Book Review | Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

TitleRules for Vanishing

By: Kate Alice Marshall

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Pages: 416

PublishedSeptember 24th, 2019

By: Viking Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA – Horror – Mystery/Thriller- Paranormal (LGBT+)

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In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister–at all costs.

Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her–and who won’t make it out of the woods?

It’s been exactly one year since Sara’s sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn’t know whether her former friends no longer like her…or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together. When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to “play the game” and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca–before she’s lost forever. And even though she’s hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends–and their cameras–following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side.
 

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Book Review | Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

TitleBurn Our Bodies Down

By: Rory Power

SeriesNO

Pages: 352

PublishedJuly 7th, 2020

By: Delacorte Press

Genre: YA – Horror – Mystery/Thriller- Contemporary (LGBT+)

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself.

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.

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Double Book Review | The Gilded Wolves & The Silvered Serpents (ARC) by Roshani Chokshi

 🌿 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having the most wonderful day by the hand of the most incredible readings.❤️ Today I bring you a double book review of a much loved and very popular historical fantasy series. I’m very excited to be able to share all my thoughts about these books with you, these books are part of what will be a trilogly called The Gilded Wolves trilogy by Roshani Chokshi, so today I bring you my honest thoughts about the first book, The Gilded Wolves & the sequel,which comes out TOMORROW, The Silvered Serpents! 👏🏻
I have a lot to chat with you about them, I know it’s a very well-loved story and it makes me happy, but I think my thoughts could be unpopular so I hope you don’t hate me lol. I LOVE YOU, thank you for being here with me every day & without further ado, let’s get started and enjoy!
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Blog Tour | Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez

TitleFuria

By: Yamile Saied Méndez

SeriesNO

Pages: 368

PublishedSeptember 15th, 2020

By: Algonquin Young Readers

Genre: YA – Contemporary – Romance – Coming of Age – Sports

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An #ownvoices contemporary YA set in Argentina, about a rising soccer star who must put everything on the line—even her blooming love story—to follow her dreams.

In Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan lives a double life.

At home, she is a careful daughter, living within her mother’s narrow expectations, in her rising-soccer-star brother’s shadow, and under the abusive rule of her short-tempered father.

On the field, she is La Furia, a powerhouse of skill and talent. When her team qualifies for the South American tournament, Camila gets the chance to see just how far those talents can take her. In her wildest dreams, she’d get an athletic scholarship to a North American university.

But the path ahead isn’t easy. Her parents don’t know about her passion. They wouldn’t allow a girl to play fútbol—and she needs their permission to go any farther. And the boy she once loved is back in town. Since he left, Diego has become an international star, playing in Italy for the renowned team Juventus. Camila doesn’t have time to be distracted by her feelings for him. Things aren’t the same as when he left: she has her own passions and ambitions now, and La Furia cannot be denied. As her life becomes more complicated, Camila is forced to face her secrets and make her way in a world with no place for the dreams and ambition of a girl like her. 

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Book Tour | Come On In by Adi Alsaid & more Authors

Title: Come On In

By: Adi Alsaid & more Authors

SeriesNO

Pages: 256

PublicationOctober 13th, 2020

By: Inkyard Press

Genre: YA | Anthology

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This exceptional and powerful anthology explores the joys, heartbreaks and triumphs of immigration, with stories by bestselling and beloved YA authors who are themselves immigrants and the children of immigrants.

WELCOME

From some of the most exciting bestselling and up-and-coming YA authors writing today…journey from Ecuador to New York City and Argentina to Utah, from Australia to Harlem and India to New Jersey, from Fiji, America, Mexico and more… Come On In.

With characters who face random traffic stops, TSA detention, customs anxiety, and the daunting and inspiring journey to new lands, who camp with their extended families, dance at weddings, keep diaries, teach ESL, give up their rooms for displaced family, decide their own answer to the question “where are you from?” and so much more, Come On In illuminates fifteen of the myriad facets of the immigrant experience. 

