Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ciao by Bethany Lopez Blog Tour Stop ***Meet The Cast and Giveaway***

Melissa has had a fantastic summer hanging out with her friends and making new ones. Life as she knows it will change when they all come together to begin their sophomore year at Dearborn High. Connections will be made and friendships will be tested. Will Melissa’s family and friends be able to help her through the challenges she will face in the upcoming months?

I have to say that I LOVE BETHANY LOPEZ! Her writing never ever ceases to amaze me. She has this writing style that draws you in and you can't help but want to finish the story to see where the character has gone. The world she describes has you right there waiting and wanting like nothing you have read before. A huge thank you to YA Bound for hosting this great tour and allowing me to once again be on it. Trish and the girls at YA Bound host the best tours!

In Ciao we pick up right where XOXOXOXO left off. Melissa is enjoying her summer with her family and friends. Ben has gone off to the army and her and Layla are semi friends but her and Jess, Jimmy and Brian are close. Her baby brother Max is doing great and she has made a new friend that moved down the street. Life couldn't get better for Melissa. She is excited because she is going into her Sophomore year in high school and she is really enjoying writing in her journal.

As the summer comes to a close she is excited to be starting school again and can't wait to see what everyone has been doing. This year is different because they have two new friends on the scene and one of them is an exchange student from Italy Giovanni who is a riot through out the book and Cassie who quickly becomes friends with Mis and the gang.Things start off right but they quickly start to go down hill for Mis and she will go through a lot of stuff before winter break.

What is a girl to do when she loses someone she loves? What will she do about Brian? Love him or leave him? What will she do about Jimmy? She will fall in love in this book but it is with someone you least expect it to be. ALso Melissa will have to grow up and learn what true friendship is and what it means to put it all out there no matter the outcome.

I love this series and I can't wait for TTYL which is the fourth book to come out in 2013. Happy Reading and enjoy Melissa and the gang!


Melissa - Gage Golightly
Jess - Elizabeth Gillies
Jimmy - not sure what his name is, just found the photo
Megan - Ciara Bravo
Ben - Jeremy Sumpter
Brian - Robbie Arnell
Giovanni - Primo Reggiani
Cassie - Lily Collins

Giveaway Details:
Signed paperback copies of all three books: Ta Ta for Now!, XOXOXO, and Ciao, along with a Bookmark and Magnet and a Book Nerd necklace! US Only.
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Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult novel. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her contemporary Young Adult series, Stories About Melissa. Ta Ta for Now! and xoxoxo are available now. Book three, Ciao, will be released in Aug 2012.

Stories About Melissa Series


Bethany Lopez Author said...

Yay! I am so happy that you liked it. That you for the wonderful review and for supporting this series.

Unknown said...

I love the experiences the characters go through during high school and their lives. Cause it helps the character grow.

Tee said...

Bethany I love the Melissa Series and I am totally going to need a Jimmy and Ben series!

Bethany Lopez Author said...

Lol, a Jimmy and Ben series?

jendsmit said...

What do you love most in YA books?

I love all the drama that is usually in YA books! I love all the emotion and yeah, just drama that is shown in YA =)