Susane Colasanti

Hi! So I have come up with a new idea for my Tuesday posts (finally). I’ve decided every few weeks (commencing now) I shall be putting the spotlight on a different author. This will normally consist of a list of their books and what I think of them. If I’ve met the author before I will talk about my experience of meeting them. This should be pretty cool! This week the spotlight is on one of my favourite authors: Susane Colasanti.

Fact File

Name: Susane Colasanti

Born: May 1, 1973 (age 42) New Jersey

Lives: New York City

Previous Jobs: High school science teacher

Amount of books published: 9 (as of May 2015)

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So what books has she written? She writes books targeted at teenage girls/ young adults about love, friendship, karma, warm fuzzies and typically New York City. Her first eight books are singular books but the characters sometimes link in with other books. These books are: When it Happens, So Much Closer, Something Like Fate, Now and Forever, Take Me There, Waiting For You, Keep Holding On and All I Need. Last month the first book in a trilogy, City Love, was published and I am SO excited for the other two books to come out!

What is my favourite book of hers? Obviously, I love all her books but my favourite so far is All I Need. I am obsessed with it and it is in my top ten books. The whole concept is sooo cute! After reading Something Like Fate (in my top fifteen books!) I thought none of her other books could top it but it is truly sensational. Just the perfect book to curl up in bed with, especially after a crappy day. Parts of All I Need reminded me of The Beach House by Beth Reekles, which is a super cute novella set after The Kissing Booth. What else can I say? I LOVE IT.

Do I have any experience of meeting her? Unfortunately, not yet- I’m hopeful that I will get to meet her one day! The closest I’ve come is having an email from her. She was ultra-amazing and lovely. I was so excited when she replied! Before I went to New York City I had asked her if she had any recommendations of things to do and of course she had plenty of awesome suggestions. I had a great time in New York visiting all the places in her books!

What got me into her writing and what was the first book of hers I read? We had a book fair at school a couple of years ago and I saw When it Happens on display. It was love at first sight. The cover was soo good I just had to buy it. After that I read all of her books.

Are there any books coming out soon? Yes, as previously mentioned, there are two more books coming out following on from City Love. I know I’m going to love them! In the mean time I suggest that you read So Much Closer if you have never read a Susane Colasanti book. So Much Closer is one of her better books (in my opinion), even though they are all amazing but I don’t think it’s the ultimate best book so it’s a nice introduction to her writing. At some point you HAVE to read All I Need.

I think the rest of my author posts will follow this structure. Hopefully, one of you readers out there will go and buy one of her books now (seriously you need to)!

Love, Sydney

Favourite Book Quotes

Today I am going to be sharing some of my favourite quotes (from books) from a year ago. I apologise for how unoriginal and typical some of the quotes are. I have many more favourite quotes now, so I hope to share those with you some day. I remember that a year ago I was obsessed with Twilight and The Fault in Our Stars, but surprisingly I didn’t include that many quotes from them! Anyway, enjoy.

 

“And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…” he murmured.

I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word.

“What a stupid lamb,” I sighed.

“What a sick, masochistic lion.”

-Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

 

‘Not with a bang but a whimper’

-Beautiful Redemption, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

 

‘My headless shadow fell across the warm painted metal, disappearing over the edge; and into the sky’

-Beautiful Chaos, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

 

‘Embrace the weird’

-The Spectacular Now, Tim Thorpe

 

‘The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience’

-Beautiful Chaos, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

 

‘I fell in love the way you fall asleep, slowly then all at once.’

-The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

‘I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him’

-Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

‘I love you, Poppy Lawson’

-Soulmates, Holly Bourne

‘I automatically leaned back, my head fitting into that spot between his neck and his shoulder. Again, the cliched romantic in me wondered how we seemed to fit so perfectly, two pieces of a jigsaw, and have such different, clashing personalities… I didn’t care how bad we were for each other or that he’d be off to college soon; I just remembered that I was in love with him.’

-The Kissing Booth, Beth Reekles

 

‘Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up’

-Divergent, Veronica Roth

“You. Are. Not. Leaving. Me.”

-The Host, Stephenie Meyer

‘My thing is that I’m in love with love. Actually, I’m in love with the possibility of true love. Which could be considered a major problem.’

-All I need, Susane Colasanti

‘Life would be so much easier if fictional boys were real.’

-Keep Holding On, Susane Colasanti

 

“My dad used to say that life’s a journey, but somebody screwed up and lost the map.”

-Kiss of Death, Rachel Caine

 

‘Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.’

-Matched, Ally Condi

 

I’d love to know what some of your favourite quotes are. I have many beautiful quotes from I’ll Give You the Sun and The Sky is Everywhere- the language is so beautiful. Bye for now!

Love, Sydney