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Review: The Betrayed by Kiera Cass

Posted January 26, 2022 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Betrayed by Kiera Cass

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Betrayed by Kiera Cass Series: The Betrothed #2 Published by HarperTeen on June 29, 2021 Genres: Fiction, Romance, Young Adult Pages: 304 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Kiera Cass brings another sparkling romance to a stunning conclusion in this sequel to the instant #1 New York Times bestseller The Betrothed. Can you follow your heart when it’s already broken? After fleeing Coroa and leaving the memory of her beloved Silas behind, Hollis is unsteadily adjusting to life in Isolte. The Eastoffe family’s affection is a balm on her weary spirit, though Etan, a surly cousin with a deep distaste for Coroans, threatens to upset the uneasy peace she’s found. While tensions at home ratchet up, disquiet in the kingdom of Isolte is reaching a fever pitch. The Eastoffes may have the power to unseat a tyrannical king—but only with Hollis’s help. Can a girl who’s lost it all […]

Review: A Dress for the Wicked by Autumn Krause

Posted August 5, 2019 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: A Dress for the Wicked by Autumn Krause

A Dress for the Wicked by Autumn Krause Published by HarperTeen on August 6, 2019 Pages: 400 Format: Arc Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Shy in Avon-upon-Kynt. And for eighteen years, Emmaline Watkins has feared that her future held just that: nothing. But when the head of the most admired fashion house in the country opens her prestigious design competition to girls from outside the stylish capital city, Emmy’s dreams seem closer than they ever have before. As the first “country girl” to compete, Emmy knows she’ll encounter extra hurdles on her way to the top. But as she navigates the twisted world of high fashion she starts to wonder: will she be able to tailor herself to fit into this dark, corrupted race? And at what cost? A Dress for the Wicked was a completely addictive read.  I started just before bed and had to stay up late in order to finish.  I loved the setting, the competition and gorgeous dresses. The competition element, along with the dress made me think […]

Review: Love & Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford

Posted April 23, 2019 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Love & Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford

Love & Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford Published by HarperTeen on April 9, 2019 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Pages: 352 Format: Arc Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads The Weyward family has been haunted by a curse for generations—if a Weyward falls in love before their seventeenth birthday, the person they love dies. Sam doesn’t plan to fall for anyone in the nine weeks before his birthday. He’ll spend his time working at the Eezy-Freeze with his dad; cooking up some midsummer magic with his grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother (the Grands); and experimenting with drag with the help of the queens at the Shangri-La, the local gay club. But when a new guy comes to town, Sam finds himself in trouble when they strike up a friendship that might be way more than that. As Sam’s birthday approaches and he still hasn’t quite fallen in love, the curse seems to get more powerful and less specific about who it targets. A mysterious girl Sam talks to on the phone late at night and a woman he’s only seen in […]

Review: Nine by Zach Hines

Posted March 1, 2019 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Nine by Zach Hines

Nine by Zach Hines Published by HarperTeen on August 7, 2018 Genres: Dystopia, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 360 Format: Arc Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads In an alternate world startlingly close to our own, humans have nine lives—and they can’t wait to burn straight through them. As you shed lives, you shed your awkward phases: one death is equal to one physical and mental upgrade. Julian’s friends are obsessed with the idea of burning lives, but Julian is determined to stay on his first for as long as he can. His mother, the ultimate cautionary tale, burned through her first eight in just a few years, and Julian has no intention of succumbing to the debilitating rebirth sickness that she inflicted on herself. But the regime has death incentives aimed at controlling overpopulation, and Julian realizes that he’s going to have to burn at some point—especially when he becomes a target for Nicholas, the manipulative leader of the Burners, the school’s suicide club. And when Julian eventually succumbs, he uncovers suspicious gaps in the rebirth system that […]

Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass

Posted April 3, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass

I received this book for free from Own Copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Heir by Kiera Cass Series: The Selection #4 Published by HarperTeen on May 5th 2015 Genres: Dystopia, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult Pages: 342 Format: E-Book Source: Own Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought. As usual I end up on the bang wagon a lot later than everyone else. But let me just say The Heir is incredible. I loved that it was similar to the first three books, just told from a female perspective being perused by 30 men. But if you are after something original then turn […]