Today, I am delighted to be kicking off the official blog tour for A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor, a stunning debut novel coming out next week on August 15th. I loved this book about the troubled relationship between two sisters, brought to light when they are shipwrecked on an island with a boy they don’t know very well.
For today’s post, I’m giving A Map for Wrecked Girls the #StyledByBooks treatment — and it just so happens, that I was recently at the beach for a camping trip, and that’s where I did the photoshoot for today’s post! (Many thanks to my intrepid co-camper, friend & fellow blogger Ali of Dazzled by Books for being my photographer this time around!)
I had a few floral dresses in my closet — but I went with this one because I liked the way it mimicked the black background on the cover of the book. It’s so striking, and I love the contrast it creates visually. Plus, when I looked more closely at the dress and the book cover side-by-side, I realized the flower print really DID go well with the tropical flowers on the book’s cover.
My dress is from Torrid, the cardigan is from Old Navy circa a million years ago, and I was at the beach – so I didn’t wear shoes!
If I’d been a little more thoughtful in my planning, I would have worn solid black sunglasses – instead of these blue-and-white striped ones that I found at my local grocery store for $8 and have been wearing like crazy all summer. But alas. I DID however, remember to snap a photo wearing these FANTASTIC novelty sunglasses that the author sent me along with my copy of the book earlier this summer:
My husband says they are ridiculous, but I say they are ridiculously awesome! I’m also wearing a lapel pin for A Map for Wrecked Girls, which was also part of the package I received from Jessica.
And here’s a peek at the beach where we shot these photos in Oceanside, Oregon:
Emma has always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two have always been best friends. Until something happens that wrecks them.
I’d trusted Henri more than I’d trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I’d follow.
Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in a gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart. To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?
For the first time, I was afraid we’d die on this shore.
Jessica Taylor adores atmospheric settings, dangerous girls, and characters who sneak out late at night. She lives in Northern California, not far from San Francisco, with a law degree she isn’t using, one dog, and many teetering towers of books.
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That was a beautiful place and I love the funky glasses!
First, I love your photos! They’re perfect for this tour.
I pretty much like anything with beaches, islands, sisters (probably because I don’t have any) and mystery, so I think I’d love this book. Thanks for hosting!
Beautiful photos! The beach is my favorite place and I love the rock outcroppings in the ocean behind you. Great glasses too!
I am so excited for this book!!!
If the synopsis for this song didn’t captivate me, those pictures DEFINITELY would.
I really like the premise of this book. . . But I wonder if it’s going to be a dreaded love triangle. ? Guess I’ll have to find out for myself! ?
Thanks for sharing! And, if I wasn’t already convinced to read this book, your photos would certainly have reeled me in! You did such an amazing job! ❤
Thanks, Danielle! I don’t think you have anything really to dread. 😉