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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Review : Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Review : Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Pages : 452 Genre : YA, fantasy Series : The Lunar Chronicles, book 2 My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, is trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her...

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Review : The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Review : The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge Pages : 384 Genre : Historical Fiction, YA Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is modest and well mannered—a proper young lady who knows her place. But inside, Faith is burning with questions and curiosity. She keeps sharp watch of her surroundings and, therefore, knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing—like the real reason...

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Review : My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Review : My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella Pages : 438 Genre : Fiction Stand alone My Rating : 3.5/5 About the Book  : Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed. Ok, so the real truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn’t really hers. But one day her dreams are...

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Review : The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

Review : The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak Pages : 304 Genre : Fiction, (YA) Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : The year is 1987 and Playboy has just published scandalous photographs of Vanna White, from the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune. For three teenage boys—Billy, Alf, and Clark—who are desperately uneducated in the ways of women, the magazine is somewhat of a Holy Grail: priceless beyond measure and...

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Review : Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Review : Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Pages : 320 Genre : YA Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual...

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Review : Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Review : Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough Pages : 320 Genre : Psychological Thriller Stand alone My Rating : 3/5 About the Book  : Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very...

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