change her perfect sister, and accept that her life really, really sucks.

Step 4: Make a list of her good qualities. She MUST have more than just great hair, right?

Step 7: Demand attention for more than just the way she screws things up.

When a stolen kiss from her crush ends in disaster, Andi realizes that her twelve-step program isn’t working. Her prince isn’t as charming as she’d hoped, and the spotlight she’s been trying to steal isn’t the one she wants.

As Laina’s flawless façade begins to crumble, the sisters work together to find a spotlight big enough for both to shine.

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Top Ten Tuesday (10): 2014 Debuts I’m Excited For

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish. For this week, it’s the Top Ten 2014 Debuts I’m Excited For

 

 

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Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

I always welcome fairy tale retellings so when I read about this retelling of The Beauty and the Beast, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the book and start reading.

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All That Glows by Ryan Graudin

I haven’t actually read any book that’s mainly focused on faeries but the blurb of this book got me interested. Plus, I just love the cover! 🙂

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The Break-up Artist by Philip Siegel

The premise sounds really intriguing and I wonder how the author will develop from there on. I have high hopes for this one.

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Defy by Sara B. Larson

The bit about the love triangle still sort of turns me off but I’m willing to try this book because of the interesting plot. Please be good.

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Twelve Steps by Veronica Bartles

The story has an interesting set-up, sort of like the ugly duckling taking matters into her own hands. I also hope this one delivers.

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Must Love Dukes by Elizabeth Michels

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The Smuggler Wore Silk by Alyssa Alexander

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The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow

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YA Bound presents A Cover Reveal for Twelve Steps by Veronica Bartles

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Title: Twelve Steps

Author: Veronica Bartles

Release Date: March 25, 2014

 

Book Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Andi is tired of being a second-class sibling to perfect sister Laina. There in Laina’s shadow, Andi’s only noticeable feature is her pretty awesome hair. And even that is eclipsed by Laina’s perfect everything else.

When Andi’s crush asks her to fix him up with Laina, Andi decides enough is enough and devises a twelve-step program to wrangle the spotlight away from Laina. After all, great hair must count for something.

Step 1: Admit she’s powerless to change her perfect sister, and accept that her life really, really sucks. OK, maybe that’s two steps in one.

Step 4: Make a list of her good qualities besides great hair. There have got to be at least three good qualities, right?

Step 7: Demand attention for more than just her shortcomings, and break out of her shell. Easier said that done, but worth the effort in the long-run. 

When a stolen kiss from her crush ends in disaster, Andi finds that her prince isn’t as charming as she’d hoped, and realizes she may need a new program–perhaps with less steps!

As cracks in Laina’s flawless façade begin to show, the sisters work together to find a spotlight big enough for both to shine.

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About the Author:

veronica_bartlesAs the second of eight children and the mother of four, Veronica Bartles is no stranger to the ups and downs of sibling relationships. (She was sandwiched between the gorgeous-and-insanely-popular older sister and the too-adorable-for-words younger sister.) She uses this insight to write stories about siblings who mostly love each other, even while they’re driving one another crazy.   When she isn’t writing or getting lost in the pages of her newest favorite book, Veronica enjoys knitting fabulous bags and jewelry out of recycled plastic bags and old VHS tapes, sky diving (though she hasn’t actually tried that yet), and inventing the world’s most delectable cookie recipes.

TWELVE STEPS is Veronica Bartles’s first novel.

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