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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”

Broken Veil (Harbinger #5) by Jeff Wheeler

broken veil

4 stars

This is a satisfying ending to a good YA Fantasy series. Most of the storylines are wrapped up, and there is a juicy cliffhanger that is surely a hint for a new series. Continue reading “Broken Veil (Harbinger #5) by Jeff Wheeler”

What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin

 

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4 stars

This is a very good YA book about the obstacles one girl faces as she tries to piece together her life after being trafficked as a sex slave. Continue reading “What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin”

The Stone of Sorrow (Runecaster #1) by Brooke Carter

the stone of sorrow

3.0 stars

This is a good first book in a new YA Fantasy series that weaves Norse mythology and magic into the story of a young woman embarking on a quest to save her sister and clan. Continue reading “The Stone of Sorrow (Runecaster #1) by Brooke Carter”

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