The I Am More Happy Than Not Tag

I was tagged by Joey at Thoughts and Afterthoughts to do the I Am More Happy Than Not Tag, which was adapted by Shelumiel @ Bookish and Awesome as a companion to Adam Silvera’s upcoming novel More Happy Than Not. Joey says there are no rules for the tag other than to “highlight ways you’ve been able to express happiness from the things—big and small—in your life.” Thanks for the tag, Joey! I’m super excited for More Happy Than Not, so this was a fun way to fill the time until publication!

Disclaimer: The image used in this tag was created by Lumi himself.


I am more happy than not when…

I sit down at the end of a long day with a cup of coffee and a good book.
I am driving down the road with the windows down and a song I love blaring through the speakers (most recent song obsessions: heavydirtysoul and Doubt by twenty one pilots)
Someone tells me they’ve read a book on my recommendation and LOVED it
I actually get to sleep in past 6 a.m.
A patron at the library is totally fine with me word-vomiting all over them while I give them recommendations
I Skype one of my best friends in Scotland for a chat because we’re always able to make each other laugh
I’m standing at the barrier surrounded by tons of strangers singing along at the top of my lungs with my favorite bands
My online job boss tells me I’m doing a great job and that she appreciates everything I do
I resurface after a few hours of being completely engrossed in a book

When I get restless and stressed and unhappy, I get more happy than not by taking a road trip, even if it’s only a few hours each way, taking a small road trip every few weeks helps settle me and my wanderlust. It makes me exceedingly happy to see new places, to meet new people, to be in the car by myself or with friends for hours just driving.

My family makes me more happy than not when we sit down for dinner and quote silly movies and joke about anything and everything.

Our new puppy and our crazy bird make me more happy than not when they cuddle up with me (definitely NOT at the same time).

Not going to lie (this might be silly), but getting mail (especially bookish mail) definitely makes me more happy than not. I love book mail or letters.

Whenever I’m at a book event surrounded by other bookish people, I’m way more happy than I usually am, and it just further confirms I should be working with books for the rest of my life.

I am more happy than not to help people with anything if I am able.

When I actually have time to paint or make art in one way or another, I am way more happy than I was before. Art is a release.

What makes you More Happy Than Not?

I’m tagging:

Rachel at Confessions of a Book Geek
Selah at A Bibliophile’s Style
Jenny at The Books, The Art, and Me
Katherine at Neon Yeti Reads
Ashley at Dear World…
Alison at Hardcovers and Heroines
Eden at Blogging Between the Lines
Shannon at It Starts at Midnight

AND YOU! Tell me why you are more happy than not.

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Book review: Valiant by Sarah McGuire (ARC)

Valiant by Sarah McGuireAuthor:  Sarah McGuire
Genre: Middle grade, fantasy, fairy tale retelling
Publisher: Egmont USA
Publication Date: April 28, 2015 (I thought it was June 9! That’s what Netgalley said. Oops)
384 pages, hardcover

Check out the full synopsis on Goodreads.

NOTE: I was provided with an e-ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Egmont USA for letting me read this!

Saville hates the bolts of fabric that her father loves more than her. After Saville’s father moves her to Reggen, he becomes ill, and she must find a way to survive, even if her plan involves wearing boy’s clothes and using those hated bolts of fabric to gain a commission from the king. Life gets even crazier when giants, which are supposed to only be stories, come for Reggen. Saville tricks them into leaving, and as court gossip does, tales of her triumph quickly turn into stories of giant slaying. But will the tailor be able to save the whole kingdom especially when she never meant to be a champion?

This one had a slow start for me. I don’t think we had enough time to really connect with any of the characters before things started happening – events during which we were supposed to care for them. I actually wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to finish it, but suddenly, somewhere in the story (almost halfway, I’d say), I got hooked. I don’t know whether it was the giants, the insane, power-hungry Duke, Saville’s daring bravery, or the love interest. But whatever it was, I raced through the rest of the book in no time. However, while I enjoyed reading Valiant, I felt like a lot of it was filler. There was a decent amount of time waiting for something to happen or with Saville’s inner thoughts that felt unnecessary.

