I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN BLOG TOUR: The Ten Signs You are a Jandy Nelson Fangirl & GIVEAWAY

Hello and and thank you for stopping by today and sharing in the joy of being a JANDY NELSON fangirl like me. I am very fortunate to live in the SF Bay Area for not only is it  geographically beautiful but there are also a bevy of fantastically talented YA authors that live here, one of them being the amazing JANDY NELSON. When I began blogging over five years ago I had the pleasure of reading Jandy's debut novel THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE and I was blown away by it's lyrical beauty. Her words were able to reach inside me and elicit such emotions that I was made an instant fangirl. I have then waited ever so patiently for her next novel and although it took four years to get here I am so very thankful for all the time and precious effort that she had placed into making I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN because it is beyond extraordinary. This book is so deliciously gorgeous that I want to eat the words and forever brand my soul with it's beauty. Yes! it is that good.

photo credit: Sonya Sones

Jandy Nelson, like her characters in I’ll Give You the Sun, comes from a superstitious lot. She was tutored from a young age in the art of the four-leaf clover hunt; she knocks wood, throws salt, and carries charms in her pockets. Her debut novel, The Sky Is Everywhere, was on multiple Best Books of the Year lists, was a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, earned numerous starred reviews, has been translated widely, and continues to enjoy great international success. Currently a full-time writer, Jandy lives and writes in San Francisco, California—not far from the settings ofThe Sky Is Everywhere and I’ll Give You the Sun. Visit her online at www.jandynelson.com or find her on twitter at @jandynelson.

Now let's get to the fun
If you wondering this is my fangirl list

1. You own every release copy of THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE and have re-read each one at least once.

2. You stalked her website, good reads, twitter, facebook for any information on her upcoming novel and even asked bookstore employee's for any information and when you didn't get anything new you went back to re-reading THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE and watching the book video to get your fix.

3. You've decided that you wanted a change and decided to listen to the audiobook version of THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE and have listened to it so much you can practically repeat it verbatim. 

4. You tell everyone about JANDY NELSON and how amazing an author she is and buy all your close friends copies of her book(s).

5. You squee and just about die any time she responds to your email, Facebook or Twitter post.


6. Every time she has an event you are the first one there and you make sure take many photos  to document the event. 

7. And you make sure to take a picture with her every chance you get.

8. You read I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN and become obsessed with DWYER'S DONUT and search everywhere for it and realize that it does NOT exist.

upon entering books inc. this is what was on display

Jandy Talking about I'll Give You The Sun

Julie Whelan, the narrator for the audiobook version of I'll Give You The Sun and actress Jeri Lynn Cohen acting out the "DONUT scene"

9. You're at the Launch Party of I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN (THE BEST BOOK OF THIS YEAR) and you tell everyone via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. 

 This is that video from GoodReads

10. You find it insanely surreal to share a moment with Jandy's mom when she proudly shows you a video of her daughter on Goodreads. (Beyond Adorable)

Yes!! I am proud to say that I adore Jandy Nelson and am a true fan girl. I would read everything that she writes, even her shopping lists. Because I know it would be beautiful. Thank you. Jandy, for all the wonderful words that have lifted my heart and given me soul a bit of bounce.

I’ll Give You the Sun is on shelves now! Signed / personalized copies are available from Books Inc.

Be sure to check out the rest of the blog tour, featuring guest posts, interviews, giveaways, and more!

Sept. 1 – Cuddlebuggery

Sept. 2 – Novel Sounds

Sept. 3 – Perpetual Page Turner

Sept. 4 – Forever Young Adult

Sept. 8 – The Young Folks

Sept. 9 – The Book Hookup

Sept. 10 – Grown Up Fangirl

Sept. 11 – Bewitched Bookworms

Sept. 15 – Candace’s Book Blog

Sept. 16 – Novel Novice

Sept. 17 – Alice Marvels

Sept. 18 – Icey Books

Sept. 22 – The Midnight Garden

Sept. 23 – The Starry-Eyed Revue

Sept. 25 – Katie’s Book Blog

Sept. 29 –GReads!

Sept. 30 –Anna Reads

About ILL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson (Optioned for film by Warner Bros.!)

Read and excerpt HERE

A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell.

Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

Advance Praise for ILL GIVE YOU THE SUN:

“This is the big one—the blazing story of once inseparable twins whose lives are torn apart by tragedy.”
—Entertainment Weekly
“Readers are meant to feel big things, and they will—Nelson’s novel brims with emotion (grief, longing, and love in particular) as Noah, Jude, and the broken individuals in their lives find ways to heal.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A wild, beautiful, and profoundly moving novel. Jandy Nelson’s writing is so electric, her pages practically glow in the dark.”
—Ransom Riggs, New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City
“Jandy Nelson is a rare, explosive talent. Her prose is vivid, breathtaking, and drenched in passion, and reminds me why words can change the world.”
—Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series
“An extraordinary book! I’ve never read anything like it. Lyrical-unique-passionate-magical-tragic-hopeful—Nelson’s characters will fly off the page and into your heart.”
— Nancy Garden, author of Annie on My Mind
“Jandy Nelson’s writing is poetic and mesmerizing. More importantly, Nelson weaves a novel that seeps into your bones like fire on a cold day . . . Ill Give You the Sun is a novel that promises a story like nothing else and then delivers it.”
— Garret Freymann-Weyr, author of Printz Honor book My Heartbeat
"A stunning, artfully woven story. My heart burst open at the blazing, unforgettable end. Magnificent."
—Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone
I love this book. Jandy Nelson is my new writing hero. Read it. She’ll be your favorite author as well.” — Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s
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