29 Oct 2016

Joyride, Let's Just Call It A Ride

Publication: June 2nd 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance
Format: ARC, 288 pages
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It’s been years since Carly Vega’s parents were deported. She lives with her brother, studies hard, and works at a convenience store to contribute to getting her parents back from Mexico.
Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. He dated popular blondes and had fun with his older sister, Amber. But now Amber’s dead, and Arden blames his father, the town sheriff who wouldn’t acknowledge Amber's mental illness. Arden refuses to fulfill whatever his conservative father expects.
All Carly wants is to stay under the radar and do what her family expects. All Arden wants is to NOT do what his family expects. When their paths cross, they each realize they’ve been living according to others. Carly and Arden’s journey toward their true hearts—and one another—is funny, romantic, and sometimes harsh.

Feelings over some parts of Joyride? Disappointed. I expected it literally to be joyride. Like Perks of Being A Wallflower joyride. (I know that it’s wrong of me to think but I HAVE FALLEN FOR THAT MIDNIGHT PRANKING.) Also, betrayed. I have expected that they would do gratifying pranks but I was like, “That’s it?”.

What Bank’s gave me is a painful yet impressing and revealing read. Painful that racism never stops because it starts to the people who you expected to understand the most, the people who would see everyone as equal. Impressing that Carly found what it is to live life freely. And, revealing that Arden is wise and a worthy guy for a Latina like Carly.

Bonus point: The most enthralling character Bank’s have written was Arden’s uncle. His combining clever conception and facetious expression was delightful.

Joyride has the clarity and freshness of straightaway experience on racism, friendship, betrayal, suicide, and family that would last in your heart for a duration.



Source: Won from Dana - Thank you!· I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


5 Oct 2016

October Anticipated Reads

Anticipated Reads is a monthly meme hosted by Mel at Reviews In A Pinch that will be occurring the first Wednesday of every month that showcases at least three books releasing each month; letting you know what new books are coming out that I'm excited about.

Series: Magonia #2
Publication: October 4th 2016 by HarperCollins

Where is home when you were born in the stars?
       Aza Ray is back on earth. Her boyfriend Jason is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She’s living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you’ve spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship, and discovering that your song can change the world.
        As in, not normal. Part of Aza still yearns for the clouds, no matter how much she loves the people on the ground.
      When Jason’s paranoia over Aza’s safety causes him to make a terrible mistake, Aza finds herself a fugitive in Magonia, tasked with opposing her radical, bloodthirsty, recently-escaped mother, Zal Quel, and her singing partner Dai. She must travel to the edge of the world in search of a legendary weapon, The Flock, in a journey through fire and identity that will transform her forever.
       In this stunning sequel to the critically acclaimed Magonia, one girl must make an impossible choice between two families, two homes—and two versions of herself.


Publication: October 6th 2016 by Penguin

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed 'America's Fattest Teen'. But no one's taken the time to look past her weight to get to see who she really is. Since her mum's death, she's been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby's ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.
         Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin too. Yes, he's got swagger, but he's also mastered the art of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a secret: he can't recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He's the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything, but he can't understand what's going on with the inner workings of his own brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don't get too close to anyone.
         Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game which lands them in group counseling, Libby and Jack are both angry, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world - theirs and yours.

Publication: October 4th 2016 by Feiwel & Friends

Flynn's girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own?

         Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January's boyfriend, he must know something.

         But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.








What are your October Anticipated Reads? Are you excited of the same books?


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