First & Then Blog Tour & Giveaway | Sizzle Factor: Best Romance

Welcome to my blog tour post for First & Then by Emma Mills! The second I saw the option for this blog tour, I knew I had to be a part of it! We're talking high school superlatives right here, and I freaking love the idea of superlatives. My friends in high school voted my the unofficial superlative of "most likely to never return to New Jersey" because they knew how much I hated it there. For my on-campus job as a tour guide, I am "most likely to die on tour." The struggle is real.

Anyway, after seeing what this tour was all about, I knew I could not pass this opportunity up! My superlative is Sizzle Factor: Best Romance. *fans self* If there's one thing we all know, this girl loves herself a good romance. Upon much thought, I have a few recommendations of favorite romances that I've brought up in conversation with some friends recently, but before we get to that I want to share with you more about the book and Emma's top 5 favorite romances!

My review for this book will go live in early October!

Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co (BYR)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Pages: 272
Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon's cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn't want them first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life.

Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights in this contemporary novel about falling in love with the unexpected boy, with a new brother, and with yourself.

Emma's Top 5 Romances

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
It's no secret, this is one of my favorite romances ever. Passion, misunderstandings, sparks--the original will-they-or-won't-they!

2. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Is there anything more romantic than first love? And this one has such poignancy.

3. The Next Together by Lauren James
This is a classic in the making! A Regency, war-time, sci-fi, and epistolary romance, all rolled up into one book!

4. A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
Lucy Honeychurch is such a lovely, complex, well-developed character, and I'm so glad she ends up with someone who is worthy of her.

5. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
This one has everything--action, revenge, loss, humor, and of course love!

My Current Top 2 Romances

Because I am taking a Shakespeare class right now, we've been talking a lot about romance, and I have realized that I am in a moment of loving the quirky romances where characters are strange and unique and perfect all at once because they love each other despite what a lot of other people would deem their defining character flaws. And this is why I have chosen the following 2 romances...also because I have forced each on at least five different people since school has started back up.

Behold, my quirky sizzle factor:

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

All the beautiful and romantic squee-worthy quirk you will ever need!


Macmillan is awesome enough to be offering up one hardcover of First & Then by Emma Mills to a winner in the US!
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Meet The Other Blogs on Tour 

There are so many of us on tour, so check out this awesome tour banner below so you can visit the past and future stops on this superlatives blog tour! You may have to zoom in or enlarge it, my computer is acting up and for that I apologize!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I'll Give You The Sun is an EXCELLENT choice!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

    (But Jonah is mine.)
    I love that Emma chose A Room with a View. That is one of my favorite romances!