Hello everyone and welcome to “I’m a year late, but better late than never”! I was unable to get my advent calendar until Christmas Eve last year, so I decided “screw it” and so I will be posting the items from last year this year. Now, I am writing this intro on December 26th, so I have almost an entire year until the 2021 advent calendar comes out, and I make zero promises. HOWEVER, I will at least guarantee posts for this Advent Calendar leading up to Christmas Day, so uh… I hope that is okay with all of you! Also heads up, all of the Advent Calendar posts will be going up at noon each day including Christmas Day. That is mainly so that it doesn’t interfere with other posts I might make.
A heads up for this year’s calendar, OUABC sourced authors to write a short story for the gifts this year. Many of these authors are burgeoning authors, so I feel like it is worth it for me to review their work as well as share the gifts with you all.
Finding La Sabranenque by Margie Senechal
I hate to continue to beat this dead horse (pun not intended, and I really hope that you didn’t think that was an actual pun), but I lost my mom when I was 18. Before my mom’s death, I had an entire plan for my life… and that quickly fell apart after that. I know how hard it is to restart your life after you lose someone you love. Storywise, I want to go farther into the fortress thing, but let’s be real, that isn’t important for the actual calendar, so uh… it does what it needs to do? But Margie, if for whatever reason you are reading this, you want to send me a continuation of this story?
She opened the book and found the newest book by her favorite author.
*Copied from Amazon*
For Nari, aka Narioka Diane, aka hacker digital alter ego “d0l0s,” it’s college and then a career at “one of the big ones,” like Google or Apple. Keagan, her sweet, sensitive boyfriend, is happy to follow her wherever she may lead. Reese is an ace/aro visual artist with plans to travel the world. Santiago is off to Stanford on a diving scholarship, with very real Olympic hopes. And Bellamy? Physics genius Bellamy is admitted to MIT–but the student loan she’d been counting on is denied when it turns out her estranged father–one Robert Foster–is loaded.
Nari isn’t about to let her friend’s dreams be squashed by a deadbeat billionaire, so she hatches a plan to steal just enough from Foster to allow Bellamy to achieve her goals. Fast-paced and banter-filled, Lillian Clark’s debut is a hilarious and thought-provoking Robin Hood story for the 21st century.
I’ll be completely honest, I had never heard of this book before I received this package. It is not the usual type of books that I would read, but I have found myself branching out more, so maybe I already have a review of this book out, or maybe I will soon, but hopefully I will read this one and let you all know my thoughts!
If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at email@example.com. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!