Tag Archive: young adult

BOOK REVIEW: HALF BLOOD(COVENANT #1) BY JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

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The book is worth a read. It is not exactly Greek Mythology though it has it as a base. I am so going to read the second book, Pure  (Covenant  #2) mainly for Seth and to find out how the twist pans out

TOP 10 FAE-THEMED NOVELS YOU CAN GIVE A TRY

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The world of Fae is mysterious, glimmering and filled with magic and wickedness. Here are our top picks for best Fae Novels you can try

Book review of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Red queen #2)

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Book review of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Red queen #2). Story a Red fighting the battle meant for silvers

Book review of Red queen by Victoria Aveyard

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Book review of Red queen by Victoria Aveyard. A world of Red and Silvers. A world defined by Blood

BOOK REVIEW: FATAL HARMONY (THE VEIN CHRONICLES #1) BY ANNE MALCOM

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In short, you CAN read it if repetitive narcissism and mouthiness doesn’t get on your nerves. Though for extra measure, keep a therapist’s number at hand.

Book Review: Nevernight

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Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student.The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.

Book Review: The Romantics

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Perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowell, The Romantics will charm readers of all ages. Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents’ painful separation. Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right—but she doesn’t anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Love’s plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael’s hot-sauce-wielding “dream girl.” The more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one girl who can help him mend his heart. Soon Love starts breaking all her own rules—and in order to set Gael’s fate back on course, she has to make some tough decisions about what it means to truly care.

Book Review: The Problem with Forever

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For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone-spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

Book Review: November 9 by Colleen Hoover

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Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Book Review: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

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The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear. 

Book Review: Beautiful Liar by Tara Bond

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From their very first meeting, Nina knows Alex is bad news, and vows to stay away from him. But as their paths continue to cross, she can’t help being drawn to him – especially when he makes no secret of his interest in her.For the first time ever, Nina is on the brink of following her heart. But can she believe Alex when he tells her to trust him? Or is he just another beautiful liar?

Book Review: All the Bright Places

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When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the ‘natural wonders’ of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself – a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

Book Review: This Is Where It Ends

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10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity High School finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors won’t open.10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting.Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

Book Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals–well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she’s crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn’t her biggest problem–staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is.If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

Book Review: Find Me by Romily Bernard

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“Find Me.”These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.Because it just got personal.

Book Review: Korian and Lucy: A Cult of the Cat Short Story (Book #0.5)

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It is the love story of Korian and Lucy (Trinity’s parents) and takes place in The Island of Cats 17 years before the birth of Trinity.

Book Review: Feral by Laxmi Hariharan

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He was her destination. She just didn’t know it. When Maya leaves Luke to go in search of her blood family, nothing prepares her for the secrets she uncovers about herself. An intense, shifter romance, set in Bombay. A standalone novella in the Many Lives universe.

Review: Never Mind My Thigh Gap

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One ordinary girl, one extraordinary moment” There are three things everyone notices about Alice. 1. Her super-hot rugby boyfriend. 2. Her sophisticated, totally gorgeous best friend. 3. Her very noticeable 38-inch long legs.Alice is tall – just under six feet to be exact – but her self-esteem couldn’t be smaller. When her relationship starts wavering, Alice’s perfectly beautiful best friend somehow convinces her to join a modelling competition, “for a confidence boost.” But Alice is just a normal girl; she loves ice cream too much, has an unhealthy addiction to American TV and lusts after the elusive thigh gap. She can’t even walk in heels, let alone in a bikini, but she finds herself joining Runway Models anyway.The finale is only a few months away. Will Alice catwalk her way to self-confidence or fail, proving everyone right? People can surprise you.

Book Review: November Rain by Shannon A Thompson

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Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them.

