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Book Review #10: Wildcard

Wildcard (Warcross, #2)

Title: Wildcard
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 20th September 2018
Rating: 🌟🌟
Summary: 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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4-Star · Library

[ARC Review] – Once Upon a River

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TitleOnce Upon a River
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 17 Jan 2019
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Summary: On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child. Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes and breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? And who does the little girl belong to?

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Book Review #9: Dry by Neal Shusterman

Dry

TitleDRY
Author: Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date: 4 October 2018
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟
Summary: When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. The drought – or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it – has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers. Until the taps run dry.

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Book Review #8: Obsidio (The Illuminae Files 3)

Obsidio - the Illuminae files part 3

TitleObsidio
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf for Young Readers
Publication Date: 13th March 2018
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Summary: Asha survived BeiTech’s initial assault and has been working undercover with the hopelessly outmatched resistance ever since. The last thing she expected to worry about was her ex-boyfriend, Rhys Lindstrom who just landed planetside. Is he her way out – or guarantee she never gets off this frozen rock alive?


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4-Star · Library

[ARC Review] – A Pinch of Magic

Title: A Pinch of Magic
Author: Michelle Harrison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK Children’s
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Summary: On the isle of Crowstone, set upon eerie marshes with a prison as its closet neighbour, the Widdershins sisters: Betty, Fliss and Charlie, set out to break a deadly curse which has haunted their family for generations. But the curse isn’t the only thing about the Widdershins. Each of them posses a magical object that’s been passed down the family. A scruffy carpet bag, a set of wooden nesting dolls and a gilt-framed mirror… none of them is what they seem. Will they be enough to break the curse? Or will the sisters have better luck with mysterious prisoner who claims he can help them – for a price?

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Book Review #7: Gemina (The Illuminae Files 2)

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TitleGemina
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf for Young Readers
Publication Date: 20 October 2015
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Summary: Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

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Tea Party with Tara Gilboy (author of Unwritten)

Oh boy, oh boy, I hope we’re not late to send the invitations to you people, but thank you for coming to our tea party. Today, we have a special guest, drum rolls please (drum rolls and trumpets play in background). Ehem. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome TARA GILBOY!! Tara is the author of Unwritten, one of my favorite middle-grade books so far and also the one that made me spill my tea. If anyone is interested with my thoughts, you can always check it here. Now, let’s begin the tea party, please be seated.

Alright, so first we have Unwritten:

Unwritten

Man, I’m always amaze with that beautiful cover, don’t you think so? Okay, here we have a twelve-year-old Gracie Freeman who is living a normal life, but she is haunted by the fact that she is actually a character from a story, an unpublished fairy tale she’s never read. When she was a baby, her parents learned that she was supposed to die in the story, and with the help of a magic book, took her out of the story, and into the outside world, where she could be safe.

But Gracie longs to know what the story says about her. Despite her mother’s warnings, Gracie seeks out the story’s author, setting in motion a chain of events that draws herself, her mother, and other former storybook characters back into the forgotten tale. Inside the story, Gracie struggles to navigate the blurred boundary between who she really is and the surprising things the author wrote about her. As the story moves toward its deadly climax, Gracie realizes she’ll have to face a dark truth and figure out her own fairy tale ending.

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4-Star · Library

[ARC Review] – The Little Paris Patisserie

The Little Paris Patisserie (Romantic Escapes, Book 3)

Title: The Little Paris Patisserie
Author: Julie Caplin
Publisher: HarperImpulse
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Summary: As the youngest of four, Nina Hadley has always had her big brothers telling her what to do. So, when she’s given the chance to move to Paris and help run a patisserie course, she can’t say au revoir quick enough! There’s just one problem: high-flying chef Sebastian Finlay is the owner of the patisserie. He’s also her brother Nick’s best friend – and the man she has secretly been in love with since forever.

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[Arc Review] – The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah

The Mystery of Three Quarters

Title: The Mystery of Three Quarters
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: 23 August 2018
Summary: The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot – the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket-returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in 1930’s London.

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