Hello, dear friends! Today, I’ve got a very lovely feature for an upcoming book by your favorite contemporary author, Sarah Dessen! ONCE AND FOR ALL hits shelves on June 6th (less than a week!!) and if you haven’t already placed your pre-order, there’s still time to hop on that.

I mean, you could win a trip for two to Emerald Isle, the beachside town that inspires the setting in Sarah’s books! All entrants will receive a ONCE AND FOR ALL inspired pocket planner, too. (If you preorder you must head HERE and upload a photo of your receipt to enter.)

I’ve got a little giveaway for you, too! #SayYestoTheDress! But first, here’s a little more on the book:


Louna has spent her high school years working at her mother’s successful wedding planning business. She’s seen every sort of wedding: big and lavish, small and intimate, at country clubs or on the beach. She’s dealt with every crisis that can bedevil a wedding—as well as scene-stealing bridesmaids, controlling grooms, bossy mothers-of-the-bride, and even the occasional AWOL bride. Her view of the non-everlasting nature of love has been colored by the cynicism of her mother, who enjoys laying odds on how long each marriage will last. And Louna’s own experience has made her wary: her blissful first love, seen in intermittent flashbacks, ended in tragic loss.

When handsome, charming, scatterbrained Ambrose comes to work for her mother, Louna is indignant at the number of women he juggles; he is appalled by her refusal to socialize at all. They make a bet: Louna will go on a series of dates while Ambrose will attempt a long-term relationship with one woman. But in the end, it is Ambrose himself that Louna falls for—exactly what Ambrose intended!

Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humor, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.

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About the Author

Sarah Dessen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels for teens, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association. Sarah lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at sarahdessen.com.


Sarah will be on tour! Here’s her full schedule. Get your books signed and your photos snapped.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) copies of Once and for All by Sarah Dessen (ARV: $19.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on May 29, 2017 and 12:00 AM on June 26, 2017. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about June 30, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

June 12, 2017



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    Amanda @ Vivalabooks

    May 31, 2017

    Gosh it’s so hard to pick when I’ve read almost all her books. I think maybe This Lullaby or The Truth About Forever might be my favorites. I’ve haven’t read one of her books in a while, but I keep on hearing great things about the book and it sounds like the perfect summer read!

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    Christina N

    May 31, 2017

    Can’t wait to read Once and For All! It looks so good.

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    May 31, 2017

    My fav Sarah Dessen is Just Listen. I listened to it on audiobook about 6 years ago and it just stuck with m.

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    Carina Olsen

    June 2, 2017

    Eee, I love your photo Hafsah :D SO GORGEOUS. This book looks so so pretty :) Not my genre, but curious about it even so. Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3

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    June 9, 2017

    It’s always so exciting to me when Sarah Dessen comes out with a new book! I’ve read most of hers and I am excited to get to this one to at some point.