What I Want You to See Tour – Review, Favorite Quotes, Dream Cast, & Giveaway

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About the Book

What I Want You to See
by Catherine Linka
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: February 4th 2020

Genre: Young Adult

You really can’t tell much about a painting from a photo.

Catherine Linka

Winning a scholarship to California’s most prestigious art school seems like a fairy tale ending to Sabine Reye’s awful senior year. After losing both her mother and her home, Sabine longs for a place where she belongs.

But the cutthroat world of visual arts is nothing like what Sabine had imagined. Colin Krell, the renowned faculty member whom she had hoped would mentor her, seems to take merciless delight in tearing down her best work—and warns her that she’ll lose the merit-based award if she doesn’t improve.

Turns out I’m a natural at magical thinking.

Catherine Linka

Desperate and humiliated, Sabine doesn’t know where to turn. Then she meets Adam, a grad student who understands better than anyone the pressures of art school. He even helps Sabine get insight on Krell by showing her the modern master’s work in progress, a portrait that’s sold for a million dollars sight unseen.

Sabine is enthralled by the portrait; within those swirling, colorful layers of paint is the key to winning her inscrutable teacher’s approval. Krell did advise her to improve her craft by copying a painting she connects with . . . but what would he think of Sabine secretly painting her own version of his masterpiece? And what should she do when she accidentally becomes party to a crime so well -plotted that no one knows about it but her?

People sharing secrets makes you closer, but not mine.

Catherine Linka

Complex and utterly original, What I Want You to See is a gripping tale of deception, attraction, and moral ambiguity.

Review

Here I thought school was tough, but I at least never had to deal with Krell like Sabine did in What I Want You to See! I think everyone has had that one teacher that just immediately seemed to take a disliking to you. Mine was AP US History and it made me avoid anything remotely like history for years it was so bad. On the other hand, I can now say I’m a better writer because of him. But, What I Want You to See shows the lengths we all go to to satisfy those instructors/teachers that push us more than they probably should.

My pencil hovers over my sketch pad, but it refuses to land. I can’t draw myself out of grief.

Catherine Linka

I have to say, YA contemporaries have really been killing it lately! I was in the worst slump come December, and these amazingly powerful contemporaries have made me so excited to read again! What I Want You to See is now added to that list of emotionally thought provoking reads. It deals with really difficult issues, such as homelessness and grief, that nobody should really have to worry about but affects more people than you could imagine. Many people take for granted just how simple life is, and vice versa many people forget that every person has some issue that they are dealing with. And while not all issues are anywhere near the same, those issues connect us and find a way to tie us together.

Everybody has tough times, baby. So it’s important to be kind.

Catherine Linka

I really connected with Sabine. I went to school on financial aid, and if I didn’t keep my grades up I wasn’t going to get a degree. So, I felt (and knew) her struggle when she foresaw her grades and hopes slipping away. In those moments you truly would do pretty much anything to save yourself (or if you’re like me you plan out what hippie commune you can still join).

About the Author

Catherine Linka is the author of the young adult novel WHAT I WANT YOU TO SEE as well as the dystopian series A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS and A GIRL UNDONE. A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS was an ABA Indie Next Pick and won the Young Adult Novel Award 2014 from the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association. A frequent speaker at writing and teen conferences, Catherine received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and worked as a young adult book buyer for an independent bookstore for seven years. Prior to pursuing a career in publishing, she studied international politics at Georgetown University followed by a master’s degree in business at the University of North Carolina. Catherine is married and lives with her husband in the San Gabriel foothills.

Dream Cast

Sabine

I feel so proud of my pick. I don’t know why, but coming up with a dream cast is harder than it seems? But I really think Joey King could give us that connection to Sabine (if that makes any sense).

Kevin

Ah Kevin, how I struggled with picking who I’d want to portray him. I finally settled on Ansel Elgort because I guess I can kind of see it?

Adam

It took me a wile to think of who I’d cast as Adam, then it hit me: Austin Butler!

Taysha

This one was an easy pick for me. As soon as I was introduced to Taysha I just imagined her as Yara Shahidi.

Krell

I don’t know why, but when I was reading this I IMMEDIATELY saw Krell as Rick Cossnett.

