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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy Publishing Day! 1/3/2017

It's the beginning of a brand new year and what better way to start it off than with a few book birthdays?!

Happy publishing day to the following books: 🎂

Under Rose-Tained Skies by Louise Gornall  🌟🌟🌟🌟

Norah has agoraphobia and an acute case of OCD. One day, while her mom is away, groceries are to be delivered to the house but the delivery guy leaves the bags on the porch. As Norah tried desperately to "fish" for the bags without leaving the house, her new neighbor, and cute guy her age, Luke comes to help her. They forge a relationship that tests her insecurities and fight for some sense of normalcy. 

The author does a good job of putting you in Norah's head as the entire story is told from her point of view. It is faintly reminiscent of Everything, Everything: both main characters cannot leave their house, form a relationship with their cute neighbor boy and have mothers who would do anything for them. Unfortunately it's hard not to compare the stories even though the main theme is completely different. This story deals with a mental prison while the other story deals with a physical medical condition. So while I understand why people continue to compare them, as I couldn't help either, they do deal with very separate issues. It is well written and a fantastic YA contemporary book. I upped my rating to 4 stars as I debated on it or a while. And then I read the authors note at the end and realized that although it is a fiction story, the majority is based on her own experiences and issues. Kudos to her for putting herself out there so blatantly.

Teens & YA | Clarion Books

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich  🌟🌟🌟  Click on the link for the full review.

Fiction | Dementia | Chatto & WIndus

Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia 🌟🌟🌟🌟  Click on the link for the full review.

Suspense | Psychological Thriller | Atria/Emily Bestler Books

All wonderful and different reads - give these a chance when you run across them - you won't be disappointed. 👍

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