Welcome to the book blitz for A Bucket Full of Awesome, a contemporary young adult contemporary romance by Zainab T. Khan. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.
About the Book
Title: A Bucket Full of Awesome
Author: Zainab T. Khan
Release Date: February 14, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | CreateSpace
“You know, Blake, even though we all know that cancer is a heartless dragon who wants to take everything and everyone into its fiery pit, we still fight with it. We still hope. And we clash again and again with its fire, and even though we get burned, we don’t accept defeat. Humans are the most fragile yet the strongest beings on earth.”
“And they are the most stubborn.”
I laughed, “Right. They are stubborn.”
Summer Wallace is a wild, crazy girl who simply couldn’t care less about her appearance. She strongly believe in the saying, “You Only Live Once”, in teenage subculture also known as YOLO. She plays basketball like her life depends on it. Well, it sort of does, she loses one game and there’s a dent in her ego, not a small one either.
Meet Blake Walker, her best friend and her partner-in-crime. Although he is just like his childhood best friend in acting-like-a-kid department, he can be a bit saner than her. Though, at times, he can be crazier than her. But a day changes both of their lives which leads Summer to make a bucket list and complete it before her whole life takes a 180 degree. Whereas, Blake is determined to keep her as long as he can. And he is perfect for the job. After all, he knows her more than anyone else. And they have no room for regrets. As Summer Wallace says, “There shouldn’t be any space for regrets in our beautiful lives.”
“You’re not going home?” I asked, squinting in the darkness.
“I’m hurt, Wallace. Did you seriously expect me to leave you in your hellhole, all alone? I’m staying here, so rest assured. And go to sleep.”
“Go home. You won’t be able to sleep here. You’re used to your bed. Come on, leave. I’ll be fine.” I said.
“It’s fine.” He muttered gruffly. I didn’t reply to him then. Instead I listened to the whoosh of the couch every time he tossed and turned. And I knew then, that no matter what I say, he won’t leave. So I offered him the alternative.
“Blake. Come in here. We’ll sleep together. It is a large bed.” I scooted over and patted the place next to me.
“Blake.” I warned. Finally I felt his presence.
“Happy, Your Highness?” He said as he turned to look at me.
“What’s with the 19th century speech?” I said.
“I don’t know.” He shrugged.
After a long pause I said, “Do you know what’s awesomeness?”
“Summer Wallace?” He guessed helpfully.
“Excellent guess, but you’re wrong. Awesome is just a mere adjective to describe her.”
“Oh right? Then you tell me, what’s awesomeness?”
“Ice cream. A tub of ice cream equals to awesomeness. So if I have different tubs of ice cream in my Bucket list, then my bucket list is awesome. This makes it a bucket full of awesome. Wow. Now tell me, aren’t you lucky that you get to be part of ‘a bucket full of awesome’?”
“Oh I’m very lucky. Now go to sleep. Goodnight.” And then we both were in our own little worlds. Even though our arms were touching, we were still somewhere else. Somewhere that can be our wishful thinking or our worst nightmare. Yet we were still absorbed in that. So deeply that we didn’t even realise when our hands moved on their accord and intertwined themselves. Just like the day we had our first stroll in the park together, when we were just two happy souls who found each other and made themselves each other’s playmate.
About the Author
I’m Zainab, a 16-year old faux writer. You can say that I’m more of a reader than a writer. Meg Cabot would be my favorite young adult author. The forty rules of love by Elif Shafak and Making faces by Amy Harmon would be my all-time favorite books. Favorite fictional boyfriends would be Jesse de Silva, Maxon Schreave, Adrian Ivashkov and Flynn Ryder.
Update (14/07/15): David ‘Tag’ Taggert replaces all the four guys. Okay, not replaces but he is definitely my dream guy.
Now back to real life, I’m a student in high school and English and Culinary Arts are my favorite courses. It was due to Once Upon a Time the TV show that I stumbled upon the art and the magic of writing. Somehow, among all this, I ended up a publishing a book. I’m working on a new book currently, hoping to publish it by Fall 2015.
I would like to mention here that English is not my first language, so I request all my readers to excuse me whatever mistakes and errors I make in my writing, though I try to give you the very best version.
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