ARC Review: Mr. 60% | A 60% Read

Title: Mr. 60%

Author: Clete Barrett Smith

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Expected Publication Date: August 22, 2017

Rating: 2.5 Stars

 

I received an ARC copy of Mr. 60% in exchange for an honest review. Thanks goes to NetGalley as well as Crown Books for Young Readers for this advanced copy which is expected to be released August 22 2017.

Dear fellow Babblers,

Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith is exactly as the title states – sixty percent. This is an average book with nothing unique, outstanding or memorable about it. There is nothing to critique, rant about, acclaim. Everything that happens in this book is typical, ordinary and all together bland. I was not effected by the storyline in any way shape or form. It is only 192 pages so I was able to finish it in one sitting, but that is not to say that it was a page turner. It seems as though this book was just spit out over night. It was written hurriedly and with as little imagination as possible.  Continue reading “ARC Review: Mr. 60% | A 60% Read”

ARC Review: Girl in Snow | Where’d the Story Go?

Title: Girl in Snow

Author: Danya Kukafka

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: August 1, 2017

Rating: 3 Stars

 

 

I received an ARC copy of Girl in Snow in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks goes to NetGalley as well as Simon & Schuster for this advanced copy which has recently been published on August 1, 2017.

“Nostalgia is my favorite emotion. It’s like, you think you know how to deal with the passage of time, but nostalgia will prove you wrong. You’ll press your fact into an old sweat shirt, or you’ll look at a familiar shade of paint on a front door, and you’ll be reminded of all the time that got away from you.”

Dear fellow Babblers,

Girl in Snow is Danya Kukafka’s first novel which was recently released just four days ago, on August 1st. Despite it being now in book stores, I somehow fell behind on my review schedule and have foregone posting the review, despite my having received the ARC over a month ago. Although I had a hard time putting this novel down and finished it in less than two days, I’m not exactly one hundred percent how I feel about it; whether it was a page turner because it was so unpredictable or simply because I was irritated that narration would abruptly change to a different character and tell a seemingly different story altogether. The premise itself, a thriller about a girl who is mysteriously found dead one morning one morning has potential in term of narration, but the way in which the novel was written stylistically leaves me a bit disheartened and, to be blunt, disappointed.  Continue reading “ARC Review: Girl in Snow | Where’d the Story Go?”

ARC Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass | A Cold Touch Cures a Shattered Heart

 

Title: Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Author: Melissa Bashardoust

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Expected Publication Date: September 5, 2017

Rating: 3.5 Stars

 

I received an ARC copy of Girls Made of Snow and Glass in exchange for an honest review. Thanks goes to NetGalley as well as Flatiron Books for this advanced copy which is expected to be released September 5 2017.

“The word that Lynet hated so much had sounded like a luxury to Mina. She had tried to think of a time when she had ever felt delicate, but she couldn’t for as long as she could remember, she had always felt herself covered in invisible fractures, a map of scars like the ones that ran up and down Felix’s arms. Perhaps she was so broken that she had become unbreakable.”

Dear fellow Babblers,

Girls Made of Snow and Glass is Melissa Bashardoust’s first novel and I am looking forward to what this body of brimming imagination can come up with next. This novel is an allegory in and of itself. Bashadoust brings to the young adult genre multiple mature subjects that stretch beyond the typical coming-of-age love story. A fantasy book that is driven my feminist motivations and an evocative tone that renders the reader grasping onto his or her chair in anticipation of the final resolution: Who will be queen?  Continue reading “ARC Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass | A Cold Touch Cures a Shattered Heart”

ARC Review: Mrs. Fletcher| Rated XXX

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Title: Mrs. Fletcher

Author: Tom Perrotta

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: August 01, 2017

Rating: 3 Stars

 

 

 

I received an ARC copy of Mrs. Fletcher in exchange for an honest review. Thanks goes to NetGalley as well as Simon & Schuster for this advanced copy which is to be released August 1, 2017.

“They were glued together like prom dates, swaying under the spell of ‘Sexual Healing,’ which felt just then like an uncanny coincidence, a not-so-subtle message from the universe, even though it was just another song on Amanda’s iPhone, part of a crowd-pleasing soul- and Motown-heavy playlist that had kept them going for the past hour ad a half.”

Dear fellow Babblers,

Tom Penrotta’s seductive, evocative, over the top humorous new novel, Mrs. Fletcher, is an exploration of gender, sexuality and self discovery – three extremely relevant topics of the day. This novel is recommended for mature and open-minded audience members who seek an adventurous twist, sure to shake their reading experience. Well, at least that’s how the story went for me. More than a pleasurable read, I took away new perceptions and therefore opinions towards several of today’s controversial topics circulating around identity and relationships with oneself as well as with others.  Continue reading “ARC Review: Mrs. Fletcher| Rated XXX”

ARC Review: As You Wish | I Wish No More

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Title: As You Wish

Author: Chelsea Sedoti

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Expected Publication Date: January 02, 2018

Rating: 2.5 Stars

 

 

 

I received an ARC copy of As You Wish in exchange for a brutally honest review. Many thanks to Netgalley and Sourcebooks for this advanced copy that is expected to be released January 02, 2018.

Dear fellow Babblers,

I got approved just last week for 16 ARCs and I decided to begin with As You Wish for no other reason than, um, hello!!! A book about wishes and their risks? Who doesn’t want to read about wishes? After reading this book I’m now that victim. That being said, I’m totally stoked to present to you As You Wish, a brutally honest review for a brutally unsatisfying narrative…  Continue reading “ARC Review: As You Wish | I Wish No More”