The DUFF

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger (2010)

the duff

YA Fiction | Contemporary
2.5 StarsBlurb:

“Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. Continue reading

Queen of Shadows

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas (2015)

queen of shadows

YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy
5 starsBlurb:

The Queen has returned.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past… Continue reading

Man in the High Castle

Man in the High Castle (TV Show, 2015- )

man in the high castle new york

Science Fiction | Alternate History
Rated TV-MA

5 stars

Lead Cast: Alexa Davalos (Julianna Crane), Luke Kleintank (Joe Blake), Rufus Sewell (Obergruppenführer John Smith), Joel de la Fuente (Inspector Kido), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Nobusuke Tagomi), Rupert Evans (Frank Frink), DJ Qualis (EdMcCarthy)

Blurb: In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, a young woman discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes. -IMDB  Continue reading

Along Comes a Wolfe

Along Comes a Wolfe (Shepherd & Wolfe Mystery #1) by Angie Counios & David Gane (2015)
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along comes a wolfe

YA Fiction | Mystery
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“The first exciting adventure of Shepherd and Wolfe.

High school student, Sheri Beckman, has disappeared. After a massive search turns up nothing, her boyfriend, Tony Shepherd, joins forces with the wise-ass troublemaker, Charlie Wolfe, to find out what happened.  Continue reading

The Wrath & The Dawn

The Wrath & The Dawn (The Wrath & The Dawn #1) by Renée Ahdieh (2015)

the wrath and the dawn

YA Fiction | Romance | Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.  Continue reading

The Paper Swan

The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar (2015)

the paper swan

Fiction | Contemporary | Romance | Thriller/Suspense | (TV-MA)
5 starsBlurb:

“They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.
They lie.
For 21 days she held on.
But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death.
Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.”
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The Queen of All that Dies

The Queen of All that Dies (The Fallen World #1) by Laura Thalassa (2015)

the queen of all that dies

NA Fiction | Romance | Dystopia | (TV-MA)
4.5 starsBlurb:

“In the future, the world is at war.

For the last decade, King Lazuli of the Eastern Empire has systematically taken over the world. No one knows much about him other than a series of impossible facts: he cannot die, he has not aged since the conflict began, and he wants to rule the world.  Continue reading