Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Color Project + Aesthetics + Giveaway!

someone plz notice and appreciate my pun

First of all, this book gave me all the warm fuzzy feelings.

I was crying in the first few chapters?!?  Which is weird for me, since most books and movies can't pull a single tear for me.  Spoiler alert: that was the only time I cried.

This book just kinda has a way of reaching over and touching the real things inside of you.

 - song aesthetics -

Strawberry Swing // Coldplay
Sun // Sleeping at Last
You Know Me // Air Traffic Controller
Creature Fear // Bon Iver

(These songs are actually all mentioned in the book! In case you didn't know already, Sierra uses songs as chapter titles, and one of my favorite things was listening to them as I read each chapter. They fit the mood of each chapter perfectly.  Although sometimes I'd love a certain song so much that I'd actually let it keep playing for several chapters.  Then I'd end up in a really happy, fluffy scene, with Over You by Ingrid Michaelson still on repeat, and I'd get really confused. Oops.)

 ♥ Sierra has a Spotify playlist with all the chapter songs conveniently listed out right here: ♥

Reading The Color Project resulted in me finding about 564354 new favorite artists. Like Sleeping At Last, Bon Iver...I can't believe I hadn't heard of them before TCP, but a thousand thanks to Sierra for exposing us all to such amazing music.

// stars //
// smiling when you're not sure about anything //
// something aching really, really deep down //
// aggressive glitter //
// kissing // (it's Sierra, so duh.)
// fluffiness. fluffy hair. fluffy feelings. all the fluff //
// this really intense, happy summer vibe //
// paint and feelings all over the place //
// blue //

Obviously, I can't write a review for The Color Project without mentioning a certain blessed boy, so....


There, I did it.

And with that, this review is basically complete. I covered Levi, glitter, flowers, kissing, awesome music...what more could you want?  Except I'm gonna give you the normal information too, in case you've been living under a really dense, sound-proof rock and accidentally missed the last six months of screaming about this beauty.

Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn’t want anyone to know: her name. That is, until Bee meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project.

Levi is not at all shy about attempting to guess Bee’s real name; his persistence is one of the many reasons why Bee falls for him. But while Levi is everything she never knew she needed, giving up her name would feel like a stamp on forever. And that terrifies her.

When unexpected news of an illness in the family drains Bee’s summer of everything bright, she is pushed to the breaking point. Losing herself in The Color Project—a world of weddings, funerals, cancer patients, and hopeful families that the charity funds—is no longer enough. Bee must hold up the weight of her family, but to do that, she needs Levi. She’ll have to give up her name and let him in completely or lose the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

For fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson, THE COLOR PROJECT is a story about the three great loves of life—family, friendship, and romance—and the bonds that withstand tragedy.

At 7 years old, Sierra Abrams decided that one day she would publish a book. For over a decade, in between exploring other career options, she kept coming back to that very first dream. Now her life consists of writing books of all kinds… Kissing books, angsty books, killing books, whimsical books, and sometimes books that are all of the above. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, traveling, consuming sushi, or daydreaming about Henry Cavill. 

And finally..... 

I'm hosting my first giveaway, for a preordered copy of The Color Project!

Go find me on Twitter @carolinedmeek and follow/retweet the giveaway tweet by 07/12  to enter. International entries accepted too! ☺ 

Moral of the story?  Read this book.

Here's all the links so you can buy it before it even comes out! WHICH IS JULY 18 BY THE WAY. Choose your favorite way to buy books - or just preorder a copy from all three of them.  Then you can throw them at your friends.

Go find Sierra and tell her how amazing she is:

Have you read The Color Project yet? If so, what were some of your favorite songs from the chapter titles? If not...what are you most excited for?

Note: all images in this post (with the exception of TCP's beautiful cover, of course) come from Pexels, an attribution-free source.

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