ABCs of ARCs

A journey through the alphabet through books*

*Advanced Reading Copies

Althea & Oliver

Cristina Moracho

Posted: March 22, 2016

All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
  • Angsty
  • Slow
  • Bleh

I have a love affair with young adult fiction; I love the characters, the plots, the cheesy romances that are inventible, but let me make one thing clear, I love young adult fantasy/sci-fi. Reality young adult can be good too, I admit, but sometimes I come across one that is just too… whiney? Too teenager-y for lack of better words. It puts me off the genre, making me crave adult sanity, or at least a good fantasy read. Althea & Oliver was that book.

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All is Not Forgotten

Wendy Walker

Posted: March 15, 2016

All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
  • Strange
  • Not Thriller, Thriller
  • Trigger Warning

To jump right in, All is Not Forgotten is a thriller—at least it’s supposed to be. I grabbed it off the ARC shelf in the backroom because of this very fact; thrillers tend to do well in terms of sales and customer liking, so it’s often handy to at least know about it. I haven’t quite read thrillers in the past, but I was looking forward to this one.

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After Alice

Gregory Maguire

Posted: March 8, 2016

The A to Z of You and Me
  • Tedious
  • Predictable
  • Why?

You may be wondering why I wrote why above: simply put there was little point to this book. Now, I understand that books aren’t meant to have a point, they are books after all, just stories to entertain us, maybe teach us something, open us up to new ideas and places, but this book did nothing of the sort.

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The A to Z of You and Me

James Hannah

Posted: March 1, 2016

The A to Z of You and Me
  • Cute
  • Light-hearted
  • Quick Read

What a fitting book to start this off—a book inspired by the alphabet—and what a cute, wonderful book. I realize that many books shouldn’t be described as cute, but it’s the first word that comes to mind after finishing it. At first I expected it to be a young adult novel the way the cover looks (though with galleys they are never quite final until the printing) but it’s very much an adult novel with a bittersweet story of the only thing that seems to matter, love.

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