We are so thrilled to be kicking off the blog tour for This Impossible Light today!  Author Lily Myers is a slam poetry sensation whose performance of “Shrinking Women” from the 2013 College National Poetry Slam went viral.  Check it out!

Those sighs and snaps are palpable in this video.  Lily’s new book, This Impossible Light, is written entirely in verse and now that you’ve had a taste of her words, explore more about her new book (out tomorrow!) and enter for your chance to win a copy after the jump.


This Impossible Light

Sixteen-year-old Ivy’s world is in flux. Her dad has moved out, her mother is withdrawn, her brother is off at college, and her best friend, Anna, has grown distant. Worst of all, Ivy’s body won t stop expanding. She’s getting taller and curvier, with no end in sight. Even her beloved math class offers no clear solution to the imbalanced equation that has become Ivy s life.
Everything feels off-kilter until a skipped meal leads to a boost in confidence and reminds Ivy that her life is her own. If Ivy can just limit what she eats the way her mother seems to she can stop herself from growing, focus on the upcoming math competition, and reclaim control of her life. But when her disordered eating leads to missed opportunities and a devastating health scare, Ivy realizes that she must weigh her mother’s issues against her own, and discover what it means to be a part of and apart from her family.
Lily Myers (www.lilymyerswrites.com) graduated from Wesleyan University, where she competed on the slam poetry team and won Best Love Poem at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational for her poem “Shrinking Women.” Lily has also written for NEDA’s youth site, Proud2BMe, and their magazine, Making Connections. She lives in Seattle, Washington. You can follow Lily on Twitter @lmyerspoetry.


Follow this Rafflecopter Link to enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) copies of This Impossible Light by Lily Myers (ARV: $17.99 each).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on June 5, 2017 and 12:00 AM on June 12, 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 15, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Guess what? To put it lightly, this was a very difficult task. I have tremendous admiration for Lily being able to put together and entire book in verse after just trying to get a few words together for this post.

Don’t miss all the stops on this tour!
June 5 – YA Wednesdays – Spine Poetry
June 6 – Quiet in the Chaos – Review
June 7 – The Book Wars – Review
June 7 – Bookworm Everlasting – Review & Photograph
June 8 – ButterMyBooks – Book Look
June 9 – The Plot Bunny – Review