Seven Days of You

I felt like I was hovering, lost between this second and the next, between all these different versions of myself that were scattered around the globe.

Title: Seven Days of You

Author: Cecilia Vinesse

Series: Standalone

Publication: March 7th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Pages: 336

Source: Publisher in exchange for an honest review

Summary from Goodreads:

Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days…until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything.

Jamie and Sophia have a history of heartbreak, and the last thing Sophia wants is for him to steal her leaving thunder with his stupid arriving thunder. Yet as the week counts down, the relationships she thought were stable begin to explode around her. And Jamie is the one who helps her pick up the pieces. Sophia is forced to admit she may have misjudged Jamie, but can their seven short days of Tokyo adventures end in anything but good-bye?

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A Tragic Kind of Wonderful

“I can’t let anyone know what really happened, or what’s wrong with me. I can’t bear the thought of how they’d look at me, and treat me, if they knew how many pills I take every morning just to act more or less like everybody else.”

Title: A Tragic Kind of Wonderful

Author: Eric Lindstrom

Series: Standalone

Publication: February 7th 2017 by Poppy

Pages: 288

Source: Publisher in exchange for a honest review

Summary from Goodreads:

For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm’s length. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.

As the walls of Mel’s compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst–that her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she’s been hiding. Can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?

In A Tragic Kind of Wonderful, Eric Lindstrom, author of the critically acclaimed Not If I See You First, examines the fear that keeps us from exposing our true selves, and the courage it takes to be loved for who we really are.

My Thoughts:

Last year, I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of Not If I See You First – a book I quickly fell head over heels in love with. Eric Lindstrom has done it once again with his new novel A Tragic Kind of WonderfulIt is dark, fearless, and profound. The details and evolution of the narrative pull you deep within Mel’s life and her struggles. A Tragic Kind of Wonderful is, without a doubt, a true work of art.

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Heartfelt and Honest // The Memory Book by Lara Avery

They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I’ll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I’m writing to remember.

Title: The Memory Book

Author: Lara Avery

Series: Standalone

Publication: July 5th 2016 by Poppy

Pages: 368

Source: Publisher in exchange for a honest review

Summary from Goodreads:

Sammie was always a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as humanly possible. Nothing will stand in her way–not even a rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly start to steal her memories and then her health. What she needs is a new plan.

So the Memory Book is born: Sammie’s notes to her future self, a document of moments great and small. It’s where she’ll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime crush, Stuart–a brilliant young writer who is home for the summer. And where she’ll admit how much she’s missed her childhood best friend, Cooper, and even take some of the blame for the fight that ended their friendship.

Through a mix of heartfelt journal entries, mementos, and guest posts from friends and family, readers will fall in love with Sammie, a brave and remarkable girl who learns to live and love life fully, even though it’s not the life she planned.

My Thoughts:

The Memory Book is pure wow factor. It isn’t exciting in the sense of “wow, bam, pow pow” sort of action or anything of the sort – The Memory Book is a slow and subtle journey of determination, devastation, and redemption. It is heartbreaking, waaay out of my comfort zone of books, and ultimately it was sheer perfection and a masterful depiction of the unfairness of the bitch that is life.

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