Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone), Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya.
Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her.
Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural romance of the century is another thing entirely.
*I received this ARC as part of Miss Print’s ARC adoption program
I don’t often read contemporary novels, but when I saw that Becky Albertalli was releasing a new book, I made an exception. There were an equal amount of likes and dislikes I encountered as I read through it. Let’s start with the negatives first.
I’m excited as I introduce you to Part 4 of my 2020 New Releases series. The more I continue the series, the more excited I get because I discover more and more amazing books releasing in the new year! So many more than I originally thought. Part 4 starts us on February books. Unless otherwise noted, preorder promotions end day of release. Make sure you send in your preorder receipts for the amazing goodies!
I read The Great Library series throughout 2019 and it has become one of my all-time favorite series. I figured that since I had only owned books one and five beforehand, I would get two books closer to owning the whole series. Does anyone else read a book from the library and buy it after because you loved it so much?
The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees
This book has been on my list of books to buy since its release in March. I was drawn to this book by the amazing cover. Just look at it! Did anyone else notice the small details of the red stones?
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
I bought this book due to the book community on Twitter. I have only heard amazing reviews and the ARC reviews so far of the sequel A Curse so Fierce and Broken have been positive too.
Now I Rise and Bright We Burn by Kiersten White
I’ve owned And I Darken for so long. When I saw the rest of the trilogy available, I made sense to complete the series. I really enjoy when I read a series that is already finished.
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
I recently received The Girl the Sea Gave Back in one of my recent Book of the Month boxes. I have had some confusion that maybe one of my viewers could clarify for me. Are these two books a series or is The Girl the Sea Gave Back a companion novel set in the same world?
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
My favorite genre is fantasy. This book is an East Asian influenced fantasy that sounds very interesting. I can’t wait to read this in 2020.
The Glass Spare and The Cursed Sea by Lauren Destefano
Owlcrate featured The Glass Spare in their November 2017 box. Even though I do not subscribe to Owlcrate because I never use 99% of the bookish goodies included. It is not worth the price for how little use I get from them.
10 books for about $39. Quite a good Black Friday haul if I say so. Are any of these books a favorite of yours?
I’m excited to bring my readers Part 2 of my 2020 New Releases series. This post contains more January books and preorder details if applicable. Preorder promotions end day of release unless otherwise noted.