State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies).
TITLE: Sky in the Deep
AUTHOR: Adrienne Young
RELEASED: April 2018; Wednesday Books
GENRE: YA Fantasy
KEY INFO: first-person narration, hate-to-love romance, Nordic fantasy
REPRESENTATION: female MC
CONTENT NOTICES: sexual harassment & humiliation, violence, death, enslavement, prisoner of war
I return from my first ever YALC!
Last week I posted about my plans to attend the YA Lit Con in London for the first year and wanted to do a little round-up because, unsurprisingly, I picked up a lot of fantastic books, met some great people and attended some interesting panels that I wanted to share with you all.
Unfortunately, not every aspect of YALC was as great as it could have been and, quite frankly, the accessibility was appalling. I posted about it a lot on twitter at the time but wanted to be able to go a bit more in-depth about what actually happened and what could have been done differently to make the entire experience enjoyable.
Like all the preceding months of 2018, July had passed by in a blur and it was over before I knew it but this was also a super busy month for me so I’m not surprised! July was the month of moving house, attending YALC last weekend, and preparing for my sessions at Nine Worlds in just under 2 weeks. Because I moved house pretty much bang in the middle of July I wasn’t able to get as much reading done as I wanted to but I still passed my OWLs and achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grade!
As May was AAPI Heritage Month, this post is coming a liiiittle bit late but I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to share with you all my AAPI Heritage Month reads and a quick rundown of what I thought of each of them!