review + discussion: hunted – megan spooner

Hunted by Megan Spooner [standalone] Published March 14th 2017 by HarperTeen Genre: retellings, romance, young adult, fantasy, fairy tales links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository rating: ★★★★ synopsis: Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, …

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the lightning thief – rick riordan | review + discussion

The Lightning Thief by Percy Jackson Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Published March 1st 2006 by Disney Hyperion Books Genre: middle grade, fantasy, greek mythology links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository  Rating: ★★★★ synopsis: Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. …

the winner’s curse – marie rutkoski | review + discussion

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski Series: The Winner's Trilogy Published March 4th 2014 by Farrar Straus Giroux Genre: young adult, fantasy, romance links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository rating: ★★★★1⁄2 synopsis: Winning what you want may cost you everything you love... As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and …

heartless – marissa meyer | review + discussion

Heartless by Marissa Meyer [standalone] Published November 8th 2016 by Feiwel & Friends Genre: retellings, romance, fantasy, young adult link: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository  rating: ★★★★ synopsis: Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she …

the upside of falling down – rebekah crane | review + discussion

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane [standalone] Published January 30th 2018 by Skyscape Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository rating: ★★★★½ synopsis: For Clementine Haas, finding herself is more than a nice idea. Ever since she woke up in an Irish hospital with complete amnesia, self-discovery has …

review: sea spell – jennifer donnelly

Sea Spell by Jennifer Donnelly Series: Waterfire Saga Published June 14th 2016 by Disney-Hyperion Genre: fantasy, young adult, paranormal, mythology, mermaids links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository rating: ★★★ synopsis: At the end of Dark Tide, Book 3 in the Waterfire Saga, Astrid leaves her mermaid friends to confront her ancestor, Orfeo, the evil force …

review + discussion: stalking jack the ripper – kerri maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper Published September 20th 2016 by Jimmy Patterson Genre: historical fiction, young adult, mystery, horror links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository rating: ★★★★★ summary: Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before …