On the other hand, I loved the creativity and the story here. It’s a retelling of The Valiant Little Tailor, but Valiant was also really imaginative and a tale of its own. Saville is a great character: brave, smart, and independent. Occasionally, I felt that she changed her mind too quickly; a few times, time that she spent deciding/learning/growing (like the first few months creating clothes for the king) was skimmed over, which made it hard to connect to her and the story.

The bottom line: Valiant is the simple story of a girl who becomes a champion. It’s creative and (after the beginning) pretty entertaining. It was fun to read but not without its problems. I’d recommend it to those who love fairy tale retellings, particularly those fairy tales that are usually ignored.

Rating: 6 – good, but not great

Waiting on Wednesday: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

Everything, Everything by Nicola YoonPublisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Author: Nicola Yoon

Release date: September 1, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads: This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Why I’m excited: You guys know how much I love books with non-traditional storytelling methods (like diary entries, letters, texts, etc), and this one has SO MANY. I’m so excited to see how the narrative of Everything, Everything comes together through all of these methods. Plus, a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world? This entire book sounds completely imaginative, unique, and seriously creative, and I CANNOT wait to read it. I can already tell it’s going to be incredible and I’m looking forward to falling in love with all of these characters, because how could you not?!

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Reads

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer or Ten Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads

I’m not really a beach-y person. If you can’t tell from my picture, I’m pretty pale. I’m one of those people that gets sunburned after about twenty minutes on the beach. BUT I do have a hammock on my front porch, so my list is ten books I plan on reading on the hammock this summer. 🙂 All titles linked to Goodreads.

Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid  Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith  Mosquitoland by David Arnold  More Happy Than Not  Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-Up by Grace Helbig
Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-Up by Grace Helbig

The Scorpio Races  The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh  Paperweight by Meg Haston  Jessica Darling's It List by Megan McCafferty  Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Paperweight by Meg Haston
Jessica Darling’s It List by Megan McCafferty
Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day

What books do you plan to read this summer? On the beach or not.

ARC Review: The Devil You Know by Trish Doller

I read this book is two days. It’s ridiculously fast-paced, well-written, thrilling, and pretty swoony.

The Devil You Know by Trish DollerAuthor:  Trish Doller
Genre: Young adult, contemporary, thriller
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
256 pages, hardcover

Check out the full synopsis on Goodreads.

NOTE: I was provided with an e-ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Bloomsbury USA Childrens for letting me read this!

Cadie is tired. Tired of her life, and tired of taking care of her depressed father and acting as mother to her four-year-old brother. She has dreams of adventure and travel, but she is constantly forced to put those aside to take care of her family. So when the opportunity presents itself to join two ridiculously attractive cousins on a road-trip down to the tip of Florida, she says yes. It’s impulsive and spontaneous and yeah, pretty stupid, but it never felt like something a teenage girl wouldn’t do.

I loved Cadie. She was strong, brave, smart, and independent. She took charge of her life and her body and it was AWESOME reading about a woman like that. Cadie takes ownership of herself and it was both refreshing and empowering. Those are the types of things teenage girls need to be reading about. Not once did Cadie’s independence feel cheap or out of character. Doller flawlessly weaves all of these things into Cadie’s character. And even when Cadie was making seriously STUPID decisions, I still liked her character.

The romance was…tangible. Both of the cousins are swoon-worthy, but the romance between Cadie and the main love interest was very convincing. Their chemistry was easy to see and their conversations and scenes together were really well-done. Really, really great chemistry here. The Devil You Know is a thriller though, which means there’s several twists and the creep factor is turned up to eleven. I won’t say I was all that shocked by the ending, mostly because it uses a few main thriller tropes, but it was still clever and smart.

The bottom line: The Devil You Know is a fast-paced, exciting thriller with tons of suuuuuperrrr great chemistry between Cadie and her main love interest. A tad predictable but so well-done and entertaining that I didn’t really mind. It’s got a girl and sex-positive message that I wish I could broadcast to girls everywhere. I definitely plan on reading more Trish Doller.

Rating: 7.5 – between pretty good and freaking fantastic

Stacking the Shelves: #booksfortrade, #NOVLbox, and BAM!

