We’re super excited to be a part of the blog tour for The Trouble With Destiny by Lauren Morrill today! I have read this book you guys and it’s super cute and fun and sweet and I think, a perfect read for the season!
Here’s what it’s all about!The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by Random House Children's Books on December 8th 2015
Genres: General, Love & Romance, School & Education, Social Issues, Young Adult
"I absolutely loved this book. I never wanted this journey to end!" says Morgan Matson, author of Since You've Been Gone, of this fun and irresistible contemporary YA about high school romance & mischief on the high seas. With her trusty baton and six insanely organized clipboards, drum major Liza Sanders is about to take Destiny by storm—the boat, that is. When Liza discovered that her beloved band was losing funding, she found Destiny, a luxury cruise ship complete with pools, midnight chocolate buffets, and a $25,000 spring break talent show prize. Liza can’t imagine senior year without the band, and nothing will distract her from achieving victory. She’s therefore not interested when her old camp crush, Lenny, shows up on board, looking shockingly hipster-hot. And she’s especially not interested in Russ, the probably-as-dumb-as-he-is-cute prankster jock whose ex, Demi, happens be Liza’s ex–best friend and leader of the Athenas, a show choir that’s the band’s greatest competition.But it’s not going to be smooth sailing. After the Destiny breaks down, all of Liza’s best-laid plans start to go awry. Liza likes to think of herself as an expert at almost everything, but when it comes to love, she’s about to find herself lost at sea.***“All aboard for hijinks, crushes, and a sweet story of banding together.”—Emery Lord, author of Open Road Summer"I adored this fun and heartfelt book. It's a pleasure cruise from start to finish, with plenty of waves along the way!"--Leila Howland, author of Nantucket BlueFrom the Hardcover edition.
We had the chance to ask Lauren a few questions and wanted to share them with you!
Describe The Trouble with Destiny in 5 words.
Marching band + Cruise Ship = Hijinks
Where did the idea for The Trouble with Destiny come from?
The book comes partly from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and partly from my own time in the high school marching band.
Why should the readers love Liza Sanders?
I won’t lie, she’s a little hard to handle at first, but that just makes her journey all the more interesting. But no one can deny Liza’s loyalty to her friends.
Did any of your characters surprise you by doing something you didn’t expect?
I just loved every time Huck showed up. He’s so smart and funny, and cares so much for his friends. It broke my heart when another character hurt him.
Do you have any strange writing habits?
I jump around in my writing a lot, skipping over the boring parts (which usually end up not getting written anyway, because they’re boring!)
What are you currently reading?
I’m about to dive into ILLUMINAE by Jay Kristoff and Aimee Kaufman, which I’m super excited about.
Any advice for aspiring writers?
Write a lot. Read a lot. Never give up.
What’s next for you? Are you working on anything right now that you can tell us about?
My next book is My Unscripted Life, which comes out in October 2016. It’s about a girl who takes a job as an intern on the set of movie that comes to film in her small town. I’m working on a book now inspired by my years playing roller derby, and hopefully that’ll come out next!
Favorite Song (right now): Anything from the Hamilton cast album, probably Satisfied or Wait for It
Favorite Book (right now): Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Favorite TV Show/Movie: Gilmore Girls
Favorite Word: glorious
Favorite Color: gray
One winner (US or Canada Only) will receive a Lauren Morrill prize pack of signed copies of all Lauren’s books and swag!