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I was dead for 13 minutes and I want to know why by Sarah Pinborough

Book Summary:

Natasha’s sure that her friends love her. But does that mean they didn’t try to kill her?

Natasha is the most popular girl in school. So why was she pulled out of a freezing river after being dead for thirteen minutes? She doesn’t remember how she ended up in the icy water that night, but she does know this—it wasn’t an accident, and she wasn’t suicidal.

Now Natasha’s two closest friends, who are usually her loyal sidekicks, are acting strangely. Natasha turns to Becca, the best friend she dumped years before, to help her figure out the mystery.

At first Becca isn’t sure that she even wants to help Natasha. But as she is drawn back into Natasha’s orbit, Becca starts putting the pieces together. As an outsider, Becca believes she may be the only one who can uncover the truth…which is far more twisted than she ever imagined.

My Review:

This book was an alright read for me. It started out pretty slow in the beginning and then the story picks up a bit. The ending leaves you wanting more answers.

Natasha is this popular girl, who died for 13 minutes. She is like a queen B in high school. She was such an mean person before she died. Then after what happen to her, she somewhat change a bit. Rekindle with her old best friend Becca and seem distance with her other friends. What’s the truth behind her death and memory lost? She is not my favorite character in book.

Then there Becca the girl who had fallen out with Natasha years ago. She feels sorry for the girl who died and hope to become friends with her again. Also try to solve what happen with Natasha at the same time. What cost will Becca make for being friends again with the Queen B? I like Becca in the book, she is smart and sometimes have good head on shoulders. She can be overbearing towards her older boyfriend at times.

If your into slow mystery books, with shocking twist at the end, then this book might for you. I suggest for older teens reading this book. It got romance, death, school bullies. Find out what happen to Natasha in 13 Minutes for self.

Happy Reading!!!

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You’ll Miss When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Book Summary:

Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist—and to convince her music teacher he wants her the way she wants him. Overachiever Tovah awaits her acceptance to Johns Hopkins, the first step on her path toward med school and a career as a surgeon.

But one thing could wreck their carefully planned futures: a genetic test for Huntington’s, a rare degenerative disease that slowly steals control of the body and mind. It’s turned their Israeli mother into a near stranger and fractured the sisters’ own bond in ways they’ll never admit. While Tovah finds comfort in their Jewish religion, Adina rebels against its rules.

When the results come in, one twin tests negative for Huntington’s. The other tests positive.

These opposite outcomes push them farther apart as they wrestle with guilt, betrayal, and the unexpected thrill of first love. How can they repair their relationship, and is it even worth saving?

From debut author Rachel Lynn Solomon comes a luminous, heartbreaking tale of life, death, and the fragile bond between sisters.

My Review:

I normally don’t buy a book based on the cover, but I’m so glad I did this time. This book was so good and it will emotionally wreck you. It is told in both twins, Tovah and Adina point of views. You get to see how they both cope with their mother’s disease. That the disease could be genetic and could be passed down to one of the twins. With the results in with the twins, they grow apart a little more each day and try to deal with everything alone.

After getting the results Adina keeps to herself mostly. She keeps a distance from her family and keeps pushing her sister away more. Tovah is too focused on her friends and getting into her dream school.

With sisters bond, can these twins get together in the end before it’s too late? This book is about a sisterly bond that goes through trial and error. This book seems to be for older teens, lots of sensitive stuff is discussed with hints of romance thrown in. For a new debut author, I enjoyed this book and liked seeing how much having a genetic disease can affect a family.

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Don’t Cosplay With My Heart by Cecil Castellucci

  Book Summary:

 When Edan Kupferman dresses up like her favorite character, Gargantua, she feels tall and powerful. That’s important right now, because her family is a mess, her best friend is gone for the summer, her crush is confusing, and Edan’s feeling small and not sure which end is up. 

When Edan’s cosplaying, she can be angry, loud, and not the good girl everyone thinks she is. And when she’s at conventions, she feels like she’s found her own Team Tomorrow. But when her personal life starts to spiral out of control, Edan has to figure out whether she needs a sidekick, or if she has the strength to be the hero of her own story.


My Review:

This book was an alright read for me. The story was pretty fun for nerds. If you guys into all that comic conventions and cosplay this book might be for you. Edan the main character hides behind a mask to deal with her family problems. She dating an horrible guy and hiding secrets from her best friend. Can Edan cosplay out of an mess she building for herself? This book is for the nerds, romance and fun cosplayers out there. Happy Reading!!

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Book Summary: 

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

My Review:

This book was so good. My first Holly Black ever and love everything about it. Love how it set it the modern world and faerie. Going back between both worlds was pretty neat. Seeing the difference between the two places. Like the character, Jude she is headstrong and just want to fit in. Then there is Cardan a bully who pick on Jude and her sisters all the time. He is the Prince and can get away with it. The book is all about fitting in this world, Faerie and finding your place. It has lots of action, violence, little romance in the book. This book is for new and old fans of Hollow Black. Happy Reading.

Here what the book looks like without the dust cover. 

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(Waiting on Wednesday) Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

I’m so counting down the months until book comes out. The cover is so pretty and enjoy the summary of the book. Also if you preorder the book you get also swag!!

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Book Summary:
 Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…

and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.

Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play.

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(Arc Review) Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman 

Book Summary:

 Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the second novel of the chilling New York Times bestselling series from Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.

Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she cannot do this alone—or even with the help of Scythe Curie and Faraday, she does the unthinkable, and risks being “deadish” so she can communicate with the Thunderhead—the only being on earth wise enough to solve the dire problems of a perfect world. But will it help solve those problems, or simply watch as perfection goes into decline?


My Review: 

Really enjoy this book. It picks up where the first book ended. If you have yet read Scythe the first book, then you don’t have to read this review. I still like Rowan in the book, saw how strong he becomes in this book. Also there an time jump half am year went by since the first book. Citra has become an awesome sythe, setting the bar high with gleaning. Book starts out strong then get boring with backstory history a lot with rules about Sythes and Thunderhead. They can fit a lot onto almost 500 pages. The ending will leaving you wanting more. This book has a lot death, very little romance, and lots of secrets to discover by you. Lucky the book comes out tomorrow. Happy Reading!!

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Before I Let Go Marieke Nikamp

Book Summary:

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return.


Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated―and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town’s lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she’s a stranger.


Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets―chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter…

My Review:

This book was pretty good mystery. The setting was take place in the town of Lost. Lost is a very cold place and treat people who left their become outcasts. That is what happen to Corey, she became an outsider when she left home. When her best friend Kyra dies, she must go back home. The story sets out story strong in the beginning but kinda of slowish a bit in the middle. Wish the ending was a little bit better also.  I felt bad Corey being an outcast to the place she once call home. Then you get nice flashbacks of Kyra and her story. In meantime you try to figure out how she died in first place. With so many secrets in lost, you don’t know who to trust. In mood for a little cold and mystery you might enjoy this book. Happy Reading!!