Blog Tour + Excerpt + Giveaway: Rebel with a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring

Welcome to our tour stop for Rebel with a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring hosted by Rockstar Blog Tours!

Today we have an excerpt to share with you.  I hope you enjoy it!

Also, don't forge to enter the giveaway at the end!  Good luck! 
Jesobel Jones is bold and brash, the daughter of a hand model and a washed-up rock star. Jess sees no need to apologize for her rambling house, her imperfect family, her single status … or her weight. Jess is who she is. She makes her own cupcakes and she eats them, too. No regrets.
That is, until Own Clothes Day rolls around at school. Jess and her friends dedicate the requisite hours of planning to their outfits, their hair and their makeup for the one day they are free from school uniforms. But a wardrobe malfunction leaves Jess with a pair of leggings split open at the worst spot, and a mean girl calling her the one thing that’s never bothered her before: fat.
The encounter shakes Jess’s formerly iron-clad confidence, and she starts to wonder if she’s been just a little too comfortable in her own skin. When the boy of her dreams invites her to a party, she must decide whether to try to fit in for the first time in her life, or remain true to herself — whoever that really is. 

Excerpt 300-400 words

“Is he unbelievably out of my league?” I ask.

They look long and hard at each other.

Ouch. These are good friends. Hannah starts slowly. “His last girlfriend was ... a bit different from you.”

I nod. This could be helpful. I don’t know any of this. “So, two things, a) is he single now? and b) how was she different?”

Hannah takes her time on this one. “She was ... high maintenance.” “You mean she was difficult, or she took great care of herself?” 

Izzie chips in here. “I saw them in Starbucks sometimes. She ordered extra hot, skinny macchiatos, easy on the syrup. And then she only drank half. I’d say both.” 

I swallow. I have to say this and I have to hear their answer. “So she’s prettier than me, thinner than me and better dressed than me. And knows when to stop eating.” This is why Hannah held me back. She thought that I’d be making a fool of myself if I showed any interest. Matt’s too hot for a fat girl like me. 

Izzie and Hannah shrug and a painful silence grows. 
Hannah tells me the truth. “Yes, she’s thinner than you. But, Jess, you’ve always said you don’t care about that. You’re pretty, she’s pretty. You don’t care about fashion, really, and she does.” 

“I know what I’ve said,” I say. “But I do care about clothes. I just find them difficult. I mean, shop girls give me the evil eye every time I walk in. And do you want to try going to the back of the store every time, because they put all the smaller sizes up front?” 

Hannah moves toward the little stove. “Time for more hot chocolates, I think.” 
Things are that bad then.

I just wanted to believe that I had a chance with him.

Anna Mainwaring studied English Literature, which led to a career in banking. She left to travel and then to train as a teacher. Anna took part in NaNoWriMo in 2012, and after endless drafts, Rebel with a Cupcake was born. When not writing, Anna can be found walking up hills or in cafés. She lives in Cheshire, England, with her family, including a murderous gold fish called Moriarty.

Week One:
3/26/2018- BookHounds YAInterview
3/27/2018- Mama Reads BlogReview
3/28/2018- Owl Always Be ReadingExcerpt
3/29/2018- laura's bookish cornerReview
3/30/2018- Wonder StruckReview

Week Two:
4/2/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
4/3/2018- Confessions of a YA ReaderReview
4/4/2018- RhythmicBooktrovertReview
4/5/2018- Sincerely Karen JoExcerpt
4/6/2018- Two Points of InterestReview


  1. I've heard great reviews from my friends who have read this already and I can't wait to read it too. the synopsis and cover are so much fun.


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