Book Review, Fantasy, Uncategorized, YA

Review: Six of Crows

Six of Crows
★★★★/ 5

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Buy Links: Amazon , Book Depository
MVP: Kaz Brekker

Description:
Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:

  • Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never been breached)
  • Retrieve a hostage (who could unleash magical havoc on the world)
  • Survive long enough to collect his reward (and spend it)


Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first. Continue reading “Review: Six of Crows”

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TBR, Uncategorized

The TBR Purge – Part 1

After meeting some new friends and discovering a bunch of new blogs to fall in love with thanks to the #CroneBloggers tag, I spent the weekend reading and commenting on other bloggers pages. If you wanna check it out and read what it’s all about head over to Jenniely’s page.

One particular blogger This Dark Material really inspired me with her post about cleaning up her TBR pile on Goodreads. I thought that was such a wonderful idea because when I look back over my toppling list on Goodreads there are books there that I have no idea how they got there.

So once a month, for the next 5 months, I will be reviewing 20 books in my TBR pile and deciding whether the Keep or Trash the book. If you like this post or disagree with any of my choices, feel free to leave a comment down below and click subscribe to see more posts from me. Continue reading “The TBR Purge – Part 1”

Book Review, Contemporary, Romance, Uncategorized, YA

Review: Fangirl

Fangirl

★★★★/ 5

Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre:  YA, contemporary, Romance
Buy Links: Amazon , Book Depositry
MVP: Reagan
Description:
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Continue reading “Review: Fangirl”

Book Review, Fantasy, Uncategorized, YA

Review: Select

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★★★★★/ 5

Author: Marit Wiesenberg
Genre:  YA, Fantasy
Buy Links: Amazon , Book Depositry
MVP: Julia
Description:
Coming from a race of highly-evolved humans, Julia Jaynes has the perfect life. The perfect family. The perfect destiny. But there’s something rotten beneath the surface—dangerous secrets her father is keeping; abilities she was never meant to have; and an elite society of people determined to keep their talents hidden and who care nothing for the rest of humanity. So when Julia accidentally disrupts the Jaynes’ delicate anonymity, she’s banished to the one place meant to make her feel inferior: public high school.

Julia’s goal is to lay low and blend in. Then she meets him—John Ford, tennis prodigy, all-around good guy. When Julia discovers a knack for reading his mind, and also manipulating his life, school suddenly becomes a temporary escape from the cold grip of her manipulative father. But as Julia’s powers over John grow, so do her feelings. For the first time in her life, Julia begins to develop a sense of self, to question her restrictive upbringing and her family prejudices. She must decide: can a perfect love be worth more than a perfect life?

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Review: Ghost Huntress; the awakening (#1)

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★★★★ / 5

Author: Marley Gibson
Buy Links: Amazon , Book Depositry
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, YA
Book Description:
The first in a trilogy. Get out your tape recorders, crystals, and extra batteries you re about to go where our world meets the spirit world. Psychic Kids, Paranormal State, Haunting Evidence these and countless other television shows are making believers out of millions of people: Ghosts exist, and they re living right beside us. For centuries, individuals have been trying to prove the existence of ghosts. But without hard evidence, its been difficult to make the case. But now as science and technology have progressed, ghost hunters have been able to use scientific means, along with more traditional psychic tools, to make their case. Photographs, video recordings, and sound recordings are all producing some amazing results.

In this new series, Ghost Huntress, meet Kendall Moorehead, a seemingly typical teen. When her family moves from Chicago to the small historical town of Radisson, Georgia, her psychic abilities awaken. She’s hearing, feeling, and seeing things that seem unbelievable at first, but with the help of the town psychic, Kendall is able to come to terms with her newly emerging gift. So, together with her new BFF, Celia, Kendall forms a ghost hunting team. They’ve got all the latest technology. They’ve got Kendall for their psychic. Now they re going to clean up Radisson of its less savory spirits. The story is fiction. The science is real. Welcome to a new reality. Continue reading “Review: Ghost Huntress; the awakening (#1)”

Book Review, Contemporary, Romance, Uncategorized

Review: Someday, Someday, Maybe

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★★★★★ / 5

Author: Lauren Graham
Genre: Fiction, Contemporary
Buy Links: Amazon , Book Depositry
MVP: Franny Banks
Book Description:
Franny Banks is a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three-year deadline she gave herself to succeed. But so far, all she has to show for her efforts is a single line in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job. She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates – Jane, her best friend from college, and Dan, a sci-fi writer, who is very definitely not boyfriend material – and is struggling with her feelings for a suspiciously charming guy in her acting class, all while trying to find a hair-product cocktail that actually works.

Meanwhile, she dreams of doing “important” work, but only ever seems to get auditions for dishwashing liquid and peanut butter commercials. It’s hard to tell if she’ll run out of time or money first, but either way, failure would mean facing the fact that she has absolutely no skills to make it in the real world. Her father wants her to come home and teach, her agent won’t call her back, and her classmate Penelope, who seems supportive, might just turn out to be her toughest competition yet.

Someday, Someday, Maybe is a funny and charming debut about finding yourself, finding love, and, most difficult of all, finding an acting job. Continue reading “Review: Someday, Someday, Maybe”