Before I Let Go Review

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Title: Before I Let Go

Genre: Young Adult

Author: Marike Nijkamp

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Synopsis: Days before Corey is to return home to the snow and ice of Lost Creek, Alaska, her best friend, Kyra, dies. Corey is devastated–and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town’s lost daughter, saying Kyra’s death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she’s a stranger.

Corey knows something is wrong. Lost is keeping secrets-chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter…

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The House at 758 Review

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Title: The House at 758

Genre: Fiction

Author: Kathryn Berla

Publisher: Amberjack Publishing

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Krista is still grieving the untimely death of her mother when her father’s new girlfriend, Marie, moves into their home. Krista’s father has already moved on and wants Krista to do the same, but she’s not ready to resume a normal life yet. To make matters worse, her best and only remaining friend, Lyla, is heading to Maine for the summer to spend time with her grandparents.

Distancing herself from everyone around her, Krista spends all of her time sitting or sleeping in a tent on her roof, shoplifting just for the thrill, and obsessively watching a mysterious house, the house at 758.

When a fellow classmate, Jake, takes a sudden interest in her, Krista feels excited for the first time in two years, but after their first date, feelings of guilt consume her, and she ends up pushing Jake away.

It isn’t until her grandfather makes a surprise visit from Venezuela that Krista finally comes out of her shell. As her grandfather tells her stories about his past during the Holocaust, Krista learns to confront her grief and begin to let things go.

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Deceived Review

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Title : Deceived

Genre : Thriller ; Fiction

Author : Heena Rathore P.

Publisher : Citrus Publishers

Synopsis : How well do you know your loved ones? A girl struggling to cope with the murders of her mother and five-year-old brother. A journalist chasing the ghost of a potential serial killer. A thirteen-year-old girl who slaughtered her parents. And a revenge-driven psychopath who is about to destroy everyone’s life.

After 9 years, a young writer is still coping with the brutal murders of her mother and five-year-old brother, as she moves into a house of horrors, to start a new life with her lover. Will friends and family be able to redeem Ally out of the impending doom in time? Will her infallible love become the key to the destruction of her already fragile world? Will madness prevail over love; true love over revenge?

Deceived is a gripping psychological thriller that mazes through the deepest, darkest emotions of human mind through the story of a vulnerable girl who treads in the mist of deception bred from a long unforgiven betrayal.

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Mask of Shadows Review

2017-04-30Author : Linsey Miller

 Publisher : Sourcebooks Fire

Title : Mask of Shadows

Genre : YA fiction

Synopsis:

          When Sal Leon steals a poster announcing open auditions for the Left Hand, a powerful collection of the Queen’s personal assassins named for the rings she wears-Ruby, Emerald, Amethyst, and Opal-their world changes. They knew it’s a chance for a new life.

          Except the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. But Sal must survive to put their real reason for auditioning into play : Revenge.

          Perfect for fantasy fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo, the first look in this new duology features a compelling gender fluid main character, impressive worldbuilding, and fast-paced action. Continue reading

How to Make a Wish Review

2017-04-25Title : How to Make a Wish

Genre : Fiction

Author : Ashley Herring Blake

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Synopsis :

          Grace, tough and wise, has nearly given up on wishes, thanks to a childhood spent with her unpredictable, larger-than-life mother. But this summer, Grace meets Eva, a girl who believes in dreams, despite her own difficult  circumstances.

          One fateful night, Eva climbs through a window in Grace’s room, setting off a chain of stolen nights on the beach. When Eva tells Grace that she likes girls, Grace’s world opens up and she begins to believe in happiness again.

          How to Make a Wish, is an emotionally charged portrait of a mother and daughter’s relationship and a heartfelt story about two girls who find each other at the exact right time.


  • This book never had a dull moment. I think that’s why I got along with this book so well and didn’t end up reading it because I had to. This book had so many good elements to it. It, of course, had a great plot, character development, and realistic obstacles that not many people get to witness from the inside. Does that make sense? Just in case it didn’t, I’ll rephrase. We saw the book in Grace’s perspective, which means we got to see what happens behind the perfect mask that her mother created for other’s to see.

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Fangirl Review

Title : Fangirl

Genre : Fiction

Author : Rainbow Rowell

Publisher : St. Martin’s Press

Synopsis : A coming-of-age tale of fanfiction, family, and first love

          Cath is a Simon Snow Fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life-and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

          Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fanfiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

          Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from the fandom. but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

          Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely out of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend; a Fiction-Writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world; a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words….and she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

          For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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