Hello and welcome back! Today I’m excited to be participating in a blog tour for L.B. Schulman’s new book, League of Strays. After yesterday’s review (which you can check out by clicking here, if you haven’t read it yet) I have an excerpt and a giveaway for you guys. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
In this scene, Charlotte is asked to share her most humiliating moment, but her experience is mild, too ordinary to intrigue the League of Strays. So to keep their interest, Charlotte decides to embellish the truth….
“And?” Kade asked. “What happened?”
They all leaned forward like flowers bent to the sunlight. Kade’s almond-shaped eyes glided across our faces, taking it all in. I wondered what they would think if they knew the truth. I couldn’t admit this to the League of Strays. I had to come up with something recruitment-worthy. Enticed by the captivation in their faces, I invented a different ending. “I was confident and prepared when I went into the audition, but a few measures in, my tuning pages slipped. I asked if I could start over, but it kept happening.”
“I bet that was frustrating,” Kade said, anticipation glimmering beneath a sympathetic look.
“What happened to your viola?” Nora asked.
“There was something sticky in my tuning pegs,” I said. “Peach moisturizer.” Peach moisturizer! it was the perfect detail. And so Tiffany. She was always pulling those sample-sized bottles out of her purse.
Nora pinched her nose. “Say no more. I can smell her a mile away.”
Kade and Richie smiled at me, and I smiled back. Not because Nora was funny or empathetic, but because I’d survived my own lie.
As part of this blog tour, L.B is giving away five League Packages: 5 signed hardcover copies + a notebook and a set of multi-coloured pens/highlighters.
– The giveaway is open to US and UK residents only
– Must be 13+ to enter
– All you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck to everyone!
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