One Of Us Is Lying By Karen M. McManus [Review]

One Of Us Is LyingRELEASE DATE: May 30, 2016
AUTHOR:
Karen M. McManus
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller.
PUBLISHER:
Penguin
SUMMARY: On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Continue reading

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Gunslinger Girl By Lyndsay Ely [Review]

Gunslinger GirlRELEASE DATE: January 02, 2018
AUTHOR:
Lyndsay Ely
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Dystopia, Western, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
Jimmy Patterson
SUMMARY:  Seventeen-year-old Serendipity “Pity” Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She’s been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great….
In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity’s struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot. Continue reading

Secret Heir (Dynasty #1) By M.J. Prince [ARC Review]

Secret Heir (Dynasty, #1)RELEASE DATE: February 27, 2018
AUTHOR:
M.J. Prince
GENRE:
New-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Royal Press
SUMMARY: Since the beginning of time, tales have been told about Eden. But all the stories are wrong.

Running parallel alongside Earth, but never touching, there exists not just a garden, but an entire world of vivid colours and breathtaking beauty where the Seraph reside.

Jazmine has lived in ten different foster homes, in ten different towns and all her life she has felt like she doesn’t belong – not in the trailer park which happens to be foster home number ten, not anywhere on Earth.

After a universe shattering revelation, she discovers why. 

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Everless (Untitled #1) By Sara Holland [Review]

Everless (Untitled #1)RELEASE DATE: January 02, 2018
AUTHOR:
Sara Holland
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy.
PUBLISHER:
HarperTeen
SUMMARY: 

In the land of Sempera, time is extracted from blood and used as payment. Jules Ember and her father were once servants at Everless, the wealthy Gerling family’s estate, but were cast out after of a fateful accident a decade ago. Now, Jules’s father is reaching his last hour, and she will do anything to save him. Desperate to earn time, she arrives at the palace as it prepares for a royal wedding, ready to begin her search into childhood secrets that she once believed to be no more than myths. As she uncovers lost truths, Jules spirals deeper into a past she hardly recognizes, and faces an ancient and dangerous foe who threatens her future and the future of time itself. Continue reading

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic By Leigh Bardugo [Review]

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous MagicRELEASE DATE: September 26, 2017
AUTHOR:
Leigh Bardugo
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Fairy-tale, Retellings, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
Orion’s Children’s Books
SUMMARY:

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love. Continue reading

The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy#1) By Katherine Arden [Review]

The Bear and the NightingaleRELEASE DATE: October, 2017
AUTHOR:
Katherine Arden
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Fairy-tale, Retellings, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
Del Rey
SUMMARY:

At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. 

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The Rebels of Gold (Loom Saga #3) By Elise Kova [Review]

The Rebels of Gold (Loom Saga #3)RELEASE DATE: December 05, 2017
AUTHOR:
Elise Kova
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Dragons, Steampunk, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
Keymaster Press
SUMMARY: 
A new rebellion rises from the still-smoldering remnants of the five guilds of Loom to stand against Dragon tyranny. Meanwhile, on Nova, those same Dragons fight amongst themselves, as age-old power struggles shift the political landscape in fateful and unexpected ways. Unlikely leaders vie for the opportunity to shape a new world order from the perfect clockwork designs of one temperamental engineer.

This is the final installment of USA Today bestselling author Elise Kova’s Loom Saga, THE REBELS OF GOLD will reveal the fate of Loom’s brilliantly contrasting world and its beloved inhabitants. Continue reading

Unearthed (Unearthed #1) By Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner [ARC Review]

Unearthed (Unearthed, #1)RELEASE DATE: January 09, 2018
AUTHORS:
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner.
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Sci-fi, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
Disney Hyperion
SUMMARY:

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered.

For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study… as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t loot everything first. Mia and Jules’ different reasons for smuggling themselves onto Gaia put them immediately at odds, but after escaping a dangerous confrontation with other scavvers, they form a fragile alliance.

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V Games (The V Games Trilogy #1) By Caroline Peckham [Review]

V Games (The Vampire Games Trilogy, #1)RELEASE DATE: October 30, 2017
AUTHOR:
Caroline Peckham
GENRE:
Young-Adult, fantasy, paranormal, Vampires.
SUMMARY:

LAST ONE TO THE GRAVE, WINS.

Being a killer wasn’t what eighteen year old Selena Grey ever expected she’d become. But with her stepfather’s blood fresh on her hands, she finds herself walking into an eight by six prison cell where she’ll live out the next twenty five years of her life.

Or so she thought…

When a man as beautiful as he is terrifying walks into the prison, Selena is the only one seemingly unaffected by his charms. But Varick’s impossibly dark eyes are trained on her and her alone, frightening Selena of what his presence forewarns. Continue reading