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Review: Genuine Fraud

I received a copy of this through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 33843362 Title: Genuine Fraud Author: E. Lockhart What's it about? The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge. Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.  An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.  A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.  A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

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By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: Masquerade

I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. So here it is: Masquerade (Micah Grey, #3) Title: Masquerade Author: Laura Lam Series: The Micah Grey Trilogy   What's it about? Micah's Chimaera powers are growing, until his dark visions overwhelm him. Drystan is forced to take him to Dr Pozzi, to save his life. But can they really trust the doctor, especially when a close friend is revealed to be his spy? Meanwhile, violent unrest is sweeping the country, as anti-royalist factions fight to be heard. Then three chimaera are attacked, after revealing their existence with the monarchy's blessing - and the struggle becomes personal. A small sect decimated the chimaera in ancient times and nearly destroyed the world. Now they've re-emerged to spread terror once more. Micah will discover a royal secret, which draws him into the heart of the conflict. And he and his friends must risk everything to finally bring peace to their land.

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By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: Cracked

Cracked - The Soul Eater Series 1
Title: Cracked Author: Eliza Crewe Series:  The Soul Eater (Book One) Who's it for? Teens What's it about? Meda is a monster. She's not sure of specifics beyond the fact she kills people and eats their souls. Her mum died two years ago and since then, Meda's been living off the souls of murderers, brought to her attention by the ghosts of the people they killed. But when 3 men in suits attempt to kill her, with powers the same as her own, Meda is inadvertently drawn into the war between good and evil. (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: The Woken Gods

 

The Woken Gods
Title: The Woken Gods Author: Gwenda Bond Series: Unknown, but there had better be a sequel! Published: 3rd September 2013 Who's it for? Teens What's it about? The more things change…
Five years ago, the gods of ancient mythology awoke all around the world.

The more things stay the same…

This morning, Kyra Locke is late for school because of an argument with her father.

Seventeen-year-old Kyra lives in a transformed Washington, D.C., dominated by the embassies of divine pantheons and watched over by the mysterious Society of the Sun that governs mankind’s relations with the gods. But when rebellious Kyra encounters two trickster gods on her way home, one offering a threat and the other a warning, it turns out her life isn't what it seems. She escapes with the aid of Osborne "Oz" Spencer, a young Society field operative, only to discover that her scholar father has disappeared with a dangerous Egyptian relic. The Society needs the item back, and they aren’t interested in her protests that she knows nothing about it or her father's secrets.

Now Kyra must depend on her wits and the suspect help of scary Sumerian gods, her estranged oracle mother, and, of course, Oz--whose first allegiance is to the Society. She has no choice if she’s going to recover the missing relic and save her father. And if she doesn't? Well, that may just mean the end of the world as she knows it.
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By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: Student Bodies

Student Bodies
Title: Student Bodies Author: Sean Cummings Series: Poltergeeks (Book Two, sequel to Poltergeeks) Published: 5th September 2013 Who's it for? Teens What's it about? Set a few weeks on from Poltergeeks, Julie Richardson is just coming to terms with her new relationship and with her role as Shadowcull. But when Marcus's old school bully Mike Olson is nearly driven by some dark power to end his life, Julie is plunged into a battle for the lives of her family, her friends and everyone at Crescent Ridge High School. (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Title: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Author: Matthew Quick Published: 15th August 2013 Who's it for? Teens. Older teens. What's it about? How would you spend your birthday if you knew it  would be your last? Eighteen-year-old Leonard Peacock knows exactly what he'll do. He'll say goodbye. Not to his mum - who he calls Linda because it annoys her - who's moved out and left him to fend for himself. Nor to his former best friend, whose torments have driven him to consider committing the unthinkable. But to his four friends: a Humphrey Bogart obsessed neighbour, a teenager violin virtuoso, a pastor's daughter and a teacher. Most of the time, Leonard believes he's weird and sad but these friends have made him think that maybe he's not. He wants to thank them, and say goodbye.
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By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: Ink

Ink - The Paper Gods
Title: Ink Author: Amanda Sun Series: The Paper Gods (Book 1) Who's it for? Teens What's it about? Katie's mum has just died. With her grandparents unable to take her on straight away, she's shipped halfway round the world to live with her Aunt Diane in Shizuoka, Japan. It's not easy. She's the only American at her school and her Japanese isn't great. But when she meets Tomohiro, gorgeous and cold, life rapidly gets more complicated as drawings begin to move - and attack her. Feelings begin to develop as she delves more into the mystery of Tomohiro and why he can do what he does, but that only serves to land them both in incredible danger. (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: All Our Yesterdays

All Our Yesterdays
Title: All Our Yesterdays Author: Cristin Terrill Published: 1st August 2013 Who's it for? Teens What's it about? Em and Finn are kept in cells, tortured for information by the Doctor, forced to communicate with each other through the wall. But that all changes when Em finds a note, from herself, in her cell that gives her a new mission. She has to go back in time and kill the boy. (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight
Title: Crown of Midnight Author: Sarah J. Maas Series: Throne of Glass (Read Book 1 first! Otherwise y'know, spoilers. Book 2, read review for Book 1 here.) Published: 15th August 2013 Who's it for? Teen! What's it about? Celaena is now the King's Champion and has already been dispatched on numerous assignments. But she's playing a very dangerous game, one that could easily have her killed. The bright points in her life are her friends and her love. Yet as certain events and bits of information start coming to light Celaena could lose everything, everyone, that's she's ever held dear. She cannot have it all. She has a secret she has revealed to no one. One that could have lasting, damning consequences. Now she must choose. (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: Control

Control
Title: Control Author: Kim Curran Series: Shift (Book 2, see review for Book 1 here. Read 'Shift' BEFORE you read this - otherwise spoilers!) Published: 1st August 2013 Who's it for? Teens What's it about? Scott Tyler is a Shifter. A Fixer to be more precise - he can stop other people changing the 'shifts' they make. Together with Aubrey he's hunting down the remaining members of Project Ganymede, but when the Shard building in London suddenly shifts to a Pyramid Scott realises there's something far bigger at play. Tasked with bringing down the enigmatic Frank Anderson, Scott's grip on reality is getting weaker as the stakes are getting higher. (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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