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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the YOLK by Mary H.K. Choi Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

Synopsis

Trigger Warning: eating disorder, racism, cheating, cancer, female fertility, and parental abandonment

I kind of said this on GoodReads but when I initially got this ARC of Yolk from Rockstar Book Tour I thought it was going to be a relatively happy book. This book focuses on sisters June and Jayne who were inseperable when they were younger. But, now they want nothing to do with each other until June is diagnosed with cancer and Jayne has to step up and care for her.

From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters switching places and committing insurance fraud to save one of their lives.

Jayne Baek is barely getting by. She shuffles through fashion school, saddled with a deadbeat boyfriend, clout-chasing friends, and a wretched eating disorder that she’s not fully ready to confront. But that’s New York City, right? At least she isn’t in Texas anymore, and is finally living in a city that feels right for her.

On the other hand, her sister June is dazzlingly rich with a high-flying finance job and a massive apartment. Unlike Jayne, June has never struggled a day in her life. Until she’s diagnosed with uterine cancer.

Suddenly, these estranged sisters who have nothing in common are living together. Because sisterly obligations are kind of important when one of you is dying.

About this book

About The Book:

Title: YOLK

Author: Mary H.K. Choi

Pub. Date: March 2, 2021

Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 400

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, AudibleB&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBDBookshop.org

The cover

Cover via RockStar Book Tour

Giveaway

2 winners will win a finished copy of YOLK, US Only.

You can enter this giveaway here.

Text: “Insightful and intricately constructed, Choi’s novel provides a tender look at the sister’ layered bond while addressing aspects of Jayne’s experience, including sibling resentment,anxious efforts to navigate relationships, and a long-term eating disorder.” -Publisher’s Weekly via Rockstar Book Tour

Review

I’ll start with everything I loved in this book! I loved seeing how June and Jayne started off being practically inseperable. But, then everything changed. Jayne is struggling to get through fashion school, has a shitty boyfriend, and even shittier friends. Jayne’s living her dream by being in New York City and she feels at home. More than she ever did in Texas.

On the other hand, her sister June seems to be on top of things. June has is living in this lavish apartment while Jayne is struggling in every aspect of her life. She’s financially independent and has never struggled with anything until she’s diagnosed with cancer. I sobbed during this book.

The parts where the eating disorder and everything was mentioned was SO heartbreaking to read. I don’t have a sister, but I do have a brother. I loved how Mary Choi wrote the sibling relationship. It starts off where they both have a lot in common because they’re under the same roof, but then as the years go on and they go their seperate ways they lose touch with each other. It’s natural. I hated Jayne’s boyfriend and her friends but I also felt incredibly sympathetic towards her. This was my first Mary Choi book and I’m excited to read her other books!

Rating

5/5 stars
Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

3/1/2021Westveil PublishingExcerpt
3/1/2021A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt
3/2/2021BookHounds YASpotlight
3/2/2021Book-KeepingReview
3/3/2021Lifestyle of MeReview
3/3/2021What A Nerd Girl SaysReview
3/4/2021MomfluensterSpotlight
3/4/2021Not In JerseyReview
3/5/2021Kait Plus BooksSpotlight
3/5/2021Trapped Inside StoriesSpotlight
Blog Tour Schedule Part One

Week Two:

3/8/2021My Fictional OasisReview
3/8/2021Eli to the nthReview
3/9/2021The Scribe OwlReview
3/9/2021Nay’s Pink BookshelfReview
3/10/2021Lala’s Book ReviewsReview
3/10/2021The Mind of a Book DragonReview
3/11/2021Odd and BookishReview
3/11/2021Little Red ReadsReview
3/12/2021Amani’s ReviewsReview
3/12/2021michellemengsbookblogReview
Blog Tour Schedule Part Two

About the author: mary H.K. Choi

Mary H.K. Choi author via Rockstar Blog Tour

Mary H.K. Choi is a Korean-American author, editor, television and print journalist. She is the author of young adult novel Emergency Contact (2018). She is the culture correspondent on Vice News Tonight on HBO and was previously a columnist at Wired and Allure magazines as well as a freelance writer. She attended a large public high school in a suburb of San Antonio, then college at the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in Textile and Apparel.

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