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Review: Restore Me

Title: Restore Me

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Date of Publication: March 6th, 2018


Goodreads Summary:

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

My Review:

Okay, so I was super duper scared to go into this one since Shatter Me is my favorite series ever. But of course I was intrigued. Especially when I found out it was going to be told in two perspectives, and one of those being Warner!

I loved that this book was dark, depressing, and addicting. I already knew going in, since it was going to be book number 4 and there are going to be six total, that there were going to be things that would piss me off and drive me crazy. And boy did they ever!

I’m also so glad that Mafi writes these teens like teens and not like their forty. Because when I was a teen I was an idiot and made dumb choices—I’m pretty sure I still do now! Also, the chemistry between Juliette and Warner was just as good as before. Whether they are happy or arguing it’s all ignited!


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Just don’t go into book four expecting all sunshine and rainbows! I absolutely loved it! And am aching for the next book because holy smokes, that cliffhanger!

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Trailer Reveal: Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced

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Mystery surrounds the town of Summertime, Indiana, where fifteen-year-old Tommy Walker and his little sister are sent to live with relatives they’ve never met. Tommy soon makes friends with Finn Wilds, a rebellious local who lives with his volatile and abusive stepfather, who also happens to be the town’s sheriff.

Finn invites Tommy to late night meetings in the woods, where Tommy gets to know two girls. He forms a special and unique connection with both girls. The meetings become a place where the kids, who don’t fit in at school, or home can finally belong. As the group of friends begin to unravel clues to a cold case murder and kidnapping— they learn the truth is darker and closer than they ever imagined. Even if they live to tell, will anyone believe them?

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Book Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/8d7qomI374g




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Cover Reveal: Echoes

Let us know what you think of the cover for Echoes by Alice Reeds, which releases August 7, 2018!

This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled Teen.

About Echoes:

“Fast-paced and thrilling. ECHOES is a heart-pounding and addictive love story.” —Mia Siegert, author of Jerkbait

They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.

Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.
Something that won’t let them leave alive.

Echoes is a thrilling adventure about confronting the impossible, discovering love in the most unexpected places, and, above all, finding hope in the face of the unknown.

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of Echoes by Alice Reedstoday!


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About Alice Reeds:

Alice Reeds was born in a small town in Germany but spent her first eight years in Florida, USA. Later on, she moved back to Europe, where her family moved around a lot. She was raised trilingual and has a basic understanding of Russian, read and spoken. After getting her International Baccalaureate Diploma, Alice is studying English Language and Literature at University. In her free time Alice mostly writes, reads, figure and/or roller skates, or watches countless let’s plays and figure skating videos.

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Review: The Belles

Title: The Belles

Author: Dhonielle Clayton

Date of Publication: February 6th, 2018


Goodreads Summary:

Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.

With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.

My Review:

So this book has one of the most beautiful and alluring covers, even the writing within has lovely descriptions. The world building is amazing, and there is a lot of originality. My problem came with the story itself. There was so much beauty talk!


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I know this is a book that should make you think about how our society is infatuated with their looks, and it does make you think. So that part does work. But I didn’t care about a lot of it!

The book did have some dark moments which was nice. But the Belles was filled with so many descriptions of food to the point where it was just tooooo much. And normally I love reading about food and want to eat the pages. But when there are too many food descriptions associated with skin color, it kind of feels like cannibalism because it makes me think of food and skin at the same time! Too weird!

I liked the main character, though! As for side characters—Auguste was underdeveloped and came off as more creepy than swoony.

The twists were predictable, but I was fine with that part. However, the writing and a society obsessed with beauty was the highlight for me. Plus, there were all kinds of teacup animals!!!


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Review: Immortal Reign

Title: Immortal Reign

Author: Morgan Rhodes

Date of Publication: February 6th, 2018


Goodreads Summary:

As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he’s willing to sacrifice.

Lucia knows there’s something special about her daughter and she’ll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone.

Amara is called back home to Kraeshia. Grandma Cortas has her own plans for Mytica’s future. She promises Amara power, revenge, and dominance if she agrees to be part of her scheme.

Magnus and Cleo‘s love will be put to the ultimate test. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land. Is their love strong enough to withstand the outside forces tearing them apart?

My Review:

Finally, we have reached the end of the Falling Kingdoms journey. And a very satisfying conclusion it was. Kyan, the fire god, was back and set on restoring his siblings.


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As with the other books there are multiple POV’s and just like last time, Cleo and Magnus were my favorites—especially Magnus. I could have actually done without Amara’s POV, but that’s because I have never really liked her to begin with and still don’t. But you can’t like all the characters in every book!

I loved the magic system in it, especially some of the scenes that showed Cleo and her water powers. It was great! Rhodes writing is easy to read and doesn’t get all crazy with lyrical prose, which I like! It has been a fun ride through this series! Now, I just need the third book in her spin-off series to hurry up and release!


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Cover Reveal: Kiss Collector by: Wendy Higgins


from HarperTeen and Wendy Higgins

YA Contemporary Romance

Coming December 18, 2018

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When seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe gets cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved, then watches her parents’ marriage crumble, she decides to forget about relationships and turn the tables on the boys of the world. It’s time to take what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Athletes, musicians, poets, and bad boys—their lips are all on her agenda, and it’s time to collect.
Zae proposes a contest with her friends to see who can kiss the most boys during spring break. But what starts as a harmless competition leads to a downward spiral she can’t seem to break free of. As family, academic, friend, and guy drama come to a head, Zae is forced to face the reasons behind her boy angst, and starts to wonder if she was wrong about the male race…or at least some of them.


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Review: Alex, Approximately

Title: Alex, Approximately

Author: Jenn Bennett

Date of Publication: April 4th, 2017


Goodreads Summary:

The one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is a whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.

My Review:

This is the third Jenn Bennett book I have read, and it was super cute. However, I do like The Anatomical Shape of A Heart and Starry Eyes much more. Also, I seriously hate this cover! It could have been a hundred times better—but not a big deal.

I actually liked both of the character here and found them both adorable, but again, not as much as in Jenn’s other books. There was also some weird drama, like with the drug addict friend. Also, sometimes I wanted to shake Bailey and just yell, “Open up to him!”

I’m also not sure why Bailey didn’t tell Alex that she was moving to the West Coast. I get it she’s an “evader”, but still! The romance between Porter and Bailey was spot on—fighting to lovers is the best kind!


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Bennett always gives her characters distinct and awesome personalities that show great characterization. This was a fun read, and I was addicted to every page. I seriously can’t wait to read her next book!


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