Book Review, Reviews

Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back.

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#HogwartsReunion: a Harry Potter (Re)Read-a-Thon!

First things first--happy birthday to my favourite angsty boy, Harry freakin' Potter and his creator, JK Rowling.  I've been planning this for a while and found a few others who had been planning on doing the same so we have joined forces! I'll be listing everyone's info at the bottom of this post, so if… Continue reading #HogwartsReunion: a Harry Potter (Re)Read-a-Thon!

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ARC Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

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Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.
But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand. 

General, Reviews, Talk to Me, Wrap-Up

#DessenDays Read-A-Thon Wrap-Up

And so, with my having read six Sarah Dessen books in a row, the #DessenDays Read-A-Thon comes to a close. At least for me--if there is anyone who is still doing it, please go ahead! And tag me in your posts so I can see them 🙂 It was really fun and I definitely missed Sarah Dessen. I used to read and re-read her books all the time and I was surprised by how much I didn't remember (and how much they took me back to my high school book club days)! I know that in my original post I said I'd do a couple of mini reviews at a time, but I changed my mind so I'm going to give them all to you now and then give my overall thoughts at the end. So here they are, in the order I read them.

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Book Review: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? 
Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha's past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. 

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Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

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Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

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Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.