Blog tour review: Whichwood

 

A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.

Our story begins on a frosty night…

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.

But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship

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Rating: 4/5 Stars

Publishing date: November 14, 2017

Published by: Dutton Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House

Genre(s): Fantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Source:  Hardcover provided by Penguin

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Review:

My reaction when I received this beautiful book…

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Whichwood is utterly magical, it’s a story filled with amazing characters written with such beautiful words–it’s just purely amazing!!! I seriously can not get enough of Tahereh Mafi’s works. I need more!

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I read Furthermore a while back and really enjoyed it!! It was pretty light and fun. However, the companion…WOW!! Whichwood is dark! But it was so freakin good. I really like Laylee’s perspective. Laylee is such a relatable character who goes through so much growth. She also has a hard childhood and a humongous workload that the community depends on.  Ben is also another neat character. I really like his relationship with Laylee. They are the best!! Oh, and don’t forget Alice and Oliver!! We get to see them again. Yay!!!

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To sum it all up: if Whichwood is not on your TBR, definitely add it on, because its amazing!!

 

 

 

 

Review+Blog Tour: Renegades

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Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

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.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

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Information:

Publication: November 7th 2017 by Feiwel & Friends

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Source: ARC provided by publisher

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Review:

I adored the Lunar Chronicles! Thus, when Marissa Meyer announced that she was releasing a brand new book, I was beyond excited!! Eek!!

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Renegades did not let me down. I literally devoured it all in one setting! I love everything about it, from the characters to the plot–everything is utterly amazing!! I mean, a story with heroes and villains, and fearless characters–what else do you need?!

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One of my favorite aspects of this book, is the world building. I can literally picture everything that’s happening. I  feel like I’m right next to Nova and Adrian. It is almost like a movie! Oh, and by the way, I totally ship Nova and Adrian!! *squeals* I love forbidden romances and they are just the cutest! Also, Nova has got to be one of my favorite characters. She is so fearless and strong! But I’m not surprised because Marissa Meyer always creates such fabulous characters! In this novel, readers will also be able to peer into both Nova and Adrian’s side of the story. I love how though there are different perspectives, the story still made sense and worked so very well together.

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Basically, to sum it all up, if Renegades is not on your TBR, be sure to add it on to your list, because Renegades is such a fantastic novel and is not to be missed. By the way, I don’t know how I am going to survive, because the next book is not coming out till 2018.

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Review: Zero Repeat Forever


He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

Shelter in place.

Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…

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Published: August 29th 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Rating: 5/5 stars

Source: ARC provided by publisher

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First off, I just have to say, I absolutely adore this cover!! It’s so beautiful and fitting for this book.

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Now on to the actual review: Eek!! Zero Repeat Forever is amazing!! I adore the whole world Gabrielle Prendergast created and the story line. This book was such an enjoyable read! It is super engaging and thrilling. I love all the action!! And I mean, who doesn’t like alien invasions?! 😉

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Another thing I really enjoyed about Zero Repeat Forever is the diverse characters. I love Raven’s character. Raven is biracial, which has caused her plenty of struggles throughout her life. However, she is super independent and strong. I was totally rooting for her the entire time.

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I also adored the blooming romance. It was really interesting reading about the Raven and August. I need more from of them! Where is the sequel!?? Ahhh I need the sequel ASAP!!! The cliffhanger is killing me!!

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Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper

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Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

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Rating: 5/5 Stars
Source: Hardcover (326 pages)
Published: September 20th 2016 by Jimmy Patterson

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Review:

First off, I just have to say this about Thomas Cresswell…

Stalking Jack the Ripper is AMAZING!!! I would give this book 10/5 stars if I could. I adore the characters, plot and relationships–everything is pure wonderful.

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I really love the main character, Audrey Rose. She is such a strong and smart character. She is also a very witty character. Ahh I absolutely love it!! Oh, and her relationship between her and Thomas is so addicting. I love reading about them. I ship them so hard!! 

