Sing Sweet Nightingale

Sing Sweet Nightingale (The Dream War Saga #1) by Erica Cameron (2014)
-NetGalley Review-

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YA Fiction | Paranormal Fantasy3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Mariella Teagen hasn’t spoken a word in four years.
She pledged her voice to Orane, the man she loves—someone she only sees in her dreams. Each night, she escapes to Paradise, the world Orane created for her, and she sings for him. Mariella never believed she could stay in Paradise longer than a night, but two weeks before her eighteenth birthday, Orane hints that she may be able to stay forever.

Hudson Vincent made a pledge to never fight again.
Calease, the creature who created his dream world, swore that giving up violence would protect Hudson. But when his vow caused the death of Continue reading

The Young Elites

The Young Elites (Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu (2014)

The Young Elites

YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy | Villain’s Story4.5 starsBlurb:

“I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.  Continue reading

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire (Worldwalker #1) by Josephine Angelini (2014)

Trial by Fire

YA Fiction | Paranormal Fantasy4.5 starsBlurb:

“This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.

Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily’s other self in this alternate universe.  Continue reading

Last Light Falling

Last Light Falling (The Covenant #1) by J.E. Plemons (2014)
-NetGalley Review-

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YA Fiction | Horror-Thriller2.5 StarsBlurb:

“If your fate has already been chosen for you, would you change it?

Fifteen-year-old Arena Power blindly accepts her destiny in a world filled with tragedy, chaos, and a lingering wickedness that will tempt every man’s soul until the last days on Earth.

Set in the United States in the year 2053, America, like most of the world, has undergone catastrophic earthquakes, famine, and an economic collapse, which has rendered the nation hopeless. It has turned to other nations, like Russia and China, to help restore what was once a world power. Unfortunately, the new America has grossly caused civil unrest that will eventually be the precursor to a much bigger war of biblical proportions.  Continue reading

Taxi Brooklyn

Taxi Brooklyn (TV Show, 2014)

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Dramedy | Crime & Police
Rated TV-14
3.5 Stars

Lead Cast: Chyler Leigh (Cat), Jacky Ido (Leo)

Synopsis:Taxi Brooklyn is a French-American action-comedy” police television show. “Caitlin “Cat” Sullivan is an NYPD detective working in Brooklyn. After her driving privileges are suspended, she relies on Leo Romba, a Brooklyn cab driver from France. Leo becomes Cat’s driver and a de facto consultant on her cases. While solving crimes with Leo, Cat is also running her own unauthorized investigation into the death of her father, an NYPD detective thought to have been executed by the Capella crime family. In doing so, she clashes with her boss, Captain Baker, and her ex-husband Gregg, who has picked up the case for the FBI.” -Wikipedia 

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Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector and the Search for Happiness (Movie, 2014)

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Dramedy | Adventure | Life
Rated R
4 Stars

Lead Cast: Simon Pegg (Hector), Rosamund Pike (Clara)

Okay. Okay. Okay yeah. Well I’ve seen this pop up on Netflix but never really got around to watching it because “search for happiness”??? What?? But I watched the trailer and decided that yeah I’m going to watch it. Give it a go.

Synopsis: A psychiatrist named Hector is the ultimate definition of the slang term “square.” His life is a literal flat-line. But it’s fine. But ya know what? Contentment is not the same thing as happiness.  Continue reading

Afterworlds

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (2014)

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YA Fiction | Contemporary | Paranormal

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“Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she’s made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings…  Continue reading

The Calling

The Calling (Endgame #1) by James Frey (2014)

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YA Fiction | Sci-Fi3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Twelve thousand years ago, they came. They descended from the sky amid smoke and fire, and created humanity and gave us rules to live by. They needed gold and they built our earliest civilizations to mine it for them. When they had what they needed, they left. But before they left, they told us someday they would come back, and when they did, a game would be played. A game that would determine our future.

This is Endgame.  Continue reading

Ignite Me

Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi (2014)

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YA Fiction | Paranormal Romance5-starsBlurb:

“The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Continue reading