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Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

 Title: Red Seas Under Red Skies

 Series: Gentleman Bastard (#2)

 Author: Scott Lynch

 Genre: high fantasy

 Rating: ★★½

 In short: a great sequel to the inimitable… 615 more words


The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

 Title: The Truth About Alice

 Series: Standalone

 Author: Jennifer Mathieu

 Genre: contemporary

 Rating: ★★½

 In short: a tried-and-tested story that comes with compelling characters and voices that jump off the page. 571 more words


Ticker by Lisa Mantchev

 Title: Ticker

 Series: Standalone

 Author: Lisa Mantchev

 Genre: steampunk, fantasy

 Rating: ★★¾

 In short: definitely not what I was looking forward to. Characters I couldn’t really connect to, world-building that is heavy but in-your-face, and romances I didn’t care for. 898 more words


The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

 Title: The Retribution of Mara Dyer

 Series: Mara Dyer (#3)

 Author: Michelle Hodkin

 Genre: YA paranormal

 Rating: ★★★★☆

 In short: a great conclusion to a captivating series, not perfect, but satisfying. 493 more words


"The Young Elites

If I hadn’t already been in love with Marie Lu, I certainly would be now. “The Young Elites” was simply outstanding. In the shelves of the ever so crowded section of YA, this book stands out among the rest. 553 more words


Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3) by Stephanie Perkins

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever. 556 more words

Book Reviews

The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski

 Title: The Winner’s Crime

 Series: The Winner’s Trilogy (#2)

 Author: Marie Rutkoski

 Genre: high fantasy, YA

 Rating: ★★★★★

 In short: talk about sophomore shine! An amazing sequel. 699 more words