Review | Reign of Shadows

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Title: Reign of Shadows
Series Details: Reign of Shadows #1
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: HarperCollins 
Imprint: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 09, 2016
Genre: Retelling, Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 304

Blurb from Goodreads:

Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead. Read More »

Review | Carve the Mark

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Title: Carve the Mark
Series Details: Carve the Mark #1
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: HarperCollins 
Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 468

Blurb from Goodreads:

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows. Read More »

Review | Glass Sword

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Title: Glass Sword
Series Details: Red Queen #2
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 09, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 444

Blurb from Goodreads:

If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. Read More »

Review | Red Queen

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Title: Red Queen
Series Details: Red Queen #1
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 383

Blurb from Godreads:

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. Read More »

Review | Sands of Time

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Title: Sands of Time
Author: Sidney Sheldon
Publisher: HarperCollins 
Release Date: August 23, 1996
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Adventure, Romance
Pages: 427

Blurb from Goodreads:

Four nuns find themselves suddenly thrust into a hostile world they long ago abandoned for the safety of the convent. Unwittingly they become pawns in a battle between the charismatic Jaime Miró, leader of the outlawed Basque nationalists, and the ruthless Colonel Ramón Acoca of the Spanish Amy. Read More »

Review | Replica

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Title: Replica
Series Details: Replica #1
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Harper
Release Date: October 04, 2016
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 520

Blurb from Goodreads:

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From a distance, the Haven Institute, tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida, looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, it is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. Read More »

Review | Magonia

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Title: Magonia
Series Details: Magonia #1
Author: Maria Dahvana Headley
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Harper
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 320

Blurb from Goodreads:

Maria Dahvana Headley’s soaring YA debut is a fiercely intelligent, multilayered fantasy where Neil Gaiman’s Stardust meets John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars in a story about a girl caught between two worlds . . . two races . . . and two destinies. Read More »

Review | The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1) by Katharine McGee

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The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1) by Katharine McGee
Published by HarperCollins on August 30, 2016
Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 441

THE BLURB

 

New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.

Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.

A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.

Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.

Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?

Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.

Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall…

MY THOUGHTS

 

“Sometimes love and chaos mean the same thing.”

Welcome to 2118 where millions of people live in a thousand-storey skyscraper. Though living in the same tower, the divide between the wealthy and the poor is clearly visible. The higher you are in the tower the wealthier you are.

I go into this feeling a little skeptic because I’m not a big fan of futuristic settings. Sometimes books with this kind of theme have this tendency to give a lot of descriptions about things that are quite hard to picture in my mind. But The Thousandth Floor isn’t one of those, thankfully. Read More »

Review | My Lady Jane

 

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Title: My Lady Jane
Series Details: The Lady Janies #1
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 07, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 494

Blurb from Goodreads:

Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown…Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Read More »