Monday, 13 September 2021

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Review: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


Published: 3rd September 2020 | Publisher: Penguin | Source: Bought
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Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why - or even who Tobias Hawthorne is.

To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man's touch - and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions.

Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a conwoman, and he's determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather's last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.
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Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Monday, 30 August 2021

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Quick Fire Review: The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno

The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno

The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno


Published: 2nd August 2016 | Publisher: HarperTeen | Source: Bought
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For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she's missed bits and pieces of her life. Her memory is perforated with holes and gaps. But then a horrible accident changes everything.

Now she's starting to remember her own disturbing secrets. And bit by bit, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led--and the love that she can't let go.
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Saturday, 28 August 2021

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Review: Cool For the Summer by Dahlia Adler

Cool For the Summer by Dahlia Adler

Cool For the Summer by Dahlia Adler


Published: 11th May 2021 | Publisher: Wednesday Books | Source: Bought
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Dahlia Adler's Cool for the Summer is a story of self-discovery and new love. It's about the things we want and the things we need. And it's about the people who will let us be who we are.

Lara's had eyes for exactly one person throughout her three years of high school: Chase Harding. He's tall, strong, sweet, a football star, and frankly, stupid hot. Oh, and he's talking to her now. On purpose and everything. Maybe...flirting, even? No, wait, he's definitely flirting, which is pretty much the sum of everything Lara's wanted out of life.

Except she's haunted by a memory. A memory of a confusing, romantic, strangely perfect summer spent with a girl named Jasmine. A memory that becomes a confusing, disorienting present when Jasmine herself walks through the front doors of the school to see Lara and Chase chatting it up in front of the lockers.

Lara has everything she ever wanted: a tight-knit group of friends, a job that borders on cool, and Chase, the boy of her literal dreams. But if she's finally got the guy, why can't she stop thinking about the girl?
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Thursday, 26 August 2021

Magical Readathon: Orilium - The Novice Path TBR

Magical Readathon: Orilium - The Novice Path TBR

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Magical Readathon: Orilium - The Novice Path TBR


I've decided to take part in a readathon! I learnt about the Magical Readathon in a Discord group I belong to, and it sounds amazing! It's not just a straight readathon; a fantasy world has been created G of Book Roast, and participants create characters to take part, and reading books completes challenges the characters face within the story. Aeldia is a fully fleshed out fantasy world with various fantasy races with magical powers, and you start off making your way to Orilium, where there's a magical university we will be studying at, and it sounds amazing! It's not quite as complicated as it sounds; The Novice Path, happening throughout September, is a lead in to the bigger readathons that will take place next year, starting in April, and it's an easy introduction. If you're interested, check out the video linked to.

I thought I'd share my TBR here of what I'm hoping to read for The Novice Path!

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Monday, 23 August 2021

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Quick Fire Review: Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno


Published: 9th June 2020 | Publisher: HarperTeen | Source: Bought
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A magic passed down through generations...

Georgina Fernweh waits with growing impatience for the tingle of magic in her fingers—magic that has been passed down through every woman in her family. Her twin sister, Mary, already shows an ability to defy gravity. But with their eighteenth birthday looming at the end of this summer, Georgina fears her gift will never come.

An island where strange things happen...

No one on the island of By-the-Sea would ever call the Fernwehs what they really are, but if you need the odd bit of help—say, a sleeping aid concocted by moonlight—they are the ones to ask.

No one questions the weather, as moody and erratic as a summer storm.

No one questions the (allegedly) three-hundred-year-old bird who comes to roost on the island every year.

A summer that will become legend...

When tragedy strikes, what made the Fernweh women special suddenly casts them in suspicion. Over the course of her last summer on the island—a summer of storms, of love, of salt—Georgina will learn the truth about magic, in all its many forms.
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Saturday, 21 August 2021

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Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert


Published: 8th February 2018 | Publisher: Penguin | Source: Bought
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Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.
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