Review: The Iron Traitor by Julia Kagawa

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After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for—his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again.  

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan’s and Keirran’s fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan’s next choice may decide the fate of them all.

PUBLISHER: Harlequin Teen

PAGES: 349

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I’ve been waiting to read this book for what seems like ages. I’m so thrilled to have finally had the chance to read it! I love this series and Julie Kagawa so darn much. Though I was sad that Prince Ash (*swoon*) wasn’t going to be the main focus of this book, I still enjoyed it immensely.

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Waiting on Wednesday #2

img-thing-pink2Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

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This is my first week doing this thing called “Top Ten Tuesday” and I’m so excited to participate in it! 🙂 I’ve actually never considered the authors whom I own the most books from so this should be fun. These are in no particular order! Continue reading

Book Blitz: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid (His Top 5 YA Authors + GIVEAWAY!)

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Adi Alsaid’s Top 5 YA Authors

• John Green
• Leslye Walton
• David Levithan
• Corey Whaley
• E. Lockhart

“In the few years since I began reading young adult novels, I’ve taken a shotgun-blast approach when

choosing what to read next. Rather than focusing on one author’s work to fully explore, I’ve tried to get

my hands on as many different ones as possible. So, though I’ve only read one or two books by some

of these authors, they wrote the books I most enjoyed within the genre, and am looking forward to

reading more and more of their work. Three of them I only discovered this year while traveling to book

conferences, and all three of their books (Whaley’s Noggin, Lockhart’s We Were Liars, and fellow debut

author Leslye Walton’s The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender) are among my favorite

books overall that I’ve read in the past couple years.”

-Adi Alsaid

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Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost. Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most. There’s HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love. Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila’s own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you’re looking for is to get lost along the way.

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Review: The Innocent Assassins by Pema Donyo

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There are three rules to staying an assassin at the corporation of Covert Operatives: (1) your parents must be deceased, (2) your contracts must remain confidential, and (3) you must be under the age of eighteen.

After a murder mission goes awry a month before her eighteenth birthday, Covert Operatives assassin Jane Lu finds herself caught by the federal government and forced to spy for the CIA while remaining in Covert Operatives. Once her spying mission is over she will be allowed to live a civilian life without facing criminal consequences, a life she’s only dreamed of having.

As Jane leaks information to the CIA, she uncovers secrets with enough power to both destroy Covert Operatives and her own boyfriend, Adrian King, who’s next in line to be CEO of the company. When her identity as a double agent for the CIA is discovered within Covert Operatives, she must decide where her allegiance, and her heart, truly lies.

PUBLISHER: Astraea Press

PAGES: 283

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Review: Divided by Elsie Chapman

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The hunter becomes the hunted. . . .
 
West Grayer is done killing. She defeated her Alternate, a twin raised by another family, and proved she’s worthy of a future. She’s ready to move on with her life.
 
The Board has other plans. They want her to kill one last time, and offer her a deal worth killing for. But when West recognizes her target as a ghost from her past, she realizes she’s in over her head. The Board is lying, and West will have to uncover the truth of the past to secure her future.
 
How far will the Board go to keep their secrets safe? And how far will West go to save those she loves? With nonstop action and surprising twists, Elsie Chapman’s intoxicating sequel to Dualed reveals everything.

PUBLISHER: Random House Books for Young Readers

PAGES: 320

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Waiting on Wednesday #1

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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