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#ARCstravaganza: In Some Other Life

Hi, everybody! Ready for another #ARCstravaganza post? I am! For those of you who haven’t heard of #ARCstravaganza yet, here’s a little more detail on it:

#ARCstravaganza is a weekly meme hosted by YA and Wine to give book bloggers/bookstagrammers a chance to show off their ARCs/eARCs that they are most excited about! Remember to comment on their weekly posts with a link to your own #ARCstravaganza blog post, or post a picture on Instagram using the #ARCstravaganza hashtag, and you will be entered to win an ARC copy of an upcoming YA novel! One winner will be chosen at random each month.

Today’s ARC is actually one that I’m currently reading and loving at the moment! It’s In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody. I like the idea behind it and the fact that I can really relate to Kennedy. Hope I like it even more as I continue! 🙂

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Summary

Kennedy Rhodes turns down an acceptance to an elite private school, instead choosing to stay at her high school and jump at the opportunity to date the boy of her dreams. Three years later, Kennedy walks in on that same boyfriend cheating with her best friend—and wishes she had made a different choice. But when Kennedy hits her head and wakes up in the version of her life where she chose to attend the private school, she finds that maybe it’s not as perfect of a world as she once thought.

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Have any ARCs you’re excited to read? Feel free to gush about them in the Comments Section below! 🙂 Take care, everyone!

–  Sumaya

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#ARCstravaganza: Top Ten

Hey, wonderful readers! It’s time for another #ARCstravaganza post! Here are a few details about the meme for those of you who are unfamiliar with it:

#ARCstravaganza is a weekly meme hosted by YA and Wine to give book bloggers/bookstagrammers a chance to show off their ARCs/eARCs that they are most excited about! Remember to comment on their weekly posts with a link to your own #ARCstravaganza blog post, or post a picture on Instagram using the #ARCstravaganza hashtag, and you will be entered to win an ARC copy of an upcoming YA novel! One winner will be chosen at random each month.

Today, the ARC of the hour is Top Ten by Katie Cotugno! I liked her last novel, and by the looks of this blurb (reminding me of Elizabeth Eulberg’s Better Off Friends), I think I’ll enjoy this one, too! Here’s to hoping! 😉

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Summary

Ryan McCullough and Gabby Hart are the unlikeliest of friends. Introverted, anxious Gabby would rather do literally anything than go to a party. Ryan is a star hockey player who can get any girl he wants—and does, frequently. But against all odds, they became not only friends, but each other’s favorite person. Now, as they face high school graduation, they can’t help but take a moment to reminisce and, in their signature tradition, make a top ten list—counting down the top ten moments of their friendship:

10. Where to begin? Maybe the night we met.
9. Then there was our awkward phase.
8. When you were in love with me but never told me…
7. Those five months we stopped talking were the hardest of my life.
6. Through terrible fights…
5. And emotional makeups.
4. You were there for me when I got my heart broken.
3. …but at times, you were also the one breaking it.
2. Above all, you helped me make sense of the world.
1. Now, as we head off to college—how am I possibly going to live without you?

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Have you read any of Katie Cotugno’s novels? And if so, are you excited to read Top Ten as well? Let me know in the Comments Section below along with any other ARCs you have and can’t wait to read! Take care, everyone!

–  Sumaya

#ARCstravaganza: The Innocence Treatment

Hello again, lovely readers! I’m back with another #ARCstravaganza! For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, here’s how it works:

#ARCstravaganza is a weekly meme hosted by YA and Wine to give book bloggers/bookstagrammers a chance to show off their ARCs/eARCs that they are most excited about! Remember to comment on their weekly posts with a link to your own #ARCstravaganza blog post, or post a picture on Instagram using the #ARCstravaganza hashtag, and you will be entered to win an ARC copy of an upcoming YA novel! One winner will be chosen at random each month.

The ARC under the spotlight this week is The Innocence Treatment by Ari Goelman. Not only is it written in a series of documents, but it’s also a thriller and I really want to get into a thriller! 🙂

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Summary

You may believe the government protects you, but only one girl knows how they use you.

Lauren has a disorder that makes her believe everything her friends tell her–and she believes everyone is her friend. Her innocence puts her at constant risk, so when she gets the opportunity to have an operation to correct her condition, she seizes it. But after the surgery, Lauren is changed. Is she a paranoid lunatic with violent tendencies? Or a clear-eyed observer of the world who does what needs to be done?

Told in journal entries and therapy session transcripts, The Innocence Treatment is a collection of Lauren’s papers, annotated by her sister long after the events of the novel. A compelling YA debut thriller that is part speculative fiction and part shocking tell-all of genetic engineering and government secrets, Lauren’s story is ultimately an electrifying, propulsive, and spine-tingling read.