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

I hardly EVER do Stacking the Shelves, but I got so many awesome books this week that I HAD to share! 🙂

If you’re on Twitter, you might’ve seen the #booksfortrade hashtag that started recently. It’s AWESOME. All you have to do is post a picture (or list) of the books you no longer want and would like to trade, and you are able to trade them with other people for books you DO want! A lot of the time it happens pretty quickly too, which is great. For example, I posted that I was interested in finding an ARC of I.W. Gregorio’s None of the Above, and I traded with Eden Grey for my HC of The Girl from the Well in TWELVE minutes! How cool is that? So this week, I received None of the Above from Eden and Article 5 (which I traded for my HC of Dorothy Must Die) from Sarah!

None of the Above ARC Article 5 HC

I also received the NOVL box I won from the amazing people at The NOVL (the cool people at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers). April’s NOVL box was curated by Jennifer E. Smith who I LOVE, so I was so excited to get it! I loved everything in it. The only problem was that I actually already own all three of Jen’s books as well as an ARC of her new book, so the only new book I got is Jessica Darling’s It List, which I’m looking forward to reading! Plus, I got some whoopie pie mix I can’t wait to try! I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the duplicate Jen books, but it’ll probably mean a fun giveaway! Thanks so much to the lovely people at The NOVL for this awesome box!

April NOVL box

Today I went to Books-A-Million with a friend of mine and bought a few things! I got: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS ONE), issues #3 & 4 of Return of the Living Deadpool (both for cheaper than the list price of ONE!), and Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up (for $4.97!!). I got ALL of this for only $21 which I was pretty excited about.

BAM haul

One more thing! I was waiting on my friend to get her stuff together at the library (where she works) before we went to BAM, and I found a HC copy of Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings in the sale section for ONE DOLLAR! It has a part cut out in the back where the barcode used to be (it was a library copy that was replaced) but it’s still in pretty good shape and it was A DOLLAR! I loved her most recent book Belzhar, so I’m looking forward to trying this one.

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Did you get any books this week? Tell me what you got in the comments or send me pictures!

Book Review: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen (ARC)

Saint Anything by Sarah DessenAuthor:  Sarah Dessen

Genre: Young adult, contemporary

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Publication Date: May 5, 2015

432 pages, hardcover

Check out the full synopsis on Goodreads.

Shout out to Kelly from Live, Love, Read for letting me borrow this ARC!

I’ve been a fan of Sarah Dessen since I was in high school and after having read Saint Anything, I’ve now read all of her books. Because this was written by Sarah Dessen, it is, of course, very enjoyable, but it’s not my favorite Dessen book by far.

I think the main reason I didn’t enjoy it as much is because it’s…loud? It’s loud about what it’s trying to say, and the reason I’ve enjoyed so many of her other books (especially Just Listen and The Truth about Forever– my favorite Dessens) is because they are quiet and earnest in the message that’s coming across, whether it’s about friendship, family, love, or growing up. Personally, I saw a lot of the story coming, especially the part revolving around the creepy older family-friend. It’s obvious, and I think that’s what I didn’t like about it. I definitely think this is one of those it’s-not-you-it’s-ME things because I know several people who’ve loved Saint Anything.

HOWEVER, it’s still Sarah Dessen and its pages are still full of her wonderful, easy-going writing. Dessen has this amazing knack of writing absolutely perfect conversations between friends about every day nonsense. Like I always do, I LOVED the friendship storyline in the book, especially the one between Sydney, our main character, and Layla, the French-fry-obsessed girl she meets at her new school. Plus, Sarah Dessen is always able to make me fall for the boy even when he is practically ordinary (in the best way). I also thought it was interesting to see the dichotomy between Sydney’s rather uptight family and Layla’s (the Chathams) somewhat crazy, loud, and wonderfully fun family. (Quick note to say I think the storyline with Sydney’s super-controlling, over the top mom went on WAY too long)

The bottom line: So – did I like this one or not? I did. Of course I did. I always enjoy Sarah Dessen’s writing and characters. I was just a little disappointed in how obvious it was. Despite my personal opinions about Saint Anything’s shortcomings, I still think A LOT of people will fall head over heels for this one. Some people prefer books that are straight-forward and apparent with their message. That’s this one. No matter what, I will read EVERYTHING Sarah Dessen writes. Forever.

