{Review} I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo

 

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I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Page Length: 336

Publication Date: May 30th, 2017

Publisher: Macmillan

Rating 3.5✨✨✨ out of 5 

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Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Steps to True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.


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{Hope Nation Blog Tour} Review & Interview with Ally Condie and Dr. Rose Brock

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I’m so excited to be a part of the Hope Nation blog tour because I love this book so much! Today, not only will I review Hope Nation but I get the incredible opportunity to interview two of its authors. But first…..


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Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration by Rose Brock, Atia Abawi, Romina Garber, Kate Hart, Brendan Kiely, Alex London, Marie Lu, Julie Murphy, Jason Reynolds, Aisha Saeed, Renee Ahdieh, Angie Thomas, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Nicola Yoon, Jeff Zentner, Libba Bray, Howard Bryant, Ally Carter, Ally Condie, James Dashner, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Gayle Forman

Publication Date: February 4th 2018

Published by Penguin Teen
Genres: Non-Fiction, Young Adult 
Pages: 290
Format: Hardback 
Rating: 5 stars ✨✨✨✨✨


Synopsis from Goodreads:

Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. Featuring Angie Thomas, Marie Lu, James Dashner, Nicola Yoon, David Levithan, Libba Bray, Jason Reynolds, Renée Ahdieh, and many more!

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”–Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all experience moments when we struggle to understand the state of the world, when we feel powerless and–in some cases–even hopeless. The teens of today are the caretakers of tomorrow, and yet it’s difficult for many to find joy or comfort in such a turbulent society. But in trying times, words are power.

Some of today’s most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal nonfiction collection of original essays, poems, and letters, each a first-hand account that ultimately strives to inspire hope.

Like a modern day Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul or Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for TeensHope Nation acknowledges the pain and shines a light on what comes after.

Authors include: Atia Abawi, Renee Ahdieh, Libba Bray, Howard Bryant, Ally Carter, Ally Condie, James Dashner, Christina Diaz Gonzales, Gayle Forman, Romina Garber, I. W. Gregario, Kate Hart, Bendan Kiely, David Levithan, Alex London, Marie Lu, Julie Murphy, Jason Reynolds, Aisha Saeed, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Jeff Zentner, and Nicola Yoon.


 

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13 Minutes Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway!

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I’m so excited to be a part of the blog tour for 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough! I went into this book with absolutely zero expectations since I didn’t want to know anything other than what the synopsis told me about it and ended up absolutely loving it. From the captivating first chapters to the shocking but brilliant ending, I literally couldn’t put it down. 


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Genre: YA Mystery & Thriller
Page Length: 320 
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Source: e-ARC via Flatiron Books
Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling author known for her thrilling twists is back:They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you’re a teenage girl, it’s hard to tell them apart. Natasha doesn’t remember how she ended up in the icy water that night, but she does know this–it wasn’t an accident, and she wasn’t suicidal. Her two closest friends are acting strangely, and Natasha turns to Becca, the best friend she dumped years before when she got popular, to help her figure out what happened. Natasha’s sure that her friends love her. But does that mean they didn’t try to kill her? 13 Minutes is a psychological thriller with a killer twist from the #1 internationally bestselling author Sarah Pinborough.

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{Blog Tour & Giveaway}: Review INVICTUS BY RYAN GRAUDIN

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invictus1INVICTUS by Ryan Graudin

Genre: YA Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure
Page Length: 464 Pages
Publication Date: September 17th, 2017
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Source: Physical ARC via Little Brown Books for Young Readers

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Summary:

Time flies when you’re plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past. 

But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far’s very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.

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{Blog Tour} Light Years by Emily Ziff Griffin ♡ Review & Giveaway!

 

 

cropped-giannas-pictures-april-may-2016-115.jpgHi everyone, it’s been awhile since I’ve participated in a blog tour ( or you know…… written a blog post) but I’m very excited to be getting back into the swing of things (do people even say this anymore or are all of the old movies I watch starting to catch up with me??????) by participating in the Light Years blog tour.


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{Blog Tour} Review & Moodboard If I Fix You by Abigail Johnson

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Genre: YA  Contemporary, Romance
Page Length: 304 Pages
Publication Date: October 25th, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Source: ARC via The Irish Banana Review 

My Rating: 5 stars


Synopsis from Goodreads:

Readers of Sarah Dessen, Cammie McGovern and Morgan Matson will adore this thought-provoking, complex and romantic contemporary novel from debut author Abigail Johnson, about finding the strength to put yourself back together when everything you know has fallen apart.

When sixteen-year-old Jill Whitaker’s mom walks out—with a sticky note as a goodbye—only Jill knows the real reason she’s gone. But how can she tell her father? Jill can hardly believe the truth herself.

Suddenly, the girl who likes to fix things—cars, relationships, romances, people—is all broken up. Used to be, her best friend, tall, blond and hot flirt Sean Addison, could make her smile in seconds. But not anymore. They don’t even talk.

With nothing making sense, Jill tries to pick up the pieces of her life. But when a new guy moves in next door, intense, seriously cute, but with scars—on the inside and out—that he thinks don’t show, Jill finds herself trying to make things better for Daniel. But over one long, hot Arizona summer, she realizes she can’t fix anyone’s life until she fixes her own. And she knows just where to start.

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