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Well, that’s a wrap for this week’s #ARCstravaganza! Are there any ARCs you’re ready to read at the moment? Let me know in the Comments Section below, along with any #ARCstravaganza links you might have! Have a wonderful day, everyone!

–  Sumaya

 

#ARCstravaganza: When I Cast Your Shadow

Hey there, everybody! It’s time for another #ARCstravaganza post, hosted by the wonderful YA and Wine! If you’re unfamiliar with this feature, here’s a little synopsis for you:

#ARCstravaganza is a weekly meme hosted by YA and Wine to give book bloggers/bookstagrammers a chance to show off their ARCs/eARCs that they are most excited about! Remember to comment on their weekly posts with a link to your own #ARCstravaganza blog post, or post a picture on Instagram using the #ARCstravaganza hashtag, and you will be entered to win an ARC copy of an upcoming YA novel! One winner will be chosen at random each month.

Today’s ARC of interest is When I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter. I’ll admit, I wanted to read this book to see if I could broaden my horizons and read different genres. It seems like it has potential! 😉

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Summary

A teenage girl calls her beloved older brother back from the grave with disastrous consequences.

Dashiell Bohnacker was hell on his family while he was alive. But it’s even worse now that he’s dead….

After her troubled older brother, Dashiell, dies of an overdose, sixteen-year-old Ruby is overcome by grief and longing. What she doesn’t know is that Dashiell’s ghost is using her nightly dreams of him as a way to possess her body and to persuade her twin brother, Everett, to submit to possession as well.

Dashiell tells Everett that he’s returned from the Land of the Dead to tie up loose ends, but he’s actually on the run from forces crueler and more powerful than anything the Bohnacker twins have ever imagined….

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Have you heard of this book before today? If so, what are your initial thoughts on it? Intrigued? Unimpressed? And what other ARCs are you excited for at the moment? Let me know in the Comments Section below!

–  Sumaya

#ARCstravaganza: Moxie

Hey, everyone! With Monday comes another #ARCstravaganza! For those of you who don’t know, here’s a little more info on #ARCstravaganza:

#ARCstravaganza is a weekly meme hosted by YA and Wine to give book bloggers/bookstagrammers a chance to show off their ARCs/eARCs that they are most excited about! Remember to comment on their weekly posts with a link to your own #ARCstravaganza blog post, or post a picture on Instagram using the #ARCstravaganza hashtag, and you will be entered to win an ARC copy of an upcoming YA novel! One winner will be chosen at random each month.

The ARC I’m really eager to talk about this week is Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu. When I first heard about it on NetGalley, I knew I wanted to read it! Luckily, it was available for request via Raincoast! Thank you to the lovely people at Raincoast Books! 🙂

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Summary

An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Matheiu, author of The Truth About Alice.

MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv’s mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!

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Has anyone else heard of Moxie yet? If you’re excited for this book, or any other ARCs, feel free to let me know in the Comments Section below! Thanks for reading, everybody!

–  Sumaya

#ARCstravaganza: As You Wish

Hi, fellow bloggers and lovely readers! I’m back with a weekly post of #ARCstravaganza! Here’s a little more on #ARCstravaganza for those of you who are unfamiliar with it:

#ARCstravaganza is a weekly meme hosted by YA and Wine to give book bloggers/bookstagrammers a chance to show off their ARCs/eARCs that they are most excited about! Remember to comment on their weekly posts with a link to your own #ARCstravaganza blog post, or post a picture on Instagram using the #ARCstravaganza hashtag, and you will be entered to win an ARC copy of an upcoming YA novel! One winner will be chosen at random each month.

Today’s ARC of the week is As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti. I got it from NetGalley a while ago, and have been eager to read it since I first heard about it. The premise just makes it sounds super interesting! Plus, I think I have a thing for contemporary books with a little bit of paranormal mixed in. 😉

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Summary

What if you could ask for anything- and get it?

In the sandy Mojave Desert, Madison is a small town on the road between nothing and nowhere. But Eldon wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, because in Madison, everyone gets one wish—and that wish always comes true.

Some people wish for money, some people wish for love, but Eldon has seen how wishes have broken the people around him. And with the lives of his family and friends in chaos, he’s left with more questions than answers. Can he make their lives better? How can he be happy if the people around him aren’t? And what hope is there for any of them if happiness isn’t an achievable dream? Doubts build, leading Eldon to a more outlandish and scary thought: maybe you can’t wish for happiness…maybe, just maybe, you have to make it for yourself.

