Review of '14 Ways to Die'
ONE KILLER. THIRTEEN VICTIMS. A MILLION VIEWS. A page-turning thriller for the social media age, perfect for fans of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder and One of Us Is Lying. A decade ago, Jess lost her mother to the Magpie Man, an infamous serial killer who is still at large and planning to kill again. Now, She's going to use her new platform as the star of a YouTube reality series to catch him. That is, if he doesn't catch her first. Jess's online show means that everyone is talking about her mother's murder case. But fame comes with its downsides. The whole world is watching her every move. And it's hard to know who she can trust. Could the Magpie Man be lurking closer to her than she thought? Is he watching her right now?
Review of 'Lost in the Never Woods'
Lost in the Never Woods gives readers a unique retelling of Peter Pan that will haunt the reader with its twists, turns, and jaw-dropping revelations.
Review of 'Of Princes and Promises'
The second novel in the Rosetta Academy series, Of Princes and Promises, follows Caterina and Rahul in a contemporary and modern retelling of The Frog Prince.
Review of 'All These Bodies'
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake crafts a riveting, true-crime-inspired novel about a teenage girl accused of a grisly string of murders and the sheriff’s son she chooses to confess to. Summer 1958. A gruesome killer has been plaguing the Midwest, leaving behind bodies completely drained of blood. Michael Jensen, an aspiring journalist whose father happens to be the town sheriff, never imagined that the Bloodless Murders would come to his backyard. Marie Catherine Hale, a diminutive fifteen-year-old, is the sole suspect in custody. There’s no way Marie acted alone, but she won’t betray her accomplice. Michael is the only one Marie will talk to, so he agrees to record her side of the story. But her confession calls everything into question. Before Marie faces the ultimate punishment, can Michael separate fact from fiction? Sometimes the truth is as hard to believe as it is to find.
Review of 'A Deadly Education'
Dark Academia, at its best, A Deadly Education, gives readers a magical tale of Galadriel – El – as she focuses on surviving the dark magic in the school with her destructive power, wit, and spitfire spirit.
Review of 'Iron Widow'
The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn't matter that the girls often die from the mental strain. When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it's to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister's death. But she gets her vengeance in a way nobody expected—she kills him through the psychic link between pilots and emerges from the cockpit unscathed. She is labeled an Iron Widow, a much-feared and much-silenced kind of female pilot who can sacrifice boys to power up Chrysalises instead. To tame her unnerving yet invaluable mental strength, she is paired up with Li Shimin, the strongest and most controversial male pilot in Huaxia. But now that Zetian has had a taste of power, she will not cower so easily. She will miss no opportunity to leverage their combined might and infamy to survive attempt after attempt on her life, until she can figure out exactly why the pilot system works in its misogynist way—and stop more girls from being sacrificed.
Review of 'The Once and Future Witches'
Alix E. Harrow’s sophomore novel, The Once and Future Witches, impresses readers with this fantastical take on retelling history, highlighting the suffrage movement.
Review of "Dark and Shallow Lies"
A teen girl disappears from her small town deep in the bayou, where magic festers beneath the surface of the swamp like water rot, in this chilling debut supernatural thriller for fans of Natasha Preston, Karen McManus, and Rory Power. La Cachette, Louisiana, is the worst place to be if you have something to hide. This tiny town, where seventeen-year-old Grey spends her summers, is the self-proclaimed Psychic Capital of the World--and the place where Elora Pellerin, Grey's best friend, disappeared six months earlier. Grey can't believe that Elora vanished into thin air any more than she can believe that nobody in a town full of psychics knows what happened. But as she digs into the night that Elora went missing, she begins to realize that everybody in town is hiding something - her grandmother Honey; her childhood crush Hart; and even her late mother, whose secrets continue to call to Grey from beyond the grave. When a mysterious stranger emerges from the bayou - a stormy-eyed boy with links to Elora and the town's bloody history - Grey realizes that La Cachette's past is far more present and dangerous than she'd ever understood. Suddenly, she doesn't know who she can trust. In a town where secrets lurk just below the surface, and where a murderer is on the loose, nobody can be presumed innocent--and La Cachette's dark and shallow lies may just rip the town apart.