Review: The Dead List

Title: The Dead List

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Date of Publication: April 25th, 2017

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Goodreads Summary:

It’s Ella’s senior year of high school and she and her best friend Linds plan to make it the best year ever. At Brock Cochran’s end of summer pool party, the girls vow to have as much fun as possible before they head off to different colleges next fall. But when Ella is mysteriously attacked on her way home from the party, everything changes. Ella’s carefree senior year plans disintegrate as she finds herself at the center of an attempted murder investigation.

Ella tries to move on, but her attacker isn’t done yet. He shows himself in the form of horrifying signs and symbols: a clown mask strewn on her bed, a dead bird in her backpack, a shadow moving past her window in the night. And as the weeks pass, it turns out that Ella isn’t the only one being tormented.

With the help of an old flame, Jensen Carver, and her friends and family, Ella tries to attain some sense of normalcy, but she can’t seem to shake the feeling that there’s a dark pattern hidden in the killer’s every move. Suddenly, even those in her innermost circle seem suspicious. In her seemingly safe West Virginia town, Ella starts to wonder who she can trust.

My Review:

I actually read this when it was free on Wattpad a couple of years ago, and I loved it! I won an early copy of this book, so I thought I would go ahead and give my review properly.

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This book was pure awesome, and it reminded me of the awesome slasher movies of the nineties that we don’t seem to have today. There was plenty of creepy factors, but then there were loads of heartfelt moments, especially when it came to Penn. I loved my little Penn!

Ella was an awesome MC, and Jensen was the perfect swoony love interest. My favorite kind of romance is one that has a past together, and these two had grown up together until something pulled them apart.

The killer wears a creepy mask, and that is my favorite type of fictional murder because you can’t see what type of emotion is expressed on the face beneath the mask. I am pretty good at guessing who is the killer in books, and I did guess it here, but it didn’t take away from this being one of my favorite YA horror books that I have read.

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Help Me Reveal My Book Cover

So, I am having my first book cover reveal through Lola’s Book Tours and was hoping you guys would consider helping me and sign up to help reveal it! I don’t really know what I am doing in general, but I do need help spreading the word!

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Just thought I would throw in some Bollywood dancing, because it is awesome!

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Cover Reveal: Undone by: Wendy Higgins

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This is book 3, the final in the Unknown Trilogy.
RELEASE DATE IS NOVEMBER 7, 2017
Blurb:
Told from dual points of view, Undone is the upcoming finale for New York Times bestseller, Wendy Higgins’s, apocalyptic romance trilogy.

Best friends Remy Haines and Amber Tate are separated with no way to contact one another—no way to know if the other still lives. Remy and Jacob (Tater) Tate are taken as prisoners to the alien camp in Nevada, while Amber escapes to another hidden military bunker in Alaska with her crew of military friends.

Does Rylen make it to Alaska after his fighter jet is caught in the sight of two enemy jets?

Will Remy and Tater be able to fool the aliens into believing they’re allies, and possibly earn their trust enough to infiltrate? And how will Remy handle her feelings for Tater, especially when she earns the attention of a very important man at the camp?

Will humanity be saved?

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Review: Beauty and the Beast

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IMDB Summary:   

An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

 

 

My Review:

First, I love the original Beauty and the Beast like a lot of people. I knew this was going to be pretty similar to that, but I loved this one because while it had all the same elements, it also answered a lot of plot hole questions! There were things in the original that I didn’t have answers to and now I do!

Loved the opening scene! But anything that has that Marie Antoinette vibe, gets me all kinds of excited! Huge fist pump!

The classic songs were intertwined with new songs, which I actually liked! Luke Evans and Josh Gad were awesome as Gaston and Lefou. Emma made the perfect Belle and swoon alert for Dan Stevens! Loved all the side characters! Heck, I loved this entire movie!

 

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Proof of Lies: Blog Tour + Giveaway

Proof of Lies (Anastasia Phoenix, #1) by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

Published by Entangled Teen

Published on March 7th, 2017

Genre: YA Contemporary/Mystery

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28143051-proof-of-lies?ac=1&from_search=true

Entangled Publishing: https://entangledpublishing.com/index.php/proof-of-lies.html

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Proof-Lies-Diana-Rodriguez-Wallach/dp/1633756084

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/proof-of-lies-diana-rodriguez-wallach/1124230937?type=eBook

Some secrets are best kept hidden…

Anastasia Phoenix has always been the odd girl out, whether moving from city to international city with her scientist parents or being the black belt who speaks four languages.

And most definitely as the orphan whose sister is missing, presumed dead.

