Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Near Perfect, easily one of my all-time favorites.

No one wants you to be yourself. They want you to be the version of yourself that they like.

“The Young Elites” by Marie Lu is a dark-ish fantasy, and the first in a trilogy.

Adelina is a malfetto—a survivor of a blood fever that changed her hair to silver, and left her with a scar where her left eye used to be. She lives with her sister and a cruel father who believes that she is nothing more than an abomination left to ruin the family name and fortune.

One night, something dark erupts from inside Adelina causing a chain of events that lands her in the care of the Dagger Society—a group of malfettos with extraordinary abilities called The Young Elites.

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Unboxing bookboxclub January 2018

Book box club is a UK based bookbox subscription that doubles as an online bookclub where you get to chat directly with the author.

I’ve been with this box since the beginning, and they come up with some amazing stuff and really good reads.

The January theme was “Geeks Unite”

The box included a candle, a totebag, nail art, a magnet, a calendar, and the featured book “The Fandom” by Anna Day.

As an extra, any subscribers who’s been with bookboxclub for an extended time also got an enamel pin.

And as always there was a scrolled invitation to participate in the exclusive online bookclub with the Author.

The box is… Not exactly the cheapest. However, shipping in the UK is included in the price, which is great if you live there. I don’t. But I often wish I did.

If you’d like to try out this box, I highly recommend it. And, as an extra incentive you can get a discount if you use MAJA17 on your monthly subscription.

Did you get this box? What do you think?

Review: Die for Me by Amy Plum

Die for Me by Amy Plum

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars.

I am relatively sure I screamed at my little sister how awesome I found the idea of the “Revenants” to be. It is rare that I find new beings in paranormal and fantasy books. So when I read the elaborate back story, I got all starry-eyed fangirl.

Kate and her sister lives with their grandparents after the tragic death of their parents. Even in Paris, Kate can’t find it in herself to live—until she meets the mysterious Vincent, and his group of friends who seems to have no problem dying in order to save someone else.

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Review: The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles

The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★ ★ ★ ★ – Kept me interested all through and I liked it.

“The Kissing Booth” was originally published on the writing website wattpad, and because of the massive popularity on there, Random House picked it up.

Elle has never been on a date—in fact, she hasn’t even had her first kiss yet. When she decides to run a kissing booth in the school’s spring Carnival, her life turns upside down when her lips meets Noah Flynn’s—her best friend’s brother. Continue reading

Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4,5 stars.

Violet is destined to bear another woman’s child. Sold to the highest bidder, she begins her new life in as the Duchess’ servant. Without as much as her own name, she’s stripped of all identity except a number. But not everything is bleak, because in the Duchess’ household, Violet meets Ash: a boy hired to be a companion to the Duchess’ niece.

I really enjoyed this book. A lot. But it didn’t live up to the expectations I had. Somehow, I thought it would be similar to Hunger Games, but rather than fight in the games, Violet would have to fight for her the rights to her own body. Accepting the fate, but thoroughly fighting it.

However, that wasn’t what “The Jewel” was.

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Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Also reviewed at www.bookishaddict.wordpress.com

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Near Perfect, easily one of my all-time favorites.

“A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas, is a different kind of retelling of the well-known fairytale “Beauty and the Beast”.

Warning: This review might contain spoilers.

Feyre is a self-trained huntress. After she kills a big wolf, she gets a visitor from the other side of the wall. Large and beastly, he commands retribution for the life she took, Feyre is given a choice: Go with him to Fae World to live for the rest of her life, or be executed on the spot.

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Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Warning: May contain spoilers—I tend to ramble.

★ ★ ★ ★ – Kept me interested all through and I liked it.

Why does something that’s supposedly wrong, feels so good?

“My Life Next Door” is a contemporary teen fiction.

Samantha is the good girl—the obedient A+ student, living with her sister and single mom. Her only reprieve is her fascination by the family next door; the troublemakers of the street. 

Jase is the hot guy next door, and one day he sees Samantha sitting on her rough, staring at the loving chaos he calls family. He decides to join her.

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Review: Demonic Dora by Claire Chilton

Demonic Dora by Claire Chilton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★ ★ ★ ★ – Kept me interested all through and I liked it.

I received a Review Copy by the author in return for an honest review.

“Demonic Dora” is the first in a paranormal series intended for young adults.

Dora’s dad is a widely popular TV preacher, worshipped by almost everyone—except Dora.

When she accidentally summons a Demon, her life literally goes to hell. With only the good-looking, slightly pervy, Kieron on her side, she has to maneuver the underworld as a living person.

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