It’s Wednesday again, which means its time to pull some of 2018’s YA releases for a quick commentary on whether or not I added it to my TBR. I’ve still got quite a few books left in August and I’m excited to share the most recent two with you all.
To begin, we have White Rabbit, Red Wolf which I know very little about and the synopsis is incredibly short. I have to admit, I was almost tempted to read this immediately because I thought the wolf was a fox, but it turns out that’s not the case and suddenly I find myself just slightly less inclined to pick it up. I’m pretty tentative when it comes to contemporaries and the inclusion of the main character being a math prodigy doesn’t really spark my interest all that much. The assassination attempt piece makes me incredibly curious, but I don’t think enough to actually prompt me to want to read it all that much.
Described as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time meets John le Carre, about a teen math prodigy with an extreme anxiety disorder who finds himself caught in a web of lies and conspiracies after an assassination attempt on his mother.
Unfortunately book number two today is also a book that I’m not interested in. The Everything Girl by L. E. Maleki is basically everything I don’t want in a book. It’s too real life, focusing on jobs and cheating boyfriends and new love and I just have absolutely no interest in all of that stuff. And so, with all that said, I’ve really got nothing left to say about this one. Check out the synopsis below to see if The Everything Girl is your kind of book.
There’s nothing like a cheating boyfriend to make you reconsider your life.
And for Paris Tehrani, an impromptu move to Manhattan is the perfect reset button. Determined to avoid crawling back to her dead-end life in California, Paris applies for an assistant position to a hedge fund CEO. Sure, she’s not totally qualified for the position, but who is these days? Fake it till you make it, right?
Wrong. All too quickly, Paris realizes her “job” is to cater to the whims of a maniacal dictator intent on ruining her day and possibly even her life. Between ducking her new employer’s random tantrums, arranging his exotic entertainment, balancing office politics, and nurturing a new relationship, Paris can’t possibly keep her head above water. But when she discovers incriminating evidence against the CEO, information that could take her down in the process, she finds herself faced with a decision: sacrifice her life and dignity for the job or her chance at a real future.
There are your books for today! I hope some of you are more interested than I was! What do you think of them? Would you add to your TBR or decide to pass? Let me know in the comments! Happy reading!