Hi all! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR! I first fell in love with Nancy Werlin’s books when I read Impossible several years ago, and I’ve been a frequent reader of hers since. I was thrilled to hear about her latest, a suspenseful thriller where a group of parents might be trying to kill their teenagers. Woahhh, right? That’s a premise I haven’t heard before. Read below for more information about the book, the tour, the giveaway, and my favorite (nonspoiler-y!) quotes from AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR. Thanks to Penguin Random House for the ARC! (#PRHPartner)
Let’s not die today. Not even to make things easier for our parents.
When a building collapses around five teenagers–and they just barely escape–they know something strange is going on. Little by little, the group pieces together a theory: Their parents are working together to kill them all. Is it true? And if so, how did their parents come together–and why? And, most importantly, how can the five of them work together to save themselves? With an unlikely group of heroes, sky-high stakes, and two budding romances, this gripping murder mystery will keep readers guessing until the last page.
Nancy Werlin is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Killer’s Cousin, The Rules of Survival, Impossible, and a host of other young adult novels. She received her BA from Yale, was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for her first novel, and has since established herself as a writer of literary teen suspense. Werlin lives with her husband near Boston, Massachusetts.
Favorite Quotes from AND THEN THERE WERE NONE*
*A reminder that these quotes are from the ARC and may not be 100% the same in the final copy.
A few notes:
-As this book flips from the narration of Saralinda and Caleb, I’ve divided the quotes. Both have super distinctive voices that took me a few chapters to adjust to, but I ended up loving them.
-While I’ve done my best to avoid quotes with any spoilers, I have had to put just a little context in brackets so the quote makes more sense.
p.10 “[describing a house] The school might have thrown this place away but I know what it could be if someone such as me loved it. Geranium flowerboxes and colorful rag rugs and up in the turret, an armchair and a footstool and a tea cozy (I am not entirely sure what a tea cozy is, but I will look it up if I remember) and also of course my books.”
I would do exactly the same thing with a cottage, Saralinda. Yes, yes.
p. 57 “I used to be all right penned up at home, it felt safe and cozy. But now even when I have a delicious book (maybe I will read Jane Eyre again and see if Rochester is as bad an idea as I remember), I cannot disappear into it completely anymore.”
ROCHESTER IS ALWAYS A BAD IDEA
p. 139 “[after learning some new information about her friends] After all, life is hard sometimes, also surprising shocking unfair sweet–all beauty and terror. Our hearts need to be brave however, and what we have to do is put ourselves out there even if it means we could be crushed. I hope I can be brave like that I don’t know.”
I think the way Saralinda phrases this is beautiful.
p. 164 “There is something fascinating about the physical perfection of the Pringle.”
My god, yes.
p. 248 “No matter what material things you do or do not have, if you have a friend who walks by your side, you will never ever have nothing. Also. No matter what is wrong with you and your life, if you can help someone who needs your help, then you will never be nothing.”
I realize I only have one quote from Caleb, but that’s not because his chapters are any less good! His are just far more tricky in terms of spoilers, so I settled on my #1 favorite quote of his.
Blog Tour Schedule:
Enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) copies of And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin (ARV: $18.99 each).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on June 5, 2017 and 12:00 AM on June 19, 2017. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about June 22, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
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