Tour Schedule

January 29th

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome Post

January 30th

Belle’s Archive – Review + Favourite Quotes
Savings in Seconds – Review + Favourite Quotes
Devourbookswithdana – Review + Dream Cast + Favourite Quotes
Nomadic Worlds – Review
Life With No Plot – Review

January 31st

To All The Books I’ve Read Before – Interview
Bookish Geek – Review + Favourite Quotes
Ya It’s Lit – Review + Dream Cast + Favourite Quotes
Heart’s Content – Review
What Irin Reads – Review

February 1st

L.M. Durand – Guest Post
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Favourite Quotes
Sincerely Karen Jo – Review
Bookablereads – Review + Favourite Quotes

February 2nd

Shalini’s Books & Reviews – Review
Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes
Are You My Book? – Review
For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review + Favourite Quotes

February 3rd

The Reading Life – Interview
Yna the Mood Reader – Review + Favourite Quotes
Sohinee Reads & Reviews – Review
Twilight Reader – Review
A Dream Within A Dream – Promotional Post

February 4th

Kait Plus Books – Guest Post
Here’s to Happy Endings – Review
Reads Like Supernovae – Review
Laurensliterarylibrary – Review + Favourite Quotes
Amy’s Booket List – Review

Giveaway

Prize: Win a copy of WHAT I WANT YOU TO SEE by Catherine Linka (US Only)
Starts: January 29th 2020
Ends: February 12th 2020

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❄️ g i v e a w a y ❄️ Here I thought school was tough, but I at least never had to deal with Krell like Sabine did in What I Want You to See! I think everyone has had that one teacher that just immediately seemed to take a disliking to you. Mine was AP US History and it made me avoid anything remotely like history for years it was so bad. On the other hand, I can now say I'm a better writer because of him. But, What I Want You to See shows the lengths we all go to to satisfy those instructors/teachers that push us more than they probably should. (Full review and additional giveaway entries on my blog!) ❄️ QOTD | What teacher/subject seemed to take an automatic dislike towards you? @prideandpampercode: YAITSLIT10 ❄️ We are giving away 1 finished copy of WHAT I WANT YOU TO SEE by Catherine Linka (US Only). The giveaway will start on JANUARY 29th 2020 and will ‪finish on FEBRUARY 12th 2020 (00:00 GMT+1‬). ❄️ To Enter: ▪︎Follow @theffbc & @whatmakespatri ▪︎Follow the author @catherine_linka ▪︎Follow the publishing house (@letstalkya) & the literary agent (@mbc_books). ▪︎Follow me (@ya.its.lit) ▪︎Respond to the QOTD and tag @theffbc in the comment! ❄️ Extra entries: ▪︎Tag a friend (each friend will be an extra entry). ▪︎Share on your stories about the giveaway (remember to tag me @whatmakespatri and @theffbc) ▪︎Follow @michellesulk & @artsyreadergirl ▪︎Follow any other FFBC team member participating in the tour (let us know on the comment section who did you follow). Check everyone's Instagram handles in the comments! ❄️ #yabooks #yalit #yabookstagram #yaitslit #yareads #bookbloggerslife #bookreviewer #ffbc #whatiwantyoutosee #booknerd #bookreviewblog #booksharks #instabooklovers #yacommunity #bookishlove #hereforthebooks #bookstaunited #bookbloggersofig #yacontemporary #btabookfriends #bookphotography #bookstamisfits #bookishmerch #bookiehelper #bookishphotography #letstalkya #bookgiveaway #bookaesthetic #catherinelinka #bookblogger

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▪︎Giveaway ends on February 12th (00:00 GMT+1). 1 winner will be chosen on @theffbc.
▪︎Open to residents of US only▪︎This sweepstakes is not sponsored by Instagram. 

The winner will be announced after FEBRUARY 13TH 2020 on our Instagram stories. ONLY 1 WINNER. OPEN US ONLY. The winner will be contacted via Instagram. 

On Instagram:
 ▪︎Follow @theffbc & @whatmakespatri
▪︎Follow the author @catherine_linka▪︎Follow the publishing house (@letstalkya) & the literary agent (@mbc_books).
▪︎Follow me (@ya.its.lit)
▪︎Respond to the QOTD and tag @theffbc to mark your entry!

Extra entries on Instagram: 
▪︎Tag a friend (each friend will be an extra entry).
▪︎Share on your stories about the giveaway (remember to tag me @whatmakespatri and @theffbc)
▪︎Follow @michellesulk & @artsyreadergirl
▪︎Follow any other FFBC team member participating in the tour (let us know on the comment section who did you follow). Check everyone’s Instagram handles below:
@booking_belle
@savingsinseconds
@bookishgeekig
@l.m.durand
@sometimesleelynnreads
@sincerelykarenjo
@bookablereads
@shalini_g26
@moonlight_rendezvous
@twilightreader1
@adreamindream
@kaitplusbooks
@kagunderman
@laurensliterarylibrary
@amysbooketlist

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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