Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Second Chance Summer is the first Morgan Matson book I’ve read, and after reading, it won’t be the last.

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

Taylor doesn’t have the closest bond to her family anymore. However, when the family gets some devastating news they decide to spend one summer—just like the old times. Which wouldn’t be a problem for Taylor if it wasn’t in their old vacation home, where she burned all the bridges to her former best friend and her first love.

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Review: Poison Study by Maria V Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Poison Study is the first book in the Chronicles of Ixia.

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

Yelena is on deathrow when Valek comes to her with an offer that’s almost too good to believe: She can be spared, but only if she agrees to risk her life by tasting the Commander of Ixia’s for poison. To ensure that she won’t just run away, Valek poisons her with Butterfly Dust and thus making sure she’ll come back daily to get the antidote. If that wasn’t enough, Yelena is starting to develop magical powers that she can’t seem to control—and it proves to attract even more trouble for her as she tries to hide it from the very people who banned magic in the first place.

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Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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

“Starcrossed” by Josephine Angelini is a YA novel based on greek mythology. It’s the first in a trilogy, and yes. It ends on a cliffhanger.

Warning: This review might contain spoilers.

Helen has always hated attention, but the moment she lays eyes on the hot new guy, Lucas, she doesn’t care that she’s in an overcrowded school hall—she needs to kill him.

This summary is probably one of the shorter ones I’ve written. But honestly, that pitch is all you need in order to give this book a chance.

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