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#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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