Review: Anna and the French Kiss // Stephanie Perkins

,nm,bGenre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

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Author: Stephanie Perkins

My Rating: 3-75-stars                                   3.75/5

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful,                                                       Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

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Review: The Hobbit // J.R.R Tolkien

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Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

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Author: J.R.R Tolkien

My Rating: 3.5                          3.5/5
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep to whisk him away on a journey “there and back again”. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

“In a hole in the ground there once lived a hobbit.”

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Review: Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3) // Seanan McGuire

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Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

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Author: Seanan McGuire

My Rating: 4

Beneath the Sugar Sky brings us back to Miss Eleanor’s Home for the Wayward Children where our characters, Kade, Christopher, Cora and Nadya come across a strange naked girl in their pond who claims to be looking for her mother, Onishi Sumi. How could it be that they were looking at the daughter of their dead friend who’s as old as she was when they buried her.

“There is kindness in the world, if we know how to look for it. If we never start denying it the door.”

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Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda // Becky Albertalli

love simonGenre: Young Adult, Contemporary

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Author: Becky Albertalli 

My Rating: 3-75-stars                                 3.75/5

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

“People really are like house with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it’s a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.”

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Review: Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) // Seanan McGuire

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Author: Seanan McGuire

My rating: 4

The heartwarming tale of Jack and Jill’s adventures in the Moors that exist in eternal twilight, in the pause between the lightning strike and the resurrection. They are a place of endless scientific experimentation, of monstrous beauty, and of terrible consequences.

“Time is the alchemy that turns compassion into love”

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Review: Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) // Seanan McGuire

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Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Author: Seanan McGuire

My Rating: 3.5

Nancy once opened the right door at the right time which led her to the Halls of Dead, a world of pomegranate groves and cool, eternal twilight. She’s now back into the real world, struggling to adjust to the reality of it all, she’s sent into a boarding school for ‘The Wayward Children’, surrounded by people who have had similar experiences as her, all trying to cope with the harsh reality.

“Hope means you keep on holding to things that won’t ever be so again, and so you bleed an inch at a time until there’s nothing left.”

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Review: Recursion // Blake Crouch

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Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller

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Author: Blake Crouch

My rating: 4.5

Recursion by Blake Crouch is all about memories and how significant they are. They are the key to our understanding of time. What is time without memories? Does it even exist?

“Nothing can be controlled, Only endured.”

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Review: The Girl on the Train // Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

Genre: Adult, Thriller, Mystery 

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Author: Paula Hawkins

My Rating:  4

The Girl on the Train follows a girl who takes the same train everyday, in doing so she passes through the same rout and has formed these ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ connections with complete strangers. She has made these almost fictional characters in her mind off of them. One day, like any other day she’s passing through that rout and sees something peculiar. She is then faced with a moral dilemma of whether to consult these people she somewhat knows but they know nothing about her.

“There’s something comforting about the sight of strangers safe at home.” 

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Review: Daredevil: The Man Without Fear // Frank Miller

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Author: Frank Miller

ArtistJohn Romita

My Rating:   4

Daredevil was introduced in 1964 by Stan Lee but it was reinvented by Frank Miller to be dark and gritty, before that Daredevil was a fun adventurer like Spider-Man. This 5 issue mini series is everything you need to know about Daredevil. It’s an origin story which explains a lot of things in a short amount of pages.

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