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Into YA with Zan Romanoff

I'm so excited to have Zan Romanoff on the blog today to talk about her fabulous book, Look. Before I read it, I'd heard tons of amazing things from other authors and fellow bookstagrammers. When my library hold finally came in, I fully understood why. It's by far one of my top books for the year. I've been gushing about this book to everyone who will listen. It's a completely unique experience. If you haven't gotten a chance to read it, check out my review from earlier in the week to get some context for our conversation (here). Knowing how many of you already love the book, it was extra exciting to get to work on this interview. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. 
I want to thank Zan for taking the time to answer my questions. This is the longest interview I've ever done for Into YA, but I was bursting with questions by the time I finished the book. Her answers are fascinating and so thoughtful. Links to her website are at the end of the interview…

YA Book Review: Look by Zan Romanoff

Look by Zan Romanoff
Overview: Lulu is kinda famous on Flash, the hot new social media app created by a Riggs brother. Yes, it's partially because she used to date Owen whose dad is a famous rockstar, and the notoriety hasn't been the smoothest sailing, but Lulu is well aware that the world is watching her. On the outside, her life at an elite, private high school, living in beautiful LA houses, and going to the hottest parties looks like the ultimate dream. On the inside, Lulu is wondering why she does any of it anymore. Then she meets Cass at a party and forms an instant connection. Cass just doesn't care like everyone else around her. When they leave the party and end up at the Hotel, neither of them notice a major shift that will alter their paths for better or worse. Overall: 5

I should've known this was going to be amazing when I saw all my favorite authors blurbing it.

Characters: 5 All of the characters in this book are extraordinary complex, which I love. They ha…

Super Late 3rd Anniversary Post & Book Blogging Q&A

I've been meaning to write this post since the end of February. My third year of blogging came and went of March 18th (I checked my domain renewal receipt). As you all know, there was a lot going on at that moment, and none of it included me blogging. I didn't even post on social media about it. But I didn't want to just let it pass because I'd actually planned a cute post, and I'd made one every year in the past. So here we are in May, but better late than never.
Last year, I interviewed myself, so I thought I'd change it up and let you guys ask me the questions. I'm going to share a mix of both. I'm also going to check in on some of my answers from last year because I'm reading that post and while I mostly agree with year old me, I'm also kinda laughing. If you want to check out the other posts, you can read them here (year 2) and here (year 1).

Let's kick it off with two great questions from Instagram and Twitter. I'm putting up the …

YA Book Review: This Is My Brain In Love by I.W. Gregorio

This Is My Brain In Love by I.W. Gregorio
Overview: Jocelyn has to save the family restaurant if she wants to stay in Utica. Her family has owned A-Plus, a Chinese restaurant, in the town for most of her life. Now her dad is talking about moving the family back to NYC to start over because the restaurant isn't making enough to stay open. Jocelyn doesn't want to lose her best friend, Priya, or have to start over for her last two years of high school. She takes it upon herself to revamp the restaurant and save her home.
That's where Will comes in. He needs a summer job to prove to his parents and journalism teacher that he can be a leader and hard worker. When he spots Jocelyn's flier, he jumps at the chance to help. It doesn't hurt that he immediately develops a crush on his new boss. While they fight to save the restaurant, they also learn a lot about identity and what it means to care for your mental health. Overall: 4



Characters: 4 I liked Jocelyn and Will, and I&#…