Review – The One by Kiera Cass

Title: The One (The Selection #3)

Author: Kiera Cass

Star Rating: *

Genre: Romance, Dystopia

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Synopsis

The end is finally here. America Singer was pressured into joining the selection, a televised competition between young women vying to be the next princess of Illea, and now she and Prince Maxon must sort out their feelings for one another as a rebellion intensifies in violence around them. Will America win Maxon’s heart or will she be going home heartbroken?

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Review – Grim edited by Christine Johnson

Title: Grim

Editor: Christine Johnson

Star Rating: * * *

Genre: Fairy Tale Retellings, Short Stories, Young Adult

Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair review.

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Synopsis

Grim is a collection of short stories based on classic fairy tales with new twists and reimaginings.

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Review – Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Title: Unraveling

Author: Elizabeth Norris

Star Rating: *

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi, Romance

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Synopsis

Janelle is a smart, precocious teenager who is responsible for saving the world. Her life was pretty normal until she was hit by a truck, died, and was brought back to life by a fellow student. Suddenly, her life doesn’t make sense, her FBI father is anxious to figure out what a mysterious bomb is that appeared out of nowhere, and strange individuals from another universe are telling Janelle that her universe is about to implode. With only 24 days to figure out what is going on, she has to convince all the adults in her life that even though she’s still just a teen, she has something to offer and she just might be the key to making sure the entire world doesn’t end.

 

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Review – Will-O-the-Wisp by Tom Hammock and Megan Hutchinson

Title: Will-O-the-Wisp: An Aurora Grimeon Story

Authors: Tom Hammock and Megan Hutchinson

Star Rating: * * *

Genre: Graphic Novel, Mystery, Paranormal

NOTE: Review copy obtained via NetGalley.

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Synopsis

After her parents died from accidentally ingesting poisonous mushrooms, Aurora is sent to live with her estranged grandfather deep in the southern swamps. Not only must she contend with this cantankerous old man, but she must figure out how to fit in with the diverse residents of Ossuary Isle. When strange occurrences begin to happen, she starts to explore the realm of Hoodoo magic alongside a priestess from the swamp in order to protect her new community from a vengeful spirit.

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Review – The Elite by Kiera Cass

Title: The Elite

Authors: Kiera Cass

Star Rating: * *

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia

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Synopsis

In The Selection, America Singer was chosen as one of 35 young women all competing to win the heart of Prince Maxon. However, her heart was still yearning for Aspen, the boy she thought she was going to spend the rest of her life with. Instead, America finds herself immersed in political controversies and catty women, all for a prize that she doesn’t even want. The Elite picks up when there are only six women left, and Maxon is pressuring America to finally decide whether she is ready to commit to him. Can she let go of Aspen and accept the responsibility of becoming a queen? Or are the savage realities of being a royal just too much for America to handle?

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Review – The Night Wanderer Graphic Novel by Drew Taylor

Title: The Night Wanderer

Authors: Drew Hayden Taylor (Author), Alison Kooistra (Adaptor), Mike Wyatt (Illustrator)

Star Rating: * * * *

Genre: Graphic Novel, Indigenous Narrative, Paranormal

NOTE: Review copy obtained via NetGalley

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Synopsis

Pierre L’Errant is an Anishinabe man who has been away from home for centuries. When the desire to come back becomes too much to bear, he flies to Otter Lake to deal with his inner demons. However, when he arrives, he finds himself embroiled in the problems of the family that he is staying with. Tiffany, the teenager of the house, is struggling. Her parents are separated, her boyfriend isn’t treating her well, her grades are dropping at school, and her dad refuses to understand her difficulties. By intervening, Pierre not only helps Tiffany start to sort through her issues, but he comes to a conclusion about his own struggles.

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Review – Shards and Ashes edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

Title: Shards and Ashes

Editors: Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

Star Rating: * * *

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi/Dystopia /Urban Fantasy, Short Stories

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Synopsis

Shards and Ashes is a collection of YA short stories about dystopias by some of the big names in the genre. From out-of-control corporations to colonies in space, these narratives offer a variety of future possibilities for and commentaries on human society.

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