Saturday, July 17, 2021
Life and other Complications by Heather Mullaly
This is my post during the blog tour for Life and Other Complications by Heather Mullaly. Life and Other Complications is a new young adult contemporary book by Heather Mullaly in which a 17 year old girl can't bring herself to tell her friends the truth about how she contracted HIV so she writes to the one person who might understand, a girl she's never met. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 5 till 18 July. See the tour schedule here: http://www.lolasblogtours.net/blog-tour-life-and-other-complication- by-heather-mullaly Life and Other Complications By Heather Mullaly Genre: Contemporary Age category: Young Adult Release Date: 5 July, 2021 Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Aly Bennett has been in love with her friend Luke for years. She hasn't told him how she feels for two reasons. 1) She's the girl with HIV. 2) She lied about how she got it. Aly never meant to lie. The words just slipped out on her first day of a support group for kids living with life-threatening conditions. It was the day she met Luke and Caroline, who would become her best friends and the closest thing she has to a family. After so many years, Aly doesn’t know how to tell her friends the truth. So she paints and she runs and she tries not to think about the future she can’t have. But when a Boston prosecutor asks Aly to testify in a trial—and her relationship with Luke intensifies—things become complicated. If she testifies, Luke and Caroline will learn the truth —that Aly has been lying to them for most of a decade. If she doesn’t, a monster could go free, again. Links: - Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57737582-life-and-other-complications - Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/life-and-other-complications-by-heather-mullaly - Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091FVTRP1 - Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/life-and-other-complications - Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/life-and-other-complications-heather- mullaly/1139415382?ean=9781736477366 - Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/life-and-other-complications/id1566250651 - Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Heather_Mullaly_Life_and_Other_Complications ?id=oEwtEAAAQBAJ - Target: https://www.target.com/p/life-and-other-complications-by-heather-mullaly- paperback/-/A-83325096#lnk=sametab About the Author: Heather Mullaly is a passionate believer in the power of story. When she isn’t writing them, reading them, or listening to them, she can usually be found baking something that involves chocolate, thinking up new story ideas before she’s finished the two she’s currently writing, or hanging out with her family, who happen to be even more fantastic than the characters in her head. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their three teenagers. Author links: - Website: http://www.heathermullaly.com - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/106508034343528 - Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/heather-mullaly - Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Heather-Mullaly/e/B091MCSFY2 Giveaway There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Life and Other Complications. Three winners will win an $10 Amazon gift card. For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below: a Rafflecopter giveaway My Take: This is book is filled with emotion and I really felt for the main character as she has to choose between letting a monster go free and her two best friends. If she chooses the monster then her friends will know that she has lied to them since the beginning of their friendship. I don't envy her decision. I sure am glad that I am no longer a teenager when everything felt sooo important and life or death (literally or figuratively). I would like to think that I would be mature enough to forgive but .... I would recommend this book. I recieved a review copy of this book from Lola's tours and was not required to write a positive review.