Where It Began - Signed Hardcover Giveaway

Publication date: 6 March 2012 by Simon Pulseicon

ISBN 10/13: 1442423218 | 9781442423213

From Goodreads:

Sometimes the end is just the beginning. 

Gabby lived under the radar until her makeover. Way under. But when she started her senior year as a blonder, better-dressed version of herself, she struck gold: Billy Nash believed she was a the flawless girl she was pretending to be. The next eight months with Billy were bliss...Until the night Gabby woke up on the ground next to the remains of his BMW without a single memory of how she got there. 

And Billy's nowhere to be found. 

All Gabby wants is to make everything perfect again. But getting her life back isn't difficult, it's impossible. Because nothing is the same, and Gabby's beginning to realize she's missed more than a few danger signs along the way. 

It's time for Gabby to face the truth, even if it means everything changes. 

Especially if it means everything changes.

Alethea's review:

Full disclosure: I designed Ann's website, and I think she's hilarious and an all-around awesome person. So I don't feel like any review I could write about this book is going to be unbiased. I'm very very biased and predisposed to like it. But that's not why you should read her book.

This isn't light beach-reading--save your Gossip Girls and other fluff for that. Gabby might be in la-la land after the head trauma, but that doesn't mean her mind isn't moving a million miles a minute. It isn't for the easily-annoyed, either. Gabby has some lingering delusions (not all of them caused by being mashed on the head by a steering wheel) and a more impatient reader will want to shake her until she makes sense. 

Read Where It Began if you're a fan of realistic fiction, of snarky girls (who may be having some severe self-esteem issues), and of long, long, rapid-fire sentences. Get a taste of Los Angeles, a not-for-tourists guide to its hidden eateries, and maybe a little whiff of that sea breeze. Feel a bit of a punch in the gut when Gabby realizes some not-so-obvious to everyone truths.

You can read an excerpt here, and enter to win a signed hardcover copy below!


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