All of This Is True ARC Tour Sign-Up!

Hello everyone! I’m pleased to announce the first ARC tour I will be hosting on my blog!

What does an ARC tour consist of, exactly?

I have a survey linked below. Fill it out with the proper information, and I will pick ten readers to receive a physical ARC of the book. You are required to post a review on your blog that you have been active on for at least 6 months. You will have two weeks to read the ARC and post the review; you will have to send a link of the review to me. At the two week mark, you are required to send it to the next person in line on the ARC tour, providing a shipping number to me and the next person in line.

For this ARC tour and future tours, I (Alice) will be the only one holding your information. I will only provide your address to one other person, who is the next person in line for the ARC tour. The publisher will send the ARC to the first person, who will read/review it, and send the ARC to the second person, and so on. I request that you do not write on it, to treat it well for the next person in line.

I am restricting this ARC tour for only US residents, to reduce the shipping costs between participants.

So what book is going to be featured on this ARC tour?

All of This Is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor! There is no cover yet, but I adore the synopsis. Check it out:

In this gripping, genre-defying YA novel, four Long Island teens befriend a bestselling YA novelist, only to find their deepest, darkest secrets in the pages of her next book—with devastating consequences. Told as a series of interviews, journal entries, and even pages from the book within the book, this recounting of a fictional scandal is a total page-turner.

Miri Tan loved the book Undertow like it was a living being. So when she and her friends went to a book signing to meet the author, Fatima Ro, they concocted a plan to get close to her, even if her friends won’t admit it now. As for Jonah, well—Miri knows none of that was Fatima’s fault.

Soleil Johnston wanted to be a writer herself one day. When she and her friends started hanging out with her favorite author, Fatima Ro, she couldn’t believe their luck—especially when Jonah Nicholls started hanging out with them, too. Now, looking back, Soleil can’t believe she let Fatima manipulate her and Jonah like that. She can’t believe that she got used for a book.

Penny Panzarella was more than the materialistic party girl everyone at the Graham School thought she was. She desperately wanted Fatima Ro to see that, and she saw her chance when Fatima asked the girls to be transparent with her. If only she’d known what would happen when Fatima learned Jonah’s secret. If only she’d known that the line between fiction and truth was more complicated than any of them imagined. . . .

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Arctic Books’s Favorite Books of the Year!

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As it’s nearing the end of the year (once again! how!!!), it seems fitting that I, Alice, should discuss a few of my favorite books that I’ve read this year. I find that this is always fun to do, since I love looking back at the books I’ve read in preparation for future reading! Without further ado, here are my top 8 books I’ve read this year!

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Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

51j8clojzol-_sx329_bo1204203200_Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
Genre: YA Contemporary, Mystery
Publication: October 10, 2017 from Dutton Penguin
Series: None. Standalone.
Length: 304 pages
Format: Hardcover
Rating: ★★★★★

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Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. 

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Review: Boy Robot by Simon Curtis

Boy RobotBoy Robot by Simon Curtis
Genre: YA Sci-Fi, LGBT
Publication: November 15th 2016 by Simon Pulse
Series: Boy Robot #1
Length: 432 pages
Format: Hardcover

Seventeen-year-old Isaak discovers the truth about his origin and the underground forces that must come together to fight against a secret government organization formed to eradicate those like him in this high-octane science fiction debut.

There once was a boy who was made, not created.

In a single night, Isaak’s life changed forever.

His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin.

An origin he doesn’t want to believe, but one he cannot deny.

Isaak is a Robot: a government-made synthetic human, produced as a weapon and now hunted, marked for termination.

He and the Robots can only find asylum with the Underground—a secret network of Robots and humans working together to ensure a coexistent future.

To be protected by the Underground, Isaak will have to make it there first. But with a deadly military force tasked to find him at any cost, his odds are less than favorable.

Now Isaak must decide whether to hold on to his humanity and face possible death…or to embrace his true nature in order to survive, at the risk of becoming the weapon he was made to be.

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Dear Santa, a Bookish Christmas List

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Hey, Bookworms!

It’s December and you know what that means: CHRISTMAS!! Cue music *It’s the most wonderful time of the year* 🎶🎶🎶

I thought it would be a fun idea to compile a list of books you guys should ask Santa for this year. I’ve picked 7 of my favorites from this year that I think all you guys would enjoy as well! Some of them are sequels, so if you haven’t read the first book, I suggest asking Santa for that one first!

Dear Santa,

I’ve been a really good boy this year. Now I don’t ask for much, but I would really appreciate it if you would put all these books under my tree this year. (There will be more cookies for you as incentive). Thanks, you’re the best!

Signed your greatest pal,

Jesse

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