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Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

August 11, 2013 Review 28 ★★★½

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

In this highly-anticipated sequel, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action. Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday [6] Sequels

Top Ten Tuesday [6] Sequels

August 5, 2013 Meme 57

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish and this week it is “Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels.” However, we have switched it to Top Ten Books We Wish Didn’t Have A Sequel. I disliked these books, so I didn’t think they really needed a sequel. I liked all of these books, but […]

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Review: The Madness Underneath

Review: The Madness Underneath

August 2, 2013 Review 18 ★★★½

When madness stalks the streets of London, no one is safe…

There’s a creepy new terror haunting modern-day London.
Fresh from defeating a Jack the Ripper killer, Rory must put her new-found hunting skills to the test before all hell breaks loose…

But enemies are not always who you expect them to be and crazy times call for crazy solutions. A thrilling teen mystery. Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday [23]

Waiting on Wednesday [23]

July 30, 2013 Meme 96

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters… Read more »

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Review: Venom by Fiona Paul

Review: Venom by Fiona Paul

July 26, 2013 Review 40 ★★★

Beauty, romance, murder… A novel as stunning and seductive as Renaissance Venice itself.

Cassandra Caravello is part of Venice′s wealthy elite. Her world is one of fabulous gowns, society parties and privilege, yet she longs for something more. While her fiancé is away studying in Paris, she has a chance meeting with an artist called Falco. He is attractive, audacious…and highly unsuitable.

When Cass stumbles upon the body of a murdered woman – with a bloody X carved across her heart – she′s drawn into a dangerous world of secret societies, courtesans and killers. Falco is quick to offer his assistance, but then another body is found and Cass starts receiving death threats… Is Falco more involved than she imagined? And will she be able to stay true to her fiancé, or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for someone she′s not even sure she can trust? Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday [22]

Waiting on Wednesday [22]

July 23, 2013 Meme 52

Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she’s always dreamed of. Read more »

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Review: Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier

Review: Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier

July 23, 2013 Review 14 ★★★★½

Neryn thought she had lost everything and could trust no one, not even her mysterious companion, Flint.

But when she finds refuge at the rebel base of Shadowfell and discovers her canny gift as a Caller, she feels the first stirrings of hope.

Now she faces a perilous journey with the rebel Tali and the Good Folk, who shadow her steps. She must find the three Guardians who can teach her how to use her unwieldy gift – one that it is rumoured could amass a powerful army. Read more »

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