Monday, April 8, 2019

Review: What If It's Us

What If It's Us What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Arthur and Ben meet cute at the post office but get separated before they can exchange numbers. How will they find each other again in New York City?

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Review: Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hook: Do you need any more than FEMALE Spartacus? I didn’t.

Attia is the last her of her people, Thracians conquered and killed by the Romans. Sold as a slave, given to a gladiator, she will have her revenge. Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, a slave himself, isn’t what she expected and a fragile friendship is formed. Pompeii is quite the political hotspot and as Attia learns more, her plan modifies.

This book! I thought it was going to end one way and it went another direction. Yes, you read it right--Pompeii--volcano--it’s an issue. But, it’s not the end, oh no, this is a series starter. Fortunately (?) the first chapter of the next book is at the end of this one. I have so many questions! The author’s note explains some of the timeline liberties taken. I’ll definitely be reading Fire and Ash.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Review: Damselfly

Damselfly Damselfly by Chandra Prasad
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Samantha Mishra is stranded on an unknown island with her fencing team. The plane crash killed the pilot and two other classmates. As rescue seems less and less likely, social niceties have fallen by the wayside. People show their true character when under threat.

I was ready to read this one when I realized it was a retelling of Lord of the Flies. It doesn't quite follow every detail of the original, which I was glad about when I was trying to figure out who might be who character wise. (Worrying, actually.) The open ending certainly sets this up for a possible sequel.

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Review: What the Night Sings

What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a one day read for me. See my full review here: ...

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