Thicker Than Water (Harper Teen Winter 2016 Blog Tour!)


Before we get to Thicker than Water, let’s discuss prizes, shall we?

Guys, this is important:  There is a giveaway and one of the things you have to do is find every blog’s secret word.  Mine is Harper.

So more about the giveaway.  There are actually two, both awesome.

The first: win almost all the YA titles in Harper’s winter 2016 catalog (exceptions: The Siren by Kiera Cass, Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige and Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard).  Click here to enter that.

The second: Collect the daily word from each blog stop during the Harper Winter 2016 Tour (a total of 45). Once you’ve collected them all, email the complete saying to:  (again, my secret word is “Harper.”)

The winner of that will win five finished books from their fall catalog (The Lies About Truth, Walk On Earth a Stranger, Dreamland, Dumplin’ and Da Vinci’s Tiger).

Good luck!

The link for every blog stop on this tour is at the bottom of this post; visit the others to get the other secret passwords.

Prize Rules:

1.)    Winner must have a valid US mailing address to receive the prize

2.)    Winner must be over 13

3.)    Only one (1) entry per person for Prize #2 – duplicates will be deleted.

4.)    Only a completed phrase will be accepted as an entry – do not email each word/phrase daily. Wait until you have the complete saying and then email in.

5.)    All email submissions must be received by 11:59 PM EST 11/30/2015.

6.)    Winners will be selected 12/1/2015 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another is selected.

7.)    Participating blogs and bloggers are not responsible for unsent, damaged, and/or stolen prizes offered by the publisher.

Now on to the book! :)

Thicker Than Water

Thicker Than Water is by Kelly Fiore and will be released January 5.  Click here to add it to your Goodreads.  I’m so excited to be featuring Kelly on my blog! We went to the same college and I have been a huge fan of hers since her first book, Taste Test!

I interviewed Kelly yesterday; you can read that here.

Summary (from Goodreads):

Cecelia Price killed her brother. At least, that’s what the police and the district attorney are saying. And although Cecelia is now locked up and forced into treatment, she knows the real story is much more complicated.

Cyrus wasn’t always the drug-addled monster he’d become. He was a successful athlete, but when an injury forced him off the soccer field and onto pain medication, his life became a blur of anger, addiction, and violence. All CeCe could do was stand by and watch, until she realized one effective way to take away her brother’s drugs while earning the money she needed for college: selling the pills.

Soon, CeCe becomes part drug dealer, part honor student. But even when all she wants is to make things right, she learns that sometimes the best intentions lead to the worst possible outcome.

Thicker than Water is an unforgettable dark, harrowing look into the disturbing truth of drug addiction and the desperate love of a sister watching her brother deteriorate before her eyes.”

Why I’m excited:  I’ve read and loved everything she’s written so far, and this seems like a major departure from her usual style.  I’m a huge fan of her books already, but this looks like something that will absolutely break my heart.  (And I trust Kelly to do it right.)

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Kelly Fiore

Kelly (Edgeington) Fiore has a BA in English from Salisbury University and an MFA in Poetry from West Virginia University. She received an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2005 and 2009. Kelly’s poetry has appeared in Small Spiral Notebook, Samzidada, Mid Atlantic Review, Connotation Press, and the Grolier Annual Review. Her first young adult novel, Taste Test, was released in August 2013 from Bloomsbury USA, and her second, Just Like the Movies, again from Bloomsbury, was releasted in 2014. Forthcoming novels include Thicker Than Water from HarperTeen in 2015.

Kelly taught high school English for ten years and college composition for five. Now, she writes full time and lives in Virginia with three children, two dogs, one hedgehog, and a very patient and loving boyfriend. You can connect with Kelly at her website (, on Twitter (@kellyannfiore), on Tumblr (, or on Facebook (

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This is the Harper Winter 2016 Tour!



8 thoughts on “Thicker Than Water (Harper Teen Winter 2016 Blog Tour!)

  1. I’ve heard of this one, but I never read the description. It sounds really good! I’m not normally a fan of dark, realistic YA, but I think I’ll give this one a go. ;)

  2. I’ve heard of this one, but I didn’t read the blurb. This sounds really good! I’m not normally a fan of dark, realistic YA, but I think I’ll give this one a go. ;)

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