One Haul to Rule Them All – April Book Haul: ARCs, ARCs, and more ARCs

April’s Book Haul is a very special book haul. Not only is it my first Book Haul post, but it’s the one that encompasses all the AMAZING ARCs and books I got from both the LA Times Festival of Books and YALLWEST. I won’t be buying books for a couple months (okay lie, but I’ll buy only two or three new releases). Strap in because this is gonna be a long one.

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ARC Review: The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

❈ I received an ARC of The Love Interest from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group in exchange for a review ❈

31145148Title: The Love Interest
Author: Cale Dietrich
Publication Date: May 16th 2017
Category: Young Adult
Genre: Thriller, LGBT

Pages: 384

Synopsis:

There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.

Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.

What the boys don’t expect are feelings that are outside of their training. Feelings that could kill them both.

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Trope Tuesday #13: Everybody Loves the Love Interest

Welcome to Trope Tuesdays, a meme/series created by yours truly. Every Tuesday, the goal is to discuss, define, and explain one trope that you feel any range of emotion for, and then give your verdict on the trope. The trope can be one you dislike, love, feel indifference or annoyance towards, ones you think are problematic, or those tropes that just make you want to throw them out the moon door à la Petyr Baelish. You can learn more about Trope Tuesday here.

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books RECAP + GIVEAWAY

I haven’t been to the LA Times Festival of Books since I was a kid when it was still hosted on the UCLA campus. I was ecstatic for the chance to go again, especially because I actually appreciate books events considering I’m a book blogger now. Despite having a nasty cold on both days of the event, I had an amazing time at the LA Times Festival of Books. I got to finally meet one of my favorite authors and I got A TON of cool stuff.

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ARC Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Cover-Reveal-The-Upside-Of-Unrequited-Large.pngTitle: The Upside of Unrequited 
Author: Becky Albertalli
Release Date: April 11th 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 338

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Right?

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Trope Tuesday #12: Hierarchy of Love

Welcome to Trope Tuesdays, a meme/series created by yours truly. Every Tuesday, the goal is to discuss, define, and explain one trope that you feel any range of emotion for, and then give your verdict on the trope. The trope can be one you dislike, love, feel indifference or annoyance towards, ones you think are problematic, or those tropes that just make you want to throw them out the moon door à la Petyr Baelish. You can learn more about Trope Tuesday here.

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Feels Like Summer Blog Tour ― 5 Reasons to Read Feels Like Summer & ARC Review

❈ I received an ARC of Feels Like Summer from the author in exchange for a review ❈

feels like summer cover only.jpegTitle: Feels Like Summer (Summer Storm #2)
Author: Six de los Reyes
Publication Date: April 12th 2017
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 251

Synopsis:

Five-minute girlfriend. That’s what Jett signs up for when she meets Adrian and his band Arabella at beach music festival Summer Storm. One kiss and the attraction is too electric to ignore, but Jett has no room for love and Adrian is Mr. Relationship who’s getting over his recent breakup. The solution? Keep it simple. Keep it casual. For three months (that’s the rule about breakups, right?), Jett helps Adrian move on and Adrian shows up on Jett’s bed whenever she wants.

Then the three months are up and neither of them are in a hurry to be the first to leave. Does Jett walk away from a potential disaster or does she finally let someone into her closely-guarded heart?

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