Tis the Year: Who Made the List? is a series with three categories that will be held each year in December, one day a week. The three categories are: Best Female and Male Character, Outstanding Author, and Book of the Year. This series gives you a chance to look back at all the books you have read within the year and share the characters, authors, and books that have stood out to you and warmed your heart the most..
To participate, all you have to do is share one book, one male and female character, and one author one day a week for three weeks.
Tis the Year: Book of the Year is a meme that gives you the opportunity to share your favorite book you have read this year. Just pick one book and share some of the things you found interesting about the book.
**My book of the year is Chasing Nikki (Chasing Nikki #1)!
This novel is written by Lacey Weatherford and it has really left an impact on me this year! It is one of the most real and awe-inspiring books I have ever read before, and is definitely on top of my favorites list.
Synopsis: Chase Walker used to be a good kid-charming, athletic, and with a bright future ahead, but that was before travesty struck his life, sinking him into deep despair. Caught up in a world of drugs and alcohol, he doesn’t notice time slipping away until he’s arrested for underage drinking one night. Fed up with watching her son destroy his life, Chase’s mom relocates him to live in a small ranching community with his ex-military grandfather. Chase is far from happy about the situation until he meets, Nikki, the cute cheerleader who won’t give football players like him the time of day. Chase enjoys a good challenge though and sets out to claim Nikki for his own. He soon discovers she’s more than a pretty face-she’s a balm to his troubled spirit also. But when tragedy strikes Nikki’s life too, suddenly Chase finds himself put to the ultimate test. Can he trust Nikki, and all that she’s taught him? Will it be enough?
Oh my gosh! I don’t know how to describe this book! You really just have to read it because I cannot put my feelings or thoughts into words! It’s an amazing read and I am so happy I found this book this year!
Here is my review of Chasing Nikki (Chasing Nikki #1).
If you love books that deal with real life issues and are emotional then this is the book for you! There are three books in the series. I’ve only read book one, but I have book two and I cannot wait to read it!
About the Author:
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Lacey Weatherford was born in Ft. Meade Maryland while her father was serving in the military. She has been a life long resident of Arizona, spending most of her time growing up in the small rural town of Clay Springs.
It was while she was attending the small country school in Clay Springs, that she read her first “big” book at the age of eight. It was a Nancy Drew novel and Lacey was instantly hooked. She read every book that she could find in the series and decided that she wanted to write stories too.
Lacey spent a lot of time at the library from that time forward, even volunteering in her later teen years and early twenties. She would don a crazy clown outfit for the Friends of the Library fundraisers in an effort to help get the new town library built.
When she and her husband moved away from the area, Lacey took the opportunity to take some creative writing classes at the local college to help further along her interests. Several years later, they were blessed with the opportunity to move back to Clay Springs with their family. The town had finally succeeded in building their library and Lacey had the opportunity to be President of the Friends of the Library for a very short time, before relocating.
Lacey and her family still live in the White Mountains of Arizona, where she continues to write young adult novels that have a fantasy/fairytale or paranormal bent to them, as well as being sure to include a great romantic storyline!
Click here to go to Lacey Weatherford’s website! 🙂
Happy Reading and Merry Christmas,