Book Spotlight | 9 Days and 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno

9 Days and 9 NightsTitle: 9 Days and 9 Nights 

Author: Katie Cotugno

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Spring is here so it’s time for me to get obnouxiously excited about all the contemporary releases coming up. To kick of contemporary season I thought I’d highlight a companion/sequel novel coming out in May that I’m kinda excited about!


Molly Barlow isn’t that girl anymore. A business major at her college in Boston, she’s reinvented herself after everything that went down a year ago . . . after all the people she hurt and the family she tore apart.

Slowly, life is getting back to normal. Molly has just said “I love you” to her new boyfriend, Ian, and they are off on a romantic European vacation together, starting with scenic London. But there on a Tube platform, the past catches up to her in the form of Gabe, her ex, traveling on his own parallel vacation with new girlfriend Sadie.

After comparing itineraries, Ian ends up extending an invite for Gabe and Sadie to join them on the next leg of their trip, to Ireland. Sadie, who’s dying to go there, jumps at the prospect. And Molly and Gabe can’t bring themselves to tell the truth about who they once were to each other to their new significant others.

Now Molly has to spend nine days and nine nights with the boy she once loved, the boy whose heart she shredded, without Ian knowing. Will she make it through as new, improved Molly, or will everything that happened between her and Gabe come rushing back?

Why I’m Excited

Katie Cotugno’s books have the cutest covers. I love the polaroid, photo-collage style. (I actually picked up 99 Days at the library becasue it had a cute cover.)

While I wasn’t head-over-heels in love with 99 Days, I did enjoy it, and I’m actualy really integued to see what happens between Molly and Gabe now that they’re a year older and removed from their town on their own.

I find that Kate Cotugno’s characters are complex, flawed, and make mistakes – which makes they all feel incredibly human and real. So even if I disagree with their actions, they never feel cartoon. It’s all incredibly genuine, which I greatly appreciate.

There will be many more contemporary spotlights coming up over the next couple of months, so don’t worry. Which summer contemporary are you looking forward to the most? HAve you read 99 Days? What did you think? Share below!


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