ARC Review – Will You Won’t You Want Me? by Nora Zelevansky

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I have a really BIG problem when it comes to buying books, downloading freebies, requesting ARCs on Netgalley, accepting author review requests, participating on book blog tours, and joining book giveaways that I have a TON of books/arcs to last me a lifetime. I’m not even exaggerating and I’m seriously doubting I’ll ever get to read them all. BUT, I love reading and I just can’t resist all these wonderful book beauties!!!

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This segment is dedicated to all the ARCS and books I’ve won from the Goodreads Giveaway program from the previous years. I’ll review the current year wins separately cause I just want to focus on the ones that have been sitting on my shelves for a lonngggg time. Honestly, I don’t win very often (maybe once or twice every few months), but I still somehow managed to acquire plenty of books over the past few years. My TBR for this has surprisingly gotten long, so here I am trying to read, review, and knock off as many books as I can from this list. I’ve reviewed a few of them (I know I know shame on me), so this will only focus on what I haven’t read… which is a lot… like 90% of them. So enough chit chat for now and let’s get started shall we?!?

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Giveaway Dates: Mar 09 – Mar 28, 2016 – Copy Received: Thu, Apr 07 2016.

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Published: April 19th 2016

Pubisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Genre(s): Women’s Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit

Pages: Paperback 320

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Marjorie Plum never meant to peak in high school. She was Queen Bee. Now, 10 years later, she’s lost her sparkle. At her bleakest moment, she’s surprised by renewed interest from a questionable childhood crush, and the bickering with her cranky boss—at a potentially game-changing new job—grows increasingly like flirtatious banter. Suddenly, she’s faced with a choice between the life she always dreamed of and one she never thought to imagine. With the help of a precocious 11-year-old tutee, who unknowingly becomes the Ghost of Marjorie Past, and a musician roommate, who looks like a pixie and talks like the Dalai Lama, Marjorie struggles with the ultimate question: Who does she want to be? Nora Zelevansky’s Will You Won’t You Want Me? is a funny, often surprising, novel about growing up when you are already supposed to be grown.

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Actual rating 1.5ish 

Just won! So excited to receive my giveaway copy. Can’t wait to read and review. =)

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Well, that was such a long time ago when I wrote how excited I was to read this… And I really was. BUT, I just didn’t like the main character, Marjorie and when I can’t connect with the MC, it’s really difficult for me to enjoy the story.

I had to put this down multiple times. I mean I would pick it up, read a few pages here and there and then lose interest. I’d revisit it again after a few weeks or months and still I’d feel the same way. I just could not really get into the story. I liked the writing style and the plot (from what I’ve read so far) has its funny and entertaining moments, but I really didn’t feel engaged or intrigued. I don’t know if that would have changed if I actually finished the book. What I do know is that the story felt dreary and flat to me. I DNF’ed after about 30%

I’m quite sad that this book never really made me feel anything and I really don’t like to DNF books, but this is just not my cup of tea.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads Giveaway. All thought sand opinons are my own.

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abouttheauthor

norazNora Zelevansky is a novelist, journalist, essayist and editor.

As a freelance writer, she covers all things lifestyle, particularly travel, fashion, wellness/beauty and funny cultural trends. Her work has appeared in publications including ELLE, Vanity Fair, Town & Country, T Magazine (The New York Times), Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles TimesSELF, Salon.com, The Daily Beast and The Washington Post. She is the editorial director for style-driven wellness hub, Live The Process.

Zelevansky’s novels are delayed coming-of-age stories. Inspired by her fascination with the universal struggle to let go of the past and reimagine oneself again and again in life, the stories — told with honesty, humor and a bit of romance — follow characters who resist change as they navigate periods of grudging transition: college graduation, the approach to 30, even death.

Zelevansky attended New York City’s Calhoun School, then Scripps College of The Claremont Colleges in California. After graduation, she moved to LA to work in film development & acquisitions and then in politics, before transitioning into freelance writing.

She currently lives in Brooklyn, NYC with her husband, two kids and enormous cat, Waldo.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Goodreads Giveaway Winner

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Hi booklovers! Guess what!?!? I won not one BUT TWO BOOKS from the Goodreads Giveaway yesterday! When I opened the emails, I was quite surprised. It’s been such a long time since I’ve won anything from Goodreads and I’ve never won two books at the same time. Let alone books I actually REALLY WANT TO READ.

I join a bunch of these giveaways and choose books I think I’d like and what some of my family and friends would like… so yeah, I join quite a lot. Even if I don’t have much luck, I still do cause hey, you just never know when you’ll win. And I guess this time I was lucky so YAY ME!! 

Sidenote –  I noticed that when I join the giveaway on the day it ends or one day before, I seem to have just a bit more luck — About 90% of the books I’ve won this way. Not sure if it means anything or if that’s like a little trick or whatever, but it seems to work for me. 

Anyway, I thought it was kind of weird and funny that the two books I won yesterday had something to do with dating. Such a random coincidence.
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Here are the two books I won! 

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Expected publication: March 26th 2019

Publisher: Inkyard Press

Format: Hardcover 384 Pages

Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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The Social Network gets a romantic twist in this fresh and engaging new read from the author of Frat Girl, Kiley Roache. Experience the whirlwind ups and downs of college life in this authentic and entertaining new novel!

When a notoriously difficult class for future entrepreneurs leads to three freshmen developing the next “it” app for dating on college campuses, all hell breaks loose…

Type A control freak Sara lives by her color-coordinated Post-it notes.

Rich boy Braden wants out from under his billionaire father’s thumb.

Scholarship student Roberto can’t afford for his grades to drop.

When the three are forced to work together in one of the university’s most difficult classes, tension rises to the breaking point…until, shockingly, the silly dating app they create proves to be the most viable project in class. Late nights of app development, interest from investors and unexpected romance are woven into a true-to-life college drama that explores what it means to really connect online and IRL.

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This one sounds like a lot of fun. Hopefully there isn’t a love triangle or if there is, I hope I end up liking it. Either way, I’m excited to get the ARC!
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Published: August 9th 2016

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Format: Paperback 384 Pages

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance, Fiction

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Nemesis (n.)
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

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I’ve been putting off reading this one, but now I guess I have no more excuse since I’m receiving a copy for FREE! I’ve heard so many great things about The Hating Game so I’m so beyond thrilled that I won. Cannot wait!!!

 

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Do you join Goodreads Giveways? What are some books you’ve won? Let me know in the comments below!
Have a wonderful day loves!
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