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Blog Tour – Off the Record by Camryn Garrett (Promo)

Welcome to my spot on the Off the Record by Camryn Garrett book tour hosted by TBR Beyond Tours.

Off the Record

by Camryn Garrett

Genre: YA Contemporary

Published Date: May 18, 2021

Content Warnings: Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment

Synopsis:

The behind-the-scenes access of Almost Famous meets the searing revelations of #metoo in this story of a teen journalist who uncovers the scandal of the decade.

Ever since seventeen-year-old Josie Wright can remember, writing has been her identity, the thing that grounds her when everything else is a garbage fire. So when she wins a contest to write a celebrity profile for Deep Focus magazine, she’s equal parts excited and scared, but also ready. She’s got this.

Soon Josie is jetting off on a multi-city tour, rubbing elbows with sparkly celebrities, frenetic handlers, stone-faced producers, and eccentric stylists. She even finds herself catching feelings for the subject of her profile, dazzling young newcomer Marius Canet. Josie’s world is expanding so rapidly, she doesn’t know whether she’s flying or falling. But when a young actress lets her in on a terrible secret, the answer is clear: she’s in over her head.

One woman’s account leads to another and another. Josie wants to expose the man responsible, but she’s reluctant to speak up, unsure if this is her story to tell. What if she lets down the women who have entrusted her with their stories? What if this ends her writing career before it even begins? There are so many reasons not to go ahead, but if Josie doesn’t step up, who will?

From the author of Full Disclosure, this is a moving testament to the #MeToo movement, and all the ways women stand up for each other. 

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Camryn Garrett was born and raised in New York. In 2019, she was named one of Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 and a Glamour College Woman of the Year. Her first novel, Full Disclosure, received rave reviews from outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, the Today Show, and The Guardian, which called a “warm, funny and thoughtfully sex-positive, an impressive debut from a writer still in her teens.” Her second novel, Off the Record, will be released May 18, 2021. Camryn is also interested in film and is a student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

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Book Review – Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

I wanted to thank Flatiron Books and Claire McLaughlin for contacting me to give me the opportunity to review Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean. I have to admit that I am not a really big reader of contemporary books but lately I have been venturing outside of my normal books genre and getting the email asking me if I would review Tokyo Ever After was surprised and it is a book I was looking at to read when it is published. My review is an honest review and of my owe opinions.

Tokyo Ever After

By Emiko Jean

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Publish Date: 18 May 2021

Synopsis:

Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in—it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother, it’s always been Izumi—or Izzy, because “It’s easier this way”—and her mom against the world. But then Izzy discovers a clue to her previously unknown father’s identity… and he’s none other than the Crown Prince of Japan. Which means outspoken, irreverent Izzy is literally a princess.

In a whirlwind, Izzy travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew and discover the country she always dreamed of. But being a princess isn’t all ball gowns and tiaras. There are conniving cousins, a hungry press, a scowling but handsome bodyguard who just might be her soulmate, and thousands of years of tradition and customs to learn practically overnight.

Izzy soon finds herself caught between worlds, and between versions of herself—back home, she was never “American” enough, and in Japan, she must prove she’s “Japanese” enough. Will Izumi crumble under the weight of the crown, or will she live out her fairytale, happily ever after?

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Emiko Jean is the author of Tokyo Ever After, Empress of all Seasons, and We’ll Never be Apart. When Emiko is not writing, she is reading. Most of her friends are imaginary. Before she became a writer she was an entomologist (fancy name for bug catcher), a candle maker, a florist, and most recently a teacher. She lives in Washington with her husband and children (unruly twins). She loves the rain. 

Author Link: Website | Goodreads | Instagram |

Rating: 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

I don’t usually read these types of books but when I read the summary of the book that I thought I would like it and to go outside of my normal book genres. I thought the writing and plot was really good.

The story follows Izumi who finds out that her dad is an actual Crown Prince in Japan which makes her a Princess. She is taken from her home in America back to Japan to find out what it really means to be royalty.

For me, reading this book help me with getting out of a moody place with it being sweet, silly, self discovery, and finding your first love. It was nice to read something that made me smile and laugh at the same time.

I have to admit that I was not sure about how I would like the book because it isn’t what I usually go for but I am happy that I love it and it will be book I will go back to when I need something help with getting out of a reading slump or bad mood. If you want to read a book that will pick you up and remind you of The Princess Diaries and Crazy Rich Asians then I would recommend you getting Tokyo Ever After.