Book Review: The Future King: Logres by M.L. Mackworth-Praed

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Britain, 2052. In a world of war, disease and hunger the UK stands alone as a beacon of prosperity under an all-powerful ruling party. Life at new school Logres seems promising for fifteen-year-old Gwenhwyfar, and quickly she falls for the school’s handsome catch, Arthur. When Arthur’s rival, Lancelot, returns after a suspension, her heart is soon divided. Realising that behind the UK’s prosperity lies unspeakable cruelty, Gwenhwyfar sets off on a path to dismantle everything the government stands for. Suspenseful, raw and awash in a dystopian setting, The Future King: Logres is a story of identity and discovery against this backdrop, the second coming of the Arthurian legends.

Book Review: Fighting by Cat Phoenix

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Alex is an independent twenty one year old college drop out and reformed thief when she meets Brooks. He wants her to join his team of thieves who fight to avenge the innocent, the wronged. Skeptical, she thinks he’s cracked and needs to be taken back to the mental facility he’d broken out of.Eventually, just for kicks and giggles, she lets Brooks convince her to take a chance on him. Her world is flipped upside down as she identifies with and comes to care for her new crew, except for the one man she loathes: Ethan. God, what an arrogant bastard. As Alex changes, so do her feelings for Ethan. Alex fights more than just her attraction to Ethan as they are bound together in a fight to survive.When Alex and her crew’s lives are endangered, will she run away or stand up and fight

Book Review: The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman

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New York City in 1978 is a dirty, dangerous place to live. And die. Joey Peacock knows this as well as anybody—he has spent the last forty years as an adolescent vampire, perfecting the routine he now enjoys: womanizing in punk clubs and discotheques, feeding by night, and sleeping by day with others of his kind in the macabre labyrinth under the city’s sidewalks.The subways are his playground and his highway, shuttling him throughout Manhattan to bleed the unsuspecting in the Sheep Meadow of Central Park or in the backseats of Checker cabs, or even those in their own apartments who are too hypnotized by sitcoms to notice him opening their windows. It’s almost too easy.Until one night he sees them hunting on his beloved subway. The children with the merry eyes. Vampires, like him…or not like him. Whatever they are, whatever their appearance means, the undead in the tunnels of Manhattan are not as safe as they once were.And neither are the rest of us

Book Review: The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy

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16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad. Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear.With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever.

Book Review: Consuming Fire (Rouge #3) by Isabella Modra

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After Hunter and Will are rescued from the institution and brought to the safe house where the others are hiding out, Hunter is met with several new challenges; facing Joshua for the first time since the warehouse, forgiving him for the mess he made of her life, discovering that Eli and Jenny are alive, and mending the shaken relationship she has with Will after their horrific last few days in ICE, all the while figuring out a way to defeat Dr. Wolfe and get her father back. (Official synopsis)

Book Review : The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer (Ruby Iyer #1)by Laxmi Hariharan

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When her best friend is kidnapped, Ruby will stop at nothing to rescue him. Criminals run the streets of Bombay. Jam-packed with the worst degenerates. The city is a shell of the pride and joy it used to be.
Ruby knows something must be done, but it isn’t until her best friend is kidnapped by the despotic Dr. Braganza that she knows that she and she alone must save city, save her best friend, save the world from total destruction. Armed only with with Vikram, a cop-turned-rogue they are about to embark on a road they may never return from. (official synopsis)

Book Review : Liars Inc.by Paula Stokes

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Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer. Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? (official synopsis)

Book Review : Lovely Vicious (Lovely Vicious #1) by Sara Wolf

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For 17-year-old Isis Blake, the list has one goal: to ensure she never falls in love again. Ever. As Isis and her mom settle into their new home in Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, Isis is rockin’ the purple hair and a beat up old car…and hoping like hell that no one learns that a) she used to be fat; and b) she used to have a heart.Naturally, Isis opts for social suicide instead…by punching the cold and untouchably handsome “Ice Prince”-a.k.a. Jack Hunter-right in his smug face.Now the school hallways are an epic battleground as Isis and the Ice Prince engage in a vicious game of social warfare.But sometimes to know your enemy is to love him..(official synopsis)

Book Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself? (official synopsis)

