Mini-Review: The Extinction Trials, by S. M. Wilson

The Extinction Trials S M Wilson

Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Fantasy, Thriller, Young Adult

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This book came out on January 1st, but it might already be one of the coolest books of the entire year! The best thing? The sequel is already out! I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

The blurb about this book says that it’s a mixture of Jurassic Park and The Hunger Games. And it kind of is! Stormchaser decides to take part in the contests for going to Piloria, the land where dinosaurs live. Her own country is heavily overcrowded, and the people who pass the contest must survive for a whole week in Piloria. Not many people returned the years before. But Stormchaser is sure that this is her chance to change her life for better and to have an adventure. Continue reading

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ARC Review: My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #1), by The Lady Janies

My Plain Jane the lady janies

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult

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I have received this book via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

When I read My Lady Jane, I immediately wanted to pick up this book!! Since I hadn’t read Jane Eyre yet, I made it my goal to read first the classic novel, and then read this book. So, literally one day after finishing Jane Eyre, I immediately started it.

My Plain Jane tells the story of Jane Eyre, but with a few twists. For one, Jane can see ghosts and this ability has gotten her into much trouble in the past, so she hides it. But, when a society that gets rid of troublesome ghosts finds out about her powers, they’ll do anything to hire her. There’s just one problem… Jane is in love with Rochester and doesn’t want to leave him.

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How my “The Raven Cycle” Readathon went!

Hello readers!

So this last weekend had 4 days because of a holiday plus bridge day in Germany, and I used the opportunity to be constantly fed coffee by my boyfriend while reading The Raven Cycle series. Really, I don’t think I’d drunk this much coffee in such a short time in months!

This is the fantasy YA series I cannot stop hearing about and a lot of people whose tastes in books are very similar to mine simply adore it, so I knew I had to read it immediately to see what the hype was about!

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First of all, I’d like to say that all these books looked to be about 300 pages long, but somehow they were all around 430 pages long, which is WITCHCRAFT and messed up my careful planning of how much time I’d need for each. Meaning I got nothing else done in the weekend but reading. I’m glad there was no need to go to the supermarket, otherwise I’d have starved. Continue reading

Review: Shadowsong (Wintersong #2), by S. Jae-Jones

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Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Dark Fantasy, Retelling,

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I have received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Shadowsong is the second book of the Wintersong duology, and its tone is much darker than the first one. Here, after Elisabeth has escaped the Underground, we see how it goes six months later, as she has no news of her brother in Vienna and her grandmother goes madder and madder by the day. The death of her father is a big blow to the family, and leaves nothing but debt and pain to the family. Elisabeth cannot forget the Goblin King, her immortal lover, and there are signs everywhere that the barriers between the Underground and the world above are becoming thinner, which she hopes she can fix. Continue reading

Review: The Falcon Flies Alone (Falcon Trilogy #1), by Gabrielle Mathieu

the falcon flies alone gabrielle mathieuRating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Fantasy

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I have received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I have been in the mood lately to read fantasy, so this set quite nicely with my mood! Especially because it’s set in Switzerland and Germany, which makes it so much more appealing for me.

When Peppa wakes up, she’s naked on the top of a roof. She has an awful memory about a bloody attack and turning into a falcon – but surely that was a dream? When she becomes suspect of a terrible murder in a small Swiss village, Peppa must find courage and uncover secrets about her family and herself that ended into that gruesome murder. Continue reading

ARC Review: Juliet Takes a Breath, by Gabby Rivera

Juliet Takes a Breath Gabby Rivera

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Contemporary YA, LGBT+, Feminism

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This book was such a positive surprise. I don’t know exactly what I expected from it, but it wasn’t this strong story, which left me open-mouthed at its freshness, its exploration of feminism and intersectionalism, its nonchalant gayness. I’m so here for it.

Juliet Takes a Breath is the story of Juliet, a girl from the Bronx who has just come out to her family just hours before leaving to Portland for an internship with the very famous author Harlowe Brisbane. Now she doesn’t know where she stands with her mom, and if she still accepts her. Also her girlfriend isn’t picking up her calls, and feminism is a big question mark.

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ARC Review: #Prettyboy Must Die, by Kimberly Reid

Prettyboy must die Kimberly Reid

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Young Adult, Thriller, Contemporary

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I had seen this book in so many bloggers’ TBR for this year, it got me so curious! Normally, this cover and title wouldn’t be my thing at all, but, as usual, my curiosity overcame my reasoning and I requested this book!

This is the story of Jake, a spy for the CIA who is undercover as Peter Smith in his high school. He is on a secret mission to find the hacker who was involved in his last mission in Ukraine but got away. But when a picture of him goes viral, he is in terrible danger and his days as a spy are over. Continue reading

ARC Review: Wintersong, by S. Jae-Jones

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Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Retelling

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I am so in love with this book, I hope this review is coherent and not just drooling and gushing.

Synopsis from Goodreads: All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns. But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. Continue reading

ARC Review: The Light in the Labirynth, by Wendy J. Dunn

The Light in the Labyrinth Wendy J Dunn

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Tudors

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I have received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

When I saw this book in the Read Now section of NetGalley, I just had to get it! I am a sucker for a Tudor historical fiction, and I have been very interested in Young Adult historical fiction lately, it’s a subgenre I haven’t read much of, but I really like it!This is the story of the fall of Anne Boleyn, told by the point of view of Kate Carey, daughter of Anne Boleyn’s sister, Mary. Raised in the countryside by her mom and her stepfather, Kate dreams of going to court with her aunt, the Queen of England, her image so full of glamour and majesty. When she finally gets the chance to do that, Kate finds herself immersed in the political drama and all the gossip of court, a labyrinth of fake smiles, strict rules and secretive plots.

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ARC Review: ReWired, by S. R. Johannes

Rewired S R Johannes

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Genres: Young Adult, Thriller, Mystery

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ReWired tells the story of Ada Lovelace, a teenage girl whose real life sucks. Her best friend has committed suicide a few months ago, and she’s been depressed. Online, she’s Dark Angel, a sharp-minded hacker who does hacking challenges with the Orwellians. When she gets busted by the FBI, she is sent to ReBoot, the camp for recovering technology addicts her friend also went to – right before she killed herself. Ada thinks the key to understanding what happened is in that place, where each person seems to know more than they are willing to tell. Continue reading