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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Blog Tour: Favorite Quotes from And We're Off by Dana Schwartz

Publisher: Razorbill
Pub Date: May 2nd 2017
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
Seventeen-year-old Nora Holmes is an artist, a painter from the moment she could hold a brush. She inherited the skill from her grandfather, Robert, who's always nurtured Nora's talent and encouraged her to follow her passion. Still, Nora is shocked and elated when Robert offers her a gift: an all-expense-paid summer trip to Europe to immerse herself in the craft and to study history's most famous artists. The only catch: Nora has to create an original piece of artwork at every stop and send it back to her grandfather. It's a no-brainer: Nora is in!

Nora's mother, however, is less than thrilled about the trip. Alice put herself through law school to give Nora the kind of financially stable life she never had growing up, and she worries about what the future holds for her young, idealistic daughter. Her opinions haven't gone unnoticed, either. Nora couldn't feel more unsupported by her mother, and in the weeks leading up to the trip, the women are as disconnected as they've ever been. So, seconds after saying goodbye to Nora at the airport terminal, Alice calls out: "Wait! Stop! I'm coming with you!" 

Dana Schwartz is a writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Mental Floss, the Guardian, the New York Observer, MTV News, and VICE. When she's not on Twitter as one of her parody accounts (@GuyInYourMFA and @DystopianYA), she's on Twitter as herself (@DanaSchwartzzz), sharing far too much personal information to ever pull off the Thomas-Pynchon-reclusive-author thing. She currently lives in New York City.
Connect with Dana: Website | Twitter | Instagram

Week One:
May 1 – Arctic Books – Book Look
May 2 – Once Upon a Twilight – Author Q&A
May 3 – Peace Love Books – Review
May 4 – The Young Folks – Author Guest Post
May 5 – A Page With A View – Like/Try/Why

Week Two:
May 8 – The Fandom – Author Guest Post
May 9 – Page Turners Blog – Excerpt
May 10 – The Hardcover Lover – Author Guest Post
May 11 – Brittany’s Book Rambles – Favorite Quotes
May 12 – YA Book Central – Author Q&A

Enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) copies of And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz (ARV: $17.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on May 1, 2017 and 12:00 AM on May 15, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about May 24, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


  1. Thanks for the quotes today. I especially love the last one as it gives me an idea of this character's sense of humor.

  2. Love the quotes and the beautiful graphics!


  4. This is the first time that I am hearing of this book! How has it slipped past me until now because everything about it sounds amazing! Your quotes are so beautiful and they really seem to go along with the whole artsy theme of the story. <3

  5. Graphics are so gorgeous, I swooned at the last one <3

  6. Ooh I hadn't heard of this one before but art and PAINTING. YAS. 😍 I really loved I'll Give You The Sun for all the painty elements!!

  7. As always, such an awesome blog tour post Brittany :D Ahh, that cover is pretty! I like it. <3 Sounds like a good book too :D Thank you for sharing about it. <3