Monday, February 23, 2015

Rockstar Book Tours, Review, & Giveaway: My Best Everything (Sarah Tomp)

Author: Sarah Tomp
Pub. Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 400Formats: Hardcover, eBook

You say it was all meant to be. You and me. The way we met. Our secrets in the woods. Even the way it all exploded. It was simply a matter of fate.
Maybe if you were here to tell me again, to explain it one more time, then maybe I wouldn’t feel so uncertain. But I’m going back to the beginning on my own. To see what happened and why.
Luisa “Lulu” Mendez has just finished her final year of high school in a small Virginia town, determined to move on and leave her job at the local junkyard behind. So when her father loses her college tuition money, Lulu needs a new ticket out.
Desperate for funds, she cooks up the (definitely illegal) plan to make and sell moonshine with her friends, Roni and Bucky. Quickly realizing they’re out of their depth, Lulu turns to Mason: a local boy who’s always seemed like a dead end. As Mason guides Lulu through the secret world of moonshine, it looks like her plan might actually work. But can she leave town before she loses everything – including her heart?
The summer walks the line between toxic and intoxicating. My Best Everything is Lulu’s letter to Mason – though is it an apology, a good-bye, or a love letter?

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Sarah Tomp has a MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. 
My Best Everything, a novel for young adults, will be published March 2015 byLittle, Brown Books.

She is also the author of a picture book; Red, White, and Blue Good-bye (Walker Books for Young Readers).Sarah teaches creative writing for University of California San Diego Extension. She reviews books for and co-authors the blog, Writing on the Sidewalk.

The first thing that drew my attention to this book ...was the cover. The cover is simple, colorful, and fits the book perfect. My Best Everything is a YA contemporary coming-of-age story about a young girl facing real-life issues and the consequences that occur with the choices she makes. In My Best Everything...the characters begin to realize that you define your future by the choices you make.

Luisa "Lulu" Mendez is a high school graduate that has had her life planned out since she was a young girl. She and her family have always lived in the small town of Dale, Virginia and her dream has always been to get away from the small town life and attend college at the University of San Diego. Lulu is planning her getaway to when her Dad tells her that the money that was saved up for her college tuition has been spent and that he cant help her pay for college. Lulu is heartbroken...all she has ever wanted was to attend college. 

This is the point in the story where everything changes. LuLu and her best friend, Roni, discover an old moonshine still while they are working at their job at the junkyard. Lulu then gets the idea that she is going to make and sell moonshine to try and fund her way through college. Lulu begins to realize that she has no clue about how to make moonshine. She knows of a boy named Mason whose family is known for making and selling moonshine so she contacts Mason and asks for his help with her new venture. 

Mason is a high school dropout and recovering alcoholic who has learning from his mistakes and is attempting to begin a new life. Once Mason and Lulu become friends and begin spending more time together...Lulu realizes that there is more to Mason than everyone realizes. The reputation that Mason has is nothing like what the real Mason is like. Lulu and Mason's relationship begins to become more complicated and more feelings become involved.....

My Best Everything is a story about first experiences, learning from your past experiences, and making choices about your future experiences. It is a great story about romance, emotions, and life. 

Tour Schedule

Week One:

2/23/2015- Curling Up With A Good Book- Review

2/24/2015- Book Soulmates- Interview

2/25/2015- Novel Novice- Guest Post

2/26/2015- Wholly Books- Review

2/27/2015- A Book and a Latte- Interview

Week Two:

3/2/2015- Alice Marvels- Guest Post

3/3/2015- Bumbles and Fairy-Tales- Review

3/4/2015- The Cover Contessa- Interview

3/5/2015- Bookhounds ya- Guest Post

3/6/2015- Such a Novel Idea- Review


  1. congrats to Sarah on the new release! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I am seriously excited for this release! It sounds pretty awesome!

  3. Congratulations and the best for your new release.

  4. This sounds so great! I love the premise, and am so excited to read this book!