HarperTeen Summer 2016 Tour | Spotlight + Giveaway: We Were Never Here by Jennifer Gilmore


Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop on the HarperTeen Summer 2016 Tour! If you don’t know, this event is all about featuring 50 new titles from HarperCollins’s summer catalog, set up by the amazing Hannah from The Irish Banana Review.

Make sure to read until the very end of this post because there’s going to be a lot going on + a few amazing giveaways! Let’s get started!

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We Were Never Here
by Jennifer Gilmore
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication: June 14th 2016 by HarperTeen
Series: n/a
Length: 320


In this exquisitely written, emotionally charged young adult debut, Jennifer Gilmore explores the bond that is formed between a hospitalized girl and the secretly troubled boy she falls in love with.

Did you know your entire life can change in an instant?

For sixteen-year-old Lizzie Stoller that moment is when she collapses, out of the blue. The next thing she knows she’s in a hospital with an illness she’s never heard of.

But that isn’t the only life-changing moment for Lizzie. The other is when Connor and his dog, Verlaine, walk into her hospital room. Lizzie has never connected with anyone the way she does with the handsome, teenage volunteer. However, the more time she spends with him, and the deeper in love she falls, the more she realizes that Connor has secrets and a deep pain of his own . . . and that while being with him has the power to make Lizzie forget about her illness, being with her might tear Connor apart.

This book has such a gorgeous cover and intriguing synopsis and I’m so excited to read it! I hope you are too!

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Jennifer Gilmore

Jennifer Gilmore is the author of two novels, Golden Country, a 2006 New York Times Notable Book, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Jewish Book Award, and Something Red , a New York Times Notable Book of 2010.

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ALSO! Don’t forget, we’ll be having another Facebook chat, featuring four authors from the summer catalog!

Date & Time: 3/16/16 @ 8 pm EST

Sign up here!

The authors this time participating are Julie Eshbaugh (IVORY & BONE), Lindsey Klingele (THE MARKED GIRL), Paula Stokes (GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE), and Michelle Andreani & Mindi Scott (THE WAY BACK TO YOU). Hope to see you there!

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#1 – A Harper Teen Summer 2016 Catalog prizepack of 45 books*.

*Titles not included: The Crown by Kiera Cass, Escape from Asylum by Madeline Roux, Sing by Vivi Greene, The Countdown by Kimberly Derting, & United As One by Pittacus Lore

In addition to the one massive prize winner, we will also have 4 winners who will be able to select 3 titles they want from the Summer 2016 Catalog.

US Only


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#2 – 5 Finished Copies from the Harper Teen Winter 2016 Catalog

5 books are: Front Lines by Michael Grant, Revenge & the Wild by Michelle Modesto, The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks, Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin, & The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig 

US Only 

How to enter:

Collect the daily word from each blog stop during the Harper Summer 2016 Tour (a total of 50). Once you’ve collected them all, email the complete saying to: HarperTeenTour@gmail.com

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 3/31/2016.
  6. Winners will be selected 4/1/2016 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.

#3 – Preorder for any book on the HarperTeen Summer 2016 Catalog

In addition to the tour-wide giveaways, I’m also running a giveaway for an order of any book on the Summer 2016 Catalog, so you’ll have a lot to choose from! This giveaway will be international if the Book Depository ships to you. Be sure to read my giveaway rules here.


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Follow the tour!


Click here to check out all the other blogs participating!


34 thoughts on “HarperTeen Summer 2016 Tour | Spotlight + Giveaway: We Were Never Here by Jennifer Gilmore

  1. We Were Here sounds like it’s going to be an amazing read. Added another one on my TBR list. 😉 If I won your giveaway I’d choose The Crown’s Game because it’s been #1 on my list for awhile now. Thank you so much. I appreciate you participating and you giving away a book on your own.


  2. I am excited for The Crown’s Game, Ruined, Savage Song, and The Crown. If I won I would probably pick The Crown just because I have read all the other books in Kiera’s series and loved them. I am dying to see how it will all end.


  3. I love the cover and synopsis too! It sounds like a interesting and cute read. If I had to choose a book I’d probably pick Traitor and Angels 🙂


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