Blog Tour Review: The November Girl by Lydia King (+ Giveaway!)

The November Girl Tour

Good morning, everyone! I hope all of my American followers had a fantastic Thanksgiving yesterday and ate lots of good food! I know I did. 🙂 Today I am very excited to tell you a little bit about Lydia Kang’s latest, The November Girl, and share my review. There’s also a giveaway at the bottom, so be sure to enter for your chance to win a swag pack!

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Blog Tour Review: Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield

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Today I am lucky enough to share my review of Lisa Heathfield’s Paper Butterflies as part of the blog tour being held by Lerner Books. Before you read my review, make sure you check out the Q&A with Lisa that kicked off the tour earlier this week! Lots of interesting stuff in that post 🙂

Published: October 1st, 2017 by Carolrhoda Lab™ | Series: N/A | Length: 424 pages | Genre: YA contemporary | Source: Received ARC from publisher in exchange for an honest review | Content Warning: abuse, racism, death, bullying, incarceration

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Summary from Goodreads:

June’s stepmother physically abuses her, but June can’t find the words to tell anyone. Her only hope is her friendship with Blister, a boy who helps her believe she can escape. Then a shocking tragedy occurs and June finds herself trapped, potentially forever.

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ARC Review: It Started With Goodbye by Christina June

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Published: May 9th, 2017 by Blink | Series: N/A | Length: 304 pages | Genre: YA contemporary, retelling | Source: Won an ARC in a giveaway | Content Warning: some mentions of racism

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Summary from Goodreads:

Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she’s stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF’s gone ghost. Tatum fills her newfound free time with community service by day and working at her covert graphic design business at night (which includes trading emails with a cute cello-playing client). When Tatum discovers she’s not the only one in the house keeping secrets, she finds she has the chance to make amends with her family and friends. Equipped with a new perspective, and assisted by her feisty step-abuela-slash-fairy-godmother, Tatum is ready to start fresh and maybe even get her happy ending along the way. 

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ARC Review: Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

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Published: October 17th, 2017 by Berkley | Series: N/A | Length: 368 pages | Genre: Adult contemporary fiction | Source: Received from the publisher via NetGalley | Content Warning: biphobia, cancer, mentions of dieting & weight loss, homophobia, disease, death

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Summary from Goodreads:

A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays…

It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew’s elder daughter—who is usually off saving the world—will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she’s been told she must stay in quarantine for a week…and so too should her family.

For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity—and even decent Wi-Fi—and forced into each other’s orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of being immersed in first-world problems. 

As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down. 

In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who’s about to arrive…

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Blog Tour Review: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright (+ Giveaway!)

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Happy Monday, everyone! Today kicks off the blog tour celebrating the release of Tristina Wright’s debut novel, 27 Hours. This YA sci-fi has an all queer cast which is exactly what drew me to it and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint AT ALL. Check out my review below, as well as the information about the book and author and a giveaway for a pretty awesome bundle!! Be sure to also follow the tour through the following weeks! You can find the full schedule by clicking on the banner above or by clicking here.

Thanks so much to Entangled Teen and Chapter by Chapter for having me on the tour!

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Review: What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Published: September 12th, 2017 by Simon & Schuster | Series: N/A | Length: 512 pages | Genre: nonfiction, memoir, politics | Source: Borrowed from library

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Summary from Goodreads:

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Clinton takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics.

She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Clinton shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect American values and democracy in the future.

The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath—both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation.

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Blog Tour Review: The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass (+Giveaway!)

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Hi, everyone! I’m very happy to have a review for you today as part of the blog tour celebrating the paperback release of The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass. Make sure you keep up with all of the posts for the tour which you can find here or by clicking on the banner above. I’ll first tell you a little bit about the book, then there’s my review, some info about Wass, and a giveaway!

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