Simon Teen Friday | October 19, 2018

You guys, I am so sorry that this post is coming late! It’s been a busy Friday for me. I have, like, three papers that I need to have finished this weekend before MONDAY! Then again, at the time of this post, one paper has been written. I had to do some review for one paper and I also had work this evening and now I am finally back home! I didn’t want to break my promise to be more up to date on my website. 

So, this week, we had a very special cover reveal for one of my favorite authors and I am so excited for this book to come out! A few days ago, Sandhya Menon revealed the cover to her companion novel to When Dimple Met Rishi and it is so amazingly happy!

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I can’t believe we met Dimple a little over a year ago. It feels like it’s been a long time! Now, we get to meet Sweetie and Rishi’s brother Ashish. I adore this cover! I just can’t wait to read this book. Preorder links are below, as well as the Goodreads link!

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Penguin Teen Thursday | October 18, 2018

 

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Hello!

Today is Penguin Teen Thursday! 

I’m not playing favorites here because I definitely don’t like to do that with publishers. I love all the publishers I work with and that I get books from in the store and in the mail. Today, though, I wanted to share my love for Penguin Teen.

I remember when I got my first ARC from Penguin Teen and it was a total surprise. I had no idea what I was doing with blogging, reviewing and promoting. I didn’t even really had a niche going. But one day, I got a package in the mail from Penguin Random House and it was a book and author that I had never heard about.

I received an advanced copy of Kiersten White’s new series And I Darken. It was a gorgeous cover and really thick, which is what I absolutely love about books. The thicker, the better. I absolutely loved the story and since then, I’d like to thank that’s when my professional relationship with Penguin Teen started. It was a slow start, but over the years, it has grown tremendously. Now, I get asked all the time to participate in blog tours, receive early copies and even post on Instagram. I absolutely love hearing from Friya in my emails, amongst many others at the publishing house. 

Bottom line is that this whole life for me is just one big dream and I’m forever thankful for it, not just because of my relationship with Penguin Teen but for all the publishers I get to work with. I’ve never felt so lucky in my life.

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Fierce Reads Wednesday | October 17, 2018

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Hello! I’m so excited to share this week’s post! Yesterday, I received my international edition of Six of Crows and it is GORGEOUS! It feels amazing and the stained red pages are just…sigh.

When Leigh announced this edition in the UK, I knew that I was going to have to get it for myself. If you know me, you know how much I love her and her work. Regardless of it only being available to purchase in the UK, I knew it was worth the money. Seeing it in person only confirmed my theory. 

I got my copy from Waterstones and honestly, it only cost $32 and some change. That includes shipping internationally, so it really wasn’t that bad. If you haven’t gotten your copy and you’re wanting one, I would suggest getting it from Waterstones. I’m not sure if there will be much of a price difference anywhere else, but that’s not bad for a special edition of a bestselling book. I’ll leave you guys a link below.

I wonder what the special edition of Crooked Kingdom will look like. 

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Blanca y Roja | Book Review

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Author: Anna-Marie McLemore

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Pages: 375

Age Group: 13+

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Goodreads Synopsis:

The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know.

The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan.

But when two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans’ spell intertwines with the strange and unpredictable magic lacing the woods, and all four of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save or destroy them. Blanca & Roja is the captivating story of sisters, friendship, love, hatred, and the price we pay to protect our hearts.

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Thoughts

I received an ARC from Macmillan on NetGalley in exchange for this honest review.

I heard many rave reviews for Anna-Marie’s new release on social media, so I was definitely interested in reading it and seeing what all the buzz was about.

This book is meant to be a reimagining of Snow-White and Rose-Red, which I haven’t even heard of until now. I hear it’s a beautiful story, though. It’s about two sisters that are born into a family where, with each generation of girls, one is turned into a swan when they turn fifteen. To Blanca and Roja, this is just a challenge to defy the swans and for sisters to protect each other.

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P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2) | SPOILER Review

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Author: Jenny Han

Publisher: Simon Teen

Pages: 337

Age Group: 12+

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Timesbestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

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Thoughts

Well, here we go with the second book. I would have finished it sooner, but like I said before in the first book’s review, personal life was kicking my butt.

The book picks up pretty much where the first book left off. Lara Jean professes her feelings for Peter and everything seems right with the world. They are together in a real relationship and determined to make this work. Of course, obstacles come in when Peter continues spending time with his ex-girlfriend and John returns with Lara’s letter.

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New Release Tuesday | October 16, 2018

Happy Tuesday and we all know what today is! It’s the day of new releases!

There are so many wonderful releases coming out today, but there’s one that I think we have all been waiting for:

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I’m definitely excited for this one, not just because of its gorgeous cover, but because of the real-life inspiration that Tahereh put into this book. It’s set after 9/11 and the main character is a Muslim teen that wears a hijab while also experiencing love with someone who isn’t like her.  Tahereh had an interview with the L.A. Times not too long ago about this book, explaining that this book is “the most autobiographical thing I’ve ever written”. 

You can read her interview with L.A. Times here.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea is in stores now!

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Epic Reads Monday | October 15, 2018

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Happy Monday, fellow bloggers and readers!

This past week, I was sitting in bed binge watching Netflix and thinking that I should be reading instead of watching a show I’ve seen a hundred times. I looked up at my shelves and, as I always do, I look at all the books that I have yet to read, which brings an immense amount of shame. 

When I saw that most of my TBR consists of Epic Reads titles, my shame grew!

No, but really. I’m not trying to pin this as a bad thing or some popularity contest, but most of my books are from Epic Reads and I was even more surprised to find that I don’t have a lot of titles from Simon & Schuster (unless you count Cassandra Clare’s work) or Sourcebooks. Are there just more new titles coming from HarperCollins? I wonder if it’s an impulse buy when it comes to these titles. 

Is there an imprint that is more present on your shelves than any other imprint? Do you have an impulse buy when it comes to certain imprints?

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