Rebel Heart

Rebel Heart (Dust Lands #2) by Moira Young (2012)

rebel heart

YA Fiction | Post-Apocalypse | Western
3 StarsBlurb:

“Saba thought her world would return to normal after they defeated the Tonton and rescued her kidnapped brother Lugh. The family head west for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But a formidable enemy is on the rise. What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants?”
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Falling Kingdoms

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) by Morgan Rhodes (2012)

falling kingdoms

YA Fiction | Fantasy
3 StarsBlurb:

“In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love. Continue reading

Onyx

Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (2012)

Onyx

YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Romance
2 Stars
Blurb:

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. Continue reading

I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent #1) by Barry Lyga (2012)

I Hunt Killers

YA Fiction | Crime Thriller
4 StarsBlurb:

What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad?

Jasper “Jazz” Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.

But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal’s point of view. Continue reading

The Immortal Rules

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa (2012)

the immortal rules

YA Fiction | Paranormal | Dystopia
5 starsBlurb:

To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.  Continue reading

Look Who’s Back

Er ist wieder da (Look Who’s Back) by Timur Vermes; Jamie Bulloch (Translator) (2012)

Look Who's Back

Fiction | Contemporary | Satire
Foreign Film/Not Rated
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed – no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.  Continue reading

The Ghosts of Nagasaki

The Ghosts of Nagasaki by Daniel Clausen (2012)
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the ghosts of nagasaki

Fiction | Magical Realism
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“One night a foreign business analyst in Tokyo sits down in his spacious high rise apartment and begins typing something. The words pour out and exhaust him. He soon realizes that the words appearing on his laptop are memories of his first days in Nagasaki four years ago.

Nagasaki was a place full of spirits, a garrulous Welsh roommate, and a lingering mystery. Continue reading

Between the Lines

Between the Lines (Between the Lines #1) by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer (2012)

between the lines

Teen Fiction | Contemporary/Fantasy Romance

0 Stars DNFDNF
Blurb:

“Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.  Continue reading

The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds (Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken (2012)

The Darkest Minds

YA Fiction | Dystopian | Paranormal
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.  Continue reading