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[ARC Review] – Aurora Rising

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Title: Aurora Rising
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication Date: 7 May 2019
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Summary: The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…
A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering
And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem – that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

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Book Review #13: Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2)

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TitleMuse of Nigthmares
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Publication Date: 2nd October 2018
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Summary: Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.
She believed she knew every horror, and was beyond surprise.
She was wrong.

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Book Review #12: Strange the Dreamer

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TitleStrange the Dreamer
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Publication Date: 28th March 2017
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Summary: The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

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Book Review #11: Everless

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TitleEverless
Author: Sara Holland
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: 2nd January 2018
Rating: 🌟🌟
Summary: In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever. But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

SPOILERS ALERT!

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Wonder Crate | Best Laid Plans

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Today, I received a wonderful package from my dearly friend, Mary Poppins. When I opened it, it’s a package from Inkandwonder and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Because there, my friend, is my first Wonder Crate – Best Laid Plans!

Now. If you still want to know what’s inside. To see the spoiler, then you can click that ‘Read More’ after this. Otherwise, you can sit tight and wait until your box came and come back again. I’ll be waiting with my tea for you here!

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Book Review #10: Wildcard

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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 · ARC · 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

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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)

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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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[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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