Seventeen-year-old Mattie has a hidden obsession: escapology. Emphasis on hidden. If anyone from school finds out, shell be abandoned to her haters. Facing a long and lonely summer, Mattie finally seeks out Miyu, the reclusive daughter of a world-renowned escape artist. Following in Houdinis footsteps, Miyu helps Mattie secretly transform herself into an escapologist and performance artist.When Will, a popular athlete from school, discovers Matties act at an underground venue, Mattie fears her secret persona will be exposed. Instead of outing her, Will tells Mattie a secret not even his girlfriend knows. Through a blossoming friendship, the two must find a way to express their authentic selves. Told through the perspectives of the witty main characters, this funny and fresh debut explores the power of stage personas and secret spaces, and speaks to the uncanny ways in which friendships transform us....
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The Art of Escaping Reviews
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley
I thought so long about a sufficient review for this book but all what comes to my mind is ‘so so good’, ‘I love it so much’, and ‘I want to read it again!!’ Which is amazing because I don’t usually feel the need to reread things but, yeah, not good enough for a review. So, I’m gonna try something new!
And maybe I’ll add more after I reread it possibly in the near future...
What this book made me FEEL??
✨like sun rays are shining on my face through ...more
I'd like to thank Netgalley for offering this book in exchange for an honest review, all opinions in this review are my own!
MILD SPOILERS BELOW. (VERY MILD).
I read this book in one sitting. I took zero breaks, not even to use the bathroom, not even for water. Ok, ok, I am being dramatic but this book was so freaking good. I couldn't stop! Didn't want to stop. So glad I got to read the arc.
OMG OMG OMG OMG I don't know what it is about this book. I can't really describe my feelings p ...more
I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The Art of Escaping is a young adult novel about finding your passion, focusing on a very unique art: escapology, or escape art. I was intrigued by this book both because the topic sounded like something I’ve never read before, and because I heard that one of the POV characters is gay.
This book could have easily been a 5-star read if it wasn't so hard to get into. I really disliked the beginning, but once I pushed through that, ...more
// Thanks to Amberjack Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC to review //
“Real secrets weren’t sweet nothings you whispered in your arm candy’s ear.”
I am such a sucker for stories with good characterization.
I just need to say that even though I was not a fan of the plot and all at first, the characters really intrigued me and I was very much pleased with their development by the end of the book.
~ the plot did not intrigue me enough at first which I think was mainly due to the fact that I expect ...more
"Good-looking boys who play sports and get good grades can get away with murder. You know, as long as no one knows they’re gay."
The description of this book first intrigued me, but when I started it, I wasn't sure if I'd really relate to and like either Mattie or Will.
But I did.
I ended up enjoying this book far more than I ever anticipated. And this Review is going to be much longer than I thought it would be.
When I retell the story of this book out loud it sounds so weird. And the reason for ...more
I don't know how I feel about this book.
I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Amberjack Publishing. I requested this book based on a recommendation from Roberta at Offbeat YA, who had a chance to beta read it. Check out her blog for a post talking about that experience or her exclusive cover reveal!
When Mattie is faced with a summer without her best friend, she screws up her courage to ask the cantankerous, reclusive daughter of renowned escapologist, Akiko Miyake, to be her mentor. Soon, Mattie is immersed ...more
Rated 4.5 really.
Excerpt from my review - originally published at Offbeat YA.
Pros: Packed with secrets, danger, fun, friendship, unusual sidekicks and witty remarks. A heart-warming journey toward a place where one belongs.
Cons: Will's stream of consciousness sounds a bit too sophisticated/deliberate for his age.
WARNING! There's talk of sex (a first time), but nothing graphic. High-stakes danger. Mild swearing.
Will appeal to: Everyone who loves a deep, funny, clever contemporary about friendshi ...more