A new Jess Vallance book? I want to read it. It’s about the pressure we live under and what’s actually important in life? I NEED to read it. That was basically my thought process when I heard of the existence of You Only Live Once, and I was determined to quickly get my hands on it and devour it.
When Ledge contacted me if I wanted to read and review her book, I was a little hesitant right up until I read the short description of her book. Hell yeah I wanted to read The Girl With No Past! And to be honest, if it wasn’t for a weird reading slump that suddenly appeared and my mom stealing my ereader, I would have picked it up IMMEDIATELY.
I have to say that I was super excited to read The Exact Opposite of Okay right up until I read the short description. Yikes, a contemporary about a sex scandal, no way that this was going to be a book for me. But it was my last YALC ARC and I was determined to finish my crazy plan of reading every ARC before its release date. Sigh…
For this book, we’re playing a game entitled “how low can someone’s expectations be?” I already knew that Zenith hasn’t been received with the greatest of reviews and a friend told me they could have cut away half of the story without a problem. So yeah, I was prepared to give it a chance, but I was expecting to hate it without a doubt.
Another proof that ended up in my backpack at YALC but of which I have no idea how it ended up there. After reading the short description (but mine was a bit more chaotic than the one above), I had not a lot of faith for This Mortal Coil, but I decided to read it anyway. You can’t love every book you read right?
This book is another book that I NEEDED to get my hands on at YALC, the Young Adult Literary Convention in London. After one look at that beautiful cover (the ARCs had a kaleidoscope of colors and I was in love) and the short description, I fought tooth and nail to get me a copy. Even sprinting to the publisher’s stand, leaving my bag in the middle of the con. Luckily, I succeeded to snag a book without getting my stuff stolen.
Okay, so when the unofficial queen of sappy love stories delves into the world of horror, I’m worried. I wanted to give Perkins the benefit of the doubt, but I honestly didn’t know what to expect. Would she be able to write a story that would keep me at the edge of my seat and, more importantly, not make me gag with a sickly-sweet romance? YES. SHE. DID.
I don’t even know any more how the proof of House of Ash got into my possession. I might have grabbed it from some table at YALC or one of my friends got it and gave it to me. Anyway, with “mental illness” in the short description, there was no way I was passing up on this novel!
YALC 2017 was absolutely ridiculous on the proof front. One of the proofs I saw flying around that I ABSOLUTELY had to get my hands on was this gorgeous proof of I am Traitor. Even though I had never heard of it before, the short description immediately screamed at me and I wanted to read it asap. Not bad for a book that had literally one review on Goodreads…