Rating: 6 – good, but not great

From Page to Screen: The Scorch Trials Trailer

Alright, you guys. The Scorch Trials trailer premiered the same day I did a post about the new movie poster, so I wanted to wait a day or two to post about the trailer. So let me show it to you and then we’ll discuss it after, okay? Here it is:

Now that you’ve seen it, let’s talk about it. This is going to be a little ranty. If you’ve read the book, this movie trailer is NOTHING like it. There are characters with the group that shouldn’t even BE with the group; there is information given to Thomas and the Gladers that was NEVER given to them like that; there’s just a lot of stuff that’s different. It’s really annoying, but at the same time, it does look pretty AWESOME. It’s still going to be a good movie, I think. Now that I’ve seen TMR and separated the book and the movie in the mind, I can go into TST knowing it’s going to be SO different. Also, the Scorch looks EXACTLY like I pictured, so that’s definitely a plus. I’ve seen that James Dashner actually approved all of these changes. Do any of you guys know if that’s true and where I can see that?

What do YOU think about the trailer?

GABRIEL BOOK BLITZ (The Styclar Saga #2) + Interview

Hi, lovelies! I’m excited to be part of the Gabriel Pre-Order Book Blitz! Gabriel is the second book in the Styclar Saga by Nikki Kelly and it comes out in October of this year! I know it’s super far away, so to tie you over, we’ve got a really cool interview with Nikki. Plus, you could always look at that awesome book cover for a while. AND why not go ahead and pre-order the book? I mean, you can pre-order it on Amazon for only $14.91! OR get it for $14.76 on Barnes and Noble!

ABOUT

Title: Gabriel

Author: Nikki Kelly

Series: The Styclar Saga #2

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Release Date: October 27th 2015

Pages: 352

Goodreads Page

 

Synopsis:

The handsome Angel from Lailah gets center stage in this continuation of Wattpad sensation Nikki Kelly’s romantic and action-packed series about mortals, vampires, and angels.

Gabriel is an Angel Descendant. He’s also an ally to a generation of vampires who want to break away from the demon who controls them. His faith in the power of good over evil wavers, however, when he discovers that Lailah, the woman he considers his only true love, may be both angel and demon. Is their love enough to overcome the dark forces who are ready to go to war with Gabriel, the vampire Jonah, and the angel and vampire forces? And can Gabriel compete with Jonah, who is also in love with Lailah?

Once again, Nikki Kelly looks deeply into the heart and soul of good and evil to create a romantic, action-packed reading adventure.

INTERVIEW

Will we get a peek at Styclar Plena in the current action of the book or are we doomed to just hear about from Gabriel’s memories only?
Lol doomed you say?! I can tell you exclusively, here in this interview, that in Book3 we get to go to to third dimension, and the first dimension (Styclar-Plena) in the current action of the book 😉

I need a sneak peak! What’s going to happen with Jonah? *waves #TeamJonah flag*
…Now that would be telling 😉 You can, however, get a sneak peek through the Gabriel cover reveal blog tour, where I shared 6 excerpts form Book2: http://www.thestyclarsaga.com/blog-tour/

Can you describe this second book in a tweet? (140 characters)
Just when you think you know… you have no idea 😉 #TheStyclarSaga #GABRIEL #NoMercy

Best gif that describes Jonah and another for Gabriel?

How much of Jonah will we see in Gabriel?
Plenty, I promise! 😉 The second book may be titled GABRIEL, but it is told from Lailah’s POV. The reason the book is called GABRIEL is because there is a focus on what becomes of Gabriel’s ‘soul’ if you will. Take my word for it though, Jonah gets plenty of ‘screen time’ 😉
If you were FORCED (hahahahha) to help Gabriel or Jonah train to be lifeguards, who would you choose?? Obviously they will only be wearing red speedos. 😉
Sadly, I wouldn’t be able to help either train to be a lifeguard as my ability in water is non-existant… That said… *has idea!* I could quite easily throw myself in and begin to drown (because that would require no acting on my part what so ever) and then they would have to jump in and save me… In fact, I think that’s exactly what we should do, that way we also get to see both of the boys in red speedos.. because #HellsYes !
In 10 words or less, what can we expect from Gabriel?
A definite need to *fist pump and plenty of *face palming!
(Okay, I know that was 11, but it was close!)
What’s the ONE thing about the series that you’d like readers to know that they don’t know already? : )
There are elements of my own life weaved through the story telling of the entire series. When I say I gave a part of myself to these novels, I wasn’t joking!

