Review | The Inheritance Games

Title: The Inheritance Games
Series Details: The Inheritance Games #1
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 01, 2020
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages:
 544

Blurb from Goodreads:

A Cinderella story with deadly stakes and thrilling twists.

Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why–or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch–and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes.

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Review | Ruthless Gods


Title: Ruthless Gods
Series Details: Something Dark and Holy #2
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: April 07, 2020
Genre: Fantasy
Pages:
 544

Blurb from Goodreads:

Darkness never works alone…

Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who–and what–he’s become.

As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. They’re pieces on a board, being orchestrated by someone… or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer.

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Review | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

 

Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Series Details: Standalone
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Genre: Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+
Pages: 391

Blurb from Goodreads:

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

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Review | Spinning Silver

Title: Spinning Silver
Author: Naomi Novik
Series Details: Standalone
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: July 10, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Retelling
Pages: 480

Blurb from Goodreads:

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty—until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold.

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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 | 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 »