Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

33152795Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi & Fantasy, Time Travel
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Goodreads Summary
Time flies when you’re plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.

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Review: Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry

35133826Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry
Publication Date: 
January 30th, 2018 by Harlequin Teen
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre:
 Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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When Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn’t commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society.

Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while. Continue reading

Mini Review: Your Name (light novel) by Makoto Shinkai

32856011Your Name (light novel) by Matoko Shinkai, translated by Taylor Engel
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2017 by Yen On
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Magical Realism, Romance.
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Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a rural town deep in the mountains, has a dream that she is a boy living an unfamiliar life in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy living in Tokyo, dreams that he is a girl living in the mountains. As they realize they are changing places, their encounter sets the cogs of fate into motion. The light novel is written by director Makoto Shinkai of the animated film Your Name.
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Review: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

34076952The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo
Publication Date: 
September 26th, 2017 by Orion Children’s Books
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: 
Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairy-tales, Retelling.
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Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

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Review: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

brooklynaire-coverBrooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers, #4) by Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: 
February 12th, 2018
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: 
Adult, Romance, Contemporary
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You’d think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You’d be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don’t know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

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Review: The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon

29008738The Bird and the Sword (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles, #1) by Amy Harmon
Publication Date:
 May 6th 2016 by CreateSpace
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, New Adult, Fantasy.
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Swallow, Daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heav’n or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, Daughter. Stay alive.
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Review: Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen

34218879Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers, #1) by Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: 
May 2nd, 2017 by Rennie Road Books
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: 
Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Sports – Ice Hockey.
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A great goalie always makes the save, even when he’s taken a shot to the heart…

Mike Beacon is a champion at guarding the net, but off the ice, he’s not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he’s never gotten over Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers’ office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right.
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