APCB Adds #8


I love learning about the latest book deals, and APCB Adds is a feature where I share my latest Goodreads book additions. These posts will introduce you to books coming out in the future, ones you can look forward to! 

Review: Bad Romance

Author: Heather Demetrios
Genre: YA Contemporary
Page Length: 368 pages
Publication Date: June 13th, 2017
Publisher: Henry Holt/Macmillan
Source: Publisher
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Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape.

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.

Blog Tour: Bad Romance (Tips for Self Worth)

Heather Demetrios is one of my favorite contemporary authors, and I absolutely love and respect her latest novel that centers on manipulative and abusive relationships. This book really taught me so much, and I hope people caught in a similar situation as Grace, the main character of Bad Romance, find their peace. I am thrilled to join the Bad Romance blog tour with some tips for self worth.

Author: Heather Demetrios
Genre: YA Contemporary
Page Length: 368  pages
Publication Date: June 13th, 2016
Publisher: Henry Holt/Macmillan
Source: Publisher
Goodreads | Amazon
Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape.

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.

Books I Bought Then Forgot (to Read)

Hey, APCB readers!  It's been a minute since my last post.

Senior year has been absolutely crazy with all of my schoolwork, college apps, and other senior-specific activities, but crazy in a good way.  Out of my four years in high school, I think senior year is my favorite.  I feel like I've accomplished what I set out to do this year while making new friendships and strengthening old ones along the way.

With just about a month left to go, I hope I can finish off the year strong!

Source: Polly & Books

Unfortunately, the craziness of senior year hasn't allowed me to read as much as I wanted to and was able to in previous years.  Here's a list of five books that I bought a while ago with the pure intention of reading, but then, well, life got in the way, and these books are now burning holes through my bookshelf.


Blog Tour: I Believe in a Thing Called Love (Listicle)

I Believe in a Thing Called Love is a book I've been excited for since I read of the book deal on Publisher's Weekly. A book about a girl unlucky in love using k dramas as a guide to make her crush fall for her? Count me in! I raced through this hilarious, diverse contemporary novel in less than a day. I'm thrilled to join the blog tour with a listicle on the top reasons why you should buy and read this book. 
Author: Maurene Goo
Genre: YA Contemporary
Page Length: 336  pages
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan
Source: Publisher
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Desi Lee knows how carburetors work. She learned CPR at the age of five. As a high school senior, she has never missed a day of school and has never had a B in her entire life. She's for sure going to 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 her answer 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 Rules for True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and fake 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.

Blog Tour: Flame in the Mist (Review)

I am stoked to join the Flame in the Mist blog tour with a review! Renée's Wrath was easily one of my favorite 2015 debuts, and I loved her latest book just as much. Many thanks to Penguin Teen for putting together this tour.
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Length: 416 pages
Publication Date: May 16th, 2017
Publisher: Putnam/Penguin
Source: Publisher
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The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath.

So, at just seventeen years old, Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to meet her betrothed, a man she did not choose, for the very first time. But the journey is cut short when Mariko’s convoy is viciously attacked by the Black Clan, a dangerous group of bandits who’ve been hired to kill Mariko before she reaches the palace.

The lone survivor, Mariko narrowly escapes to the woods, where she plots her revenge. Dressed as a peasant boy, she sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and hunt down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.