Book review : The Lost Soul (Enchena #1) by K.S. Marsden

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Enchena’s history is written by the victorious. Through war and betrayal, King Hrafn’s reign has spread across the land. The rebellion is stirring again…In a world where the evil nature of humans has infected the very forests and animals surrounding them, they are crying out for a new hope; a new hero.Natural enemies must come together, to overcome the curse.Two innocent people must be brought from another world. One will bring the rebellion the way to succeed; the other will be their destruction. (official synopsis)

Book Review : Survivors: Secrets by Violet Cross

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Lacey Young is a survivor. So is her sister, her best friend, and all the other young adults they share a hotel with now that the world has ended.Lacey Young is a leader. That’s why when the lives of her crew and the people she loves become endangered, she must go against the odds and fight to take back what is theirs. However, with secrets and betrayal as common as the grains of sand that smother the landscape, what once appeared to be a big problem threatens to become a tragedy. Blood is spilled, friendships are tested, and all the while the lurking threat that’s responsible for sending the world into chaos is closer than they all think. Lacey has a secret. A secret she’s been repressing and hiding from those closest to her. It’s a secret that she knows can help save her friends and bring back some small semblance of peace. But at what cost?

Book Review: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

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Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has. (official synopsis)

Book Review : The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass

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Prince Maxon has come out of age and he is looking for a bride and as per the traditions, official invitation is send to all the girls including America Singer for “The Selection”. The selected girl will then become the Queen but for America it is not being the prospect of Queen that makes her enter “The Selection” it is the hope of finally being able to go to sleep with full stomach and get the monetary benefits that is assured with being selected that makes her enter the competition to become somebody else’s wife in spite of being in love with somebody else.

Book Review : Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

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Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.
Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.
As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . . (official synopsis)

Book Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

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Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation. (official synopsis)

Book Review: Finale (Hush, Hush, #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Nora Grey has to chose sides now. On one side there is a whole army that is awaiting orders from their new leader and on the other side there is Patch, the fallen angel with whom she is in love with. As cheshavan nears the battle lines is blurring and threats from all corners are forcing Nora to take decisions that can only bring pain but she to chose a lesser damaging option for the sake of those who trust her but where would alliances lie when the brain and heart are at war?

Book Review: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (Necromancer #1) by Lish McBride

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If SAM thought that there could be nothing worse in life than being a dropout and working in a dead pan job at a fast food restaurant then he was in for the worst nightmare of his life. While he would have gone on complaining about the unproductive life he had, things took a drastic change when one of his friends got murdered and he was attacked by something he can only explain as “not-human” and pretty soon his life changes when his mother reveals some shocking secrets about him. Meet Sam the newly discovered Necromancer who does not even know what a necromancer is.

Book Review: Silence (Hush, Hush #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Nora wakes up with no recollection of past six months. She has no idea where she has been all these months or what has happened to her. The last memory she has is of sitting in her classroom and being handed over a new assignment to work on. But why is it that every time she sees the color black, her heart beats differently and her world keeps spinning at the mention of the world “Angel”?. While Nora struggles with her memory, a powerful new enemy rises and one that is too close to the home.

Three Tales of Vampires (A Tale of Vampires 1-3) by John Hennessy

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Collection of John Hennessy’s first three novels in the Tale of Vampire series, Murderous little darlings, The blood and the raven and Innocent while she sleeps

Book Review : The Shadow Reigns (Witch-Hunter, #2) by K.S. Marsden

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True to the title of the book , The shadow Witch has risen and now the whole world is under her reign. She stands unrivaled and spreading chaos all over. Hunter is suddenly caught up in the middle with his own personal feelings standing as a barrier against taking any action but when the limits are tested, Hunter is forced to chose sides and take decisions that will change a lot of lives.

Book Review : The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter, #1) by K.S. Marsden

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For Centuries there had been a prophecy circulating in the world of Witch and Witch hunters that a powerful witch would rise bringing this whole world to an end and nobody would have the power enough to stand against her for she would be the most powerful of all. The Shadow Witch. And now the Shadow has risen. On the other side of this war, Hunter, a witch hunter and one of his kind and heir to a powerful lineage, suddenly find himself helpless and powerless. what happened that made this vicious witch hunter so vulnerable.

