Sunday, May 29, 2016

Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson (with giveaway)

Gena/Finn
by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson

Find out more about this book and authors:
Amazon | Goodreads
BookExcerpt
Discussion Guide

Website: Hannah | Twitter @hannahmosk
Website: Kat | Facebook | Twitter @katmankat

Just released: May 17, 2016
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Genre: LGBTQ, YA
Hardback: 287 pages
Rating: 4

First sentence(s):
Okay, what the shit was that episode?

Gena and Finn would have never met but for their mutual love for the popular show Up Below. Regardless of their differences—Gena is a recent high school graduate whose social life largely takes place online, while Finn is in her early twenties, job hunting and contemplating marriage with her longtime boyfriend—the two girls realize that the bond between them transcends fanfiction. When disaster strikes and Gena's world turns upside down, only Finn can save her, and that, too, comes with a price. Told through emails, text messages, journal entries, and blog posts, Gena/Finn is a story of friendship and love in the digital age.

My two-bits:

Per the description for this book, this story is told through emails, text messages, blog posts, etc. So, lots of dialogue. In this format the read goes quickly with a fast pace which work just fine for the telling of this tale.

The friendship between the two characters struck me as a beautiful love (of a kind) online relationship.

It was also interesting to learn about being in a fandom and how it can affect your life.

Got me thinking of online relationships and about their value and worth in this day and age.

About the authors:
Hannah Moskowitz is the acclaimed author of numerous middle grade and young adult novels, including A History of Glitter and Blood. She lives in New York City.

Kat Helgeson writes young adult novels and lives in Chicago with her husband and a healthy preoccupation with fictional characters.

Hanna and Kat first met online in a fan fiction forum for the TV show Supernatural, and IRL at a fan con.

--~ Blog Tour Giveaway ~--

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Offer ends: June 12, 2016

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* review copy and giveaway courtesy of book tour sponsored by Chronicle Books

2 comments:

  1. i've enjoyed what I've read of Hannah Moskowitz in the past, and I love exploring the diverse and rich array of YA fiction dealing with issues impacting youth and adults who are LGBTQ, etc?(that ? seems deferential and thus appropriate to me -- hope others can see my point :)

    --Added on Goodreads, username = Kara Shamy
    --If the gods will it, invoke shamy at post dot harvard dot edu

    Very best wishes,
    Kara S

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  2. This book looks absolutely stunning! I've heard lovely things about this book, so I would love to pick it up! My goodreads is @arcticbookss, and my email is arcticbookss(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you! :)

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