The Rose Society by Marie Lu

the-rose-societyTitle: The Rose Society
Author: Marie Lu
Series: The Young Elites
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Published: October 13th, 2015
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5)

Quick Look: Lu is one author who doesn’t disappoint. The Rose Society was amazing. I absolutely love Adelina’s character development, even though loving it hurts. Really, everything hurts after this book, but it’s wonderful. Continue reading

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

code-name-verityTitle: Code Name Verity
Author: Elizabeth Wein
Series: Code Name Verity Series
Publisher: Hyperion
Published: May 15th, 2012
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5)

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About a third of the way through this book, I tweeted that I knew this book was going to punch me in the heart. It’s one of those books that you know is going to hurt, but you just don’t know how much. It was absolutely stunning and had me in tears several times. Continue reading

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

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

What Light by Jay Asher

what-lightTitle: What Light
Author: Jay Asher
Series: No Series
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: October 18th, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5)

Quick Look: If you’re looking for another 13 Reasons Why, this isn’t it. But that’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s a really good, even great, thing. What Light is beautiful and hopeful and aching and fantastic and so worth the wait. 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 Virgin’s War by Laura Andersen

The Virgin's WarTitle: The Virgin’s War
Author: Laura Andersen
Series: The Tudor Legacy
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published: July 12th, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5) Continue reading