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A Beautifully Foolish Endeaver (The Carls #2) by Hank Green

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I loved the first book and was very excited when the sequel came out, but this one was not as captivating. It’s well-written but it didn’t grab my attention as much as the first book and I didn’t like the story as much.

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Fable (Fable #1) by Adrienne Young

Fable

3 stars (release date 9-1-2020)

This is a good, easy YA Fantasy book about a young girl’s quest to reunite with her trader father and demand her rightful place beside him and his crew. This book has it all – ships, pirates, revenge, lost treasures, intrigue, secrets, and romance. Continue reading “Fable (Fable #1) by Adrienne Young”

When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

when we were vikings

3 stars

I really enjoyed this contemporary fiction book about Zelda, a 21 year old girl with fetal alcohol syndrome who is obsessed with the Viking culture. She tries to live her life as a Viking, and strives to be a hero. Zelda lives with her older brother Gert and lives a structured life that helps her make sense of things. When Zelda learns that Gert has made some questionable and dangerous decisions to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to use her Viking skills on a quest to keep her tribe safe. Continue reading “When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald”

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

the kingdom of back

2 stars

Let me first say that I loved Marie Lu’s Legend and Warcross book series. I’ve met her several times at San Diego Comic Con and she’s a total sweetheart. So it pains me to say this. Seriously. But I did not enjoy this YA Historical Fiction about the sister of Wolfgang Mozart. Continue reading “The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu”

Marilia, the Warlord by Morgan Cole

marilia the warlord

3.5 stars rounded up to 4

I really enjoyed this YA Fantasy book about a low-born girl with a gift for battle strategy that propels herself and her twin brother into a better life and better roles in the kingdom. Continue reading “Marilia, the Warlord by Morgan Cole”

Mayhem by Estelle Laure – Blog Tour

 

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3 stars

This is a fun YA fantasy book that is marketed as being “inspired” by the movie The Lost Boys. It’s a quick and easy read, however the book follows much too closely the the movie and doesn’t contain many original concepts. (It is also mentioned that the book is inspired by the movie The Craft, but I don’t really see it). Continue reading “Mayhem by Estelle Laure – Blog Tour”

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

the voting booth

3 stars (release date 7-7-2020)

This is a quick and easy read about two 18-year-olds trying to vote for the first time in the general election. Set during a 24 hour time period, the two teenagers discuss such weighty topics as voter suppression, voter apathy, being black in america, white privilege, grief, interracial couples and other tough issues. Continue reading “The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert”

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

i killed zoe spanos

3 stars

This is a pretty good YA Mystery/Thriller about a teenager working as a nanny in the Hamptons who confesses to the murder of a young woman that she may never have met. Continue reading “I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick”

Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi

rebel spy

2.5 stars

This is an ok historical fiction about the mysterious Agent 355 – the famous “lady” spy who passes information to George Washington’s Culper spy ring. Continue reading “Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi”

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