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What I Want You to See

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  11 reviews
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
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: February 4th 2020 by Disney-Hyperion
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Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
This book has so many exciting elements, and I can’t wait to find out how things play out. I need to know more about this mysterious crime. Also, that cover is super eye-catching!
Tami Brown
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Smart, arty and thrilling! Although she's a promising young artist, Sabine's ambition and insecurity lead her to make dangerous choices.
I'm a huge fan of art crime and forgery novels so this novel grabbed me from the start - and all the way to the end. The plot is unique, believable, compelling and really nailbiting! It's also very true to the artistic process and the art world.
Linka's finely crafted writing reveals her character's vulnerabilities and motivations. We come to understand that,
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
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WHAT I WANT YOU TO SEE is an interesting book that discusses homelessness, choices and their intersection with privilege, as well as art. Sabine is a student at CALINVA, a prestigious art school that she always dreamed of attending. The goal seemed unattainable until she received the Zoich scholarship. Now that she is at the school, she is having trouble navigating, particularly with regards to Krell, one of her professors who she
Mari Johnston
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This review and many others can also be found at Musings of a (Book) Girl.

Content Warnings: homelessness, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, suicide, hospitals, death of a parent

What I Want You to See is a very complex book. The first half was incredibly predictable and I thought about putting it aside several times but I’m glad I stuck with it. Once I got about halfway through I started to enjoy the characters and the direction the story was taking.

The main plot is pretty straightforward – Sabine is
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Disney Book Group - Freeform in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I was so intrigued from the start of this novel due to Sabine's love for art and her desire to win the approval for one of the top professor's in the university. Determined to fit in and start a new beginning, Sabine meets Adam who opens her eyes in a new way and shows her the masterpiece her professor is working on and even
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Opening line:
"Think of Krell as an angry art god who requires human sacrifice."

Sabine is an art student at a prestigious art college on a hard-won scholarship. She's been through a lot of hard times from the death of her mom, to being homeless to being insecure over her whole entire life. She's strong and smart and extremely talented.
But sometimes, she's not so smart. like when she lies to hide her insecurities which leads to her getting into a lot of trouble and on the road to ruining her
Allie Lawrence
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
I struggled to determine the genre of this book. The book cover reads as a mystery or thriller. But it feels more realistic fiction and romance. The plot was hard to follow and I wish the conflict with Adam was resolved. Otherwise, I enjoyed the artistic aspects of the book.
Ahana M Rao (Heart’s Content)
*Received an ARC from publisher as part of the blog tour hosted by FFBC! Thank you!*
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