#MeetTheNewbs ~ Nicola Yoon Author of Everything, Everything (Guest Post+Giveaway)

Meet The Newbies is a blog event co-hosted by Dana @DanaSquare and I, in which we introduce you to all of the new kids in school, the 2015 debut authors!

Meet Nicola Yoon:

Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything, Everything is her first novel.

Meet Her Debut Novel:

This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

I've heard stunning things about Everything, Everything and the unique and beautiful writing techniques. I'm so excited to read it, and today Nicola shares ten random facts about herself!

Guest Post ~ Ten Random Facts:

  1. I'm a hopeless romantic.
  2. I'm totally in love with my husband and daughter.
  3. I'm from Jamaica.
  4. Until very recently I worked as a financial programmer and analyst for an investment bank.
  5. I also used to make jewelry professionally. You can see some of it here: http://www.nicolayoon.com/nicola-yoon-jewelry-gallery
  6. My favorite band is Radiohead. 
  7. I'm a recovering video game addict. Not quite recovered yet.
  8. I handwrite my first drafts into notebooks.
  9. I've been skydiving three times. I loved every second of it. 
  10. I will not allow my husband to go skydiving.

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  1. This is amazing! I need this book in my hands asap :)♥ & the cover is tooo gorgeous..

    THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! I'm not in the US, so I won't be entering. It's an amazing one nonetheless!

    Jumana @ Books by Jay

  2. This cover is perfection! And a book about a heroine with allergies -- I can related!

  3. Wow, this book seems like a really great read. Very excited for when it comes out! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Winning this book will definitely be amazing because of the sheer fact that book sounds freaking amazing!

  5. This book sounds beyond amazing. A girl's only connection to the outside is her window and outside that window is a hot and myserteous guy...who wouldn't want to know what happens between them!

  6. This book sounds amazing!!! Thanks for being it to my attention

  7. I've seen the cover but this is the first time I've actually read the synopsis! This sounds like it will be absolutely breathtaking! Great feature Rachel!

  8. Everything about this book is fantastic - the cover, the synopsis - I'm so eager to read it!!

  9. I've been curious about this book for a while, especially because of the gorgeous cover.

    Thanks for the chance to win it, ladies! :)

  10. This book looks amazing! Thank you for the chance!


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