Thursday, June 7, 2018

Welcome to the FFBC: Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin-- Blog Tour Playlist & Giveaway!

Tell Me No Lies

by Adele Griffin
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release Date: June 12, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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A riveting novel about secrecy, complicated friendships, and heartbreak, set against the iconic backdrop of the late 1980s.

Lizzy Swift is a senior in high school, emerging from her nerd chrysalis to become a social butterfly. She starts dating popular Matt Ashley, whom she’s been pining for since freshman year. She’s delighted when rebellious new girl Claire Reynolds introduces her to Center City Philadelphia—clubs, street life, and the eye-opening art scene. As Lizzy begins to question her own long-held dreams, the changes in her life mirror the upheaval of a decade marked by a drug epidemic and the AIDS crisis. She’s no longer sure of her Ivy League ambition. While she has a special connection with Matt, something’s missing. And Claire carries around a mysterious sadness and talks about a breakup so bad she changed schools—but she won’t tell the whole story. Lizzy wants Claire to confide in her, even as she keeps her own embarrassing secrets.  

Before too long, the heady thrill of her new life starts to crumble under insecurities and deceptions.  When the truth emerges from the wreckage, will it be too late for Lizzy, Claire, and Matt to save their love and friendships?

Because this 80's book has me like:

I decided to make a playlist to go with this book.  There's pretty much nothing I like more than the nostalgia of my youth-- and even though I was a little tyke in the 80's, I still jammed out to that music.  So I made this playlist for the tour.  It's not full of my favorite jams (to see those you'll have to go HERE), but it is full of MOOD for this book:

TELL ME NO LIES Blog Tour Playlist

Blue Monday- New Order
Don’t You Want Me- The Human League
Where Did Our Love Go?- Soft Cell
Father Figure- George Michaels
Never Tear Us Apart- INXS
It’s a Sin- Pet Shop Boys
One Thing Leads to Another- The Fixx
Sowing the Seeds of Love- Tears for Fears
What Have I Done to Deserve This?- Pet Shop Boys
Electric Blue- ICEHOUSE
Lost in Emotion- Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
U Got the Look- Prince
Your Love- The Outfield
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic- The Police
My Best Friend’s Girl- The Cars

Adele Griffin is the highly acclaimed author of almost thirty books for Young Adult and middle grade readers.

Her works include the National Book Award Finalists Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be, as well as the popular Oodlethunks series for younger readers. The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone was a YALSA Best Book of 2015, an Amazon Best YA Book of the Year, a Booklist Top Ten Arts Books for Youth, a Junior Library Guild selection, a Romantic Times Finalist for Book of the Year, and a School Library Journal Top Fiction pick. Her latest novel Tell Me No Lies is publishing in June 2018 with Algonquin Books.

Adele serves on the Board of Directors of the MacDowell Colony, and is on the advisory board of 826NYC. She lives with her husband, Erich, their two young children, and their dog, Edith, in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. Give Me Some Truth is set in 1980. Eleanor & Park is set in 1986. Love these historical fiction books.

    1. I would have never known that about GIVE ME SOME TRUTH!! The blurb does not tell us this!! I am completely interested in it now though--thanks!

    2. You're welcome. I love helping!

  2. Holy cow! I haven't thought of Lisa Lisa in eons. I loved her back in the day, but my favorite song was Take Me Home.

    1. YES!!! I love Lisa Lisa-- HEAD TO TOE is my jam!!!!!!!

  3. I love this playlist! I'm also an 80s model, and remember INXS, Pet shop boys 😂

    1. RIP Michael Hutchence!! INXS was awesome!!!