Thursday, December 18, 2014

2015 Most Anticipated ..... Fans Of The Impossible Life

This next book is one that sold me just from the first line of it's synopsis. It seems like a character driven novel that will be amazing.

Kate Scelsa's Fans Of The Impossible Life has a synopsis that truly grabs you. Check it out and you'll be immediately adding it to your 2015 wishlist!
This is the story of a girl, her gay best friend, and the boy in love with both of them.

Mira is a pessimistic, chronic fatigue syndrome-suffering, vintage dress enthusiast who stopped going to her old school when she and her best friend Sebby decided to run away together, just for a little while. Ten months ago they stole her father’s car, set the GPS for Provincetown (“the gayest beach town north of Fire Island”) and set off on a two day adventure with a fateful vow to each other - that life would be different now that they were together. That their friendship would be enough to keep them both safe.

Now Mira’s starting over at Saint Francis Prep, where she promised her parents she would at least try to pretend that she could be normal, not a girl who sometimes can’t get out of bed for days on end, who only feels awake when she’s with Sebby.

Jeremy is the painfully shy art nerd at Mira’s new school who sees Sebby for the first time across the Saint Francis school lawn as if he’s been expecting him - a blond, lanky boy with a mischief glinting in his eyes.

As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira’s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves, to keep each other safe from those who don’t understand their quest to live for the impossible. 
That first line, right? *wants*. It intrigues me, and basically made me desperate to read this. I love character driven novels, and they definitely seem to be the driving force for this one.

Kate kindly took the time to spill a few details about this book, and I approve of her choice of ice cream!

1 Describe Fans of The Impossible Life in three words.

Love is complicated.

2 If someone were to make an ice cream flavour in honour of your book, what might be included?

Coffee and chocolate swirl, with some kind of whiskey glaze. And rainbow sprinkles. So it’s more of a sundae, really.

3 Can you share a secret about your book (either it's world, it's characters, or something that helped inspire the story)?

Mira, one of the book’s main characters, shares a hobby with me, which is thrifting. Unlike Mira, who’s been thrifting since middle school, I didn’t start until I was an adult, and I only discovered it when I was touring with the theater company that I performed with for twelve years. Whenever we had time off in whatever city we were in, I would go looking for the closest goodwill or vintage store. I discovered that something about the experience of thrifting was really relaxing for me, and the result was that I often came back from tour with a much heavier suitcase than I Ieft with. Thrifting has helped me define my own style, and both Mira and I use it as a form of personal rebellion and also celebration. She and I agree that some days it can feel hard to love your body unconditionally, so the next best thing you can do is love what you put on it.

4 If you could travel to anywhere, in any time period, when and where would you want travel? 

It’s a toss up between The Dom on St. Mark’s Place in 1966 to see The Velvet Underground play Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable and 27 rue de Fleurus in Paris in 1930 to hang out in Gertrude Stein’s salon and watch her argue with Hemingway.

5 What three things do you need while revising?

Headphones that allow me to alternate between white noise and very loud music, friends and loved ones who don’t mind endlessly talking about the book with me, and my very large cat who provides psychic guidance and models peace of mind by napping on my arm.

6 If possible, please share the first line of Fans of The Impossible Life. (only answer if not too spoilery).

You have been here before.

Her description of the book (love is complicated) is amazing. It fits the synopsis and makes me want to know these characters, their connections, and see what happens. I need this book.

Fans Of The Impossible Life is set to be released Fall 2015 and no pre-order links are available yet but do keep an eye out for it! You can add it to Goodreads in the meantime.

Be sure to check back later on during the event for a chance to win a copy of Truly, Madly, Famously (or any one of my featured titles!).

You can follow Kate Scelsa on Twitter, visit her official website, and learn more about the book from the publisher website.

This concludes our event! Make sure you enter the giveaway going up tomorrow! Let me know in the comments what you think of this (or any) of the books mentioned!

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, this book looks so good!! Thank you for the interview. :) I'm going to add this book to Goodreads now.


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