30 08, 2016

Review: THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare Blake

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Review: THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare BlakeThree Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Series: Three Dark Crowns #1
Also in this series: One Dark Throne
Published by Harper Teen on September 22nd 2016
Pages: 416
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Fiction, Royalty, Fantasy, General
Also by this author: One Dark Throne
ARC provided by BEA 2016, HarperCollins

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In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomach-ache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of beasts.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose . . . it's life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.
The last queen standing gets the crown.

Three Dark Crowns is a heart-stopping fantasy from Kendare Blake, acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood.

THREE DARK CROWNS was deliciously dark! This story is about triplet sisters, all with a different power, raised separately by the houses that hone that power. On the year of their sixteenth birthday, these three will face off and have a year to kill each other. The one left alive will inherit the […]

8 05, 2016

Review: THE FALL OF BUTTERFLIES by Andrea Portes

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Review: THE FALL OF BUTTERFLIES by Andrea PortesThe Fall of Butterflies by Andrea Portes
Published by Harper Teen on May 10th 2016
Pages: 400
Genres: Young Adult, Love & Romance, Social Themes, Death & Dying, Physical & Emotional Abuse
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We Were Liars meets Looking for Alaska in a uniquely funny and heartbreaking teen novel about a passionate-yet-doomed friendship set against a backdrop of wealth and glamour.
Willa Parker, 646th and least-popular resident of What Cheer, Iowa, is headed east to start a new life. Did she choose this life? No, because that would be too easy—and nothing in Willa’s life is easy. It’s her famous genius mother’s idea to send her to ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive Pembroke Prep, and Willa has no intention of fitting in. But when she meets peculiar, glittering Remy Taft, the richest, most mysterious girl on campus, she starts to see a foothold in this foreign world—a place where she could maybe, possibly, sort of fit in. When Willa looks at Remy, she sees a girl who has everything. But for Remy, having everything comes at a price. And as she spirals out of control, Willa can feel Remy spinning right out of her grasp.
Andrea Portes, author of the hilarious, heartbreaking Anatomy of a Misfit, spins a similarly incandescent, heartfelt story that explores the meaning of friendship, new beginnings, and the precarious joy and devastating pain of finding home in a place—a person—with wings.

This was such a fun book about a girl going to an ivy league high school across the country from her actual home. Willa’s mother is famous for her brain and her father is just a regular guy. Of course she grew up with her dad and hasn’t seen her mother in years, […]

26 06, 2015

CHALLENGER DEEP by Neal Shusterman

By | Friday, June 26, 2015|17 Comments

CHALLENGER DEEP by Neal ShustermanChallenger Deep by Neal Shusterman, Brendan Shusterman
Published by Harper Teen on April 21st 2015
Pages: 320
Genres: Fiction, Mental Illness, Young Adult
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Challenger Deep is a deeply powerful and personal novel by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.
 
A captivating story about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, the novel features haunting interior illustrations by Neal Shusterman's son Brendan.Laurie Halse Anderson, award-winning author of Speak, calls Challenger Deep "a brilliant journey across the dark sea of the mind; frightening, sensitive, and powerful. Simply extraordinary."

I got this book from the library. I have been meaning to read it for myself ever since I read this review on Feed Your Fiction Addiction. I am happy to say that Challenger Deep was as good as I had hoped. This book is about one young mans journey into the abyss […]

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