RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑 (3.5/5 moons)
Published: February 20, 2018
Publisher: Berkley Books
They were six university students from Oxford–friends and sometimes more than friends–spending an idyllic week together in a French farmhouse. It was supposed to be the perfect summer getaway–until they met Severine, the girl next door.
For Kate Channing, Severine was an unwelcome presence, her inscrutable beauty undermining the close-knit group’s loyalties amid the already simmering tensions. And after a huge altercation on the last night of the holiday, Kate knew nothing would ever be the same. There are some things you can’t forgive, and there are some people you can’t forget, like Severine, who was never seen again.
Now, a decade later, the case is reopened when Severine’s body is found in the well behind the farmhouse. Questioned along with her friends, Kate stands to lose everything she’s worked so hard to achieve as suspicion mounts around her. Desperate to resolve her own shifting memories and fearful she will be forever bound to the woman whose presence still haunts her, Kate finds herself buried under layers of deception with no one to set her free.
Continue reading “The French Girl by Lexie Elliott”
We have known many authors that are popular to readers and non-readers alike because of the books that they have written that made some impact to us. However, there are authors out there who have the same talent in weaving words and turning a book into a magical world yet they lack the recognition and the audience. So today I thought I might try out something new in my blog and that is the Author Spotlight.
This author is currently looking for an agent or a publisher that could help her to bring the new magical world that she created in the hands of readers like us. So if you are an agent or a publisher, do contact her.
So let’s meet this lovely author!
Continue reading “Author Spotlight: R. A. Bishop”
RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑(4/5 moons)
Published: December 18, 2012
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
“The darkest minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces.”
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.
Continue reading “The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken”
RATING: 🌕🌕🌑🌑🌑(2/5 moons)
Published: September 15, 2015
Publisher: Thomas Dunne
“They had both been beaten by men who decided that the only things worth less than their souls were their bodies.”
For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find.
Lace Paloma may be new to her family’s show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she’s been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it’s a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace’s life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees.
Continue reading “The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore”
“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.”
This is the first time that I’ll be writing a trilogy or series review so bear with me. This review will be filled with spoilers but I’ll try my best not to spoil too much.
Also before jumping to the review, I would like to mention that this is also my May wrap-up because I only read these books in May. So without further ado, let’s get into the review!
Continue reading “The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu (Trilogy Review)”
RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌑🌑 (3/5 moons)
Published: March 13, 2018
“There is a moment just after the die is cast and before it lands upon the gaming table in which the smallest breeze may change its course – the way it rolls and where it comes to rest.”
Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?
Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.
With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.
Continue reading “Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Spoilery review)”
I’ve been trying to revive myself every Wednesday and I guess the time has finally come. I’m back with WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam @Samannelizabeth.
If you want to join, all you have to do is answer this three questions:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?
Continue reading “WWW Wednesday – 062018”