Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday Street Team: Ships To Travel With (The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee)

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Welcome to my stop on Sunday Street Team where we are spotlighting THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzi Lee (a book that is absolutely as wonderful and swoonworthy as it sounds, trust me.)

So, I got to do a unique post for this, because I just loved this book so much- and I pondered this idea for quite a while.

Monty and Percy are one of the most shippable ships I have ever seen/had. And like Rachel Strolle said in her blurb for the novel: "Monty and Percy are insanely shippable from page one and quickly became one of my favorite YA couples of all time."

AGREED. Wholeheartedly agree.

So, for this post, I am taking Monty and Percy on a little trip of my own- to visit some other fantastic ships.

Are you ready?

Me too.

DISCLAIMERS: All of the pictures included in this post are from Pinterest and were chosen randomly- if you see something you did, tell me and I'll give you credit here! Also: If you haven't read Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, the aesthetic here will spoil who Blue is.

Here we go!!!

First off- We will be time-travelling and dimension travelling and world travelling and it's going to be great. Multi-dimensional travel for a wholesome travel experience! (Just as great as the road trip featured in Gentleman's Guide!)

Let's goooooo!

We are heading to a small town in Georgia first... one that we have come to love where the friend we are meeting has a dog named Bieber and some of the best friends ever- a lover of oreos and the best boyfriend ever. YES! You guessed it! We're in Creeksville with Simon and Blue! The ship of all ships. My favorite humans.

So I love this ship because there is so much salty shade and like they could eat up all the food in north and South America:  Simon and bram. IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR FAN ART FOR AGES !!!! Women's Books, Diet, Fitness, Fashion, Makeup, Relationships -

While with these two, we'll likely go to Waffle House, eat some Oreos, and maybe visit some few friends in D.C while we're at it. :)

After Creeksville we will travel to an alternate London. Specifically, Kell and Lila in Red London- picking pockets. I mean, like these two are the most lovable and badass character simultaneously. I love Lila's snark and blunt attitude and how Kell and Lila are such complements to one another.  lizziemoleart:  “One of the scenes that stuck out to me from A Gathering of Shadows! It’s not perfect but I’m still pretty pleased with it! Backgrounds are hard…  ”  GASP.:
littledigits: “ the incomparable Lila Bard ” Never stop.:

After the fun with Antari- we'll go on a little excursion with Inej and Nina in Ketterdam- eating waffles. What could be better than the best ship of Six of Crows? I love these two separately, together, with the boys- whatever. Point is, they're wonderful, and I'm imagining some wonderfully banter-filled conversations between them and the boys from Gentleman's Guide. Absolutely special.

Healthier Chocolate Banana Waffles - Domestic Gothess:
grl pwr:

Aaron and Thomas in the Bronx- playing Remember That Time or going on a Trade Date, except they actual trade dates lololololol. Mostly, I love Aaron and Thomas- and have seen myself in Aaron unlike almost any other character. I'd love to see the relationships they would all build. Aaron and Percy would vibe really well too.

When Thomas and Aaron meet:   :
aaron @ thomas:

Patroclus and Achilles in Ancient Greece - a day in the mountains with Chiron. I feel like these characters and Monty + Percy could possibly relate in some weird way. Pressure from authority figures, maybe? THE LOVE I HAVE FOR THEM.

"catch" tsoa credit goes to my friend skylar:        Patrochilles :  Cuties!<3 | Achilles | Patroclus | The song of Achilles:

Shazi and Khalid in Khorasan- Shazi tells some stories and kicks ass. This world in this is just wonderful, and I'd love to see Monty and Percy's reaction to the dynamic of Shazi and Khalid, honestly. Both love-stories worthy of constellations.

The Rose and the Dagger. book quotes. Shazi & Khalid. Shahrzad & Khalid. The Wrath and the Dawn.:
 The Wrath & The Dawn. By Renee Ahdieh. Caliph of Khorasan. Khalid and Shahrzad/Shazi. book quotes.:

Laia and Elias running from the Martial Empire - honestly just want to see Monty sass the Commandant. COULD YOU IMAGINE (I won't tell you the place I really want to take them to as it is a place in book two, but if you've read it- you probably know where I'm talking about. I'm being vague on purpose, friends.

