Global Blog Tour, Review, & Social Media Graphics: The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik (David Arnold)

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Today we're excited to be part of the International blog tour for David Arnold's book The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik hosted by PRH International!

Read on for more about David Arnold, his book, a review and social media graphics!

Meet David Arnold!

David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite, Mosquitoland, & The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, which has been optioned for film by Paramount. His books have been translated into over a dozen languages. Learn more at davidarnoldbooks.com and follow him on Twitter @roofbeam and Instagram @iamdavidarnold.

Meet The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik!

The New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite and Mosquitoland brings a speculative twist to his latest novel. The result: an incisive and deeply humane story with the feel of Haruki Murakami for teens.

     Noah Oakman is lost. He's had the same best friends since fifth grade and the same parents since forever. And even though he has changed, he feels everyone around him has stayed the same. When his friends drag him to an end of summer party, Noah meets a kid named Circuit, in whom he senses a kindred disillusionment. Circuit is an amateur hypnotist. Curious (and kind of drunk), Noah allows Circuit to hypnotize him. But when he leaves, everything is a slightly different. Noah swears his friend Alan had a massive collection of Marvel comics, but Alan says he's always been into DC, its competitor. His friend Val definitely gained internet fame through her posts about movies, but now her entire feed is about music. His mother suddenly has a scar on her face; when asked how she got it, she doesn't respond. Only four seemingly disparate things remain unchanged in his life. So Noah sets out to discover what these Strange Fascinations have in common, hoping to figure out what happened to him and how he can get back to before.



*Review Contributed By Melissa Robles, Instagram Manager*

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is just what its title promises--strange and fascinating! It's the kind of gripping read that instantly makes you want to keep reading non-stop and wishing you could somehow become friends with all of the amazing characters.

 

I must confess that thinking back to Noah Hypnotik makes me strangely emotional. It felt relatable even though my mind's inner workings are nowhere near as smart as Noah's. He is funny and weird and interesting. Honestly, reading this book is how I think it would be if I somehow could read/hear a boy's mind. Perhaps that is it though. This book transported me into the mind of a boy who spent so much time obsessing over "strange fascinations" that always related to loneliness, and all his feelings and doubts I felt 100% in my own heart.

 

However, this book is not what I would call sad. It is an all-around fun and whimsical adventure that shines throught the wonderful relationships Noah has and builds. I loved how he is best friends with two amazing twins, Val and Alan, and that they refer themselves as a "delicate triangle". I particularly enjoyed whenever Noah and Alan were together since their interactions and love for each other is truly pure. Cannot forget to mention how much I adored Penny! Such a sassy and bright character, could genuinely spend days in her company and never get bored.

 

There's so much to this book and even after finishing and having time to process, I still cannot find words to convey all the amazing details found within its pages. It has drawings! Constant mention of Gilmore Girls and Breakfast at Tiffany's! David Bowie! It is seriously packed with so many fun references that made me smile the entire time (except, you know, when it got deeply emotional).


Final Verdict:

This is my first book by David Arnold but it certainly won't be my last! Captivating, amazingly weird and unputdownable, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is the book you have to read in the near future, if not now. You won't regret it!

*Thanks to Penguin Random House International for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion!*

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

By: David Arnold

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Release Date: May 22nd, 2018

ISBN: 9780451480477

Social Media Graphics!

Couldn't resist to share a few favorite quotes of Noah Hypnotik plus create an Instagram Story template! Feel free to share them over social media tagging us @yabookscentral & @prhglobal so we can see and like!

 

 

 

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Carina Olsen on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:55

YAY for gorgeous blog tour post I'm taking part in this too, next week, and gosh, I still have to read the book. Hmph. Hoping I will love it as well Thank you for sharing. Love all the graphics

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YAY for gorgeous blog tour post :D I'm taking part in this too, next week, and gosh, I still have to read the book. Hmph. Hoping I will love it as well :) Thank you for sharing. Love all the graphics :D
Jennilyn on Saturday, 02 June 2018 16:58

I love those quote graphics! I've read this one and liked it, too. And looking back also, I think that the book is very emotional (because of Noah's loneliness ) without being all-weepy.

I got no IG so:
Outfit I'd wear everday if I could: a cotton sundress
One random fact abt me: should be sleeping but can't sleep at the moment
Tv show/s I hate to get spoiled: GoT, Westworld
My strange fascination: Hmm, this is hard. I guess I am a perennial people watcher

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I love those quote graphics! I've read this one and liked it, too. And looking back also, I think that the book is very emotional (because of Noah's loneliness :() without being all-weepy. :) I got no IG so: Outfit I'd wear everday if I could: a cotton sundress One random fact abt me: should be sleeping but can't sleep at the moment Tv show/s I hate to get spoiled: GoT, Westworld My strange fascination: Hmm, this is hard. I guess I am a perennial people watcher

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