Ever the Hunted, by Erin Summerill | Book Review #220

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28114396-2Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.


Ever the Hunted is the first book in the Clash of Kingdoms duology/trilogy/series.

When I originally found Ever the Hunted on the internet, I couldn’t help but have high hopes and expectations for the story. While the book did have its interesting moments, but the story still fell flat as to my expectations.  Continue reading

Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher | Book Review #218

SHORT AND BRUTALLY HONEST REVIEW WITH PROFANITY.

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2813153You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret. . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen doesn’t want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is dead. Her secrets should be buried with her.

Then Hannah’s voice tells Clay that his name is on her tapes– and that he is, in some way, responsible for her death.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening. He follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his small town. . .

. . .and what he discovers changes his life forever.’


Thirteen Reasons Why is a Realistic Fiction. There are a few triggers as well.

TRIGGER WARNING: Rape, Rape Mention, Bullying, Suicide.

Thirteen Reasons Why is not a book for those who have had thoughts of suicide, or knows someone who committed suicide, or even for those who have trauma surrounding suicide.  Continue reading

Scythe, by Neal Shusterman | Book Review #217

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28954189Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.’


TRIGGER WARNING: Self Harm, Suicide, & Murder.

Scythe is the first book in the Arc of a Scythe duology? Trilogy? I don’t know.

In Scythe there are two different points of view. The first coming from Citra, and the second coming from Rowan. I didn’t know what to expect in Scythe, since it’s such a different kind of novel, where most of the worlds problems are solved. Almost like a Utopia kind of book. Yet the premise of Scythe contradicts my Utopian predictions.  Continue reading

Until We Meet Again, by Renee Collins | Book Review #216

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28755327Country clubs and garden parties. The last thing Cassandra wants is to spend the summer before her senior year marooned in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. Cass craves drama and adventure, which is hard when she just feels stuck.

But when a dreamy stranger shows up on her family’s private beach, claiming that it is his property-and that the year is 1925-Cass is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making. As she searches for answers in the present, Cass discovers a truth that thrusts Lawrence’s life into jeopardy. It won’t matter which century he is from if he won’t live to see tomorrow.

Desperate to save the boy who’s come to mean everything to her, Cassandra must find a way to change history…or risk losing Lawrence forever.


A friend of mine recommended me Until We Meet Again, since I believe that she said that she ended up crying at the end. I’ve heard that a few people have ended up in tears by the end of the book.  Continue reading

Infinity, by Jus Accardo | Book Review #215

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28220742Nobody said being the daughter of an army general was easy. But when her dad sends a teenage subordinate to babysit her while he’s away… That’s taking it a step too far.

Cade, as beautiful as he is deadly, watches Kori with more than just interest. He looks at her like he knows her very soul. And when he saves her from a seemingly random attack, well, that’s when things get weird.

Turns out, Kori’s dad isn’t just an army general—he’s the head of a secret government project that has invented a way to travel between parallel dimensions. Dimensions where there are infinite Koris, infinite Cades…and apparently, on every other Earth, they’re madly in love.

Falling for a soldier is the last thing on Kori’s mind. Especially when she finds herself in a deadly crossfire, and someone from another Earth is hell-bent on revenge…


Infinity is the first book in the ‘The Infinity Division’ by Jus Accardo.

I saw this book at Chapters one day and was drawn in by that absolutely gorgeous cover. And then I read the back of the book and found out what it was about. Being uncertain that I would like the book or not, I decided to wait until my library had it so then I’d be able to read it without feeling like I wasted my own money, as that tends to happen. — I don’t normally go for the parallel universe type books anyway, so when I saw that the library did have the book, I was once again intrigued. Continue reading

Nemesis, by Anna Banks | Book Review #214

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS.

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27414431Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king’s servitude.

Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But Mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.

Sepora’s gift may be able to save Tarik’s kingdom. But should she risk exposing herself and her growing feelings for her nemesis?


Trigger Warning: Slavery

Nemesis is the first book in the Nemesis series by Anna Banks. — I’ve read and loved Banks’ Syrena Trilogy, in the past so when I heard that Banks was coming out with another story, I was looking forward to the book. Even if it sounded a little fishy (no pun intended).

Overall, I enjoyed reading Nemesis. I like how the story was set up, but there could have been more details that could have been talked about. There’s some history that wasn’t talked about that could have made the story more interesting. — However, the fantasy element of this book is well described and talked about. I especially liked how when the scenery and surroundings were spoken of as well. I could feel as if I were actually there with the characters.

All of the characters were interesting, and I didn’t find any fault with them. All characters, in my opinion were well thought through and I enjoyed reading from both Sepora’s view point, as well as Tarik’s point of view.

The ending of the book could have been held up better. The story takes a turn at about the 90% mark. The ending kind of makes sense, since it happened, but I truly feel like the ending to Nemesis was that of a quick wrap-up, to just “end the novel already!!”

I read Nemesis for the Fantasy element of the book. And while I really enjoyed reading about winged serpents, and huge canines, that’s pretty much the extent of the Fantasy element. Aside from Sepora being able to Forge, and a spoiler.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

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The Edge of Everything, by Jeff Giles | Book Review #213

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29566060For the perfect love, what would you be willing to lose?

It’s been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who’s still reeling from her father’s shockingly sudden death in a caving accident and her neighbors’ mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying sub-zero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in a cabin in the woods—only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.

X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe’s evil attacker and others like him. X is forbidden from revealing himself to anyone other than his prey, but he casts aside the Lowlands’ rules for Zoe. As they learn more about their colliding worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate,  and their future.


The Edge of Everything, by Jeff Giles, is a Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance.

The Edge of Everything is an adventure that I didn’t think I would ever go on! Meaning, I don’t think that I’ve ever read a book quite like The Edge of Everything, before. Continue reading

One Was Lost, by Natalie D. Richards | Book Review #212

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28321033Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Are they labels or a warning? The answer could cost Sera everything.

Murder, justice, and revenge were so not a part of the plan when Sera set out on her senior camping trip. After all, hiking through the woods is supposed to be safe and uneventful.

Then one morning the group wakes up groggy, confused, and with words scrawled on their wrists: Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Their supplies? Destroyed. Half their group? Gone. Their chaperone? Unconscious. Worst of all, they find four dolls acting out a murder—dolls dressed just like them.

Suddenly it’s clear; they’re being hunted. And with the only positive word on her wrist, Sera falls under suspicion…


Natalie D. Richards is at it again! Another YA Mystery that is filled with quite a thrill and intrigue. Once I found out that this story was indeed a Thing™, I wanted to read the story ASAP. And then one day I was at the library and SHABAM, there it was. On the shelf, like it was there waiting for me.

There’s only one point of view in One Was Lost, and that point of view is from Sera. Continue reading

Six Months Later, by Natalie D. Richards | Book Review #211

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17343998She has everything she’s ever wanted. But not her memory…

When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can’t remember the last six months of her life. 

Before, she’d been a mediocre student. Now, she’s on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he’s her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won’t speak to her.

What happened to her? Remembering the truth could be more dangerous than she knows…


I’m going to get it out there and say that Six Months Later was everything I expected the story to be and more. Six Months Later is the first book I read by Natalie D. Richards. I’m so glad that I read this book!

Since Six Months Later is a YA Mystery, I can’t say too much or I’ll spoil something, so I’m going to try my hardest not to spoil anything. Continue reading