Playlist—The You I’ve Never Known {+Giveaway}

I’m excited to share a playlist I’ve created based on Ellen Hopkins’s new mixed-genre book, THE YOU I’VE NEVER KNOWN. See below the break for information about the book, my playlist, and the giveaway!


How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? A new novel in both verse and prose from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins.

For as long as she can remember, it’s been just Ariel and Dad. Ariel’s mom disappeared when she was a baby. Dad says home is wherever the two of them are, but Ariel is now seventeen and after years of new apartments, new schools, and new faces, all she wants is to put down some roots. Complicating things are Monica and Gabe, both of whom have stirred a different kind of desire.

Maya’s a teenager who’s run from an abusive mother right into the arms of an older man she thinks she can trust. But now she’s isolated with a baby on the way, and life’s getting more complicated than Maya ever could have imagined.

Ariel and Maya’s lives collide unexpectedly when Ariel’s mother shows up out of the blue with wild accusations: Ariel wasn’t abandoned. Her father kidnapped her fourteen years ago.

What is Ariel supposed to believe? Is it possible Dad’s woven her entire history into a tapestry of lies? How can she choose between the mother she’s been taught to mistrust and the father who has taken care of her all these years?

In bestselling author Ellen Hopkins’s deft hands, Ariel’s emotionally charged journey to find out the truth of who she really is balances beautifully with Maya’s story of loss and redemption. This is a memorable portrait of two young women trying to make sense of their lives and coming face to face with themselves—for both the last and the very first time.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N


Ellen Hopkins is the New York Times bestselling author of CrankBurnedImpulseGlassIdenticalTricksFalloutPerfectTrianglesTilt, and Collateral. She lives in Carson City, Nevada, with her husband and son. Hopkin’s Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest pages get thousands of hits from teens who claim Hopkins is the “only one who understands me”, and she can be visited at

Like most of you here, books are my life. Reading is a passion, but writing is the biggest part of me. Balance is my greatest challenge, as I love my family, friends, animals and home, but also love traveling to meet my readers. Hope I meet many of you soon!

LINKS: Website | Twitter | Tumblr

Playlist: I developed this playlist for THE YOU I’VE NEVER KNOWN based on various poems and passages I read from both Ariel’s and Maya’s points of view. I hope you enjoy!

  1. Sheryl Crow—My Favorite Mistake
  2. Sia—Breathe Me
  3. Garbage—Stupid Girl
  4. Veruca Salt—Loneliness is Worse
  5. Billy Idol—Dancing with Myself
  6. Once Inch Punch—Pretty Piece of Flesh
  7. Gotye—Somebody That I Used To Know
  8. Beth Orton—Thinking About Tomorrow
  9. Norah Jones—What Am I To You
  10. Ingrid Michaelson—Be OK
  11. Rilo Kiley—Portions for Foxes
  12. Rocco DeLuca & The Burden—Colorful
  13. Letters to Cleo—I Want You to Want Me
  14. Corinne Bailey Rae—Put Your Records On
  15. Regina Spektor—Better
  16. The Oh Hellos—I Have Made Mistakes

Like my playlist? Check out these other stops on the blog tour for THE YOU I’VE NEVER KNOWN.

Tour Schedule:

Week 1:

1/23: Such A Novel Idea – Review

1/24: Megnificent Books – Character Closet

1/25: Who R U Blog – Review

1/26: Wandering Bark Books – Playlist

1/27: Reading Is Better With Cupcakes – Review

Week 2:

1/30: The Irish Banana Review – Fast 5

1/31: Actin’ Up With Books – Review

2/1: Red House Books – Top 10

2/2: The Book Return – Review

2/3: Bookiemoki – Q&A


Click HERE to be entered to win one of three copies of THE YOU I’VE NEVER KNOWN.


3 thoughts on “Playlist—The You I’ve Never Known {+Giveaway}

  1. As I’ve read about this author’s works before, this book continues to show that her books are emotional, raw, and deal with the difficult issues without shying away from anything. Can’t wait to start reading a new (for me) author’s work.

  2. Pingback: The You I Never Ellen Hopkins-Blog Tour - The Book return...

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