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Review: Genuine Fraud

I received a copy of this through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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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.

[Blurb taken from Goodreads]

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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.

[Blurb taken from Goodreads]

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Review: The Martian

 

Title: The Martian

Author: Andy Weir

Series: None

Who’s it for? Adults

 

What’s it about? I’m stranded on Mars. I have no way to communicate with Earth. I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days.

If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If non of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.

So yeah. I’m screwed.

[Blurb taken from book]

 

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Review: False Hearts

 

Title: False Hearts

Author: Laura Lam

Series: None

Who’s it for? Adults. Not that I think that teens wouldn’t enjoy it, but it does involve sex, drugs and violence…so personal preference I guess

 

What’s it about? One night Tila stumbles home, terrified and covered in blood. She’s then arrested for murder, the first by a civilian in decades. The San Francisco police suspect involvement with Verve, a powerful drug, and offer her twin sister Taema a chilling deal. Taema must assume Tila’s identity and gather information to bring down the drug syndicate. The police may then let her sister live. However, Taema’s investigation raises ghosts from the twins’ past.

The sisters were raised by a cult, which banned modern medicine – yet as conjoined twins, they needed life-saving surgery to replace their failing heart. And with help from co-conspirators, they escaped. Taema now discovers that Tila had found links between the cult and the city’s criminal underworld. The twins were once unable to keep secrets, but will learn the true cost of lies.

[Blurb taken from the book]

 

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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.

[Blurb taken from book]

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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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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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Review: Scarlet

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

Title: Scarlet
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles (book two)

Who’s it for? Teens

What’s it about? Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.

Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.

As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner…

[Blurb taken from the book]
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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.

[Blurb taken from the book]

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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.

[Blurb taken from the book]

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