Review | The Toll

Title: The Toll
Series Details: Arc of a Scythe #3
Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: November 05, 2019
Genre: FantasyScience Fiction
Pages: 625

Blurb from Goodreads:

It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver.

In this pulse-pounding conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead.

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Review | Ready Player One

Title: Ready Player One
Series Details: Ready Player One #1
Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher:
 Broadway Books
Release Date: June 05, 2012
Genre: Science Fiction
Pages:
 374

Blurb from Goodreads:

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

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Review | Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Title: Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Series Details: Wayward Children #2
Author: Seanan McGuire
Publisher:
Tor.com
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Genre: Fantasy, LGBT, Young Adult
Pages:
187

Blurb from Goodreads:

Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

This is the story of what happened first…

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Review | Every Heart a Doorway

Title: Every Heart a Doorway
Series Details: Wayward Children #1
Author: Seanan McGuire
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date:
April 05, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, LGBT, Young Adult
Pages:
174

Blurb from Goodreads:

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

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Review | Illuminae

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Title: Illuminae
Series Details: The Illuminae Files #1
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 602

Blurb from Goodreads:

Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the worst thing she’d ever been through. That was before her planet was invaded. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating craft, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit. Read More »

Review | Evermore

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Title: Evermore
Series Details: Everless #2
Author: Sara Holland
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: HarperTeen
Release Date: December 31, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 368

Blurb from Goodreads:

Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress. Read More »

Review | The Silent Patient

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Title: The Silent Patient
Author: Alex Michaelides
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Celadon Books
Release Date: February 05, 2019
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Pages: 325

Blurb from Goodreads:

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.  Read More »

Review | The Queen of Nothing

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Title: The Queen of Nothing
Series Details: The Folk of the Air #3
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Imprint: Little, Brown and Company
Release Date: November 19, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 308

Blurb from Goodreads:

Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to. Jude learned that lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.

Now, as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time, determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril. Read More »

Review | Children of Virtue and Vengeance

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Title: Children of Virtue and Vengeance
Series Details: Legacy of Orïsha #2
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: December 03, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 404

Blurb from Goodreads:

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too. Read More »

Review | The Unhoneymooners

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Title: The Unhoneymooners
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Imprint: Gallery Books
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 400

Blurb from Goodreads:

Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man. Read More »

Review | Cinderella Screwed Me Over

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Title: Cinderella Screwed Me Over
Author: Cindi Madsen
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Imprint: Select Contemporary
Release Date: October 09, 2013
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 400

Blurb from Goodreads:

Darby Quinn has a bone to pick with Cinderella. Burned one too many times by ex-boyfriends, Darby has lost all belief in the happily-ever-after that the fairy-tale princess promised her. She’s sworn off love, Prince Charmings, and happy endings and she’s happy about it. Really. Or at least she was…until she met Jake, her gorgeous neighbor and the manager of her favorite restaurant. But Darby has rules about dating, ones she’s culled from her years spent with so-called “princes,” and starting something with Jake would break all of them. Read More »

Review | Thunderhead

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Title: Thunderhead
Series Details: Arc of a Scythe #2
Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 09, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 504

Blurb from Goodreads:

Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames. Read More »

Review | The Gilded Wolves

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Title: The Gilded Wolves
Series Details: The Gilded Wolves #1
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Wednesday Books
Release Date: January 15, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Pages: 388

Blurb from Goodreads:

No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.

It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. Read More »

Review | The Wicked King

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Title: The Wicked King
Series Details: The Folk of the Air #2
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 08, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 336

Blurb from Goodreads:

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
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Review | To Best the Boys

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Title: To Best the Boys
Author: Mary Weber
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 314

Blurb from Goodreads:

The task is simple: don a disguise. Survive the Labyrinth. Best the boys.

In a thrilling new fantasy from the bestselling author of the Storm Siren Trilogy, one girl makes a stand against society and enters a world made exclusively for boys. Read More »

Review | Lifel1k3

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Title: Lifel1k3
Series Details: Lifelike #1
Author: Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 402

Blurb from Goodreads:

On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.

Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it. Read More »

Review | The Dark Days Deceit

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Title: The Dark Days Deceit
Series Details: Lady Helen #3
Author: Alison Goodman
Publisher: Walker Books
Release Date: November 15, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Paranormal
Pages: 546

Blurb from Goodreads:

Bath, December 1812. With her wedding just weeks away, Lady Helen Wrexhall is staying with friends while preparations are finalised. But Helen’s focus is far from her forthcoming nuptials. Time is running out to find the Bath Deceiver, who holds vital information that the Dark Days Club will need if they are to stand any chance of defeating their unknown foe, the Grand Deceiver. Read More »

Review | Windfall

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Title: Windfall
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Delacorte Press
Release Date: May 02, 2017
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 416

Blurb from Goodreads:

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes. Read More »

Review | Everless

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Title: Everless
Series Details: Everless #1
Author: Sara Holland
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: HarperTeen
Release Date: January 02, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 362

Blurb from Goodreads:

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. Read More »

Review | The Tiger at Midnight

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Title: The Tiger at Midnight
Series Details: The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy #1
Author: Swati Teerdhala
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 487

Blurb from Goodreads:

A broken bond. A dying land. A cat-and-mouse game that can only end in bloodshed.

Esha is a legend, but no one knows. It’s only in the shadows that she moonlights as the Viper, the rebels’ highly skilled assassin. She’s devoted her life to avenging what she lost in the royal coup, and now she’s been tasked with her most important mission to date: taking down the ruthless General Hotha.  Read More »