Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett [Review]

Starry eyesRELEASE DATE: April 03rd, 2018
AUTHOR:  
Jenn Bennett
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Simon Pulse
SUMMARY:
Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.

But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.

What could go wrong?

With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. But fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature makes getting out of the woods in one piece less and less likely. Continue reading

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Ready Player One By Ernest Cline [Review]

Ready Player OneRELEASE DATE: April 05th, 2012
AUTHOR:
Ernest Cline
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Sci-fi, Adventure, fantasy.
PUBLISHER:
Arrow Books
SUMMARY:

It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We’re out of oil. We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS – and his massive fortune – will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. Continue reading

Renegades (Renegades #1) By Marissa Meyer [Review]

Renegades (Renegades, #1)RELEASE DATE: November 07th, 2017
AUTHOR:
Marissa Meyer
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Superhero Fiction, Sci-fi, fantasy.
PUBLISHER:
Feiwel & Friends
SUMMARY:

Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies–humans with extraordinary abilities–who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew. Continue reading

Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) By Laura Thalassa [Review]

Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1)

RELEASE DATE: March 20th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Laura Thalassa
GENRE:
New-Adult, Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic, Romance.
SUMMARY:

They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.

Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed.

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More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost #2) By Brigid Kemmerer [Review]

More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost, #2)RELEASE DATE: March 06th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Brigid Kemmerer
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury Children’s
SUMMARY:

Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.

Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid. Continue reading

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) By Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff [Review]

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)RELEASE DATE: March 13th, 2018
AUTHORS:
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Sci-fi, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY:

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. Continue reading

Pacifica By Kristen Simmons [Review]

PacificaRELEASE DATE: March 06th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Kristen Simmons
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Dystopia, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
Tor Teen
SUMMARY:

Marin is cosario royalty, a pirate like her father and his father before him. Sailing the ocean to chase adventure is in her blood. But these days no one cares that the island town her people call home is named after her grandfather. They have a new leader, one who promises an end to their hunger – and one who thinks that girls are meant for the kitchen or the brothel. Marin knows she’s meant for more than that, and with the sudden influx of weapons on the island, and rumors of a pending deal with the enemy oil nation in her wake, she knows a big score to gain the council’s favor is the only way to save her people, and herself. Continue reading

A Kiss in the Dark By Gina Ciocca [Review]

A Kiss in the DarkRELEASE DATE: March 06th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Gina Ciocca
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Simon Pulse
SUMMARY:

After being kissed by a mystery guy when the lights go out during a football game, Macy is determined to figure out which of three possible boys is the culprit in this funny, poignant, and achingly romantic novel from the author of Last Year’s Mistake.

When the lights go out at a Georgia high school football game, senior Macy Atwood finds herself in the arms of a boy who kisses her senseless—but he’s gone by the time the lights come back on. All she knows is that there was something special—and oddly familiar—about her mystery kisser. Continue reading

Sorrow: State of Sorrow (Untitled #1) By Melinda Salisbury [Review]

Sorrow: State of SorrowRELEASE DATE: March 01st, 2018
AUTHOR:
Melinda Salisbury
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy.
PUBLISHER:
Scholastic Fiction
SUMMARY:

Sorrow all but rules the Court of Tears, in a land gripped by perpetual grief, forever mourning her brother who died just days before Sorrow was born. By day she governs in place of her father, by night she seeks secret solace in the arms of the boy she’s loved since childhood. But when her brother is seemingly found alive, and intent on taking control, Sorrow has to choose whether to step aside for a stranger who might not be who he claims to be, or embark on a power struggle for a position she never really wanted. Continue reading

Genesis (Project Nemesis #2) By Brendan Reichs [Review]

Genesis (Project Nemesis, #2)RELEASE DATE: March 06th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Brendan Reichs
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Sci-fi, Thriller.
PUBLISHER:
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY:

Noah Livingston knows he is destined to survive.

The 64 members of Fire Lake’s sophomore class are trapped in a place where morals have no meaning, and zero rules apply. But Noah’s deaths have trained him–hardened him–to lead the strongest into the future . . . whatever that may be. And at any cost.

Min Wilder knows that survival alone isn’t enough.

Trapped in a violent world where brute force passes for leadership, it’s tempting to lay back and let everyone else fight it out. 

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