Happy Monday everyone! And more importantly, happy #ARCstravaganza day! How was everyone’s weekend? Did you do anything exciting? Or did you get lots of reading time?! My weekend was insane! But in a good way. I was very lucky to have been invited to the Fall Preview by Penguin Random House Canada on Friday, which was a great event (and every exciting for me, since it was my first one)! I was able to hear about some awesome, upcoming releases, and hear from three Canadian authors (whose books I was also able to take home after the event). The drive from my home, to Toronto, is no joke. But it was definitely worth it to attend this event. On Saturday I worked for 12 hours, and Sunday I was up early, and headed back to Toronto for HarperCollins’ Frenzy Presents event! There we heard about some awesome upcoming YA from HarperCollins, heard from star authors Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), Julie Murphy (Dumplin‘, and Ramona Blue), and Becky Albertalli (Simon VS. the Homo Sapiens Agenda)! I will be blog posts about this event, and the Penguin one as well, so keep an eye out for those this week or next!
For those of you coming across this meme for this first time, it was originally created by Krysti at YA and Wine, and hosted by her, and Sarah at The Clever Reader. Due to personal circumstances, however, they have had to let it go. We were all very sad to see the meme go, but then Krysti asked me if I wanted to take it over, and I said yes!
For those of you unfamiliar with #ARCstravaganza, it’s a meme meant to encourage book bloggers to show off and discuss their ARCs (advanced reader copies)! If this sounds like something for you, please check out the info page about the meme here. Another change is that #ARCstravaganza participants can share their posts on their blogs, Instagram, or Twitter (or all three)! Please just be sure to tag your social media posts with the hashtag, or share a link to your blog post on my blog post for each week, so that we can find it!
– My ARC Choice –
Warcross by Marie Lu
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As those of you following me on social media will know, my reading schedule for September and October got way out of hand! Both months were already filled up many weeks ago, but the more that I saw people raving about Warcross by Marie Lu, the more I felt as if I would really miss out if I didn’t request a copy and read it. The rational side of my brain said “no, Flavia. You have enough books to read for like…the next millennia.” But my heart won out, as it usually does, and I sent in a request. Sigh. But, no regrets! The book came in the mail last Friday, while I was away at the Penguin event that I mentioned in my intro (which I found amusing, since the book was sent to me from that office), and I was able to film some unpacking videos for you guys in Insta (and also uploaded them on Twitter, if you wanted to go see them, since the stories on Insta will have expired by now). This book comes out tomorrow, so I thought it’d be fitting to go with this book considering that, and how excited I am to read it!
– About the Book –
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Imprint: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date published: September 12, 2017
Page Count: 368
Review: Coming September 2017.
Synopsis: For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING MY #ARCSTRAVAGANZA POST! HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? OR, IF YOU HAVEN’T YET, ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO READING IT? OR NOT? WHICH UPCOMING RELEASES ARE YOU EXCITED FOR? AND WHICH PAST 2017 WERE YOUR FAVOURITES? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!