Tour Schedule: We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler

/ Mar 22, 2019

We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler
April 2, 2019 from BLINK
Genres: Young Adult Fiction -- Contemporary
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It's been a year since fifteen-year-old Mia Hopkins was in the car crash that killed her older sister and left her terribly scarred. The doctors tell her she was lucky to survive. Her therapist says it will take time to heal. The police reports claim there were trace amounts of alcohol in her bloodstream. But no matter how much she tries to reconstruct the events of that fateful night, Mia's memory is spotty at best. She's left with accusations, rumors, and guilt so powerful it could consume her.

As the rest of Mia's family struggles with their own grief, Mia is sent to New York City to spend the summer with a grandmother she's never met. All Mia wants to do is hide from the world, but instead she's stuck with a summer job in the bustling kitchens of the cafe down the street. There she meets Fig--blue-haired, friendly, and vivacious--who takes Mia under her wing. As Mia gets to know Fig and her friends--including Cooper, the artistic boy who is always on Mia's mind--she realizes that she's not the only one with a painful past.

Over the summer, Mia begins to learn that redemption isn't as impossible as she once thought, but her scars inside run deep and aren't nearly so simple to heal ... especially when Mia finally pieces together her memories of the night Rachel died.

Heather Hepler

I was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which I think is one of the cooler places to be born, because initially people think I’m being funny—like I’m saying I was born on the moon, but then they see I’m actually being serious. It feels like since then I’ve lived nearly everywhere (well, only in the US—which is a bummer because I want to travel so much). In high school, I was in band and honors society and science club and worked on the school newspaper. All this in Texas where football was king and cheerleaders were the school royalty. When people ask me what I remember about middle school and high school, I stand there for several seconds not saying anything. This isn’t because I can’t remember anything, but because I remember too many things and I can’t figure out what to say out loud.

I spent the first part of college in Alaska, which was amazing. The first time I saw Northern Lights, I thought I was imagining it. I just couldn’t get my head around the idea that something so beautiful existed in the real world. That’s when I first started writing. This was my bad poetry phase. I think it was the combination of living there with long very cold winters and being in love with a guy that barely knew I existed that made me do it. People ask me all the time if I write poetry. I wish I could and maybe I will someday, but for now I am firmly a fiction writer.

April 22

That Artsy Reader Girl - Welcome Interview with Heather Hepler

April 23

Wishful Endings - Author Guest Post
Metamorphoreader - Creative Post
Journal of the Lost One - Book Review + Favorite Quotes
Books4Jessica - Book Review
Clarissa Reads It All - Book Review

April 24

Bookish Geek - Book Review
Book-Keeping - Book Review
Moonlight Rendezvous - Book Review + Favorite Quotes
Betwixt the Pages - Book Review

April 25

Musings of a (Book) Girl - Author Q&A
We Live and Breathe Books - Book Review
The Reading Corner for All - Book Review and Instagram Post

April 26

Fangirl Fury - Book Review and Creative Post
Lisa Loves Literature - Book Review
Bookish_Kali - Book Review
Nay's Pink Bookshelf - Book Review
Rhythmicbooktrovert - Book Review + Favorite Quotes

April 27

 Confessions of a YA Reader - Author Guest Post
The Book Duchesses - Book Review
Colleen's Conclusions - Book Spotlight
Here's to Happy Endings - Book Review

April 28

Singer of Stories - Book Review and Song Selection
the bookdragon - Book Spotlight + Favorite Quotes
Cheyenne Reads - Book Review
Amy's Booket List - Book Review

April 29

Kait Plus Books - Author Q&A
Between the Pages - Book Spotlight
Some Books & Rambling - Book Review
Geronimo Reads - Book Review

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