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Spotlight Review: A Flicker in the Clarity

A Flicker in the Clarity by Amy McNamara (June 12)
Overview: Evie has always been there to catch Emma when she spirals off the rails. In fact, she spends most of her time worrying about her best friend and maybe even dreaming of having Emma's carefree attitude and oozing charm. But Evie knows that Emma doesn't always make the best choices, from dating guys well her senior, sneaking out at night, skipping school, and shoplifting. Evie also knows that Emma's never been the same since her older brother, Patrick's death.
While trying to stay one step ahead of Emma to cover for her, Evie is starting to realize that she could be the star of her own life as well when she meets a hot tour guide on a school trip the the Brooklyn Bridge. While Theo may not be perfect, he makes Evie realize that she too can be special which is something she'll need if she wants to put out her art for contests like her teacher recommends. Overall: 4.5 

Characters: 5 The characters were my favori…

Be Empathy: David Arnold, Becky Albertalli, and Adam Silvera in Conversation

Somehow, I lucked out and managed to find myself in New York City on the night of David Arnold's tour stop! I'd wanted to see him as he's one of my favorite authors, but he wasn't coming to a city near me, so I wasn't sure it would happen.
Barnes and Noble Union Square was the first stop I made after driving in from the airport to collect my wrist bands for the evening's events. I picked up a finished copy of The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik to join the ARC I already have on the shelf, and I also grabbed a copy of Leah on The Offbeat as Becky was also there to promote her new book.
I came back at six to stake out my seats for the event and also bought They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera since he was there to moderate the event. I've been meaning to read the book for so long (I have it on audio), but I'm hoping the print book will be more motivating.
The panel was so much fun. David, Arnold, and Becky are all great friends which simply brou…

Books In New York

This week has been crazy and full of travel, so I haven't been able to be as active on the blog as I'd like to be. Today, because I'm in New York City, I wanted to make a post of some of the great books I've read that are set there. While there are tons that are missing and tons I haven't read yet, these books helped me get to know the city better before I arrived.  Another super exciting thing about being in New York is getting to experience some of their wonderful events. I spent last night at David Arnold's NYC Book Launch for The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik and a celebration of Becky's book Leah on The Offbeat moderated by Adam Silvera. I'm hoping to get a post written about the event and reviews for the awesome books I bought very soon. 

History Is All You Left Me When I think of books that take place in New York City, Adam Silvera is the first author I think of. All of his books (More Happy Than Not and They Both Die In The End) are set …