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ARC Review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

This is the first book I read from this author and I absolutely loved her style.

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About the book: 

“You go through life thinking there’s so much you need. . . . Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.”

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.


 

Review: 

We Are Okay is about friendship and family more than anything, it has LGBT themes but it’s not the main theme even though it helps the development of the main character. I loved the pace of the book and that I could get inside the story every time grabbed the book. The pace of the book is soft and easy to read. Like I thought when I was reading it, this is my type of YA book.

This book is very short, I finished it so fast that I wanted more. I wanted to live inside this story for a longer time. I don’t know if this is bad or good.

This is the type of book I would like everyone to read. I loved it so much. I read it back in December and I’ve been dying to see it on shelves so everyone can enjoy this amazing book.

 

 

Digital Review Copy from Edelweiss.

Book ARC Review: Fans Of The Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

I love misfit characters who don’t belong anywhere but with each other.

Release date: September 8th, 2015

I wasn’t expecting to like this book as much as I did. I read it expecting a romantic book about a boy falling in love with a boy and girl. This is not the kind book. Fans is about about mental illness, love, self-discovery and friendship. It’s a story about broken people trying to keep it together holding on to each other. Things get wild, dirty, lovely, messy; everything I love in a story. If you like very twisted relationships this book is a must read.

FANS is written in 3 different POV: first person, second and third. Yes, it is possible! Kate has the talent to write 3 POVs perfectly. This was something that hooked me up and I couldn’t stop reading.

This book talks about depression, low self-esteem, drugs, alcohol and many other themes that are very important to touch in today’s society. Each character has their our story and together they create a time bomb that will leave you wanting more. Mira, Jeremy and Sebby are excellent characters. They are passionate teenagers trying to discover their place in the world.  The chemistry between them was great and it was another great fact about the book and that made me love it more.

Secondary characters were amazing and they all make a function in the story. My favorite was Rose, she was the character I wish the author write a spin-off novella about her. She’s the best lesbian character I ever read. Every time she showed up I was laughing. She gives a magical touch to the story. I loved her.

I love when a book challenge me to be a better writer and to dig in more in creating characters. With this book I learned to take risks. A book is not about what the audience need, it is about what the story needs.

Get ready for THE FEELS.

If you like Perks Of Being A Wallflower you are going to love Fans Of The Impossible Life.
**Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Collins for giving me the DRC on this book in exchange for an honest review.**