Book Tour: Before We Were Blue by E.J. Schwartz

Welcome to my extremely belated stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Before We Were Blue by E.J. Schwartz. Before We Were Blue sounds like such an amazing read, but my reading schedule has gone a little haywire since the Fall semester start up lol. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators, including reviews.

Meet Author

E.J. Schwartz is a writer who loves cozy sweaters, skincare, and a24 films. In high school, she was a competitive gymnast and briefly on an all-star cheer team that was eighth in the world. Now that she no longer flips on a daily basis, she writes a lot about people who do. 

After graduating from Susquehanna University with a B.A. in creative writing and a minor in publishing, E.J. went on to get her MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. There, she spent her time teaching, volunteering, roller skating, and learning how to grow plants. Her published work can be found in The New York Times, Barrelhouse, Threadcount, JMWW, Ghost Parachute, and Necessary Fiction, among others.

About The Book

Title: Before We Were Blue
Author: E J Schwartz 
Publisher: Flux
Publishing Date: September 14th, 2021
Page Length: 336
Genre: Contemporary
Age Range: YA
Rep: LGBTQIA+ (asexual), Jewish
Content Warning: Eating disorder recovery, sexual assault
Synopsis:

Get healthy on their own—or stay sick together?

At Recovery and Relief, a treatment center for girls with eating disorders, the first thing Shoshana Winnick does is attach herself to vibrant but troubled Rowan Parish. Shoshana—a cheerleader on a hit reality TV show—was admitted for starving herself to ensure her growth spurt didn’t ruin her infamous tumbling skills. Rowan, on the other hand, has known anorexia her entire life, thanks to her mother’s “chew and spit” guidance. Through the drudgery and drama of treatment life, Shoshana and Rowan develop a fierce intimacy—and for Rowan, a budding infatuation, that neither girl expects.

As “Gray Girls,” patients in the center’s Gray plan, Shoshana and Rowan are constantly under the nurses’ watchful eyes. They dream of being Blue, when they will enjoy more freedom and the knowledge that their days at the center are numbered. But going home means separating and returning to all the challenges they left behind. The closer Shoshana and Rowan become, the more they cling to each other—and their destructive patterns. Ultimately, the girls will have to choose: their recovery or their relationship.

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Tour Schedule

Blog Schedule

August 30th
The Book Dutchesses – Promo Post
BookMeSomeTime – Review
Jessicareadstoomuch – Review & Top 5 Reasons to Read Before We Were Blue

August 31st
GivernyReads – Review & Top 5 Reasons to Read Before We Were Blue
Reading with Teresa – Review

September 1st
Nine Bookish Lives – Promo Post
Simply It’s Blue – Review & Mood Board

September 2nd
Rae’s Reading Lounge – Review & Favourite Quotes
The Written Journey – Review & Playlist

September 3rd
Inking & Thinking – Top 5 Reasons to Read Before We Were Blue & 15 Reactions While Reading Before We Were Blue
Rajiv’s Reviews – Review

September 4th
The Human Curveball – Review
The Lady with Books – Review & Playlist

September 5th
Stuck in Fiction – Promo Post
Stuck in the Stacks – Review
Books With Michelle – Review & Favourite Quotes

Instagram Schedule

August 30th
thebookdutchesses – Blogger’s Choice
bookmesometime – Blogger’s Choice
itsjessica.readstoomuch – Blogger’s Choice

August 31st
giverny.reads – Blogger’s Choice
readresa – Blogger’s Choice

September 1st
tbrandbeyond – Promo Post
jypsylynn – Review
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice

September 2nd
chaibooksandthemoon – Top 5 Reasons to Read Before We Were Blue
luna_reads_ – Journal Spread
thewrittenjourney_ – Blogger’s Choice

September 3rd
hoardingBooks.herdingCats – Review & Favourite Quotes
tinybooknest – Mood Board & Top 5 Reasons to Read Before We Were Blue
rajivsreviews – Blogger’s Choice

September 4th
wild.legends – Book Look & Top 5 Reasons to Read Before We Were Blue
theladywithbooks_ – Blogger’s Choice

September 5th
stuck.in.the.stacks – Blogger’s Choice
bookswithmichelle – Blogger’s Choice

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