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Double ARC Review | Chosen Ones & Shadow Unbound ⚡️

⚡️ Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day ❤️, (Is this Sofi uploading post on a Saturday? YEESSS, let’s enjoy this rare moment  😅) today I bring you a double book review of my ARCs, as you know this month I’m trying to catch up as much as possible with my ARCs, for which I’m more than grateful and this time it’s all about these two! One of these readings is one that I expected a little more of and ended up disappointed…. incredible idea … poor execution  😞 & the other is a sequel with which I had a lot of fun, superpowers, and an INCREDIBLE writing style, in fact, I even liked it more than the first book, which is great! 😍 Super excited to tell you all my thoughts about both books, so I hope you enjoy it, and as you know, I LOVE knowing what you think so let me know everything in the comments! LOVE YOU ⚡️ 

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Book Review | Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Title: Clap When You Land

By: Elizabeth Acevedo

SeriesNO

Pages: 417

Published: May 5th, 2020

By: Hot Key Books

Genre: YA | Contemporary | Poetry | LGBT+

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Synopsis

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…

In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.

Separated by distance – and Papi’s secrets – the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered. And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.

Papi’s death uncovers all the painful truths he kept hidden, and the love he divided across an ocean. And now, Camino and Yahaira are both left to grapple with what this new sister means to them, and what it will now take to keep their dreams alive.

In a dual narrative novel in verse that brims with both grief and love, award-winning and bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.

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ARC Review | Riven (The Relic Trilogy #2) by Bronwyn Eley

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Title: Riven

By: Bronwyn Eley

Series: The Relic Trilogy #2

Pages: 492

Publication: August 13th, 2020

By: Talem Press

Genre: YA | Dark | Fantasy

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Synopsis


Kaylan’s life as she knew it is over. Again.

Hunted by the guards of Edriast and their ruthless captain, Kaylan is forced to flee into a world she’s never seen, armed with a power she never wanted. With her brother Elias by her side, she escapes to the distant city of Stynos, where rumour has it a possible ally is waiting… An ally who might help Kaylan control the violent magic that’s become her burden to bear.

But Kaylan can’t hide forever – not from the forces that surround her, or from the darkness inside herself. Rebel leader Bellamy seeks her help to destroy a regime; Captain Thorn pursues her with a vengeance; and as her power grows, her inner demons begin to seep through the cracks…

Kaylan may be strong, but is she strong enough to resist the Relic?

Riven is the engrossing second instalment in Bronwyn Eley’s dark YA fantasy series, The Relic Trilogy.

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Double Book Review | Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) & Rebel (Legend #4) ⚡️

 ⚡️ Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day, full of good readings! ❤️ Today I bring you two book reviews of books that I’ve recently read and I’m dying to share my thoughts with each one of you. I hope you don’t mind if I do this from time to time, I would make a separate post for each one, but I have everything already organized for the month and I didn’t want to stop sharing the reviews with you. I loved one of the books, a complete fantasy that involves Chinese mythology and a unique basic idea & the other one is one of the most anticipated books of this year! I hope you enjoy and let me know all your thoughts in the comments, I would LOVE to know! ⚡️Read More »

Blog Tour | Mayhem by Estelle Laure

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Title: Mayhem

By: Estelle Laure

SeriesNO

Pages: 304

Publication: July 14th, 2020

By: Wednesday Books

Genre: YA | Fantasy | Magic

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Synopsis


A YA feminist mash up inspired by The Lost Boys and The Craft.

It’s 1987 and unfortunately it’s not all Madonna and cherry lip balm. Mayhem Brayburn has always known there was something off about her and her mother, Roxy. Maybe it has to do with Roxy’s constant physical pain, or maybe with Mayhem’s own irresistible pull to water. Either way, she knows they aren’t like everyone else. But when May’s stepfather finally goes too far, Roxy and Mayhem flee to Santa Maria, California, the coastal beach town that holds the answers to all of Mayhem’s questions about who her mother is, her estranged family, and the mysteries of her own self. There she meets the kids who live with her aunt, and it opens the door to the magic that runs through the female lineage in her family, the very magic Mayhem is next in line to inherit and which will change her life for good. But when she gets wrapped up in the search for the man who has been kidnapping girls from the beach, her life takes another dangerous turn and she is forced to face the price of vigilante justice and to ask herself whether revenge is worth the cost.

From the acclaimed author of This Raging Light and But Then I Came Back, Estelle Laure offers a riveting and complex story with magical elements about a a family of women contending with what appears to be an irreversible destiny, taking control and saying when enough is enough.

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