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Caraval
Caraval

Review: Overall, I liked this book. I really enjoyed the game and the world that Garber created. There was this odd emphasis on colors that was weird to me, but other than that, I genuinely liked it and it's very unique. I loved the eerie carnival/circus feel while also playing up the appeal and awe of just magic in general. You never really know what's real or fake and it walks the line of reality and magic, so I got a kick out of that. I listened to this in audio and was thoroughly engaged and didn't ... Read more

Three Dark Crowns
Three Dark Crowns

Review: I almost dismissed this book but i kept going. I kept trying to read it and somewhere around halfway things got interesting. I mean interesting enough for me to put off dinner and finish reading. I predict that while this book felt bogged down in so much information and details that the second book is going to blow minds. Just the way this one ended, yes it was a cliffhanger, the second one is VERY anticipated for me.

So you have triplets who are borne of one previous queen of great magic... Read more

Configured: Book #1 in the Configured Trilogy
Configured: Book #1 in the Configured Trilogy

Review: I have read some of the YA books this is one of the best I have ever read. The characters are great finished in 2 nights. The writing is very good i can't think of a bad thing to say about any of the book it is just a very good read. Read more

Finding Kyler (The Kennedy Boys Book 1)
Finding Kyler (The Kennedy Boys Book 1)

Review: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

Siobhan had me hooked from the very beginning and read nearly half of this book sitting at work during my shift. I was completely addicted to the writing and this angst driven story. This was roller coaster ride I never wanted to end, scared at every turn, and reeling when it was all over. There were so many twist and turns I'm still having a hard time dealing. I loved every minute reading this book and I need time to recuperate from that ending... Read more

The Hazel Wood: A Novel
The Hazel Wood: A Novel

Review: The Hazel Wood was a dark, gritty and unique novel. I was intrigued by this story from beginning to end. There was something so consuming and addictive about this book. The author's writing style was captivating and whimsical, I loved it.

The plot of this book was interesting, but there were times when the book felt a bit slow. There were a lot of times when the book was so descriptive that it felt like the plot wasn't actually moving anywhere. As I said, I loved the writing, however, I d... Read more

Legendary: A Caraval Novel
Legendary: A Caraval Novel

Review: ***MINOR SPOILERS ***

Well. That was disappointing.

I feel like I could talk for a long time about why I didn’t care for this book much. Firstly, the tone. Caraval was magical, with a hint of danger. You weren’t quite sure what aspects were real, but that was okay, it was all part of the mystique. Well you can chuck all that mystique out the window for Legendary. Instead of being magical, the tone is very dark, and not in the cool-dangerous-hot guy way, but in the gross-morbid-cree... Read more

When It's Real
When It's Real

Review: For me I didn't dislike anything. If you're a young or young-ish girl then I would absolutely recommend this book. It's everything that I read in terms on genre so that just made it even better. I think this book is witty, and felt my heart hurt a little at some points. However, the jabs at 1D could be toned down, don't mess with my boys: ? Read more

Tell Me Three Things
Tell Me Three Things

Review: Julie Buxbaum knows the insides of a teen's heart and mind! In TELL ME THREE THINGS she hits the nail on the head with the emotions of Jessie, who moves to LA with her father who marries a seemingly wicked stepmother. Everything in her life as she knows it changes in an instant. It's been two years since her mom has died and she's still grieving, and now this, everything has been taken away from her. In LA, an anonymous email comes to her and a friendly/flirty correspondence begins -- this SOMEB... Read more

I'll Give You the Sun
I'll Give You the Sun

Review: Loved the flow of the story and the brother and sister's voices back and forth as the story unfolded. The use of art in their lives was essential to the plot and so colorful. I felt the ending of the book was rushed were as the beginning was slow moving. Although this is not necessarily a criticism. I find it hard to believe that Jude's character would toss Noah's CSA application away. Read more

Love Letters to the Dead: A Novel
Love Letters to the Dead: A Novel

Review: Laurel’s English assignment is to write letters to a dead person. But once she starts, she can’t stop. She spills her soul, her secrets. She writes what she can’t say. And slowly, the story unfolds about her sister May, and the fateful night she died.

I am surprised by how much this book sucked me in and kept me reading. I’m not a fan of stories told in letters/emails, etc. But this one takes the reader’s hands and gently pulls them in. I love how each celebrity was researched, Laurel wri... Read more

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