Standalone Sunday



Standalone Sunday was started by Megan at bookslayerreads.  It highlights one standalone book that you loved.

My choice this week is Here’s The Thing by Emily O’Beirne.


Summary from Goodreads:

It’s only for a year. That’s what sixteen-year-old Zel keeps telling herself after moving to Sydney for her dad’s work. She’ll just wait it out until she gets back to New York and Prim, her epic crush/best friend, and the unfinished subway project. Even if Prim hasn’t spoken to her since that day on Coney Island.

But Zel soon finds life in Sydney won’t let her hide. There’s her art teacher, who keeps forcing her to dig deeper. There’s the band of sweet, strange misfits her cousin has forced her to join for a Drama project. And then there’s the curiosity that is the always-late Stella.

As she waits for Prim to explain her radio silence and she begins to forge new friendships, Zel feels strung between two worlds. Finally, she must figure out how to move on while leaving no one behind.


My short review from last year:

I received a copy of this book from netgalley for review.

This is the second book I’ve read by Emily O’Beirne and I loved this one even more than Points of Departure. Ms O’Berine is definitely becoming an author to watch for me. There was no one part of this book that made me love it more than another. I liked the chapters that alternated between past and present. The drama part of the book along with the photography drew me in even more than the relationships did. It was just a great, well written book.

This book was published October 19th 2016 by Smashwords Edition.

Get it from Amazon here.


Author: confessionsofayareader

My name is Kristi and I review books and mod on TBR and Beyond on Facebook. I love to travel and go to concerts. I've been married for over 20 years. I listen to a lot of pop punk. Otherwise, I'm pretty boring. We do have four grandchildren now and try to see them monthly since they don't live close. I read mostly YA and adult mystery/thrillers. I also read a lot of middle grade and some adult romance. You can also find me on facebook, twitter, and instagram (don't post often).

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