I had the absolute honor of being invited to join the blog tour of Jenny Lee’s debut Anna K, and I’m beyond excited to be hosting a giveaway for a finished copy of this book, as well as for you to read a small excerpt of it!
I haven’t stopped thinking about Anna K literally every single day from the second I first opened and started reading it—and it’s making me want to finally get around to reading Anna Karenina so, so badly.
Meet Anna K! Every happy teenage girl is the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her own special way …
At seventeen, Anna K is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her horses and dogs); she has the perfect (if perfectly boring) boyfriend, Alexander W.; and she has always made her Korean-American father proud (even if he can be a little controlling). Meanwhile, Anna’s brother, Steven, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are trying to weather an sexting scandal; Lolly’s little sister, Kimmie, is struggling to recalibrate to normal life after an injury derails her ice dancing career; and Steven’s best friend, Dustin, is madly (and one-sidedly) in love with Kimmie.
As her friends struggle with the pitfalls of ordinary teenage life, Anna always seems to be able to sail gracefully above it all. That is…until the night she meets Alexia “Count” Vronsky at Grand Central. A notorious playboy who has bounced around boarding schools and who lives for his own pleasure, Alexia is everything Anna is not. But he has never been in love until he meets Anna, and maybe she hasn’t, either. As Alexia and Anna are pulled irresistibly together, she has to decide how much of her life she is willing to let go for the chance to be with him. And when a shocking revelation threatens to shatter their relationship, she is forced to question if she has ever known herself at all.
Jenny Lee is a television writer and producer who has worked on BET’s Boomerang, IFC’s Brockmire, Freeform’s Young & Hungry, and the Disney Channel’s number-one-rated kids’ show, Shake It Up. Jenny is the author of four humor essay collections and two middle grade novels. Anna K: A Love Story is her debut YA novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 135-pound Newfoundland, Gemma (and yes, it’s a toss-up on who’s walking whom every day).
And finally, the giveaway: a finished (!!!) copy of ANNA K!
This book is so incredibly gorgeous—even more gorgeous in person, really—and I may have stopped reading it once or twice (or a couple more times) just to close it and gaze at it in complete and utter adoration, so … you know. You should totally join.
If you’re not on Twitter, but want to join this giveaway, please leave a comment down below & let me know your number of entries!
Wishing you all the best of luck!!