I love a good YA. I am always looking for those authors that know how to write a realistic, and totally believable story about those confusing teenage years. I recently had the pleasure of reading Even the Moon Has Scars by Steph Campbell and found not only a great book, but a new to me author that I will be adding to my list of must read authors. Check out the cover and blurb! Keep scrolling down for my review and an awesome giveaway!!
Author: Steph Campbell
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Two broken hearts.
One night to set each other free.
Almost dying from an undiagnosed heart condition means every second of your life is a precious gift to be guarded.
Lena Pettitt was born a miracle.
And her parents never let her forget it.
Even if that daily reminder kept her from experiencing the one thing they were trying to protect most--her life.
Gabriel Martinez’s heart has been ripped out.
His pride has been stomped on.
Oh, and he now has an arrest record that’s caused an even bigger rift between him and his DA mother. All for a love that wasn’t really true.
Now he’s exiled to his grandmother’s, working on his late grandpa’s old Corvair when a shivering girl knocks on the garage door. Lena, left alone for the first time ever, has locked herself out of her house--in the snow. Gabe knows he could help this girl get back inside her house--but that may mean missing the next train to Boston to pick up the part he’s spent eight weeks tracking down. She can wait for him at his grandmother’s or…
A few hours, an aluminum valve cover, and some strong coffee later, neither Gabe or Lena can feign disappointment when they race to the station and arrive just as the last train home from Boston is pulling out.
As jaded as he is, Gabe can’t deny the fact that he’s excited to spend the night exploring a city he knows nearly every corner of, with a girl who sees magic in the simplest things.
Lena has been waiting for her tiny world to crack open her entire life. Now that it’s finally happened, she finds the only thing she can focus on is the unexpected tour guide who opens her eyes to possibilities she never imagined.
All they have is this one night, together, under the bright moon in a city full of hidden beauty.
It’s one night that will change how they see the world and the paths their hearts will take forever.
Even the Moon Has Scars is one of those books that will stay with you long after you are finished reading it. This isn't a light YA read. The subject matter isn't necessarily heavy, but it's not all light either. Gabe and Lena are two young people that are dealing with serious issues. They are struggling to find their place in the world. When the two of them meet and spend 24 hours together, they begin to see who they are, and more importantly, who they can be. I loved everything about this story. The characters are well developed, you see what they are experiencing through their point of view, and the characters are relatable. The romance is sweet and light, but isn't the focus of the story. If you love YA's I encourage you to give Even the Moon Has Scars a try!
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Steph Campbell grew up in Southern California, but now lives in the hot, humid south. She has one husband, four children and a serious nail polish obsession. When she's not writing or taking care of her brood, she's reading or scouring travel sites, always ready for life's next adventure.