Book Challenges

#ARCAugust Update

I feel like I fell a little behind, because I am only at 4 ARCs completed out of the 12 I originally had.  I just added one to my DNF pile because I just couldn’t get through it, but I am still counting it as “tried” for #ARCAugust.  And I am no longer planning on doing 2 of the original ones I had listed, but am leaving them there until or unless I make it to two others I still have to read for future dates.  Otherwise they are just going to be counted in the “did not read for ARCAugust even though I meant to” pile.  Updated #ARCAugust list here

Book Challenges

#ARCAugust Update

So it’s the second week of August and so far I have read 3 of the 12 ARCs and egalleys I have planned for this month.  Not bad, if I say so.  I am worried though because I do want to try and finish reading A Conjuring of Light but that will take time away from reading ARCs.  Also, I am very behind on Beat the Backlist but that’s another story altogether.

Who else is participating in #ARCAugust?  How are you feeling so far about your reading goals?  What are you doing to keep on track this month?

Book Review

Book Review | THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO, by F. C. Yee

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The Epic Crush of Genie Loby F. C. Yee

On Sale Date: August 8, 2017 
Published by: Amulet Books
Pages: 336
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 out of 5 stars)

**I received this as an ARC as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble.**

Synopsis:

The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie Lo’s every waking thought. But when her sleepy Bay Area town comes under siege from hell-spawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are suddenly and forcefully rearranged.

Her only guide to the demonic chaos breaking out around her is Quentin Sun, a beguiling, maddening new transfer student from overseas. Quentin assures Genie she is strong enough to fight these monsters, for she unknowingly harbors an inner power that can level the very gates of Heaven.

Genie will have to dig deep within herself to summon the otherworldly strength that Quentin keeps talking about. But as she does, she finds the secret of her true nature is entwined with his, in a way she could never have imagined…


My Review:

Right off the bat, this book was epic and amazing. It was fun, exciting, had me laughing out loud multiple times, and kept me captivated the entire time I read it. It’s the story of a girl who wants to succeed in life and is willing to do whatever it takes to get there, but is unfortunately interrupted by some demons escaping from Diyu (Chinese Hell) that it turns out she has to help get rid of. It seems like a typical storyline, however, in all honesty it is anything but. Continue reading “Book Review | THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO, by F. C. Yee”

Book Challenges

Time to Join ARC August!!

I’ve never participated in an ARC month challenge before, but it’s never too late to start!  And considerinig my TBR, I think it might be necessary…

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Read.Sleep.Repeat is hosting their 5th Annual #ARCAugust, in which you, the participant, set a goal to read a certain number of ARCs you have yet to read, whether they be backlist or not yet released!  So here is my TBR:

Let’s see how many I get through in August, because I doubt I will get through them all!