Giveaway & Excerpt: Dreaming of Antigone by Robin Bridges (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway & Excerpt: Dreaming of Antigone by Robin Bridges (US & Canada Only)

DREAMING OF ANTIGONE
by Robin Bridges

Release Date: March 29, 2016

 

About the Book

"I can't ever be the blazing star that Iris was. I'm still just a cold, dark satellite orbiting a star that went super nova."
Andria's twin sister, Iris, had adoring friends, a cool boyfriend, a wicked car, and a shelf full of soccer trophies. She had everything, in fact--including a drug problem. Six months after Iris's death, Andria is trying to keep her grades, her friends, and her family from falling apart. But stargazing and books aren't enough to ward off her guilt that she--the freak with the scary illness and all-black wardrobe--is still here when Iris isn't. And then there's Alex Hammond. The boy Andria blames for Iris's death. The boy she's unwittingly started swapping lines of poetry and secrets with, even as she tries to keep hating him.
Heart wrenching, smart, and bold, "Dreaming of Antigone "is a story about the jagged pieces that lie beneath the surface of the most seemingly perfect life and how they can fit together to make something wholly unexpected.

To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.

 

Excerpt


    The last time I saw Alex Hammond, he was strung out on heroin, just as high as my sister. That was the night Iris died. And I’d hoped I would never lay eyes on the bastard again.
    Trista leans up against the counter. “When did you get back in town?”
    No one bothered to tell me he was back from rehab. Everyone calls him Pluto Alex because he’s always been way out there. Like effing Pluto.    
    “Last week,” Alex is saying. “I was back in class Monday. Where have you been?”
    No one told me rehab made a boy grow muscles like that either. Alex was a scrawny rocker boy with scruffy long hair when he dated Iris. He still has the tattoos on his arms, but oh my god, those arms have gotten muscular.
    I glare at him with all the hate my short frame can summon. If I had lasers for eyes, he’d be a puddle of goo. It’s a waste of emotion, though. He’s focusing on Trista.
    As most boys do. Still, it’s been less than six months since my sister died. You’d think Iris’s boyfriend would still be mourning her.
    No, I’m being a b****. Trista is gorgeous. And even though she already has a boyfriend, she’s always had a thing for broken boys. Alex is about as broken as they come.
    He comes closer to me. He smells like fresh-baked bread. His smile is gone, and he looks nervous. “How have you been?”
    “How do you think?” I spit out. And immediately feel bad. I stare at the menu on the board behind him. I’m thinking I’ll get the fried dill pickles here, if they have good dipping sauce for them. My sister loved fried mushrooms. She would have loved this place with its quirky but oh-so-hipster vibe. “Rehab looks good on you,” I admit, grudgingly.
    He exhales, reaching up to scrub his newly shorn head. “Adventure therapy. The parents found a holistic center up in the mountains where I kayaked and hiked through my addiction. Been clean since that night, Andria.”
    And he’s cleaned up pretty well. His eyes are a clear blue. An irresistible blue. I can’t believe I just thought that. He was a junkie, just like my sister. And while it’s freaking wonderful he was able to turn his life around, I hate that my sister didn’t get the chance.

 

 

 

About the Author

By day, Robin Bridges is a mild mannered writer of young adult fiction. By night, she is a pediatric nurse, poking small children with needles for a living. She lives on the Gulf Coast with her family and an ever-growing menagerie of cats, dogs, tropical fish, and parrots. But alas, she still does not have a unicorn.

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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed copy of DREAMING OF ANTIGONE, a pair of bookmarks, and a galaxy lollipop.

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Shannon Mizikoski on Sunday, 20 March 2016 00:05

The cover is GORGEOUS- I love any book cover with stars and skies on it But the synopsis sounds incredible and so, so moving and powerful!

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The cover is GORGEOUS- I love any book cover with stars and skies on it ;) But the synopsis sounds incredible and so, so moving and powerful!
Kara S on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:24

The cover is gorgeous, and I think the title is particularly charming! Thanks, Kara S

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The cover is gorgeous, and I think the title is particularly charming! Thanks, Kara S
Emese Szalai on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:24

The cover is beautiful!

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The cover is beautiful! ;)
Emese Szalai on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:25

And the synopsis is incredible!

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And the synopsis is incredible!
Linda Romer on Thursday, 24 March 2016 20:22

Dreaming of Antigone sounds like a great book ♡ I would love to read it. I think the cover is beautiful! Thank you

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Dreaming of Antigone sounds like a great book ♡ I would love to read it. I think the cover is beautiful! Thank you
Susan T. on Friday, 25 March 2016 16:12

The cover is super pretty with those colours and all the twinkling stars. This sounds like a really thoughtful book and I have to agree that people who appear to have perfect lives often have issues that we don't see.

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The cover is super pretty with those colours and all the twinkling stars. This sounds like a really thoughtful book and I have to agree that people who appear to have perfect lives often have issues that we don't see.
Tammy Dalley on Thursday, 07 April 2016 08:42

I love the cover for this title, it fits so perfectly it looks so dreamy!!! Thanks for the chance

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I love the cover for this title, it fits so perfectly it looks so dreamy!!! Thanks for the chance
BookFanatic on Monday, 11 April 2016 20:48

Oh my god. This cover is fabulous and so is the entire plot line. I can't wait to find out more of all their changes in their lives after Iris's death and how they changed for the better. And to watch the growing relationship between Alex and Andria.

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Oh my god. This cover is fabulous and so is the entire plot line. I can't wait to find out more of all their changes in their lives after Iris's death and how they changed for the better. And to watch the growing relationship between Alex and Andria.
Kathleen Pasqualini on Thursday, 14 April 2016 19:44

The cover is beautiful and the story sounds great. I really like the synopsis and can't wait to read it.

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The cover is beautiful and the story sounds great. I really like the synopsis and can't wait to read it.
Danielle Hammelef on Friday, 15 April 2016 19:53

The cover is beautiful (I love star gazing!) and this story will be so emotional for me. Love the synopsis!

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The cover is beautiful (I love star gazing!) and this story will be so emotional for me. Love the synopsis!

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