Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon: Blog Tour & Book Review

Instructions for Dancing tells the story of Evie, who at 18 years old, is already disenchanted with love. After finding out her parents are splitting up – and that the reason causing this split is her father’s affair with another woman – Evie has had enough of the whole idea of love. But love might not be through with her.

At a Little Free Library where Evie decides to dump her collection of romance novels she no longer cares for, she winds up picking up an old copy of a book entitled Instructions for Dancing, as well as a pesky super power where whenever she sees a couple kiss, their entire future together flash before her eyes.

Unsure what to do about these visions, or what lesson their apparently trying to teach her, Evie decides to return the instructional dancing book to its rightful owner: the La Brea Dance studio. And it’s there where she meets X…

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A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions by Sheena Boekweg: Blog Tour & Book Review

A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions imagines a reality where behind every important decision in history stood the Society: a secret group of women working in the shadows to influence political leaders of the world to make the right decision and move society into a better, more progressive future.

Enter Elsie, she’s been trained all her life to be the Wife to one of these influential men. But she can’t help having ambitions of her own. Ones that would mean stepping away from the shadows and into the limelight herself.

But when she finds out her most recent target is intended to become the next POTUS, she can’t help contemplating what a marriage to him might do for her status, not just in the Society, but on a grander scale. First, though, she has to make him fall in love with her.

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The Ivies by Alexa Donne: Blog Tour & Book Review

Olivia is one of The Ivies: the infamous clique at Claflin Academy known for its members’ mission of getting in to Ivy League schools – and the lengths they’ll go to achieve it. They spend their days subtly sabotaging their classmates to steal themselves the coveted club leadership roles and academic awards so that they look more impressive for college admissions. To avoid any competition between themselves, they’ve all been assigned one Ivy League to aim for – decided on by the group leader, Margot.

But Olivia’s not quite like the rest of them, she’s a scholarship student for one, and two, she can’t help having her heart set on Harvard… even though she’s supposed to apply to Penn. And when early admission results get sent out, and not everyone gets in where they expected, things take a nasty turn. And suddenly Olivia has to figure out more than just which university she’ll be attending next year – but who would kill for the chance.

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Namesake by Adrienne Young: ARC Book Review

After the absolute cliff-hanger of an ending, Namesake picks up exactly where Fable left off.

Separated from the crew of the Marigold and her only allies in a world full of thieves and crooks, Fable must make her way back to them as best she can. But that’s easier said than done, and more than one surprise may be sailing towards her. Along the way, Fable finds herself in deep water, and at the crosshairs of a political affair she never could have foreseen. While trying to untangle the web of lies and half-truths that surround her, Fable soon learns more about her mother than she could have ever hoped to… And that knowledge may just change everything.

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Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi: ARC Book Review

Having moved to New York for fashion school, Jayne can’t help but feel like her life isn’t going the way it’s supposed to. She’s got a shitty on-again/off-again boyfriend, no real friends, a horrible apartment that doesn’t even heat properly, and an eating disorder that’s getting harder and harder to deny. She can’t help feeling resentful of her sister, June, who’s successful and rich and her parents favorite. That is, until she finds out June has been diagnosed with uterine cancer.

Unable to take her apartment anymore, and spurred on by her concern for her sister, Jayne moves in with June. Now Jayne finds herself spending much more time with a sister that she barely used to talk to, despite the fact they’ve been living in the same city for months. But a cancer diagnosis isn’t the only secret June’s been keeping, and Jayne herself has a few locked away. But living together brings them closer, and uncovers more than either of them may be ready to face.

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