First & Then Blog Tour ~ Best Sense of Humor

Macmillan has such a creative publicity/marketing department and their idea for the First & Then blog tour shows just that; I'm so excited to be part of the tour. The characters of First & Then by Emma Mills are in their senior year of high school, so for the blog tour each stop will have its own yearbook-style superlative in keeping with the senior year vibes. APCB's superlative is Best Sense of Humor as in the writing of the book!

About the Book:

Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon's cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn't want them first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life.

Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights in this contemporary novel about falling in love with the unexpected boy, with a new brother, and with yourself.

Emma's Five Funniest Authors

Gordon Korman

I am such a huge fan. I’ve re-read many of his books an adult, and they still make me laugh! The Twinkie Squad, A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag, and No More Dead Dogs are my all-time favorites.

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson has some of the funniest dialogue and inner monologues in YA. Even in Shades of London, a truly chilling series about GHOSTS and MURDER, there are laughs!

Shel Silverstein

One of my childhood faves. Some of Silverstein’s poems had me in stitches as a kid. 

Rick Riordan

So witty! The humor is one of my favorite parts about the Olympians series. 

Mindy Kaling

I so enjoyed Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? I can’t wait for her next book!

Rachel's Five Funniest Authors

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh is hilarious to converse with on Twitter. Her wit and sarcasm find their way into her books, and most notably in her latest (and most fantastic IMO) book yet, Six of Crows. The characters themselves aren't funny, but the writing, dialogue, and situations these characters find themselves in are all quite funny.

Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

This power-writing duo wrote a romantic and hilarious novel called The Royal We which is basically Will & Kate fanfic. (It's great, I promise). They slightly satirize the British monarchy and share their story through the "Insider" perspective of the royal family and its functions. The writing is pure golden, and you'll find yourself laughing out loud and shaking your head with glee at all the silly and preposterous things these characters have to endure.

Richelle Mead

Although Richelle has lots of hilarious characters in her books, Rose and Adrian in particular, her sarcasm, lightheartedness, embracement of the vampire stereotypes, and  matter-of-fact tone make these books so enjoyable and laughable (in a good way). Vampire Academy and Bloodlines are the first books in her two vampire series.

Kevin Kwan

None of the characters themselves are very funny, but Kwan's sharp wit and satirization of the opulence and consumptions of the ├╝ber wealthy Asians will have you shaking with laughter. Crazy Rich Asians is definitely one to check out!

Sophie Kinsella

I'm a new fan of Sophie Kinsella, and I can guarantee that her books are just as funny and witty as she is. You can expect peculiar (and funny) scenarios and equally quirky and hilarious writing to accompany it. My favorite of her books so far is The Undomestic Goddess, but she has so many great ones!


Macmillan is offering one finished copy of First & Then to a US resident. Enter below!
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What authors do you think have the best sense of humor? 
Rachel is a teenaged unapologetic fangirl and perfectionist.

She loves reading for the escape it gives from reality and enjoys crying over books, swooning over characters, and laughing out loud over funny lines. She is a semi-recovering Netflix addict and a middle child of three.

You can find her on Twitter @yaperfectionist & Goodreads.


  1. There are so many of these authors that I haven't tried! You just have to love Rick Riordan's humor and I think Sophie Kinsella is so wonderful as well. Love all her books <3

  2. This was a fun post!! I remember really laughing a ton during Rainbow Rowell's Attachments. I think she has a great sense of humor!

  3. I read a review of this book and I am so tempted to enter the giveaway, but what even I AM PLACED IN THE WRONG CONTINENT ^_^" I just love the Pride and Prejudice retelling concept in this book! I love Shel Silverstein! I remember reading The Giving Tree when i was in the 2nd grade, and it's still a lovely book till now. He's an amazing writer! And Sophie Kinsella! <3 I have yet to read most of her books, but I know they are awesome!

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

  4. This was such a fun post!! Sophie Kinsella's books FOR SURE are hilarious!! So much love for her and her books!!

  5. Great post!!!! I entered the giveaway too. :)

  6. This is such a cute tour idea! I'm 100% there on Maureen Johnson. I have yet to read one of her books (because TBR), but her Twitter posts are my soul animals.

    Sarcasm & Lemons

  7. There are some of my favourite authors on here! Rick Riordan and Maureen Johnson always make me laugh with there books. Leigh Bardugo has created some hilarious characters too! Another author I'd add to the list would be Meg Cabot. Her books are so much fun.

  8. I am so excited for "First & Then" to come out! Thanks for the chance to win a copy, and great post!

  9. Oh my gosh yes, isn't Rick Riordan the funniest? Well, more like a troll but close enough, haha!

    Such a fun post, girls! <33

  10. First of all, I know we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but this one is beautiful! :)

    I really enjoy Rainbow Rowell's sense of humor. She kind of reminds me of Amy Sherman-Palladino, who I love, so getting that kind of humor in books is just fabulous.


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