Happy Friday (almost weekend!!!) and welcome to the Blog Tour for The Do-Over by Jennifer Honeybourn! twirls and dances in happiness that she can be part of the tour
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In The Do-Over, a teenage girl gets the chance to redo her past in this smart and charming YA novel by the author of When Life Gives You Demons, Jennifer Honeybourn.
Emelia has always wanted to fit in with the A crowd. So, when Ben, the hottest guy in school, asks her out, she chooses him over Alistair, her best friend—even after he confesses his feelings to her.
Six months later, Emilia wonders how her life would have been different if she’d chosen Alistair instead. Haunted by her mistake, she finds a magical solution that promises to rectify the past. As a result, everything in her life is different.
Different, but not better.
What happens if her second chance is her only chance to make things right?
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Jennifer Honeybourn works in corporate communications in Vancouver, British Columbia. She’s a fan of British accents, Broadway musicals, and epic, happily-ever-after love stories. If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, she’d have high tea with Walt Disney, JK Rowling, and her nana. She lives with her husband, daughter and cat in a house filled with books. Wesley James Ruined My Life is her first novel.
“You want a reading, darling?” she asks. “Twenty-five bucks for twenty minutes.”
I shake my head. I only brought twenty dollars. I can’t spare the time, even if I did have enough money—I have to find Ben before he strands me here.
“Just looking,” I say. I sift through the bowl of rocks. My eye catches on a stone that looks slightly different from the rest. It’s a translucent yellow with thin gold threads shooting through it, about the size of a walnut. I pick it up. The rock is strangely warm in my hand.
The woman gestures at the stone. “Rutilated quartz. A very powerful crystal,” she says. “Is there’s something that you regret in the past? Something that you wish to change?”
A shiver goes through me. How did she know that?
Probably just a good guess. She must be trained to read body language or something.
“Doesn’t everyone have something in their past that they’d like to change?” I reply.
“Some more than others.” She smiles. “That crystal can help you.”
I stare at her. Wait. Is she suggesting that this stone can change the past? That I could use it to fix things with Alistair and Marisol? Because I don’t believe that anything—least of all a rock—could change Alistair’s mind about me. Our friendship is way beyond repair.
But, then again . . . what if it did help? I glance down at the rock. There’s something hypnotizing about the web of gold threads running through it. And I like the way it feels in my hand. Maybe I shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss the idea . . . I mean, it is kind of weird, the way I found that joker and then stumbled across this tent.
“I should warn you—you want to be very careful with that crystal,” the woman adds. “Change one thing from the past and you change everything about your future.”
My face heats up. This is ridiculous. I can’t believe I’m standing here, actually considering buying a rock in the vain hope that it might work some kind of magic and make Alistair and Marisol forgive me.
But . . . I would do anything to go back and choose Alistair. And while it seems highly unlikely that a rock could actually make that happen, my heart really wants to believe that it’s possible.
“So how does this work, exactly?” I ask.
She leans her elbows on the table. “Put it under your pillow tonight. Before you fall asleep, focus on the thing in your past that you most want to change. In the morning, when you wake up, that particular problem will have resolved itself.”
I lift an eyebrow. “That’s it?” I don’t know what I was expecting, but it seems way too easy. Shouldn’t there be a chant or a ritual sacrifice or something?
“Well, you have to really concentrate,” she says. “And you need to be very careful about what you wish for. So, make sure it’s something that you really, truly want to change. If you pull
one thread in a sweater, then the whole thing can unravel, you see?”
I have to admit, the idea of my sweater unraveling or whatever makes me a bit uneasy. What if, by choosing Alistair instead of Ben, I send my life in a completely unexpected direction?
It doesn’t matter. Whatever my new future holds, having my friends back will be worth it.
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