Firstly, I would like to apologize for this post going up late. Yes, it is still Monday, and therefore still acceptable, but I usually have this post written and scheduled for 8 am, days in advance. As some of you may have heard, Flavia got a new job! Yay! I am finally editing books for a living (somewhat), and although it’s an internship, it’s where we all have to start, and I’m still extremely happy. I am learning a lot, and working my bum off so that I can gain as much knowledge and experience within the 3 months that I’ll be doing this internship. It was due to this reason that I worked close to 12 hours every day last week, and then stayed up until 4 am in order to finish a project in time for a deadline. I’m crazy, I know, but I did it! But anyway, that is why this post is a little later than usual, and I hope that all of your will understand!
Now that that’s out of the way, I also have a bit of news to share with you (in the case that you have no read my previous #ARCstravaganza posts). While this meme was created by Krysti at YA and Wine, and hosted by her, and Sarah at The Clever Reader, due to personal circumstances they have had to let it go. But then Krysti came to its rescue when she asked me if I wanted to take over the meme, 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.
– My ARC Choice –
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
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Yes, I know that this book has been out for quite some time (January of this year in fact!), but here is why I chose it. Under Rose-Tainted Skies is one of the books that I was most excited for going into 2017. I make a habit of perusing publisher catalogs long before books are released, so that I can stay up to date, so that I can make a list of the books that I’d like to request, and also, so that I recognize books that I am interested in, when I am sent ARC request newsletters from publishers. Those are usually first come first serve, and I don’t want to waste any time looking each book up, before making my decision, if I can help it. All I can picture in those moments, is other bloggers crazily clicking the “Request ARCs Here” button, and me remaining without any available copies. Haha. A bit dramatic probably, but that’s just how my brain works.
Anyway, I think that I requested this book sometime in late 2016, and was very happy and excited when I was informed that I had been accepted to read and review it! The ARC, however, never made it into my mailbox. Well, not in late December, or January, anyway. It was not included in the package with the other books I had requested from that particular source, and I was quite disappointed. By the time I spoke with my contact again, and the ARC finally made it to my doorstep, it was months later. The book had already been released and raved about, and my reading schedule was full. Under Rose-Tainted Skies was therefore put on the back burner, to be read when my schedule calms down a little. I now have it scheduled to be read and reviewed in November, though, so you can look forward to reading my thoughts about it then!
And I think that they will be some positive thoughts at that, because I have been very drawn to this book from the start! I have never read about a character with agoraphobia before (which will make this book immensely interesting to begin with), and since I have experienced mild cases of agoraphobia myself, I think that reading this book will be quite the experience. To learn more about Gornall’s book, you can read the more detailed info about it below!
– About the Book –
Title: Under Rose-Tainted Skies
Author: Louise Gornall
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Mental Health
Publisher: Clarion Books
Date published: January 3, 2017
Page Count: 330
Source: Book Distributor
Review: Coming November 2017.
Synopsis: At seventeen, Norah has accepted that the four walls of her house delineate her life. She knows that fearing everything from inland tsunamis to odd numbers is irrational, but her mind insists the world outside is too big, too dangerous. So she stays safe inside, watching others’ lives through her windows and social media feed.
But when Luke arrives on her doorstep, he doesn’t see a girl defined by medical terms and mental health. Instead, he sees a girl who is funny, smart, and brave. And Norah likes what he sees.
Their friendship turns deeper, but Norah knows Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can walk beneath the open sky. One who is unafraid of kissing. One who isn’t so screwed up. Can she let him go for his own good—or can Norah learn to see herself through Luke’s eyes?
THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING MY #ARCSTRAVAGANZA POST! HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? OR, IF YOU HAVEN’T YET, ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO READING IT? OR NOT? WHICH UPCOMING RELEASES ARE YOU EXCITED FOR? AND WHICH PAST 2017 WERE YOUR FAVOURITES? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!