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May 2013 Young Adult Book Releases

Holy almost-summer, Batman! HOW IS IT MAY? Hello warmer weather and lazy days lounging outside with a good book! Let us know which of these May 2013 young adult book releases you’re looking forward to most! ↔ MAY 1 The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr Goodreads | Amazon | Magan’s Review Description: Lucy Beck-Moreau once […]

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May 5, 2013 - 10:00 am

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - So many good books being released in May. So many beach reads, so little time!

May 4, 2013 - 9:50 pm

Rachel - Sometimes I honestly wish I could pause all these new releases so I can catch up and be ready for them. I want to read almost every May release, excluding September Girls because I will never put myself through the torture that is that book. I’ve already read/own a lot of these, but I really can’t wait for Five Summers to come out. That totally looks like a me book.

May 4, 2013 - 5:49 pm

candy - I never really paid much attention to mentions of The Rules for Disappearing bc for a teen mom’s perspective it sounds like a book about a teen running away,which can be a scary thought for a mom.But now that I read the Description here,I want to read it.I also love this idea of the Author being from Louisiana like me.Thanks for posting about theses books.I also want to read Golden and Parallel.

May 3, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Annie - Oooh, May seems like an amazing month! I’m definitely going to grab Winger as soon as it comes out! Marked it on my calendar! 🙂

May 3, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Leticia (@osoordinary) - Reboot!Reboot!Reboot! Can’t wait to read it! Also, I won an ARC of Parallel so I’m excited to read that! It’ll be my first parallel universes book and I’m newly interested, after having just completed the Fringe TV series! = )

May 3, 2013 - 11:45 am

Alexa Y. - Oh Lord, there goes all my cash! (Just kidding.) (Not really.) Seriously, there’s a ton of good stuff on here! My favorite, without a doubt, is Golden because I loved that book so.

May 3, 2013 - 10:36 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Holy almost-summer, Batman is right!! My wallet is soooo suffering this month, that’s for sure. I’ve already read a few but there are sooo many more I can’t wait to read! 🙂

May 3, 2013 - 8:51 am

Bookworm1858 - So many good titles-I want to read almost all of these and the only ones I’ve picked up so far are Reboot, The Rules for Disappearing, and The Book of Broken Hearts. I can’t wait to get these other ones!

May 3, 2013 - 6:39 am

Hannah @ Matter Loved Dust - Some of these have different UK release dates so I picked up ‘Invisibility’ yesterday which I’m excited to start. Also really looking forward to ‘The Originals’ and ‘Winger’!

Magan: Art Girls Are Easy by Julie Klausner

Art Girls Are Easy by Julie Klausner (website | twitter) Publication Date: May 7, 2013 Publisher: Poppy Pages: 240 Target audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: young artist, summer camp, crushing on an older guy, friendships Format read: ARC from NetGalley via the publisher. (Thanks!) Summer: Indigo is plunging into her last summer at the Silver […]

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May 20, 2013 - 12:02 am

Art Girls Are Easy | Julie Klausner | DNF Book Review - […] Be Reading – “There was so much I wanted to love about Art Girls Are Easy.” WTF Are You Reading -”This book was just another case of “rich kid” […]

May 3, 2013 - 6:02 am

May 2013 Young Adult Book Releases - […] | Amazon | Magan’s Review […]

April 24, 2013 - 7:20 am

katie - Love this review, the book, not so much. I have an ARC, and am too finding it rough going–and in a weird way, it’s making me infer things about the author that I’m not sure I like. I agree about the characters seeming not to learn from their mistakes, in a way that feels very one-sided.

April 20, 2013 - 11:02 pm

Estelle's Shelve It from 4/20/2013, Estelle - […] Riptide by Lindsey Schreibe Where I say all the fantastic things about Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy Art Girls Are Easy by Julie Klausner, a review from […]

April 18, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Magan - Savannah, it’s funny you mention the cover. I don’t feel like it has anything to do with the story .. whatsoever. If you’re not interested in reading a book that will make you feel “eh” at the end, I definitely recommend maybe finding something else for now. I haven’t really read many reviews for this book, so I’m not sure if I’m alone in my feelings or not. :-/

April 18, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Magan - Oh Asheley, yeah — great, great point comparing AGAE to Blaze. My feelings were pretty similar. And honestly, I just wish that there was a bit more care taken with what’s being put out there. I’m glad you can get a sense of who I am through these reviews — that makes me really happy. I just FEEL for these characters so much and want the best for them. (So dorky, I know.) And closure! YES! So important to me. Thank you so much for your comment, lady!

April 18, 2013 - 12:22 pm

Magan - Alexa, I definitely agree with what you said about sending the wrong message. I just don’t think that some things were thought out well by the author. I wish someone had really pointed those things out and maybe some revisions would have been made. The bones were there, but ugh – the follow through was lacking.

April 16, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - Not that they’re the same (because I haven’t read either yet) but I’m feeling the same frustrated-vibe here from you that I felt after I read your Blaze review. I love this about you because it tells me so much about you as a person, even though it’s your feelings about characters on a page. Also interesting but a sidenote: I was talking to someone earlier about a book and I was telling them that I needed “closure” about a particular character. So I kind of chuckled when I saw that in your blog post here. I understand that feeling. Great, great review, Magan. I absolutely love your thoughts.

April 16, 2013 - 4:01 pm

Alexa Y. - Based on your review, I’m fairly certain that this book would frustrate me if I read it. While I’m all for young people honing their talents and fascinated by those who possess them (especially creatively), I feel like it’s certainly sending the wrong message. Honestly, when she starts worrying about her BEST FRIEND’S betrayal, I was like – you’re not going to talk to her about it? Sigh. It did sound like it had potential though, so I can see why you read it.

April 15, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Savannah - I’m starting to realize that I’m a total cover-judger, because I took one look at the flaming red pout and look-at-me,don’t-look-at-me sunglasses, and felt the need to run to the library. And then you go and prove me wrong! 🙂 Doesn’t sound like its worth the time, maybe I’ll invest in something a little more savory. Thanks for the good guidance!