Continuing on the previous Wednesdays theme I’m going to show you three more of the books I’m taking to YALC this year in hope of getting to meet the author and hopefully the chance to get them signed. The three books today are three I picked up because of YALC last year The exact opposite of okay by Laura Steven, Clean by Juno Dawson and Things a bright girl can do by Sally Nicholls. Another repeat from last week most of the book are on my to read or reread pile so I can review them on here, so instead of a stupidly long post I’m going to upload a picture and little synopsis.
The exact opposite of okay by Laura Steven
One of the books that caught my eye last year, I was unlucky with this one and didn’t manage to get a copy but the wonderful Bibliojordan manged to get an ARC (and kept reminding me I had to read it), I did get a chance to speak to Laura though so it wasn’t too bad.
Izzy never expected to be eighteen and internationally reviled. But when explicit photos involving her, a politician's son and a garden bench are published online, the trolls set out to take her apart.
Armed with best friend Ajita and a metric ton of nachos, she tries to laugh it off - but as the daily slut-shaming intensifies, she soon learns the way the world treats teenage girls is not okay. It's the Exact Opposite of Okay. Bitingly funny and shockingly relevant, The Exact Opposite of Okay is a bold, brave and necessary read.
Clean by Juno Dawson
I managed get an extract from Juno at YALC and I was hooked. The beautiful matte white with shiny white writing looked amazing and made got me excited to see how the final book would come out. I was also stupidly lucky to get what I think is an advanced copy from BKMRK (thanks again) which keeps the main matte white and white theme from the sample but the detailing is in rose gold. Now I’m having the eternal debate of owning all three different covers.
When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she's hit rock bottom. She's wrong. Rock bottom is when she's forced into an exclusive rehab facility.
From there, the only way is up for Lexi and her fellow inmates, including the mysterious Brady. As she faces her demons, Lexi realises love is the most powerful drug of all.
It's a dirty business getting clean.
Addiction and redemption, love and despair. Clean will have you hooked from the first page and with a stunning rose gold foil cover, Clean will also look amazing on your bookshelf.
Things a bright girl can do by Sally Nicholls
There is so much I loved about this book just from seeing the book publicised at YALC, before I even had the chance to read the synopsis. There is honestly so much excellent content put into this story Suffragettes, the social history of Edwardian society and the impact of WWI
Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.
Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university. Enraged that she is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart rather than be educated, she joins the Suffragettes, and vows to pay the ultimate price for women's freedom.
May is fifteen, and already sworn to the cause, though she and her fellow Suffragists refuse violence. When she meets Nell, a girl who's grown up in hardship, she sees a kindred spirit.
Together and in love, the two girls start to dream of a world where all kinds of women have their place. But the fight for freedom will challenge Evelyn, May and Nell more than they ever could believe.
- The Hazelwood by Melissa Albert
- The Fandom by Anna Day
- The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill
- The Sin Eaters Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
- Unboxed by Non Pratt
- Truth or Dare by Non Pratt
- Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher
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