BLOG TOUR: A Map For Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor | The Book Lover Survival Tag

Title: A Map for Wrecked Girls
Author: Jessica Taylor
Pages: 368 pages
Release Date: August 15th, 2017
Source: ARC from Penguin Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
We sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister Henri and I—inches apart but not touching at all. We'd been so sure someone would find us by now.

Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happened that wrecked them.

I'd trusted Henri more than I'd trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I'd follow.

Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in this gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart.

For the first time, I was afraid we'd die on this shore.

To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this—or anything. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?

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Hello guys! Long time no talk. Lately, I've been feeling really disconnected from blogging just because of all the madness with school and tests that I need to take. I love when I'm able to do these fun tags and blog tour posts because they always inspire a little creativity in me. Today I'm here to do the Book Lover Survival Tag created by Penguin Teen in celebration for A Map For Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor. Although I haven't read my copy yet, I was immediately drawn to the premise because of the promise of a close sister relationship. I hope it compares with me and my sister's relationship.  

What are five to eight books I'd choose to bring with me on a deserted island?

1. Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom. You're probably so sick of hearing me say that this is my favorite book of all time. I know it's kind of pointless to have a book you've already read, but I plan on reading this one over and over again. I'm probably going to feel really stuck, being on that deserted island because I'm no Bear Grylls. This book always puts me in such an inspiring mood, one that will probably encourage me to save myself when I fall into a giant quicksand pit and not hopelessly sink to the bottom. 

2. Lord of the Flies by William Golding. LOTF was the first book that ever made me think to myself, 'Wow I don't ever want to be trapped on a deserted island'. But if this tag permits me to be deserted, then so be it! If a bunch of kids can survive on a deserted island, then so can I (right?). 

3. The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald. Gonna need my favorite classic right? I wouldn't be bored with this book because every time I reread it, I notice something new. That's the most exciting part about opening and closing it. Do I think I can live without this book? Probably not. Also on a island with no civilization, I'm going to need a book that sets the foundation of our history. Why not start with the 1920's? 

4. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. I'm guessing Penguin Teen is going to drop me on that deserted island pretty soon so if so, I'd want to take my ARC copy of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao. This book comes out in October so I'd be damned if a deserted island got in the way of me reading this book. There are so many other anticipated releases I could choose, but I really can't bear the thought of never having the chance to read this one (if I'm never saved). Better safe than sorry. 

5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I've actually never had the pleasure of reading this book! I feel like being deserted on an island is the perfect opportunity for me to try out this minimalist lifestyle. I mean, I won't have many things with me anyways so I'm going to have to learn how to be less materialistic as I create a new life for myself. I've heard great things about this book and how it helps with transitioning into a minimalist lifestyle, so I'd definitely have to bring this with me!


Enter for a chance to be one (1) of three (3) winners to receive a hardcover copy of A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor. (ARV: $17.99 each). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on August 7, 2017 and 12:00 AM on August 28, 2017.  

Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about August 30, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Jessica Taylor 

Jessica Taylor adores atmospheric settings, dangerous girls, and characters who sneak out late at night. She lives in Northern California, not far from San Francisco, with a law degree she isn’t using, one dog, and many teetering towers of books.

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  1. I don't have a sister, so reading about sisters is fun for me. I love the idea of this book and have it on my TBR for this year.

  2. I would have to bring Jellicoe Road with me on a deserted island.

    1. I haven't gotten to that book yet but it seems lovely <3

  3. I'm excited for this book--I love thrillers and I love books with sisters. If I were taking books to a deserted island, I'd probably take "How to Survive on a Deserted Island" or something like that lol. Or really long ones that I don't have time to read now, like Game of Thrones or The Iliad (maybe). Thanks for hosting!

    1. OMG Game of Thrones is so worth it. I just recently read it and absolutely loved it and think it's so worthy of many rereads!


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