Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Oct 13
{Interview+Giveaway} #WangsvstheWorld by @theJadeChang @hmhbooks

{Interview+Giveaway} #WangsvstheWorld by @theJadeChang @hmhbooks

Good morning Book Brief-ers! Today I am super excited to have author Jade Chang here to talk about her new book The Wangs vs. The World. You delve into so many different worlds in this book—there’s art, stand-up comedy, finance, beauty, style blogs…how did you research each one? And is there anything that connects them? I like the idea of a gleeful con, and to me that is an aspect of both the art world and the world of finance. Besides that, I also think that each one of these creative worlds involves a fine balance of art and artifice, of true effort and pure swagger, and I find both sides of that equation to be really interesting and worth examining. As for research, the answer is different for each one of the worlds! I probably had the most fun with comedy. Andrew, the middle child, is an aspiring stand-up and a true comedy nerd. I wrote two actual stand-up sets for Andrew, and I watched hours and hours of… Read more »

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May 28
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Charlie Presumed Dead by @AnneHeltzel @RockstarBkTours @HMHKids

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Charlie Presumed Dead by @AnneHeltzel @RockstarBkTours @HMHKids

Charlie Presumed Dead is a young adult suspense thriller that will have you jet-setting all over the world just to find out if Charlie is really dead or not. The book starts out with Charlie’s funeral, where there are two girls who both think they are Charlie’s girlfriend. Serious girlfriend, at that. Neither one knew about the other, and as soon as they become aware of the other one, they find themselves confused by the other person’s Charlie. That was actually the aspect of Charlie that intrigued me the most. Sure he was a cheating jerk. That is obvious from the book summary, but Lena’s Charlie loved Olives and Aubrey’s Charlie Hated them with a passion. As soon as I read that, I knew this was going to be more than just a morbid scavenger hunt. There are so many layers to Charlie Presumed Dead. It is one hell of a ride. The book is told through the points of view of Lena and Aubrey mostly, with a couple of… Read more »

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