Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood comes out on April 4th, and lemme tell ya, I could not be more excited. I’m a huge sucker for star-crossed lovers.
So in anticipation of its release, I went on a mini road trip to try to check off some “must see” items along the way. Spoiler alert: there’s nothing that’s “must see” in South-Jesus-Nowhere Texas. However, I was determined, so a Tinder Boy and I loaded up into my car (her name is Bessie <3) and hit the road.
Although our particular destination was just the Texas coast, disaster struck. It started pouring down rain the minute we got on the highway. Awesome. Not only that, but I was hangry as hell and sweating like a whore in church (Tinder Boy “preferred to be warm.” Excuse me, but why?).
Anyway, the rain kept me from getting to stop and take any pictures and the weather report said that we were heading right into a thunderstorm, so we turned Bessie right around and headed home.
Needless to say, I won’t be taking Tinder Boy on my next attempt (because what spawn of Satan refuses to use the AC in Texas?), but please join me on Snapchat @entangledbooks to come along for road trip #2, because I am determined to live out my own Evelyn and Luc roadtrip! I mean, minus the heart defect and that whole assisted-suicide scenario.
Also, you may get to see me try to fold 1,000 paper cranes in honor of Other Breakable Things! (aka watch me drink too much wine and give up after like 3 paper cranes).
According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing.
Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her.
Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again.
And now it is.
Sick of hospitals and tired of transplants, Luc is ready to let his failing heart give out, ready to give up. A road trip to Oregon—where death with dignity is legal—is his answer. But along for the ride is his best friend, Evelyn.
And she’s not giving up so easily.
A thousand miles, a handful of roadside attractions, and one life-altering kiss later, Evelyn’s fallen, and Luc’s heart is full. But is it enough to save him? Evelyn’s betting her heart, her life, that it can be.
Right down to the thousandth paper crane.
Em is a college gal from Texas who has publicly ugly cried on three (3 !!!!!) separate occasions when confronted with puppies on campus. Her body of work includes: always drawing the card “Daniel Radcliffe’s delicious asshole” when playing Cards Against Humanity, binge-watching shows instead of studying, and consistently failing to remove vulgarity from her vocabulary. You can find her at @emilyjlindsey on Snapchat or @emlindsey on Instagram and slide on in them DMs 😉