What inspired you to mix vampires and angels together?
I wanted to tell a story about light and dark, good and evil if you will, and how things are never quite what they seem….To do this for the saga, I borrowed a little here and there from my own belief system, and I was able to create new worlds and beings, but utilize existing belief or myth on which to base them. For example, the two worlds the beings emerged from were based on the concept of Heaven and Hell. I then spun that into something else entirely. I took the myths about vampires and angels etc. and tried to demonstrate how, through storytelling and game of telephone, the idea of what they are has become quite different from the truth – the truth of course being the reality of things in my books! If you want to tell a story about light and dark, preconceived notions and perception, what two better candidates than Gabriel and Jonah, an Angel and a Vampire in which to explore those very themes!
What was the most challenging part of writing Gabriel?
Lailah picks her ship! That was not an easy thing to pen! **eep**
Lailah was such a successful start to this series, people seemed to really love it! Did that make you feel additional pressure to ensure the sequel was just as good?
When people express their love for your story it always adds to the pressure of making sure you get it right, not just for your characters, not just for you, but for the reader. But there will always be instances where the reader doesn’t agree with something that happens as the journey progresses, for example which ship makes it out the port! 😉 I always keep the readers in mind, but ultimately I have to be true and honest to the characters and their story, even if it means that sometimes people want to throw things at you! So yes, I guess the prospect of twitter bombs being slung my way adds to the pressure!
If you had a chance to re-live your life, what would you have done differently?
Not a single thing. Every shelf I ever stacked, every customer I ever served, every diary I ever organised… in fact, every minute of every day, all the laughs and all the tears led me tohere—and here is the most wonderful place. There is a very fine balance between having ambition and gumption to go out and make your dreams a reality, trying to find the ‘good times’ if you like, and being able to see and know exactly when you are in them! I’m in them now.
If a celebrity was going to play Gabriel, who would it be and why?
Alex Pettyfer for sure because he’s a very talented English actor… yada, yada, yada… Okay people, lets keep it real #LeSwoon .. #NuffSaid
If you had to pick ONE song that either represents you or your books, what song would you pick? (You can totally pick one for you and one for your books if you want!)
For Styclar— Imagine Dragons:Demons For me—Boyzone:Words
Where did Gabriel and jonah come from? Any real life influences?
Gabriel and Jonah both possess qualities form my own bea 🙂 He was a little more like Jonah when I met him (I was 16) and he’s a little more like Gabriel now, but when I ask nicely he will still, from time to time, point his collar up 😉
ALSO, What do you love most about Jonah?
He’s a bit rough around the edges, but give him a polish and he shines likes a diamond 🙂

And in case you haven’t read Lailah yet. . . .

ABOUT

Title: Lailah
Author: Nikki Kelly
Series: The Styclar Saga #1
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Synopsis:

The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

NIKKI KELLY was born and raised only minutes away from the chocolately scent of Cadbury World in Birmingham, England. Lailah was first launched to Wattpad, an online readers and writers community. Within six months, the novel had over one million reads. Lailah is Nikki’s debut novel, and the first book in The Styclar Saga. She lives in London with her husband and their dogs, Alfie (a pug) and Goose (a Chihuahua).

LAILAH is my debut novel, and first launched in serial form to wattpad, a readers & writers community. Within just 6months, LAILAH had over a million reads and thousands of comments and votes.

Since then, The Styclar Saga has gone on to pick up a traditional deal with Feiwel & Friends, and LAILAH, the first book in the series is due for release on October 7th 2014.

These days I spend my time balancing my amazing job of writing fantasy fiction, with my other, very important role of Chocolate Connoisseur. I like to multitask and do the two together. It makes me happy.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

Dumplin' by Julie MurphyPublisher: Balzer + Bray

Author: Julie Murphy

Release date: September 15, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads: Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

Why I’m excited: I’ve only read the synopsis for Dumplin’ and I can already tell I’m going have my heart stolen by this book, just like it says. I love the body positive message and I think it sounds absolutely adorable and wonderful and everything I want in a book right now. I was sadly declined for an ARC of the book on Edelweiss, but that’s okay because I’ll be buying it as soon as it comes out! I think that Will sounds like a brave, strong, beautiful, amazing character, and I cannot wait to meet and connect with her. GO BIG OR GO HOME. P.s. Balzer + Bray has been putting out so many amazing books!