Book Review: Constricted (Flawed #1.1) by Becca J. Campbell

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A short novella of the series flawless and elongating on the first book of the series, Empath, Constricted is the version of Logan where he is in turmoil over his feelings for Jade and trying to cope with his secrets

Book Review: Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1) by Aimee Carter

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This is a new World where you are judged based on your performance in a test. Depending upon the scores of the test, you are judged to be either worthy for the society or not. Worst is that you are to live with the score of this test etched on you for the rest of your lives but what if one person stands to fight against this system that values the scores more than the person it is etched on?

Book Review: Dream the Crow’s Black Dream (A Tale of Vampires, #4) by John Hennessy

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It was just one innocent night of story telling but that night turned out to be his worst nightmare so much that Seth had never managed to recover from its aftereffect. The Blood and the Raven was just not a spooky urban tale but a real terror that had haunted Seth’s life. Things get ugly when the characters of his story visits him to turmoil his life and threaten his loved ones

Book Review: Grift by Jason Mosberg

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Piper maybe living in the city of Lights and Glamour, but she is not living in the part of Las Vegas that is envy of all, but she is part of the city that thrives on tricking and robbing of its guests. Piper has known only one world and that is of debauchery and trickery. The world of Grift. She is not alone and have her friends, who is also living this high stakes lives. Things should have been smooth but then world of trickery is not going to leave without playing one on you as well and now she has to apply every trick she has learnt to protect her sister who has been kidnapped against a huge ransom demand

Book Review: Bound by Sacrifice (The Road to Ruin, #1) by Reyna Pryde

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A deal with the Devil can never result in good results and Acelynn is learning it the hard way. She had to trade her soul in return for her sister’s safety but that came for a bigger price than she expected. Acelynn is pursued by Devil who is giving her one last chance of redemption by killing none other Satan’s own son. Failing which not only she be forced to be Satan;s queen but also loose her sister.

Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

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Quentin Jacobsen has been obsessed with Margo Roth Spiegelman ever since they were kids. But in the general hierarchy of high school life, Margo is the reigning queen while Quentin is probably so out of her league that his status would be even far from the grass that grows outside the gates of this kingdom. But one night was all that took to change their relationship and in turn their life

Book review : The Keeper Of The Wind by Mark Shaw

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Three friends who were supposed to be enjoying a school picnic trip ends up discovering elements, way too intense and valuable for their reach. Trouble starts brewing when these teens are chased down by ruthless forces who would go to any lengths required to grab the secrets and the power that comes with it. Will a group of teens be enough to simmer down the dangers that is threatening to take our world?

Book Review: Army of the Dead (zombie Attack #2) by Devan Sagliani

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Just when Xander MacNamara’s life was getting settled in otherwise a chaotic world destroyed by zombie apocalypse, Enemies from his past returns and to make things worse, there is a bounty on Xander’s head now. There are forces now trying to nab him for the said bounty and things can go from bad to worse in an instant when everybody is out with a thirst for your blood.

Fear Me (Broken Love, #1) by B.B. Reid

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Ever since she met him in the playground at the age of 7 for the first time, he had been in Lake’s life as a constant threat, ruining her life by being a cruel Bully. Her entire life was a cruel joke for him. But for a year, after his absence, Lake was finally breathing and living life until he returns back. If childhood pranks were worse, then this time it has crossed all boundaries.

Book review : Loving Lawson (Loving Lawson, #1) by R.J. Lewis

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Allie Wallace is pregnant and the father of the child Ryker Lawson is in prison. With no roof over her head and no one else to turn to, Allie finds no other option but to ask for help from Ryker’s big brother, Heath, a street fighter. Things turn worse when both start developing feelings and could only trust her in their own personal troubles but how far a relationship survive when it is wrong from the get go.