Review : Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Review : Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Pages : 522 Genre : YA, Fantasy Stand alone My Rating : 3.5/5 About the Book  : Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend...

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Review : Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Review : Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Pages : 492 Genre : Fiction, Mystery Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? Three women, each at a crossroads: Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind...

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Review : The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Review : The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne Pages : 384 Genre : Contemporary Fiction Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome; 2) A person’s undoing; 3) Joshua Templeman. Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive...

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Review : The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Review : The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness Pages : 336 Genre : YA, Contemporary, Fantasy Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up...

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Review : Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Review : Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson Pages : 387 Genre : YA, Mystery Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But...

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Review : Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

Review : Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas Pages : 422 Genre : YA, Fantasy Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly...

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Review : Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Review : Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval by Stephanie Garber Pages : 407 Genre : YA, Fantasy Series : Caraval, book 1 My Rating : 2.5/5 About the Book  : Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show,...

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Review : Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

Review : Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty Pages : 352 Genre : Sci-fi Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : A space adventure set on a lone ship where the murdered crew are resurrected through cloning to discover who their killer was — and the secret to their mission. It was not common to awaken in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. At least, Maria had never experienced it. She had no memory of how she died. That was also new;...

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