Author: Rainbow Rowell
Release Date: Septemeber 10th, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Number of Pages: 445
Summary: Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind? Continue reading
Title: Lady Midnight
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: March 8th, 2016
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Number of Pages: 668
Summary: In a kingdom by the sea…
In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.
A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.
Title: Eternal Darkness
Author: J. F. Johns
Date Published: January 11th 2016
Number of Pages: 342
Summary: The world is divided between humans and cyborgs.
Scarlet Lock is neither.
She is a soldier created to kill on command. But her memory has been erased and when she awakens in a government facility she soon discovers that this new world is a dangerous place, full of government secrets and cruel experiments performed in the name of progress.
With the help of a group of cyborgs, Scarlet will fight to uncover the truth and transform the future of the new world she now lives in.
Eternal Darkness is full of suspense, action and romance and will make readers question what it means to be human.
This novel was provided by the author as an ARC. This review is not biased and is purely an honest opinion.
Title: The Retribution of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Number of Pages: 464 pages
Date Published: November 4th 2014
Publishing Company: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Books Number in Series: Mara Dyer, 3
“Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told.
She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.
Loyalties are betrayed; guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.
Retribution has arrived.”
My gaze flicked to his hand. His fist was curled around a small tape recorder. I moved his fingers—still warm—and pressed play. A male voice started to speak.
‘Do I have your attention?’ the voice said.’” Continue reading
Title: Take a Bow
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Number of Pages: 278 pages
Date Published: April 1st 2012
Publishing Company: Point
“My life has been one big audition.”
Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Number of Pages: 418 pages
Date Published: September 27th 2011
Publishing Company: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Books Number in Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, 1
“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love.
It did not end well.”