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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken: Book review

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Publisher/Year: March 1st 2016 Quercus Children's Books Genre: YA Fantasy Series: Passenger #1 Pages: 496 Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Quercus!) Rating: 3/5

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
Synopsis


New York City, present day
In one night, Etta Spencer is wrenched from everything she knows and loves. Thrown into an unfamiliar world, she can be certain of only one thing: she has travelled not just miles, but years from home.
The Atlantic, 1776
Captain Nicholas Carter is tasked with delivering Etta to the dangerous Ironwood family. They are searching for something - a stolen object they believe only she can reclaim. But Nicholas is drawn to his mysterious passenger, and the closer he gets to her, the further he is from freedom.
The Edges of the World
Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey
across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by a desperate thief. But a…

Mini reviews #17

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Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky Publisher/Year: May 19th 2016 Macmillan Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Macmillan!) Rating: 2/5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
I was so disappointed with this book! Although I wasn't expecting to be mind-blown by the writing or plot, this sounded like a fun take on the classic boy band trope. Instead, I got a book that seemed to mock a whole generation of girls and twist their obsession into something that I just didn't find funny. I've never really been a fangirl, but if I was I think I'd be hurt by this portrayal. Maybe this just wasn't my type of humour but I'm sad that I didn't enjoy this book.
Unrivalled by Alyson Noel Publisher/Year: May 10th 2016 MIRA Ink Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/MIRA Ink!) Rating: 3.5/5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my op…

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin: Book review

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Publisher/Year: November 5th 2015 Orion Children's Genre: YA Historical Fiction Series: Wolf by Wolf #1 Pages: 400 Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Orion!) Rating: 4.5/5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
Synopsis
Germania, 1956. Over ten years since the Nazis won the war. 18-year-old Yael is part of the resistance, and she has just one mission: to kill Hitler.
But first she's got to get close enough to him to do it.
Experimented on during her time at Auschwitz, Yael has the unique ability to change her appearance at will. The only part of her which always remains are the five tattooed wolves on her arm; one for each of the people she's lost. Using her abilities, she must transform into Adele Wolfe, Germany's most famous female rider and winner of the legendary Axis Tour; an epic long distance motorcycle race from Berlin to Tokyo, where only the strongest (and wiliest) riders survive. If s…

Stacking The Shelves [16]

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you're adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual, buying or borrowing. This meme is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and I'm excited to continue partaking in it!


Bought:


Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare, Pelican)
Taming of the Shrew, The (Pelican Shakespeare (Paperback))

Gifted:


We Are Okay




Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys Trilogy 3)




Holding Up the Universe




The Hate U Give



The Beauty and the Beast

Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces by Iain Reading: Book review

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Publisher/Year: February 14th 2015 Createspace Genre: YA Adventure/Mystery Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #5 Pages: 222 Source/Format: Paperback | Publisher (Thanks Book Publicity Services/Iain!) Rating: 3.5/5 Buy on Amazon
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
*This review may contain spoilers!*

Synopsis
After meeting up with an old friend in the eternal city of Rome, Kitty Hawk unexpectedly stumbles (almost literally) into a bizarre mystery involving creepy disembodied voices, secret hidden rooms, unbreakable mathematical codes, ominous chain-smoking strangers and an array of plundered artworks by such famous masters as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh - all of it wrapped up and entwined in an enigmatic riddle hanging in plain sight right in front of everyone's noses. 
With the help of friends both old and new, Kitty Hawk follows a trail of cryptic clues that leads her on a breathless tour …

Mini reviews #16

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Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black Publisher/Year: May 17th 2016 Amulet Books Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Amulet Books!) Rating: 3/5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
I was really intrigued by this book, because I love anything to do with music, and this was a concept I'd never heard of before. However, I didn't end up enjoying it as much as I thought I would. For me, it wasn't panned out well enough, and I felt that too many secondary characters were introduced throughout the story and were never properly fleshed out or made real. I did enjoy the family element to the story, and it was never bad, but I think I just wanted it to be better.
The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse Publisher/Year: April 21st 2016 Macmillan Children's Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Macmillan!) Rating: 4/5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest r…

Mini reviews #15

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The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi Publisher/Year: April 7th 2016 Atom Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Atom!) Rating: 2/5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
I had heard good things abut the author, so going into this book I had decent expectations, and sadly I was left disappointed at the end. Although thrillers aren't really my thing I did find it actually being the best thing about the book, because for me the characters certainly weren't. From the beginning, Alix annoyed me - her immediate obsession with this idiot that punches teachers and "smiles at her" just showed her to be nothing more than a spoiled brat that loves to rebel against her dad.

Recreated by Colleen Houck
Publisher/Year: August 2nd 2016 Hodder & Stoughton
Source/Format: Paperback | bookbridgr
(Thanks bookbridgr/Hodder & Stoughton!)
Rating: 3/5

Despite not loving Reawakened, I still decided to give Recreate…