The Week's Entrée #128

Hi everyone! Welcome to another edition of The Week's Entrée!

Last week I wrote a YA Holiday Reads recommendations post on Kate Tilton, Connecting Authors & Readers and it was basically me sharing about the books on my TBR for the season!



 So far, I have only read Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan  (soooo cute!) but I plan to at least read half of the books mentioned. Hopefully. One of them will be Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins which I'll be re-reading with my friend Becky from Book Nerd Addict. I loooove buddy-reading! So much fun. ♥

What are some of your favorite holiday reads? Do you read holiday books in this time of year? :)


Latest review on YABC:

I reviewed Alterations by Stephanie Scott at YA Books Central

This book was a cute retelling of Audrey Hepburn's Sabrina. I had not watched the movie before the book but I immediately watched it after and it helped me love the book a lot more. If you love cutesy YA contemporaries with hard-driven characters (latina!!!) and love triangles (that's not really thatmuch of a love triangle because you know who it will be) then you'll enjoy this book a lot. Perfect for a day at the beach!

Here's the book's summary:
If anyone saw the prom boards Amelia Blanco makes on her favorite fashion app, they'd think Ethan Laurenti was her boyfriend. They wouldn't know that all the plans she's made for them are just dreams, and that she's the girl who watches him from the kitchen while her parents cook for his famous family. 

When Amelia's abuelita enrolls her in a month-long fashion internship in NYC, Amelia can't imagine leaving Miami--and Ethan--for that long. As soon as she gets to New York, however, she finds a bigger world and new possibilities. She meets people her own age who can actually carry on a conversation about stitching and design. Her pin boards become less about prom with Ethan and more about creating her own style. By the time she returns to Miami, Amelia feels like she can accomplish anything, and surprises herself by agreeing to help Ethan's awkward, Steve-Jobs-wannabe brother, Liam, create his own fashion app. 

As Liam and Amelia get closer, Ethan realizes that this newly confident, stylish girl may be the one for him after all . . . even though he has a reality TV star girlfriend he conveniently keeps forgetting about. The "new and improved" Amelia soon finds herself in between two brothers, a whole lot of drama, and choice she never dreamed she'd have to make.
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New books!

{Purchased}


Last week I received a copy of Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas which I had purchased from Book Depository. However, it came in a bit damaged so Book Depository is sending me a brand new copy, yay! I love their customer service, it rocks. ♥

A funny thing that happened to me that day was that I had a twitter user tried to make me feel bad about buying this book, for supporting an author who uses racism and homophobia in her books. I wasn't aware that the Throne of Glass series held some of these issues (it's been ages since I last read the first and second book) but I will try to keep my eyes open to see what this user means. However, I did not enjoyed being targeted by that person and basically telling me that I was racist and homophobic and that I was helping people undermine diverse voices. Whut. This user seriously had no idea that I, as a Mexican reader, knows what racism is like. But oh well, haters are gonna hate, right? 

Sorry for the mini vent, I just had to get it out. *blushes*

{Freebie}


I snatched a copy of Evernight by Claudia Gray AND YOU SHOULD TOO. It's still free on Amazon!!! This series seriously helped me ease a bit my Twilight hangover back in those days and I still remember these books fondly. I believe this is Claudia Gray's debut series and it is absolute fantastic. About vampires of course, and other awesome stuff. Definitely recommend this oldie YA Paranormal. The love interest is sooooo swoony. *wink*
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To Read This Week:


I'm finally reading Six of Crows!!!! I am loving it so far (Kaz & Inej rock ♥♥♥) and I am so glad I have Crooked Kingdom at hand so I can keep on reading this duology. I'm also listening to the audiobook of Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini and it's turning out to be good. It has a brooding love interest that I am quite smitten by already (yay) and I'm hoping to get the rest of the series in paperback (or audio... maybe) soon. As you can see, this week I am taking a break from review copies and I am extremely happy to be reading without pressure. ♥
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And that's it for The Week's Entrée!  What are you all reading? :)

2 comments:

  1. Yikes, that was definitely not right of that Twitter user to attack you like that. I was in the same boat as you, though, as far as not realizing that it has some of those elements until a lot of controversy started arising, and now people just seem to try to make fans of the series feel bad about liking it, which doesn't seem right to me. I never noticed it and I can't help but love the series, so it's definitely conflicting!

    But on to happier things- yay for reading Six of Crows! I LOVE that duology and I hope you do as well. :) Looks like a great reading week for you!

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  2. <3 yay for awesome holiday reads!

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