Review: ‘Truly Devious’

“Look! A riddle! Time for fun! Should we use a rope or gun?”

Are you looking for a murder mystery, YA style, set at a boarding school in the mountains of Vermont set in both present time and throwbacks to an unsolved murder from the 1930’s? Then I have found just the book for you! Truly, Devious.

Title: Truly Devious
Author: Maureen Johnson
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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Review: ‘Every Day’

A wakes up in a different body and in a different life – everyday.

I love the concept of this novel. Everyday this ‘being’ who has named themselves “A” is a different person, but has the same mind. They switch bodies every day, always into someone their age and never too far from where the last body was. They don’t know why or how it happens, it’s just something A has accepted as a way of living.

I will admit the reason I finally picked up this book is because of the movie released on February 23, 2018 with the same name – Every Day. The true bookworm I am, I knew I needed to read the book before seeing the movie. (Movie review coming on Friday!)

Title: Every Day
Author: David Levithan
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Audiobook Review: ‘Bonfire’

This book was as boring as a town called Barrens, Indiana sounds like it would be. I honestly don’t know how or why I finished this book, except so many good reviews made me think something must happen! But NOTHING happened until 90% into the book. This book is supposed to be a mystery or a thriller? Nothing was thrilling until the 90% mark. THEN action happened. And then the book was over.

Title: Bonfire
Author: Krysten Ritter
Rating: 1/5 stars

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Review: ‘Sleeping Giants’ & ‘Waking Gods’

This is a review I’ve wanted to write since we started this blog seven or so months ago. The timing just never felt right. But with the final book of the trilogy (Only Human) coming out on May 1st, there’s no better time then the present to share my review and thoughts on Themis Files – aka Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) and Waking Gods (Themis #2). This will be a double-header review, but no spoilers!

Title: Sleeping Giants
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Rating: 4/5 stars


Title: Waking Gods
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Rating: 5/5 stars

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Review: ‘The Memory Book’

The Memory Book is a book Sammie McCoy is typing to her future self to help her remember – because she has a rare genetic disease that will slowly cause her to lose her memories and herself. She is trying to preserve everything inside of her Memory Book – from graduating high school to her first kiss.

Title: The Memory Book
Author: Lara Avery
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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ARC Review: ‘The Queen’s Rising’

The Queen’s Rising is Rebecca Ross’s debut novel and if this is anything to go by – sign me up for everything she writes in the future! I absolutely loved this world, the characters, the writing style, everything about The Queen’s Rising! I was fortunate enough to pick up a copy of this at New York Comic Con back in October. This can easily be read as a standalone, but at the time of this review, Rebecca has tweeted that she is working on a second book!

Title: The Queen’s Rising
Author: Rebecca Ross
Release Date: February 6th, 2018
Rating: 4/5 stars

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ARC Review: ‘Nice Try, Jane Sinner’

This book is a laugh out loud funny contemporary that is super relatable and modern. The story is told from Jane’s perspective through her journal entries and conversations she’s recorded in her journal. Oh yeah, and she dropped out of high school and goes to community college to finish her degree and decides to go on a student run reality TV show called “House of Orange” to win scholarship money and a brand new used car!

Title: Nice Try, Jane Sinner
Author: Lianne Oelke
Release Date: January 9th, 2018
Rating: 5/5 stars

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