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The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌑🌑🌑

Published: January 30, 2018 (First published October 1920)

Publisher: AmazonClassics

Format: e-Book

Pages: 201

 

 


“It is always wise to suspect everybody until you can prove logically, and to your own satisfaction, that they are innocent.”

SYNOPSIS:

Emily Inglethorp has been poisoned. And it seems everyone at Styles Court, from the hired help to family members, had a motive—and the means. But with Detective Hercule Poirot out of retirement and on the case, no one’s getting away with murder.

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Wildcard by Marie Lu

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌖

Published: September 18, 2018

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 341

 

 


“You don’t stop after you solve one thing. You keep going, you find a new way and a new path, try to do better and create better.”

 

SYNOPSIS:

All bets are off. This time the gamble is survival.

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems—and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

 

 

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Warcross by Marie Lu

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

Published: September 12, 2017

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 353

 

 


“Every locked door has a key.”

 

SYNOPSIS:

The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

 

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The Chronicles of Narnia

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“Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.”


Last year, I managed to finish the whole Narnia Chronicles Series. I still have a lot of feelings about this back then that’s why I don’t want to write a review yet. But I think it is about time that I finally put into words the thoughts and feelings that I have while reading the series.

The thing that I found the most interesting about this series is you can read it in two ways: chronological order or publication order. I have read this series in publication order but then I realized that the story would surely make more sense if you read it in chronological order. But whichever way you wish to read it would surely work.

I hope this will not be a very long review so this will just be a mini review, I will not include the synopsis of the books, just my rating and my thoughts. So without further ado, let’s dive into my review!

 

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Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

Published: May 07, 2019

Publisher: HarperTeen

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 480

 

 


“There is nothing so terrible as a story untold.”

SYNOPSIS:

Return once more to the deadly and dazzling world of Red Queen in Broken Throne, a beautifully designed, must-have companion to the chart-topping series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard.

The perfect addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, this gorgeously designed package features three brand-new novellas, two previously published novellas, Steel Scars and Queen Song, and never-before-seen maps, flags, bonus scenes, journal entries, and much more exclusive content.

Fans will be delighted to catch up with beloved characters after the drama of War Storm and be excited to hear from brand-new voices as well. This stunning collection is not to be missed!

 

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War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

 

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Published: May 15, 2018

Publisher: HarperTeen

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 662

 

 

“One choice, one word, and things would be so different.”


 

SYNOPSIS:

Victory comes at a price.

Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.

But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.

War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?

In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will survive.

 

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Rooms by Lauren Oliver

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌑🌑

Published: September 23, 2014

Publisher: Ecco

Format: Paperback

Pages: 320

 

 


“The way I figure it, life’s the sum total of all our small mistakes, little tragedies, bad choices. Addition on top of addition.”

SYNOPSIS:

After her New York Times bestselling novels for young adults, Lauren Oliver returns with her first book for adults, a spellbinding novel that confirms her place as one of our finest storytellers. Rooms is a mesmerizing and suspenseful story of guilt, love, and family secrets.

Estranged patriarch Richard Walker has died, leaving behind a country house. His alienated family arrives for their inheritance—but they are not alone. Two restless ghosts linger within the house’s walls. Both the living and dead are haunted by painful truths that surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.

Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama, as haunting as it is resonant.

 

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