Hi friends! Quickly dropping by to share with y’all the cover reveal of one of my most anticipated books for 2020 written by the uber-talented Akemi Dawn Bowman, author of William C. Morris Award Finalist Starfish, and Summer Bird Blue. Her upcoming novel, Harley In The Sky, is slated for a March 10, 2020 release from Simon Pulse. As a member of the Harley In The Sky Street Team, I’ve already seen this quite a couple of times but I never get tired of gazing at it’s gorgeousness. Read on to see the official cover and synopsis, revealed exclusively by Paste Magazine!
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Hi, y’all! So in efforts to read (a lot) more diversely this 2019, I’m signing up to be a part of the 2019 Year of the Asian Reading Challenge as hosted by some of the lovely people from the book blogging community: Lily from Sprinkles of Dreams, Vicky from Vicky Who Reads, Shealea from Shut Up, Shealea, and CW from The Quiet Pond! This will serve as my official sign-up post, and on here, you’ll find my reading goal, and immediate TBR! So let’s get this post started, a’ight?
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Can you guys actually believe that we only have 4 days left before the end of 2017? It’s as if it was just yesterday when I was drafting an entirely similar post dedicated to my most favorite reads of 2016, and now here I am, coming up with a new one that’s all about my favorite books of 2017. I can’t even begin to express just how relieved I am to finally be starting a new chapter of my life come 2018.
I’m excited for all the books that I’ll (for sure) be reading, for all the authors that I’ll be supporting, and for all the events that I’ll be going to. But before anticipating these, I want to take this chance to celebrate all the well-recommended titles that I came to read this year. Let’s get this post started!
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Celebrating a book blogging anniversary is pretty much the same as celebrating a birthday. It marks another year into one’s life, and I’m so glad to have been able to stay and grow alongside everyone that I’ve met for the past 3 years. The bookish YA / book blogging community has been my safe haven for the longest time, and so I want to reflect on the great parts of my journey, and share them all with you, as I always do. I also have giveaways planned for everyone to join so be sure to check out this anniversary post to know how to get your hands on some exciting books!
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Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Genre: YA Contemporary, Coming of Age, Depression
Publication: September 26, 2017 from Simon Pulse
Series: None. Standalone.
Length: 340 pages
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Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin.
But then Kiko doesn’t get into Prism, at the same time her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to leave her small town and tour art schools on the west coast, Kiko jumps at the opportunity in spite of the anxieties and fears that attempt to hold her back. And now that she is finally free to be her own person outside the constricting walls of her home life, Kiko learns life-changing truths about herself, her past, and how to be brave.
From debut author Akemi Dawn Bowman comes a luminous, heartbreaking story of identity, family, and the beauty that emerges when we embrace our true selves.
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