Blog Tour: The Way Back To You [Review & Giveaway]

Posted May 12, 2016 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 10 Comments

Blog Tour: The Way Back To You [Review & Giveaway]

Blog Tour: The Way Back To You [Review & Giveaway]The Way Back to You by Michelle Andreani, Mindi Scott
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic, Road Trip
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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In this witty, heart-tugging novel, two teens take a spontaneous road trip across the Southwest to meet three strangers who received the life-saving organs of their late best friend—charting a journey of loss, hope, and love along the way.
Six months ago, Ashlyn Montiel died in a bike accident.
Her best friend Cloudy is keeping it together, at least on the outside. Cloudy’s insides are a different story: tangled, confused, heartbroken.
Kyle is falling apart, and everyone can tell. Ashlyn was his girlfriend, and when she died, a part of him went with her. Maybe the only part he cares about anymore.
As the two people who loved Ashlyn best, Cloudy and Kyle should be able to lean on each other. But after a terrible mistake last year, they're barely speaking. So when Cloudy discovers that Ashlyn’s organs were donated after her death and the Montiel family has been in touch with three of the recipients, she does something a little bit crazy and a lot of out character: she steals the letters and convinces Kyle to go on a winter break road trip with her, from Oregon to California to Arizona to Nevada. Maybe if they see the recipients—the people whose lives were saved by Ashlyn’s death—the world will open up again. Or maybe it will be a huge mistake.
With hundreds of miles in front of them, a stowaway kitten, and a list of people who are alive because of Ashlyn, Cloudy and Kyle just may find their way to back to her...and to each other.

My Thoughts

This book was cute. I liked the story, but I didn’t love it. It was an all around okay book for me. There’s a bit of a slow beginning but the writing is wonderfully crafted. I loved the dual POV between Cloudy and Kyle.

I really loved the whole Organ Donation from Ashlyn. It was an interesting idea and one that hits close to home. One of my husband’s cousins died a couple years ago in a car accident and his organs were donated.

What I wanted more from this book was more of the road trip vibe. It didn’t really feel like a road trip at the beginning. But that could have just been me. What I couldn’t get enough of was the stowaway kitten who played a huge chunk in this story.

Even though I felt there was something missing within this novel it is a great story and I recommend you read it. It’s heartfelt and it really reminds you of how much a person can impact you.

About the Authors

Michelle Andreani is the co-author of THE WAY BACK TO YOU (my debut novel!) with Mindi Scott, forthcoming from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins. Also an occasional scatterbrain, milkshake devotee, and liker of love stories.the way back to you authors

Mindi Scott lives near Seattle, Washington, USA with her drummer husband in a house with a non-sound-proof basement. Freefall, her first novel, was published by Simon Pulse in 2010. Her second novel, Live Through This, was published (also by Simon Pulse) in 2012. She contributed a chapter to Violent Ends, a collaborative novel written by 17 young adult a
uthors (out in 2015), and co-wrote, along with Michelle Andreani, the 2016 novel The Way Back to You. She is represented by Jim McCarthy of Dystel & Goderich.

Michelle LINKS: Website | Twitter | Instagram
Mindi LINKS: Website | Twitter | Instagram


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10 responses to “Blog Tour: The Way Back To You [Review & Giveaway]

  1. Alecia

    The synopsis definitely had me intrigued when read it but to hear that the road trip aspect was actually lacking is a bit of a disappointment as it was one of the things I looked forward to the most. The story does sound like an emotional one though which is something I love (and sometimes hate) reading about so i might read it. Great review!

  2. Lily M.

    I feel like this book will be very emotional. Sad but also a way for this characters to maybe find closer. Great review and thank you for the giveaway

  3. Rebecca

    Great review, but sorry this didn’t live up to your expectations. I can see why you would have been disappointed if you went in expecting this grand road trip story, and that aspect wasn’t fleshed out how you’d hoped.

  4. Debbie

    Sorry to hear you didn’t love this one as much but I guess you can’t fall in love with every book! I was intrigued by the storyline of 2 people being affected by the death of a loved one coming together to say goodbye? let go? of this person they love so much. i aslo loved the road trip part of the story and am sad to see it doesn’t play a huge part. Great review!

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