Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn

Dangerous Remedy

by Kat Dunn

Rating: ★★★★☆   | zephyr| book depository

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

Dangerous Remedy follows Camille and her battalion as they attempt daring rescues of those about to meet a bloody end at the blade of a guillotine. Camille is a revolutionary’s daughter, but she is not necessarily a friend of the Revolution. When their most recent rescue doesn’t go to plan, and they find themselves in the company of a scared but powerful girl, the team now find themselves in the sights of both the Royalists and the Revolutionaries. But who is she really? and who can she trust?

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Waiting on Wednesday (27/05/2020)

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A Deadly Education (Scholomance #1)

by Naomi Novik

Lesson One of the Scholomance

Learning has never been this deadly

A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets. There are no teachers, no holidays, and no friendships, save strategic ones. Survival is more important than any letter grade, for the school won’t allow its students to leave until they graduate… or die!

The rules are deceptively simple: Don’t walk the halls alone. And beware of the monsters who lurk everywhere. El is uniquely prepared for the school’s dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out millions. It would be easy enough for El to defeat the monsters that prowl the school. The problem? Her powerful dark magic might also kill all the other students. 


Publisher: Del Rey Books | Release Date: September 29th, 2020 | Pre-order at Book Depository

Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz

Fractured Tide

by Leslie Lutz

rating: ★★★★★ | published may 5th, 2020|buy at book depository

I received an eARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you kindly to Blink for my review copy.

Fractured Tide follows Sia, as she, and a small group of survivors, wash up on a deserted island after a deadly encounter with a mysterious creature during a dive to explore a shipwreck. With seemingly no chance of rescue, the monster lurking just off the coast, and the dangerous depths of the forest, Sia’s fight for survival has only just begun.


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The Best Week That Never Happened by Dallas Woodburn

The Best Week That Never Happened

by Dallas Woodburn

Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Month9Books

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

After her parents’ bitter divorce, family vacations to the Big Island in Hawaii ceased. But across the miles, eighteen-year-old Tegan Rossi remains connected to local Kai Kapule, her best friend from childhood. Now, Tegan finds herself alone and confused about how she got to the Big Island. With no wallet, no cell phone, purse, or plane ticket, Tegan struggles to piece together what happened. She must have come to surprise-visit Kai. Right?

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Waiting on Wednesday (20/05/2020)

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Miss Meteor

by Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore

There hasn’t been a winner of the Miss Meteor beauty pageant who looks like Lita Perez or Chicky Quintanilla in all its history. But that’s not the only reason Lita wants to enter the contest, or why her ex-best friend Chicky wants to help her. The road to becoming Miss Meteor isn’t about being perfect; it’s about sharing who you are with the world—and loving the parts of yourself no one else understands. So to pull off the unlikeliest underdog story in pageant history, Lita and Chicky are going to have to forget the past and imagine a future where girls like them are more than enough—they are everything.

Witty and heartfelt with characters that leap off the page, Miss Meteor is acclaimed authors Anna-Marie McLemore and Tehlor Kay Mejia’s first book together.


Publisher: HarperTeen | Release Date: September 22nd, 2020 | Add to Goodreads

There is no way that I won’t be reading this.

Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran

Queen of Coin and Whispers

by Helen Corcoran

Rating: ★★★★★   |  the o’brien press | book depository

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

After her uncle’s passing, Lia has become Queen. It is what she has been waiting her entire life for, to rule how she wishes to rule. To change things. Her country is bankrupt, and dangers are everywhere – in her court, in parliament, and from their neighbouring countries. If she wants to push through her reforms, she needs to beat the Court at it’s own games, and for that, she needs a spy-master. Xania has been on a quest for revenge ever since her father died. She believes it to be murder, and she knows exactly who did it. So when the opportunity comes along to become the Queen’s spy-master to take down the man responsible for her father’s death, she doesn’t hesitate.

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Out Now: Queer We Go Again! edited by Saundra Mitchell

Out Now: Queer We Go Again!

edited by Saudra Mitchell

rating: ★★★★☆ | published may 26th, 2020| buy at book depository

I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you kindly to Inkyard Press for my review copy.

Out Now: Queer We Go Again! is the second queer anthology from Saundra Mitchell, featuring a variety of queer authors. Unlike All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages, which had the theme of historical fiction & fantasy, Out Now has stories from a range of genres for all readers, whether that be fantasy, sci-fi, or contemporary romance. Some of these stories were a bit of miss for me, and All Out was a hard act to follow, but the stories I liked were pretty darn amazing.


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Waiting on Wednesday (13/05/2020)

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Burn Our Bodies Down

by Rory Power

Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.

But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for.

Margot’s mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what’s still there?

The only thing Margot knows for sure is there’s poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she’s there, she might never escape.


Publisher: Delacorte Press/Macmillan | Release Date: July 7th, 2020 | Pre-order at Book Depository

Clique Bait by Ann Valett

Clique Bait

by Ann Valett

rating: ★★★★☆ | published april 28th, 2020| buy at book depository

I received an eARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you kindly to HarperTeen for my review copy.

Means Girls meets Get EvenClique Bait follows Chloe’s path for revenge against the most popular students at her rich prep school after her best friends life, Monica, was destroyed. She’s traded in her thrift fashion for designer labels, deep cleansed her social media, and carefully devised a plan to infiltrate the group, collect their dirty secrets, and release them to the world, toppling their carefully constructed social hierarchy. But her plan begins to go amiss when she falls for one of the very people she’s vowed to take down.


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The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

The Enigma Game

by Elizabeth Wein

Rating: ★★★★★ | bloomsbury publishing | book depository

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

The Enigma Game follows three different people in a small village of Windyedge, Scotland. Jamie, a RAF pilot who flies a Bristol Blenheim bomber, Ellen a volunteer driver with the RAF, and Louisa, a teenager who wants to make a difference who ends up caring for an elderly German woman. When Louisa finds an Enigma machine that was smuggled in by an enemy pilot, Louisa, Jamie, and Ellen all come together to unravel a mystery that may turn the tide of war.

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