Saturday, September 5, 2015

Leading Lines Blog Tour: Kickoff, Review and Giveaway!!!

Hey Everyone!!! I'm so excited to be kicking off the Leading Lines Blog Tour in celebration of the third novel, Leading Lines, in the Pippa Greene series. And I think we can all agree, this series just gets better with each book! Share your love for Pippa on Twitter! #PippaGreene

Leading Lines
by: Chantel Guertin
Now Available!!!
Publisher: ECW Press
Source: ARC received from publisher
Order your copy here.
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
After two drama-filled weeks in Manhattan, Pippa Greene is back. Despite a romantic reunion with boyfriend Dylan, she can’t seem to shake the emotional aftermath of New York. As she navigates parental drama at home and her charged dynamic with Ben Baxter at school, Pippa finds that Dylan is more wrapped up in his post-high-school life of bands, shows, and new friends than in their relationship. Will it survive?

Written with the same humour and heart that made Chantel Guertin’s first two Pippa Greene novels instant favourites, Leading Lines offers a fresh and charming perspective on friendships, family, and first love.

My Thoughts:

This series gets better with each instalment!

I loved Leading Lines and firmly believe that fans of contemporary YA will love this series, just put aside everything for one afternoon and binge on the wonderful world of Pippa Greene.

There is a lot of growth and maturity in Pippa's voice in Leading Lines. She's faced with many personal problems and is forced to grow up and stand up for what she believes is right.  I think there is also tremendous growth with the relationship she shares with her mom after discovering a major secret in Depth of Field, although she spends a good portion of the book refusing to open up to her mother.

It's a good thing she has such a solid friendship with her bestie. It is so refreshing to read a YA book where there's no drama between the protagonist and her friends.

Fans of Dylan will have to take some deep breaths before diving into this one. Pippa and Dylan are starting to grow apart as is the case with many high school relationships, and I really liked that Pippa refused to compromise herself for a relationship, it was very mature and a great model for young adult girls experiencing the same circumstances.

I am growing to like Ben with each instalment, but I must admit I'm still rooting for Dylan to shine through. He's been through a lot in his young life, and I think he's just feeling a little lost in figuring out his own identity. Although I don't think that that's an excuse for the way he treats Pippa in a few scenes, there's a maturity he needs to reach himself still but still PIPPA+DYLANForTheWin :).

The ending has left me wanting more. I can't wait for book 4 and to see where Pippa goes next and whom she decides will be her partner on that journey!

Happy Reading!!!
About Chantel:

Chantel Guertin is an author, beauty expert and magazine editor. Her first novel (written as Chantel Simmons), Stuck in Downward Dog, came out in 2007, and was a Winnipeg Free Press bestseller, a Chatelaine Best Beach Book and Book of the Month, and a Vancouver Sun Editor’s Choice. Her second novel, Love Struck, came out in 2010, and was also a bestseller in Canada.
Chantel is currently the Editor-at-Large of, a monthly digital fashion & beauty magazine & weekly print feature in the Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette & Vancouver Sun, a beauty expert on  The Marilyn Denis Show and faculty at Centennial College in the Book & Magazine publishing program, where she teaches magazine writing and editing courses.
Bio courtesy of Guertin's website.
Connect with Chantel: Author Website | Twitter | FacebookGoodreads
Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter below to win your very own copy of Leading Lines (U.S./Canada residents only)
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Don't forget to check out the other amazing blog stops on the blog tour for more giveaways, reviews, excerpts and more!

September 5: Tour kickoff, Review, and Giveaway, Booking it with Hayley G
September 6: Giveaway, Chapter by Chapter 
September 7: Review, Books Etc
September 8: Review, Read my Breath Away
September 9: Review, One More Page Reviews
September 10: Review, Sukasa Reads
September 11: Guest Post, Dear Teen Me
September 12: Review and Excerpt, Brains Books and Brawn
September 13: Review, Musings of a Writer
September 14: Review, Ramblings of a Daydreamer
September 15: Review and Giveaway, The Book Bratz

Huge thanks to Chantel and ECW Press for allowing me to participate, and kick-off, this blog tour!

Happy Reading!!!


  1. I am a photographer and love the photography theme in these! Thanks!

  2. I'm looking forward to who Pippa chooses (if any). The cliffhanger at the end of Depth of Field had me gasp.