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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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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Review: ‘Renegades’

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Author: Marissa Meyer
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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Top 10 of 2017 ~ Taylor’s Picks

Hey all!

Time for my 2017 in books: I read 54, 726 pages spread across 140 books. I was so strong with my reading during the summer, almost reading a book per day, so that’s why it’s so high! The end of the year got super busy because of graduate school but I still managed to get back in the swing of things to finish off the year.

Without further ado, here are my top 10! It was so hard to choose just 10 books I loved. (Disclaimer: I tried to keep to books that were published in 2017 that I read in 2017 for this! They are also in order of when I read them, not by my favorites.)

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ARC Review: ‘The Cruel Prince’

Hi! Here I am with another Holly Black book! Yes, I know my last review by her wasn’t so good… But this was so much better!
Title: The Cruel Prince

Author: Holly Black

Series: The Folk of the Air

Rating: 4/5 stars

Pub date: January 2, 2018

I received this book as an ARC from BookCon. This is an honest review.

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ARC Review: ‘Gunslinger Girl’

Hi! It’s been quite a week with reading for me! I have read slower than I normally do but I have had so many amazing books this week. Ready to meet Pity!?

Title: Gunslinger Girl

Author: Lyndsy Ely

Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5 stars

Pub date: 2018

I received this book as an ARC from BookCon. This is an honest review.

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