A Court of Mist and Fury  Spoiler-Free Review

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, New Adult

Note: Although this book is spoiler-free, it will obviously contain spoilers from Book 1 (A Court of Thorns and Roses) so if you haven’t read it yet, make sure you do and come back here after you’re done. Also, if you’re interested on reading my book review regarding Book 1, you may click here.

Summary:

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

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Book Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

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Confess by Colleen Hoover
Release Date: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Atria Books
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 306 pages

Summary:
Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

 For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

 The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

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Book Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Romance
Pages: 456

Summary:
Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can. 

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. 
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love. 
She’s wrong.

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Book Review: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

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Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Health>Mental Health
Pages: 448

Summary:
Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook, and Liar.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal. 

Funny, provoking, and ultimately moving, this debut novel featuring the quintessential unreliable narrator will have readers turning the pages and trying to figure out what is real and what is made up.

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Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You ( To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, #2) by Jenny Han

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P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Pages: 337

Summary:
Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

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Book Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genres: Contemporary , Romance, YA, Womens Fiction>Chick Lit
Pages: 288

Summary:
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

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

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, New Adult, Romance, Retellings, Fantasy>Magic, Fantasy>Fairy Tales, Faeries>Fae, Fantasy>High Fantasy
Pages: 416

Summary:

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

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Book Review: The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik

The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction
Pages: 374

Summary: 

Anna Eliot is tired of worrying about what other people think. After all, that was how she lost the only guy she ever really liked, Finn Westbrook.

Now, three years after she broke his heart, the one who got away is back in her life.

All Anna wants is a chance to relive their last kiss again (and again and again). But Finn obviously hasn’t forgotten how she treated him, and he’s made it clear he has no interest in having anything to do with her.

Anna keeps trying to persuade herself that she doesn’t care about Finn either, but even though they’ve both changed since they first met, deep down she knows he’s the guy for her. Now if only she can get him to believe that, too…. 

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Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Orion
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Science Fiction> Dystopia, Romance
Pages: 383

Summary:

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.


But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

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