Book Tour: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

Publication: April 21st 2015 by Balzer + Bray
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Purchase at: Amazon, Indiebound, Book Depository 
Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.

Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.


1. I wrote first draft of 99 DAYS in 99 days—but it took way longer than that to revise it.
2. 99 DAYS is an homage to two of my favorite summer movies-- Dirty Dancing and Mystic Pizza—which is why Molly works at a resort and the Donnellys own a pizza place.
3. The book originally had a very different—and very convoluted—ending involving a speedboat.
4. I can't take any credit for it at all, but the hardcover of 99 DAYS is super beautiful. It's worth buying for the endpapers alone.
5. There's a very minor character in this book named Alex who I don't even think has a speaking part, but I'm a little bit obsessed with him. I might write his story next.

Katie Cotugno went to Catholic school for thirteen years which makes her, as an adult, both extremely superstitious and prone to crushes on boys wearing blazers. She routinely finds herself talking about the romantic endeavors of characters on TV shows as if they actually exist in the world.

Katie is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in The Broadkill Review, The Apalachee Review, and Argestes, as well as on Her first novel, HOW TO LOVE, is due out from Balzer + Bray on October 1st, 2013.

The great loves of Katie's life include child's pose, her little sister, and mozzarella and honey sandwiches. She lives in Boston (and in sin) with her boyfriend, Tom.

This book tour is organized by the Bookish Diaries Book Tours. Click on the tour banner to see the blog tour schedule.


Let's leave it up to this quote from Emily Brontë: "And from the midst of cheerless gloom I passed to bright unclouded day."

  1. This sounds interesting - I'm wondering how she managed to "wreck" a whole family.

  2. This sounds really unique and suspenseful. I haven't seen many reviews for it though, but once I do, and considering they're all positive, I'm definitely going to get my hands on a copy of this. :) Thanks for sharing Yani! <3

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

    1. I hope you'll read the good sides of this, Zoe so you can have a copy of this! You're welcome. ;)


    1. 99 Days have endpapers? AAAAAHHH!! I cannot wait to see them!!

  4. I have a copy of this book and I honestly can't wait to read this one :) It sounds like it is gonna be such a good book. And I love the fact that it also took 99 days for her to write it!

    1. Yep! I think it's where she got the idea of the title. Haha. I have a copy of this, too. I cannot wait to read your thoughts, Olivia. :)


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