She’s the only one who believes Keira is still alive, and when new evidence surfaces, Anastasia sets out to follow the trail—and lands in the middle of a massive conspiracy. Now she isn’t sure who she can trust. At her side is Marcus, the bad boy with a sexy accent who’s as secretive as she is. He may have followed her to Rome to help, but something about him seems too good to be true.

Nothing is as it appears, and when everything she’s ever known is revealed to be a lie, Anastasia has to believe in one impossibility.

She will find her sister.


Diana Rodriguez Wallach is not the child of super spies, as far as she knows. But she is an avid traveler, and every scene in her books comes from a place she has lived or visited—from her senior year apartment in Boston, MA to the hotel where she stayed in Cortona, Italy. In addition to the Anastasia Phoenix series, Diana is also the author of the award-winning Amor and Summer Secrets series; the Mirror, Mirror short story collection; and essays in both Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories and Latina Authors and Their Muses. She is an advisory board member for the Philly Spells Writing Center, and is a Creative Writing Instructor for Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth. She holds a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University, and currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two kids. But of course, this all could be a masterly crafted piece of disinformation…

Website: http://www.dianarodriguezwallach.com/

Twitter: @dianarwallach

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dianarwallach

Playlist:

Check out the Proof of Lies playlist here: http://dianarodriguezwallach.com/wp/proof-of-lies-playlist/

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Review: Unwind

Title: Unwind

Author: Neil Shusterman

Date of Publication: November 6th, 2017

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Goodreads Summary:

Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state, is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.

My Review:

Right off the bat this book is action packed! Connor discovers his parents are going to have him unwound, and he runs away. There are three main perspectives in this book which are Connor, Risa, and Lev, but there are others woven in that connects very well to the plot.

This book is one of the creepiest dystopian books I have ever read. Maybe it is because of the fact that they harvest organs from children just makes it a hundred times worse.

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I actually loved all the characters. I wanted to hate Lev at first, but his thoughts were just so good and interesting. Then the fact that he was born to pretty much sacrifice himself and being brainwashed from an early age had me feel bad for the little guy.

I had never heard of this series before for some reason, so I was pleasantly surprised by how good and scary this world was.

 

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Review: The Suffering Tree

Title: The Suffering Tree

Author: Elle Cosimano

Date of Publication: June 13th, 2017

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Goodreads Summary:

“It’s dark magic brings him back.”

Tori Burns and her family left D.C. for claustrophobic Chaptico, Maryland, after suddenly inheriting a house under mysterious circumstances. That inheritance puts her at odds with the entire town, especially Jesse Slaughter and his family—it’s their generations-old land the Burns have “stolen.” But none of that seems to matter after Tori witnesses a young man claw his way out of a grave under the gnarled oak in her new backyard.

Nathaniel Bishop may not understand what brought him back, but it’s clear to Tori that he hates the Slaughters for what they did to him centuries ago. Wary yet drawn to him by a shared sense of loss, she gives him shelter. But in the wake of his arrival comes a string of troubling events—including the disappearance of Jesse Slaughter’s cousin—that seem to point back to Nathaniel.

As Tori digs for the truth—and slowly begins to fall for Nathaniel—she uncovers something much darker in the tangled branches of the Slaughter family tree. In order to break the centuries-old curse that binds Nathaniel there and discover the true nature of her inheritance, Tori must unravel the Slaughter family’s oldest and most guarded secrets. But the Slaughters want to keep them buried… at any cost.

My Review:

Tori’s family inherited a piece of land and a house. It came in just the nick of time. Tori’s Dad passed away, and after that she became different. She began cutting herself and not wanting to do the things she used to. The Slaughter family is not happy about this whole situation; they claim the house and property should have been theirs.

One night, some of her blood is spilled by an old tree, and a boy rises out of the ground. His name is Nathaniel Bishop, and he claims to be from a whole different era. Things get worse when someone is trying to keep a truth from coming out; a truth that could change everything.

This book was interesting and has one of my favorite covers I have seen so far this year. But… A big buttttttttttt… this book could have been shorter with less detail filler. Tori’s perspective should have been the one in first person instead of Nathaniel’s flashbacks. It made the book feel odd. There were also some flashbacks of Emmeline which were also in first person for some reason.

I really liked Nathaniel and felt as if he kept getting the turd end of the stick. He had so much crap happen to him in the past, and then even more suffering when he came out of the ground. Then Tori kept telling him to go to the barn like some form of dog.

I did like Tori for the mot part, and how she stood up for herself like she did with Jesse. There were times when she got on my nerves and should have been helping Nathaniel more. Instead of just leaving him to sit in the barn for days.

Overall, the book was an interesting read and a little frustrating but still worth the read.

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