3 posts in one day…this Book Princess needs to exercise some book chill. But I had two amazing memes to take part in and an amazing book to review, so I had to visit you all for a third time today.
#ARCstravaganza is hosted by the wonderful ladies of YA and Wine – Krysti and Sarah – where each week, we showcase one of the best perks of being a book blogger – those glorious ARCs – on our blogs, Instagrams, or both! And when you participate? You’ll be entered to win a YA ARC each month! How cool is that? Find out more about it here!
I present this week’s feature ARC without further ado…
Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
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.
This book does have a lot of triggers – it is about an unhealthy relationship, and it does contain topics such as abuse, mental illness, suicide, and rape.
I was kind of torn on which ARC I should feature this week. I just started The Disappearances, and I adore that cover, but I wasn’t sure I could do the cover justice this week with my Instagramming skills. XD But then I remembered I just finished Bad Romance, and I really just want to talk about this forever, so my mind was instantly made up.
To tell the truth, I was interested in this book, but I wasn’t highly anticipating it. I wasn’t like, OMG OMG OMG but I saw it on Netgalley, I thought I would give it a shot. AND I AM SO GLAD THAT I DID. It was amazinggggggggggg. My review probably won’t be until sometime next week or later this week, but I can’t wait to share my thoughts.
I probably wouldn’t have picked this up had it not been for book blogging and seeing it so much on here, and that is one of the beauties of being part of this community – you discover books that made you feel the most you ever have in a book when you never would have before. Gals and guys, you’re definitely going to be needing to pick up this book.