Book Review: The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Kira Bennett’s earliest memories are of living alone and wild in the woods. She has no idea how long she was on her own or what she had to do to survive, but she remembers the moment that Cady Bennett and one of her search-and-rescue dogs found her perfectly. Adopted into the Bennett family, Kira still struggles with human interaction years later, but she excels at the family business: search-and-rescue. Along with Cady’s son, Jude, …

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Book Review: Lost by Natasha Preston

*post may contain affiliate links  Title:  The Lost Author:  Natasha Preston Release Date:  April 2, 2019 Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire Source:  NetGalley In Piper’s hometown, teenagers keep disappearing, and everyone assumes they’re just a bunch of runaways. But when yet another person disappears, Piper and her best friend Hazel suspect something more sinister is going on. So they decide to investigate, determined to learn the truth. Their search for answers leads them to the source of …

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Book Review: Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang

Title:  Falling Into Place Author:  Amy Zhang Release Date:  September 9, 2014 Publisher:  Greenwillow Books Source:  ARC provided via Amazon Vine On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class.  Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road. (Goodreads) Review: Liz is a high school student who deliberately crashes her car, hoping to die. The story tries to show …

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Book Review: They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

Title:  They Both Die At The End Author:  Adam Silvera Release Date:  September 5, 2017 Publisher:  HarperTeen Source:  Edelweiss On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.  Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day.  The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s …

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Perfect by Cecelia Ahern (book review)

Title:  Perfect Author:  Cecelia Ahern Release Date:  April 4, 2017 Publisher:  Feiwel & Friends Source:  NetGalley Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine’s life has completely fractured – all her freedoms gone. Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with Carrick – the only person she can trust. But …

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Diary of Anna the Girl Witch by Max Candee #BookReview

Title:  Diary of Anna the Girl Witch Author:  Max CandeeRelease Date:  January 1, 2016Publisher:  Helvetic HouseSource:  Review copy provided via NetGalley Set in the Swiss countryside, “Diary of Anna the Girl Witch” blends ancient folklore with a classic coming of age tale about a young witch on the brink of womanhood. Anna Sophia has always known she was different. She just didn’t know how different until now. (Goodreads) My Review: Imagine knowing that you were …

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Firstlife by Gena Showalter #BookReview

Title:  Firstlife Author:  Gena ShowalterRelease Date:  February 23, 2016Publisher:  Harlequin TeenSource:  review copy provided via NetGalley ONE CHOICE. TWO REALMS. NO SECOND CHANCE. Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live – after she dies. There is an eternal truth most of the world has come …

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The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa #BookReview

*this post may contain affiliate links Title:  The Iron Warrior Author:  Julie KagawaRelease Date:  October 27, 2015Publisher:  Harlequin TeenSource:  review copy received from Amazon Vine The Iron Prince – my nephew – betrayed us all. He killed me. Then, I woke up. Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away.  Although humankind’s glimpse of …

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness #BookReview

Title:  The Rest of Us Just Live Here Author:  Patrick NessRelease Date:  October 6, 2015Publisher:  HarperTeenSource:  Edelweiss A new YA novel from novelist Patrick Ness, author of the Carnegie Medal- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning A Monster Calls and the critically acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a bold and irreverent novel that powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable. What if you aren’t the Chosen …

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Book Review: llluminae

Title:  IlluminaeAuthor:  Amie Kaufman Release Date:  October 20, 2015Publisher:  Knopf Books for Young ReadersSource:  ARCs provided by the publisher via NetGalley and BEA This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody …

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Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow #BookReview

Title:  Scorpion Rules Author:  Erin BowRelease Date:  October 6, 2015Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children’s PublishingSource:  NetGalley A world battered by climate shift and war turns to an ancient method of keeping peace: the exchange of hostages. The Children of Peace – sons and daughters of kings and presidents and generals – are raised together in small, isolated schools called Prefectures. There, they learn history and political theory, and are taught to gracefully accept what may well be …

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Another Day book review

Title:  Another Day Author:  David LevithanRelease Date:  August 25, 2015Publisher:  Knopf Books for Young ReadersSource:  NetGalley In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines …

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