The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

The Beauty of DarknessTitle: The Beauty of Darkness
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Published: August 2nd, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5)

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What an ending to this series. I mean…wow. I felt like I had been put through the ringer. Everything is not tied off with a pretty bow. Everything is not rainbows and happiness. But it is the ending these characters earned and deserved. Continue reading

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The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

The Heart of BetrayalTitle: The Heart of Betrayal
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Published: July 7th, 2015
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5)

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The bar was set pretty high after The Kiss of Deception, but Pearson easily met my expectations. We’re introduced to a new land, one where the leader comes to power through murder and keeps the title through brutality. Lia fights not just for herself, but for the lives of the people she cares about. It’s another beautifully done fantasy that had my heart racing at every turn of the page. Continue reading

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of DeceptionTitle: The Kiss of Deception
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles
Publisher: Henry Holt
Published: July 8th, 2014
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5)

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This book was amazing. Amazing. The characters, the world, the story…all of it worked. It’s beautiful and wonderful and exactly what I want from a fantasy novel. Continue reading

Replica by Lauren Oliver

ReplicaTitle: Replica
Author: Lauren Oliver
Series: Replica Series
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: October 4th, 2016
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5)

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Replica is a really interesting take on clones, both in the plot and how the book is structured. Gemma and Lyra are unique characters whose stories start as far apart as you can get, but soon intertwine. Neither can get the answers they need without helping the other. The premise is unique, and despite a few flaws, the book is definitely worth a read. Continue reading

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Three Dark CrownsTitle: Three Dark Crowns
Author: Kendare Blake
Series: Three Dark Crowns Series
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: September 20th, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5) Continue reading

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven KingTitle: The Raven King
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: April 26th, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5) Continue reading

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

The Rose and the DaggerTitle: The Rose and the Dagger
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (Penguin Teen)
Published: April 26th, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5) Continue reading