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In addition, the story is just as fantastic!! I totally saw that ending coming, but it was still super fun following along Audrey’s story. I also adore the atmosphere. It’s so eerie and dark. Ekk!! It is so captivating. I couldn’t stop turning the pages.

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To sum it all up: I need more books by Kerri Maniscalco!! I can’t wait to read the sequel to this jewel. Be sure to add Stalking Jack the Ripper to your TBR if you are looking for a book that would keep you on your toes.

 

 

Review: Into the Dim

 When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing. 

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Rating: 4/5 stars

Source: Hardcover, 428 pages

Published: March 1st 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers

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Review:

Into The Dim is a fun and action packed time travel book that will definitely keep you on your toes.  I really enjoyed the time travel aspect of this novel!!

This beauty caught my attention from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down till the very end. I adore how determined Hope is. Hope is also a bit awkward, which I actually like, because it makes her pretty relatable and fun to read about. I also just adore the romance between Hope and Bran. Although, I felt like the love was a bit insta-love–it’s still super cute reading about them!!

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I can’t wait to read the sequel! The ending of Into The Dim isn’t too much of a cliffhanger but I definitely want to read more to find out what happens next! Be sure to add this to your TBR if you are looking for a book with a gorgeous setting and an adventurous plot!

Review: The Wood


After her father goes missing in the woods that they protect, Winter tries to seek the truth in what happened, why the wood is changing, and what it all has to do with the arrival of a mysterious stranger in this thrilling YA debut.

When Winter’s dad goes missing during his nightly patrol of the wood, it falls to her to patrol the time portals and protect the travelers who slip through them. Winter can’t help but think there’s more to her dad’s disappearance than she’s being told.

She soon finds a young man traveling in the wood named Henry who knows more than he should. He believes if they can work together to find his missing parents, they could discover the truth about Winter’s dad.

The wood is poisoned, changing into something sinister—torturing travelers lost in it. Winter must put her trust in Henry in order to find the truth and those they’ve lost.

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Publication: August 1st 2017 by Feiwel & Friends

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Source: ARC provided by the publisher

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Review:

I adore The Wood! There’s a fantasy, science fiction, horror and a bit of contemporary all mixed in one–its pure amazing! Oh and I forgot, there’s also time travel. Eek!!!

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The main character, Winter is a super lovely character to follow. She’s strong, clever and has a good heart. I admire her courage and how she did not give up. I also love Henry. He’s so cute and charming! For some reason he reminded me a lot of Mr. Darcy (probably since I did another reread recently). Anyway, I feel in love with Henry instantly. It was so fun to read about his reactions to modern technology and the modern customs.

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The setting in this book was so captivating and thrilling. I love reading about the wood. It’s so creepy, magical and intriguing all mixed together. I also love how the story played out. Ahhh!!

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I seriously need more from The Wood. That is killing me. Ahh!!! If this beauty isn’t on your tbr, be sure to add it on. I can’t recommend this one more. I can’t wait to see what Chelsea write next!

Review: The Crowns of Croswald


In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret…

For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious gems. When Ivy’s magic—and her life—is threatened by the Dark Queen, she scrambles to unearth her history and save Croswald before the truth is swept away forever.

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Expected publication: July 21st 2017 by Stories Untold

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Source: ARC kindly provided by author and publicity team

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Review:

Happy release day to The Crowns of Croswald!! I’m so excited to share with you guys this beauty. It’s so magical and so intriguing–perfect for fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Oh, and just look at that cover–SO BEAUTIFUL!!

 

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I really enjoyed The Crowns of Croswald. The plot is very cute and whimsical. It’s super unique and I just love the atmosphere. I can’t get enough! Where is the next book??! *internally screaming*

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I also adore the characters. Ivy is such a fun character to follow. She’s spunky and so adorable. I adore her curiosity!! If this book isn’t on your TBR, be sure to add it on!!