Sabaa Tahir   An Ember in the Ashes:  Laia An Ember in the Ashes:

And then, after finishing then- we'd go back to the 1700s, to Monty and Percy's rightful homes- they'd have to probably visit the Leteo Institute back with Aaron and Thomas once more- because the effect of time travel on these two might make them go crazy otherwise.... but it would still be fun!

Hope you enjoyed this post, I had such a blast writing it and coming up with the various travels and adventures! Continue reading for a giveaway below! :)

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

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Synopsis (GR):
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Witty, romantic, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a sumptuous romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.

About the Author:
Mackenzi Lee is a bookseller, history nerd, and the author of THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE, THIS MONSTROUS THING (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins), and the forthcoming SEMPER AUGUSTUS (Flatiron Books, 2018). She holds an MFA from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults. She loves Diet Coke, sweater weather, and Star Wars. On a perfect day, she can be found enjoying all three. She currently calls Boston home.

Tour host stop links:

6/4 Tour Blogs Stops
Character Profiles - Blame It On The Books
Review -  Bookishly Thinking
Review -  Charmingly Simple
Interview - The Hermit Librarian

6/11 Tour Blogs Stops
Interview - Sarcasm and Lemons
Unique Post (Ships to Travel With) - Roecker Reviews
Interview -  Books Buying Beauty

6/18 Tour Blogs Stops
Interview -  Book Stack Amber
Review -  YA and Wine
Unique Post (Characters in Social Media) - Live Love Read YA

6/25 Tour Blog Stops
Interview - Hopeful Reads
Unique Post (Mood Board) - A Book and A Cup of Coffee

Monday, June 5, 2017

ARC Review: They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera (Spoiler Free)

They Both Die at the End
Title: They Both Die At The End
Author: the incomparable Adam Silvera
Page Count: 384
Genre: YA Contemporary, but like with a sci-fi twist that Silvera novels tend to have
Rating: 5 Stars, obviously.
Links: Goodreads IndieBound Amazon Barnes & Noble
New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.
On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

Hey y'all! Wow, it's been awhile over here. I'm hoping to post a few posts these next few weeks, but we'll see how it goes.


If you follow me on Goodreads- you've seen this review. But I need to share my love of this book here- because it is everything to me. Something about a Silvera novel, magical in its own way. These books feel like they were written for me, at different points in my life- and I hope one day I can do the same sort of thing with my writing. Thank you Adam, for inspiring me every single day of my life.

Damn it Silvera does it once again: makes me feel emotions that I didn't think I was capable of feeling.

the charge: murdering me
plea: guilty

This story shows the importance of friendships, no matter how long you have known someone. all it takes is one day to change someone's entire life.

in a world where you get a call the day you are going to die, TBDATE follows Mateo and Rufus who meet through the Last Friend app, and they travel the town, trying new experiences on their last day on earth.

It's as tragic as it sounds.

highlights include:

● beautiful writing

● dynamic characters

● short perspectives from people who aren't dying today [trust me when I say these are just as tragic as the rest of this book]

● specifically Dierdre's story she is writing. *looooooooove*

● the pure Mateo

● the badass on the outside yet soft TM on the inside, Rufus

● killer concept with a killer execution

● the best of friendships

● seriously though, all of Rufus and Mateo's friends are lovely and caring and ugh

● the importance of Mateo's dad to him *cries* it's so refreshing.

● "Here's my version of Utopia: a world without violence and tragedies, where everyone lives forever, or until they've led fulfilling and happy lived and decide themselves that they want to check out whatever's next for us."

● existential conversations that make my heart sing [afterlives]

● though tragic [as Silvera books usually are] it is also laced with hope throughout [I'm sensing a theme here]

● "you may be born into a family, but you walk into friendships. Some you'll discover you should put behind you. Others are worth every risk."

Most importantly: this book is wonderfully moving and I cannot recommend it (and all Silvera books) enough.

I'd go as far to say that it's Adam's best book yet.

Love love love