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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | You’d Be Mine

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Title: You’d Be Mine
Author: Erin Hahn
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Wednesday Books
Release Date: April 02, 2019
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 304

Blurb from Goodreads:

Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things.Read More »

Review │ Sky in the Deep

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Title: Sky in the Deep
Series Details: Sky in the Deep #1
Author: Adrienne Young
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Wednesday Books
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 340

Blurb from Goodreads:

Part Wonder Woman, part Vikings—and all heart.

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.Read More »

Review │ The First Last Kiss

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Title: The First Last Kiss
Author: Ali Harris
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: January 17, 2013
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 496

Blurb from Goodreads:

How do you hold on to a love that is slowly slipping away from you?

Can you let go of the past when you know what is in the future?

And how do you cope when you know that every kiss is a countdown to goodbye?Read More »

Review | P.S. I Still Love You

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Title: P.S. I Still Love You
Series Details: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 337

Blurb from Goodreads:

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.

When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?Read More »

Review | The Naked Truth

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Title: The Naked Truth
Author: Vi Keeland
Publisher: Vi Keeland
Release Date: July 23, 2018
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 300

Blurb from Goodreads:

It was just a typical Monday.

Until the big boss asked me to make the pitch for a prospective new client.

After two years on shaky ground at work because of my screw up, an opportunity to impress the senior partners was just what I needed.

Or so I thought…Read More »

Review | Gathering Darkness

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Title: Gathering Darkness
Series Details: Falling Kingdoms #3
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Razorbill
Release Date: December 09, 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 407

Blurb from Goodreads

Love, vengeance, and greed spark a deadly quest for magic in the third book of the Falling Kingdoms series.

Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred—the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic. . . .Read More »

Review | Legendary

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Title: Legendary
Series Details: Caraval #2
Author: Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Flatiron Books
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 451

Blurb from Goodreads:

A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.Read More »

Review | The Midnight Star

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Title: The Midnight Star
Series Details: The Young Elites #3
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 11, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 314

Blurb from Goodreads:

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she’s gained.Read More »

Review | The Invasion of the Tearling

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Title: The Invasion of the Tearling
Series Details: The Queen of the Tearling #2
Author: Erika Johansen
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Harper
Release Date: June 09,2015
Genre: AdultFantasy
Pages: 374

Blurb from Goodreads:

Kelsea Glynn is the Queen of the Tearling. Despite her youth, she has quickly asserted herself as a fair, just and powerful ruler.

However, power is a double-edged sword, and small actions can have grave consequences. In trying to do what is right – stopping a vile trade in humankind – Kelsea has crossed the Red Queen, a ruthless monarch whose rule is bound with dark magic and the spilling of blood. The Red Queen’s armies are poised to invade the Tearling, and it seems nothing can stop them. Read More »

Review | The Diabolic

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Title: The Diabolic
Series Details: The Diabolic #1
Author: S. J. Kincaid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: November 01, 2016
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 416

Blurb from Goodreads:

Nemesis is a Diabolic. Created to protect a galactic Senator’s daughter, Sidonia. There’s no one Nemesis wouldn’t kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the galactic court as a hostage, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. Read More »

Review | History Is All You Left Me

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Title: History Is All You Left Me
Author: Adam Silvera
Publisher: Soho Press, Inc.
Imprint: Soho Teen
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, LGBT+, Young Adult
Pages: 294

Blurb from Goodreads:

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course. Read More »

Review | A Gathering of Shadows

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Title: A Gathering of Shadows
Series Details: Shades of Magic #2
Author: V. E. Schwab
Publisher:  Macmillan
Imprint: Tor Books
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Genre:  Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 512

Blurb from Goodreads:

It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift–back into Black London. Read More »

Review | The Muse

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Title: The Muse
Author: Jessie Burton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan 
Imprint: Picador
Release Date: June 30, 2016
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Historical Fiction, Adult
Pages: 464

Blurb from Goodreads:

On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn’t know she had, she remains a mystery – no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery. Read More »

Review | Allegedly

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Title: Allegedly
Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: January 24, 2017
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Mystery & Thriller
Pages: 387

Blurb from Goodreads:

Mary B. Addison killed a baby.

Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a church-going black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say. Read More »

Review | The Night Circus

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Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Doubleday
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Series Details: Standalone
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Pages: 400

Blurb from Goodreads:

Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stare in wonderment as the tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and become deliciously tipsy from the scents of caramel and cinnamon that waft through the air. 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 »