Thursday, August 31, 2017

What is Jessica Brody reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Jessica Brody, author of In Some Other Life.

Her entry begins:
The Wars of the Roses by Dan Jones

About: The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets and Magna Carta chronicles the next chapter in British history—the historical backdrop for Game of Thrones

Why I Love It: So, I just got back from London where I religiously visited every Plantagenet and Tudor landmark I could find in eight days. After reading The White Queen and The White Princess by Philippa Gregory, it's safe to say, I was a little obsessed. And after I learned that the War of the Roses was the real-life inspiration for...[read on]
About In Some Other Life, from the publisher:
Three years ago, Kennedy Rhodes secretly made the most important decision of her life. She declined her acceptance to the prestigious Windsor Academy to attend the local public school with her longtime crush, who had finally asked her out. It seems it was the right choice—she and Austin are still together, and Kennedy is now the editor in chief of the school's award-winning newspaper. But then Kennedy's world is shattered one evening when she walks in on Austin kissing her best friend, and she wonders if maybe her life would have been better if she'd made the other choice. As fate would have it, she's about to find out...

The very next day, Kennedy falls and hits her head and mysteriously awakes as a student at the Windsor Academy. And not just any student: Kennedy is at the top of her class, she's popular, she has the coolest best friend around, and she's practically a shoo-in for Columbia University. But as she navigates her new world, she starts to wonder whether this alternate version of herself really is as happy as everyone seems to believe. Is it possible this Kennedy is harboring secrets and regrets of her own? A fresh and funny story about how one different choice could change everything, Jessica Brody's In Some Other Life will keep readers guessing, and find them cheering for Kennedy until the final page.
Learn more about the book and author at Jessica Brody's website and blog.

My Book, The Movie: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father.

My Book, The Movie: Unremembered.

The Page 69 Test: Unchanged.

Writers Read: Jessica Brody.

--Marshal Zeringue