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Are there any ARCs that you’re excited to read this week (or in general)? Let me know in the Comments Section below, as well as any other thoughts or questions you might have about this week’s #ARCstravaganza! Have a nice day, everyone!

–  Sumaya

#ARCstravaganza: Kat and Meg Conquer the World

Hi again! Time has flown by since my last #ARCstravaganza and I can’t believe it’s time for another one! For those of you who don’t know, here’s what #ARCstravaganza is:

#ARCstravaganza is a weekly meme hosted by YA and Wine to give book bloggers/bookstagrammers a chance to show off their ARCs/eARCs that they are most excited about! Remember to comment on their weekly posts with a link to your own #ARCstravaganza blog post, or post a picture on Instagram using the #ARCstravaganza hashtag, and you will be entered to win an ARC copy of an upcoming YA novel! One winner will be chosen at random each month.

The ARC I’m eager to share today is Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza! Funny thing is that it came today, although I was anticipating it later on in the week! Yay, book mail! Anyways, the main reason I wanted to read this book was for the femship that’s bound to develop between Kat and Meg. I’m always on the search for some great femship novels! 😉

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Summary

Kat and Meg couldn’t be more different. Kat’s anxiety makes it hard for her to talk to people. Meg hates being alone, but her ADHD keeps pushing people away. But when the two girls are thrown together for a year-long science project, they discover they do have one thing in common: They’re both obsessed with the same online gaming star and his hilarious videos.

It might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship—if they don’t kill each other first.

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Have you already heard of Kat and Meg Conquer the World or is this the first time? And do you all have any ARCs that you’re anticipating? Let me know in the Comments Section below! Take care, everyone! And keep reading!

–  Sumaya

#ARCstravaganza: I See London, I See France

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another #ARCstravaganza, hosted by the lovely ladies at YA and Wine. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, here’s how it works:

#ARCstravaganza is a weekly meme hosted by YA and Wine to give book bloggers/bookstagrammers a chance to show off their ARCs/eARCs that they are most excited about! Remember to comment on their weekly posts with a link to your own #ARCstravaganza blog post, or post a picture on Instagram using the #ARCstravaganza hashtag, and you will be entered to win an ARC copy of an upcoming YA novel! One winner will be chosen at random each month.

Ironically, I’m actually reading an ARC at the moment, which I’m kind of excited about. It’s called I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski. As soon as I heard that Sarah Mlynowski was writing this book, I knew I couldn’t wait to read it! It’s got a lot of things I like, such as friendships and traveling! So far it’s good, with a few bumps here and there.

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Summary

I see London, I see France
I see Sydney’s underpants.

Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend, Leela. Their plans include Eiffel-Tower selfies, eating cocco gelato, and making out with très hot strangers. Her plans do not include Leela’s cheating ex-boyfriend showing up on the flight to London, falling for the cheating ex-boyfriend’s très hot friend, monitoring her mother’s spiraling mental health via texts, or feeling like the rope in a friendship tug-of-war.

In this hilarious and unforgettable adventure, New York Timesbestselling author Sarah Mlynowski tells the story of a girl learning to navigate secret romances, thorny relationships, and the London Tube. As Sydney zigzags through Amsterdam, Switzerland, Italy, and France, she must learn when to hold on, when to keep moving, and when to jump into the Riviera… wearing only her polka dot underpants.

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What ARCs are you all excited for? Let me know in the Comments Section below! Have a nice day, everyone. 😉

–  Sumaya

#ARCstravaganza: Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Hi, everyone! I just saw this meme on YA and Wine and loved the idea of it, so I thought,”Why not participate?” Here’s how it works:

#ARCstravaganza is a weekly meme hosted by YA and Wine to give book bloggers/bookstagrammers a chance to show off their ARCs/eARCs that they are most excited about! Remember to comment on their weekly posts with a link to your own #ARCstravaganza blog post, or post a picture on Instagram using the #ARCstravaganza hashtag, and you will be entered to win an ARC copy of an upcoming YA novel! One winner will be chosen at random each month.

The first book I could think of when writing this post was Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust. Even though it’s a Snow White retelling and I’ve read a lot of those, I’m really excited for this one because I feel like it’s doing something special in exploring the relationship between the stepmother and stepdaughter. I always admire fairy retellings when they change the fairytale for the better! 🙂

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Blurb

At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.

Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.

Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything—unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.

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Have you already heard about Girls Made of Snow and Glass and are as excited about it as I am? Also, what other ARCs are you really excited to read at the moment? Feel free to share in the Comments Section below, as well as any #ARCstravangza posts you’ve already posted, if you plan on participating! Thanks for reading! 😉

–  Sumaya

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