I’ve come to love Shusterman as an author during the last couple of years, so I keep an eye out for any book he publishes. When that latest release is about a modern day drought where the taps are suddenly not providing water any more, I don’t need any more incentive. I just knew I was going to love Dry.
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.
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.
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…