Bitsy Words: Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins

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Bitsy Words: Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins

Bitsy Words: Until We Meet Again by Renee CollinsUntil We Meet Again by Renee Collins
Published by Sourcebooks Fire
Pub Date: November 3rd 2015
Pages: 336
Format: eARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Time Travel, Young Adult
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3.5 Stars

They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time

Cassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on their private beach claiming it's his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.

As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence's life—into jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history…or risk losing Lawrence forever.

Until We Meet Again wasn’t a typical time travel book, and I really enjoyed that about it. The main characters met on a beach, and that was the only place they could see each other. Lawrence lived in 1925 and Cassandra in 2015. How will they live happily ever after?! Admittedly I thought I knew what would happen in the end but I was pleasantly surprised! Another thing I didn’t expect was to have this be more of a mystery. I enjoyed the suspense of it all though!

I thought Lawrence was really sweet and romantic. He was also a bit more mature than Cassandra, even though he was only a year older. I’m sure it also has to do with them having to grow up way faster back then. Cassandra got under my skin at times. She was really sulky and bratty at first, but by the end she’d matured some. I loved that she had a family that cared about her well being and didn’t take any of her crap. Way to go, mom! And her stepdad was really sweet.

So while I was reading this I kept hearing Taylor Swift’s Wildest Dreams in my head. The video implies the song is about being involved with a bad guy and even though Lawrence was from that, there’s other aspects from the story that fit it well. So that’s why I’m making it my song for Until We Meet Again!

 

 

About Renee Collins

Renee Collins

I’m a YA writer who loves historical settings, magic, and semi-tragic romance. I’m represented by the amazing Mollie Glick of Foundry Literary + Media.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins Blog Tour | Book Playlist + Giveaway!

28th Oct 2015 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2015, Blog Tours, Giveaways, Guest Posts, Tunes for Books

Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins Blog Tour | Book Playlist + Giveaway!

Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins Blog Tour | Book Playlist + Giveaway!Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins
Published by Sourcebooks Fire
Pub Date: November 3rd 2015
Buy the book! | Goodreads

They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time

Cassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on their private beach claiming it's his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.

As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence's life—into jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history…or risk losing Lawrence forever.

Here’s Renee Collins!

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Music plays a big role in my writing process. It helps capture the feel of my characters or set the mood of the scene I want to write. Film scores are amazing for this. They’re so emotional and dramatic. But usually, I’ll have several non-film scores songs that I listen to repeatedly when I’m working on a novel. Writing on Until We Meet Again was no exception.

With this novel, I had two different lists of songs. One list was comprised of 1920’s and 30’s music.

I listened to these to get in that 20’s feel when writing scenes set in Lawrence’s POV. This list includes:

Anything Goes by Cole Porter
If You Were the Only Girl in the World, sung by Henry Burr
Happy Days Are Here Again, sung by Annette Hanshaw
Maybe, I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire, and If I Didn’t Care by The Ink Spots

 

My non-film scores modern songs:

Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Ray
Over the Love by Florence and The Machine
Fix You by Coldplay
We Belong Together by Gavin DeGraw

 

I’ve also had early readers send me songs that they think fit the book, which I love so much! Some of those are:

Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor and John Legend
Find You, sung by Alex G
I Was Made For Loving You by Tory Kelly and Ed Sheeran

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/26/2015- Two Chicks on Books– Interview

10/27/2015- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

10/28/2015- Gone with the Words– Guest Post

10/29/2015- Seeing Double In Neverland– Interview

10/30/2015- Wishful Endings– Review

Week Two:

11/2/2015- My So-Called Book Reviews– Review

11/3/2015- The Cover Contessa– Guest Post

11/4/2015- Head Stuck In A Book– Review

11/5/2015- Fictitious Delicious– Interview

11/6/2015- Fiction Fare– Review

 

About Renee Collins

Renee Collins

I’m a YA writer who loves historical settings, magic, and semi-tragic romance. I’m represented by the amazing Mollie Glick of Foundry Literary + Media.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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