One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

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34931507Title: One of Us is Lying

Author: Karen M. McManus

Publisher: Penguin

RATING: ★★☆☆☆

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Disclaimer: I received a copy free from the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This review contains major spoilers for the book.

Five students end up in detention on a normal Thursday afternoon. Most of them are there because of a mistake – they all got caught with a phone in class. But, it wasn’t their phone, it was planted there. In detention there is:
Bronwyn, the brain.
Addy, the princess.
Nate, the criminal.
Cooper, the athlete.
And finally, Simon, the outcast and creator of the school’s most notorious gossip app responsible for wreaking havoc on the school and tormenting numerous pupils.
However, only four of them get out of detention alive. It was murder. It is later discovered that Simon was about to post a piece of gossip on all four students and they are all prime suspects. Who is the murderer and have they been set up? Continue reading “One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus”

Troublemakers by Catherine Barter

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35217696Title: Troublemakers

Author: Catherine Barter

Publisher: Anderson Press

RATING: ★★★☆☆

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Alena never knew her political activist mother, who died when she was a baby. She has been looked after by her older half-brother Danny and his boyfriend Nick. They’ve acted like parents to Alena. When someone starts leaving bombs around London, the atmosphere and area are precarious. It is in this fearful situation that Alena starts to learn about her activist mother which causes tension at home, especially when Danny starts working for a controversial politician, which also causes problems between him and his boyfriend. Continue reading “Troublemakers by Catherine Barter”

The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (Review)

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Title: The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue

Author: Mackenzi Lee

Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books

Rating: ★★★★★

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.

After thoroughly enjoying This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee last year, it was a given I was going to enjoy this, especially because I was hearing nothing but fantastic things. Continue reading “The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (Review)”

Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t (Top Ten Tuesday 20/06/2017)

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t. However, I’m not too big on series because I always start but never have the motivation to complete the series. So I’ve decided that this week I will just do Top Ten Books I’ve Been Meaning to Start But Haven’t.  Continue reading “Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t (Top Ten Tuesday 20/06/2017)”

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

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23308087Title: Flame in the Mist

Author: Renee Ahdieh

RATING: ★★★★☆

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Disclaimer: I received a copy free from the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Mariko has been raised for one important purpose – to marry. She is the only daughter of a prominent samurai and she is being used by her father to gain political advantage. Her fate was sealed as soon as she was born. It didn’t matter how intelligent or cunning she was. However, on a journey to the Imperial Palace to meet the man she is betrothed to, but on her way, her convoy is attacked by the Black Clan who were hired to kill her. Mariko was the only survivor, so when she’s alone and lost in the woods she decides to get her revenge and sets out to disguise herself as a peasant boy to infiltrate the Black Clan. However, she finds that the Black Clan are more than what meets the eye, and for the first time, Mariko and her intellect are actually admired. Continue reading “Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh”

Grit by Gillian French (Review)

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Title: Grit

Author: Gillian French

Publisher: HarperTeen

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.

Darcy Prentiss has long been considered to be the “town slut”. Known for having a good time, Darcy knows that she does nothing that the guys haven’t done. But what no else knows is that Darcy does what she does in order to forget the disappearance of her best friend and a shared secret between Darcy and her cousin Nell. And then someone, anonymously, decides to nominate Darcy for Bay Festival Princess, which Darcy considers cruel and laughable, and the secrets she’s kept hidden in the back of her mind begin to surface.  Continue reading “Grit by Gillian French (Review)”

Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017 (Top Ten Tuesday – 30/05/2017)

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017 – which is going to be really easy because I am SO EXCITED for so many books. I’m excited for a lot of these books for many reasons. So here goes: Continue reading “Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017 (Top Ten Tuesday – 30/05/2017)”