Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! This week I’m featuring a book that I was very excited to hear about when it was first announced! I also remember when the cover was revealed, and I fell absolutely in love with it! I requested an ARC for this book, but wasn’t sure if I was going to get it or not until it showed up in the mail! …And you can imagine my excitement! While I’ve never read any of Mafi’s other books, I do have Shatter Me sitting on my bookshelf, and I read a sneak peek of Furthermore before it was released, and really enjoyed it! Maybe I will fully read Furthermore sometime next year? Continue reading to see which ARC I’m featuring today!
For those of you coming across this meme for this first time, it was originally created by Krysti at YA and Wine, and hosted by her, and Sarah at The Clever Reader. Due to personal circumstances, however, they have had to let it go. We were all very sad to see the meme go, but then Krysti asked me if I wanted to take it over, and I said yes!
For those of you unfamiliar with #ARCstravaganza, it’s a meme meant to encourage book bloggers to show off and discuss their ARCs (advanced reader copies)! If this sounds like something for you, please check out the info page about the meme here. Another change is that #ARCstravaganza participants can share their posts on their blogs, Instagram, or Twitter (or all three)! Please just be sure to tag your social media posts with the hashtag, or share a link to your blog post on my blog post for each week, so that we can find it!
– My ARC Choice –
before i let go by Marieke Nijkamp
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– About the Book –
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Middle Grade, YA, Fantasy
Imprint: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Published: November 14, 2018
Format: Advanced Reader Copy
Page Count: 368
A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.
Our story begins on a frosty night…
Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.
But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING MY #ARCSTRAVAGANZA POST! WHICH RELEASES ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO READ THIS DECEMBER, AND NEXT YEAR? ALSO, WHICH PAST 2017 WERE YOUR FAVOURITES? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!