Good morning and happy Monday! I am super excited to be a part of Jessica Brody’s A Week of Mondays Blog Tour today. A Week of Mondays will be released tomorrow, and you should all go and get a copy. I am a big fan of Jessica’s and can’t wait to dive into this one! As a part of the tour today, Jessica will be popping by today to share with us one of seven concept boards that she created for the tour that were inspired by the personas the Ellie tries on. Keep reading to see the board and learn more about the book from Jessica herself. :)
If you could relive the same day over and over again, what would you do? What would you change? Would you change yourself?
As I started writing A WEEK OF MONDAYS, I knew I wanted this to be a reinvention story. I wanted Ellie to essentially re-create herself every single day in order to figure out who she really is by the end. Because that’s what we do, isn’t it? We try on different personas. We post different kinds of pictures on Instagram. We reinvent ourselves over and over in hopes of finding our true identity.
The key to Ellie’s reinvention, when it came to this novel, was her 7 different looks for the 7 different Mondays. Each day she tries on a different version of herself. Fortunately, for this piece of the story, I had help. My little sister, Terra Brody, is an assistant costume designer in Los Angeles. She’s worked on hit TV shows such as Pretty Little Liars, Scandal, and Shameless. For each Monday, I gave her “character notes” for the role Ellie was trying to play and she helped me put together a concept board to represent the “look” for that day. She does similar boards for when she’s costuming a character in a TV show.
As part of the A WEEK OF MONDAYS blog tour, I’ll be sharing 6 of the 7 concept boards that we created for the book, as well as the final “looks” we put together for each Monday.
The 7th board is a secret…as is Ellie’s true identity. (Until you read the book, anyway.) ☺
Here is the concept board for the Sixth Monday.
Character Notes: Ellie has reached a pit of despair. She’s stuck in this nightmare of a Monday forever. There’s no hope. She stays in her pajamas all day, staring at the clock.
See the rest of Ellie’s ‘looks’ here!
Title: A Week of Mondays
Author: Jessica Brody
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository
When I made the wish, I just wanted a do-over. Another chance to make things right. I never, in a million years, thought it might actually come true…
As far as Mondays go, it doesn’t get much worse than this. And Ellie is positive that if she could just do it all over again, she would get it right. So when she wakes up the next morning to find she’s reliving the exact same day, she knows what she has to do: stop her boyfriend from breaking up with her. But it seems no matter how many do-overs she gets or how hard Ellie tries to repair her relationship, Tristan always seems bent set on ending it.
Will Ellie ever figure out how to fix this broken day? Or will she be stuck in this nightmare of a Monday forever?
From the author 52 Reasons to Hate My Father and The Unremembered trilogy comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about second (and third and fourth and fifth) chances. Because sometimes it takes a whole week of Mondays to figure out what you really want.
I love this look because it’s really what I want to wear most days. Many thanks to Jessica and Macmillan/Fierce Reads for inviting us to be a part of this tour. Please check out A Week of Mondays tomorrow and be sure to check Jessica’s website to see where she will be touring over the next couple of months. I hope your Monday is going swimmingly!