Goodreads Monday ~ Bad Romance

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Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!

My (Not So) Random Pick

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By Heather Demetrios
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN13: 9781627797726
Pages: 368
Genre: YA Contemporary

Synopsis:

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape.

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.

Okay, so I am very aware this is not a typical read for me, but I am trying to expand this year. Lilly at Lair of Books is fantastic for featuring diverse reads and she reviewed this yesterday. I could not shake the desire to pick this up after reading her review. Check it out here.

Have you read this? what are your thoughts on the synopsis?

Happy Monday!

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You Choose, I Read: 2nd Selection Is..

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This is the 2nd title selected for this feature. So far I am beyond thrilled with how well received this has been. It has provided me with a way to explore new titles and connect with some of you better. I look forward to many more selections!


Selection #2

Thank you Geoffrey for my next selection, which happens to be another fairy tale.  I am not complaining 😉

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Goodreads Information Here

This was Geoffrey’s alternate selection, and even though fairy tales can certainly be classified as children’s/middle grade reads, I always welcome the opportunity to explore them. They hold a special place in my heart.


Next Selection

After my review is posted, I will host another drawing for the next selection. Please feel free to enter the same title over and over if you wish! The idea is to explore as many of your favorites as possible (or maybe least favorites 😉 ).

Cheers!

Danielle ❤

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Goodreads Monday ~ The House of the Spirits

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Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!

My Random Pick

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The House of the Spirits
By Isabel Allende
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9780553383805
Pages: 448
Genre: Magical Realism/Historical Fiction

Synopsis:

In one of the most important and beloved Latin American works of the twentieth century, Isabel Allende weaves a luminous tapestry of three generations of the Trueba family, revealing both triumphs and tragedies.

Here is patriarch Esteban, whose wild desires and political machinations are tempered only by his love for his ethereal wife, Clara, a woman touched by an otherworldly hand. Their daughter, Blanca, whose forbidden love for a man Esteban has deemed unworthy infuriates her father, yet will produce his greatest joy: his granddaughter Alba, a beautiful, ambitious girl who will lead the family and their country into a revolutionary future.

The House of the Spirits is an enthralling saga that spans decades and lives, twining the personal and the political into an epic novel of love, magic, and fate.

This sounds like a wonderful saga that comes backed with an outstanding number of rave reviews and ratings. Have you read The House of the Spirits or any of the author’s work? Do you have a favorite saga you would recommend?

Happy Reading!

Danielle

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