The Resolutions by M. Garcia Spotlight & Giveaway

Every New Year’s Eve the question of resolutions comes up. What kind of intentions do we want to set for ourselves as the calendar switches and the slate wipes clean? What if, though, the tables were flipped and our friends were the ones choosing those resolutions instead? Mia Garcia poses that situation for Jess, Ryan, Nora, and Lee, the main characters of her new novel, The Resolutions.

Senior year can be difficult and Jess wants to find security in returning to something comforting, like the tradition of the resolutions her friend group made…with a twist: making them for each other. What kind of trouble or amazing adventures will this kind of idea create?

Most of us can find out 11.13 when The Resolutions releases (preorder links below!) but for one lucky person an ARC and swag pack are up for grabs! 10/18-10/31 I’m hosting a giveaway of the goodies pictured below and a winner will then be selected to receive the prize pack directly from Mia Garcia herself.  Read below for more details.



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Published: 13 November 2018

Publisher: HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

Category: Contemporary/Young Adult/LGBT+

New Years are for fresh starts, but Jess just wants everything to go back to the way it was.

From hiking trips, to four-person birthday parties, to never-ending group texts, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora have always been inseparable—and unstoppable. But now, with senior year on the horizon, they’ve been splintering off and growing apart. And so, as always, Jess makes a plan.

Reinstating their usual tradition of making resolutions together on New Year’s Eve, Jess adds a new twist: instead of making their own resolutions, the four friends assign them for each other—dares like kiss someone you know is wrong for you, show your paintings, learn Spanish, say yes to everything.

But not even the best laid plans can take into account the uncertainties of life. As the year unfolds, Jess, Ryan, Nora, and Lee each test the bonds that hold them together. And amid first loves, heart breaks, and life-changing decisions, beginning again is never as simple as it seems.

About the Author




García was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She moved to New York where she studied creative writing at The New School, worked in publishing, and lived under a pile of to-be-read books. She is the author of Even If the Sky Falls and the upcoming The Resolutions from Katherine Tegen books (an imprint of Harper Collins) coming November 13, 2018.


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One winner will receive an arc of The Resolutions and a swag pack

Open to US entrants only, 10/18-10/31.


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9 thoughts on “The Resolutions by M. Garcia Spotlight & Giveaway

  1. My family makes resolutions every year, and this was no different. But instead of making goals about my weight and exercise, I decided to focus on my mental health. Thus far, I think I am making good on my promise to myself. Though I have not always been perfect and have had ups and downs, I am proud of my progesss. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful book!

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  2. My New Year’s resolutions in the past used to be about losing weight or exercising more, very typical generic resolutions. Now I rarely make them and if/when I do, then I try to be a bit more specific and a lot of times, they will be about taking care of myself better.

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    1. I don’t make them myself much because when I did they tended to peter out fairly quickly. I think I put too much pressure on them. ^^; Maybe I need to re-orchestrate the types of resolutions and make smaller ones?

      Thanks for stopping by and good luck!


    1. I think that’s a common thing, them being difficult to keep. It’s probably because we tend to make them really huge and put too much pressure on ourselves if we don’t keep them. Maybe something small would be good? I think my Goodreads goal is my own version of a resolution, or even a facet of it, like try to read more of a certain kind of book.

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