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

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

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

By a Charm and a Curse By Jaime Questell [Review]

By a Charm and a CurseRELEASE DATE: February 06th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Jaime Questell
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary-fantasy, Magic, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Entangled: Teen
SUMMARY:

Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline King is drawn to the circus like a moth to a flame…and unwittingly recruited into its folds by a mysterious teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice.

Forced to travel through Texas as the new Girl in the Box, Emmaline is completely trapped. Breaking the curse seems like her only chance at freedom, but with no curse, there’s no charm, either—dooming everyone who calls the Carnival Fantastic home. Including the boy she’s afraid she’s falling for. Continue reading

Say You’ll Remember Me By Katie McGarry [Review]

Say You'll Remember MeRELEASE DATE: January 30th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Katie McGarry
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Harlequin Teen
SUMMARY: 

When Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn’t commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means. Continue reading

Ryan’s Bed By Tijan [Review]

Ryan's BedRELEASE DATE: January 22nd, 2018
AUTHORS:
Tijan
GENRE:
New-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Tijan
SUMMARY: 

I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident.

I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should’ve left…

I didn’t.
I didn’t jump out.
I didn’t get embarrassed.
I relaxed.
And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.

I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept. Continue reading

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

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) By Leigh Bardugo [Review]

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1)RELEASE DATE: September 30, 2017
AUTHOR:
Leigh Bardugo
GENRE:
Young-Adult, fantasy, superhero, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: Penguin UK
SUMMARY:

She will become a legend but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning…

Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world.

Alia is a Warbringer – a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to destroy or possess the Warbringer.

Continue reading