Friday, September 20, 2013
*Blog Tour Stop Becoming Bryn By Angela Carling
Title: Becoming Bryn
Author: Angela Carling
Release date: June 15th, 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours
For months, Jesse has been envious of her twin sister Bryn and even has a crush on Bryn’s gorgeous, popular boyfriend, Quinton. When Jesse awakens from a coma to learn that everyone thinks she IS Bryn, the option of actually taking over her sister’s life is beyond tempting, but there’s a downside. She’d have to give up Ethan, her best friend and the only person she trusts. Could she actually live as Bryn for the rest of her life? And if her family and friends found out, would they ever forgive her?
Bryn’s point of view
I put my head on the observation window, letting it rest there. The time for screaming and crying had passed. My reactions as I watched Jesse through the window were dulled now. The shock value was complete gone.
I’d held onto hope that Jesse would tell someone, anyone about our mistaken identities, but when I saw Ethan come and go and I watched her slip the ring Quinton gave me on her finger, I knew Jesse had made a final decision. She was going to use the mistake to her advantage. Jesse was stealing my life.
In fairness to Jesse, at first she did try to tell my mom that she Jesse, but once Quinton came to visit, something changed. That’s when I started thinking back over the last few months of my life.
Jesse had always been shy around Quinton, shy or hostile, never indifferent, always reactive. She’d never approved of him, yet I’d caught her staring at him more than once. Then, the night we’d talked in Jesse’s room, the night I’d confided in her after Quinton had given me the ring, she’d looked at me like I was crazy to not want Quinton.
In my head, I began sorting through the rest of our conversation from that night. As the memories came, my hand went to my mouth as if a gasp might escape. I remembered my words now. I’d practically handed her an invitation to take over my life. I’d told her she could make my life better than I could. I’d heaped on the praise and told her that she was smarter than me.
At the time, I’d meant it but that was only because it was a hypothetical situation. I never actually wanted her to take over my life! Even if I didn’t want Quinton anymore, I didn’t want her to inherit him like some kind of consolation prize. More pieces of my past life came to my mind. In the months before the accident, she’d become intensely critical of me. Her criticism had driven a wedge between us. I thought she was disgusted by how shallow she thought I’d become but in reality, all that time, she was really jealous. How had I missed what was so obvious?
It was all starting to make sense; Jesse was crazy about Quinton and she was willing to give up her own identity to have him.
About the Author:
Raised in Palm Springs California. A desert rat that writes Young Adult novels and loves all kitties and her family. Can be bribed with chocolate. Published books, Unbreakable Love, Shackled and Becoming Bryn.
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