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Book Review: Lucky Caller by Emma Mills

Welcome back to my blog, You Need to Read These Books. Today, I have a review of a YA contemporary novel, Lucky Caller. I found this to be a very fun, difficult to put down novel. It follows Nina, as she becomes the producer on a High School radio show. The show becomes a legitimate station over the course of the novel, which was entirely unexpected. As always, I will include the Goodreads synopsis, before we delve into my spoiler free review.

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster. Continue reading “Book Review: Lucky Caller by Emma Mills”

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Book Review: Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

I have another book review today. I am going to be reviewing Fawkes by Nadine Brandes, which has been on my TBR for the longest time. It is a historical fantasy that takes place in 1600s England, and follows an attempt to assassinate the King. It’s protagonist is Thomas Fawkes, son of Guy Fawkes, a historical figure who was involved in the real plot. I’ll include the Goodreads synopsis however, as it will give you a little more insight.

This review will be completely spoiler free, so don’t worry about that!

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Book Review: Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

Hello everyone! I hope you’re doing well!

Today, I have a review of Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez. I was so excited to read this book when I heard about it and it didn’t disappoint. It sounded like it would be a different fantasy read, which it was and I really did enjoy it.

Goodreads Synopsis: A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.

Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an Continue reading “Book Review: Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez”

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The Anti-Virginity Pact by Katie Wismer

*I received an E-ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Goodreads Synopsis: Preachers’ daughters aren’t supposed to be atheists. They’re also not supposed to make pacts to lose their virginity by the end of the year, but high school senior Meredith Beaumont is sick of letting other people tell her who to be.
Spending the last four years as Mute Mare, the girl so shy just thinking about boys could trigger panic attacks, Meredith knows exactly what it’s like to be invisible. But when a vindictive mean girl gets her manicured claws on the anti-virginity pact and spreads it around the school—with Mare’s signature at the bottom—Mare’s not so invisible anymore. She just wishes she was.
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Book Review: Just Don’t Mention It by Estelle Maskame

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Estelle Maskame is one of those auto-buy authors for me and I always have super high expectations for her books (because they are all just so good, honestly). This book (Just Don’t Mention It) surpassed my expectations and in my opinion this is Maskame’s best book yet. To me, it had a completely different feel to anything she’s done before and I’m going to tell you why I think this over the course of the review. Continue reading “Book Review: Just Don’t Mention It by Estelle Maskame”

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ARC Review- Goodbye Perfect by Sara Barnard

goodbye perfect 1*This book was sent to me by the publisher but this not does not affect my review of this book. All thoughts expressed are honest.*

Since Goodbye Perfect was announced it has been on my ‘I’m so excited, eek, 2018’ book list so it isn’t so hard to imagine how excited and thankful I was to receive a copy from My Kinda Book (Thank you so much!).

So, what’s it about?

Well, let me tell you. Eden and her best friend Bonnie have their GCSEs rapidly approaching but Eden isn’t worried about Bonnie. She’s an A star student. That is until she runs away leaving Eden one, ominous message. Even more shocking and surpising is who Bonnie ran away with.

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S.T.A.G.S by M.A Bennett

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I think this may have been one of my favourite books of 2017 so far… Who knew I liked thrillers? I certainly didn’t realise quite how much I loved them until recently. I really am loving the S.T.A.G.S/ One of us is Lying type books I’ve been reading this  year. So if you know of any books similar to S.T.A.G.S please do let me know, I can’t wait to read more of this genre. Continue reading “S.T.A.G.S by M.A Bennett”

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Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman

Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke is the sequel to Prisoner of Night and Fog. The genre is historical fiction set in the world war two period. Read my review of book one to see why I recommend it.

Anne Blankman has delivered a fantastic sequel to a fantastic start to a series. Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke begins about a year after Gretchen and Daniel escape to England in search of sanctuary from the Whitestones. We learn of harsh injuries inflicted on Daniel’s cousin back in Germany and how Daniel does not hesitate to get the first train back to Germany. He does this partly due to loyalty and love for his family but also due to his need to do something worthwhile. Something useful. Unfortunately though this also sends Gretchen spiraling back to Germany to face old faces she thought she’d never have to see again.
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Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Lord of Shadows is the second book in Cassandra Clare’s Dark Artifices trilogy. The first is Lady Midnight.

Why? Why? Why? Why do you do this to me Cassandra Clare? You owe me an explanation at least. It is like she loves to watch her readers suffer, oh wait, she probably does.

After finishing all six hundred and ninety-nine pages (Why couldn’t she have written just a little more to get to 700) of Lord of Shadows I was a fumbling mess. I mean that ending! Even if you haven’t read it yet you’ll know that’s really not a spoiler. At this point it’s practically a given that all Cassandra Clare books leave you a fumbling mess. If by chance you’re reading this and you haven’t read any Clare books at all, well, that’s a cause for concern. It’s not too late to fix it though. Go buy City of Bones and make sure you look up a specific reading order of publication otherwise things get complicated. Well, what are you waiting for? Go! Now!

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