Hey bookdragons! I’m still there, enjoying the sun and the pool! Slowly getting some tan and loving the time with my family <3 One of the books I read at the pool was The Rest of the Story that I got from the June Indigo book box. It was such a perfect and sweet Summer read! But I’ll tell you more about the book itself in a future review, for now, I wanted to tell you more about the box itself ;)
What is the Indigo Book Box?
Every month, Indigo offers a book box containing a book (that was pretty obvious right?) and some goodies. The extra part? The book is SIGNED! And the goodies are exclusive to the box. Let’s see now what was inside this month’s box!
- a copy of The Rest of the Story signed by the author
- A letter from Sarah Dessen
- a vanilla and flowery herbal tea from Tealish
- a nice book lover poster
- a super cute transparent travel pouch, perfect to take your essentials to the beach!
It was definitely a Summer vibe box, between the book and the pouch, and I’m super glad it gave me the chance to discover Sarah Dassen! The fact that the book is signed is always a great extra 😉 If you were interested in The Rest of the Story and wanted to treat yourself, don’t miss the chance, the quantities are limited 😉 You can check it more in detail on Chapters!
Synopsis of The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dassen:
Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges.
Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family—her grandmother and cousins she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl.
When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is divided into two people as well. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.
Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake—and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well
For Saylor, it’s like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it’s time to go back home, which side of her will win out?
Do you plan to read The Rest of the Story? or have you read it already? Do you know Sarah Dassen?
See you for a cup!