Lisa’s Looking Foward To #26 – August 20th, 2019

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Back to joining up with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can’t
Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  This week there are three on my list.

From my ARC list for August 20th:

Really sounds like a fun read!  Very time appropriate as well.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Equal parts Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl and Jennifer Mathieu’s Moxie, this fiercely crafted feminist YA novel takes on fandom, accountability, and doing the right thing. Even when it hurts.

Lainey
wouldn’t mind lugging a camera around a video game convention for her
brother, aka YouTube superstar Codemeister, except for one big problem.
He’s funny and charming online, but behind closed doors, Cody is a
sexist jerk.

SamTheBrave came to this year’s con with one
mission: meeting Codemeister—because getting his idol’s attention could
be the big break Sam needs.

ShadowWillow is already a
successful streamer. But when her fans start shipping her with Code,
Shadow concocts a plan to turn the rumors to her advantage.

The
three teens’ paths collide when Lainey records one of Cody’s hateful
rants on video. Because she’s determined to spill the truth to her
brother’s fans—even if that means putting Sam and Shadow in the
crosshairs.

Told through three relatable voices and arriving on the heels of the author’s widely praised debut novel, Kat and Meg Conquer the World, this sophomore novel is a nuanced and timely story about followers, fame, and fighting for what’s right.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE
 

I’ve got an ARC  of this one and will be part of a blog tour the week after this comes out, so look out for my review on August 26th I think!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Debut YA author
Natasha Díaz pulls from her personal experience to inform this powerful
coming-of-age novel about the meaning of friendship, the joyful
beginnings of romance, and the racism and religious intolerance that can
both strain a family to the breaking point and strengthen its bonds.

Who is Nevaeh Levitz?

Growing
up in an affluent suburb of New York City, sixteen-year-old Nevaeh
Levitz never thought much about her biracial roots. When her Black mom
and Jewish dad split up, she relocates to her mom’s family home in
Harlem and is forced to confront her identity for the first time.

Nevaeh
wants to get to know her extended family, but one of her cousins can’t
stand that Nevaeh, who inadvertently passes as white, is too privileged,
pampered, and selfish to relate to the injustices they face on a daily
basis as African Americans. In the midst of attempting to blend their
families, Nevaeh’s dad decides that she should have a belated bat
mitzvah instead of a sweet sixteen, which guarantees social humiliation
at her posh private school. Even with the push and pull of her two
cultures, Nevaeh does what she’s always done when life gets complicated:
she stays silent.

It’s only when Nevaeh stumbles upon a secret
from her mom’s past, finds herself falling in love, and sees firsthand
the prejudice her family faces that she begins to realize she has a
voice. And she has choices. Will she continue to let circumstances
dictate her path? Or will she find power in herself and decide once and
for all who and where she is meant to be?

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

I think I’ve been seeing some reviews of this one around lately, and definitely interested!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

A timely, searing, and unconventional romance from an urgent new voice in young adult fiction

In
one impulsive moment the summer before they leave for college,
overachievers Scarlett and David plunge into an irresistible swirl of
romance, particle physics, and questionable decisions. Told in
non-linear, vivid first-person chapters, As Many Nows As I Can Get
is the story of a grounded girl who’s pulled into a lightning-strike
romance with an electric-charged boy, and the enormity of the aftermath.
Cerebral, accessible, bold, and unconventionally romantic, this is a
powerful debut about grief, guilt, and reconciling who you think you
need to be with the person you’ve been all along.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

  

Final Thoughts:
Have you read any of these yet?  Are they
on your TBR?  I don’t have a Cleaning Up my TBR giveaway this week due to my exciting weekend at Book Bonanza, which I need to make up a post for soon!

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29 Responses to “Lisa’s Looking Foward To #26 – August 20th, 2019”

  1. Literary Feline

    All of these sound like fun and relevant reads. I haven't heard of them before, but you've got me curious! I am adding them to my wish list. I hope you love them. Have a great day!

  2. Samantha@WLABB

    I read the first two, and liked them. I did like a lot of things about Fan the Fame, though I struggled a bit with the self righteousness of one of the MCs, but I loved the others, so it made up for it.

    • Lisa Mandina

      Sometimes it is just little things that bother us, but other things can make up for it. Glad to hear your thoughts! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Olivia's Catastrophe

    I'd only heard of Colour Me In before and it sounds like such a good and nice diverse read. Love the themes it deals with. I also really cannot wait to read it. And Fan the Flame looks good to me!!

  4. Reese's Reviews

    I'm equally excited for Color Me In!!! Super duper excited since I heard of it. Thank you for sharing. I'm still on by book buying ban so I'm trying not to get too excited about new books haha! Have a great August! I hope you get the books you want.

    Sharrice @Reese's Reviews

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