There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane

There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlaneTitle: There Once Were Stars
Series: Dome 1618 #1
Author: Melanie McFarlane
Publisher: Month9Books
Genres: Sci-Fi
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Rating: four-half-stars
Series Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of her dome. Now Nat wants answers. What else might her government be hiding from the good and loyal people of Dome 1618?

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REVIEW: There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane

There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane is a book unlike anything I’ve ever read! This book has a creative science fiction concept and is set in a world kept inside of a dome. The main character is very likeable and intelligent, making this book even better than it already is! Continue reading

Book Review: The Society by Jodie Andrefski

Book Review: The Society by Jodie AndrefskiTitle: The Society
Author: Jodie Andrefski
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Rating: three-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Welcome to Trinity Academy’s best-kept secret.

The Society.

You’ve been handpicked by the elite of the elite to become a member. But first you’ll have to prove your worth by making it through Hell Week.

Do you have what it takes?

It’s time to find out.

Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society—not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society’s queen bee, Jessica, she’s ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out.

All it’ll take is a bit of computer hacking, a few fake invitations, some eager rushees…and Sam will get her revenge.

Let the games begin.

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Review: The Society by Jodie Andrefski

The Society by Jodie Andrefski has a very intriguing concept. It is all about revenge, one of my favourite topics, and set at a private school, something else that I love! However, as I got into the book, the main character started to annoy me. She makes some really bad decisions and has a habit of taking things too far. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Girl Against the Universe

 

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

This week’s book: Girl Against the Universe

Girl Against the Universe by Paula StokesTitle: Girl Against the Universe
Author: Paula Stokes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 17, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

Maguire is bad luck.

No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when Maguire is around. Like that time the roller coaster jumped off its tracks. Or the time the house next door caught on fire. Or that time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash—and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch.

It’s safest for Maguire to hide out in her room, where she can cause less damage and avoid new people who she could hurt. But then she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star. Jordy is confident, talented, and lucky, and he’s convinced he can help Maguire break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for Jordy is to stay away. But it turns out staying away may be harder than she thought.

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Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani ChokshiTitle: The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1)
Series: The Star-Touched Queen #1
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Also by this author:  A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched-Queen #2)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Rating: four-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.

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Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi is one of the few books that was able blow my mind and leave me in awe. It is based on Indian mythology, which was new to me, but definitely something that I enjoyed. The main character is brave and intelligent, which I always love to see. Also, the writing is beautiful and filled with vivid descriptions. I would say that this is a must-read. Continue reading

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan VivianTitle: The Last Boy and Girl in the World
Author: Siobhan Vivian
Also by this author: Stay Sweet
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Rating: four-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

What if your town was sliding underwater and everyone was ordered to pack up and leave? How would you and your friends spend your last days together?

While the adults plan for the future, box up their possessions, and find new places to live, Keeley Hewitt and her friends decide to go out with a bang. There are parties in abandoned houses. Canoe races down Main Street. The goal is to make the most of every minute they still have together.

And for Keeley, that means taking one last shot at the boy she’s loved forever.

There’s a weird sort of bravery that comes from knowing there’s nothing left to lose. You might do things you normally wouldn’t. Or say things you shouldn’t. The reward almost always outweighs the risk.

Almost.

It’s the end of Aberdeen, but the beginning of Keeley’s first love story. It just might not turn out the way she thought. Because it’s not always clear what’s worth fighting for and what you should let become a memory.

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Review: The Last Boy and Girl in the WOrld, Siobhan Vivian

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian has got to be up there as one of my favourite reads of the year. This book is believable and original and the main character is realistic and relatable. It is written so incredibly well that the characters really come to life. Everything about this book is just so enjoyable! Continue reading