Monthly Recap: June 2017

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Hi everyone! Today I’ll be reviewing what I read, what I reviewed, and other IRL things that’s been going on! This month, I started my last summer before I head off to college in the fall, so things have been pretty weird, yet exciting. Also, peep my new monthly recap graphic! I had my old one since I started blogging, so I thought it might be time for a change.

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This is How It Happened Book Blast + Giveaway!

Paula Stokes is coming out with a new book and I’m pumped to be on this book blast/tour for it! Make sure to read the rest of the post for a giveaway. First, here’s a bit about the book:
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This is How it Happened by Paula Stokes
Series:
 n/a
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication: July 11th 2017 by HarperTeen
Length: 384 pages
Format: ARC (thank you, Paula! ❤ )

Somehow I’ve become a liar. A coward. Here’s how it happened. 

When Genevieve Grace wakes up from a coma, she can’t remember the car crash that injured her and killed her boyfriend Dallas, a YouTube star who had just released his first album. Genevieve knows she was there, and that there was another driver, a man named Brad Freeman, who everyone assumes is guilty. But as she slowly pieces together the night of the accident, Genevieve is hit with a sickening sense of dread—that maybe she had something to do with what happened.

As the internet rages against Brad Freeman, condemning him in a brutal trial by social media, Genevieve escapes to her father’s house, where she can hide from reporters and spend the summer volunteering in beautiful Zion National Park. But she quickly realizes that she can’t run away from the accident, or the terrible aftermath of it all.

Incredibly thought-provoking and beautifully told, Paula Stokes’s story will compel readers to examine the consequences of making mistakes in a world where the internet is always watching…and judging.

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ARC Review: Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

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Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
Genre:
YA/NA Contemporary, Romance
Publication: June 13th 2017 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Series: n/a
Length: 368 pages
Format: ARC from publisher (thanks!!)

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.

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