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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: Gemina

  Title: Gemina Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Series: The Illuminae Files (find my review for book one here)   What's it about? Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna's social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. Hanna is the captain's pampered daughter. Nik is the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. While the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the Jump Station Heimdall, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right towards them carrying news of the Kerenza invasion. Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren't just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia - and possibly the known universe - is in their hands. But relax. They've totally got this. They hope.  (more…)

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: The Night Itself

  Title: The Night Itself Author: Zoë Marriott Series: The Name of the Blade (book one)   Who's it for? Teens   What's it about? When fifteen-year-old Mio steals the katana - her grandfather's priceless sword - she just wants to liven up a fancy-dress costume. But the katana is more than a dusty heirloom, and her actions unleash an ancient evil onto the streets of modern-day London. Mio is soon stalked by the terrors of mythical Japan and it is only the appearance of a mysteriously familiar warrior boy that saves her life. Mio must learn to control the katana's legendary powers fast or she risks losing not only her own life...but the love of a lifetime.

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By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: Atlantia

  Title: Atlantia Author: Ally Condie Series: None   Who's it for? Teens   What's it about? Rio dreams of leaving the underwater city of Atlantis and living in the world Above. But all Rio's hopes for the future are shattered when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected choice, leaving Rio stranded Below. Atlantia is crumbling. Guided by an unlikely mentor, Rio begins to ask treacherous questions about her destiny, her home and the corrupted system that governs the Divide between land and sea. Her life - and the fate of her city - depends on Rio listening to the voices of the past, and her willingness to speak the forgotten truth.

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By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: Blood Red Road

Title: Blood Red Road Author: Moira Young Series: Dust Lands (book one) Who's it for: Teens What's it about? Saba lives in Silverlake, a wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms where her family scavenge from landfills left by the long-gone Wrecker civilization. After four cloaked horsemen kidnap her beloved twin brother Lugh, she teams up with daredevil Jack and the Free Hawks, a girl gang of Revolutionaries. Saba learns that she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Saba and her new friends stage a showdown that change the course of her civilization.

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By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: Allegiant

  Title: Allegiant Author: Veronica Roth Series: Divergent (book 3) Who's it for? Teens What's it about? The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

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By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: Cinder

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) Title: Cinder Author: Marrisa Meyer Series: The Lunar Chronicles Who's it for? Teens What's it about? Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation. Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.

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By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: Illuminae

Title: Illuminae Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Series: The Illuminae Files Who's it for? Teens What's it about? The year is 2575 and two mega-corporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice covered speck. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Ezra and Kady have to make their escape on the evacuating fleet. But their troubles are just beginning. A deadly plague has broken out on one of the spaceships and it is mutating with terrifying results. Their ship's protection is seriously flawed. No one will say what is going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her. Ezra. And the only problem with that is they split up before all this trouble started and she isn't supposed to be talking to him.

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By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here

  Title: The Rest of Us Just Live Here Author: Patrick Ness Who’s it for? Teens What’s it about? Not everyone has to be the chosen one. The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death. What if you were Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. And what if there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world and you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life? Even if your best friend might be the God of mountain lions...

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By InkyBumblebee, ago
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