Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart (Review)

33843362Title: Genuine Fraud
Author: E. Lockhart
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mystery
Imprint: Delacorte Press
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date published: September 5, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 272
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisThe story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

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Top Ten Tuesday (#31): Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

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Hello everyone, and welcome to my Top Ten Tuesday post for this week! This theme, or prompt, is one which has me very excited because…I love Fall! I also thought that it’d be an easy choice, but once I looked at the official start and end dates for Fall, my face kind of fell, haha. Choosing the books on my TBR from September 22 to December 21st…well, let’s just say I didn’t know that Fall lasted that long because I live in Canada, and we get snow by some time in November usually. And when there’s snow on the ground, for me it officially becomes winter. But back to the books! Read on if you’d like to see which books I’m most excited to read for the rest of 2017 (and I’ll be listing them in the order that I’ll be reading them)!

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#ARCstravaganza (#10): They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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Happy Monday once again! I don’t know about you, but this meme is like…the only thing I look forward to on Mondays. Okay, that’s a lie maybe. I love my job, and the work that I do! Honestly. But back to #ARCstravaganza! I’m very excited about the book I’ve picked for this week because I’d been eyeing it since (I believe) sometime last year, before it even had a cover, and then chickened out from requesting it…because it is going to be a sob-fest in my house when I read it. Judging from my feelings regarding the synopsis, and what I have heard from blogger friends, I will be weeping uncontrollably. I might even disappear off social media for a few days! We’ll see. But anyway, I received a copy when I went to Frenzy Presents last Sunday, so now I have to read it! And I am both excited and terrified!

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Top Ten Tuesday (#30): Ten Books I Loved During The First Year I Started My Blog

toptentuesday2Soooo, I started blogging in April of 2016. Yes, just last year. But it seems like I’ve been doing this for so much longer than that! I feel like this has been my hobby for as long as I can remember. Very strange, all in all. But anyway, here are my top 10 favourite books that I read in the first year that I started my blog…last year…haha. These are all still current favourites as well, which goes to show just how much I liked them. Maybe I’ll have to take a look back in a year, or 2, or 3, and see how I feel about them then? It would be interesting to do, I think!

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Top Ten Tuesday (#29): Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving

toptentuesday2Oh my goodness. It’s been so long since I’ve made one of these Top Ten Tuesday posts! They went on hiatus for a while, and when they came back, I was just too busy with other things. The themes also didn’t really inspire me. Usually when I would complete the Top Ten Tuesday posts, I would start making a list in my head the moment that I saw the prompt! This didn’t happen for me with the last few prompts, but kind of did for this one? So, I thought, why not get back into it now? I should be reading right now, but really want to be writing in stead, for some reason. Woops.

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Calendar Girls (#9 / September 2017): Best Contemporary Novel

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How is this the 8th monthly Calendar Girls?! And how is it already August! It feels just like yesterday that Melanie and I were putting our heads together trying to figure out what we wanted our blog event to be. Before we know it, our baby will be turning 1 year old! *sniffle* Well, maybe not quite yet. But anyway! This month it’s all about that historical fiction, and I cannot wait to see what all of you will have picked / will pick!

Also, there will be no Calendar Girls themed readalong this month, because Melanie and I are both too busy (me partially because I had already planned to do another readalong this month for A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. If you’d like to join that, please sign up using the Google Form provided here, and also for the newsletter if you want reminders!)

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Monthly Wrap-Up (August 2017)

tumblr_ms9a56yZkR1sfyf8ho1_500I’m sorry guys, but Jin was too busy to send out kisses this time around. Also, I really wanted to use an autumn-themed GIF! And what can be more autumn-themed for me, than a pumpkin and a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte?! Well, maybe a few things. Or many things. But, these are two out of the many things that I love about autumn. I also love Fall fashion, bundling up with a cup of hot tea and a good book. Alright. On to the re-cap!

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#ARCstravaganza (#7): Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

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Firstly, I would like to apologize for this post going up late. Yes, it is still Monday, and therefore still acceptable, but I usually have this post written and scheduled for 8 am, days in advance. As some of you may have heard, Flavia got a new job! Yay! I am finally editing books for a living (somewhat), and although it’s an internship, it’s where we all have to start, and I’m still extremely happy. I am learning a lot, and working my bum off so that I can gain as much knowledge and experience within the 3 months that I’ll be doing this internship. It was due to this reason that I worked close to 12 hours every day last week, and then stayed up until 4 am in order to finish a project in time for a deadline. I’m crazy, I know, but I did it! But anyway, that is why this post is a little later than usual, and I hope that all of your will understand!

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The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian (ARC Review)

y648Title: The Authentics
Author: Abdi Nazemian
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Imprint: Balzer + Bray
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date published: August 8, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 299
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisThe Authentics is a fresh, funny, and insightful novel about culture, love, and family—the kind we are born into and the ones we create.
Daria Esfandyar is Iranian-American and proud of her heritage, unlike some of the “Nose Jobs” in the clique led by her former best friend, Heidi Javadi. Daria and her friends call themselves the Authentics, because they pride themselves on always keeping it real.

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#ARCstravaganza (#4): The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian

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Hello everyone! And Happy Monday! (Or I hope it’s a happy Monday. I know that some people really hate Mondays). But maybe it’ll be better if you participate in #ARCstravaganza like me! I know that over the past month it’s helped me feel happier about Mondays, and has also made me look forward to them! I know! Weird.

I also have a bit of news for you (in the case that you have no read my previous #ARCstravaganza post). While this meme was created by Krysti at YA and Wine, and hosted by her, and Sarah at The Clever Reader, due to personal circumstances they have had to let it go. For part of last Monday some of us were saying our goodbyes to #ARCstravaganza, and I for one was quite sad to no longer be able to participate in such a fun meme. But then Krysti came to its rescue when she asked me if I wanted to take over the meme! And here we are.

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