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Top Ten Books Set In School

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Books Set In School.


1. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Although they're not in school all the time, when they are I love reading about it.
2. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
This is an obvious choice, but for a good reason.
3. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
I love reading about boarding schools, and this one was great.
4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
This book has such a quintessential American high school in it and I LOVED reading about it.
5. The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
I really enjoyed reading about the school in this book, and all the different classes and elements.
6. The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne
I could really relate to the descriptions of the school in this novel, as t's practically the same as mine.
7. We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
I liked this high school and how you got …

Mini reviews #10

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Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate Publisher/Year: March 8th 2016 Amulet Books Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Amulet Books!) Rating: 4 stars out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
I really enjoyed this book, but I had my issues with it. When I read it would have 7 POV's, I was wary, and unfortunately I was right to be. It was my main problem with the book, but I just found it so hard to keep up with who was who and what their relationships were with everyone. I LOVED how diverse each of the main characters, and the amount of representation that was presented made me fall in love with Redgate. I will be looking out for her stuff in the future.
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich Publisher/Year: August 6th 2015 Orion Children's Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Orion Children's!) Rating: 3 stars out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review…

Top Ten Books That Have Been On My TBR Since Before I Started Blogging

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Books That Have Been On My TBR Since Before I Started Blogging.


1. Fallen by Lauren Kate
This book has been around for years, and I've had it for ages too, but just haven't gotten to it.
2. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
I've owned this for years but just haven't been in the mood for Dystopian in a while.
3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I feel like everyone loves this book and I'm a bit intimidated.
4. Metamorphoses by Ovid
I saw this in 1001 Books to Read Before You Die but have been scared of the size of it ever since.
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This is one of those classics that I am ashamed to say I haven't read yet.
6. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I am waiting to buy the sequel before binging the whole trilogy.
7. Forsaken by Jana Oliver
I've actually started this book, but then other things happened and I ended up…

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner: Book review

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Publisher/Year: March 8th 2016 Random House Genre: YA Contemporary Series: No Pages: 384 Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Random House!) Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
Synopsis
Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace.
He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-l…

Top Ten Books Set In England

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Books Set In England.


1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
This one is a tiny bit of a cop-out, but it is partly set in London.
2. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
This book is such a good mix of two things I love reading about: magic and police.
3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre is one of my favourite classics, and the countryside setting is a big side to it.
4. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Victorian London is quite possibly my favourite time setting in a book.
5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
I really should re-read this soon.
6. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
I've actually just finished re-reading this because I really enjoyed it.
7. One Day by David Nicholls
I absolutely loved this book when I read it.
8. Stealing Phoenix by Joss Stirling
I love all the books in the Benedicts series…

Stacking The Shelves [14]

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you're adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual, buying or borrowing. This meme is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and I'm excited to continue partaking in it!


Bought:

Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Wicked + The Divine vol.3

Saga vol. 3

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys: Book review

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Publisher/Year: February 4th 2016 Puffin Genre: YA Historical Fiction Series: No Pages: 400 Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Puffin!) Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
*This review may contain spoilers!*
Synopsis
In the cruel winter of 1945, four very different young people narrate their stories. Joana, Emilia and Florian are part of desperate group of refugees trekking across Germany, bound together only by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Alfred is a German soldier stationed on that ship. 
This hugely touching, inspirational novel is based on a true story. When the German ship theWilhelm Gustloffwas sunk in port in early 1945 it had over 9000 civilian refugees, including children, on board. It is the biggest maritime disaster in history, killing more people than theTitanic. My review


I had quite high expectations for this bo…

Top Ten Books I Loved But Never Wrote a Review For

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is a rewind, so I picked a theme that I hadn't done before: Top Ten Books I Loved But Never Wrote a Review For.

1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
This is my all-time favourite series,and I think that is the reason why I've never written a review for them as I would just be gushing for ages.
2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
This book is such a unique one that I think I would find it really difficult to review.
3. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
With a book like this, I think reviewing it would be the best once reading it for the first time, due to the kind of novel it is.
4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This book is so special to me, and yet I don't really know how to put into adequate words what this book means to me.
5. India Dark by Kirsty Murray
I love this book, but it's been so long since I've read it.
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Sapient by Jerry Kaczmarowski: Book review and excerpt

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Publisher/Year: April 2015 Self-Published Genre: YA Science Fiction Series: No Pages: 375 Source/Format: Paperback | Sent by publicity company (Thanks Book Publicity Services and Jerry!) Rating: 3 stars out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
Synopsis
Abandoned by her husband after the birth of their child, Jane Dixon’s world is defined by her autistic son and the research she does to find a cure for his condition. She knows her work on animal intelligence may hold the key. She also knows that the research will take decades to complete. None of it will ultimately benefit her son.
All that changes when a lab rat named Einstein demonstrates that he can read and write. Just as her research yields results, the U.S. government discovers her program. The army wants to harness her research for its military potential. The CDC wants to shut her down completely. The implications of animal intelligence are too dangerous, particu…